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Laura

When: March 15 – 31, 2019
Every Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Every Sunday at 2pm

Where: Playmakers Inc
19106 Playmakers Rd
Covington, LA 70435

What: $20 Adults, $10 Students.

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Come enjoy a parade and a toast at City Hall in Olde Towne Slidell.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 10, 2019
1pm

Where: Olde Towne Slidell
Slidell, LA 70458

What: Free event.

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Come remember a special loved one at this special event in Slidell.

Butterfly Release

When: March 10, 2019
2pm – 4pm

Where: Camp Salmen Nature Park
35122 Parish Pkwy
Slidell, LA 70460

What: Free

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Enjoy a delicious gourmet brunch, specialty wines and champagnes in Slidell.

Bubbly On The Bayou

When: March 10, 2019
11am – 2pm

Where: Patton’s Salmen-Fritchie House
3196 Terrace Ave.
Slidell, LA 70458

What: $65 per person in advance; $75 each at the door

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Come enjoy the spring flowers and plants in Mandeville.

23rd Backyard Gardens Tea & Canoe Paddle

When: March 10, 2019
2pm – 6pm

Where: Northlake Nature Center
23135 Hwy 190 East
Mandeville, LA 70470

What: $30 for each activity

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It is reported that there are over 24,000 St. Tammany residents that are in need of food. These hungry individuals now have a place to go for help called the Mission Pantry.

Started by The New Orleans Mission, The Mission Pantry is the origination’s latest accomplishment. Founded in 1989, The New Orleans Mission has been serving the New Orleans area for three decades. It has helped residents who are struggling with homelessness, addiction, abuse or lack of food.

The Mission Pantry is located in Lacombe on the site of the New Orleans Mission’s Giving Hope Retreat at 31294 U.S. 190. The Giving Hope retreat is a 58-acre campus where programs are provided to help aide the homeless population. It offers housing to 80 men who are going through a year-long recovery program.

Walmart donated a $75,000 grant to The Mission Pantry which was used to purchase a refrigerated truck. The truck is used to pick up food from neighboring retailers in the North Shore area.

“With the help of our incredible community partners, we hope to get farmers, grocers and other food purveyors to support the program as we attempt to eradicate food insecurity in St. Tammany Parish,” Mission Pantry Program Director John Proctor said in a news release.

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St. Tammany parish is a great place to live and its popularity has shown through the booming housing market. One negative aspect of the growth in the parish is the decline in the beautiful trees the area is known for. St. Tammany parish is the home of oaks, pines and cypress that give the area a canopied greens-cape. St. Tammany parish government has created the Tree Bank program and Adopt-A-Pond program to help with this problem by preserving the tree canopy, enhancing the water quality improvements, increasing flood mitigation and creating Eco-corridors along with wildlife habitat in St. Tammany parish.

“Water quality, flood prevention and preservation of our natural resources, are top priorities in St. Tammany, and we are able to address them all, in varying degrees, through these programs — the Adopt-A-Pond Program and the Tree Bank. This is another example of forward-thinking ideas put into practice, with wide-ranging results,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “We also have the benefit of teaching our young people about their own environment and how all of these elements work hand-in-hand to give us our wonderful, natural surroundings, and what they can do in the future to protect our community.”

Funding for the program is fueled by the parish Tree Bank. The Tree Bank is financed by fees that the developers incur when removing trees off land in St. Tammany. Agency partners which include NOAA SeaGrant Program, the LSU AgCenter Youth Wetlands Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Sunbelt Innovative Plastics, and are in the Adopt-A-Pond program, also help with monetary needs.

Along with the parish government, the St. Tammany School District has taken the initiative to help reach the goal of planting 30,000 new trees in the parish by year’s end. Boyet Junior High has already planted 325 trees at Meadowlake Pond in Slidell. The Adopt-A-Pond program will allow STEM students from St. Tammany high schools and junior high schools to plant trees along the banks of six ponds around St. Tammany. The school district plans to plant 2,300 trees this month alone.

“I’m excited that these community partnerships are allowing our students the opportunity to participate in hands-on science projects while also improving the environment of St. Tammany Parish,” said St. Tammany School System Superintendent Trey Folse. “These are real life lessons that students will be able to use far beyond the walls of their classrooms.”

Along with the 325 trees along the pond’s banks, 75 young Live Oaks have been planted along Oak Harbor Blvd. in Slidell. So far in 2019, over 400 trees of 13 species have been planted in the community.

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Free live performances in Mandeville.

Spring Concert Series

When: March 9, 2019
6:30pm

Where: Dew Drop Jazz & Social Hall
430 Lamarque Street
Mandeville, LA 70448

What: $10 Adults, students and children free, at the door (no advance sales) Click Here for More Information.

The Unexpected Guest is onstage live in Mandeville.

30 By Ninety Theatre Presents The Unexpected Guest

When: March 9 – 24, 2019
Friday & Saturday 8PM
Sunday 2:30PM

Where: 30 By Ninety Theatre
880 Lafayette St
Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

What: Contact Margaret Mashburn at 30byninety@gmail.com or Click Here for More Information.

John “Spud” McConnell is a radio and T.V. Personality in New Orleans.

Northshore Gumbo Cook-Off

When: March 9, 2019
11am

Where: Slidell Little Theatre
2024 Nellie Dr.
Slidell, LA 70458

What: $10 per person for all-you-can-eat gumbo, children 9 and under, free.

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