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MYSTERY: Playmakers Theater will open the new year with a play based on Agatha Christie’s debut novel, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles,” from January 22 to February 21. 6. The story begins when an injured Hastings is sent home after World War I to recuperate at his friend’s magnificent Styles Court estate. But when a woman is found dead there, Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate. Tickets are on sale now.

OH, MOM: The Slidell Little Theater will present “Blue”, a play by Charles Randolph-Wright from January 14 to 23. Meet the Clark family, the epitome of Southern success with a rebellious son groomed to become the next great jazz legend. But watch what happens when he brings home a daughter who is not up to her iron-willed mother.

SMILE: The hilarious, terrifying and surreal world of children’s beauty pageants came to life in the “Pageant Play” through January 22 at the Cutting Edge Theater. Pinky Corningfield will do anything to ensure her beloved little Chevrolet takes the crown. Glitz, glamor, kidnapping and tiny false teeth reign supreme on the scene. Avoid fees online by calling (985) 649-3727 or texting (985) 285-6666 for tickets.


THE PLACE : Social Square Dancing for newcomers. Add laughter to life and go dancing on January 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tammany Twirlers Clubhouse, 35386 Home Estate Drive, Slidell. The cost is $ 6 per session. For more information, call Kathy at (985) 640-1735.

MEET NEIGHBORS: On January 20, the Hermadel Estates-Carolyn Park Residents Association will reactivate meetings suspended by COVID-19. The meeting place is Sons of Italy Lodge, 1619 East West Drive (corner of Kaycee Drive) in Slidell. A potluck at 6.30 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. Bring a dish if possible, but no alcohol. Please follow the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 and take whatever precautions you feel are necessary for yourself and be considerate of your neighbor. For more information, call (337) 319-9387.

WOMEN GATHER: Slidell’s Widows Social Club will then meet at 10 a.m. on January 29 at the John Wesley Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 360 Robert Blvd. The speaker will be Brenda Melara with the Senior Medicare Patro to discuss Medicare fraud prevention. All widows are welcome. For more information about the organization or its multiple subgroups of Special Interest Activities, contact Cindy Alberts at (985) 707-7676 or [email protected]

OLD TREES: The Parish of St. Tammany government will accept recycled Christmas trees for swamp restoration until January 28. Bare, unflocked trees can be brought to the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds at 1515 N. Florida St., Covington, or the Old Levee Board property at 61134 Military Road, Slidell, during the day. Trees should be stripped of all decorations – ornaments, lights, garlands, etc. – and the stands must be completely removed to be eligible for the program. Flocked trees cannot be used for restoration.

40/40: The Northshore 40 Under 40 Reception will take place on January 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville. The Northshore Media Group and the St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Chambers of Commerce are teaming up to host this reception in honor of the 2020 and 2021 Forty Under 40 winners, young Northshore professionals who are our future leaders. Admission is free for winners and $ 35 for guests. Registration is required at

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CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP: The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Setup and Awards Luncheon is scheduled from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm on January 20 at The Greystone, 935 Clausel St. in Mandeville. Past board members will be recognized for their dedication and new board members will be introduced. Local Business of the Year will be honored with the Tammany Award; one person will receive the Community Leadership Award; and Chamber Member of the Year, Committee of the Year and Board Member of the Year will be recognized. Admission is $ 60 for members, $ 70 for non-members and $ 650 for a reserved table of eight. Registration is required at

FED WORKERS: The next meeting of Slidell Chapter 1396 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will be on January 14 at 1 p.m. at the Cornelius Community Center, 102 Christian Lane. The speaker will be Chapter Duty Officer Jim Johnson to discuss ways to ensure after death that survivors have the information they need to sort out matters. The Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 am at Fatty’s Seafood Restaurant, 1300 W. Gause Blvd. Contact Elroy Noel at (985) 290-0757 or [email protected] All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome.

BINGO: The Northlake Newcomers Club invites members, guests and visitors to join in playing White Elephant Bingo with prizes and lunch. January 14 at Benedict’s Plantation, 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., in Mandeville. Doors open at 10 a.m. the cost of the lunch is $ 30.00 for members and guests. Everyone is welcome, but reservations are required. Visit

ROYALTIES: The Slidell Newcomers Club will be hosting their 43rd annual Mardi Gras Bal Masque, “A Royal Evening for Royal Ladies”, on January 29 at the Slidell Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m., with catering by NOLA Southern Grill and music by Witness. For more information on tickets, call Balloon Captain Lou Denley at (985) 707-1144.

SYNCHRONIZE IT: Slidell Synch, a squad of synchronized lawn chairs from the North Rim, has opened its ranks to new members and will use its regular Tuesday workouts at 6 p.m. as open house events for adult women interested in joining the group. . Guests can try out some of the routines. Garden chairs provided; wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Walk past the John Wesley Building at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 360 Robert Blvd. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or contact Suzie Hunt at (985) 768-6294 or [email protected]


Slidell Elks Lodge will present its 27th Annual Law and Order Night Program on March 5 starting at 6:30 pm with a panel of law enforcement officials from St. Tammany Parish and surrounding areas. After all participants have spoken, the floor will be open to questions. The Elks will also honor a Deputy, Police Officer, Firefighter, State Soldier and EMT of the Year from St. Tammany Parish. A free meal will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Due to food preparation, RSVPs are a must before February 19. To do this, simply call the lodge at (985) 641-1266.


SLIDELL: January 28 is the deadline for local nonprofits to apply for funds at the Slidell Heritage Festival, which is scheduled for July 2 at Heritage Park this year. The festival is a community celebration of the nation’s birthday and generates funds for charity. Applicants must demonstrate a need and, and those selected must submit a final report validating that funds have been used for the purposes assigned, as well as providing support and volunteers to help make the festival a success. Applications can be downloaded from; for more information contact Sharron Newton at [email protected] The festival is sponsored by the Slidell Foundation, a joint venture of the two Rotary Slidell clubs, the Town of Slidell and | The Times-Picayune.

HOPE: February 28 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline to nominate a community member for one of the seven “Champions for Kids” awards that Hope House will present this year to what it calls “heroes of the world”. daily ”that have an impact on the lives of children and families on the North Shore. While these people do not necessarily need to be residents of the North Shore, their impact should be specific to that community. Applications should be submitted online at, and the winners will be honored at an awards breakfast sponsored by Fleur De Lis Event Center in Mandeville on April 27. Breakfast tickets cost $ 25 and can be purchased at

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