Happening This Week In Covington

Here are just a few of the events happening this weekend in downtown Covington: Troubadours Songwriter Night takes place at the Covington Brewhouse on Thursday, June 15, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.   Down Dogs& Drafts (free Yoga) before the music starts! Sunset at the Landing, brought to you by the City of Covington, Heritage Bank of St. Tammany and the Covington Farmer's Market, is a free concert at the Columbia Street Landing on Friday, June 16, from 6 – 9 pm. Bring a picnic, or order something to go from your favorite spot. This month's concert features The Necessary Gentlemen and Wake of the Dead. Navonathon takes place at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe to raise money for Navon Crandle's medical expenses following a recent traffic accident. Event begins at 5 p.m. and the party doesn't end until 2 a.m.! Featuring free food, live music, raffle, auction & more, $10 at the door. Friends of the Library Book Sale The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany building at Hadden Hall holds over 30,000 gently used, donated books that are sorted into fiction and a wide variety of non-fiction categories such as: Cookbooks, Nature, History, Gardening, Biography, Computers and more.  You will find vinyl records, CD’s, DVD’s, Audio Books, Large Print, Puzzles, etc. and there is an entire room filled with children’s books! It's a lot to explore! All proceeds from the sale benefit the Library branches of West St. Tammany. Prices range from $.25 to $1.00. The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany is an all volunteer, non-profit organization whose proceeds support the St. Tammany Parish Library. Book Sales are held once a month on the third Friday and Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. At Hadden Hall, 106 South Jahnke Avenue. June's Book Sale takes place this Friday and Saturday, June 16 & 17. Cash or check only, for questions or more information, Email: friendsofweststtammany@gmail.com Brooks' Bike Shop Hosts Friday Night Ride Brooks' Bike Shop hosts a Night Ride this Friday, June 16, 2017. All interested parties report to Brooks' Bike Shop at 7 p.m. The ride is in preparation for the Louisiana Bicycle Festival this weekend in Abita Springs. Brooks' Bike Shop is the World Headquarters to the Covington Bicycle Club, a local group for bicycle enthusiasts. Activities include bicycle riding, and bicycle related functions. Covington Farmer's Market Twice A Week The Covington Farmer's Market is held every Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead, featuring fresh produce and prepared foods. Live music on the trailhead stage with Farmer's Market players. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Covington Farmer's Market is also held Saturday at the Covington Police Department (600 Block of Columbia Street), featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, a food demo and live music. 8 a.m. to 12 noon. This Saturday, June 17th, features a food demo by Rob's Rockin' Dogs and the music of The Lucky Dogs beginning at 9:30 a.m. UFO Encounters at the St. Tammany Parish Library Saturday, June 17 From 1 - 2:30 p.m. Happy Father's Day! Sunday, June 18 First Day of Summer is Wednesday, June 21 The 2017 Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is at 11:24 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 (Central Time). The Summer Solstice marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day. Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). wikipedia According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, solstice is from the Latin solstitium, with sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), referring to the sun appearing to stop at this time. The Summer Solstice ranges in date from June 20 – 22 in part because of the difference between the Gregorian calendar system, which normally has 365 days, and the tropical year, which has approximately 365.242199 days.