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Flag Etiquette at St. Tammany Parish Library

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Members of the American Legion Post 16 will present a brief history of the American Flag and demonstrate how to fold and care for the flag.  Scouts and other groups are welcome in addition to the general public.  Find out about more great community events at sttammanylibrary.org.

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This Week in Historic Downtown Covington

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Covington Farmer’s Market:  The Farmer’s Market takes place Wednesdays at the Covington Trailhead (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Saturdays at the 600 Block of Columbia Street (8 a.m. – Noon).


Rockin’ the Rails:  The City of Covington presents Luther Kent (of Trick Bag fame) for Thursday’s Rockin’ the Rails concert.   Rockin’ the Rails is a free concert series brought to you by the City and generous sponsors, taking place in the glorious months of October and April.  Beverages and food are available at the concert at reasonable prices, and the show begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.


Sunset at the Landing:  This month’s free concert features Amedee Frederick and Big Daddy-O, plus Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Show, “Fire & Water”.  Brought to you by the City of Covington, The Covington Farmer’s Market and Heritage Bank of St. Tammany.  The Landing is located at the end of Columbia St. at the Bogue Falaya River.  Friday, April 21, 6 – 9 p.m.


Quack A Falaya Meets Roux Ga Roux:  The Covington Rotary Club and Bogue Falaya Fitness team up to bring you the Roux Ga Roux Warrior Race (race begins at 7:30 a.m.) and the Quack A Falaya Rubber Duck Race (race begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at The Chimes) for a day of family, community, health, recreation and clean water on the Northshore.  Saturday, April 22.


Covington Antiques & Uniques Festival:  Centering around the Covington Trailhead, this festival features antiques, vintage collectibles and crafts, architectural salvage, a live auction, appraisals, historic walking tours, demos, food, music and more!  Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Adventures With Virga:  The St. Tammany Art Association presents an exploration of Inga Clough Fullerman’s exhibit “I should have named her Virga” through yoga, creative movement and storytelling.  For children and their grown ups, ages 4 and up.   Saturday, April 22nd from 11 a.m. – noon at the Art Association, reservations necessary.


Spring Garden Fest:  brought to you by Louisiana and St. Tammany Master Gardener & the LSU Ag Center, in partnership with St. Tammany Library.   Featuring topics of vegetable gardening and  flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Covington branch, Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cooking Demo by Del Porto Ristorante.  See the back for event flyers and nightlife in downtown.

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Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with Keep Covington Beautiful at Paper Shredding Day!  The event takes place in the parking lot behind City Hall (new location!) from 9 a.m. to noon.
Experience secure document shredding at no charge for up to three boxes of paper documents per person.  Acceptable materials include office paper, sticky notes, index cards, carbon/ncr paper and computer binders.  No need to remove staples, paper clips, clasps or rubber bands.

keepcovingtonbeautiful.org       985-867-3652

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Recreational District 10 Meeting At Library Wednesday March 19th

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Update On Proposal Meetings From Councilman Lee Alexis

There are two meetings currently scheduled to discuss the formation of Recreation District 10.  Plans for the proposed millage are out, and they include possible additions such as a skate board park and sand volleyball, among other sports and activities.  Please attend one or both of the meetings to voice your opinion on Recreation District 10.  The first of the two meetings will be Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Tammany Parish Library on W. 21st Ave.  The second meeting will be held on Monday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 222 Kirkland St.

What Is The Recreation District 10 Proposal?

Voters in the RD10 district will be asked to approve new property taxes on a May ballot to allow for the formation of a new recreation district; previous proposals by RD10 have been defeated three times.  According to Covington resident Wayne Scheyd via Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (www.ccstp.org), there are some issues to be addressed from previous public meetings:  1. The proposal requires that the City of Covington give away a bought and paid for multi million dollar facility.  2.  The RD10 proposal levies a new tax in addition to what is currently dedicated to recreation.  3.  Residents of Covington will bear over half of the financial burden with less than 1/3 representation on the board.  4.  The RD10 will also impose additional usage fees.  According to the 2014 City of Covington budget, the Covington Recreation Department has a budget of roughly $535,000/year that the City hopes to reduce or eliminate with the transition to RD10.

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Summer Events at St. Tammany Parish Library, Covington Branch

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School is out, summer is almost here, and the St. Tammany Parish Library has children’s events lined up throughout the summer break.  Every Tuesday starting May 28th will feature “Summer Reading: Special Guests”.  This event is for children ages 5-11 from 1:30 to 2:20 pm.  A second presentation will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 3:50 pm. Wednesday’s starting May 29th is Storytime.  This event features books, stories, rhymes and activities for young children ages 2-5 and their grownups, at 10:30 to 11:00 am. Every Thursday is a teen event  with the Teen Summer Reading Program “Beneath the Surface”. Monday’s starting June 3rd will be Summer Reading: Story Craft for Ages 5 & Up from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This event features stories, books, poetry, songs and a theme along with a craft. Check their website for more info and other fun events!

www.sttammanylibrary.lib.la.us/home_flash.html

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St. Tammany Parish Library Presents ‘Growing Fall Vegetables: Cooler Temps and Extended Harvests’ with Dr. Gerard Ballanco

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The Covington Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library Presents ‘Growing Fall Vegetables: Cooler Temps and Extended Harvests’ with Dr. Gerard Ballanco.  Take your mind off the heat and humidity by signing up for  this program.  Attendees will learn how to prepare their vegetable gardens to produce a plentiful fall harvest throughout the growing season.  Dr. Gerard Ballanco is a retired pediatrician from New Orleans.  He is a Master Gardener living in Folsom, and he shares his knowledge and experience with the community in this presentation.   The event is free and open to the public, and registration is required.  The presentation is Thursday, August 2, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Covington Branch.  Seating limited to adults.  To register, call 985-893-6280, or visit the St. Tammany Parish Library Website.