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Our Place Studio Holiday Specials

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Give the gift of health & fitness to your loved ones – small group training, massage, Aerial yoga, fitness classes!

1) Purchase a package of three (1 hour) massages / $175
2) New Member Intro Month Special: 1 month of unlimited small group training + pilates mat & Tai Chi classes, 15-minute mini massage + fitness eval/$65
3) Three Pilates Mat and/or Tai Chi Classes / $30
4) Buy 3 Aerial Yoga classes, get a 4th class for free/ $66*
*for weekly, scheduled adult classes only
5) Build Your Own Gift Certificate: want to mix things up a bit? Drop in and see us – we’ll give you a discount when you purchase three or more trainings/classes/bodywork services. Call us to schedule: 985-875-1182

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Our Place Studio Offers Aerial Yoga For Kids

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Aerial Yoga for Kids (ages 8 – 15) at Our Place! New 6-Week Session begins September 8, 2017
There are two spots available in our Beginner Class, 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Fridays. First class is Friday, September 8.
Aerial Yoga has many of the same benefits as traditional Yoga – whether you’re a kid or a grown-up – such as improving strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness, as well as building confidence and self-esteem. It’s exhilarating, challenging, and fun!

Cost for the basic 6-week session: $90 / limited to 6 students per class. If you would like your child to participate in our Halloween showcase “Nightmare in the Air”, there will be an additional class (dress rehearsal) and then the showcase on Sunday, Oct. 22, in the evening (time, TBA). Cost for that option is $110. Class dates are: Sept. 8, 15, 29, & Oct. 6, 13 & 20. Optional add-on dates to participate in showcase: Oct. 21 dress rehearsal and Oct. 22 Showcase. For more info and/or to sign up your child, please call or text Liz: 985.778.3448
And yes, we offer regular Aerial Yoga classes for adults too.
Visit online at opcovington.com

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Saturday Night Flight At Our Place Studio

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One Saturday each month, Our Place will be hosting a new class: Saturday Night Flight! Aerial Yoga is about fitness and fun, swinging and playing (in the ways that make you sweat), but it’s also a call to creative self-expression through graceful poses and transitions and dance on a silky sling in the air.
Combining elements of Aerial Yoga and Aerial Sling/Hammock, you’ll learn a simple and sweetly fabulous (and definitely a little sassy) choreography. Each month will feature a different theme/song. This month’s theme is “Disco” and our students will be taking flight to the groovy and dance-making sounds of our fave Swedish band, ABBA and “Dancing Queen.” After the dance, there’s a little Bubbly to aid in winding down and, well, because we loooove bubbly 😀 For those who prefer their post-dance enjoyment to be non-alcoholic, please advise, and some lovely, locally brewed kombucha will be available, as well.

July Saturday Night Flight takes place on Saturday July 8, 2017 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: $38/person, Limited to five students, reservations required.
Payment accepted: cash, check or credit card via paypal to yoga_liz@bellsouth.net (Please don’t forget the underscore between ‘yoga’ and ‘liz’!). For paypal, please add an additional $2 to cover paypal’s fee. Thank you!

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Aerial Yoga For Kids at Our Place Studio!

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AERIAL YOGA FOR KIDS (ages 8-15)
New 4-week session kicks off April 29!
Our 2 Intermediate classes are already full, but we have 6 spots available in our Beginner Class, 1-2 pm. First class is Saturday, April 29.

Aerial Yoga has many of the same benefits as traditional Yoga – whether you’re a kid or a grown-up – such as improving strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness, as well as building confidence and self-esteem. It’s exhilarating, challenging, restorative, and fun!
Cost for the 4-week session: $60 / limited to 6 students per class. For more info and/or to sign up your child, please call or text Liz: 985.778.3448
And yes, we offer regular weekly Aerial Yoga classes for adults

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Acro Yoga at Our Place Studio This Sunday

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This two hour workshop will be led by certified Acro Revolution teachers, Rebecca Solomon and Jill Tatarski, from New Orleans.  We are so excited to have these talented ladies share their knowledge with us!  We will explore partner inversions and practice safe spotting techniques.  $35 for individual, $65 for pair/partners.  No need to bring a partner!  Limited to 18 students (9 pairs).  We accept cash, check or charge. You can drop in to the studio to pay, or if you’d like to give us your credit card by phone, we can also go that route:      985.875.1182

Acro Yoga is a physical practice which combines yoga and acrobatics.  AcroYoga may provide physical and mental health benefits.  In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of AcroYoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements can provide stress relief.

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Acro Yoga at Our Place Studio

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What is Acro Yoga?  Acro Yoga is a physical practice which combines yoga and acrobatics.
There are now many schools of AcroYoga.  The original two schools were Acroyoga Montreal and Acroyoga Inc. Acroyoga Montreal was founded by Jessie Goldberg and Eugene Poku in 1999 combining acrobatics, yoga and dance.  Acroyoga Inc., began in San Francisco in 2006, founded by Jason Nemer and Jenny Klein.  This practice blends acrobatics, yoga and healing arts.  Both schools offer teaching certifications, and despite some differences have many similar poses while using gravity to promote strengthening and stretching.
AcroYoga may provide physical and mental health benefits.  In addition to the exercise and strength building aspects of AcroYoga the partner balancing can improve concentration and the massage elements can provide stress relief.  (Thanks, Wiki!)

This two hour workshop will be led by certified Acro Revolution teachers, Rebecca Solomon and Jill Tatarski, from New Orleans.  We are so excited to have these talented ladies share their knowledge with us!
We will explore partner inversions and practice safe spotting techniques.
Sign up by February 1st!  $35 for individual, $65 for pair/partners.
No need to bring a partner!  Limited to 18 students (9 pairs).
We accept cash, check or charge. You can drop in to the studio to pay, or if you’d like to give us your credit card by phone, we can also go that route:      985.875.1182    opcovington.com

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Our Place Studio Intro Month Special

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Small Group Training:  Our Specialty!  Small Group Training is one of the best and most affordable ways to get the most out of your personal exercise program.  You and up to 4 other people train together with one of our professional, experienced Fitness Trainers.  We take into account all aspects of your health and lifestyle and provide you with a broad-spectrum work-out experience aligned with your needs and goals.

You’ll participate in different forms of strength training, diverse cardio activities, yoga and pilates, learn foam rolling and more!  We educate, encourage, coach, and – we hope – inspire.  Health is about lifestyle, not clothing size.  We help provide our clients with the tools to become independently healthy and fit for life!  Intro Month Special includes one month of unlimited Small Group Training and unlimited Tai Chi, Yoga, & Pilates Mat classes, plus a fitness evaluation, for $75.  There is no obligation to join after your intro month is over.    opcovington.com

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Health & Fitness in Downtown Covington

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Covington is home to many outstanding health and fitness facilities, ranging from individualized and specific training to open gym access.  A few of Covington Weekly’s health and fitness experts in the downtown area include Life Somatics, Natural Movement Solutions and Our Place Studio.  The first two services offer training in therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise specific to issues of chronic pain and stiffness, while Our Place offers comprehensive fitness and wellness services ranging the entire bodywork spectrum.  The following list details the holiday specials offered at Our Place Studio this season:

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*Package of (3) one-hour Massages, $180

*Buy a 3-Pack of Aerial Yoga Classes ($66), receive a Special Gift: Unlimited Yoga, Pilates Mat & Tai Chi classes for one month OR 2 Pilates Split Classes.

*For Non -Members Only/ One Month Intro Membership w/ Nutritional Consultation – includes unlimited small group training, Yoga, Tai Chi, & Pilates Mat classes for one month, fitness eval, + a 30-minute nutritional consult with Holistic Nutritionist Laura Warner: $90

*30-minute nutritional consultation session with Holistic Nutritionist Laura Warner: $25

Our Place Studio is located at 338 N. Vermont Street.  Call 985-875-1182 or visit opcovington.com

Body pH is an important factor in critical metabolic processes.  Here is a food chart showing a range of foods from alkaline to acidic:

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Keep It Local!

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Keep It Local in Historic Downtown Covington for unique and personalized gifts this shopping season.  From hand carved figurines at Roy’s Knife & Archery to hand made jewelry at Shop Soul Boutique, a selection of 200 loose teas at The English Tea Room & Eatery or a wall to wall selection of eclectic gifts at Zita’s, Covington is home to a great variety of friendly retailers.
Columbia Street shopping features clothing and shoes for women and children (The Olive Patch, Shouffle, Columbia Street Mercantile), hardware/outdoor gear, art supplies (H.J. Smith & Sons, Roy’s Knife & Archery, Mo’s Art Supply), plus the dining!  Gift certificates are available at most of your favorite restaurants, share the love.
Lee Lane once again presents “Christmas in the Country,” beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing every Saturday through December, featuring shopping, food and fun!  Look for live music, refreshments, sales, and more.  All the shops will be beautifully decorated and aglow with the warmth of the holidays.

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Covington Weekly is thankful for our great advertisers that span retail, professional services, restaurants, clubs and more.  Be sure to visit them this holiday season and support them, because they are the heart of our town.
The English Tea Room & Eatery, Rosemary’s Closet and Brooks’ Bike Shop are a few of our longstanding business partners, don’t miss the Tea Room’s sale, a couple of columns over!  The Green Room and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe consistently bring some of the best live music and entertainment to the downtown area, and Rock N Blues is open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday.  Jewel’s Cigar and Briar is a great stop for conversation and more, now featuring specials on Rocky Patel lighters.

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Many of our local businesses offer Gift Certificates as well. This holiday season, give the gift of pizza by purchasing a Colonna’s Pizzeria Gift Certificate for that pizza lover on your list.  It also makes a good gift for yourself after a long day of shopping!    colonnaspizzeria.com

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Our Place Studio is offering some great holiday specials for those looking to get an early start on their New Year’s Resolutions.

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Zita’s in Covington, and now in Mandeville, will give 10% off purchases with the coupon on the back of the page.  Go paperless!  Bring the picture in on your phone also!

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Meowmaste At Our Place Studio In October

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Our Place Studio is a full service fitness and bodywork studio in historic downtown Covington offering one-on-one training, group training, yoga, aerial yoga, exercise classes, detoxification, massage, seminars and more.  This month, Our Place partners with the St. Tammany Humane Society to present Meowmaste, an opportunity to practice yoga with a feline friend.  To benefit STHS.
Our Place (985)875-1182   opcovington.com
STHS (985)892-7387  sthumane.org

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Benefits of Aerial Yoga For Kids

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by Liz Bragdon, Instructor at Our Place Studio

Aerial Yoga has many of the same benefits as traditional Yoga, whether you’re an adult or a child – such as improving strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness.  In Aerial Yoga, you are practicing with a synthetic “silk” hammock rigged to two points in the ceiling.  The hammock is super-strong, lightly stretchy, doesn’t touch the ground, and, of course, it moves.  So practicing with it generates an entirely different experience of the various poses and movement activities.  It’s a fun, exhilarating challenge that benefits your mind and body in myriad ways.  In Aerial Yoga, you….
Engage Attention and Focus
Improve Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Engage Motor Planning Pathways
Engage Tactile and Proprioceptive Input:  when you grasp, stretch, push, pull, roll, etc. along the hammock you get tactile and proprioceptive input through your entire body.  Skin is our largest sense organ.
“So when you engage in an activity that stimulates your entire body, the receptors in your skin are sending a ton of feedback to your brain, which can be calming or alerting.”
Engage Vestibular System:  you may spin, flip upside down, rock, swing – all motions that engage and benefit the vestibular system.
“Information from the eyes, ears, and vestibular system (balance & movement) combine to give an awareness of yourself in relation to the space around you…All of this information is then filtered through your brain and then your brain provides a response.  This affects your arousal, motor and language responses…
It has been said that Olympic athletes or people who are constantly moving and putting their body or senses through new experiences have the best developed vestibular systems.”
Building Self-Esteem and Confidence – Have Fun!
Additional sources:
Miss Jaime, Occupational Therapist “The Benefits of Aerial Yoga for Children”
Heather Greutman, “How the Vestibular System Affects Your Child’s Behavior”
Our Place Studio  985-875-1182

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The Benefits of Aerial Yoga for Kids

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by Liz Bragdon, Our Place Studio

Aerial Yoga has many of the same benefits as traditional Yoga, whether you’re an adult or a child – such as improving strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and mindfulness. In Aerial Yoga, you are practicing with a synthetic ‘silk’ hammock rigged to two points in the ceiling.  The hammock is super-strong, lightly stretchy, doesn’t touch the ground, and, of course, it moves. So practicing with it generates an entirely different experience of the various poses and movement activities. It’s a fun, exhilarating challenge that benefits your mind and body in myriad ways. In Aerial Yoga you…

Engage Attention and Focus

Improve Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Engage Motor Planning Pathways

Engage Tactile and Proprioceptive Input:  when you grasp, stretch, push, pull, roll, etc. along the hammock you get tactile and proprioceptive input through your entire body. Skin is our largest sense organ. “So when you engage in an activity that stimulates your entire body, the receptors in your skin are sending a ton of feedback to your brain, which can be calming or alerting.”

Engage Vestibular System:  you may spin, flip upside down, rock, swing – all motions that engage & benefit the vestibular system. “Information from the eyes, ears, and vestibular system (balance & movement) combine to give an awareness of yourself in relation to the space around you…All of this information is then filtered through your brain and then your brain provides a response. This affects your arousal, motor and language responses…

It has been said that Olympic athletes or people who are constantly moving and putting their     body or senses through new experiences have the best developed vestibular systems.”

Build Self-Esteem & Confidence

Have Fun!

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Additional Sources: Miss Jaime, Occupational Therapist “The Benefits of Aerial Yoga for Children”

 

“How the Vestibular System Affects Your Child’s Behavior,” Heather Greutman

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Save the Date: Intimate Summer Belly Dance Showcase

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The Intimate Summer Showcase is Saturday, July 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Our Place Studio and features performances by:  Tamalyn Dallal, Morrighan Rakasa (Lady Morrighan), Lindory Dyson, Stef Kemp, Leigh Blanchard, Karla Marie Cochran and her lovelies of Shimmy Shakti, a special Persian Dance performance from participants of Tamalyn’s workshop at Crescent Lotus Dance Studio, Special Guest Emcee and local favorite comedian Iina Ester …. and more!Artists Sara Craig of Metal and Earth Designs and Jessica DeVun Covington’s very own “Crystal Lady” will vend at the show!

985-875-1182     opcovington.com

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Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp for Girls at Our Place Studio

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Our Place StudioFlying Feet! A Movement Arts Mini-Camp for Girls, ages 8-17
 Featuring Yoga, Aerial Yoga, & Belly Dance
 July 13, 15, 20 & 22, all classes 1-4 pm
 Taught by Amanda Monjure & Liz Bragdon
Join us for a fun & intensive mini-camp featuring Yoga, Belly Dance, and Aerial Yoga! We’ll be focusing on mindful, joyful movement exploration and practice. Together, we’ll enjoy building stronger, more flexible bodies, minds, and hearts through the playful and challenging medium of movement arts. Aerial and Belly Dance classes will be organized around learning a choreography that students will share in a Student Showcase for family and friends on July 23rd. Cost of full course: $150 per student
Space is limited. For details and/or to sign up, please call 985.778.3448 (Liz) or 985.373.2938 (Amanda)

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Our Place Studio Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp For Girls

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Sign up for Our Place Studio’s Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp for Girls ages 8 – 17.   The camp runs July 13, 15, 20 and 22, all classes 1 – 4 p.m.  at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont St.  Classes include Yoga, Belly Dance and Aerial Yoga.  Contact Liz Bragdon (985-778-3448) or Amanda Monjure (985-373-2938).  For More Information about Our Place Personal Fitness & Bodywork Studio, visit them online at opcovington.com

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Register Early For Summer Programs at Our Place Studio

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Our Place Studio offers Flying Feet Movement Arts Mini Camp for Girls ages 8 – 17.  Featuring Belly Dance, Aerial Yoga and Traditional Yoga, classes run July 13, July 15, July 20 and July 22.  All classes are 1 – 4 p.m. at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont Street, Covington.

To sign up, call Liz Bragdon at 985-778-3448 or Amanda Monjure at 985-373-2938.

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Summer Classes at Our Place Personal Fitness & Bodywork Studio

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Our Place Studio offers a Summer Movement Arts Mini-Camp featuring Belly Dance, Yoga and Aerial Yoga presented by Liz Bragdon and Amanda Monjure.  The Camp is geared for girls ages 8 -17 and will take place July 13th, 15th, 20th and 22nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon.  To make reservations, call Liz at 985-778-3448 or Amanda at 985-373-2938.  For more information, visit opcovington.com and astoryinmotion.com.

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Benefit for Mackenzie Riley at Our Place Studio Through Friday

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10904779_1461730490_0577_funddescriptionThe raffle to help raise money for Mackenzie Riley has begun! There are 2 ways you can purchase raffle tickets:  come to Our Place Studio in Downtown Covington or donate directly via Mackenzie’s GoFundMe, then text Liz Bragdon at 985.778.3448 with your full name and your donation amount and she’ll fill out/enter your tickets in the raffle for you.  If you do the GoFundMe route, you MUST text in order to have your tickets entered!!! If you win and you are out of state, remember many of these prizes are local services…Raffle duration: 10 days. Raffle tickets = $3 per ticket OR donate $10 or more and you get the same number of tickets as your donation amount (for ex. $10 = 10 tickets, etc.)! Four gift baskets of prizes up for grabs, full of goodies donated by generous souls & local businesses. Basket #1 includes: from Our Place Studio * Downtown Covington (tote bag, water bottle, 1 Pilates Split Class, 1 Aerial Yoga class, 3 OP Aromatherapy Spritzers and a mini mani OR pedi), from Shop Soul Boutique (Jaeci necklace) (value $130); Basket #2 includes: from Northshore Belly Dance ($50 gift cert towards lessons), from Soul’s Journey herbal, massage & bodywork (30 minute massage, detox tea and muscle rub), from Our Place (Tanya Dischler notecards), from Shop Soul Boutique (Jaeci necklace) (value $150); Basket 3 includes: brass petal earrings from Metal and Earth Designs, CBD oil & $25 gift certificate from Wildcrafter, and a set of Tanya Dischler notecards (value $100); and Basket 4 includes 3 stone bead and charm bracelets from April Star Davis Jewelry, a gorgeous lux wrap and 3 Pre de Provence soap/hand cream gift sets from The French Mix by Jennifer DiCerbo (value $200).  Through Friday –
Amazing prizes and chance to do something wonderful for a wonderful young woman, who needs our help!

 

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Enjoy Mother’s Day with Mom at Our Place Studio

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IMG_5132 (2)Our Place Studio put together a Mother’s Day package for two that includes a thirty minute massage for both, a thirty minute private Aerial Yoga class or private Pilates class, bubbly and bon bons.  You’ll both receive a goodie bag with a beautiful, handmade bracelet by local artist Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs, an uplifting Our Place Aromatherapy spritzer, plus special treats from Shop Soul Boutique, North Shore Belly Dance and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.
The Mother’s Day Special takes place at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont Street on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.  Reservations are required as space is limited.  Call 985-875-1182 to hold your place.  Learn more about Our Place at opcovington.com.

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Mother’s Day Special at Our Place Studio

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IMG_5132 (2)Our Place Studio put together a Mother’s Day package for two that includes a thirty minute massage for both, a thirty minute private Aerial Yoga class or private Pilates class, bubbly and bon bons.  You’ll both receive a goodie bag with a beautiful, handmade bracelet by local artist Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs, an uplifting Our Place Aromatherapy spritzer, plus special treats from Shop Soul Boutique, North Shore Belly Dance and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.

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The Mother’s Day Special takes place at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont Street on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.  Reservations are required as space is limited.  Call 985-875-1182 to hold your place.  Learn more at opcovington.com.

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