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C4 Explosion Saturday, May 22nd

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Get ready for door prizes, action figures and 100’s of comics at the next C4 Explosion on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Firehouse Event Center in Covington. This event is free and open to the public. Meet up with other collectors and be a part of the growing community.

Find C4 Explosion on Facebook and join the conversation!

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Covington Antiques & Uniques Festival This Weekend

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The Covington Heritage Foundation will host the 7th Annual Covington Antiques and Uniques Festival, April 17-18, 2021, at the Covington Trailhead at 419 N. New Hampshire Street in Covington.
The two-day, juried, free event will showcase more than 50 vendors displaying an eclectic mix of antique furnishings, period collectibles, architectural salvage, and vintage-inspired fine arts and crafts as well as food and live music throughout the weekend.
An added feature to the festival will be the St. Tammany Art Association’s Art Market. Fine art, jewelry, photography, paintings, woodworking, fiber art, pottery and more will be displayed.


The Covington Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve the city’s culture, character and community. The festival is coordinated with the support of the City’s Department of Cultural Arts and Events. Department Director Aimee Faucheux said as the festival grows and evolves each year, the goal remains the same – to offer a first-class juried event that reflects the unique charm and history of Covington.
“We are thrilled we are able to have the festival this year,” said Faucheux. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy a good time.”
The festival will be following the 6 ft physical distancing and face mask mandate as required by our Governor at the time of the event.
Festival hours are 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (985) 892-1873 or log onto covingtonheritagefoundation.com.

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Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead

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Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead takes place Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10 a.m. til 12 noon at the Covington Trailhead, located at 419 N. New Hampshire St. Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead features Red Barn Farm Animals mobile petting zoo, an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Kiwanis Youth Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, call 985-892-1873. E-mail the City of Covington at GottaLuvCov@covla.com.

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Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead

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Lakeshore Church invites you to an Easter Egg Hunt on March 27, 2021 at Reverend Peter Atkins Park (701 N. Tyler St.) in Covington from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. An Egg Hunt for ages 5 & under begins at 3 p.m. and an Egg Hunt for ages 6 – 12 begins at 4 p.m. This free community event is sponsored by Lakeshore Church and will include games, food, face painting and more!

Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead takes place on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10 a.m. til 12 noon. Featuring Red Barn Farm Animals, and Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Kiwanis Youth Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m. Located at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street in Historic Downtown Covington.

Find out more about the city of Covington’s upcoming events at the city’s website, covla.com

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Sunset at the Landing Kicks Off at the Trailhead on Friday

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The Sunset at the Landing Free Concert Series kicks off the 2021 season this Friday March 19th from 6 – 9 p.m. This month’s concert will be at the Covington Trailhead, featuring Anne Hibbs & Chris Talley from 6 – 7 pm, and the Potters Wheel from 7:15 – 9 pm.

Sunset at the Landing is brought to you by the City of Covington, Heritage Bank of St. Tammany and the Landing Concert Series. Admission is free, the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Social distancing and masks as per governor mandate are required.

For more information call 985-892-1873 or visit the Sunset Concert Series Facebook page.

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STAA Schedules ‘Spring for Art’ For April 10, Opening to Feature New Works by Paulo Dufour

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From the St. Tammany Art Association:

The St. Tammany Art Association’s annual “Spring for Art” festival is set for Saturday, April 10 and will feature the new work of nationally-known local artist Paulo Dufour.

The event, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. will be somewhat restricted by Covid guidelines, but will mark a “reimagining” of the STAA “Art House” and its place in the cultural and economic life of Covington and St. Tammany.

Dufour’s creations, which span an array of blown and sculpted glass pieces, paintings and sculpture, represent the metaphysical and inform the emergence of STAA from the impact of the Covid pandemic.

“Spring for Art” will feature coordinated openings and events across downtown Covington, again with some restrictions, but it will signal the muted resumption of the city’s pre-Covid life, said Cathy Deano, newly elected president of STAA.

“We are reimagining the association in a way that will incorporate all of the arts, such as theater and poetry, for example, and be more of a community center for art that will engage more young people,” said Deano, also co-founder of Mandeville-based Painting With A Twist, which has 300 franchise units in 39 states. Deano was previously STAA president from 2006-2009.

STAA’s future also involves the association’s new executive director, Suzanne Freret, formerly Assistant Director of Advancement at Christ Episcopal School. Deano and Freret join STAA along with several new board members, Keith Villere, Cindy Petry and John Botsford. Elizabeth Stokes, Phoebe Whealdon and Lewis Dennis round out the list of directors.

Freret echoes the sentiment of Deano, “I envision a thriving organization, rich with community engagement, and offering conventional and unconventional events that will appeal to all ages,” said Freret. STAA artists and community membership will grow in the months and years ahead as STAA branches out in the community, said Freret, whose background includes significant experience in finance.

Dufour’s roots in the rich soil of south Louisiana run deep, from present-day Covington, to Baton Rouge, where he grew up as a son of Paul Dufour, an internationally known glass artist and professor at Louisiana State University.

The title of his show is “Mental Universes and the Obscurations of Light.” Dufour says the amorphous and sensuous work conjures up images ranging from the earthy colors of landscapes to primal skin vessels, suggesting the struggle of the human condition where real conflict and myth evolve.

The works give voice to the ongoing process of knowing oneself through exploring daily life, a process requiring each person to be open and aware of inner impressions that honor memories, dreams, and the synchronicity of life, said Dufour. Dufour has exhibited all over the United States from Seattle to Los Angeles and is in significant collections from Spain to Tennessee.

Dufour retired in 2016 from the St. Tammany Parish Talented Art Program where he taught in the public school system for 28 years.

STAA will schedule a question and answer session for patrons and Dufour and soon announce the date and time.

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N Columbia Street in historic downtown Covington. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. www.sttammany.art

Current Exhibit Closing Next Weekend:

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Sign Up Today for Zumba w/ the Mayor this Sunday

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Registration is open for Zumba with the Mayor, an up-beat and interactive multi-generational exercise dance class. This free class is open to all levels of experience and abilities – it’s about moving and having fun.

The City of Covington Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles teams up with Oschner and St. Tammany Health Systems to bring together five local instructors from the YMCA, Star Fitness, Bogue Falaya Fitness, Mandeville Sports Complex, Pelican Athletic Club and Francos. Five instructors, 90 minutes of cardio, core, and fun!

This event is free and open to the public. Due to COVID, attendance is limited. Click here to register for this event.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles on their Facebook page here.

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Underpainting & Layers: Free Pastel Demo at St. Tammany Art Association

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The St. Tammany Art Association hosts a free demo this Saturday, January 23, with local artist Dawn Koetting. “Underpainting and Layers”, a demonstration exploring pastel techniques, is in conjunction with their current exhibit the Degas Pastel Society 18th Biennial National Exhibition. This exhibit is on display at the STAA Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia Street, through January 30th, 2021.

Due to attendance restrictions, space is limited for this free demo. Please click the link below to register for this event.

From St. Tammany Art Association:

Underpainting and Layers In Pastel with Dawn Koetting

Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, January 23, 2021

The demonstration will center around the different types of underpaintings used in pastel and how they visually affect the finished piece. Watercolor, pastel with mineral spirits, and pan pastel on a warm, neutral toned paper will be featured.

Dawn Koetting began painting in pastel 14 years ago. A recently retired veterinarian, she has enjoyed this time to continue pursuing her passion in pastel, taking a wide variety of workshops from nationally acclaimed artists. Her works have been exhibited at the National Arts Club in NYC and in the IAPS ( International Association of Pastel Societies ) biennial convention show, as well as at the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, OH and the Lulu and Paul Hilliard Museum of Art in Lafayette, LA. She holds signature membership in the Degas Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of America.

“My art centers around bringing into view the simple beauty that surrounds us. Hectic, hurried lifestyles have people rushing past scenes and objects that have a certain beauty if one just takes the time to look. I enjoy painting the landscape en plein air ( on location) and am especially drawn to the patterns and colors of the agrarian landscape, the majestic live oaks, and the waterways meandering across our area. The repeating oval patterns of rusty tire rims and water lily leaves also seem to hold a special attraction and are seen in multiple works. Pastel is my main medium due to its direct application of almost pure pigment. My technique combines drawing and painting, layer upon layer, allowing the texture of the surface and that of the strokes of pigment to show through. I utilize different techniques of underpainting depending on subject and circumstance.”

Spaces are limited! Register for this demo here: www.sttammany.art/dawn-koetting

About STAA

The mission of the St. Tammany Art Association is to provide quality programming and cultural enrichment to the community, to support established artists, promote emerging artists, and produce educational arts related activities for adults and children and in doing so enhance life in St. Tammany Parish.

Learn how you can get involved today! www.sttammany.art

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City of Covington Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Rev. Peter Atkins Park

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Join the City of Covington on Monday, January 18th at Rev. Peter Atkins Park to celebrate MLK Day 2021! Festivities are from 12 – 4 pm and include MLK program and art display, games, light refreshments, poster and essay contest, and more!

Social distancing and masks are required as per Governor’s mandate.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

According to Wikipedia

Martin Luther King Jr Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr,[1] and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King’s birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21.

King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

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Two Free Pastel Demonstrations at St. Tammany Art Association this Saturday

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The St. Tammany Art Association hosts two free demos this Saturday in conjunction with their current exhibit, the Degas Pastel Society 18th Biennial National Exhibition. This exhibit is on display at the STAA Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia Street, through January 30th, 2021.

Due to attendance restrictions, space is limited for these free demos. Click the links to register for the events.

From St. Tammany Art Association:

FREE Still Life Demonstration with Darlene Johnson

Spaces are limited, register and save your place today!

Saturday, 10 am – Noon, January 9, 2021

“I am a pastelist and consider myself as a colorist. Color really excites me. It is what drives my selection of subjects. It pulls me into a landscape en plein aire or into a set up in my studio.

“Still life is my passion. Finding beauty in everyday mundane objects, seeing the different shapes, textures, capturing the lights and shadows; all of these are what excites me to paint.

“I feel that I am recording the beauty I see and by the same token I hope the observer sees the same beauty.”

Darlene Johnson

Darlene is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Degas Pastel Society, and serves as Vice President. She has been the recipient of a five week residency in Dinan, France and Basin, Montana, and included in 3 Person Exhibit at the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, Louisiana. She has studied with National and International Pastel Masters. Her work is in private collections in the USA and Europe.

Spaces are limited! Register for this demo here: www.sttammany.art/darlene-johnson-demo

FREE DEMO: Painting Louisiana Marshscapes with Glinda Schafer

Spaces are limited, register and save your place today!

Saturday, 2-4 pm, January 9, 2021

Glinda’s demo will showcase the use of Pan Pastels, a different type of soft pastels in a cake-like form. They are applied with rubber applicators and are applied as if using a brush.

“I use them mostly as an underpainting in my marshscapes and sunsets, although they can easily be used as a finished painting.

“I have enjoyed painting and drawing since I was a child. After seizing the opportunity to attend art classes as an adult, I have been exploring and learning ever since. My first choice of subjects is usually landscapes. The Louisiana marshlands have been a major source of inspiration. I never tire of attempting to capture the nuances of light and shadow with a glimpse of wildlife lurking.”

Glinda Schafer

Glinda Schafer is a representation artist working primarily with soft pastels. The majority of her work is landscapes in which she seeks to combine harmony with an underlying edge of the excitement that is always present in nature. She believes there is beauty in the most ordinary of landscapes and tries to capture the light and mood while delivering to the viewer a kind of peacefulness.

She is a charter member and board member of the Degas Pastel Society, a signature member of DPS, New Orleans Art Association, and a Juried Associate member of the Pastel Society of America. She has won many local and national awards and is in the permanent collections of corporate and private collectors globally.

Spaces are limited, register and save your place today here: www.sttammany.art/glinda-schafer-demo

The mission of the St. Tammany Art Association is to provide quality programming and cultural enrichment to the community, to support established artists, promote emerging artists, and produce educational arts related activities for adults and children and in doing so enhance life in St. Tammany Parish. Learn more about STAA here: www.sttammany.art

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Chillin’ at the River with Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours this Saturday

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Come out to one last concert of the year at the Bogue Falaya Park! The day after Christmas, Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours will perform for a free live concert on the river.

On Saturday December 26th, the City of Covington presents Grammy nominated Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours at the Bogue Falaya Park from 4 – 6:30 pm. A continuation of the Chillin’ at the River concert series, guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics as food and beverages will not be provided. Masks are required, sanitation and social distancing circles will be available.

These concerts are put on to provide safe, family friendly entertainment with social distancing in mind. Enjoy the scenic sprawling landscape of our beautiful park while listening to local live music. Afterwards, take a stroll around downtown Covington and visit the many unique shops and fine dining restaurants.

Read more about the Cajun Troubadours here:

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Sign Up for Zumba with the Mayor December 27th

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Registration is open for Zumba with the Mayor, an up-beat and interactive multi-generational exercise dance class. This free class is open to all levels of experience and abilities – it’s about moving and having fun. Join Mayor Mark Johnson and burn off those extra holiday calories!

The City of Covington Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles teams up with Oschner and St. Tammany Health Systems to bring together five local instructors from the YMCA, Star Fitness, Bogue Falaya Fitness, Mandeville Sports Complex, Pelican Athletic Club and Francos. Five instructors, 90 minutes of cardio, core, and fun!

This event is free and open to the public. Due to COVID, attendance is limited. Click here to register for this event.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles on their Facebook page here.

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Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours – Chillin’ at the River Dec 26

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from the Cajun Troubadours‘ website

On Saturday December 26th, the City of Covington presents Grammy nominated Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours at the Bogue Falaya Park. This free concert will be from 4 – 6:30 pm. A continuation of the Chillin’ at the River concert series, guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics as food and beverages will not be provided. Masks are required, sanitation and social distancing circles will be available.

These concerts are put on to provide safe, family friendly entertainment with social distancing in mind. Enjoy the scenic sprawling landscape of our beautiful park while listening to local live music. Afterwards, take a stroll around downtown Covington and visit the many unique shops and fine dining restaurants.

About Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours

From the Cajun Troubadours‘ website: “Cameron, the seven-time Cajun accordion contest winner, has now established himself as a favorite among many Cajun music fans in Louisiana. He has now recorded on three CDs; the most recent being “The Mid-City Aces” featuring Michael Dupuy and Gina Forsyth and the brand new “Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours” self titled album.
“In November of 2020, the band’s debut self-titled album, “Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Regional Roots Music Album.”

“Twas the night after Christmas
And no cookies were left.
Cajun music filled the air
as we did the two-step!”
– Mayor Mark Johnson

Sign up for Mayor Mark’s emails at www.covla.com

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Covington Porch Fest – Free Live Music this Saturday

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On Saturday December 12th from 2 – 5 pm, come on out to the Covington Porch Fest, featuring live music by local artists at various locations around downtown Covington. Bring your chairs and picnic blankets for this free event presented by the Covington Business Association, benefiting the Northshore Food Bank!

Covington Porch Fest December 12th Lineup:

211 W. 25th Avenue
415 W. 26th Avenue
626 N. Jackson Street
406 W. 23rd Avenue
227 W. 23rd Avenue

Bruce Daigrepont
Pontchartrain Shakers
Dirty Rain Revelers
Jeff Cryer Band
Big Al and the Heavyweights

You can find maps to each of these locations at www.covingtonporchfest.com/porch-locations

Covington Porch Fest was started this year to provide an outlet for musicians and locals during the pandemic. If you can, please consider supporting a local musician by buying their art or merchandise. Our culture relies heavily on the local artists in our community. Lets show them some love!

Learn more about Porch Fest on their website, and follow them on Facebook for updates!

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Benny Grunch & the Bunch with Candlelight Caroling at the Covington Trailhead

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Come join in the holiday spirit with candlelight caroling at the Covington Trailhead on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. Featuring Benny Grunch and the Bunch performing our favorite festive tunes, this event is free and open to the public.

From the Benny Grunch & the Bunch website: “Not since Mr. Bingle has the Crescent City known the likes of such a Christmas icon! Benny’s musicianship underlines all of his endeavors. Forty years in show business has afforded Benny the distinction of being New Orleans’ “King of Christmas.” “

The Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street in downtown Covington. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating at the open-air pavilion, and a picnic, too, as food and drinks will not be available for purchase due to Covid-19 restrictions. Likewise, masking and social distancing is expected, and hand sanitizing stations will be available.

For more information, visit www.covla.com.

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Register for Coffee with Mayor Mark Tuesday December 8th

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City of Covington Mayor Mark Johnson invites you to join him for A Morning of Coffee & Conversation at the Bogue Falaya Hall Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, from 9 am – 10 am.

Mayor Mark continues this tradition of informal meet-and-greet with the public to give updates and talk about recent news in town. He may even share a historical anecdote. Coffee and other refreshments are provided by Campbell’s Coffee.

Because of social distancing measures seating is limited – please register in advance at bontempstix.com/events/morningwithmayormark if you would like to attend. This is a free event.

Visit covla.com and sign up for Mayor Mark’s emails for more updates.

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Three Rivers Art Festival Goes Virtual This Saturday

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From the Covington Business Associationwww.gocovington.org

Three Rivers 2020 Poster Art by Gretchen Armbruster

The 24th annual Covington Three Rivers Art Festival, one of the largest juried art festivals in the Southeast region, will look a little different this year. Instead of a traditional festival in Downtown Covington, the event will be held virtually on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10AM to 5PM via the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival Facebook page. Art lovers will have the opportunity to shop the work of 50 juried artists from across the U.S. – in a variety of mediums – from the comfort of home.

“Due to event restrictions and safety concerns, we knew this year’s show would look different from our traditional festival atmosphere,” says Three Rivers Art Festival Coordinator Sarada Bonnett. “But despite the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19, we are so grateful for the opportunity to continue to showcase our incredible artists and make their work available to the public. This is going to be an incredible show!”

The virtual sale will showcase 10+ artists per hour over, with each artist selling several of their top pieces. Viewers will be able to ask questions and purchase directly from the artists through the live chat. Advance registration is not required. A complete schedule is posted on the Three Rivers Facebook page.

Each year, Three Rivers typically draws more than 60,000 people to downtown Covington to shop the work of more than 200 talented artists from all over the United States, including many from the Greater New Orleans region. One of the Northshore’s largest annual events, the festival takes place on Columbia Street in the city’s Cultural Arts District. The showcased artwork ranges from painting to metalwork and everything in between.

Learn more & view participating artists here: www.2020ctraf.com
Or at the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival Facebook page.

This Week at the Farmer's Market

This Week at the Farmers’ Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Covington Farmers’ Market weekly newsletter by Charlene LeJeune:

Happy Tuesday, my friends! Looks like a gorgeous day tomorrow, the kind of day that just says, “Hey, let’s grab lunch at the Covington Farmers’ Market!”  And you say, “Yeah, I’ve been wanting to try Johnny’s Bhakti Burger, you know, the beet and bean one, piled high with avocado, sprouts, and Johnny’s special sauce.”  “Well, Kandy does have that fabulous pho—breast meat chicken, simmered with healing spices (star anise, coriander, cinnamon, peppercorns and cloves) —and that’s just the broth!”  Just thinking of it makes the day brighter. 

Wednesday brings more of Joy’s amazing TAMALES! Plus she’s bringing Grab N Go meals—shrimp & cauliflower soup, chicken & sausage or seafood gumbo, Oysters Rockefeller! Tomato tart— how delicious—that’s what Jerome has for us and he is making apricot cake. mmmm mmmm! Hummus, stuffed grape leaves, tzatziki, and baklava, that’s what Mediterranean is made of and Abeer makes it delicious. Corey’s back and his pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, and smoked chicken are certainly worth the wait!

It’s satsuma season and Jerry has some sweet ones for us. Just the thing for an extra burst of vitamin C. Maybe Mr. Houston’s will have some green onions, great for adding your Double K eggs or sautéed greens or a sandwich.Which reminds me, don’t forget your Double K eggs! Mignon will be there with healthful beverages and tonics (Coco Ginger Kombucha and Abita Chics Seasonal shakeups with Maple Syrup (Adaptogenic Roast Immune Booster). Cinnamon sugar coated nuts from Nut N Better, like pecans, cashews, peanuts, etc. are a delicious treat to take back to work with you. Stick ‘em in your drawer so Bob in Accounting doesn’t come by and snag some.

Come Saturday Morning, and with it the Three Rivers Festival. Mr. Funny Money’s lively music will drift from the gazebo to get this party started! 

 You’ll find lots of nutritional support at your Covington Farmers’ Market. Take Succotash Ferments, for example. Nancy makes a mean kombucha with seasonal fruits and, with satsumas on the tree, she has a satsuma fennel kombucha. Add an extra punch to that apple a day with Samantha’s elderberry syrup from Naturally Well. Don’t forget Amanda and her fabulous juices. The mango juice is especially nice. Aminta’s microgreens are a very tasty way to add goodness to your diet. Sprinkled on salads (naturally), or sprinkled on anything…hamburger (you did get your ground meat from Jubilee, right?), soup (Norma Jean or Jennifer), eggs (Double K, Jubilee), Uh huh! 

Backwater Ducks’ Ross has really outdone himself; this week he’s added duck salami to the mix. What will that boy come up with next? It’s sure to be great! Lovely mushrooms from James just screaming to be added to salads or sautéed and served over grilled Jubilee pork chops or fried/grilled shrimp from Mr. Two. They have the product; you’ll have to do the cooking. 

Sourdough and Brioche rolls, black pepper biscuits, wonderful breads from Bear Creek Road and perfect for enjoying with your favorite soup (from Jennifer or Norma Jean), chicken stew, or just because you wanted to spread your Mauthe’s butter on something good. Jennifer also has pasta sauce that would easily turn into a pizza sauce to spread over Jim’s Low Carb cauliflower pizza crust. Really tasty crust which makes a good sandwich “bread” as well. Speaking of something good, 3 J’s Jerky has bacon jerky!! Can you imagine the flavor?? Gotta get in on the Cruffin craze that Happy Flour has fueled with their latest creation. If you haven’t heard, it’s a croissant, shaped like a muffin and filled with a stupendous almond vanilla cream. 

I’ll remind you again, friends, since the days are flying by faster than a child with a swiped cookie … the holidays are not far off. So now would be the time to talk to your favorite vendors and get your holiday orders in. Althee pies and quick breads, Happy Flour sourdough breads, Bear Creek Road’s amazing pies. Mauricio’s vegan divinity (ginger is my fave but he makes a divine chocolate as well), Rose’s pralines, Stacey’s pickled veggies, Mauthe’s cheese cake…You can’t possibly be thinking of sleeping in??!!

Lots of love, 
Charlene LeJeune
Abundant Life Kitchen

The Covington Farmers’ Market is open each Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire and every Saturday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St. Call (985) 892-1873 for information or visit www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

Check out our Facebook page – facebook.com/thecovingtonlafarmersmarket
On Instagram — @covingtonlafarmersmarket

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Zumba with the Mayor this Sunday

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The Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles teams up with Oschner and St. Tammany Health Systems to present 1 1/2 hours of cardio, core and fun!

“If you’re moving, you’re doing it right” is the mantra for this multi-generational exercise dance class. All shapes, all sizes, all ages and all abilities are welcome to discover the fun we have at the YMCA, Star Fitness, Bogue Falaya Fitness, Mandeville Sports Complex, Pelican Athletic Club and Francos. Five different instructors — 1 1/2 hours of fun.

Join Covington Mayor Mark Johnson for this free event at Bogue Falaya Hall on Sunday, November 8th at noon. The Bogue Falaya Hall is located in the City Hall complex at 128 West 23rd Avenue Covington, LA 70433. Event is limited to 50 people. Click here to register.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles on their Facebook page here.

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Trickin’ & Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead this Saturday

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The Covington Cultural Arts & Events office hosts a free, family-friendly event at the Trailhead for Halloween on Saturday, October 24 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

The kids’ event includes a magic show by Master Magician Billy Ferguson, Halloween crafts, pumpkin patch and decorating, face painting and other activities. Come dressed in your Halloween costume!

Admission is free. Sponsored by Champagne Beverage.