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Shamrock Sprint This Saturday

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Come join Kelly Kicking Cancer at the Covington Trailhead in downtown Covington for their Annual Shamrock Sprint Fundraiser this Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Shamrock Sprint is a 5 K and 1 – Mile Fun Run to benefit Kelly Kicking Cancer’s mission to fund advanced brain cancer research. All proceeds will be donated to Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center. Stop by for Music, Food, & Fun! Register online at kellykickingcancer.org

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Belly Dance Classes Now at Our Place Studio

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Northshore Belly Dance OP-page-001Learn to Belly Dance! Vitality, sensuality, joy and lightheartedness are at the heart of this ancient art form. This fun, stress-relieving class will give you a basic belly dance introduction with a strong focus on movement, posture, and core awareness. Danced with the whole body, as well as the belly, it is a dance of grace and dignity!

Our Place StudioClasses are Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Our Place Studio, located at 338 N Vermont Street, Covington, Louisiana. www.opcovington.com

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“Christmas in the Country” Begins Friday on Lee Lane & Columbia Street

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christmas in the country 2015-page-001Join the CBA, City of Covington and merchants and shops throughout downtown Covington for “Christmas in the Country”, every Saturday after Thanksgiving through Christmas, for shopping, food and fun! Look for special shopping events, live musicians, carolers, refreshments and door prizes. Shops are beautifully decorated and aglow with the warmth of the holidays.

Holiday shoppers can enjoy an old world shopping experience in a romantic holiday setting, while discovering everything from couture fashions to original fine art, home furnishings, and antique treasures in dozens of boutiques and galleries. Shoppers will also find weekly specials and entertainment, especially within the tax-free shopping area of the Covington Cultural District, all sponsored by the Covington Business Association, Lee Lane Merchants, and Covington Downtown Economic Development.

Most shops are open 9am – 5pm Mon. – Sat., some open on Sundays.  Shoppers will enjoy taking a break at luxurious spas and salons, getting an on-the-go fresh lunch, or staying for an evening of fine dining and entertainment at the city’s award-winning restaurants and nightclubs.

Participating merchants on Lee Lane:  The French Mix, Bella Cucina, Turkoyz, Copper Rooster Antiques & Gifts, Coffee Rani, New Orleans Food & Spirits, California Drawstrings Northshore & Last Call, Gracie’s Salon & Boutique, Rutland Street Gallery and The English Tea Room.  Columbia Street:  Shoeffle, DeCouer, Olive Patch, History Antiques, Columbia Street Mercantile, Motif, Mo’s Art Supply, Grande Opus and Savoye Gallery.

 

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Esther Festival takes place at Bogue Falaya Park on Saturday, November 7, 2015

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You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual Esther Festival, to be held November 7, 2015, in Bogue Falaya Park in historic and beautiful Covington, Louisiana. The Esther Festival is a FREE admission family friendly outdoor festival, filled with lots of great food, games, live music & dance entertainment, beauty booths, fashion show and fun for people of all ages to enjoy.

The Token of Love Foundation is in the process of raising money to build their first home that will be named The Esther-Elizabeth House. This house will be a transitional place where women can go to begin the healing process of the devastating effects of various forms of abuse. The mission is to provide rehabilitation services to women who have suffered from abuse in the form of physical, mental, drug addiction and sex trafficking. Token of Love intends to provide housing, education, job training and faith based counseling to assist these women in returning to a normal life through the completion of the ” NEW LIFE program”. The goal is to help women to become confident, successful and productive members of the community. Token of Love aspires to walk along side these women by offering encouragement and love as we help them birth their dreams and unlock their God given destinies.

This event is to raise funds to begin the building of the house that will be called the ” Esther-Elizabeth”. Please remember that your donations are tax deductible and all funds will be used towards the purchase of the property for development. God Bless.
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Our Place Studio Offers Aerial Yoga with Liz Bragdon

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7 Reasons To Try Aerial Yoga

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Our Place Studio Aerial Yoga with Liz Bragdon

1. It’s fun – that kind of fun you felt when you were a kid!

Remember swinging on the playground, climbing on the monkey bars, hanging upside down by your knees, and twirling on the flying saucer, feeling as light as a feather?  It’s kinda like that!

2. It builds core and upper body strength.

Unless you are going to a restorative class, Aerial yoga requires a lot of upper body and core strength to be done correctly, and the resistance the aerial fabric provides in yoga postures engages those hard to reach stabilizing muscle groups. Imagine Chaturanga with both feet suspended off the floor, Warrior II with one leg supported or your arms and chest lifted in the silks to help you lengthen and expand the chest, or Dancer with the back leg suspended in the hammock (with or without the front leg on the ground), to list a few.

3. You feel like a beautiful, elegant circus acrobat.

We’ve all had dreams of running away with the circus, right? Aerial yoga classes can combine gymnastics, yoga, and circus arts, depending on the fusion of the class. Even the simple, gentle swaying of the fabric deepens your stretches and creates a motion akin to dance.

4. It takes you to your edge.
Aerial yoga gives adds a new, challenging twist to your favorite poses. The first time I went into Upside Down Baddha Konasana I felt a rush of excitement and fear. But the more I anticipated the pose and could move into it more freely, the longer I could stay there and find steadiness and peace.  It takes practice, but stepping past your habitual edge is worth it. And isn’t that a big part of what life is about? A continual exploration of our edge – and beyond?

5. It helps with stress and back tension.

Done safely and correctly, the spinal decompression from Aerial inversion suspension feels really good. It’s like the spine has room to expand and breathe. Although the silks still require you to have upper body strength and balance, they are helping to support you in Headstand, Handstand, Downward Dog, Dolphin, etc.

6. Floating Savasana is amazing!

Most of my students will tell me that this is their favorite part of class – Floating Savasana. There is something about being engulfed in the silk like a cocoon, weightless, floating, lightly rocking in the air at the end of Aerial yoga class that is unique and blissful.

7. It improves your overall wellbeing by helping create a more confident, braver you.

Tipping your body upside down or over in a somersault or simply standing on the fabric, entrusting it with your weight, can be scary at first. Most adults haven’t done these kinds of movements since they were children. Taking the time to explore what your body can do in the silks, trusting yourself to learn new skills in a new environment is beneficial both in your practice and in your life, and gives you a boost of confidence. You may feel out of your comfort zone, but hey, that’s where growth happens, right? After you’ve defied gravity, you feel like you can pretty much do anything!

Compiled & Edited by Liz Bragdon: Yoga/Aerial Yoga Instructor, Movement Educator at Our Place Studio, 338 N. Vermont St, Covington. Interested in giving Aerial Yoga a try? Ongoing classes at Our Place Studio. Please call Liz: 985.778.3448. For more info, you can also visit: www.opcovington or www.astoryinmotion.com

 

Liz Bragdon
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www.astoryinmotion.com

The purpose of educating children is to let goodness flower in them and to help them see that knowledge is one small corner of a vast field. J. Krishnamurti

Our Place Studio Aerial Yoga with Liz Bragdon

Our Place Studio Aerial Yoga with Liz Bragdon

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St. Tammany Parish Library Hosts “Battle of the Books”

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stplibrarybattlebooks2015Teams are currently forming at the Causeway, Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville and Slidell Branches for the first ever Battle of the Books competition! This book based, Quiz Bowl type event will take place on July 11th. Teams will be meeting weekly between now and then to review the selected books, train, and prepare for battle! If you have a Tween (ages 10-13) who loves to read, bring them to one of the following informational meetings where you can learn more about the event. Covington: June 2nd at 2:30, Mandeville: June 3rd at 5:30, Slidell: June 4th at 5:30. Causeway and Madisonville met last week, but there may still be room on their teams! Please give them a call if your child is interested in joining. 985-893-6280

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Covington Police Department Hosts Free Children’s Camp

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Covington Police Department CPD sealChief Tim Lentz announces that the CPD will host a free camp for Covington area children. The summer camp will focus on challenging children to be safe, live healthy and enjoy life. Each day will focus on educating the children about different topics in a fun and positive way, such as educational safety, health and fitness, familiarization with local emergency services, along with pet and animal education. The final day will be a “fun” day, consisting of recreational and water related activities.

“We are constantly striving to connect and become more involved with our community. This camp will be an opportunity for us to connect with children, the future of our community, while educating them on important topics in a fun and exciting way,” Chief Lentz stated.

The CPD is looking for volunteers to help out at their summer camp next week. To volunteer your time or to make a financial donation, contact Officer Maricelli at 985-264-7221. The camp will be held July 21st through July 25th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day in downtown Covington. If you live in the Covington area and would like to register your children ages 6 – 13 for the camp, please contact Sergeant Tammy Blocker at (985)892-8500 or tblocker@covla.com. Camp will begin this Monday.

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CPD To Host Free Children’s Camp – Program to Focus on Safety, Healthy Living & Enjoying Life

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Covington Police Department CPD sealChief Tim Lentz announces that the Covington Police Department will be hosting a free camp this summer for Covington area children. The summer camp will focus on challenging children to be safe, live healthy, and enjoy life. Each day will focus on educating the children about different topics in a fun and positive way, such as educational safety, health and fitness, familiarization with local emergency services, along with pet and animal education. The final day of the camp will be a “fun” day, consisting of recreational and water related activities.

Chief Lentz states, “We are constantly striving to connect and become more involved with our community. This camp will be an opportunity for us to connect with children, the future of our community, while educating them on important topics in a fun and exciting way.”

The summer camp will be held July 21st through July 25th, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM each day in downtown Covington. If you live in the Covington area and would like to register your children ages 6-13 for the camp, please contact Sergeant Tammy Blocker at (985)892-8500 or tblocker@covla.com

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Covington Brewhouse Craft Beer Week May 12th – 18th

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58095_10151456049967897_1767629274_nCovington Brewhouse celebrates American Craft Beer Week, a national event honoring craft brewers and their product. The Brewhouse has an event planned every day starting Sunday, May 12th and ending Saturday May 18th. The week kicks off with a special Flight Night at Chimes for Mother’s Day, sampling 5 beers including some small batch series. Kick away your Monday blues with a Raffle Party at the Mellow Mushroom Covington, and have a pint at The Green Room Tuesday night (you get to keep the glass!) Wednesday the Covington Brewhouse will be accompanied by another local brewer, Chafunkta Brewing Co., for a Northshore Mashup at Barley Oak in Mandeville. Thursday is Homebrewers Night at the Tap Room, a chance to try what the locals are brewing! This all ramps up to the grand finale weekend, Friday and Saturday. Live music, great food and of course fantastic beer at the Covington Trailhead, plus free tours of the Brewhouse all day Saturday. The Covington Brewhouse is going all out – It’s a great week for craft beer!

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Halloween Votives & Spirit Jugs

Milk Jugs and Glass Jars

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Here’s a great project for the home decorator/recycling enthusiast. Send the kids on a hunt for recyclable materials, such as clean milk jugs, individual milk or yogurt containers, jars from sauces, pickles or baby food. Grab up the paints and markers, set them down on a nice bed of newspapers and let them go! Glass jars make great candle holders for votives or tea lights. Cut a whole in the back of milk jugs to string in lights and make decorative lanterns. The possibilities are endless!

Apple Bites & Coconut Banana Ghosts

Apple Bites & Banana Ghosts

These Treats are fun and easy to make! Create vampire or monster teeth out of apple slices, or try this fun recipe for Banana Ghosts! Slice a ripe banana in half widthwise, stick a popsicle in the cut half and place on some wax paper in the freezer for about three hours (or until frozen). Cook down about one ounce of white chocolate and spread over the frozen banana. Roll in coconut shavings for a cool look and use raisin for eyes, boo!

Create Your Own Monster!

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Recycling can be a fun way to get out those creative energies! Paper rolls can be made into anything – start a collection for upcoming seasons!