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“Steel Magnolias” Continues Through Sunday at Center of Performing Arts (COPA)

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Steel Magnolias COPA“Steel Magnolias” continues its run through this weekend at the Center Of Performing Arts on the corner of Rutland and Columbia Streets in Downtown Covington. This classic slice of Louisiana life, is based on a true story set from 1983 to 1985, and features a six person ensemble cast of strong local actresses who are primarily from the West St Tammany area.

Steel Magnolias is the first of six plays that will be staged from now until December at Center Of Performing Arts. The season continues with “Hit It!” celebrating Billboard chart toppers from 1960-2015 in July, The farcical romp “5 Lesbians Eating Quiche” – an uproariously funny satire that looks at melodramatic fears during the Cold War and today – set for August/September, “Moon Over Montivideo”, written by New Orleans own David Cuthbert and Bob Bruce with music by Danny Rubio, set for September/October, “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale in October/November and of course “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” for the December show.

Tickets are $27 per admittance, and season tickets are available for a 20% savings. To learn more about upcoming plays and order your season tickets online go to www.centerofperformingarts.net

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COPA Presents “Steel Magnolias” Opening This Weekend

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Steel Magnolias COPASteel Magnolias opens this weekend at the Center of Performing Arts in Downtown Covington! For six shows only you can see a stellar cast as they bring these beloved characters to life. Limited seating is available, so buy your tickets now!

Focused on a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving. This is a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South.

Order tickets: www.centerofperformingarts.net

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Jumpin’ into Summer Annual Free Children’s Event at the Covington Trailhead Saturday

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jumpinintosummer2015The City of Covington is hosting a children’s event at the Covington Trailhead on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. till noon, “Jumpin’ Into Summer”. This free event will feature a Pony Rodeo Storywalk, a Kid’s Magic Show and other Summer Activities. The Storywalk will feature miniature ponies from Carousel Farms and is sponsored by the St. Tammany Community Wellness Center and The Parenting Center. Carousel Farms is located in Folsom, with facilities that provide boarding, lessons, training, transportation, rehabilitation and other equine services. www.carouselfarms.org

The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center was founded in 1997 through the collaborative effort of St. Tammany Parish, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Their mission is to provide caring, affordable and supportive health services to the community, with a special commitment to low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals. www.stph.org

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Adventure Quest to Benefit Hope House Saturday at the Covington Trailhead

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covhopehouseadventurequest2015 (2)The Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House presents the Hope House Adventure Quest Saturday afternoon, May 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee per family. The Hope House Adventure Quest begins at the Covington Trailhead. Each family team will receive clues to find historical markers in downtown Covington. At each location, the adults will receive information about child abuse prevention and a clue to the next marker. Children will receive stamps for their “passports”. There will be a party with food and children’s activities at the last stop on the Quest. Join in this family adventure! Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community.

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Find out more information about CAC/Hope House at www.cachopehouse.org or call 985-892-3885.

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Covington Waste Tire Cleanup Event – May 13th Through 16th

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old-tires-for-recyclingThe City of Covington is pleased to continue city-wide cleanup efforts and will provide a waste tire disposal site beginning Wednesday, May 13th and continuing thru Saturday, May 16th. The tire drop-off point will be a collection vehicle located behind the City swimming pool at Reverend Peter Atkins Park, 701 N. Tyler Street.

The City of Covington Code Enforcement Office has applied for and received approval required by the State of Louisiana DEQ office for the Waste Tire One Time Cleanup/Trash Bash. Citizens are encouraged to bring discarded tires to the collection vehicle. DEQ permits a maximum of five (5) tires per person and that no tires shall be accepted from businesses. This cleanup event does not provide for disposal of any other form of waste products — https://journeysmobilevet.com/edimprove/cialis-canada-paypal-5mg/26/ how do i send photos by email on my iphone https://abt.edu/bestsellers/viagra-on-line/22/ drug ocuflox el cialis te hace durar mas overdose da viagra per il chitarrista dei tokio hotel https://mjcs.org/sitejabber/speeches-essays/48/ go to link best cereal ever essay case study definition webster dictionary enter site mfa creative writing university of houston guidelines for writing a term paper natural viagra potenzmittel cialis presentacion comercial get link research papers on family violence animal testing argumentative essay https://plastic-pollution.org/trialrx/nolvadex-and-clomid-stacks/31/ review movie see url go record presentation on pc good title for essay about friendship police essay in english religion and culture essay https://abt.edu/bestsellers/ordering-viagra-from-overseas/22/ afin que nous essayons https://pinnacle.berea.edu/where/viagra-apotheker/50/ doxorubicin viagra prednisolone 25mg ONLY tires will be accepted.

City of Covington Bicentennial logoFor additional information, contact Wayne Mayberry with Code Enforcement, 985-898-4738 by phone and wmayberry@covla.com by e-mail.  The code enforcement office is located at 317 N. Jefferson Avenue.

www.covla.com

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Champagne Beverage “Give Back Day” Saturday May 16

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Champagne Beverage Company logoIn efforts of giving back to the community where local Budweiser Distributor Champagne Beverage Company started 58 years ago, the Champagne family as well as their 140 employees will be gathering in various places in the City of Covington on Saturday, May 16th at 8 AM as part of the company’s “Give Back Day”. The goal is to restore and beautify 2 parks; Hubie Gallagher Park at 1000 W. 15th Avenue and Reverend Peter Atkins Park at 701 N. Tyler Street.

City of Covington Bicentennial logo“The generosity and support of Champagne Beverage is clearly evidenced in the City of Covington and throughout the Northshore by their ongoing sponsorship efforts and participation in the many programs, projects, and special events that directly benefit our community. “Give Back Day” exemplifies the unending commitment and community spirit of the Champagne Beverage family and their employees to enhancing our quality of life in Covington. We appreciate Champagne Beverage’s initiative for this endeavor in our community,” says Mayor Mike Cooper.               www.covla.com

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“The Odd Couple” (Female Version) Continues at Playmakers

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Odd Couple PlaymakersPlaymakers Community Theater in Covington presents “The Odd Couple” (Female Version) by Neil Simon, directed by Anne Pourciau — running through May 24, 2015!

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Check Playmakers Community Theater’s website for more information: www.playmakersinc.com

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Road/Lane Closure on US 190 – Caution and Alternative Routes Urged

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There will be a lane closure of the westbound lane of US 190 between Milepost 244.51 (North End of Bogue Falaya Overpass) and Milepost 243.99 (Jct. LA 437 – N. Lee Rd.) on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. And 5:00 a.m. (weather permitting) while crews cold plane the existing northbound shoulder. During the above closure, traffic travelling west  will be detoured into the center turn lane.

To avoid construction delays, motorists may take US 190 Business west to US 190, East on US 190 to the intersection of US 190 Collins Blvd. and LA 25.

One lane of traffic in each direction will be open at all times.  DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.      www.stpgov.org

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Covington Business Association General Meeting Tonight

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Covington Business Association CBA logoThe monthly general meeting of the Covington Business Association takes place at the Seiler Bar Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Meet and greet at 5:30, meeting comes to order at 6 p.m. The CBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Covington Business community.

Learn more at www.covingtonbusinessassociation.org

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Save the Date: Free Children’s Event Celebrates Summer

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jumpinintosummer2015The City of Covington presents the annual summer kids event “Jumpin’ into Summer” at the Covington Trailhead on Saturday, May 16th! They are extremely excited about the addition of a pony rodeo storywalk featuring miniature ponies from Carousel Farms, sponsored by the St. Tammany Parish Community Wellness Center and Parenting Center. Join in the fun as they gallop, jump and stomp to the story of “A Pony Rodeo”!  This free family event will also feature a magic show and other summer activities. “Jumping into Summer” takes place from 10 a.m. – noon, Saturday, May 16th.

Learn more at www.covla.com

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Last STAA Art Market Of The 2015 Spring Season This Saturday

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Covington Art Market at the Covington Trailhead

Covington Art Market at the Covington Trailhead

The St. Tammany Art Association, in partnership with the City of Covington, presents the Covington Art Market, a juried market of visual arts and crafts held six times per year on first Saturdays. The last Art Market of the Spring Season will be held this Saturday, May 2nd, 9 am – 1 pm at the Covington Trailhead. Enjoy a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings, woodwork, fiber art and more. This Saturday’s market features music by Timothy Gates, and food by Beck-n-Call Catering.

www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles Hosts Community Resource Workshop

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mayorcouncilhealthlifeThe Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles is hosting a community resource fair at the Covington Trailhead on Saturday in conjunction with the Art Market from 9am-1pm. The goal of the Council is to support and inspire the citizens of Covington to improve their health by promoting and encouraging the development of healthy lifestyle choices and to enhance healthy lifestyle resources. Learn more at www.covla.com

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Save the Date for Seersucker & Sazeracs: a St. Tammany Art Association Fundraiser

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staaseersuckersazeracThe St. Tammany Art Association is hosting a new fundraiser combining two classic icons of southern living – Seersuckers and Sazeracs – in an evening celebrating its members, old and new! This event features lively music by the NOLA Jitterbugs and to enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Northshore restaurants, Seersucker Summer Pilsner from Abita Brewing Company and the highlight of the event, New Orleans’ official cocktail, the Sazerac. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door, which includes all food and drinks. Tickets may be purchased at the Art House or online at Event Brite or by going to, http://bit.ly/1GkSJ3f. “Seersucker and Sazeracs” will be held Saturday May 16th, from 7 – 10 pm, benefiting the St. Tammany Art Association’s Art Programming. Learn more at www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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“Plank & Feather” Exhibit of Works by John Atkins & Zach Slough on Display Now at STAA

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The St. Tammany Art Association is currently featuring Plank & Feather, an exhibit of new works by John Atkins and Zach Slough. The two-man exhibition consists of recent stationary and kinetic sculptures, prints, and video work. Both artists currently reside and create their work in Hammond, Louisiana, recently contributing extensive work to SELU’s production of Sweeney Todd at Columbia Theater, Hammond, LA.

John Atkins is from Belle Chasse, Louisiana and earned his BA in Visual Arts with concentrations in Sculpture and New Media/Animation from SELU.  He works in sculpture, video, and drawing and prefers materials such as natural woods, plywood, found objects and paint which emphasize the visual language of nature and it’s relationship with the inorganic quality of the industrial. Atkins explores how man-made and organic forms can both reflect and oppose each other in melancholy and whimsical themes. His driving force for creating is to “bring about new and exciting artistic objects that put my ideas and craft straight in front of the viewer for them to identify with, in hopes that they have as much excitement and wonderment about the objects as he does in conceptualizing and creating them.” John Atkins’ found object kinetic sculpture series was purchased by and used on the set of FX’s American Horror Story: Freakshow.

Metal works by Zach Slough at St. Tammany Art Association

Metal works by Zach Slough at St. Tammany Art Association

Zach Slough is from Wabash, Indiana and earned his BA in Visual Arts with a concentration in Sculpture from SELU.  He works in sculpture, printmaking, and drawing and prefers materials consisting of aluminum, steel, copper, natural hardwoods, and leather. Zach’s winged series of sculptures utilizes symbolism designed to allow a wide array of viewers to identify with and imagine themselves as part of the sculptures. The overall uplifting effect of the series “puts the viewer in mind of beauty and possibility, as well as the beauty of impossibility.” Zach finds the viewer’s reaction to a piece, which they can touch, manipulate, or imagine themselves as being a part of; to be a visceral experience which engages them to be an integral part of the artwork’s intent.

The exhibition is on display at the St. Tammany Art Association located at 320 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington April 11th – May 23rd, 2015. The St. Tammany Art Association thanks their generous sponsors Covington Brewhouse, Zea’s Rotisserie & Grill, Mellow Mushroom and Coffee Rani.