Community news July 7, 2016

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Community news July 7, 2016

“The Roaring 20’s” is the theme set for the Slidell Elks Auxiliary major fundraiser dance that will be set on Saturday, August 27. Live music will be provided by the band “LA2.” The dance will be held in the Elk’s Hall off Thompson Road in Slidell from 8 p.m. until midnight.  The dress is casual or dress in a “Roaring Twenties” theme. BYOL or cash bar.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at the door or by calling the Lodge at 985-641-1266.  Reserved tables for 10 are available.

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Are you caring for a loved one or friend at home with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other age-related illness?

COAST, the Council on Aging for St. Tammany Parish, offers free informal opportunities to share your successes and struggles of caregiving. You will find an experienced facilitator who will listen carefully and offer feedback if you wish. Come by yourself and meet other caregivers or bring a fellow caregiver.

Sessions are held on first and third Tuesdays every month at the Slidell and Covington COAST Senior Centers, 610 Cousin Street, Slidell, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Sessions are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Covington Senior Center, 500 Theard St., Covington, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

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Open Arms for spouses, siblings, and children grief support group meets every other Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Piccadilly Cafeteria private room, located at the corner of Front and W. Gause Blvd., Slidell. The meetings are facilitated by a certified grief counselor, Sue deRada, RN, GC-C.

For more information or to register, call 985-630-6363.

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Camellia Quilters holds a weekly sewing bee at the Slidell Public Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, each Monday from 1 until 4 p.m.

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A meeting for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church in Slidell.

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The Pearl River & Honey Island Swamp Museum and Research Center is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Special tours can be arranged by calling the museum at 985-863-5040

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The Alano Club, located at 645 Codifer Street, Slidell, holds AA meetings at 12 noon and 6 p.m. every day, seven days a week. The schedule of open and closed meetings are posted on the front and side doors of the club house.

Anyone thinking or knowing they have a problem with drinking are welcome to attend.

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Are you a single, widowed, divorced, mature person tired of sitting at home watching shows on TV? The Slidell Christian Singles hold weekly meetings on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Meeting Hall at 433 Erlanger, Slidell. Monthly dances are held at St.?Luke’s Catholic Church in Slidell, and there are also karaoke outings, dining out events, and weekly dart games.

For more information, call Gerry at 985-285-4662 or Margaret at 985-285-8174.

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Camellia City Farmers Market, in the parking lot of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, two blocks from 1808 Front Street, is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

The market features a wide-range of fresh seasonal local fruits and vegetables, fresh yard eggs, and jams and jellies and sauces, smoked meats, baked goods, prepared foods and desserts for take home, and herbs and flowering plants, and organic breads  and pastas, homemade dog treats, handmade artisan soaps, local artists, and jewelry and crafts, and cooking demonstrations and live music.

For more information, call 985-640-7112 or visit www.camelliacitymarket.org.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) holds its meeting every Thursday at Azalea Estates. A weigh-in is held from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. with a meeting held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

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