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COMMUNITY THEATER

“oz”: Tommy Jamerson wrote a play for young people designed to feature a young cast and entertain children of all ages. This is a unique, fast-paced retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” playing at the Playmakers Theater in Covington for three weekends until August 14th. Titled “Choose Your Own Oz,” the delivery process for this beloved Baum story is shaken up so audiences become the playwright and can change everything – from the style and color of Dorothy’s shoes to the species of her little dog. , Toto. Directed by Lee Dukes. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; check out the website at playmakers-theater-05.webself.net. The theater is at 19106 Playmakers Road in Covington

ANGLOPHILIA: The classic British comedy ‘See How They Run’ runs until August 14 at 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. It features a quirky cast of characters that includes a Cockney maid who watches too many American movies, an American actor couple, an “old maid” having her first drink, and hombres posing as clergy. Tickets on sale now between $11 and $19, with discounts for seniors and military personnel. Written by Philip King; directed by Jason Leader, assisted by Nino Bonura Sr. See 30byninety.com/show.

THEY ARE BACK!: “Return to the Chapel/Come and Get Your Love” takes us back to Betty, Ginger, Maria and Margo on their ongoing journey to find true love, break into Vietnam, survive loss and learn the value of lasting friendship. This fun and uplifting jukebox musical features 70s tunes and visions of disco. A vocal powerhouse at the Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., until August 6.

LIVE MUSIC

ONLY ADULTS: Music lovers 55 and older are invited to an uplifting performance by Amelia Thompson at First Baptist Church, 16333 La. 1085, Covington on August 16 at 10:30 a.m. A time of uplifting music, fellowship and good food. Online registration is required by noon on August 12 at www.fbccov.org/adults-55. The cost is $10, payable at the door.

ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN

SKATERS: Attend a Slidell Skatepark Design meeting on August 3 at 6 p.m. in the Slidell Auditorium at 2056 Second St. For more information, contact [email protected]

SOCCER: The first TOPSoccer camp will take place on August 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fritchie Park Gym. This is free for children born between 2005 and 2019. Register online at https://system.gotsport.com/programs/5477G6292.

A GUMBO OF EVENTS

SUPPORT: The Northshore Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on August 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Lamb Of God Lutheran Church, 57210 Allen Road, Slidell. Anyone with Parkinson’s disease, and those who care for them, are invited to listen to and participate in the presentation entitled “Sharing the highs and lows of living with Parkinson’s disease; draw on the wisdom of the group”. The group’s goal is to connect, educate and empower members of the Parkinson’s community. For more information, contact Mark Ellermann [email protected]

RAFFLE: The Rotary Club of Northlake-Mandeville is selling Big Game raffle tickets to raise money for local charities. A $20 ticket offers more than 40 chances to win tickets to sporting events, including the LSU-Alabama contest and other SEC games; Games of saints; Zurich Open pass; golf quartets; restaurant gift certificates; dinner theater tickets; jewelry; gift baskets; a ride in an authentic World War II PT-17 Stearman aircraft, and more. The draw is August 25. Buy tickets online at afflecreator.com/pages/30553/2022-rotary-big-game-raffle or contact Tom Quinn at (985) 789-2316 or [email protected] to handle check or cash sales.

EDF: Local Slidell Chapter 1396 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet on August 12 at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 102 Christian Lane, Slidell. The speaker will be Monique Grégoire to talk about the NAMI program in St. Tammany. The Lunch Bunch will meet for dinner at KY’s Olde Town Restaurant, 2267 Carey St, at 11:30 a.m. To eat, notify Elroy Noel at (985) 290-0757 or email [email protected]

SLEEPLESS NIGHT: On August 13, White Linen & Lagniappe will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Olde Towne Slidell. Free entry for three hours of shopping, dining, live music and lagniappe.

HOLD NUTS: The second annual Great American Legion Banana Division Celebration in Covington to raise funds for the Northshore Foodbank will be August 20 from 1-3 p.m. and again from 5-8 p.m. at the Robert H. Burns Post No. 16 Legion Hall. , 20131 Ronald Reagan Highway. Tickets are $5 and food donations will also be accepted at the event. Dine in or buy and take homemade banana splits. Call (985) 892-0677 for tickets, to make reservations or for more information.

GAMES: Our Friend’s Closet will be sponsoring a fundraising bunco tournament on August 19 at Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., in Slidell. Get advance tickets for $25 or $35 at the door. Must be 18 or older. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. In addition to the bunco, there will be a raffle, light catering and a cash bar.