One of My Favorite Weekends of the Year in St. Tammany

The Madisonville Wooden Boat Fest is this weekend. The Boat Fest is really unique with the Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition where crews build a boat over the course of the weekend and then as the festival ends put it in the water for a race. And my boys always look forward to building their own boat at the kids booth manned by the St. Tammany Parish Woodworkers Guild. Bridge Church will be in the free Children’s Village doing balloon animals, face painting, souvenir pics, and Joe McKeever will be drawing cartoons/caricatures. More info here. And check out their Facebook page.

Also, my wife sings with the Northlake Performing Arts Society and they’re Fall concert is this weekend at the Greater Covington Center in Covington. Friday night 7pm and Sunday afternoon at 3pm. This year their doing a tribute to Swing. Heather’s got a few great solos. If you like Jazz come by. More info here.

Also, Two great events to raise money for Alzheimer’s related causes this weekend in St. Tammany:

  • Friday night, St. Tammany’s Council on Aging (COAST) presents A Night In Italy. Featuring great food and entertainment and all proceeds goes to support programs for families dealing with Alzheimer’s. COAST’s funding for Alzheimer’s related issues was cut last year, but they decided that they could not cut the programs, so the money would have to be raised. It will be a great night and all the money spent will stay in local St. Tammany communities. Click here for more info and ticket availability. I’m honored to serve on the COAST Board of Directors this year, so I’ve got a few tickets to sell as well.
  • Saturday AM, Northshore Alzheimer’s Association presents the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Christ Episcopal off Hwy 21 just south of I-12. Registration starts at 8am and Opening Ceremony at 9:15am. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. More info here. And check out their Facebook page. Bridge church will be helping out Saturday morning with some balloon animals and face painting.

Posted on October 13, 2011, in St. Tammany Parish. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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