Where Kids And Families Connect In The Kitchen! We are an educational and entertaining company that caters to the needs of families in our community. Programs include Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Field Trips, Parent’s Night Out where kids cook dinner and enjoy a movie and the Popcorn Bar, Special Holiday Events and more!
915 Marigny Avenue, Mandeville LA
Adventure Pets has loved providing our customers with the very best pet foods, products, and customer service since June 2001. Our pet loving staff has a combined 40 years of experience working with pets and pet supplies. Our customers are our #1 priority. We specialize in providing advice and expertise to help you find the perfect pet. We’re sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Of course, we keep plenty in stock for “man’s best friend”, but we also specialize in cats, small animals, reptiles, freshwater and our recently expanded saltwater fish department. Check our product page for the many brands we carry.
2989 Hwy 190, Mandeville LA
This free concert series at the Covington Trailhead is held every Thursday in October. Bring a chair or blanket; drinks available for purchase. The schedule is as follows: October 5 – Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses; October 12 – The Yat Pak; October 19 – Rockin’ Dopsie; October 26 – Four Unplugged. Call (985) 892-1873 or visit the website www.covla.com for details.
Rockin’ the Rails
The Sunset at the Landing Concert Series is a free, outdoor concert held every third Friday from March to October on Covington’s former Columbia Street boat landing, now a permanent performance stage overlooking scenic Bogue Falaya River. Concerts feature regional and touring artists performing jazz, bluegrass, folk, blues and more. All are encouraged to bring refreshments and chairs or blankets for lawn seating. www.sunsetatthelanding.org
Sunset at the Landing
This large festival style annual event, held in Bogue Falaya Park, offers lots of activities, entertainment, and trick or treating for the kids, plus local area restaurants and vendors will be serving refreshments, snacks and treats for purchase. There will also be a reservations-only princess and pirate tea. Costumes encouraged. Go here for tickets and details. http://www.sthfoundation.org/foundation/monstermash.htm
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece at local Michaels stores. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Upcoming themes: October 14 – Vampirina Web of Friendship; Oct 21 – Vampirina Friendship Bracelets; Oct 28 – Vampirina Treat Bag. Go here for details. http://www.michaels.com/classes
Michaels Kids Club Class
Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington invites children and families to come Trick or Treat at over 70 haunted houses on the green outside their facility at this fundraiser for ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions). The day is packed with lots of fall-themed activities which include pumpkin decorating at the pumpkin patch, face painting, all-abilities games, a complimentary photo booth, music and dancing, and much more. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume and take part in the annual Boo Fest costume contest. Gates open at 9am for special needs families. http://lakeviewregional.com/campaigns/boo-fest
The free event, hosted by TerraBella Village Square in Covington, features pumpkins, pumpkin painting, face painting, a jump house, hayride, crafts for the kids, light refreshments and more. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Covington Food Bank. http://terrabellavillage.com/pumpkins-in-the-park/
The City of Mandeville will host host GNO Properties for the Unity in the Community Halloween event at the Trailhead. The evening will feature a bbq cook-off, trick-or-treating, food vendors, costume contest and close out with a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. featuring Naydja Cojoe. http://www.cityofmandeville.com/Default.asp
Mandeville Halloween Event
Pontchartrain Vineyards’ fall outdoor concert series continues with Walter “Wolfman” Washington and The Roadmasters on 10/14; Creole String Beans on 10/28. Gates open at 5, and they will have food trucks and special ticket offers for each show. pontchartrainvineyards.com/jazzn-the-vines
Pontchartrain Vineyards’ Jazz ‘N the Vines
Kids are invited to trick-or-treat throughout downtown among the oaks and cypress trees, then creep on down to Town Hall for a trip through the spook house that will feature some of Madisonville’s spookiest legends including Silk Lady Lane, The Madisonville Jail, The Rooster, The Lighthouse and more. There will also be prizes, music, and refreshments. http://madisonvillechamber.org/
Hot & Healthy: Your Guide to Summertime Checkups & Health Care For Kids
It’s probably the last thing on your mind, and it’s certainly not at the top of your child’s summertime wishlist, but now is the ideal time to organize all your pediatric healthcare needs. From catching up on vaccinations to scheduling six-month dental and annual medical checkups to mapping out emergency facilities and specialists, we’ve got plenty of pediatric providers on both shores to help you get organized. GENERAL PEDIATRICS CARE Access Health Louisiana (Both Shores) Community Healthcare Network accesshealthla.org Locations in multiple parishes, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, and Tangipahoa. Fairway Pediatrics www.fairwaypediatrics.com 7020 North Highway 190, Suite C, Covington (985) 871-7337 Lake Vista Pediatrics lakevistapeds.com 6517 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans (504) 283-7306 Ochsner General Pediatrics (Both Shores) www.ochsner.org/services/general-pediatrics Locations in Kenner, New Orleans, Slidell & River Ridge 866-624-7637 Pontchartrain Pediatrics www.pontchartrainpediatrics.com 4405 Hwy 190 East Service Rd, Covington (985) 893-8505 EMERGENCY/URGENT CARE Children’s Hospital 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Care Uptown & Westbank www.chnola.org/emergency Main Campus 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans (504) 899-9511 West Bank 1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero (504) 349-1555 Children’s Hospital – After Hours Clinic www.chnola.org/Pediatrics/AfterHours 3040 33rd St, Metairie (504) 837-7760 West Jefferson Hospital Pediatric […]
Heat Relief: Fun Ways to Cool Off with the Kids
After an unusually mild spring, summer has finally arrived in Southeast Louisiana — with a vengeance. The kids are bored, but it’s so darn hot outside. What to do? Well, whether your idea of relief from the heat involves water or air conditioning, we’ve got you covered. Here are some super COOL, family-friendly activities and attractions in New Orleans and on the Northshore. ACTIVE INDOORS Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Elmwood) This family fun center is jam-packed full of cool activities, like mini-golf, an arcade, bumper cars, a 6,000-square-foot laser-tag arena, plus their brand new outdoor Climbing Challenge and 5,000-square-foot, two-level Adventure Maze, where maze runners compete to beat friends, family, and the clock in a dash through the hidden check-points of confusion. They also have party rooms for birthday parties and special events, and a snack bar that includes pizza, salads, tons of other snacks, and even adult beverages. Area 51 Laser Tag (Gretna) Boasting 10,000 square feet of fun, this facility offers not only laser tag, but video games and their newest attraction — The Drone Challenge. Area 51 specializes in exciting birthday parties that feature laser tag, arcade and PS3 gaming, food, drink, and of course, […]
Beyond Team Sports: Cool Extracurriculars for Kids
While there’s plenty of debate over how much is too much, most people can agree that some sort of extracurricular activity is good for kids. Why? It cuts down on electronics, builds confidence, relieves stress, teaches time management (where homework is concerned), and it expands their horizons by allowing them to explore various interests. There are certainly plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in team sports after school and on weekends, but what about the non-sports kids, or kids who want or need more variety? We’ve put together a whole bunch of “beyond team sports” options to explore on both shores, including indoor sports, academics, performing arts, martial arts, and more. Be sure to check their websites for registration periods and deadlines — and don’t forget to check on holiday camps. That season is going to pop up quicker than we think! Academics/Languages/STEM Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) http://af-neworleans.org/; (504) 568-0770 Casa de Espana (New Orleans) https://casanola.com/; (985) 664-9793 Bricks for Kidz LEGO Activities (Various locations, both shores) http://www.bricks4kidz.com/louisiana-covington-mandeville/; (985) 705-0805 IDIYA (New Orleans) http://myidiya.com/; (504) 252-9327 Learning Etc (Harvey) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Learning-Etc/138406099540347; (504) 328-5535 Phillips Kids Tutoring (Kenner) http://www.phillipskidstutoring.com/; (504) 305-2322 Spidersmart Learning Center (Jefferson) https://www.spidersmart.com/; (504) 881-1788 STEM […]
Fete Formula: Kids’ Party Planning Guide
Parties — they’re all fun and games until you have to plan and execute them yourself, right? Naturally, many aspects of planning a party for kids are quite different from planning one for adults, but the key to success for either one is, of course, organization. In addition to budget and guest list, deciding on the location of the party is crucial to getting the planning process started. Whether you choose a DIY event at home, or find a party place with less heavy lifting for the host or hostess, we can help you out with some great local options. RENTING A FACILITY Having your event away from your house at a party facility means someone else does the prep work, keeps the party moving, and takes care of the clean up. Prices and packages vary, so be very sure you’re clear on exactly what the facility will and won’t provide, and if there’s additional cost per extra kid, who didn’t RSVP, but showed up anyway! Here are some cool local party places to consider: Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Harahan) 1200 South Clearview Parkway (504) 207-4444; www.lasertagnola.com All-Star Gymnastics (Harvey) 2073 Bonn St (504) 328-3838; http://allstargymla.com/ Art Time (Mandeville) 705 […]
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