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 fall, enjoy another season of live music every Thursday in October at the Covington Trailhead then, explore Downtown Covington after the show. City staff and volunteers from the Covington Business Association will have raffle and goody bags of coupons and specials to area bars, restaurants, and shops. All concerts are free and open to the public. Free off-street parking and public parking oxlots. http://www.covla.com/ Schedule Oct 3 – Tuba Skinny Oct 10 – Where Y’acht Oct 17 – Cheeseburger Ranchers Oct 24 – New Suit Oct 31 – Lost in the 60s
Rockin’ the Rails Concert
The last block party of the year, which always features classic cars, has a Halloween theme, so costumes are encouraged for all ages. Some shops and classic car owners have candy for trick-or-treaters, a pumpkin carving contest and other activities are typically held at St. Tammany Art Association.http://www.covla.com/
Columbia Street Halloween Block Party
Calling all Rebels! Hop on the nearest starship and join Barnes & Noble to build your very own BB-8 from IncrediBuilds to take home. Limited quantities. Sign-up required. Plus, get a coupon for a $1 Rice Krispy Bar (Café stores only). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Star Wars IncrediBuilds Event
Southern Roots Dyslexia Therapy is hosting this community event at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mandeville on Oct 26 to offer up information and resources on what dyslexia is and what is needed to effectively help those affected by it. https://www.facebook.com/events/449405829253975/
St. Tammany Parish Dyslexia Awareness Event
Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington invites children and families to wear costumes and come Trick or Treat at over 70 haunted houses on the Green outside their facility. Other highlights include pumpkin decorating at the pumpkin patch, face painting, all-abilities games, a complimentary photo booth, music and dancing, and more. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume and take part in the annual Boo Fest costume contest. All proceeds benefit children with disabilities and their families. https://accesslouisiana.org/boofest/
A unique festival experience with loads of pumpkins, 60 fine arts and crafts vendors and lots more, including: Garden Show featuring LSU Ag Center and Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, a farmers market, live cooking demos and great food, live and DJ music, big slide and trackless train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, hot air balloon rides, hayrides, antique cars, and the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, where winners take home a trophy and a cash prize. https://www.facebook.com/FallinforMadisonville/.
Fallin’ for Madisonville Arts & Crafts Festival
Upcoming featured books are: How I Met My Monster – September 28; A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure – October 05; Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla – October 12; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mr. Rogers – October 19; No More Monsters Under Your Bed! – October 26. Following story time and activities, participants can get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Barnes & Noble Storytimes & Activities
The free event, hosted by TerraBella Village Square in Covington, features pumpkins, pumpkin painting, face painting, a jump house, mini horses, hayride, crafts for the kids, refreshments for purchase, and more. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Northshore Food Bank. http://terrabellavillage.com/pumpkins-in-the-park/
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) and the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO) will put on a concert on Mandeville’s Lakefront. GNOYO opens the show at 4 PM followed by Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 5 PM. LPO musicians will be dressed in Halloween costumes, and audience members are invited to get in the spirit by costuming, too. The event is free to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring food, drinks, and chairs, and picnic throughout the evening. http://www.cityofmandeville.com
Sunset Symphony on the Lake
The Covington Business Association will host the inaugural Nightmare on Columbia Stroll, Costume Contest & Concert in Downtown Covington. Patrons can stroll from business to business to sample (and vote for their favorite) craft cocktails and craft beers. Live music/entertainment will take place in the streets and at local establishments, with a free concert at the Trailhead at the end of the evening, featuring Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces. https://www.gocovington.org/
Nightmare on Columbia
Slidell’s creative walking parade was founded in 1984 as the Carnival Krewe Mona Lisa and MoonPie, celebrating the season in Olde Towne Slidell. Transformed in 2018 as Mona Fest, the event featured costumed marchers, dancing clubs, brass bands, and an eclectic mix of grocery carts, bicycles and rickshaws, as well as their signature throw, the MoonPie. This year’s route begins and ends at KY’s in Olde Towne Slidell, marching from Robert St. along Cleveland, Second, Erlanger and First, and ends at the 200 block of Carey Street with a free street party. https://monalisaandmoonpie.com/
The Town of Madisonville is hosting its annual Halloween event. Highlights include a Not So Scary Trail for children, a Haunted Trail for brave kids and adults. free gumbo while supplies last, cookie decorating for kids, and businesses will be handing out candy on the front lawn. Free Admission but donations accepted to benefit Friends of the Madisonville Cemetery. From 5:30-7:30pm, businesses and residents are encouraged to hand out candy for “All Around Town Trick or Treating.” The Chamber will provide maps listing all the participants. https://www.townofmadisonville.org/
Ghosts, Goblins, & Gumbo
This annual event features family friendly activities including trick-or-treating from dune buggies, costume contest, face painting, and live music. Trick-or-treating starts at 5:30pm and concert begins at 6:30pm. https://www.experiencemandeville.org/events
Mandeville Trailhead Trunk or Treat
This family friendly event features sodas for the kids, Abita’s great brews from 30 taps, live music in the Courtyard by Casey Saba, games and a cool playlist in the Beer Garden, plus food trucks in the Beer Garden will be serving up dinner. At each event, Abita will also be collecting non-perishable food donations to stock the shelves of the Northshore Food Bank. Different food trucks are featured monthly. Some of the regulars are Old School Eats, The Quesadilla Company, Frytastic Foods, Rolling Cones Ice Cream, Sweet Daddy’s BBQ, NOLA Mia Food Truck, and more. The beer garden and patio are dog-friendly. www.abita.com
Northshore Food Truck Roundup
Fright & Fun: 30 Halloween Events on Both Shores
When the temperature starts dipping below 90, you know it’s autumn in South Louisiana — and autumn means… Halloween! Folks around here can always find a reason to celebrate, but we really step it up for the spooky season. We’ve put together a big ol’ list of 30(+) festivities that range from creepy to cute to suit both thrillseekers and scaredy cats of all ages. NOTE: The list is in order of opening dates. Be sure to check the corresponding website for ticket availability and any last minute changes in dates or times. Scout Island Scream Park (City Park) Fridays-Sundays, September 27-October 27 & October 29-November 2 New Orleans City Park and The Mortuary Haunted Mansion host this fright festival located in a wooded area located in City Park North of I-610. Highlights include: The Devil’s Swamp, Zombie Combat, Scream Factory, Cirque du Fear Fright Zone, The Horseman’s Fright Zone, Blood Bayou Fright Zone, The Kraken Beer & Spirits Pirate Club, The Paranormal Experience, Carnival Rides, and more. The festival will have activities for all ages. Families with small children are invited to attend early and take part in the hay ride and Scare Free Kid Zone. Fridays 6-midnight; Saturdays […]
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 […]
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