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
Walk the trails at the Northlake Nature Center while reading an interactive story along the way. This session’s book is entitled “I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie”. No reservations required. Free to the public! Bring a snack or lunch to enjoy a picnic before or after. Stroller are wheelchair accessible. http://northlakenature.org
Storywalk in Northlake Nature Center
From 1935 through 1956 the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex headquarters property was a horticultural attraction called Bayou Gardens. In its prime, the garden bloomed with over 400 varieties of camellias and azaleas. The Open House features free guided garden and site history tours, nature-friendly gardening workshops and presentations. Free refreshments are provided by Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Inc. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh/Bayou_Gardens_Open_House.html
Bayou Gardens Open House
The theme for this inaugural parade on the Mandeville’s lakefront is theme is “Dressed to the #9s,” recognizing #9 Drew Brees and Joe Burrow, and our Louisiana football culture. Participants and their pooches should come dressed in Saints or LSU football theme. https://www.facebook.com/events/1287885741414443/ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: – 10AM-12PM Registration Location: Near the Lakefront Splash Park – 12PM-2PM (Arrive by 11:45AM) Costume Contest and Judging Location: Pontchartrain Yacht Club – 2PM (Line up by 1:45PM) Walking Parade Route: The parade will begin on Lakeshore Drive near the Mandeville Lakefront Splash Park and end at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lafitte Street near Barley Oak. – 10AM-6PM Vendors Location: Near the parade’s end at Lakeshore Drive and Lafitte Street; Enjoy food and drinks, vendors, pet adoptions, and entertainment along the lakefront and at surrounding businesses.
Mandeville Krewe Du Pooch Parade & Costume Contest
Upcoming featured books are: Saturday – February 22; Celebrating Dr. Seuss! – February 29; How to Catch a Dinosaur and How to Catch a Unicorn – March 07; Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase – March 14; Pig the Tourist – March 21 – Macca the Alpaca – March 28. 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
Join Big Branch March Refuge staff for this FREE, 45-minute long fun-filled educational program for young children 0 – 6 years old. Learn about native animals, make nature themed crafts, go on a short nature walk, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the program. Meets at the Bayou Lacombe Center. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh/Annual_Events.html
Nature Explorers at Big Branch
Drop off the kids (ages 5-12) for a 3-hour, movie themed dinner/dessert/pajama party. Kids can bring blankets and pillows for carpet time and enjoy a mini cooking class as they make their dinner, desserts and snacks with our teachers. Reservations required. http://culinarykidsns.com/
Culinary Kids Parents’ Night Out
The Louisiana Food Truck Festival will feature great food, live music, festival vendors and more! Free Admission! Grab your chairs, grab the family, grab your friends and head to your Harbor Center for this great outdoor festival! (Indoor, if it rains). https://www.facebook.com/events/2419048598355163/
Louisiana Food Truck Festival
Held on the grounds of Slidell Little Theatre off Fremaux Town Center Parkway, the event features up to 30 teams cooking their best gumbo, live entertainment, awards and more. Admission is $10 per person for all-you-can-eat gumbo, children 10 and under are admitted free. http://www.slidelllittletheatre.org/gumbo-cook-off
Northshore Gumbo Cook-Off
The parade starts at the Columbia Street Tap Room, travels south on Columbia, left onto Gibson, right on Lee Lane, crosses Boston Street and turns right onto Rutland Street, passes in front of the English Tea Room, and ends in front of Jewel’s Cigar & Briar Shop for the block party that lasts until 5pm. http://www.covingtoncelticclub.com/
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
Children’s Museum of St Tammany hosts this arts festival that awards prizes to Top Elementary and High School Artists, Top Team, Best in Show, and two special categories: St. Tammany Proud, where artists are encouraged to produce art specific to St. Tammany culture; and, The Spirit of the Child, an expression of childhood and whimsy. Artist Start Time: 8 AM | Judging & Awards: Noon | Festival 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. https://cmstkids.org/play/events/chalk-fest-2020
CMST Chalk Fest
Cure for Cabin Fever: Indoor Family Fun on Both Shores
Winter in South Louisiana can be a mixed bag. One day you might be in flip flops, the next you’re prepping people, pipes, and pets for a frost warning! For those chilly days — or any given rainy day — when your crew is getting stir crazy, it’s nice to have plenty of options. Luckily, we do! While the movies are always a fun possibility, if you prefer to let the kiddos explore, create, and/or burn off some energy in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment, here are some great choices in New Orleans and on the Northshore. NEW ORLEANS 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 5,000-square-foot, two-level Adventure Maze, and Pharaoh’s Revenge Escape Room. 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. http://www.lasertagnola.com/ Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (French Quarter) Perched on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter, the aquarium is an excellent escape to another world. After walking through a tunnel that reveals the colors of a […]
HOLIDAY HULLABALOO: 100 Events on Both Shores & Beyond
The holidays are finally here! And since we’re lucky to live in this incredibly festive region, as always, there is a dizzying array of events and activities to get you into the spirit. From New Orleans to the Northshore to the West Bank to the River Parishes, we’ve pulled together as many family-friendly Christmas, Chanukah, New Year’s, and general wintry fun events as we could find. We’ve divided them into categories — mall Santas, ongoing events, and single-day events — then, put them in chronological order. Each event contains a link to its website of origin, so be sure to check for additional information, ticket availability, and any changes to dates and times. Okay, ready, set — go have some fun! Scan through this massive list, and start jam-packing those holiday calendars! Mall Santas Santa and the North Pole Express at Lakeside (New Orleans) Now through December 24 Santa and the train are located at Center Court throughout the holiday season, Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sundays 12pm-6pm. Santa Photos: Monday – Thursday, 10am-8pm, Sundays 12pm-6pm. Express passes are available via the website. https://www.lakesideshopping.com/holiday Santa at Clearview Mall (New Orleans) Now through December 24 Santa is available […]
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 […]
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