The AARP is sponsoring free tax help for low and moderate income taxpayers with an emphasis on the Senior Citizens of St. Charles Parish. For more information call 764-2529.
St. Charles Women’s Club annual Tea Cup auction
The St. Charles Women’s Club will host their annual Tea Cup Auction on March 18 at Chateau Country Club in Kenner. Doors open at 10:30am and tickets are sold in advance for $33.00 a ticket. Price includes lunch, dessert, beverage and four bidding tickets. To purchase tickets call Patty Picard at 785-9005.
Rock ’n Roll for Humane Society
A rock concert to benefit the St. Charles Humane Society will be held March 4 at 8:00 till Midnight at Ormond Plantation Manor. $12 Admission. Featuring “Hangface”, a Norwegian Rock Group touring the US. For more information contact Donna Nassar at 764-4086.
St. Charles Vaccination Day
The St. Charles Humane Society will hold a parish wide vaccination day on March 19. East bank locations are 8-8:15 in Montz at the Firehouse, 8:30-9:30 in Norco at the American Legion Home, 9:45-11:15 in Destrehan at Destrehan High School and 11:30-1:00 in St. Rose at St. Rose Primary School. The west bank locations and times are 8:00-9:00 at the Courthouse in Hahnville, 9:30-10:30 in Boutte at Majoria’s parking lot, 11:00-12:00 in Des Allemands at the First American Bank, 12:30-1:30 in Ama at St. Mark’s Church. For more information contact 985-785-9136.
Spring “Fais Do Do” on the river
St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Ama will hold a Fais Do Do on Sunday, March 12 at the church. There will be traditional cajun music and dancing. Music will be provided by “The Dirt Pile Ramblers”. Everyone is invited for cajun food, beer, wine, and soft drinks.
‘Frisco Fest’ spring arts & crafts festival
The San Franciso Plantation in Garyville, LA, will host the 3rd annual ‘Frisco Fest’ on March 11-12. Events include 25 mile bike tour, 1 mile fun run and 5k run, arts and crafts, plants, flowers, strawberries, kid activities, garden exhibits, educational programs by LSU Ag Master Gardeners, a Chef’s Choice cook-off and a washer board tournament. For more information call toll free: 1-888-322-1756 or visit the website at www.sanfranciscoplantation.org
Nicholl’s to hold Jubilee Festival
Nicholl’s State University will hold the eighth annual Jubilee Festival of the Arts & Humanities March 15 - April 12. The kickoff celebration will be March 15, 9a.m. - 4p.m. in front of Talbot Hall. For more information contact 985-493-ARTS or check out their website http://www.nicholls.edu/jubilee.
“The Odd Couple” opens at RRT
Neil Simon’s renown comedy “The Odd Couple”, directed by Gary Rucker will open Friday, March 10 at 8p.m. and will run through March 26 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30p.m. The play is at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre located at 325 Minor Street in Kenner’s Rivertown district. You can get tickets at the door or by calling the box office at 504-468-7221.
E.D White living history
On March 4 & 5, the E.D. White State Historic Site in Thibodaux will host a weekend of living history. The event will feature camp life, skirmish drill, firing demonstrations, and other aspects of Civil War soldiers' life. The public can tour the camp sites and the antebellum E. D. White Home & museum between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The site is located about 5 miles north of Thibodaux on Louisiana Highway 1. For more information call Allen Thibodaux at (985) 785-8423.
New Orleans boat show
The annual New Orleans Boat Show is returning to New Orleans for its 36th year, March 8-12 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Boat manufacturers from across the Gulf South region will be on hand with the latest boats, equipment and accessories. The Boat Show has several activities for the family including interactive games for the kids.
First time homeowner’s workshop is scheduled for March 4 from 10am until 12 noon at the St. Rose Library. This is a chance to learn about special financing for families with very low to moderate income levels. Anyone interested in attending this workshop must call 985-785-0570 to reserve a seat as space is limited. This workshop is sponsored by Family Resources of New Orleans located at 13110 Highway 90 in Boutte, LA.
Citizen of the year banquet
The Citizen of the Year Banquet is scheduled for March 17 at 7:00pm at the Satelite Center. Attendants are asked to provide names of local residents for nomination of Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year will reveive a Paul Harris Fellow and be honored at the banquet.
Please have nominations ready for the March 1 meeting. There is no "form" needed. Simply write a story and be prepared to read it aloud.
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