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March 14, 2007 at 4:56 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

let gets their dance on

DESTREHAN- The River Region Ballet will present their Spring Concert "Celebrating Diverse Cultures" on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at Destrehan Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting River Region Ballet at 985-764-7678.

Car show on River Road

VACHERIE - The 2nd Annual River Road Car Show will be held at St. Joseph Plantation Saturday, March 17. Come and enjoy rows and rows of classic cars, live music, and famous cuisine from the south. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Contact River Parishes Tourist Commission at 985-359-2562 or see the Herald-Guide’s Sports section for a full story.

St. Peter school hosts kids pageant

RESERVE- St. Peter School will hold their annual children's pageant on March 18 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the school auditorium. Children from ages 5 months to 9 years are welcome and awards will be given for many categories, but no pageant wear please! Admission is $2. For information, call Theresa Babin at 985-536-4296.


Scholarships for journaliam students

BATON ROUGE- The Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL) is now accepting applications for two scholarships for students seeking a public relations or journalism career. Each award is worth $500 and candidates must be full-time undergraduates majoring in public relations or journalism, or working on a degree with emphasis in public relations. Deadline is April 4. For information, contact Holly Houk at 225-578-3872.

Expert holds seminar on child obesity

BATON ROUGE- Dr. Theresa Nicklas, a renowned public heath educator and researcher will address several facets in childhood obesity March 19 on the Louisiana State University campus. Contacts are Roy Martin at 225-578-2284, Lori Dowden at 225-578-2409, or Tom Merrill at 225-578-2263.

Farmer’s Market holds March 17 fest

DESTREHAN- Festivities are scheduled for Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Ormond Plantation. Visitors can enjoy live music, face painting, Irish cuisine by Chef Ed Rhinehart and kid-friendly fun and games. Contact Ann Montgomery at 985 764 9762.

Train to work with a family program

LAPLACE- The Bayou Council on Alcoholism is looking for people in St. John and St. Charles Parish who want to make a difference. Training will be March 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. John Parish Library. Call 985-446-0643 or 1-800-618-9444 for more information.

Revival set this month in Boutte

BOUTTE- Come out on March 25- 28 to experience a revival at the Boutte Assembly of God on Sunday from 10:45 AM and 6 p.m. and Monday thru Wednesday at 7 p.m. Nursery will be available for infants to age 3. For more information call 985-785-2413.

Plantation holds heritage day

DESTREHAN- Come out on April 4 at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn life skills that were necessary to maintain a self-sufficient life on a plantation. For all ages and open to the general public, there is something for everyone. Tours of the plantation are available for $5. For information, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315.

Tests that can save your life or a loved one

LULING- Residents living in and around Luling community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Screenings will be on April 2 at 737 Paul Maillard Rd., Suite B and appointments will begin at 9:00 a.m. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment call 1-877-237-1287 or visit us on the web at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Student ambassador fundraiser

HAHNVILLE - Stop by Hymel's Restaurant located at 15805 River Road in Hahnville on March 31 and donate to the Katelin Schmill People to People Student Ambassador Fundraiser. Your $5 donation gets you a take-out plate lunch that includes Bar-b-que chicken, jambalaya, potato salad and bread. For information, call Gena Schmill at 504-559-0996 or Marilyn Hymel at 504-559-2502.

HHS prom fashion show set

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School will hold its Prom Fashion Show on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For information, call Courtney Johnson at 985-758-7537.

Women's club schedules auction

LULING - The St. Charles Women's Club's next meeting is Thursday, March 15 at First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr., Luling. Coffee and conversation start at 9:30 a.m. The organization's Tea Cup Auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. For information on both events, call Diane Rochelle at 985-764-9626 or Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437.

Improve etiquette at university dinner

THIBODAUX - Which fork do I use? Is that my bread plate? Learn the answers with Dr. Terry Roach on Monday, March 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nicholls State University's annual etiquette dinner. Tickets: $25. For information, call 985-448-4175.

Quilt like you mean it

LAPLACE - Quilting Fans Quilt Guild of LaPlace welcomes beginners and experienced quilters to drop in at their next meeting March 12 from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Chili cook-off is going to be ... hot!

BATON ROUGE - The Audubon Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Head Injury Association are teaming up for the Louisiana State Chili Cook-Off on March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parker Coliseum. For information, call Lowell Tilley at 225-241-2396.

Classic theater in Kenner

KENNER - Agatha Christie's classic mystery comedy "And Then There Were None" runs through March 18. Tickets: $22 for adults, $20 for students and seniors age 55 and up and and $10 for children age 6-12. The theater is located at 325 Minor St. For reservations, call 504-468-7221.

28th Annual Sportsmen's Show

GONZALES - The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center will play host to the Sportsmen's Show and Festival from March 8-11. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

Highlights include a live skeet shooting demonstration, motocross, live music, hundreds of booths with fishing tackle, lures, hunting equipment, a food court and family entertainment area.

Call 504-464-7363.

Learn about writing from an author

The St. Rose Library will host a Meet Local Author event on March 10, from 11 a.m.to 12 p.m. Farrah Rochon, one of Louisiana’s new authors, will discuss the trials and tribulations of writing for publications from a young writer’s perspective. Aspiring writers and other interested individuals are invited to share with Farrah new and insightful ideas of fictional writing. Copies of Farrah’s book, Deliver Me, will be on sale at the event.

Women leaders to honor parish judge

“Weekend in the Capitol City,” a gathering of Louisiana’s women leaders will be held March 9 and 10 in Baton Rouge. Judge Mary Ann Lemmon of St. Charles Parish will be honored for her outstanding contributions to the community and to the state.

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