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Why be bored? You'll find lots to do in St. Charles Parish from March 22 on in this column ...

I-49 meeting set for route

HAHNVILLE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the I-49 South Route US90 Project. A public hearing will be held on March 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the parish courthouse. Comments can be sent through April 9 via e-mail to i49south@dmjmharris.com or by US Mail addressed to Ms. Noel Ardoin Environmental Engineer Administrator, LA DOTD, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge LA, 70804-9245.


Ballet 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.

Memorial scholarship fundraiser this weekend

Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser to be held on March 24. Prize and cake bingo at Paradis Fire Hall on Barber Road from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 entry includes bingo card, a drink, and one food item (either nacho or hot dog) Raffle of prize including autographed Saints football. Doors open at 5 p.m. We welcome all!

Sing your heart out for drama auditions

GOOD HOPE- The River Region Drama Guild will hold auditions for its summer musical "Into the Woods" on March 24-25. All auditions will take place at 15146 River Road, Good Hope at the Performing Arts and Cultural Center. Auditions begin at 10:00 AM- 6:00PM on Saturday and on Sunday begin at Noon - 2 p.m. For additional information call Christopher Melohn at 504-520-0159.

Get the buzz on mosquito control

ALEXANDRIA- The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association are sponsoring a workshop March 20-22 in Alexandria for those interested in being certified as commercial pesticide applicators in mosquito control and public health. More information on the workshop and training manuals available for those interested in certification can be obtained by visiting www.lmca.us and clicking on the spring workshop information link or contact Mary Grodner at 225- 578-2180.

Here comes the Easter Bunny

LULING- The Luling United Methodist Church will be hosting their 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. Activities will for all ages that include face painting, food, story telling and more! The church is located at 1001 Paul Maillard Rd in Luling, for more information call church office at 985-785- 6868.

Scholarships for writing 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.

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 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.

Help support an alcohol-free weekend

LULING- Alcohol-Free Weekend is observed the first weekend of the Alcohol Awareness Month and is scheduled for April 6-8. During the weekend parents are urged not to consume alcoholic beverages for a 72-hour period to demonstrate to young people that alcohol isn't necessary to have a good time. When young people drink, they lose.

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.

Free stroke screenings

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.

Sheriff's scholarship under way for kids

LULING- Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student from either Hahnville High School or Destrehan High School in the amount of $500. Applications must be submitted by April 1. Further information contact Susie Breaux Gauthier 985-783-1355.

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 - 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.

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.

"Carol Britt and Friends" on tap at Houma Church

HOUMA- Dr. Carol Britt will lead an all-star ensemble of musicians in a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Houma. Admission is free and is open to the public and the church is located at 243 Barrow St.

K.C. Council 9933 Easter egg hunt

LULING- The annual Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. on the Holy Family Church grounds in Luling. Luling. Everyone is invited, and there will be an egg-decorating contest. The hunt is sponsored by K.C. Council 9933.

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