DESTREHAN - Grey Door Films needs movie extras for their first feature film, In Purgatory. Twenty-five extras 21 years of age and older are needed on May 19 to be part of a barroom scene and 53 extras 18 years of age and older are needed on May 27 to be part of a daytime talk show audience scene. For more information, call David Kirtland at 985-210-9895 or Mary Childs at 504-628-1310.
Women’s Club set to recognize officers at membership meeting
DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Women’s Club’s final meeting of this club year is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m. at the Ormond Country Club on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.
The meeting will include a luncheon and the installation of the 2007-2008 officers.
Reservation for the luncheon must be made by contacting Joan Belcher at 985-785-8755 or Catherine Dunlap at 985-764-0533. Call Kathy at 504-296-6475 for baby-sitting services and Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437 with membership questions.Vrooom! Fire up your engine for charity’s ‘poker run’
LULING - The Relay for Life will be hosting the 5th Annual Ride for a Cure Poker Run as a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society on Sunday, May 20. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Dougie V’s Lounge on River Road in Luling.
The ride will include stops in LaPlace, Kenner and Metairie. The last bike will roll back to Twist of Lime in Metairie at 3 p.m.
Winning hand - $300, losing hand - $100. Raffle baskets are also included. For more information, call Johnnie Simoneaux at 504-810-6213.New support group for the parents of autistic children
NEW ORLEANS - Children’s Hospital and the Chartwell Center have partnered to begin a monthly support group for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. It will be held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parenting center of the hospital located at 200 Henry Clay Ave. in New Orleans. For information, call 504-899-2478 or 504-896-9439.Catfish Festival's 32nd Annual Queen's Pageant
The La. Catfish Festival will host its pageant on Saturday June 9. We are seeking interested young ladies to compete for the titles of La. Catfish Queen XXXII and La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII.
Interested contestants must reside in St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Lafourche Parishes. The Miss division is ages 18-23 and is judged on interviews, sportswear, evening gown presentation and an on stage interview. Teen division is ages 14-17 and judged the same.
Awards will be given for People's Choice, Sportswear, Evening Gown presentation, and Top Interview. Both Miss and Teen winners will also receive a special gift at crowning.
The newly crowned Miss Queen will attend the annual Mardi Gras Ball in Washington D.C. and will compete in the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens Pageant in February.
She also receives traveling expenses, new evening gown expense, and much much more. All interested participants should contact pageant directors Lydia Dempster at 985-785-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.
Also, come out and support the Louisiana Catfish Festival that will be held July 13 through 15. If you are looking for fun, rides, music and the best catfish on this side of heaven stroll on over to Des Allemands on St Gertrude Catholic Church grounds for the excitement.Workshop offers a free BEAR for you to donate to orphans
METAIRIE - Everyone is encouraged to help Build-A-Bear Workshop stuff bears with extra hugs and love for children in need of permanent, safe and loving families. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, the first 200 guests at the Build-A-Bear Workshop in the Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. All bears will be distributed to kids who are waiting to be adopted. Call 713-468-6987 for info.Stress management class helps you cope with life’s curve balls
ST. ROSE - Registered and licensed therapist Carlene Bannister will present a free series of stress management classes at the St. Rose Library.
The first class will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact the library at 504-465-0646 for more information.Nicholls State’s summer camp for dyslexic students
THIBODAUX - The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders is inviting students grades five through nine to attend its Creative Scholars Camps in July 31 through Aug. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on the Nicholls campus.
The registration fee is $225 for the day-only camp and $325 for the day camp with overnight stay along with a non-refundable $25 application fee. Early registration is recommended and all fees must be paid in full by July 15. For more information, call 985-448-4214 or 985-448-4444.Enjoy a sizzling time at Boutte Christian’s summer camp
BOUTTE - Registration is now open for summer camp at Boutte Christian Academy. The registration fee of $75 covers camp supplies and the camp t-shirt. Fees for toddlers are $22 per day and fees for children ages 2 to 12 are $19 per day. The program begins on Tuesday, May 29 and runs through Friday, August 10. For information, call the school at 985-785-2456.An elegant night of music, art and foods awaits you ...
GARYVILLE - The River Region Arts and Humanities Council cordially invites you to Herons in the Hall, a bicentennial event on Saturday, June 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the San Francisco Plantation Pavilion on River Road in Garyville. activities include live music, a juried art show with Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue, and food by Chef Richard of Bull’s Corner Restaurant. Cash bar available. Dress: elegantly casual, no jackets required, no jeans. For more information, call the RRAH.Get your juicy red - and super fresh - tomatoes from the Arc of St. Charles greenhouse
BOUTTE - The Arc of St. Charles is proud to announce that their tomato plants are in full bloom and have juicy ripe tomatoes and painted flower pots up for sale. Prices: $3 a basket and the flower pots are $8 each. For more information, call 985-785-0971.Ed Reed/Valero golf tourney - complete with NFL superstars - set for July
NFL player and Destrehan hometown hero Ed Reed has announced that the first annual Ed Reed/Valero Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 2, 2007 at Belle Terre Country Club in Laplace. Proceeds from the event will fund the “Ed Reed Eye of the Hurricane Foundation.”
The Valero St. Charles Refinery, is sponsoring the tournament.
Reed, who plays for the Baltimore Ravens, grew up in Destrehan and was a star on the field at Destrehan High School. He established the foundation to reach out to charities and community causes in St. Charles Parish.
Reed keeps close ties to his hometown roots, hosting an annual football camp for children as well as the Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree each year. He remains affiliated with the St. Rose Booster Club and is a strong supporter of the Destrehan High School football team.
To register a team for the tournament, call 985-764-4738. Fee includes green fee, cart, food and beverages throughout the day. As an added perk, Reed is inviting many of his NFL colleagues to join him on the links!
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