The LA Dept. of Social Services is conducting an orientation/informative meeting for adults interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at 429 W. Airline Hwy, Suite M, in LaPlace. To register for orientation or for more information, call 1-800-748-7755 or 1-800-431-6801.
Bayou Gauche citizens discuss drainage issues
Bayou Gauche - Bayou Gauche Citizens Action Committee will hold an open discussion, Friday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. Councilman Derryl Walls and a representative from the Sunset Drainage District have been invited to attend.Ama church holds annual craft fair
AMA - St. Mark’s Church is Ama will hold their annual craft fair on July 7 and July 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fair features are jewelry, florals, clothing and accessories, skin care products, wooden crafts, hand painted glass, children’s gifts and religious gifts.ENCORE! Historical play on stage - again
DESTREHAN - The River Road Historical Society announces an encore performance of The Voices of Louisiana play and dinner at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn on Saturday, July 28 with a Cajun-style buffet dinner at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 17 and under. Reservations and advance payment is required.
To order tickets call the Destrehan Plantation business office at 985-764-9315 or visit the plantations gift shop at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.
Kids: register to read all summer long
LULING - Children may register for the reading program at public libraries or at the bookmobiles in both St. Charles and St. John parishes. The program is through July 27. For a schedule call the West Regional St. Charles Parish library at 985-785-8471.Volunteer firefighters needed in Paradis
PARADIS - The Paradis Volunteer Fire Department is seeking members. Those interested may attend training each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the station, 807 Barber Road. For information, call 985-758-1544.Art guild accepting applications for camp
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild Camp will be held July 16 through 20 at the First Presbyterian Church in Luling. Applications can be picked up at the West Regional Library in Luling or the East Regional Library in Destrehan.Destrehan church hosts KIDCAM camp
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan will host the 2007 KIDCAM Camp. For more information, call 1-800-229-9761 or visit them online at www.kidcamcamp.com.Calling all artists! Paint away at summer art camp
DESTREHAN - The Louisiana Artist Association Camp will be held July 9 through July 13 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan. For information, call 504-733-2489.Sheriff’s summer camp accepting
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications from boys between the ages 12 to 16 to attend its ninth annual “Operation First Class Sheriff’s Camp” from July 22 to 27 and is free of charge.
The sheriff’s camp chooses 50 boys per year and the event is an outdoor experience at the Salmen Boy Scout Reservation located near Kiln, Mississippi.
Space is limited, so, if you know of a deserving young man, please contact Captain Patrick Yoes or Sergeant Burley McCarter at 985-783-1355.Parish church holds food & fun fair in Hahnville
HAHNVILLE - The Philadelphia Baptist Church of Hahnville will hold its Annual Mini Fair 2007 complete with food, music, games and plenty of seafood on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on church grounds located at 217 Smith Street in Hahnville.
For more information, call Marguerite Marshall at 985-783-6400. Booths are also on sale for $65. Call Carla Triche at 504-906-6809 or 504-431-2297 no later than June 30 to reserve your booth.Get your walk on at church marathon
HAHNVILLE- The Philadelphia Baptist Church is sponsoring a Run/Walk A Thon on Saturday, July 14 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The route starts at Philadelphia Baptist Church and ends at Sycamore Street in Hahnville. If you are interested contact Marilyn Jackson at 504-559-4731. Fees start at $10 and late fees go up to $20.Support group for the separted and divorced
LULING- A support group is being held for women married 20+ years who have separted or divorced in the last two years. The group will focus on coping with the changes in your life, socializing as a single and peer support. Call Gail Roussel at 985-331-1999 ext. 17.Running for a good cause from to Hahnville to Luling
HAHNVILLE- Harvest Time Community will be hosting a run/walk on Saturday, July 14. It will be held at the Harvest Christian Center in Hahnville and end at Monsanto Park and will begin at 8 a.m. You may also have your company name printed on a t-shirt and a designated area at the Center for a monetary donation. Please respond no later than Monday, June 25, for more information please contact 985-783-2508.Kids can get fired up in the kitchen at HHS
HAHNVILLE- Nicole Falgout is offering cooking lessons for young adults who are looking to get involved in the kitchen. From June 4- August 3, kids can come from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to learn safe kitchen techniques, kitchen ediquette and putting together recipes. There will be fun field trips, water days and other fun activities. Call 504-858-5976 for more information or to work out a schedule for working parents.
Des Allemands is gearing up for the Louisiana Catfish Festival on July 13-15This years event will feature live bands, rides, plenty of delicious food, and unique arts and craft booths.
The annual festival is held at the St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church Grounds, 17292 Hwy 631 in Des Allemands.Schedule
Friday, July 13, 5-11 p.m.
Don Rich Band - 7-11 p.m.Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.7 a.m. - 1 mile run
7:30 a.m. - 5k St. Charles Parish Championship Race
D.J. Mister G’s Swamp Pop Music 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 a.m. - 11:00p.m. Craft Booths Open up
11 a.m. - Catfish Cooking Contest
2:30 p.m. - Catfish Eating Contest/Queen’s introduction
5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Kane Glaze Band
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Trent Bourgeois and Fly by Nite BandSunday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.11:00a.m. Festival opens the blessing of booths
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Rodney Thibodeaux and Tout Les Soir Band
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Top Cats
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Aaron Foret Band
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