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Freshman orientation at Hahnville High

BOUTTE - Hahnville HIgh School will hold its freshman orientation on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. for Team 1, 10:15 a.m. for Team 2 and 11:30 a.m. for Team 3. A student’s team number is designated on their schedule and by the color of paper on which the schedule is printed.

All incoming freshman and their parents and guardians are encouraged to attend to receive information regarding school expectations, procedures and TOPS requirements. Students will take ID pictures, pay fees, collect textbooks and get P.E. uniforms.

Students should wear a uniform shirt or bring one with them to take their ID picture.

HHS seniors, juniors and sophomores are to report to the school on Aug. 12 to pay fees, pick up textbooks, P.E. unifroms, take ID pictures and request schedule corrections.

For more information, call the school at 985-758-7537.

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.

Girls Scouts just want to have fun

DESTREHAN - River Parishes Girl Scout Day Camp will be held Monday, July 23 and Friday, July 27 through Friday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon. - Thurs.) and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Fri.) at St. Charles United Methodist Church located at 1095 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan. The camp will include dance, fashion, games, arts and crafts. For information, call Marianne Burdette at 504-733-8220.

Put on your boggie shoes for dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold a dance on July 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight a the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands. Music by Rick & Pete. Tickets: $10 per couple. BYOL.

Luling church hosts back to school bash

LULING - The Luling United Methodist Church will hold a 2007 Back to School Bash on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on church grounds located at 1001 Paul Maillard Road. For registration information, call the church office at 985-785-6868. Priority will be given to those who preregister by Friday, Aug. 3.

River Parishes Transit Authority sets meet

LAPLACE - The River Parishes Transit Authority will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the South Lousisiana Port Commission Meeting Room, 171 Belle Terre Boulevard in La Place. Call 985-851-2900 for more information.

Parish networking group meets montly

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Networking Group for businesses meet each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Mochaccino’s second-floor meeting room on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

For information, call Cory Faucheux at 504-251-5726 or Diane Rattray at 985-703-2251.

Parish’s annual kids pageant on tap

NORCO - The 10th Annual St. Charles Parish of Plenty Pageant for children will be held on Saturday, July 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 375 Spruce St. in Norco starting at 10 a.m.

Proceeds benefit the St. Charles Festival Pageant Scholarship Fund and winners will be announced at the festival that evening at Destrehan High School.

The dress is Sunday best for all divisions with an entry fee of $40, which includes the photogeneic category.

The deadline to register is Friday, July 27, although registration will be accepted at the door with a $5 late entry fee.

Please also bring a photo and arrive 30 minutes prior to your child’s division time to check in.

All girls are invited to be a contestant in the St. Charles Parish Festival Queen’s Contest on Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. in the Destrehan High School auditorium.

All contestants must be a resident of St. Charles Parish and be between the ages of 13 to 16 yesrs of age for the Teen Pageant and 17 to 23 for the Miss Pageant.

The entry is $75 for the Teen Pageant and $100 for the Miss Pageant. There is also an optional photogenic category and the entry fee is $10.

Girls ages 3 to 12 years old wanting to be a sweetheart escort for the contestants - contact Leslie Cambre at 985-785-1732.

For more info and division information, call Doreen Landry at 985-764-1466, Celeste Stein at 985-652-4961 or Kerri Roussel at 985-536-9500.

Humanities groups holds annual tea

DESTREHAN - The River Region Arts and Humanities Council will hold its annual member and guests tea and fashion show on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan.

Tests that can help save you from stroke

DESTREHAN - Life Line Screening for stroke and carotid artery, abdominal aortic anerysm, ankle brachial index and osteoporosis will be held at the St. Charles Borromeo Church on Aug. 8. The church is located at 13396 River Rd. in Destrehan and appoinments begin at 9 a.m. Cost: $129 for all four tests. For more info, or to scheldule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit us on the web at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Mothering matters at MOPS group event

LULING - Mothers of Preschoolers of St. Charles Parish will kick-off its 2007-2008 year on Thursday, August 2 at Mochaccino’s in Luling from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to all mothers including women who are pregnant and with children ranging in age from newborn to 5 years of age.

The organization’s commitment is to nurture mothers by providing them with creative and educational opportunities for personal growth as a mother.

MOPS has been part of the St. Charles Parish community since 2000 and is a faith-based group sponsored by The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

Bi-monthly meetings are held from September through May. On the first Thursday meetings begin at 6 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

For more information, visit www.mops.org or call the Bible Center Church at 985-785-0557.

Free glacouma eye screening set for July

MANDEVILLE - The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation and Lions/LSU Regional Low Vision Center in partnership with Allergan, Inc. is hosting a free glaucoma check-up and screening event at the Castin Center llocated at 63350 Pelican Dr. in Mandeville. on Thursaday, July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.

The biggest seafood cook-off in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS - The 4th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans in the Louisiana Foodservice Expo and the Gulf Coast Seafood Pavillion.

Competitors from 19 states will go head to head in the event sponsored by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board.

The top-scoring chefs will compete in a Day 2 lagniappe cook-off event, preparing a quick and easy seafood dish to consumers on the go.

The event is open to the public.

Tickets will be on sale at the door.

ENCORE! Historical play on stage - AGAIN - in Destrehan

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 plantation gift shop at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.

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