BEST BET: Vince Vance to sing at Westbank Bridge Park concert
BEST BET: Vince Vance is scheduled to perform at the first annual COncert in the Park at the West Bank Bridge Park on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs, ice chests and family. Food and drinks available.
The concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux.
Senior health fair on tap this weekend
LAPLACE - The River Parishes Hospital Senior Friends Program is hosting a senior health fair on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in suite 309 of the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion.
Senior Friend members will be able to take advantage of an array of free health screenings and health-related information.
Non-members who are 50 years and older can take advantage of this special opportunity at a cost of $10.
Reservations are required as space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call 985-653-4247.Blood donors get chance to see Saints
ST. ROSE - The American Legion River Road Post 366 is sponsoring a blood drive in partnership with Ochsner on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12188 River Road in St. Rose.
All donors will receive a T-shirt, a mini physical, cholesterol test and blood assurance package, along with sandwiches, snacks, cookies and drinks.
Donors will also be entered into a drawing for two New Orleans Saints club-level tickets for the Saints vs Panthers game to be held on Sun., Oct. 7.
Children and teenagers can learn self-defense
ST. CHARLES - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office , along with the St. Charles Parish School's Community Education is offering the following classes:
Self Defense Workshop for kids ages 6 to 14 on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Lakewood Elementary from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Child fingerprinting is Thursday, Sept. 20 at Lakewood Elementary from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7p.m.
Self Defense for Women and Teenagers is Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hahnville High and Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Destrehan High.To register, contact Susie Breaux at 985-783-1355.
Get your FREE library card in September
LULING - September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and St. Charles Parish libraries are encouraging all parish residents to stop in and sign up for a card.
Library cards are free to all residents, persons who own property in the parish and kids who attend school here.One stop for all your home & garden needs
NEW ORLEANS - The Gulf Coast Home and Garden Expo and The Gulf Coast Building and Remodeling Expo will open to the public at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Friday Sept. 28 and run through Sunday, Sept. 30. Admission is free.
The combined expo will provide guests with gardening, landscaping and home decorating advice, ideas and products. It will also gather hundreds of new construction, rebuilding and remodeling industry professionals under one roof.
The expo will showcase more than 60 exhibitors and government agencies from across the country.
Expo hours: Friday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.gcbre.com or call 630-241-9865.High-spirited play on stage in Kenner
KENNER - Thoroughly Modern Millie, a 1920’s musical, is open at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre and will run through Sept. 30 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A pre-performance catered buffet is also available.
Tickets:$ 25 for adults, $22 for seniors (55 and up) and students, and $12 for children (6 to 12).
The theatre is located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner’s Rivertown district. Call Thursday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tickets and reservations.
Call 504-468-7221 for more information.FAMILIES: Come on down to Family Day
PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is planning Family Day Sept. 23 on the church grounds in Paradis. Call the church at 985-758-2668.Deadline for gumbo battle Sept. 21
LULING - The annual United Way of St. Charles’ Battle for the Paddle is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park.
The event is a gumbo and jambalaya cook-off between teams who cook up their own special recipes on-site and serve the results to attendees of all ages who pay $5 for this all-you-can-eat extravaganza.
Sign up your team to battle ir out for the 2007 title. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. Entry fee: $50. Teams are limited to four people.
For more information or to register, contact Cindy Johnson at 985-331-9063 or email her at email@example.com.Farmer’s market fest set for next month
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market announces its annual Oktoberfest scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. to noon.
Some events planned are live music, storytelling, woodcarving displays and much, much more.
For information, call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762 or visit www.germancoastfarmermarket.org.Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation announces its second annual Mourning Tour featuring the customs and rituals of 19th century Creole Louisiana from Monday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 3.
The house will be dressed in full deep mourning - according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning.
The plantation is located along River Road in Vacherie with daily tours Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on SUndays at noon and 4 p.m.
Tickets: $10. For information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com.
Bayou Gauche home on solar tour list
DES ALLEMANDS - The Petit home on Grand Bayou Road in Bayou Gauche is just one of the hundreds of homes nationwide to be featured on the National Solar Tour on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you want to see what conserving energy is all about, call 985-758-5229 to schedule a tour.
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Following a vote by the St. Charles Parish Council in favor of renewing property taxes that in large part funds the parish's Department of Parks and Recreation and Council on Aging, St. Charles Parish residents will decide whether to make that a reality on the Dec. 10 ballot.