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By Staff Report -   Feb 22, 2007

BENEFITS

Dinner for heart patient

HAHNVILLE - Youíll eat like a king at the chicken dinner to benefit heart patient Sandra Champagne Punston Neff on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Daddy's Fried Chicken on River Road. Event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. A $5 donation gets you a tasty BBQ chicken leg quarter, jambalaya, baked beans and bread. Cakes, fudge and other sweets will be sold separately. And a $1 raffle for $100 cash will be held, too. Buy six chances for $5.

MISCELLANEOUS

Farmerís Market cooking demo

DESTREHAN - On the first Saturday of each month the east bank German Coast Farmerís Market will host a cooking demonstration to promote healthy cooking with fresh vegetables. This is a wonderful class for anyone interested in wellness and feeling his orher best. For more information: Call 985-758-2593.

Gardening day set for March

HAMMOND - The LSU AgCenter will host the 2007 Spring Garden day at the Hammond Research Station at 21549 Old Covington Hwy. off Highway 190. Admission is $5 per vehicle. Event runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Guided tours of the grounds will available as well as seminars with LSU horticulturists. A plant sale, kids' tent with crafts and concessions will be available. Contact Annie Coco at 985-748-9381.

Quilting group holds meeting

LAPLACE - The Quilting Fans Quilt Guild meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Library at 2920 Hwy 50 in LaPlace.

Classic theater in Kenner

KENNER - Agatha Christie's classic mystery comedy "And Then There Were None" will open Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. and run through March 18. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors age 55 and up and students, and $10 for children age 6-12. The theater is located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner. For reservations, call the box office at 504-468-7221.

St. Gertrude Church to host dance

DES ALLEMANDS -- The Father Mac Community Center will play host to a dance on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 p.m. until midnight. Music will be provided by "Rick & Pete". Tickets are $10 per couple. BYOL.

Transit Authority seeks input

RIVER PARISHES - The RPTA will hold three public hearings to discuss the proposed public transportation service in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes. Tuesday Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the St. James Parish Council Meeting Room, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the St. Charles parish Council meeting room and Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the St. John Parish Council meeting room. For more info, contact the South Central Planning and Development Commission at 985-851-2900.

Hahnville High Golf Classic

LULING - The HHS Tiger Band Golf Classic tees off Saturday, March 17 at Willowdale Country Club. Teams will play an 18-hole scramble starting at 12:30 p.m. Registartion begins at 11 a.m. and the cost is $65 per player or $260 per four man team. Price includes cart, green fee, lunch, refreshments and a diddy bag for each golfer. Call Brent Petit at 985-785-6379 for info.

28th Annual Sportsmen's Show

GONZALES - The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center will play host to the Sportsmen's Show and Festival from March 8-11. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Highlights include live skeet shooting demonstration, motocross, live music, hundreds of booths with fishing tackle, lures, hunting equipment, a food court and family entertainment area. Call Bob Del Giorno at 504-464-7363 or visit www.lasportsmenshow.com for more info.

Gumbo Cookoff at Ormond Plantation

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers' Market will host its first gumbo cookoff on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Ormond Plantation on River Road.

Free samples of gumbo recipes prepared by the market vendors and board will be available. Patrons will vote for their favorite gumbo with the winner receiving free week's market fee and an edible trophy. Call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762 for more info.

Sweet Potato amateur recipe contest

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission and Louisiana Cookin magazine is inviting all non-professional cooks to create their own sweet potato recipe for a chance to win $1,000 grand prize.† Recipes should be mailed to Louisiana Cookin Magazine at P.O. Box 19084, New Orleans, LA 70179. More contest info at www.sweetpotato.org

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