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By Staff Report -   Jun 07, 2007

River Region Drama Guild presents award-winning musical

BOUTTE - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and more of your favorite storybook characters come to life on the Hahnville High School stage this week as the River Region Drama Guild presents the award-winning musical, Into the Woods - written by James Lapine and scored by Stephen Sondheim.

The musical is under the direction of Christopher Melohn and musical direction of Ben Childress - and I give it a double thumbs up.

The show opens at Hahnville School, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Other performances include June 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and June 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For tickets or for more information, contact Marcia Peyton at 985-764-1969.

Cajun appreciation festival in St. Rose

ST. ROSE - The New Orleans Chapter of Cajun French Music Association will hold a Cajun culture celebration June 9 in St. Rose.

Music, dancing, food and family fun will highlight the event June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 12188 River Road.

Admission is $5 for adults. For information, call Keith LeMaire.

Calling all St. Charles Parish wood carvers

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market will celebrate their 4th anniversary by inviting parish wood carvers to be part of their market on June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at Destrehan Plantation. For more info, call -985-764-9762.

Christian women’s award banquet

BOUTTE - The Christian Women World Wide United Outreach Ministries will hold their first Four Seasons Scholarship Banquet on Friday, June 15 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the John Dorsey Multipurpose Center on Old Spanish Trail in Boutte.

Tickets: $25. For more information, call Missionary Ivy Williams at 985-758-1606 or Sister Jovanna Varnado at 985-758-7289.

The Greatest show on Earth comes to town

NEW ORLEANS - Tickets are now on sale for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s latest circus sensation at the New Orleans Arena June 21 through 27.

For more information and a complete listing of show times, go to www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Grab your rod & reel for trout rodeo

MONTEGUT - The Montegut Lions Club 50th Annual Speckled Trout Rodeo is June 7 through June 9 with a selection of categories that include salt water, fresh water and offshore divisions. For information, call Elce Pinell at 985-594-2437.

ARF-ully good time at Louisiana dog show

HOUMA - The LA Kennel Club Dog Show will be held at the Houma-Terrebone Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. June 15 through 17.

The event is free to the public. For information and show times, call Debbie Verdon at 985-641-0383.

Wine and food fest in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - The fourth annual Southern Breeze Wine and Culinary Festival will make its debut on the grounds of the Old Capitol Building in historic downtown Baton Rouge June 15 through 17. For more information and a complete list of festival events and ticket prices, call 251-968-4600.

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 plantation’s 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 runs June 4 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.

Enroll your kids in school of religion

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis is conducting registration for its school of religion. For information, call Pat Usprich at 504-723-8357.

The church also holds the following meetings: Bible Study and Faith Sharing, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Women’s Prayer Group, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Vacation camp for folks on a budget

BOUTTE - The St. Charles Community Outreach Foundation will sponsor its fourth annual summer camp from June 11 through June 22 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the John L. Dorsey Multipurpose Center.

Local students in fourth through ninth grade from low-income households are eligible to attend. The camp is limited to 40 students.

The art section will include arts and crafts, dance, music and poetry. The science section will focus on physical science lectures, experiments, engineering kits and biotech workshop.

The art class will be taught by Ogreta Colly a retired teacher. The science camp will be taught Betty Wheeler, a teacher at Lakewood Elementary. A field trip is planned to the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge. For information, call 985-785-1351.

It’s time for the Catfish Festival

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival will be held July 13 through 15 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands.

Rides, games, food, music and other entertainment will be featured.

Catfish is needed for the catfish boulettes. To donate, call Sherry Folse at 985-758-7867. Stuffed animals as needed for a game booth. To donate, call Lynne Pickett at 985-758-1691.

Bible school for kids at Norco church

NORCO - The First Baptist Church of Norco will hold a vacation bible school June 11 through 15. For more information, call 985-764-6532.

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.

East and west bank recreation camps

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will hold camp from June 11 through July 26 Monday through Thursday on the east and west banks of the parish. A special needs camp is also held. For information, call 985-783-5090.

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 applications

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications from boys between the ages 12 to 16 who are willing 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.

Catfish Festival's 32nd Annual Queen's Pageant

DES ALLEMANDS - 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.

All interested participants should contact pageant directors Lydia Dempster at 985-785-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

Get your juicy red tomatoes from the Arc of St. Charles

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.

Five-day bible study group held in mid June

BOUTTE - Wear your favorite sports jersey or T-shirt at the West St. Charles Baptist Church Vacation Bible School located on Highway 90. Bible stories, crafts, music and refreshments June 11 through June 15 from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.. For information, call 985-785-0592.

Parish church holds annual 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.

Class of 1977 reunion scheduled for Aug. 11

DESTREHAN - The Hahnville High School Class of 1977 reunion will be held on August 11 at the Ormond Country Club in Destrehan from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Cost for tickets: $60 per person Through July 31, $70 per person after July 31.

There will also be a pre-reunion gathering at Sailfish Restaurant on Highway 90 in Luling starting at 9 p.m.

Send your payment to Bob Faucheux, 5 Azalea Court, Luling, LA 70070.

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