Things to do in St. Charles Parish ... if it's happening, it's here.
Krewe of Lul releases meeting schedule
LULING - The Krewe of Lul parade is scheduled to roll at noon on Feb. 17. All riders will meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel located at 13889 River Rd. Entry fees: $600 for large floats and $400 for small floats. Information: Call Debbie Dufrense Vial at 985-785-8273.
Mardi Gras ball on tap - tickets on sale
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Recreation & Parks Department will hold its 11th annual Mardi Gras Ball at the Jerusalem Shrine Center, Feb. 19. Information: 985-783-6683.
Farmer’s Market holds kid parade
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market invites all kids 8 and under to decorate their wagons and participate in the Kid Krewe de Market parade on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation. Prizes will be awarded to the top three most attractive floats. Information: Call 985-764-9762
Republican women meets for tea
The Republican Women of St. Charles will host a membership tea and social on Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to republican woman interested in joining. Information: Call Leslie Cooper at 985-331-8186 or Martha Laque at 985-331-8598.
Regional meeting for foster parents
LAPLACE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services will hold its orientation for adults interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at 429 Airline Hwy, Ste. M in LaPlace. Information: Call 800-748-7755 or 800-431-6801.
Historical dinner play entertains & educates
DESTREHAN - The River Road Historical society invites all to its first dinner theater production on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 for adults and teens and $10 for children and under. Reservations are required. Information: Call 985-764-9315.
Funny musical hits all the right notes
KENNER - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre in Kenner on Friday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. with a pre-performance buffet and will run through Jan. 28. Tickets: $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, and $12 for children. Information: Call 504-468-7221.
Ladies Bible study back on the road
The winter/spring session of the Bible Center Church’s ladies bible study group, To Live as Christ, is kicking off. Morning and evening sessions are held at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling. Cost of the study book, $16.30. Information: Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336 and Glenna Smith at 504-431-7138.
Learn the ins & outs of buying a home
NEW ORLEANS - Family Resources of New Orleans is holding a 12-hour seminar for first-time homebuyers on Saturday, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 817 N.Clairborne Ave. Information: Call 504-822-8519.
Scholarship chance for high school kids
The St. Charles Women’s Club is awarding college and vocational-technical scholarships to high school seniors who reside in the parish. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31. Information: Call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762.
Scrapbooking for adults at library
LULING - Meet once a month to scrapbook and share ideas. Come for an hour or stay the whole day on the third Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Branch Library, 105 Lakewood Drive. Info: 985-785-8471.
Story time at West Branch Library
LULING - Join in on the reading fun on Thursdays at the West Branch Library, 105 Lakewood Drive. Infants and children up to 2 years of age are invited to read and sing along with “Lapsit” at 9:30 a.m., and preschool aged children can come in for reading and crafts during “Storytime” at 10:45 a.m.
High school golf classic at Willowdale
LULING - The HHS Golf Team will host its 3rd Annual Golf Classic Jan. 27 at Willowdale Country Club beginning at noon. The teams will consist of a five-person scramble with an A player. The entry fee is $350.00 per team. For more information you can call Dean Bonvillain at 985-785-9556. If Dean’s not around, telephone Ronnie Cantrelle at 985-785-1657.
Nicholls orchestra hosts world musicians
THIBODAUX - Nicholls State University will feature international musican Nicolae Racu of Romania in a production of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra on Monday, Jan. 22 in the Talbot Theater on the university campus. Information: Call 985-448-4600.
Spanish ship exhibit now showing
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Archives announces the exhibit El Nuevo Constante now open through Jan. 31 at 8549 United Plaza Blvd. in Baton Rouge. The display includes items such as glassware and pewter found on the Spanish ship that sank off of the Louisiana coast in a 1766 hurricane. Information: Call Jacques Berry at 225-922-2880.