St. Charles Herald-Guide

What's Happening

By Staff Report - February 7, 2007

There's no reason to be bored in St. Charles Parish - check out the events and take your choice. There's fun for everyone!

MARDI GRAS

Des Allemands Mardi Gras parade

DES ALLEMANDS - The parade rolls Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. with the Carnivalís official dance coming a week earlier, on Feb. 10 at the Father Mac Community Center at St. Gertrude Church in Des Allemands. Cost: $30. Info: 985-758-2161.

Krewe of Lul releases meeting schedule

LULING - The Krewe of Lul parade is scheduled to roll at noon on Feb. 17. Until then, 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.

Farmerís Market holds kiddie parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmerís 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. For additional information, call 985-764-9762.

MEETINGS

Crime victims board holds meeting

BATON ROUGE - The next meeting for the Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Board will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. on the 7th floor of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement building, 1885 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge. Information: Call 888-6-VICTIM.

Regional 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.

St. Rose town hall meeting scheduled

ST. ROSE - Premier Geophysical Services will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, March 14 at the St. Charles Parish Library, 90 E. Club Dr. in St. Rose.

To be discussed: seismic operations that will be conducted along the Mississippi River from Luling to St. Rose. Information: Call 337-581-2303.

Learn how to buy your first home

NEW ORLEANS - Family Resources of New Orleans will hold a 12-hour homebuyers workshop on Feb.10 and Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 817 N. Claiborne Ave. Information: Call 504-822-8519.

SPIRITUAL

Boutte church will hold spiritual course

BOUTTE - Boutte Assembly of God Church will begin its Alpha course to learn all there is to know about Jesus. Information:

Call 985-785-2413 or visit www.boutteaog.org.

Get your fried fish dinners during Lent

DESTREHAN - For $7 a plate, you can get all the fish and fixings you need during lent courtesy of the Knights of Columbus #3634 from Friday, Feb. 23 to Friday, May 4. Information: Call 985-764-1944.

Norco church hosts religious revival

LULING - The winter/spring session of the Bible Center Churchís 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.

SEMINARS

Teach an adult to read

LULING - The St. Charles Career Solutions Center and YMCA Educational Services will hold a literacy tutor training seminar on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 737 Paul Maillard Rd., Ste. A. Information: Call Barbara Callender at 985-785-6880 or 504-451-6472.

Learn how paper is made at exhibit

HOUMA - St. Francis de Sales Elementary School is holding The Art of Making Paper Exhibit through Feb. 9 at 7901 Park Ave. in Houma.

For more information call 985-580-7200.

SPORTS

Diamond Dawgs hold parish tryouts

The River Parishes Diamond Dawgs, a 12-year-olds travel basketball team based in Destrehan, will hold tryouts in early February. For information on tryouts, call Phillip Lee at 504-782-6218.

MISCELLANEOUS

COA celebrates Valentineís with dance

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Council on Aging will hold its Southern Sweetheard Soiree on Friday, Feb. 16 from 9:30 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the Hahnville Senior Activity Center, 626 Pine St. For reservations and information: Call Lauren at 985-783-3008.

Farmerís Market hosts 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. Information: Call 985-758-2593 or visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.com.

DAY TRIPS

AgCenterís Camellia garden stroll

HAMMOND - The LSU AgCenter invites the public to stroll through its Camellia gardens at the Hammond research station, 21549 Old Covington Highway on Feb. 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information: Call Annie Coco at 985-748-9381 or email her at acoco@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Head over to the bead & jewelry show

METAIRIE - Stop by The Intergalatic Bead and Jewelry Show on Feb. 10 and 11 at the VFW Post 6640, 3314 Richland Ave. in Metairie. Information: Visit www.beadshows.com or call 888-729-6904.

Plantation festival will be a biggie

GARYVILLE - The San Francisco Plantation Festival will be held March 10 - 11 and will include arts and crafts, a 5K marathon, a cook off and much, much more. Information: Call 985-535-2341.