Herald-Guide Best Bet
Spring Festival in full swing in Destrehan
DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation’s Spring Festival invites residents and visitors for fun activities on the plantation grounds on April 21 and 22. The event starts at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults. Call 985-764-9315 for more information.
Women’s Club meet with florist from the Clay Pot
LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, April 19 at the First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr. Coffee and conversation begin at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be from the floral shop, the Clay Pot. Call Kathy at 504-296-6475 for information.Ports Association’s annual conference is good to go with a jazzy theme
KENNER - The Ports Association of Louisiana will hold its 24th annual Conference at the Hilton New Orleans Airport in Kenner April 25-26. The theme is “Ports, Waterways and all that Jazz.”Fast approaching: Seniors ‘Spring Fling’ festival in Paradis
PARADIS - J.B. Martin Middle School invites you to attend their Annual Senior Citizen Spring Fling Celebration on April 19 at the school’s gym from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Looking good? Contestants needed for beauty contest
DES ALLEMANDS - Contestants are needed for the Louisiana Catfish Junior Queen contest and is open to girls ages 11-13. A sign up meeting will be held April 16 from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center at St. Gerturde Church. For information, call Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262 or Lydia Dempster at 985-785-0289.Children who sing needed for new youth choir at St. Gertrude Church
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church is seeking youth to participate in a new youth choir. To join, call the rectory at 985-758-7591. Don’t be shy - stand up and sing!Spring is in full swing - or will be - at Nicholls State big band concert
THIBODAUX - Spring is in full “swing” with a BIG BAND concert taking place Sunday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at Talbot Auditorium at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. Call Ted Hoffmann at 985-447-4050 for more information.So when’s the last time you checked out a ‘dance revolution?’
NEW ORLEANS - Come to watch, well, what’s being billed as a “dance revolution” at the NOCCA Riverfront at 2800 Chartres St. in New Orleans. There are only three available performances on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m, Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 504-522-0996 for more information.Cajun festival at R.J. Vial features games, music, fun and FOOD
PARADIS - R.J. Vial Elementary School will hold its annual Cajun open house April 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Games, music, Cajun dancing and a jambalaya cook-off will be featured. To participate in the cook-off, call Sara Price at 985-758-6699. The school is also in need of raffle donations.Among the prizes are a DVD player, television, iPOD shuffle, ice chest, camping tent, sport balls, sport or event tickets, gift certificates and bicycles. To donate an item, call the school at 985-758-277
Drift back, back, back in time at Audubon’s ‘A Colonial Faire’
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Visitors are invited to Audubon State Historic site for the program “A Colonial Faire” on April 21 from 10 am until 4 pm. The admission is $2 for adults. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838.Disability Day 2007 ought to be a good one
BATON ROUGE - Joing other individuals with disabilities and their family members May 8 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge. For more information about transprotation and to sign up for a T-shirt, contact Maryal Mewherter in Thibodaux at 1-800-331-5570.San Francisco Plantation hosts philharmonic show
GARYVILLE - On May 14 at 4 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 per person, and $15 at the door. All proceeds will be used for the preservation of San Francisco Plantation in Garyville. Call 1-888-322-1756.Train to become a junior master gardener
LULING - The St. Charles Parish County Agents Office of the LSU AgCenter will sponsor a junior master gardener training program to be conducted during the upcoming 2007-08 school year. An orientation meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 for 6 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish County Agents Office.Sacred Heart drama performs ‘HONK’
NORCO - Drama club is performing HONK Jr. April 26-28 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Ugly Duckling”, Honk, Jr. is a musical comedy that explores the beauty in everyone. Great for kids!
Tickets are being sold at the school, or they can be bought at the door. Adult tickets are $6 and students are $3.Kenner theater stages the musical comedy, ‘Pajama Game’
KENNER - The Rivertown Repertory Theater located at 325 Minor St. is showing the musical comedy “The Pajama Game” through May 20 with performances on Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for children ages 6 to 12. An optional pre-performance buffet served by Messina’s Restaurant is available for $18 (reservations required). For more information, call the box office at 504-468-7221.Destrehan film studio holds casting call
DESTREHAN - Gray Door Films will hold an open casting call for adults for the company’s first short film, In Purgatory, on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Mochaccino’s Gourmet Coffee and Tea located on Ormond Blvd. Get your five minutes of fame - be there! Questions? Call 985-210-9895.Free ultrasound may save your life - go for it
NEW ORLEANS - Aneurysm Outreach Inc. and LSU have partnered and will hold a free abdominal aortic aneurysm screening on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Baptist Medical Plaza 2820 Napoleon Avenue, Ste. 800 New Orleans. Appointments are required and space is limited so call 877-LSU-DOCS or 877-578-9627 to schedule an appointment.Library’s stress management class can help you cope ... enjoy life again
ST. ROSE - Registered and licensed therapist Carlene Bannister will present a free series of stress management classes at the St. Rose Library. The first class will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact the library at 504-465-0646 for more information.
R.K. Smith Middle school presents ‘Circus of the Kids’
LULING - R.K. Smith Middle School presents Circus of the Kids on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the school located on 281 Sugarland Parkway-Luling. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.