St. Charles Herald-Guide

What's Happening

By Staff Report - August 15, 2007

DESTREHAN - Valero St. Charles Refinery will host “Hope and Healing for Children: A Gospel Brunch” on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ormond Country Club located at 10 Villere Drive in Destrehan,

This event will feature Ormond Country Club's home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet that's guaranteed to delight your taste buds along with traditional gospel performances that will rejuvenate your soul.

The Gospel Brunch menu items include Cheese Grits, Quiche, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon/Sausage, Sliced Meats, Biscuits, Danish, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Freshly Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea. This event is a celebration of New Orleans' gospel music and culinary traditions.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person with all proceeds benefiting Father Flanagan's Girls and Boys Town of Louisiana a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization providing abused, abandoned and neglected children with a safe, caring, loving environment where they gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become productive citizens.

For more information contact Germaine Mitchell, Director of Development at 504-949-9248 ext. 233 or mitchellg@girlsandboystown.org.

Arts council holds guest tea in Ormond

DESTREHAN - The River Region Arts and Humanities Council will host its annual member/guest tea, Fleur De The’, on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ormond Country Club located at 10 Villere Dr.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for mix, mingle, mimosas, raffles, parade of prizes and a silent auction.

Royal tea will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cash bar available.

Fashion show by Stein Mart at 1:15 p.m. Elegant afternoon tea attire. Hats optional.

Reserve your seat by Aug. 31. Call Judy Mackles.

Become an advocate for disabled students

THIBODAUX - Come learn more about how you can help a disabled student at the Bayou Land Families Helping Families’ meeting that will give you the ins and outs of the rights these students are required by the state department of education on Aug. 21.

The individual education plan will be discussed from 9 a.m. to noon and the section 504 modifications and accommodations meeting will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Ida Brown at 985-447-4461.

Fats Domino comes home to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Rock ‘N’ Roll icons LLoyd Price and Fats Domino will be in the New Orleans area on Friday, Aug. 17 at Tipitinas on Napoleon St. to unveil “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” sweet potato cookies which will be sold at Wal-Mart Supercenters across the state.

Proceeds from the cookie sales will fund the Lawdy Miss Clawdy Katrina Project with a total of $15 million dollars reesrved for housing and educational grants in Kenner, housing, hospitalization and help for single mothers in New Orleans, and help and scholarships for displaced Southern University students.

To RSVP, email jshields@rubensteinpr.com or visit www.lawdymissclawdy.com.

Port of South LA holds 2 August meets

Also, on Wednesday, Aug. 29 the port will host Chinese deligation who will attend a presentation at the Globalplex.

Have dinner with women’s biz association

LAPLACE - The LaFlambeau Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will have their next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and program begin about 7 p.m. Location: Bull’s Corner Restaurant in LaPlace.

Menu: choice of Pasta St. John with soup or salad or Cajun Pork Salad with peaches, beans and mayhaw dressing. Also, dessert and coffee. Cost for dinner: $17.

Please call in your dinner choice and reservations by Aug. 11 to Barbara Wooroof at 985-652-4924 or Roseanne Brady at 985-652-9175.

For general information about ABWA, visit the national Web site at www.abwa.org.

Cooks: Battle for the Paddle is Oct. 4

LULING - The Annual United Way of St. Charles’ Battle for the Paddle is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park.

The event is a gumbo and jambalaya cook-off between teams who cook up their own special recipes on-site and serve the results to attendees of all ages who pay $5 for this all-you-can-eat extravaganza.

Sign up your team to battle ir out for the 2007 title. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. Entry fee: $50. Teams are limited to four people.

For more information or to register, contact Cindy Johnson at 985-331-9063 or email her at cindyj@uwaysc.org.

Youth pageant on tap at Paradis church

PARADIS - The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish in Paradis will hold its annual Family Day Kings and Queens Pageant on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the church hall. The theme is St. John Celebrates the St. Charles Bicentennial. Attire is red, white or blue or a combination of the three.

Entry fee: $40. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with registration until 1:15 p.m. with the pageant beginning at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $3 and no charge for children under the age of 2.

For more information, call Denise Lirette at 985-785-9553.

Business incentives workshop Sept. 5

LULING - The Department of Economic Development Department of Labor and the South Central Planning and Development Commission invite anyone who is anticipating opening or expanding a business to a free “Business Incentives Workshop” on Sept. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish School Board Office in the Dufrense Conference Room located at 13855 River Rd. in Luling.

RSVP Melissa at 985-851-2900 by Friday, Aug. 31.

Regional genealogical society holds meet

NORCO - The German-Acadian Coast Genealogical and Historical Society will host guest speaker Jane Boddie, curator of Evergreen Plantation, and will present “Evergreen Plantation and Allied Becnel and Songy Families” on Wednesday, Oct. 24 the group will hold a special dinner with guest speaker Gerald F. Patout - head librarian at the Williams Research Library of the Historic New Orleans presenting “Researching the Origin of Creole Cooking” at La Maison Magnolia located at 950 First St. in Norco. Paid reservations: $23.

Drama guild holds adult workshop

NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild will hold an adult theater workshop for novices and veterans 18 years and older, who want to take to the stage, enjoy theater games, improvisation and best of all laughter and have fun. This free adult theater workshop will be held for four weeks on Tuesdays and Thursday beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28 and ending on Thursday, Sept. 20. The workshop will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Norco.

Community ed sign up ends Aug. 31

LULING - The St. Charles Parish School System is now accepting applications for the 2007 community education fass semester. The brochure can be accessed online at www.stcharles.k12.la.us under the “Community Link” For more information, please call the information line at 985-785-7268 and leave a message for Jayne Tate - West Bank Coordinator or Valerie Townly-Smith - East Bank Coordinator.

Parish networking group meets montly

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Networking Group for businesses meet each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Mochaccino’s second-floor meeting room on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

For information, call Cory Faucheux at 504-251-5726 or Diane Rattray at 985-703-2251.