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By Staff Report - August 23, 2007

LULING - Mais Oui wine shop in Luling wants you to drop in on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at their Luling location for a free wine-tasting social.

That’s right. Taste-test the best wine from Portugal like Vinho Verde White and Porca de Murca and right here in St. Charles Parish without having to fly across the ocean.Mais Oui is located at 12715 Highway 90 Ste. 275 in the St. Charles Plaza above Foxy Lady Boutique.

Seniors invited to crime-stop meeting

ST. ROSE - Sheriff Greg Champagne and the St. Charles Council on Aging invite seniors to be their guests at the upcoming Triad Community Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post #366 at 12188 River Rd. in St. Rose.

The sheriff and members of the Louisiana Attorney General’s office will speak on crime prevention and life planning for seniors.

Call Lori Duplessis at 985-783-1355 for more information.

Test your vote on new voting machines

HAHNVILLE - August 27 through 31 is Voter Education Week as declared by the state legislature.

Brian Champagne, registrar of voters would like to invite parish residents to view new voting machines and test vote at the registrar’s office in Hahnville, beginning August 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested in serving as poll commissioner can contact the Clerk of Court’s Office at 985-783-6632. Election Day compensation is $200 per day.

Total number of registered voters parish wide is 32,615.

FREE prostate cancer screenings in Kenner

KENNER - The Esplanade and Ochsner Blood Bank will host a Health Fair at the mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

During the fair, Ochsner will offer free screenings and consultations for cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), glucose and blood pressure.

The blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature free prostate cancer screenings for qualifying men. Blood donors must present a picture ID in order to donate.

All donors will receive a free T-shirt, blood assurance package, and a mini-physical.

Boogie to the beat at Des Allemands dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold a dance on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by Rick and Pete. Cost: $10 per couple. BYOL. For more information, call 985-758-7542.

Lafourche antiques roadshow Sept. 14-16

GRAY - THe 32nd annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale will be held Sept. 14 through 16 at the Evergreen Cajun Center in Gray, located between Thibodaux and Houma at 4694 Highway 24.

Tickets: $5. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. A $25 door prize will be awarded daily. Call Murray Dennis at 985-446-0207 for more information.

Open auditions for the ‘Nutcracker’ ballet

NORCO - Auditions for the River Region Ballet’s company and junior company were held in May, but interested dancers can audition for the Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the River Region Performing Arts & Cultural Center at 15146 River Rd. in Norco.

Dancers must sign in a half hour prior to audiiton time. Cost: $10 audition fee. For more information, call 985-764-7678 or send an email to riverregionballet@cox.net.

Meet the candidates at Norco reception

NORCO - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet with the Candidates Night” on Thursday, Sept. 13 at LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall in Norco at 7 p.m. with opening comments by Blaise Gravois, chairman.

Attendees will have the chance for one-on-one dialogue with the candidates for parish president, assessor, clerk of court and sheriff to express ideas and concerns.

Call Dotti Lee at 985-359-9777 for more information.

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.

Alcoholism council needs YOUR help

THIBODAUX - The Bayou Council on Alcoholism is looking for people in Lafourche, Terrebone, Assumption, St. John and St. Charles parishes who want to make a difference and train as facilitators for the Families in Focus Program.

Training will be held on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 504 St. Louis St. in Thibodaux.

If you or someone you know are interested in attending, contact 985-446-0643 or 1-800-618-9444 for more information.

Port of South LA holds August meet

LAPLACE - On Wednesday, Aug. 29 the port will host Chinese delegation who will attend a presentation at the Globalplex. Call 985-652-9278.

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 Dufresne Conference Room located at 13855 River Rd. in Luling.

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

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.