St. Charles Herald-Guide

What's Happening

By Staff Report - August 29, 2007

LULING - Learn about the devastating fire that gutted the historic Laura Plantation in Vacherie in 2004 when the St. Charles Parish Library presetns two screenings of the award winning documentary Reconstruction Creole

The first screening is on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Luling and on Friday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 985-785-8471.

Republican women hold general meet

LULING - The Republican Women of St. Charles next general meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the West Bank Regional Library in the upstairs meeting room in the rear of library at 6 p.m. and guest speaker, State Representative Mike Strain, will speak at 6:30 p.m. For more information: Martha Laque at 985-331-8186.

River Parishes transit authority meeting

LAPLACE - The River Parishes Transit Authority will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the South Louisiana Port Commission Meeting Room at 171 Belle Terre Blvd.

Call 985-851-2900 for more information.

HHS holds parent nights this month

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School will have a parent night at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium on the following dates: Sept. 6 - freshmen and sophomores, Sept. 20 - seniors, Sept. 27 - juniors.

Learn the law about wills and estates

LULING - Capital Area Legal Services Corporation is hosting a community education seminar on wills and estate law on Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at the St. Charles Council on Aging Senior Center in Luling. Guest speaker: Salyria Gumms.

For more information, call 985-785-1981.

Highly-spirited play on tap in Kenner

KENNER - Throughly Modern Millie, a 1920’s musical, opens at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre on Friday, Sept. 14 8 p.m. and will run through Sept. 30 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A pre-performance catered buffet is also available.

Tickets:$ 25 for adults, $22 for seniors (55 and up) and students, and $12 for children (6 to 12).

The theatre is located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner’s Rivertown district. Call Thursday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tickets and reservations.

Annual garage sale for parish group

BOUTTE - The St. Charles Connection Self Advocates will hold their annual garage and bake sale to benefit adults with disabilities. Participants included in the pre-Labor Day event will be the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, The St. Charles Community Health Center, and the local fire department. Refreshments will be sold and everyone in attendance will be eligible to enter to win prizes. We are inviting all kids, youth organizations, school organizations and people of the surrounding communites. For more information, call 985-758-0971.

Sign up for oil painting classes

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the First Union Presbyterian Church at 134 Lake Dr. in Luling. Coffee and social time will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m. Guest presenter is Glenda Schafer who will be speaking on “Marketing Yourself and Your Art.” You can also sign up for an oil painting workshop for Oct. 23 through 26. Call Evelyn W. Dupuy at 985-785-0257 for more information.

Lafourche antiques on display in roadshow

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’

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 audithon 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.

Native Americans gathering in Houma

BOURG - The Terrebonne Indian Association, Inc. will host the Grand Bois Inter Tribal Pow Pow on Sept. 14 through 16 to celebrate the heritage and culture of Native Americans across the United States at 470 Bourg-Larose Hwy.

Cost: $2 per person, senior citizens are free. The event is alcohol and drug free.

Call Ernest Dardar at 985-594-7410 for more information.

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 deligation who will attend a presentation at the Globalplex. Call 985-652-9278.

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.

Community ed sign up ends Aug. 31

LULING - The St. Charles Parish School System is now accepting applications for the 2007 community education fall semester. The brochure can be viewed 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.

Cooks: Battle for the Paddle on tap 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.

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.