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Anniversary Celebration for First Baptist Church Family of Paradis
January 18 at 10:13 am
PARADIS – Pastor Lionel and First Lady Shirlie Mason of First Baptist Church of Paradis are holding an anniversary celebration at the church on 14571 Old Spanish Trail in Paradis on Sunday, Jan. 18. The public is welcome to the event which will include guest speaker Pastor Rodney Johnson Sr.

Homeless Veterans Art Show
January 14 at 10:11 am
LULING – Veterans Outreach Ministries will hold the opening to its art show benefiting homeless veterans in St. Charles Parish on Jan. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish West Regional Library in Luling. Participants can contact Lisa Carey at 504-340-3429 for more information.

Financial Planning Workshop
January 13 at 10:10 am
LULING – The St. Charles Parish West Regional Library on 105 Lakewood drive will host the first in its series of Financial planning workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Houma-based financial expert John E. Sirois. “Paying for Long-Term Care” is the topic, and will cover Medicaid, veterans’ benefits and long-term care insurance options.

Krewe of Mardi Gras 16th Annual Chili Cookoff
January 10 at 10:10 am
HOUMA – The Krewe of Mardi Gras will hold a chili cookoff at the Houma Airbase on 221 Moffet Road in Houma starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10. Admission is $10 with festivities including music by Ross Grisham, a live auction, and a half-and-half raffle.

Laketown 10K Race
January 10 at 10:10 am
KENNER – The city of Kenner will hold a 10K race and a 5K “Mayor’s” run starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10. Admission is $40 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K, with both beginning on the lakefront at the end of Williams Boulevard.

Free Practice ACT Test
January 10 at 10:09 am
DESTREHAN – The St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on 160 West Campus drive in Destrehan will offer a free opportunity for students to take a practice version of the ACT exam at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10. Though free, students must register by calling 1-800-273-8439 ext. 1400 or emailing InfoNO@Review.com.

Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show
January 09 at 10:08 am
HOUMA – The Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on 46 Civic Center boulevard in Houma will host a three-day event showcasing various RV’s, jet skis and boats in an “easy-to-shop and compare location.” The show will go from Friday, Jan. 9 until Sunday, Jan. 11.

"Mamma Mia!" at the Saenger
December 25, 2014 at 8:00 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Saenger Theater in New Orleans will hold a production of "MAMA MIA!" beginning January 13th through January 18th. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 18th; 8 p.m. on the 16th and 17th; and 2 p.m. on the 17th and 18th.

Senior Dance
December 24, 2014 at 10:27 am
The St. John Parish Council on Aging will hold its monthly senior dances for peopel 60 or older on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 242 Regala Park Road in Reserve from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Championship Bull Riding
December 24, 2014 at 10:26 am
The Houma Civic Center will host the “8 Seconds to Glory” championship bull riding event on Saturday, Jan. 3 beginning at 8 p.m.

Cleopatra Rocks the House Sadie Hawkins Style
December 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
The Krewe of Cleopatra will host a concert a Sadie Hawkins dance Saturday, Dec. 27 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Evergreen Cajun Center on 4694 W Main St. in Houma.

Symposium for re-entry and change
October 03, 2014 at 8:00 am
LULING – An annual forum focusing on emergency housing, immediate employment and empowerment services for ex-convicts within 72 hours of their release will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church located at 234 Angus Drive in Luling. U.S.

Battle for the Paddle
October 02, 2014 at 3:00 pm
LULING – The 13th Annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling from 3 to 8 p.m.

Start as a student, finish as a CEO
October 01, 2014 at 4:30 pm
LAPLACE – The Young Entrepreneurs Academy! will hold an event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at John L. Ory Magnet at 182 W. Fifth Street in LaPlace so potential candidates can learn about the structure, curriculum and application process for the program.

HHS Touchdown Club special guest Ed Daniels
September 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm
BOUTTE – Ed Daniels, sports director for WGNO-TV ABC26, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Hahnville High School Touchdown Club meeting held at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Hahnville High School at 200 Tiger Drive in Boutte.

“Bark After Dark” fundraiser
September 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm
LAPLACE – Riverlands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ annual Bark after Dark fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Petra, located at 1036 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace.

Destrehan High School senior Saturday
September 27, 2014 at 9:00 am
DESTREHAN – Destrehan High School will hold its annual senior Saturday at the high school on Sept. 27 beginning at 9 a.m.

Smart driver course
September 27, 2014 at 9:00 am
LULING – New Life Community Church in Luling will host an AARP Smart Driver Course on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a cost of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.


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