|Breath of Life Healing Rooms
April 01 at 8:51 am
LULING - Breath of Life Healing Rooms will be open on Monday, April 1 and Monday, April 15. The rooms provide an environment where they hope to introduce people to the healing power and presence of God. The healing room is open the first and third Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 13271 Hwy. 90 in Boutte. They are a fully accredited ministry with the International Association of Healing Rooms. They are non-denominational, all are welcome and no appointment is needed.
For more information call (985) 722-4687.
|First Baptist Church of Luling Easter Sunday special services
March 31 at 8:50 am
LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will be offering special Easter services on Sunday, March 31.
Beginning at 6:45 a.m. the church will hold an Easter Sunrise Service on the West Bank Bridge Park Levee. At 7:15 a.m. a breakfast will be held at West St. Charles Baptist Church. At 9:30 a.m. a small group bible study will take place at First Baptist Church in Luling. At 10:45 a.m. the worship service will begin at First Baptist Luling with Choir presentation “Calvary’s Love”.
First Baptist Church Luling is located at 921 Paul Maillard Road in Luling.
|4th Annual St. Charles Easter Egg Hunt
March 30 at 8:50 am
LULING - The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department will hold its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at the West Bank Bridge Park.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The hunt is open to kids ages 1 to 10 years. A $2 donation is required to participate. A picture with a bunny is an additional $5.
An egg hunt grand prize will be given to each age group from 1-3 year olds, 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds to those who find the ‘prize egg’. Those participating are asked to bring their own basket as there will be plenty of candy to be found.
A hat contest will also be held at 10 a.m. where one grand prize will be given. Boys and girls who enter are encouraged to be creative.
The hunt is sponsored in conjunction with the Special Olympics and Caring Strategies. The West Bank Bridge Park is located at 13825 River Road in Luling. Call (985) 783-5090 for more information.
|CASA advocate volunteer training
March 25 at 10:20 am
NORCO - The Child Advocacy Services’ St. Charles and St. John Parishes Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA) is looking for volunteers to be the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. Training for St. Charles and St. John Parish volunteers will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25.
CASA depends on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of these innocent children. Volunteers do this by making monthly visits to see their CASA child by speaking to foster parents, case workers and others involved to gather facts and information about the child and therefore make recommendations to a judge to ensure the child is placed in a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible. In the 29th and 40th Judicial District Court (JDC), there were 36 children served in St. John and 36 children served in St. Charles Parishes in 2012. Thanks to CASA volunteers, partners and community sponsors, the CASA program provided a total of 72 children with a committed and dedicated CASA volunteer. Other children are waiting for a CASA volunteer.
If you are interested in participating in this training or want to learn more about how you can become a volunteer, please contact (225) 647-2005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents are required to start the training process.
Training will be held at the Norco Civic Association located at 555 Good Hope St. in Norco.
To learn more about Child Advocacy Services’ CASA program, visit the website at www.childadv.net.
|River Region Lions Club golf tournament
March 23 at 10:20 am
LULING - The Boutte River Region Lions Club will host a benefit golf tournament on March 23 at the Grand Ridge Golf Club at 500 Willowdale Blvd. in Luling.
The Lions Club is a non-profit organization working towards raising funds to buy a new camera for their Cubsight Program.
The Cubsight Program provides help to children with serious vision problems. Each child identified by the Lions will be a child who has hope for better sight and a better tomorrow.
For more information, contact tournament coordinator Burt Garland at (985)785-0180, (504)554-5338 or hobgar@cox net.
|‘Cake bingo’ Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship fundraiser
March 23 at 10:19 am
LULING - The annual Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.
All funds raised will go towards a scholarship to be awarded in memory of Abigayl Breaux to an HHS senior going to college in the arts. Entry is $5 and includes one bingo card, one drink and one bag of chips. Additional food items such as jambalaya, nachos and hot dogs will be available. Extra bingo cards are $1 each. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will also be available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event will be held at St. Anthony Church C.A. Building at 234 Angus Drive in Luling.
|Mobile device workshop
March 23 at 10:19 am
LULING - Do you have a tablet computer, smartphone or other mobile device? Want to learn more about it? The St. Charles Parish Public Library is hosting a Mobile Device Workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the West Regional Library. Participants will learn about basic features of tablet computers and smart phones including how to locate, download and use apps. Time will also be spent on learning how to download free eBooks to mobile devices. Participants can bring their own device or use one of the library’s for hands-on learning. For more information, go to myscpl.org. This workshop is free and open to the public.
The St. Charles Parish West Regional Library is located at 105 Lakewood Drive in Luling.
|Performance of ‘Thumbelina’ by River Region Ballet
March 23 at 10:18 am
NORCO - Once again the River Region Ballet will display in their spring concert the diversity of ballet and its relevance in today’s society. Offerings include “Ballet in Black and White,” a mixed bill depicting the evolution of ballet from the romantic to the 21st century and a children’s classic fairy tale, “Thumbelina.” Performances are Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m .and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. A special matinee performance of “Thumbelina” followed by a meet and greet will also take place Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m.
“Thumbelina” is the featured ballet for RRB’s Children’s Matinee. It is an original ballet by artistic director Susan Ferrara based on the colorful fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. RRB’s Junior Company members are featured in this ballet led by Junior Company dancer Kate Lougon in the title role of Thumbelina. Young audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairy, flower or garden bug. After the Children’s Matinee, guests will be invited on stage to meet RRB’s cast, get autographs and save the memory with a photograph. Of course Thumbelina will have a special treat for all their new friends. “Thumbelina” will also be performed Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. in conjunction with “Ballet in Black and White.”
For more information, visit River Region Ballet’s website at www.rrpa.org or contact them at (504) 322-5363 or email@example.com.
All performances will be held at Destrehan High School Auditorium #1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.
|Family Easter celebration
March 23 at 10:18 am
LULING - The Luling United Methodist Church will hold its annual community Easter celebration on Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
There will be an Easter egg hunt, space walk, crafts and more. Hotdogs, snacks and drinks will be served. The event is free and fun for the whole family. If you have children that will participate in the egg hunt, please bring a basket or bag for them. Luling United Methodist Church is located at 1001 Paul Maillard Road in Luling.
For more information, call the church office at (985) 785-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.facebook.com/lulingunitedmethodist.
|DHS introduction to high school for 8th graders
March 22 at 10:18 am
DESTREHAN - Destrehan High School is hosting its annual “Morning with the Wildcats” assembly for prospective 9th graders on Friday, March 22 for 8 to 10:30 a.m. 8th graders from the area are invited to come out and learn about scheduling, DHS activities and take a personal tour of the campus. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.
For more information, contact the school office at (985)764-9946.
|Spring Alpha Course
March 06 at 1:48 pm
BOUTTE - The Spring Alpha Course at Life Church begins Wednesday, March 6 with a friendship dinner that will kick off the course that hopes to help participants answer life’s bigger questions such as “Is there still something in you left unsatisfied?” and “Do you search for the secret to completeness and wholeness?”
The course is free and will continue for 10 weeks. It includes dinner, a talk and small group discussions exploring the true meaning of life. Childcare is provided and children will be fed as well.
For registration or information, call (985)785-2413. The course will be held at the Fellowship Hall at Life Church, 13271 Hwy 90 in Boutte. The church is non-denominational and all are welcome.
March 02 at 1:48 pm
LULING - The 2013 Arc Fest will be held Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 in conjunction with the St. Charles Parish Recreation Department kick off to baseball season at the West Bank Bridge Park.
The festival will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Arc will be in charge of concessions and will be selling jambalaya, white beans and fried fish along with hamburgers and hot dogs with chili.
The Arc of St. Charles is a non-profit organization committed to providing services that enable people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special needs to attain their full potential.
All monies made from Arc Fest will go to support services provided to individuals in the community.
The Arc will have games and crafts and are inviting outside craft vendors.
|Time running out to register for Community Ed
March 01 at 1:47 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish Public Schools is offering a variety of different community education classes this spring, ranging from art and dance to finance and writing.
But the deadline to sign up is March 1 so residents need to act quickly in order to learn a new skill this spring. There are many new class offerings this semester including classes for those of all ages.
If you did not receive your brochure in the mail, you can pick one up at your local library or view the schools’ web site at www.stcharles.k12.la.us.
Registrations are accepted by mail and fax. All registrations must be accompanied by full tuition payment. Payment may be made by cash, money orders, checks or credit cards. Visa and Master Card are accepted. Checks and money orders should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Public Schools.
Those interested in enrolling can also contact Susan Dempster at (985) 709-2739 or (985) 758-2497.
|Lenten mission 2013
February 21 at 10:31 am
LULING - The Notre Dame Seminary will hold a three-day long Lenten Mission Feb. 18-21 with the theme of “The year of faith and the new evangelism.” Activities will take place each day with confessions from 6:20-6:50 p.m. and mass beginning at 7 p.m.
On Feb. 19 the subject will be “The New Evangelization: Implications for Parish Life”, which will examine Pope Benedict XVI’s call to the entire Church to embrace the new evangelization. The new evangelization and implications for each believer will be explained.
On Feb. 20 the subject will be “The New Evangelization and the Christian Family,” which will examine the family as the domestic church - where each believer nurtures their faith and is formed by family.
On Feb. 21 the subject will be “The New Evangelization and Authentic Conversion,” which focuses on the gifts bestowed on each disciple. Father Wehner will reflect on how the gifts of the Holy Spirit equip each person to not only become the person that God has created us to be but then how conversion to Christ impels them to be proclaimers of the Gospel.
The events will be held at the Holy Family Church located at 155 Holy Family Lane in Luling.
|Cheer and Hi-Stepper informational meeting
February 19 at 10:31 am
HAHNVILLE - A cheer informational meeting will be held in the Hahnville High School auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.
A Hi-Stepper informational meeting will also be held at 7 p.m.
Parents must be present for this meeting in order for a student to try out.
All paper work will be discussed and handed out at this meeting for tryouts.
The informational meetings will be held in the Hahnville High School auditorium located at 200 Tiger Drive in Boutte.
|Hahnville Lions Club seeking applicants for free special needs summer camp
February 17 at 10:29 am
HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Lions Club is seeking applicants for a free summer camp to be held for special needs children from all over the state.
The Louisiana Lions Camp is located North of Leesville and will open Sunday, June 2.
There will be a one-week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, two one-week sessions for the mild mentally challenged ages 8-19, two one-week sessions for youth with diabetes ages 6-14 and two one-week sessions for visual, hearing and orthopedically impaired youth ages 7-19.
There is no cost to the parents for the campers’ stay. All requests for summer camp are handled by local Lions’ Clubs and each applicant requires Lion sponsorship.
To apply for the summer camp, contact Hahnville Lions Club representative Charles Wilson at (985) 783-2045.
Prospective campers may also visit the camp’s website at www.lionscamp.org.
|Anti-violence meeting to be held in St. Rose
February 16 at 10:30 am
ST. ROSE - Active Action is holding a meeting on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. The group is looking for people who want to help put an end the violence in St. Charles.
The meeting will take place at the Charlestowne Clubhouse at 10 Charlestowne Drive in St. Rose.
For more information call (504) 621-8656 or (504) 410-6183.
|Remembering Fenisha Charles
February 16 at 10:30 am
DESTREHAN - Alpha Daughters of Zion will honor the memory of the late Fenisha Charles at their annual fundraiser banquet on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Jerusalem Shrine Center located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for the event cost $25.
Fenisha Charles was an educator in St. Charles Parish. She taught at Norco Elementary, Harry Hurst Middle School and R. K. Smith Middle School. Fenisha was a victim of domestic violence.
For information call Shirley Sims or Ivy Williams at (985) 308-0819. Donations can be mailed to Alpha Daughters of Zion, P. O. Box 154, Ama, La. 70031.
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