|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.
|St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department giving out free smoke detectors
February 16 at 10:29 am
St. ROSE - The Saint Rose Volunteer Fire Department is currently issuing and installing smoke detectors free of charge to all residents in the 5th Fire District in St. Rose.
The smoke detectors are free and the fire department will install them for free as well. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or via their website at www.saintrosevfd.org where a downloadable form for the program is available.
Those interested can also call (504) 467-9536, (504) 559-9620 or stop by the station located at 123 Saint Rose Ave., Station 51 any time between the hours of 8 a.m-4 p.m on Monday through Friday.
|Annual men’s day at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
January 27 at 2:06 pm
NORCO - Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church is holding its annual men’s day on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.
Rev. D.B. Mollaire and the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church invite all to attend.
This year’s theme is “Christian men as ambassadors for Christ” - Corinthians 5:20.
The guest speaker for the occasion is Pastor C.Z. Mollaire of the Second African Baptist Church of Edgard.
Honorees for this event include Glenn Ford, Norman Singleton, Minister Roosevelt Piper and Frank Myles.
The church is located at 13 East St. in Norco.
For more information contact Minister Piper at (985) 210-8308.
|Stargaze with Big Bird at Planetarium
January 26 at 2:05 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Luling Branch Library is holding a film showing of “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.” The story introduces young children to the wonders of stargazing with Big Bird and Elmo as their guide. They will join Elmo and his friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, on an imaginary trip to the Moon and learn how it differs from our home, the Earth.
The approximate show length is 30 minutes and will begin at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26.
Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled showtime. Due to the unusual lighting conditions in the planetarium, no one is allowed to enter once the show has started.
The Luling Branch Library is located at 105 Lakewood Drive in Luling.
|St. Gertrude Catholic dance
January 26 at 2:05 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold a dance Saturday, Jan. 26 beginning at 8 p.m. Cost for entry is $15. Music by “Party of Two” and attendees must bring their own alcohol.
The dance will be held at the Father Mac Community Center at 17292 Highway 631 in Des Allemands.
|Winter wonderland youth dance
January 26 at 2:05 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will host a youth dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7-11 p.m. Middle school and high school students are invited to attend (IDs required).
Entry is $5 and concessions will be sold. Music will be provided by DJ Magic.
The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department is located at 16960 Hwy. 90 in Des Allemands.
|Free tennis clinic
January 26 at 2:04 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Parish Tennis Program will provide a free clinic on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. at the Monsanto Tennis Facility.
The event is open to adults and mature teens and will focus on how to conduct team practices for Junior Team Tennis.
No registration is required and anyone interested in Junior Tennis is invited to attend. No previous tennis experience is required.
For more information on USTA Junior Team Tennis and the St. Charles Parish Tennis Program, visit their website at www.StCharlesParishTennis.com.
|Adult craft workshop
January 25 at 2:04 pm
LULING - The Luling Library will hold an adult craft workshop on Friday, Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m. - noon.
The workshop is the first in a series of monthly craft programs aimed at adults.
Participants will construct bags from T-shirts. Library officials say the bags are good for carrying library books, groceries or even Mardi Gras beads you’ll be catching during carnival season. Materials will be provided.
The Luling Library is located at 105 Lakewood Drive in Luling.
|Book signing at Basketry by local author
January 25 at 2:03 pm
LULING - The Basketry will hold a book signing for former school board member and local author Steve Crovetto.
Crovetto’s book, “The Parade,” details his experience as a child witnessing the formation of a West Bank parade krewe.
The signing will take place from 4-5 p.m. at The Basketry located at 12337 Hwy. 90 in Luling.
|Wii sports showdown
January 24 at 2:03 pm
HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Library is giving area teens and tweens a chance to show off their Wii Sports skills. Participants in the Wii sports showdown will challenge each other to games of Madden football, beach volleyball, water skiing and backyard football.
The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Hahnville Library located at 14996 River Road in Hahnville.
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