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New Anime club meets June 13

DESTREHAN - Fans of Japanese animation and readers of the popular Japanese Manga books, are invited to attend meetings of the SCPL Club Anime.

Participants will watch Anime films and may share books, display original artwork, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests.

Participants will make candy sushi after watching the Anime films.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Curse, rated 13+, will be screened on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at East Regional Library.

These Club Anime meetings are open to participants ages 12 to 18, and are part of the “iLibrary” Teen Reading Program.
East Regional Library is located at 100 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan. For more information about these programs, call Amy Boling, Teen Coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or e mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Festival pageant set for June 13

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Pageant will be held on June 13 at the Father Mac Community Building in Des Allemands at 6 p.m.

Girls ages 14 to 17 can compete in the Teen Queen XIV pageant, and ages 18 to 23 will vie for the title of La. Catfish Miss Queen XXXIV.

Interested contestants should contact Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Learn how to make comics

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens interested in art, drawing and comic books of all kinds are invited to attend a free comic book making workshop on Thursday, June 11 at the West Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. or at the St. Rose Library at 2 p.m.

Rob Guillory, a comic book artist from Lafayette will lead the workshops.

Seating is limited. To register, call 985-785-8464.Read More...
June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am
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FREE diabetes ED makeover seminar

NEW ORLEANS - Novo Nordisk presents “Divabetic - Makeover Your Diabetes” on Sunday, June 7 at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. in New Orleans from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The day consists of diabetes education with free salon and spa services. Free diabetes-related screenings will also be offered.

For more information, call 1-800-634-8888 or visit www.divabetic.com.
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June 07, 2009 at 8:38 am
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HVFD to host child-safety event

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department will host an event to promote child safety and awareness on Sat. June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 14890 River Road in Hahnville.

Car seat installation and inspection is available by certified technicians by appointment only. Deadline to register is May 31.

The WHALE - We Have A Little Emergency - program, fingerprinting and fire prevention will also be addressed at the event.

To make an inspection appointment, contact Tonya at whaleprogram@yahoo.com or Reggie Gaubert at 985-783-2002.
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June 06, 2009 at 8:38 am
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‘Chee Weez’ at Kenner’s Rivertown

KENNER - Kenner Rivertown presents “Music in the Park” each Friday through June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Scheduled performers include: May 29 - Chee Weez, and June 5 - Topcats.

Admission is free to the public. No outside food or beverages allowed.

For more information, call 504-468-7293.Read More...
June 05, 2009 at 8:39 am
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‘Funky food’ for mini chefs

KENNER - The Simon Kidgits Club will host a Super Duper Mini Chefs event at the Esplanade Mall on May 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids will learn the basics of healthy eating and food facts, plus create cereal necklaces, design aprons, and receive a free chef set.

Cost is free for Kidgits members, $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Kelly White at 504-468-6116.
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May 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Hibiscus sale set for May 24

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hibiscus Society will host a “Show ‘n’ Sale” Sunday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ursuline Academy Campus located at 2635 State St. in New OrleansRead More...
May 24, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Touchdown club sells concessions at May 21 game

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Touchdown Club will be selling concessions at the football team’s May 21 spring game in addition to 2008 T-shirts and HHS flip flops.

All proceeds benefit the football program, cheerleaders, trainers and managers. A membership drive will also be held.
Call 504-914-1402 for more information about the HHS Touchdown Club.
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May 21, 2009 at 9:03 am
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‘Pass along’ plant exchange May 16

DESTREHAN- The German Coast Farmer’s Market will hold a “Pass Along Plant Exchange” at its Saturday market on May 16 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The event begins ar 10 a.m., with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by brining a well-established, healthy specimen in a one-half gallon or larger container. The botanical or pet name of the plant should be included, along with instructions for care.

Old southern plants are always popular - ones that have been “cut” from plants of friends and family and those that can’t be found at nurseries. However, all plants are welcomed.

For more information, contact Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
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May 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Community chorus sets spring concert

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes invites the public to its spring concert, “That’s Entertainment,” on May 16 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church on Ormond Boulevard at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and will feature soloists, duets, trios and quartets, plus selections sung by the full chorus.
For more information call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
May 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Thespian society reschedules play

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Thespian Society has rescheduled their performance of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” to Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. The play was originally set for May 8 and 9.Read More...
May 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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Trosclair, Clement reunion May 10

NORCO - The families of Trosclair and Clement will hold a reunion on May 10 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, near the boat launch.

All Trosclair decedents from Jean George Troxler (1722) and Hiliare Clement (1785) are invited.

Participants are asked to bring their own food, drinks and other needs such as chairs.

Call Robert Trosclair at 985-764-6167 or 504-452-3447 for more information.Read More...
May 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Help “stamp out” with food drive

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Local letter carriers are calling on the community to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 9.

Residents of the River Parishes are asked to place nonperishable food items such as canned food, pasta and cereal, in a bag and put it in or beside their mailbox.

Letter carriers will pick up the bags. Items will be delivered to local food banks to help local families in need. in St. Charles, items will be given to Social Concerns. Read More...
May 09, 2009 at 1:17 pm
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‘Plop Drop’ to benefit center

LAPLACE - The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center is planning its unusual, but popular, “Plop Drop” festival May 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at the facility, 152 Shadow Brook Lane in LaPlace.

Anita Hartzell, the center’s founder and director, said the family event will include food, music, games and a plop drop.

In the plop drop, the arena will be divided into 400 segments. Each square will be sold for $10. Participants will have a chance to win $1,000 if a horse “plops” on his or her square, Hartzell said.

There will be two sets of 400 tickets, with two $1,000 winners. Winners do not need to attend the event. Among other activities being planned are a chicken drop, and other games.

Proceeds will benefit the center, which provides riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities. It serves the New Orleans area.

Tickets are available online at www.gnotrc.com, or by calling 985-651-5239 or 504-453-5509.
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May 09, 2009 at 1:16 pm
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RRB to hold auditions May 9

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for company and junior company members for their 2009-10 season at Images Dance Studio located at 105-A River Point Dr. in Destrehan.

Intermediate male and female dancers, 10 years and older, can audition for junior company from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Intermediate and advanced male and female dancers 13 years and older can audition from noon to 1:30 p.m.

All dancers must sign-in half hour prior to audition time. Audition fee is $10.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or email riverregionballet@cox.net.Read More...
May 09, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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Former councilman named Public Works director
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A longtime political figure in St. Charles Parish politics, Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux has been appointed head of the parish’s Department of Public Works.