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Compete in Spillway Classic Trail Run

NORCO - The 23rd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run will take place on Sunday, July 18 starting at 8 a.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco. The 3-mile run will feature awards to the top 500 finishers and T-shirts. The field will be limited to the first 2000 entrants.

Entry fees are $25 if pre-registered by July 10, $20 for pre-registered New Orleans Track Club members by July 10, and $30 for all entrants after July 10 or on race day. Pre-register for the run can be done by mail or fax. Visit www.runnotc.org for more information or call (504)467-8262. Race day volunteers are still needed, please call (504)468-1488.
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July 18, 2010 at 9:55 am
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Time to register for fall rec sports

The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will hold registration for the fall sports, including football, baseball, girls’ volleyball and cheerleading.

Registrations dates are from now until Aug. 4 at the Recreation Department Office from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Night registration will also take place on July 13 and July 21 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Landry Gym for the West Bank booster clubs and the Hurst Gym for the East Bank booster clubs. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:23 am
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Professional organizer offers library class

DESTREHAN - An organized environment enables busy people to work more effectively and live with less stress. In this program, you will learn a process to plan, execute and maintain a peaceful and productive environment.

Professional organizer Ellen Martin will conduct an organization workshop, “Organizing 101: How to Plan a Successful Organizing Project from Start to Finish,” at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
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July 14, 2010 at 9:45 am
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Sign up now for advocacy training

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St Charles Parish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program needs volunteers to be the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. CASA depends on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of these innocent children. There are currently five children in St Charles parish waiting for a CASA.

The next CASA training for St Charles parish volunteers will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 12 at the Child Advocacy Services office located at 816 Paul Maillard Road in Luling. To participate in this training you will need to complete the CASA volunteer application. To obtain an application or for more information, please call our office at (985)785-5226 or contact Connie Stein at (225)647-2005 or e-mail cstein@childadv.net
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July 12, 2010 at 11:20 am
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Enjoy a brunch with the New Life center

BOUTTE - Spend Sunday afternoon with the New Life Family Worship Center for a special Gospel brunch on July 11 from noon to 3 p.m. The brunch will include a southern-style all-you-can-eat buffet and music.

Admission for adults will be $20 and children 10 years and younger will be $12. The brunch will be held at the center at 13228 Highway 90 in Boutte. Call (985)785-9465 for more information and for tickets.
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July 11, 2010 at 9:54 am
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Statewide “Tropical Delights” orchid show this weekend

BATON ROUGE - With the theme of “Tropical Delights,” the Baton Rouge Orchid Society will present its 31st annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale on July 10 - 11 at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 3790 Independence Blvd. Orchid societies from Houma, Lafayette, and Alexandria, and others from across the Gulf South will stage awesome exhibits to carry out this theme.

The show is free and open to the public. Dates and times are Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Further information is available at www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org or by calling
225-308-1404.
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July 11, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Hunter education classes offered

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give Hunter Education Classes on the dates listed below. State Law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to be certified. The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Each student must pre- register and attend each day. The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s firing range. The times for the two-day classes will be Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be two field days for individuals that have taken the course online with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for the field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dates for full classes are:
July 9, 10, 30 and 31.

Dates for the field days are:
Aug. 14 and 28.

To pre-register call (985) 783-1173. For further information, call Sgt. Ted Adams at (504) 201-5222. Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:53 am
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Willowdale pool open for Independence Day

LULING - The Willowdale Country Club pool will be open to the public for Independence Day, July 4. Come out and enjoy family, friends and fun in the sun. There will also be an inflatable waterslide for the kids to enjoy. The pool will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Read More...
July 04, 2010 at 9:53 am
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Celebrate Independence Day with St. Charles

LULING - St. Charles Parish will host its 20th Annual Independence Day Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road.

The special anniversary event will feature a performance by the local band “The Wiseguys.” The band is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., with fireworks to begin at 9 p.m. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a 20th anniversary keepsake pack. The event will also feature a patriotic balloon-twisting clown for the kids as well as a military flyover. The flyover will be part of the opening ceremony, which is set to begin at 6:15 p.m. Seven local groups will sell food and drinks at the event. Poppers, 3-D fireworks viewing glasses and glow necklaces will also be available. Vendors will be located in the West Bank Bridge Park’s concession stand and permanent shelters.

For more information on the event, contact Dwan Pitre at (985)783-5182 or dpitre@stcharlesgov.net.

I-310 southbound and northbound off ramps to LA 18 will be closed 15 minutes prior to the fireworks and throughout the show, and LA 18 will be closed from Ashton Plantation Boulevard to the School Board Office. Pets and glass bottles are NOT allowed within the West Bank Bridge Park. Ice chests and folding chairs ARE allowed.
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July 03, 2010 at 11:19 am
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2nd Annual Special Olympics camp open

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parks and Recreation will host the 2nd Annual Special Olympics’ Camp Shriver. The goal is to provide another level of challenge for athletes with disabilities and promote equality and inclusion. The camp will be social as well as athletic, and campers come from public and private schools, volunteer agencies, and the local community.

The camp will be held at Ethel Schoeffner Elementary School, 140 Plantation Road in Destrehan from June 29 to July 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Target sports are bocce, soccer,softball/t-Ball, tennis, and volleyball.

Volunteers are needed - please call (985)783-5090 to sign up.

Registration forms can be found online at www.stcharlesparish-la.gov under Parks and Recreation.
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June 29, 2010 at 11:18 am
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Shriners will hold orthopedic clinic

DESTREHAN - A Shriners Orthopedic Clinic will be open on June 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering x-rays for children. The clinic will be located at the East Bank Medical Office Building, 105 Plantation Road in Destrehan.

Call St. Charles Parish Hospital at (985)785-6242 for more information.Read More...
June 26, 2010 at 9:34 am
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Get ready for the Miss LA Catfish pageant, festival

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Miss, Teen and Junior pageant will be held on June 19 at 7 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Building in Des Allemands. For more information, call Lydia Dempster at (985)785-0289 or Aimee Champagne at (985)306-0262.
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June 19, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Garage sale will benefit Johnny Farrell

LULING - A Benefit Garage Sale will be held for Johnny Farrell on Saturday, June 19 starting at 7 a.m. at 422 Monsanto Drive in Luling. All money raised will be used for Farrell’s medical bills.
Donations are still being accepted at the Monsanto Drive address.
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June 19, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Fantastic Ladies Tea to be held at church

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Baptist Church, 15640 River Road in Hahnville, will be holding a “Fantastic Ladies Tea” on June 19 at 3 p.m. A $20 donation is required to attend. Door prizes will also be given away. Contact Min. M. Bellow or Rev. A. M. Bellow at (985)783-1734 or (504) 812-5580 to reserve a spot.
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June 19, 2010 at 9:13 am
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Hunter education classes offered

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give Hunter Education Classes on the dates listed below. State Law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to be certified. The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Each student must pre- register and attend each day. The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s firing range. The times for the two-day classes will be Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be two field days for individuals that have taken the course online with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for the field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dates for full classes are:
June 18 and 19, and July 9, 10, 30 and 31.
Dates for the field days are:
Aug. 14 and 28.
To pre-register call (985) 783-1173. For further information, call Sgt. Ted Adams at (504) 201-5222.
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June 18, 2010 at 9:12 am
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Join River Region Drama Guild for summer shows

DESTREHAN - River Region Drama Guild Inc. will be performing “The King and I” at Destrehan High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan, on the following dates:
June 17–19 at 7:30 p.m.
June 20 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20. Call (985)764-1969 for more information.
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June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am
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