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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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NOCCA open house for all future students

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres St. in New Orleans, invites parents and middle or high school students who are considering applying and auditioning to NOCCA’s Media Arts Department to a special Open House on Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. The event takes place in the new Media Arts Classroom and Media Lab as well as the Recording Studio at NOCCA. No RSVP is required and the event is free and open to the public. The open house begins promptly at 3 p.m. and concludes by 4:30 p.m.

NOCCA’s Media Arts Department has openings in its after-school programs which are open to 9th-12th grade students. There will also be middle school workshops throughout the year. Application information will be available. NOCCA is tuition free.

Visit www.nocca.com or call 504.940.2854 for more information.
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June 17, 2010 at 9:11 am
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“Saddle up” for vacation Bible school

LULING - Saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch vacation Bible school - a place where kids can ask questions and discover answers through God’s word. During the day, kids will visit Workship Rally Valley and the Bible Study Bunkhouse. They will also experience crafts, missions, music, recreation and snacks. The vacation Bible school will take place from June 14 - 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the First Baptist Church of Luling, 821 Paul Maillard Road. The program is for students kindergarten through 6th grade. Call (985)785-6297 for more information.
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June 14, 2010 at 9:11 am
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Court Appointed Advocates volunteer training to begin

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 two children in St Charles Parish waiting for a CASA.

The next CASA training for St Charles parish volunteers will begin on June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Child Advocacy Services office, 816 Paul Maillard Road in Lulling. To participate in this training you will need to complete the CASA volunteer application.

To obtain application or for more information please contact Jordana Matherne at 985 785-5226 (e-mail jmatherne@childadv.net) or Connie Stein at 225 647-2005 (e-mail cstein@childadv.net).
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June 14, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Free car seat safety check from fire department

LULING - Three out of four car seats are installed wrong - is yours? Let the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department and certified car seat technicians check for you at a free event on Sunday, June 13 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Luling. Appointments are recommended. Call (985)783-2002 to set up an appointment.
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June 13, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Anniversary celebration at Farmers’ Market

DESTREHAN - On Saturday, June 12, The German Coast Famers’ Market will hold an anniversary celebration featuring Arts and Crafts booths, Taste of the Season product sampling, St. Charles Parish Library display, pony rides by Pony Tales, local wood carving demonstrations and more.

The market is located at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan off of River Road. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information on the Market, to sign up for e-newsletters or to follow the link to the Market Facebook page, go to www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org. Read More...
June 12, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Clay shoot will benefit cancer patient

THIBODAUX - A Premier Clay Shoot will be held on June 12 at the Southern Shooting Center in Thibodaux to benefit cancer patient Kerry Bueche. Prizes will be awarded to teams and individuals. Golf carts, mules and gators are allowed, but no four-wheelers. Food and refreshments will be available, but no alcohol is allowed at the event.

All participants are responsible for providing their own shells, ear and eye protections. The event will take place rain or shine. To register, call Glenn Allemand at (985)791-4927. To donate to the cause, contact Tony Robichaux at (985)688-8484.
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June 12, 2010 at 9:09 am
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United Way holds first ‘Success By 6’ kick-off

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Join the St. Charles Community Health Center and the United Way of St. Charles at the summer kick-off event for “Success By 6.” The event will be held on June 12 at the St. Charles Community Health Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the first year this event has been held and it is targeted to provide information and resources to parents for children age birth to 5 years old, but all children and families are invited to attend.

The event will also feature prenatal services, health and vision screenings, immunizations, cooking demos, parent workshops, face painting and door prizes.
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June 12, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Willowdale offering beginner swim lessons

The Willowdale Country Club Pool is offering beginner swimming lessons. Please go to the pool website at wccgators.com for more information or stop by the pool during regular working hours to sign up. The first session is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 8th. Spaces are limited. Read More...
June 08, 2010 at 9:32 am
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Art Guild hosting watercolor workshop

LULING - Mae Niolet will be teaching a comprehensive watercolor workshop with particular emphasis on composition called “Putting It All Together.” It will be held on June 7, 8 and 9 at First Union Presbyterian Church, Lakewood Dr. in Luling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $60 for St. Charles Art Guild members and $70 for non-members. For supply list and additional information call Mary Sue Carter at (985)651-9153.
This workshop is supported by the generous funding from the River Region Arts and Humanities Council/United Way of St. Charles Parish.
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June 07, 2010 at 9:31 am
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Join New Life center for gospel brunch

BOUTTE - The New Life Family Worship Center in Boutte will hold a gospel brunch on June 6 from noon to 3 p.m. The brunch will include all-you-can-eat southern style food and music. Admission is $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Call (985)785-9465 for more information or for tickets.
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June 06, 2010 at 9:31 am
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Take a swing for a cure for cancer

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Take a swing for a cure at the 2nd Annual Monsanto Relay for Life Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 6 at TPC Louisiana.

Registration will be from 12:30-1:45 p.m. and tee time will be a shotgun start at 2 p.m.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Proper golf attire is required and no metal spikes are allowed.

Entry fees are $125 per player ($500 per team) and include lunch, beer, soda and a prize pack with a polo shirt.

Entries must be in no later than May 5. Mulligans available at the time of registration.

All proceeds will go to the Monsanto 2010 Relay for Life Campaign.

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June 06, 2010 at 9:30 am
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Rockin' River fest kicks off Friday with great music and food
Rockin' River fest kicks off Friday with great music and food
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This weekend's inaugural St. Charles Rockin' River Music Fest offers event goers a strong lineup of musical talent and a wealth of food and fun.