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Double Deuce to perform at dance
May 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Music will be performed by Double Deuce. Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

For more information, call 985-758-7542.

St. Charles Parish Library May computer classes
May 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm
St. Charles Parish Library is offering free beginner level computer classes at three library locations.

All classes are single two-hour classes, not continuing courses.

It is necessary to register for each class you wish to attend, but you may register for all available classes at the same time.

Call any St. Charles Parish Library or visit their website www.stcharles.lib.la.us to register. Classes can be repeated. Classes are:

•Basic Computer Skills - May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Luling location.

•Internet Basics - May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location and May 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Luling location.

•Basic Microsoft Word - May 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location and May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location.

•Basic E-Mail - May 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location and Jun2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location.

Library locations are: East Regional Library, 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan, 985-764-2366; St. Rose Library, 90 East Club Dr., 504-465-0646; West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling,

United Way holds blood drive May 29
May 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm
United Way of St. Charles will host a blood drive with The Blood Center on Thursday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m.
The blood drive will be held at the United Way of St. Charles at 13207 River Rd. in Luling. It costs nothing to give blood and you will get a free t-shirt. Just bring an ID with you.

Church will host revival May 25-27
May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The First Assembly of God church in Des Allemands will hold a revival on May 25 through 27 on church grounds located at 16976 U.S. 90.

Services will be on May 25 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and services on May 26 and 27 will be at 7 p.m.

Andre Van Zyl, a minister for 26 years, will preach.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7547.

West Regional library host tea
May 24, 2008 at 4:39 pm
LULING - The West Regional Library, located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling will host the following event on Saturday, May 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•Mother - Daughter Tea Party - Participants will learn proper etiquette and how to make tea. Traditional tea refreshments will be served. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call 985-785-8471 to register.

Courthouse stage for Memorial Day gathering
May 24, 2008 at 4:37 pm
HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish will host a Memorial Day ceremony Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon, at the St. Charles Courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville.

Charles Cancienne of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars is organizing the ceremony, which will feature presentation of colors by the Hahnville High School ROTC, a 21-gun salute by the United Veterans League, the playing of taps, and patriotic singing by local resident Penny Matherne.

Speakers are Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, veteran Sonny Savoie and former Parish President Albert Laque. Local veterans and other residents are encouraged to attend. For information, call Cancienne at (985) 758-7716.

Community chorus holds free concert
May 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
DESTREHAN - The public is invited to attend the spring concert for the Community Chorus of the River Parishes on May 23 at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Borromeo Church on River Road in Destrehan.

The concert will be inspirational in theme and will be ideal for family entertainment and all those who love music.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. The chorus also performs at no charge for church groups, the Council On Aging, veterans organizations and the parish.

For more information, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819.

Chorus looking for new members
May 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm
DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of River Parishes will hold their spring concert on May 23 at the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan.

The chorus is looking for new members and is open to all who love to sing. At present, the chorus has members from St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes and continues to grow in number.

The concert is free and open to the public as well and donations are being accepted. For further information on how to join the chorus, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.

Library holding free cookbook exchange, tea
May 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm
LULING - The West Regional Library, located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling will host the following events during the month of May. They are:

•Saturday May 17: 2 p.m.: Cookbook Exchange. Join us for our first ever cookbook exchange. Bring a cookbook(s) you no longer use and exchange it for someone else's. For more information call Julie at 985-785-8471.

•Saturday May 24: 2 p.m. - 4.p.m.: Mother - Daughter Tea Party - Participants will learn proper etiquette and how to make tea. Traditional tea refreshments will be served. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call 985-785-8471 to register.

Raffle tickets on sale for pageant
May 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival is seeking girls ages 11-13 who are interested in selling raffle tickets to be eligible for the title of Junior Catfish Queen XXVI.

The Louisiana Catfish Festival children's pageant will be May 17. For information or to sell tickets, call Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

Arc of St. Charles in search of talent
May 17, 2008 at 12:07 pm
LULING - The Arc of St. Charles is in need of entertainment for the organizations annual spring festival to be held Saturday, May 17 at Monsanto Park in Luling from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The group needs dancing groups, choirs, singing troups, magicians and musicians who would be interested in volunteering their time and talent to perform for the festival.
Interested parties should contact Raven or Marie at the Arc of St. Charles at 985-785-0971.

Pageant raffle tickets on sale
May 17, 2008 at 10:56 am
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival is seeking girls ages 11-13 who are interested in selling raffle tickets to be eligible for the title of Junior Catfish Queen XXVI.

The Louisiana Catfish Festival children's pageant will be May 17. For information or to sell tickets, call Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

Theater closes season with London play
May 16, 2008 at 12:11 pm
KENNER - The Rivertown Repertory Theatre closes the season with the Gulf South premier of the London hit musical comedy By Jeeves May 16 through June 1.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets prices are $25 for adults, $22 for students between the ages of 13 and 21 and seniors aged 55 and up, and $12 for children between 5 and 12.

An optional pre-performance buffet served by Messina’s is also available for $20 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations are required for the buffet. Group rates are also available.

The theater is located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner’s historical district. Call 504-468-7221 Tuesdays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for tickets and reservations.

Church screening could save lives
May 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm
LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will host a Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Screening in Luling on May 15. The site is located at 921 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling with appointments beginning at 9 a.m.
Recommended baseline screenings include stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease.

To schedule an appointment, call Joelle Reizes at jreizes@llsa.com.

Montz association holds meeting
May 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm
MONTZ- The Montz Civic Association will hold a meeting on May 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Norco Civic Hall on Goodhope Street.

World summit at Hahnville church
May 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm
HAHNVILLE - The Harvest Time Christian Center will host the 2008 Impacting Your World Summit on Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the church located on River Road in Hahnville.

The program will feature guest speaker Dr. LaFayette Scales of the Rhema Christian Center in Columbus, Ohio and host pastors Rev. Eldridge and Dena Moll.

For more information, call 985-783-9825.

Put a green thumb up for plant sale
May 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter will host its annual Master Gardener’s Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burden Center on Essen Lane near I-10.
Contact Robert Tarwick at 225-389-3056 for more infromation.

River Region Ballet holds auditions
May 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for Company and Junior Company members for their 2008-09 season on Saturday May 10 at Images Dance Studio located at 105-A River Point Dr. in Destrehan.

Intermediate dancer auditions for Junior Company (ages 10 and older) will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Intermediate/advanced dancer audtiions for Company (ages 13 and older) will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Female dancers must perform on Pointe and all auditions must bring a resume. Talented dancers with dedication and the desire to perform are urged to audition.

For complete company policies and additional information, visit www.rrrpa.org or call 985-764-7678.

Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
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Destrehan Plantation has received a major donation that will go toward construction of a nearly $1.8 million renovation that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property.