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Food distribution to be held Feb. 27

LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center and Second Harvest will sponsor a food distribution every fourth Saturday.

A distribution will take place Feb. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s Church, 234 Angus Drive in Luling.
Those attending must bring picture identification and proof of income (such as a pay stub, letter from Medicare or tax return).
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February 27, 2010 at 11:53 am
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2010-11 Hahnville Hi-Stepper Tryouts

HAHNVILLE - There will be an informational meeting about Hi-Stepper tryouts for the 2010-11 school year on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hahnville High School auditorium. At the meeting, sponsors will discuss all necessary information regarding paperwork and requirements for tryouts.

Those interested in trying out who are unable to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Holley Johnson (hjohnson1@stcharles.k12.la.us) or Mrs. Maggie Corzo (mcorzo@stcharles.k12.la.us) after the meeting to obtain a packet with tryout information.

A mandatory instructional workshop will be held in the HHS gym on March 8-11 from 3 to 5 p.m., and tryouts will be held in the gym on March 12 beginning at 3 p.m.
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February 25, 2010 at 11:52 am
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Community Ed classes offered

ST. CHARLES PARISH - 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. Class locations will be available on both the east and west banks. For a full list of available classes, visit www.stcharles.k12.la.us.

Deadline to register is Feb. 22. Parishioners can register by mail, drop-off or walk-in. An early registration discount of 5% will be given to those who register prior to Feb. 12.
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February 22, 2010 at 11:51 am
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Benefit to help fight melanoma

KENNER - A benefit fish fry for Chris Guillot, 18, who is fighting melanoma, will be held on Friday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. -till. It will take place at Kenner Volunteer Fire Hall, 400 Veterans Blvd. Lunch plates of fried catfish, potato salad, french bread, desert and a drink will be $7 with all proceeds going towards Chris Guillot’s medical expenses.

For questions or donations, call Brooke Christy at 504-231-0017.
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February 19, 2010 at 11:53 am
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Friends of Library hold book sale

HAHNVILLE _ The Friends of the St. Charles Library will hold a “Book by the Foot” book sale on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Book Nook, next to Hahnville Library. Books will be $1 per foot.Read More...
February 19, 2010 at 11:52 am
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8-week seminar on spirit, literature

NEW ORLEANS - Our Lady of Holy Cross College announces its first continuing education program for 2010, an eight-week workshop, “Spirituality & Literature,” starting Thursday, Feb. 18. Susan Blalock, Ph.D., emeritus professor, author, lecturer and scholar on the subjects of poetry, creative writing, language and literature, will facilitate group discussions of short works by several contemporary American authors.

Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of spirituality is invited to attend. Classes will be held at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 4123 Woodland Ave., New Orleans, on consecutive Thursdays, Feb. 18 and 25; March 4, 11, 18 and 25; and April 8 and 15 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. The cost
is $250.

Upcoming classes to be offered by the Department of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning include: Church History: The Early Councils of the Church (March); Science & Religion (April) and Faith-Based Enterprises: The Basics for Practitioners (May).

For further information and registration, contact Jim Curry, 504/398-2116 or jcurry@olhcc.edRead More...
February 18, 2010 at 11:54 am
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Farm Bureau seeks talent contestants

LULING - St. Charles Farm Bureau Queen, Teen Queen, and Talent Contests will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at the St. Rose American Legion Hall.

Queen's Contest - Girls must be between the ages of 16 - 19, single, never married, and never had a child. Winner receives crown, banner, scholarship award, and expense paid trip to state convention in June. Contestants will participate in Evening and Interview competitions. This is a binding title. Entry Fee - $40

Teen Queen's Contest - Girls must be between the ages of 13 - 15, single, never married, and never had a child.
Winner receives crown, banner, scholarship award, and expense paid trip to pageant night of state convention in June. Contestants will participate in Evening and Interview competitions. This is a binding title. Entry Fee - $30

Talent Contest - Acts include dance, sing, musical, act, tumble, etc. Acts cannot have more than 4 people, must be in good taste and cannot exceed 3 minutes 59 seconds. Winner receives prize, expense paid trip to state convention contest. Entry Fee - $20

Deadline to enter is Jan. 15. Forms are available at St. Charles Farm Bureau Office, 50 Wade St., Suite 9, Luling, or call Bonnie at 985-785-0002 for more information.
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January 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm
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Author to discuss, sign book about 1811 slave revolt

DESTREHAN - Dan Rasmussen, author of “American Uprising: The untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt” will be signing copies of his book at East Regional Library on Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. - the actual 200th anniversary of the revolt that took place along the East Bank River Road. The book will be published on Jan. 4, 2011. He will also discuss his book and the history of the revolt. The presentation is free. The event is sponsored by the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association and St. Charles Parish Library.

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January 08, 2010 at 10:34 am
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Drama Guild to hold Children’s Theatre Workshop

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The River Region Drama Guild will hold a Children’s Theatre Workshop for boys and girls 8-18 years old. The workshop is free and will be held on Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon for four consecutive Saturdays beginning Jan. 8. A final performance will be held on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. The workshop is for both beginners and experienced participants and is sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles. Contact Henry Sorbet at (504)331-0990 for more information.
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January 08, 2010 at 10:34 am
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Last chance for Krewe of Lul early registration

LULING - The Krewe of Lul will stop accepting early bird registration on Jan. 5, 2011. A meeting will be held at the Ramada Limited, 13889 River Road, at 7 p.m. on that date for all those planning to participate in the Krewe festivities this Mardi Gras. Future meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ramada Limited at 13889 River Road in Luling on Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 2.

Entry fees before Jan. 5 are $25 for fire trucks, emergency vehicles and show cars and trucks, $300 for large floats and $200 for small floats. On Jan. 6, prices will go up. The parade will take place on March 5, 2011 at noon.Read More...
January 05, 2010 at 10:33 am
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Christmas Boat parade announced

BAYOU GAUCHE - The 13th annual Christmas Boat Parade on the Bayou is Dec. 19th at 6 p.m. It is on Bayou Gauche. For more info please call Loretta Matherne at 985-209-7098 or Mike Dunn at 985-758-2996.
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December 19, 2009 at 11:05 am
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Holiday brunch at Oak Alley

VACHERIE - A very special “Christmas Sunday Brunch” will be held on Dec. 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m at Oak Alley Plantation.

The price is $25 per person 12 years or older, and $15 per person 6-11 years old.

Call 225-265-2151 or 800-442-5539 for reservations, space is limited.
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December 13, 2009 at 11:05 am
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Room unveiled at historic Plantation

The Grand Opening of the Herbert J. Harvey Jr. Legacy Room will be featured at a celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Jean Noel Destrehan’s birth on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan Plantation.

The event begins with the ribbon cutting of the new exhibit space, consisting of original family documents and artifacts from Azby Destrehan and other Destrehan family members.

The celebration is open to the public and will feature tours of the plantation house and other exhibit viewings. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, with free admission for ages 17 and under. Tickets are available the day of the event.

For more information, call Destrehan Plantation at 985-764-9315 or visit www.DestrehanPlantation.org.
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December 12, 2009 at 11:06 am
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Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present its 15th production of the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

The full-length, storybook ballet will feature professional guest artists and New Orleans natives Eleanor and Ian Carney as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier as well as the Snow Queen and King. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by calling (504) 202-7706. All performances are at Destrehan High School Auditorium at #1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.

For more information about River Region Ballet and its upcoming performances of “The Nutcracker,” please contact Sarah Comiskey at (504) 339-6375.
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December 12, 2009 at 11:04 am
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“Tea for Priests” seminary benefit

NEW ORLEANS - On Friday, Dec. 11, “Tea for Priests,” benefiting Notre Dame Seminary is scheduled for Noon at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal Street. Mass will precede the event at 11 a.m. A silent auction and raffle drawings will be held. Kitty Cleveland, New Orleans native and award-winning Catholic singer-songwriter will entertain guests during the tea.

Individual tickets to the tea are $60. Patron tickets are $100 per person, or $500 for four reserved seats, and include your name in the program. For the $1,000 sponsorship level, you receive one reserved table with seating for 8 and a listing in the program. At $2,500, your sponsorship level includes one reserved table for 10, preferred seating and a listing in the program. For more information and to request tickets for the event, please contact Mary Stewart Bailey at dgbmsb@aol.com.
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December 11, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Senior Christmas Luncheon planned

DESTREHAN - A senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at the Jerusalem Shriners Temple located at 1940 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

The event is free, and all St. Charles Parish seniors are invited to attend.

There will be great food, live entertainment, a visit from Santa and free health checks from St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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December 10, 2009 at 11:04 am
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The man who created land in St. Charles Parish amid Louisiana’s coastal erosion crisis is honored
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Earl Matherne’s gift is his ability to talk to people, and one that’s earned him recognition as this year’s St. Charles Parish Employee of the Year.