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St. Gertrude to hold community dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold a dance on Saturday, April 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands. Music will be by Gary T. Tickets are $15 per couple; BYOL. Call (985)758-7542 for more information.
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April 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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Cajun Dancers will perform at market

DESTREHAN - The Allemands Elementary School 2nd grade Cajun Dancers will perform at the east bank location of the German Coast Farmers’ Market at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. The LSU Ag Center will be taking registrations and distributing written guidelines for the Preserve Contest to be held July 10.

Two local cookbooks are now on sale at the welcome booth: “From our Mama’s an ‘nem…” by the Oldies But Goodies Dance and Social Club, Inc., and “Jambalaya Crawfish Pie File Gumbo” by Joan Zeringue Robbins. For more information on the Market, visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.com.
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April 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm
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Cancer survivors unite

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in St. Charles Parish survivors celebration and share your evening with fellow cancer survivors who have faced the battle with cancer and are winning. The celebration will feature food, fun and entertainment.

It will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 375 Spruce St., Norco.

Registration will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 785-1037. Each Cancer Survivor may bring one guest. There is no charge to participate.
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April 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm
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Terrebonne hosts spring orchid show

HOUMA - The Terrebonne Orchid Society, a non-profit organization, will hold its annual Spring Orchid show on April 23, 24 and 25 at Southland Mall, 5953 West Park in Houma. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 23 and 24, and it will be from noon to 6 p.m. on April 25. The show is open and free to the public and this year’s theme is “Super Bowl of Orchids.”
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April 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm
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First Baptist to hold Spring Revival service

PARADIS - The First Baptist Church of Paradis will be having its Spring Revival Service on April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Rev. Terry Gullage of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Marrero will be the guest revivalist.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm
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HHS Drama to put on “Your Guardian Angel”

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville High School Drama Club will perform the world premiere production of “Your Guardian Angel,” written and directed by club president Angelle Dufrene.

Cost for tickets is $7 for adults and $5 for students. They will be available at the door.

The performance will be on April 22 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hahnville High Auditorium. All HHS Faculty/Staff get in free with faculty ID. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit future Drama Club productions.
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April 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm
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Free playgroup for babies, toddlers

LULING - Creative Family Solutions Playgroup,13101 River Road in Luling, is offering spring play groups on Saturday mornings. Through creative play, children develop their skills and bring books and language into their daily lives. Geared for children 0-5 years.

Saturday Mornings: April 10, 17, 23/May 8, 15, 22. The spring sessions last from 9-10 a.m.

Call 331-1999 for more information or to sign up for spring session. Free Program. Funded by United Way.Read More...
April 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm
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Auditions being held for “The King and I”

ST. CHARLES PARISH - River Region Drama Guild, Inc. celebrates the 20th Anniversary of St. Charles Theater with an encore production of The King and I.

Auditions will be held at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Good Hope (formerly the Good Hope School). Auditions will be held on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. for adults, both male and female, ages 16 and up.

Auditions for children and young adults, male and female, ages 8 to 15, will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Dancers, both male and female, ages 13 to adult, interested in auditioning for a part in the ballet, which is included, should attend the dance audition on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin in late April. For more information call Marcia Peyton at (985)764-1969.
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April 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm
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Festival of Charities holds pageants and butterfly extravaganza

DESTREHAN - The Festival of Charity, Inc. will hold its annual pageants and butterfly extravaganza on Sunday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The theme this year is “Beauties in Bloom.”

Pageant contestants can register at the door 30 minutes prior to each division. There will be pageant divisions for baby and youth boys ages 0-18 months and 18-36 months, and baby and youth girls ages 0-7 months, 8-14 months, 15-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years and 8-9 years. All divisions accept special children as princes and
princesses. There will also be a pageant for junior, teen and miss divisions for girls ages 10-12 years old who are Louisiana residents, have never been married or conceived a child.

For more information or entry forms, please call Nancy at (504)400-0289 or Denise at (985)785-9553 or visit www.freewebs.com/festivalofcharities.
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April 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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French Quarter Fest free music

NEW ORLEANS - The free three-day French Quarter Festival will take place from April 9-11 throughout the French Quarter and will feature over 250 hours of free music across 18 stages.

The festival also features the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch,” which are the festival food booths operated by nearly 60 local chefs and restaurants each day.
Find out more about the festival by visiting www.fqfi.org.
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April 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm
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Botanical Garden Show at City Park

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans 2010 Spring Garden Show will be at the City Park Botanical Garden April 10-11 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

“This is always a fun event featuring garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden,” said Brent Jeansonne, the LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Jefferson Parish. “We have a great lineup of educational speakers.”

Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter horticulture experts will be available to answer questions from homeowners, who also may bring soil samples for analysis by the LSU AgCenter’s Soil Testing Lab. The cost for each one-pint soil sample is $10, payable by check or money order.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

More information about the spring garden show is available from Jeansonne at (504)838-1170 or Russell Harris at (504)284-5564.
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April 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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Farmers’ Market fruit tasting, book sale

DESTREHAN - Saturday, April 10, the east bank location of the German Coast Farmers’ Market, at Ormond Plantation, will feature a representative from the St. Charles Parish Library who will discuss library programs, sell an assortment of used books, and give away free gifts.

Deniese Zeringue will also be on hand for “Taste of the Season,” sponsored by the LSU Cooperative Extension Service, to promote healthy eating and the tasting of fruits & vegetables that are in season. Arts and crafts will also be featured. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon.
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April 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm
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Tet Dur band plays at St. Gertrude dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, April 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center. Music will be performed by “Tet Dur” and the cost is $15 per couple.
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April 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm
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Spring Saturday morning playgroup

LULING - Creative Family Solutions Playgroup,13101 River Road in Luling, is offering spring play groups on Saturday mornings. Through creative play, children develop their skills and bring books and language into their daily lives. Geared for children 0-5 years.

Saturday Mornings: April 10, 17, 23, May 8, 15, 22-Join us for our spring sessions from 9-10 a.m.

Call 331-1999 for more information or to sign up for spring session. Free Program. Funded by United Way.Read More...
April 10, 2010 at 9:35 am
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United Way hosts 5k bridge run/walk

ST. CHARLES PARISH - United Way of St. Charles is hosting their 14th Annual 5K Bridge Run/Walk and Festival on Saturday, April 10, presented by Motiva Enterprises and Valero St. Charles Refinery.

The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan and crosses the Hale Boggs Bridge to the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. Winners of the 5K Bridge Run will receive a combined prize purse of $5,000 and custom race medallions.

Pre-registration is available for $25 per person until April 2. After April 2, race registration is $30 per person.

To register for the race, visit www.uwaysc.org or register in person at the United Way office, 13207 River Road in Luling. On-site registration is also available Friday, April 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bridge Park in Luling and on race day, Saturday, April 10, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Bridge Park in Destrehan.

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April 10, 2010 at 9:35 am
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Kindergarten registration begins soon

Kindergarten registration for St. Charles Parish Schools will be April 6-9. Children who register should be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2010. It is not necessary that the child be present at registration. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Please register your child at the school in your attendance area:

West bank:
Allemands Elementary (985)758-7427
Luling Elementary (985)785-6086
A. A. Songy Kindergarten (985)785-0299

East Bank:
New Sarpy Elementary (985)764-1275
Norco K-3 (985)764-2787
St. Rose Elementary (504)464-9254

For more information, call the school or the School Board Office at (985)785-6289.
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April 06, 2010 at 9:34 am
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
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