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Dig for diamonds

KENNER - This Easter weekend, real diamond jewelry could cost you only a little bit of your time! At The Blood Center’s annual “Digging for Diamonds” blood drive, donors will be invited to “dig” for diamonds and other prizes donated by Esplanade merchants. All blood donors will also receive a Blood Center t-shirt, family blood coverage and a cholesterol check.

The annual “Digging for Diamonds” blood drive will take place at The Esplanade Mall, Thursday, April 1, Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3 from noon to 7 p.m., on the lower level near the elevators. Read More...
April 03, 2010 at 9:32 am
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Norco Knights of Columbus fish fry

NORCO - The Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fries are here again!

Red Church Council #3634 Knights of Columbus will be serving a “Louisiana” catfish dinner at the church hall at 375 Spruce Street in Norco each Friday during Lent - Feb. 19 through April 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The dinner is $7 and includes catfish fillets, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and cake squares.

A fried “onion mum” with dipping sauce will be available for $5.

Your favorite beverages will also be available.
For special orders for take-out, call the Knights of Columbus at (985)764-1944. Read More...
April 02, 2010 at 9:40 am
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Soles for Christ walk

NEW ORLEANS - Soles for Christ, a nine-church walk will take place on Good Friday, April 2, beginning at the Center of Jesus the Lord, 1236 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, at 8 a.m., with live Stations of the Cross and music.

Registration required. Nominal fee includes t-shirt and song booklet. Churches visited are St. Mary, St. Louis Cathedral, St. Patrick, St. Theresa of Avila, St. John the Baptist, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe (St. Jude Shrine), St. Augustine, and Center of Jesus the Lord.
Contact Center of Jesus the Lord (504) 529-1636 for more information. Download registration form at www.centerofjesusthelord.org.
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April 02, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Annual fishing rodeo coming up

NORCO - St. Charles Council on Aging, Inc. & St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to attend Annual Fishing Rodeo on Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion, Norco.

Call 783-6683 to reserve a spot.

Fishing poles and bait supplied. Bring a hat and a lawn chair!
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March 26, 2010 at 9:45 am
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Search on for WWII-era locals

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Are you a part of St. Charles Parish’s Greatest Generation? If so, you are a treasure and we need you!

American History teachers at Destrehan High School are currently seeking individuals who lived in St. Charles Parish during WWII. Classes will be interviewing and collecting oral histories on March 25 and 26 in the Wildcat Banquet Room. If you lived or worked in the parish during WWII or know someone who did, please contact Nicole Hall to set up an interview or if you have any questions Nicole Hall - (985)764-9946 or email at nhall@stcharles.k12.la.us.
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March 25, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Sheriff to hold Seniors luncheon

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his Annual Senior Citizens Easter Luncheon on Thursday, March 25. All senior citizens of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend. It will be held at the Shriner’s Hall on Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan. Lunch will be served between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Special presentation will be handed out for the oldest female and male, along with door prizes. The Shriner’s Dance Band will be performing. For more information, contact Susie Gauthier at (985)783-1355.
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March 25, 2010 at 9:42 am
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HHS presents new morality play

HAHNVILLE - “What if you died tomorrow?” That is the question Hahnville High School Talented Theatre students are eager to ask in their upcoming production of “EveryOne,” a new work adapted from the Medieval Catholic morality play, “Everyman,” that also includes exciting original work by the students. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. in the Hahnville High Auditorium.

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March 23, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Night at Hive to benefit Muscular Dystrophy assoc.

NEW ORLEANS - On March 22, the New Orleans Arena and New Orleans Hornets will host a special night at the Hive in order to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater New Orleans. Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the association to help fund research grants at LSU, the LSU Healthcare MDA Clinic and the Children’s Hospital Neuromuscular Clinic of New Orleans. The money will also help to send about 60 southeast Louisiana children with muscle-wasting diseased to accessible MDA summer camp.

The game will be against the Dallas Mavericks and admission prices vary. Tickets can be purchased by calling (504)593-4743.Read More...
March 22, 2010 at 9:43 am
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Schools hold Arts Awareness Fest

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The second annual Arts Awareness Festival will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday March 20 at the District’s Professional Learning Center. The event will include artistic presentations in music, visual art and theatre.Read More...
March 20, 2010 at 9:43 am
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Women’s Club teacup auction

KENNER - The St. Charles Women’s club will be hosting it’s annual major fundraiser, the Teacup Auction on Saturday, March 20.

The event will be held at Chateau Country Club in Kenner at 10:30 a.m., tickets are $40, which includes lunch and six bidding tickets.

The money raised is used to help many non-profit organizations along with College and Vo-Tech scholarships to high school graduates of St. Charles Parish.

If you are interested in donating an item for this Auction, call chairperson Kacy Kernan at (504)201-4072. Contact Patty Picard for ticket information at (985)785-9005.

“I think it’s important that 100 percent of the profits from this auction come back into our community in the form of scholarships and donations to non-profit agencies,”
Rochelle said. “Besides having a great time, you’re helping your own community.”Read More...
March 20, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Cake Bingo will benefit memorial

A Cake Bingo will be held on March 20 from 6-9 p.m. to benefit the Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser. The event will take place at St. Anthony Church in the C.A. Building, 234 Angus Drive in Luling.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and entry is $5, including one bingo card, one drink and one bag of chips.

Raffle tickets for a 50/50 raffle will also be available. Additional cards will be $1. Jambalaya, nachos and hot dogs will be available.

Head out to this fun fundraiser and enjoy Saturday night while helping to raise money for this good cause.
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March 20, 2010 at 9:39 am
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Luling Knights of Columbus fish fry

LULING - The Knights of Columbus, St. Charles Council 2409 will hold two Lenten Fish Fries at the St. Anthony of Padua Community Activities Building in Luling.

On March 5 and March 19, fried fish, white beans with shrimp and rice along with a side and desert will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dine in or take out.

Cost of the meal is $7. Drinks will also be available.
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March 19, 2010 at 9:40 am
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West Bank town hall meeting

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish leaders will host an upcoming town hall meeting to present information on infrastructure and other projects in progress or completed since their terms began in January 2008.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the state of hurricane protection in the parish, as well as a presentation on upcoming civic projects, including a new Department of Motor Vehicles building, animal shelter and community center.

Attendees will also be able to participate in a question-and-answer session with their parish council representatives and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr.

WEST BANK TOWN HALL MEETING
WHEN: 6 p.m. March 17
WHERE: Hahnville High School Auditorium, 200 Tiger Drive, Boutte
SPONSORED BY: Councilman-At-Large Division B Terry Authement
For more information please contact the St. Charles Parish Council Office at (985) 783-5000.
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March 17, 2010 at 9:39 am
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Parish wants input on future at planning meetings

All St. Charles Parish residents are invited to attend two upcoming citizen workshops to help develop options and strategies for shaping the future of the parish.

Organizers want all opinions and ideas citizens have to offer about the future character of St. Charles Parish.

“The workshop-style atmosphere is an energetic and even fun way for residents to provide their opinions on what they think the parish should look like in 20 years,” Parish spokeswoman Renee Simpson said. “After our previous meetings, we’re tightening our vision to be able to use it to guide policy in the future.”

Both sessions will provide a brief overview of the progress of the planning process; present a summary of the Vision Statement from the first series of public forums and describe the results of the conditions and trends analyses. There will also be a series of group activities and interactive discussions about land use and growth issues, redevelopment, economic development and other key factors that impact quality of life. For additional information, contact Steve Romano or Marny Stein at (985) 783-5060, or go to stcharles2030.blogspot.com.

When and Where:
March 15, 2010
Destrehan High School
1 Wildcat Lane, Destrehan
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

March 16, 2009
R.K Smith Middle School
281 Sugarland Parkway, Luling
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March 15, 2010 at 9:38 am
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31st Annual LA Sportsmen’s show this weekend

GONZALES - The 31st Annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival has everything for the sportfishing, boating and hunting enthusiast.

It will be held on March 12 from 2-9 p.m., March 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and March 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Those dressed in a military uniform get in free.

The event will include hundreds of fishing and hunting booths, boat areas and more with special show prices.
New this year are the Purina Incredible Dog Team performing amazing acts of acrobatic skill and “Meet the Troutmasters: A Reunion” featuring many of the 14 anglers featured in the book “Trout Masters: How Louisiana’s Best Anglers Catch the Lunkers.

Visit www.lasportsmenshow.com for more information and to see a list of exhibitors.
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March 14, 2010 at 9:43 am
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St. Patty’s Pawrade

DESTREHAN - Costume your pet on a leash or pull in a carriage or wagon for the annual German Coast Farmer’s Market St. Patty’s Pet Pawrade. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation. $5.00 entry fee. Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. Register at 9 a.m. Ormond Plantation, River Road, Destrehan. Read More...
March 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Parent Teacher Tech Night at St. Charles Parish Library
Parent Teacher Tech Night at St. Charles Parish Library
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The St. Charles Parish Library and St. Charles Parish Public Schools are partnering to present Parent Teacher Tech Night, an event that to highlight the best free online resources for middle and high school students, on Tuesday (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. at the East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr. in Destrehan.