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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.

Bayou community band to perform
May 08, 2008 at 11:00 am
THIBODAUX - A performance of the Bayou Community Band will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Nicholls State University band room with a music presentation by the Bayou Saxophone Quartet.

The theme of this year’s concert is entitled, “Music of French Composers.”

The St. Charles Parish Community Band holds free concert at HHS
May 06, 2008 at 12:12 pm
BOUTTE - The St. Charles Community Band will perform a free concert on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hahnville High School auditorium.

Musical selections will include a John Philip Sousa march, musical selections from the movie Chicago, highlights from the Broadway hit Fiddler on the Roof, as well as a Dixieland arrangement combining Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus with When the Saints Go Marching In.

The St. Charles Community Band, directed by David Rosenthal, is made up of mostly adult members from both the East and West Banks of St. Charles Parish as well as a few musicians from neighboring parishes and several high school musicians from the Hahnville and Destrehan Bands.

Residents urged to collect recyclables
May 03, 2008 at 11:00 am
Curbside recycling went by the wayside in St. Charles Parish after Hurricane Katrina, but parish residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events through the end of the year.

The next event, conducted by the Recycling Foundation of Baton Rouge, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on May 3 at the St. Charles Plaza on Highway 90 and at the Allen Arterbury Building on River Road in New Sarpy.

Recycling is free to the public and no parish funds are used to conduct the drop off.

Parish officials are seeking volunteers for the drop-off events. Interested persons can call 985-783-5000 to sign up.

River Region Arts & Humanities Council holds Denim & Diamonds fundraiser May 3
May 03, 2008 at 10:59 am
Get ready to raise that bid with hand painted fans designed by Destrehan High school seniors Skye Jenkins and Johnna Hurd, talented art students. The cowboy hat "bidding" fans will be used during the auction at the River Region Arts & Humanities Council fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds, May 3 at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn on River Road in Destrehan beginning at 6:30 p.m.

So, shine up your belt buckles, bolas and boots. Dust off your finest cowboy hats and blue-jean jackets and get ready to party for a cause.

Thanks to the supportive residents of the area, the River Region Arts & Humanities Council has raised over $250,000 since 2001 to support arts and humanities enrichment in the area.

Under the direction of event chair, Sandra Chaisson, a fun-filled evening is planned. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers, a signature drink the Bourbon Spur and music by Gal Holiday, a western swing rockabilly headliner. A chuck wagon style dinner will be served at 7:45 p.m. followed by a live auction, raffles, door prizes and more music.

You won't want to miss the opportunity to raise your "fan" during the auction featuring custom-made chandeliers, cowboy hats decorated by local "quick draw"artists (hats will be judged by Yvonne LaFleur), a condo stay in Aspen, Colorado including airfare for two and transportation from the airport to the condo, a portrait sitting worth over $2,400, a trip to the Kentucky Derby, a hat donated by Yvonne LaFleur suitable for wearing at the Derby, themed baskets and other exciting items. There will also be a "wagon train" of prizes and a raffle for a Coach purse valued at almost $500.

The price for an evening of western fun is $50.00 per person. For more information, contact Anita Hymel at 985-703-0831.

Please also consider becoming an event patron to support the arts and humanities in addition to being recognized in the Denim & Diamonds invitation and program.

Patron levels are:
•Marshal - $1000 - Recognition in the invitation and program, souvenir gift, preferred seating at a private table for six.

•Stetsons - $750 - Recognition in the invitation and program, souvenir gift, preferred seating for four.

•Chaps - $450 - Recognition in the invitation and program, preferred seating for four.

•Spurs - $250 - Recognition in the invitation and
program, preferred seating for two

For additional information about patron levels, please call Judy Mackles at 985-652-2261, Paul Aucoin at 224-265-7906 or Sandra Chaisson at 985-764-9596.

Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
Motorcyclist killed in Hahnville wreck
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A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Hahnville on Saturday after he struck a car and was ejected.

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