What's Happening

Shriner center hosts dance
June 27, 2008 at 11:31 am
DESTREHAN - The Jerusalem Shrine Center located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan will host the Take Me Fishing Foundation Dance on June 27 from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Food, beer and set-ups provided. Bring your own liquor. Music will be performed by The Treater Band.

Tickets: $50 per couple or $300 for corporate table. Corporate tables include eight seats.

For tickets, contact Johnny Polk at 504-416-0836, Elliot Madere at 985-212-9502, Willie Smith at 504-415-8052, Roland Champagne at 504-485-1078, or Danny Ledet at 985-807-3178.

Triad committee meets June 26
June 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm
LULING - The Triad will hold a community meeting on Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Luling located at 140 Angus Dr.

Sheriff Greg Champagne invites all senior citizens to attend. The meeting topic will zero in on hurricane preparedness and crime prevention. Lunch will be served.
For more information on the Triad program, contact Lori Duplessis at 985-783-1355.

Bayou Gauche committee meets
June 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Bayou Gauche Citizens Action Committee will hold a general meeting on Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. to elect new officers at the Bayou Gauche Fire Hall.

For more information, call Denise Petit at 985-758-5229.

Fun-filled summer events at libraries
June 25, 2008 at 11:31 am
LULING - The West Regional Library in Luling is planning several summer activities for children this month. They are:

•Game Daze for ages 8 to 11 will be June 23 at 2 p.m.

•A hip-hop dance class for ages 12 and older will be June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 985-785-8471.

Local club holds Sunday dance
June 22, 2008 at 11:30 am
NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club is having a dance on Sunday, June 22 at the Knights of Columbus home in Norco.
Admission is $5 and music will be provided by DJ Gary Matherne. Line dancing is from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. General dancing will follow until 8 p.m. Bring your own liquor.
For more information, call Erick St. Amant at 985-764-9402 or Gary Matherne at 985-764-7719.

Home, Health & Outdoor expo
June 21, 2008 at 12:48 pm
HOUMA - Sunburst Media presents their annual Home, Health and Outdoor Expo at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on June 21 and 22 located at 346 Civic Center Blvd.

Admission: $3 and 12 and under are free. For more information, call 985-851-1020.

Sacred Heart hosts ‘Super BINGO’
June 21, 2008 at 11:29 am
NORCO - Sacred Heart School will host a “Super Bingo” at the school on Saturday, June 21 in the school auditorium.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10. There will be nine $100 games and a $1000 blackout. Food and refreshments will be sold.

Fashion workshop & runway show
June 20, 2008 at 11:28 am
DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Library invites teens ages 12 and up to attend a free alternative fashion workshop as part of the Louisiana Teen Reading program on Friday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Kerry Fitts, an artist and educator from Gretna, will lead the workshop.

Participants will learn sewing techniques using recycled materials and environmentally-friendly fabrics as well as hand silk-screened images to create original summer fashions.

For more information, call Amy Boling at 985-785-8464.

Free pediatric dental screening
June 19, 2008 at 11:30 am
NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans will hold a free pediatric dental screening on Thursday, June 19 at 1 p.m. at the LSU School of Dentistry located at 1100 Florida Ave. in New Orleans.

For more information, call 504-941-8196.

Church hosts ladies tea June 28
June 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm
HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Baptist Church will host a ladies tea on June 28. All ladies of the community are invited.

For more information, call the church at 985-783-1734 or 504-812-5580. Please inquire by June 18.

Medicare seminar set for June 16
June 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm
HAHNVILLE - Capital Area Legal Services will hold a Medicare 2008 Changes seminar on June 16 at 11 a.m. at the St. Charles Council On Aging Hahnville center.

Guest speaker Maragret Jefferson will be on hand for the discussion and to answer any questions.
For more information, call 985-783-3008.

LA Kennel dog show June 12-15
June 15, 2008 at 11:42 am
HOUMA - The LA Kennel Club will hold its annual dog show at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on June 12-15.
Admission for Saturday and Sunday is $2.50 for individuals and $5 for families of four.

For more information, call 985-850-4657.

Festival needs escorts, volunteers
June 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Queen Pageant Committee is looking for escorts for contestants.

Girls age 5 to 9 are needed. To participate, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Miss, Teen and Granny contests will be June 14 at 7 p.m. at J.B. Martin Middle School in Paradis.

The committee is also seeking volunteers to help with the festival July 11-13 on the St. Gertrude Grounds in Des Allemands.

The plant booth is accepting donations. To help, call Jamie Hue at 985-758-1936. The country store needs all donations, except clothes.

To donate, call Peachy Roger at 985-758-2319. People are also needed to help with the craft booths. To help, call Debra Frickey at 985-758-2696.

Ochsner blood drive June 14
June 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm
ST. ROSE - The American Legion Hall in Destrehan will hold a blood drive with Ochsner on June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hall located at 12188 River Rd. in St. Rose
Donors will receive a blood bank T-shirt, a mini physical, cholesterol test and blood assurance package. A picture ID is required.

Donors will have a chance to win a $2,000 American Express Gift of Travel certificate.

The drawing will be Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. The winner will be notified by phone.

Mais Oui wine tasting
June 13, 2008 at 1:14 pm
Mais Oui will hold its next wine tasting on Friday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The wine of the hour will be samplings of all three Santa Carolina blends.

Featured food will be shrimp with articoke pasta tossed with Somme's homegrown basil with Asiago cheese and vegetables.

Cover charge for the event is $5.

The wine shop in located in the St. Charles Plaza at 12715 Highway 90.

Local author to speak at library
June 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm
LULING - Local author Farrah Rochon will be doing a book signing and discussion on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Rochon is the author of two novels, Deliver Me and Release Me.

For more information, visit www.stcharles.lib.la.us or call 985-785-8471.

Hahnville High hosts Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp
June 12, 2008 at 1:31 pm
HHS Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp will be held Tuesday, June 17 through Friday, June 20 at Hahnville High School from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the HHS gymnasium.

The camp is open to any girl aged 4-13. The cost is $40 for the week or $10 per day and includes a camp T-shirt, awards, and refreshments.

Those who attend all four days will be invited to perform with the Hi-Steppers at the beginning of a varsity home football game.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on June 17. Pre-registration forms are available at HHS or on the HHS website. Come join the fun!

American Legion hosts BBQ dinner
June 08, 2008 at 3:14 pm
LULING - The American Legion Post #131 will hold a barbeque dinner to help support youth programs at the Legion home on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance. The dinner will include barbequed chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and bread.

Dinner tickets can be purchased from the following members: Robert Adam - 985-785-2224, Dutch Kappel - 504-431-9580, Herbert Poche - 504-431-9647, Stanley Petit - 985-785-6619, Charlie Oubre - 985-783-6632, Richard Keller - 985-783-2123 and Eddie Picou - 985-758-2606.

I-310 flyover ramp proposed for St. Charles Parish
I-310 flyover ramp proposed for St. Charles Parish
Area residents will get to comment on a proposed I-310 flyover ramp aimed at easing traffic congestion on U.S. Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish.

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