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Teen belly dance classes June 25

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens ages 12 and up interested in learning about Middle Eastern dance and culture are invited to participate in free belly dancing classes on Thursday, June 25 at the East Regional Library at 10:30 a.m., and at the West Regional Library at 2 p.m.. New Orleans dancer and instructor Samantha Young, who specializes in Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and Polynesian dance, will lead the workshops.

Participants will learn proper posture and dance moves and will learn how to play the zills to Arabic music. Young’s innovative workshop will encourage participants’ creativity by adding Middle Eastern moves to dances or music they like and already know.

This dance is a discipline that is great for self esteem and positive body image, as well as fostering a sense of community that comes from dancing in a group.

For more information about this program, call Amy Boling, teen coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or E-mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 25, 2009 at 9:05 am
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‘Lil’ Abner’ on stage this month

DESTREHAN - Don’t miss the River Region Drama Guild’s four performances of the group’s summer musical “Lil’ Abner” to be presented on June 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on June 21 at 2 p.m. at the Destrehan High School auditorium located at 1 Wildcat Lane.

Reserved seats are $15. For more information, call Marcia at 985-7641969.Read More...
June 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm
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Hunter education summer classes

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give hunter education classes on the dates listed below at the sheriff’s firing range in Killona.

State law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 must obtain a license and must be a least 10 years old to be certified. Courses will cover firearm safety, survival, first aid and wildlife identification.
Full class dates are: June 19 and 20, July 10 and 11, and July 24 and 25. Field days are: Aug. 22 and Sept. 12.

The times for 2-day classes are Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two field days are available to people who’ve taken online courses with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held on Saturdays.

To pre-register, call 985-783-1173.Read More...
June 20, 2009 at 9:23 am
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Columbine survivor to address Nicholls

THIBODAUX - Craig Scott, a survivor of the Columbine High School massacre that left 15 dead and more than 20 wounded, will serve as keynote speaker at the Louisiana Girls’ Leadership Academy – a program conducted at Nicholls State University for girls entering the eighth through eleventh grades.

The public is invited to hear Scott’s address at the closing reception on Thursday, June 18, in the commons area of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. The reception will begin at 3:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by an address by Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president. At 4:45 p.m., academy participants will present various service projects, followed by Scott’s address, slated for 5:45 p.m.

Admission to the closing reception is $15 per person. For tickets, call (985) 448-4770 by Tuesday, June 16.
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June 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm
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Hip Hop dance classes June 15

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens ages 12 and up interested in learning about Hip Hop dance, music and culture are invited to participate in a free Hip Hop Dance Workshop on Monday, June 15 at the East Regional Library at 10:30 a.m., and at the West Regional Library at 4 p.m.

Professional Hip Hop dancers and local dance instructors Terrance Morgan and Tyler Wilson, of the dance duo Rhythm & Soul, will lead the workshops.

Participants will discover brand new urban dance steps and learn about the origins of Hip Hop music, dance, and break dancing.

The East Regional Library is located at 100 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan, and the St. Rose Branch is located at 90 East Club Drive in St. Rose.

For more information about this program, call Amy Boling, Teen Coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or e mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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German Coast Farmers’ Market celebrates 7 years in Destrehan

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market celebrates its 7th anniversary on Saturday, June 13 at its East Bank location at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Attractions slated for this special celebration includes the “Taste of the Season” - pony rides, face painting, music by Blanch Newsome and door prizes.

Fresh produce including peaches, blueberries, creole tomatoes, squash, corn and cucumbers are available each Saturday at the market.

Other products available are fresh seafood, rotisserie meats, fresh meats, sausage, hogshead cheese, wine, jellies, dairy products, Italian pastries, bread, ready-to-eat meals, plants, gourmet rice, soy candles and goat milk lotion and soaps.

Every Wednesday, the West Bank market is open in the St. Charles Plaza located on Highway 90 in Luling from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The arts & craft market addition will begin on June 24 and continue on the fourth Wednesday of each month.Read More...
June 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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Hahnville Church hosts ‘Ladies Tea’

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Baptist Church will host a “Ladies Tea” on June 13 at 3 p.m. at the church located at 15640 River Rd. in Hahnville.

The event is open to the public. Interested persons are asked to pre-register by June 6.

Call Mel Bellow at 985-783-1734 for more information.Read More...
June 13, 2009 at 9:23 am
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New Anime club meets June 13

DESTREHAN - Fans of Japanese animation and readers of the popular Japanese Manga books, are invited to attend meetings of the SCPL Club Anime.

Participants will watch Anime films and may share books, display original artwork, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests.

Participants will make candy sushi after watching the Anime films.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Curse, rated 13+, will be screened on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at East Regional Library.

These Club Anime meetings are open to participants ages 12 to 18, and are part of the “iLibrary” Teen Reading Program.
East Regional Library is located at 100 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan. For more information about these programs, call Amy Boling, Teen Coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or e mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Festival pageant set for June 13

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Pageant will be held on June 13 at the Father Mac Community Building in Des Allemands at 6 p.m.

Girls ages 14 to 17 can compete in the Teen Queen XIV pageant, and ages 18 to 23 will vie for the title of La. Catfish Miss Queen XXXIV.

Interested contestants should contact Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Learn how to make comics

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens interested in art, drawing and comic books of all kinds are invited to attend a free comic book making workshop on Thursday, June 11 at the West Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. or at the St. Rose Library at 2 p.m.

Rob Guillory, a comic book artist from Lafayette will lead the workshops.

Seating is limited. To register, call 985-785-8464.Read More...
June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am
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FREE diabetes ED makeover seminar

NEW ORLEANS - Novo Nordisk presents “Divabetic - Makeover Your Diabetes” on Sunday, June 7 at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. in New Orleans from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The day consists of diabetes education with free salon and spa services. Free diabetes-related screenings will also be offered.

For more information, call 1-800-634-8888 or visit www.divabetic.com.
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June 07, 2009 at 8:38 am
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HVFD to host child-safety event

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department will host an event to promote child safety and awareness on Sat. June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 14890 River Road in Hahnville.

Car seat installation and inspection is available by certified technicians by appointment only. Deadline to register is May 31.

The WHALE - We Have A Little Emergency - program, fingerprinting and fire prevention will also be addressed at the event.

To make an inspection appointment, contact Tonya at whaleprogram@yahoo.com or Reggie Gaubert at 985-783-2002.
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June 06, 2009 at 8:38 am
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‘Chee Weez’ at Kenner’s Rivertown

KENNER - Kenner Rivertown presents “Music in the Park” each Friday through June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Scheduled performers include: May 29 - Chee Weez, and June 5 - Topcats.

Admission is free to the public. No outside food or beverages allowed.

For more information, call 504-468-7293.Read More...
June 05, 2009 at 8:39 am
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‘Funky food’ for mini chefs

KENNER - The Simon Kidgits Club will host a Super Duper Mini Chefs event at the Esplanade Mall on May 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids will learn the basics of healthy eating and food facts, plus create cereal necklaces, design aprons, and receive a free chef set.

Cost is free for Kidgits members, $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Kelly White at 504-468-6116.
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May 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Hibiscus sale set for May 24

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hibiscus Society will host a “Show ‘n’ Sale” Sunday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ursuline Academy Campus located at 2635 State St. in New OrleansRead More...
May 24, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Touchdown club sells concessions at May 21 game

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Touchdown Club will be selling concessions at the football team’s May 21 spring game in addition to 2008 T-shirts and HHS flip flops.

All proceeds benefit the football program, cheerleaders, trainers and managers. A membership drive will also be held.
Call 504-914-1402 for more information about the HHS Touchdown Club.
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May 21, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Alleged armed kidnapper who held ex-girlfriend hostage is in custody
Alleged armed kidnapper who held ex-girlfriend hostage is in custody
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The 22 year-old alleged kidnapper sought by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was taken into custody by 12:30 p.m. today.