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Ferry memorial meeting March 25

DESTREHAN - The third organizational Luling/Destrehan Ferry Disaster Memorial Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.
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March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm
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Native Americans meet at pow-wow

HOUMA - The annual “Calling of the Tribes Pow-Wow” will be held March 20 through 22 at the Terrebonne Livestock Arena located at 221 Moffet Rd. in Houma.

Native Americans from across the nation will gather to share their heritage and culture. The event features gourd dancing, intertribal dancing, drums and dancers, and a drum medicine tail.
For more information, call Thomas Dardar at 985-879-2373.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm
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LA sportsmen’s show in Gonzales

GONZALES - The 30th annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival returns to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Military personnel in uniform are admitted for free.
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March 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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‘Pawty’ at GCFM annual pet parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market will host its annual St. Patty’s pet Pawrade on March 14 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Carriages, wagons and dressed up pets are allowed. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation. Entry fee is $5.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 985-764-9762.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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Help keep SCP clean at trash bash

NORCO - The 1st annual St. Charles Trash Bash will be held on March 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Teams across the parish will fan out to pick up litter. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a culminating celebration at the Spillway Boat Launch with food, music, a recycling drop off and information about recycling and other community programs.

All supplies will be provided and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, call 985-783-5000.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:22 am
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St. Partick’s Day dance March 14

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will hold its St. Patrick’s Day dance for kids 12 to `17 years of age on March 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the fire station next to Wenger Road in Des Allemands.

J.B. Martin and Hahnville High School IDs are required for entry. A parent is also required to sign the children in and out of the dance.

Admission is $5. Concession will be sold.

Call Tracy Sparks at 504-915-3258 for more information.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Garden show set at LSU AgCenter

HAMMOND - The Hammond Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station at 21549 Old Covington Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faculty members and master gardeners will present a series of presentations on backyard composting, rain-barrel gardening, gardens after tree loss, new landscape plants and square-foot gardening.

Admission is $5. Call Sandra Benjamin at 985-748-9381 or email sbenjamin@agcenter.lsu.edu.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:21 am
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100 years of dance honored at ballet

DESTREHAN - The River Region Drama Guild and Ballet will perform their spring ballet on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Destrehan High School auditorium located at 1 Wildcat Lane.

This year’s event will honor 100 years of dance with the ballet, “La Boutique Fantasque.”

Tickets are $15 and may be ordered by calling 504-202-7706.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Live music, food, crafts at festival

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation Celebrates its popular Spring Arts and Crafts Festival March 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the manor grounds located at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.

Arts and crafts vendors from throughout the country will offer a variety of wood crafts, pottery, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, prints, oil paintings, dolls, stained glass, clothing, baskets and much more.

Over 20 chefs will prepare local delicacies such as fried seafood, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and other favorites.

The antique area will have 12 dealers inside the unique 1840s Mule Barn as well as additional vendors adjacent to the barn.

Craftsmen will demonstrate how our ancestors cooked on an open-hearth and dyed clothes with indigo.

Children’s activities include pony rides and face paintings. A space walk will also be available for children wanting to play while parents shop or enjoy other activities. Tours of the plantation house by costumed guides will be available for an additional fee.

Live musical entertainment is included in the admission fee. The schedule includes Jude LeBlanc from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday followed by Summer Breeze at 1 p.m. Sunday’s schedule features Kayla Woodson and Louisiana Lightning from 10 a.m. to noon followed by Local Option 2 at 1 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and teens, children 12 and under are admitted free. Call 985-764-9315 for more information.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:12 am
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‘Dancin’ for Hope’ set for March 13

LULING - “Dancin’ for Hope” - a youth dance for ages 10 to 15 in memory of Luling’s Kyle Bergeron will be held on March 13 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Dr. in Luling.
Sign in from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A parent will need to sign their child in and out of dance.

Admission is $12 and includes a slice of pizza and a drink. All proceeds will help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Music by Impulse Entertainment with a special appearance by C & D Dance Crew.

For more information, call Vicki Bergeron at 985-785-0346.
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March 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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‘Dancin’ for Hope’ set for March 13

LULING - “Dancin’ for Hope” - a youth dance for ages 10 to 15 in memory of Luling’s Kyle Bergeron will be held on March 13 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Dr. in Luling.
Sign in from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A parent will need to sign their child in and out of dance.

Admission is $12 and includes a slice of pizza and a drink. All proceeds will help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Music by Impulse Entertainment with a special appearance by C & D Dance Crew.

For more information, call Vicki Bergeron at 985-785-0346.

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March 13, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Biz fest and health fair March 13 - 14

BOUTTE - The 2009 St. Charles Business Association’s Business Fest and Health Fair will be held on March 13 from noon to 5 p.m and March 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hahnville High School.

Admission is free. Activities include the Ochsner Blood Mobile, free health screenings, vendor prizes and raffles, and the Saintsations on March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Country radio station WNOE 101.1 will broadcast live from the event on March 14.
Visit scbabuylocal.org for more information.
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March 13, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Over 60,000 books for sale in Kenner

KENNER - The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library’s semi-annual book sale is set for Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Call 504-455-2665 for more information.Read More...
March 12, 2009 at 9:18 am
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Hahnville paints the town purple

HAHNVILLE - Hahnville residents are encouraged to “paint the town purple” on March 12 in observance of the parish’s upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.

People are asked to wear purple to increase awareness for the ACS. Relay for Life committees are selling large purple bows.Read More...
March 12, 2009 at 9:17 am
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Youth baseball tryouts March 10

DESTREHAN - The 2009 Youth Baseball American League Tryouts will be held on March 10 a the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan.

Children ages 11 and 12 can tryout at 5:30 p.m., tryouts for kids between 13 and 14 years old begins at 7 p.m.
This league is for more advanced players. Coaching staff for the league will be selected by the parish registration department.

Call 985-783-5090 for coaching applications.
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March 10, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Restless legs? Sleep Center offers help

DESTREHAN - A support group for those who suffer with restless legs will be held on March 10 at the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center located at 1972 Ormond Blvd. Ste. B in Destrehan at 6:30 p.m.

Call 985-764-1441 or email gulfcoastsleepcenter@cox.net for more information.Read More...
March 10, 2009 at 9:11 am
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