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Senior Christmas Luncheon Dec. 10

DESTREHAN - A senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Jerusalem Temple located at 1940 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

The event is free, and all St. Charles Parish seniors are invited to attend.

There will be great food, live entertainment, a visit from
Santa and free health checks from St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Baptist Christmas Concert Dec. 6

LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will a host a Christmas Choir Concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10:45 a.m.
The church is located at 921 Paul Maillard Road.
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December 06, 2009 at 11:01 am
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Chorus Christmas concert Dec. 4

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of River Parishes will present its annual Christmas Dinner Concert at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan on Dec. 4, 2009. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social interval with cash bar. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with Concert following at 8 p.m.

Adoramus te Christe, Joy to the World, The Christmas Waltz, Breath of Heaven and The 12 Days After Christmas are some of the seasonal songs that will be sung, with The Hallelujah Chorus as the finale. The concert provides a wonderful opportunity for family and friends as well as business associates to gather to enjoy beautiful Christmas music and to celebrate this special time of the year together. Please call Kathy Woulfe at 985-764-9667 or Louise Broach-Fischer at 985-785-2819 to purchase tickets.
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December 04, 2009 at 11:01 am
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Tickets on sale for Dec. 4 chorus concert

The Community Chorus of River Parishes will present its annual Christmas dinner/concert at Ormond country club on Friday Dec. 4. Tickets are now available for this event by calling Kathy Woulfe at 764-9667.
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December 04, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Krewe of Lul ‘early bird’ prices good through Dec. 2

LULING - Luling’s Krewe of Lul parade organization is offering “early-bird” prices for floats - small floats are $200, large floats are $300 - fire department trucks and other units are $25.

Dance groups, marching bands and other participants such as festival queens, homecoming royalty, etc. are of no charge.
For parade date and time information, parade route and line-up information, rules and regulations, and application forms, contact Debbie Dufrense-Vial at 504-559-4910 or Russell Lauve at 985-785-6811.
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December 02, 2009 at 9:12 am
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New Moon party at library

ST. CHARLES PARISH- Teens are invited to “New Moon Movie Release Parties” at St. Charles Parish Library.

Teens ages 12 and up are invited to dress as their favorite character from the book New Moon by Stephenie Meyer and attend a New Moon Movie Release Party hosted by St. Charles Parish Library. The party will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

The party celebrates the release of New Moon, a movie based on the second book of the Twilight young adult novel series by Stephenie Meyer. The events include door prizes, music, New Moon movie previews, character guessing games, Twilight themed crafts and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring their fan art or fan fiction for display. Read More...
November 21, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Women’s club autumn auction Nov. 19

St. Charles Parish Women’s Club will be hosting it’s annual Autumn Auction on Thursday, Nov. 19th. The public is invited to attend at the Presbyterian Church on Lakewoood Drive in Luling.

This Autumn Auction is one of the major fundraisers for SCWC. The members make, bake or donate seasonal items to be auctioned.

Roussell’s Anthony Lucia is the featured auctioneer.
One hundred percent of the funds raised are used for scholarships and/or donated to non-profit service organizations.
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November 19, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Get down at the Bayou Festival

HOUMA - Bring your dancing shoes to the Bayou Cajun Festival on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Cajun Center in Houma.

The festival will have bands, a live auction, raffle, sweet sale and door prizes. Beer and soft drinks will also compliment some Cajun specialties, such as chicken gumbo, potato salad, chili fritos and jambalaya. Admission is $7.
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November 07, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Luling Living Center Fall Fest

The Luling Living Center will hold its Fall Fest on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center located at 1125 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. Event highlights include arts and crafts, Cristmas decorations, face painting, space walk, lots of food, blood pressure screening and music by "Bruce."
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November 07, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Nicholls hosts biology meeting

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will host the South Central Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology on Nov. 6 and 7 in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

Dr. Joan Bennett, professor of plant biology and pathology and associate vice president for the promotion of women in science, engineering and mathematics at Rutgers University, will deliver the keynote lecture, slated for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Bennett’s lecture is titled “The Katrina Catastrophe: Floods, Fungi and Public Health.”

Additional information regarding pre-registration, abstract submission and program details can be found at www.nicholls.edu/biology.
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November 06, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Public meeting on Ormond culvert

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Department of Public Works will host a public meeting in November to review the Ormond Boulevard Culvert Replacement Project.

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5

Where: Ormond Country Club, 10 Villere Drive, Destrehan

Topic: Ormond Boulevard Culvert Replacement Project

For more information please contact Public Works at (985) 783-5102.
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November 05, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Operation Christmas love

The VFW Post 3750 of Luling, La. will be collecting items for and shipping Christmas care packages to our local troops serving overseas. Items to be collected may be dropped off at one of these locations: Thrift Village Pharmacy in Luling and Majoria’s Supermarket in Boutte.

Items needed are: body and hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, men and women’s deodorant, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors-men’s and women’s, shaving cream, Q-tips, combs, caps-100% wool please (can be crocheted and blue, green, or brown in color), canned goods, beef jerky, snacks-(please no gummy, taffy, or chocolate), nuts, crackers, bottled waters, kool-aid mix, crystal lite mix, gloves, batteries, small flashlights, potato chips, puzzles and puzzle books, Tony Chachere's seasoning, socks, cards, lip balm, envelopes, and Christmas CD’s.

For more information please contact Sherry Lewis-504-559-7306, Veronica Aucoin- 985-783-2383, or Donna Guice 985-758-5175.
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October 31, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Fall Fest FREE for the entire family

DESTREHAN - Covenant Church in Destrehan will hold its Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the church located at 1973 Ormond Blvd.

Games, prizes, activities, food vendors, candy, community awareness projects, entertainment and much more guarantees fun for the entire family.
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October 31, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Heritage Day for elementary kids

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “Heritage Connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Fall Heritage Day on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature a hands-on experience for students. They will learn about candle making, sugar refining, open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, indigo dyeing, period dancing, wood carving, doll making, moss mattress making, calligraphy, antique toys and games, hand stitching and embroidery, quilting and many other folk life skills so important to life long ago.

A Civil War encampment and gardening with the LSU AgCenter’s master gardeners also highlight the event.
Admission is $5 for students and adults. A tour of the plantation is an additional $5. Interested persons must call for reservations.

For more information and to make reservations, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreharitage@aol.com.
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October 27, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Hunter education field day Oct. 25

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will host a hunter education field day class on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class will be held at the firing range behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Hwy. 3127.

Participants must complete the Hunter Safety Education Class beforehand. This class is available online at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/education/homestudyprogram. State law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 must obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana.

The class will be limited to 30 students. To pre-register, call 985-783-1173.
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October 25, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Historic churches book signing

DESTREHAN - Author George Gurtner and photographer Frank H. Methe will be on hand at the German Coast Farmers’ Market at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan on Saturday, Oct. 24 to sign their book, “Historic Churches of Old New Orleans,” which captures in words and magnificent color photos, the incredible history of 50 of the oldest Catholic Churches in New Orleans.

All proceeds from the sale will go to restore the historically significant St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel of New Orleans.
The book signing will begin at market’s opening at 8 a.m. and will continue until closing at noon.
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October 24, 2009 at 8:58 am
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The Destrehan Ladycats basketball team has enjoyed the decorated run of any basketball team in St. Charles Parish history, capping an undefeated season with a victory in last season's Class 5A state championship game.