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Drama Guild to hold Children’s Theatre Workshop

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The River Region Drama Guild will hold a Children’s Theatre Workshop for boys and girls 8-18 years old. The workshop is free and will be held on Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon for four consecutive Saturdays beginning Jan. 8. A final performance will be held on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. The workshop is for both beginners and experienced participants and is sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles. Contact Henry Sorbet at (504)331-0990 for more information.
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January 08, 2010 at 10:34 am
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Last chance for Krewe of Lul early registration

LULING - The Krewe of Lul will stop accepting early bird registration on Jan. 5, 2011. A meeting will be held at the Ramada Limited, 13889 River Road, at 7 p.m. on that date for all those planning to participate in the Krewe festivities this Mardi Gras. Future meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Ramada Limited at 13889 River Road in Luling on Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 2.

Entry fees before Jan. 5 are $25 for fire trucks, emergency vehicles and show cars and trucks, $300 for large floats and $200 for small floats. On Jan. 6, prices will go up. The parade will take place on March 5, 2011 at noon.Read More...
January 05, 2010 at 10:33 am
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Christmas Boat parade announced

BAYOU GAUCHE - The 13th annual Christmas Boat Parade on the Bayou is Dec. 19th at 6 p.m. It is on Bayou Gauche. For more info please call Loretta Matherne at 985-209-7098 or Mike Dunn at 985-758-2996.
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December 19, 2009 at 11:05 am
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Holiday brunch at Oak Alley

VACHERIE - A very special “Christmas Sunday Brunch” will be held on Dec. 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m at Oak Alley Plantation.

The price is $25 per person 12 years or older, and $15 per person 6-11 years old.

Call 225-265-2151 or 800-442-5539 for reservations, space is limited.
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December 13, 2009 at 11:05 am
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Room unveiled at historic Plantation

The Grand Opening of the Herbert J. Harvey Jr. Legacy Room will be featured at a celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Jean Noel Destrehan’s birth on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan Plantation.

The event begins with the ribbon cutting of the new exhibit space, consisting of original family documents and artifacts from Azby Destrehan and other Destrehan family members.

The celebration is open to the public and will feature tours of the plantation house and other exhibit viewings. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, with free admission for ages 17 and under. Tickets are available the day of the event.

For more information, call Destrehan Plantation at 985-764-9315 or visit www.DestrehanPlantation.org.
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December 12, 2009 at 11:06 am
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Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present its 15th production of the Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

The full-length, storybook ballet will feature professional guest artists and New Orleans natives Eleanor and Ian Carney as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier as well as the Snow Queen and King. Tickets are $15 and may be reserved by calling (504) 202-7706. All performances are at Destrehan High School Auditorium at #1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.

For more information about River Region Ballet and its upcoming performances of “The Nutcracker,” please contact Sarah Comiskey at (504) 339-6375.
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December 12, 2009 at 11:04 am
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“Tea for Priests” seminary benefit

NEW ORLEANS - On Friday, Dec. 11, “Tea for Priests,” benefiting Notre Dame Seminary is scheduled for Noon at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal Street. Mass will precede the event at 11 a.m. A silent auction and raffle drawings will be held. Kitty Cleveland, New Orleans native and award-winning Catholic singer-songwriter will entertain guests during the tea.

Individual tickets to the tea are $60. Patron tickets are $100 per person, or $500 for four reserved seats, and include your name in the program. For the $1,000 sponsorship level, you receive one reserved table with seating for 8 and a listing in the program. At $2,500, your sponsorship level includes one reserved table for 10, preferred seating and a listing in the program. For more information and to request tickets for the event, please contact Mary Stewart Bailey at dgbmsb@aol.com.
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December 11, 2009 at 11:02 am
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Senior Christmas Luncheon planned

DESTREHAN - A senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at the Jerusalem Shriners 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 11:04 am
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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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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
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