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Church holds dance Jan. 26
January 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by Gary T. Byol. Tickets are $15 per couple.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7542.

Clothes drive ends this weekend
January 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Bar Association’s annual clothes, coats and blanket drive will end Friday Jan. 25.
Anyone wishing to contribute may drop off donations at the Lemmon Law Firm located at 15058 River Rd. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Caregiver support group Jan. 24
January 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Community Health Center will host a community caregiver support group on Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Luling Council On Aging located at 145 Angus Dr.
Guest speakers include Todd Chiasson - Medicare and Todd Guillot - Office of Aging & Adult Services.

Call 985-785-1981 for more information.

Hahnville to host annual MLK birthday parade
January 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm
HAHNVILLE - The parish’s annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. beginning at the West Bank Bridge Park and followed by a special program at the parish courthouse.

The program will feature speakers, entertainment, drill teams and much, much more.

Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners will also be announced after the parade. For more information, call Margaret Marshall at 985-785-2097 or Celestine Williams at 985-785-8625.

Organist to perform at Thibodaux church
January 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm
THIBODAUX - Music at John’s Episcopal Church presents the Joe Krown Organ Combo on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. on church grounds located at 718 Jackson St.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for college students and free to those 18 years and younger.

For more information, call 985-447-2910.

KC 9933 Council holds fundraiser
January 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm
LULING - KC Council 9933 will sponsor a baked chicken dinner in the Parish Center on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. until they sell out of food.

The menu consist of baked chicken, dirty rice, peas, salad and bread. Dessert will be available.

Cost is $7 per meal. Take out dinner is available.

Proceeds will go to support council activities during 2008.

Masquerade ball to help fund church’s mission trip
January 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm
DESTREHAN - Pull out your calendar and mark Jan. 19 as the night you will go out, enjoy yourself and “have a ball” - literally!

The St. Charles United Methodist Church’s Mexico Mission Team is hosting its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to raise money for upcomping trips to Reynosa and Tampico, Mexico.

The ball will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. Donations of $10 are being accepted for admission prior to the event or you can pay $12 at the door.

Recommended attire is dressy to formal and everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.

And to make sure your dancing shoes don’t miss a beat, the church will be hosting free dance lessons on Friday, Jan. 11 in the Sunday School Building and on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Fellowship Hall. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will fund expenses for medical and construction teams scheduled to travel to Mexico on May 27 and May 31.

For more information on the dance or to join the mission, call the church at 985-764-8292.

Women’s club holds meeting
January 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Luling- The St. Charles Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Raj will speak on the importance of taking care of yourself. For more information, contact President Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437

St. Germain to teach January workshop
January 14, 2008 at 9:21 am
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of color on Jan. 14 - 16, 2008 at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

The workshop instructor, Diane St. Germain of Slidell, has participated in many shows and has been honored with many awards.

St. Germain’s approach to teaching color theory is to raise the awareness of color temperature - warms and cools - as the key to seeing color and believes that one must see the relationship between colors relative to visual warmth and coldness to best capture the subject on paper or canvas.

Students of the workshop will explore how to get better control over manipulating hues, values and intensities of LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of the colors on their palette.

There will be exercises in exploring how to mix beautiful grays, tints and shadows, and the importance of using complimentary colors will be studied as it relates to intensifying the glow of color or lowering its intensity.
For more information about this workshop, please contact Evelyn W. Dupuy at 985-785-0257 or Carol Fors at 985-764-3528.

Young golfers invited to classic
January 12, 2008 at 2:37 pm
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Parish area junior golfers ages 12 to 18 are invited to compete in the Carter Plantation Golf Club in Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.

All players will receive a free practice round on Friday, Jan. 11 and enjoy unlimited range balls throughout the weekend.

Benefit BINGO held this weekend
January 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The American Cancer Society’s local Relay For Life team will hold a benefit bingo on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Rd. in Luling.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. The game will consist of cash and door prizes. Food and other refreshments will be sold.

Call Bonnie at 985-758-7012 for more information.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

HHS talent show on tap Jan. 12
January 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School talent show will be held on Jan. 12 in the HHA auditorium at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any ensemble band member or through the school.

For more information, call 985-758-7537.

HHS talent show set for Jan. 10
January 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School annual talent show will be held on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are required for admission. The cost is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any ensemble member or in the choir room.

Oldest boat show in town Jan. 9
January 09, 2008 at 12:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 New Orleans Boat Show will be held on Jan. 9 through 13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in halls H, I and J in New Orleans.

In addition to hundreds of the latest boats and accessories, visitors to the show will find a variety of new features and opportunities to win prizes.

Tickets: $9 for adults, $15 for 2-day adult pass, $5 for kids 13 to 15 years old, children under 12 are admitted FREE.

For more information, visit, www.neworleansboatshow.com or call 504-780-1818.

Boat show docks in N.O. Jan. 7 - 11
January 07, 2008 at 12:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Celebrate the New Year with fun for the whole family at the Gulf Coast’s longest-running and largest boat show, returning to the New Orleans Morial Convention Center (halls H, I and J), Jan. 7 through 11.

The 39th annual New Orleans Boat Show offers five days of boating fun, education and shopping, showcasing hundreds of the latest boats and accessories at the best deals of the year, plus a variety of new features, prize opportunities and boating and fishing seminars from the region’s experts.
Hours are: Wednesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: $9 for adults, $5 for kids 13 to 15, free for kids 12 and under. Visit www.neworleansboatshow.com for more information.

Ballet holds open auditions for play
January 05, 2008 at 12:50 pm
NORCO - The River Region Ballet will hold open auditions for their spring production, Cinderella, on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the River Region Performing Arts & Cultural Center located at 151 46 River Road in Norco.

A variety of roles are available for all levels of expertise. Auditions for girls ages 6 to 8-years-old will be held from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for girls ages 9 to 12 years olds from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Dancers should arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time for sign-in. Audition fees are $10 and forms must be completed and signed by responsible adult.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or visit www.rrpa.org.

Houma hosting RV and boat show
January 04, 2008 at 2:39 pm
HOUMA - A huge selection of new Boats, Rvs and related items from top manufacturers at the best deals of the season will be unveiled at the 10th Annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport & RV Show at the Houma Terrebonne Convention Center Jan. 4 through 6.

For more information, call 337-436-4355 or visit www.bacshows.com.

DA dance set to bring in the New Year
December 31, 2007 at 9:18 am
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church is selling tickets for its New Year’s Eve dance at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.
Tickets are $40 per couple. Music by Wayne Foret. Favors are provided.

For more information, call Roland Dufrene at 985-758-7682 or Candy Ford at 985-758-1631.

Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
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Trout fishing in Grand Isle has been hit or miss this summer. Depending on who you talk to, some anglers have caught limits of trout, while others have struggled to catch a few.