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Tin cans, fishing line and wood - oh my! Learn to make ‘junk music’ at library

LULING - Musician Mike Anderson will lead a "junk music" workshop Oct. 29 at West Regional Library on Lakewood Drive in Luling.

Tweens and teens are invited to attend. Anderson is mountain dulcimer player, singer, writer and storyteller. He will present a short talk on the history of musical instruments, and then participants will build a junk music instrument of their own using tin cans, fishing line and a chunk of wood.

Participants are asked to bring a hammer with them, if possible.

Also, two dulcimer presentations are planned for children and adults.

Presentations will be held Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at East Regional Library on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library.

For more information call the library at 985-785-8464.
Anderson's latest recordings, "The Great Sled Race" and "Anna's Old Boot" have won Parents' Choice awards. "Anna's Old Boot" also won a Children's Music Web award for best children's song in 2003." Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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Luling hair salon aids cancer society

LULING - Hair Illusions salon will be doing hair cuts only on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12371 Highway 90, Ste. C in Luling.

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
Call 985-785-2708 for more information.Read More...
October 26, 2008 at 11:59 am
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Lions Club holds fall baby contest

LULING - The Luling Boutte Lions Club will host the Fall Fest Baby Contest on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the VFW Post 3750 in Luling.

Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. followed by the contest at 1:30 p.m.

Parents are reminded that the LBLC contest is an all natural pageant. No pageant hair or makeup.
Entry fee is $40.

Call festival director Erica Adams at 504-669-5777 with questions.
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October 26, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Firing range opens to public Oct. 11

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firing range to the public for sighting rifles only on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

The Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona.

All shooters must check in with range officer upon arrival. Shooting is on a first come first serve basis. Shooters should bring all equipment necessary including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

All shooters must sign a release and shoot only under the supervision of Sergeant Edward Adams.

No weapons are to brought to the range in loaded condition and no one under the age of 17 is allowed to shoot without parental supervision.

Contact 504-329-0689 with any questions.
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October 25, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Farmer’s market Ocktoberfest

DESTREHAN - The Ocktoberfest of the German Coast Farmers' Market will be celebrated every Saturday in October at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. until noon.

As part of the celebration, a "Pass Along" plant exchange will be held on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by bringing a well-established, healthy specimen in a one-half gallon or larger container.

The botanical or pet name of the plant should be included, along with simple instructions for care.

For further information please call Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
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October 25, 2008 at 11:09 am
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HHS drama troupe performs classic

BOUTTE -Hahnville High School’s newly chartered International Thespian Society will transport audiences to the world of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the classic comedy of would-be lovers and “want to be” actors lost in the woods amidst a magical, dream-like world of mischievous fairies and their meddling schemes.

The play will be presented Oct. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., all in the newly renovated HHS Auditorium.

Admission is $5.

Call Dan Ruiz at 985-758-7537 x362 for details.
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October 23, 2008 at 11:58 am
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City Park hosts 2008 garden show

NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Admission for the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

For more information, contact Karen Blackburn at 504-838-1170 or kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.
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October 19, 2008 at 11:57 am
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Youth ministry holds family day

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church’s Catholic Youth Ministry will hold a family day on Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community center.

Pumpkin decorating and a mummy wrap relay are among the fun activities planned. Food will be provided.

For more information, call Anita Matherne at 985-758-8659 or Tina Montz at 985-758-7373.
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October 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
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City Park hosts 2008 garden show

NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Admission for the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

For more information, contact Karen Blackburn at 504-838-1170 or kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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October 19, 2008 at 11:38 am
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‘88 and ‘89 grads celebrate 20 years

LULING - Destrehan High School classes of 1988 and 1989 celebrate a joint 20-year reunion on Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the River Room located at 13899 River Road in Luling.

The cost is $50 per person and $100 per couple.
Interested participants should contact Kim McKinney at 985-307-0413 or send an email to dhs1989@live.com or dhs.alumni1988@yahoo.com.

Mail check or money order to 201 Lakynn Lane, Hahnville, LA 70057.Read More...
October 18, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Women’s seminar in Paradis Oct. 18

PARADIS - First Baptist Church of Paradis along with Pastor Elder Albert M. Charles and The Virtuous Women of Vision Ministry will host their annual women’s conference on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Rev. Marilyn Washington of New Vision Ministries of Donaldsonville. Registration is free.Read More...
October 18, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Kids art festival in Houma Oct. 18

HOUMA - St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Houma will host its annual “Just Kids At Art” festival at the school located at 266 Gabasse St. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

For more information, call 985-872-5573.
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October 18, 2008 at 11:40 am
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Book sale slated for Oct. 17 and 18

HAHNVILLE - The Friends of the St. Charles Library will hold a used book sale on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Friends’ Book Nook adjacent to the Hahnville Library.

A large collection of books covering almost every category is available at low prices. Profits support the local library system.
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October 17, 2008 at 11:38 am
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Student heritage day set for Oct. 15

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “heritage connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Heritage Day Ocktoberfest on Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the manor grounds. Parish third graders can also attend Oct. 16.
The event is a hands-on experience for all kids with demonstrations on candle making, weaving, period dancing and so much more.

A Civil War encampment is on tap with the firing of cannons by the Slidell Battery. Others will be on hand to address Native American culture and archeology.

Admission is $5 for students and adults. Tours of the plantation are an additional $5.

Reservations are required.

Call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreheritage@aol.com to schedule your reservation and for more information.
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October 15, 2008 at 11:38 am
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Boutte church welcomes singers

BOUTTE - Craig and Dianna Pippins will travel from Milton, Fla. to the Boutte Assembly of God on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. to perform and minister the word of God.

The church is located at 13271 HIghway 90 in Boutte. Call 985-785-2413 for details.Read More...
October 12, 2008 at 11:37 am
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Girl Scout council extravaganza

GONZALES - St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to celebrate the birth of their new council and the beginning of the Girl Scout membership year by attending an Extravaganza on Sunday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales.

For more information about Girl Scouting, call either Council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.Read More...
October 12, 2008 at 11:36 am
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Bridge work drastically changes plans for popular United Way race
Bridge work drastically changes plans for popular United Way race
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While the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge will not be available for the United Way of St. Charles’ 20th Annual Bridge Run/Walk, those seeking to participate have no need to cancel those plans.