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‘Pass along’ plant exchange May 16

DESTREHAN- The German Coast Farmer’s Market will hold a “Pass Along Plant Exchange” at its Saturday market on May 16 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The event begins ar 10 a.m., with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by brining 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 instructions for care.

Old southern plants are always popular - ones that have been “cut” from plants of friends and family and those that can’t be found at nurseries. However, all plants are welcomed.

For more information, contact Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
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May 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Community chorus sets spring concert

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes invites the public to its spring concert, “That’s Entertainment,” on May 16 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church on Ormond Boulevard at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and will feature soloists, duets, trios and quartets, plus selections sung by the full chorus.
For more information call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
May 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Thespian society reschedules play

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Thespian Society has rescheduled their performance of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” to Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. The play was originally set for May 8 and 9.Read More...
May 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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Trosclair, Clement reunion May 10

NORCO - The families of Trosclair and Clement will hold a reunion on May 10 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, near the boat launch.

All Trosclair decedents from Jean George Troxler (1722) and Hiliare Clement (1785) are invited.

Participants are asked to bring their own food, drinks and other needs such as chairs.

Call Robert Trosclair at 985-764-6167 or 504-452-3447 for more information.Read More...
May 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Help “stamp out” with food drive

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Local letter carriers are calling on the community to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 9.

Residents of the River Parishes are asked to place nonperishable food items such as canned food, pasta and cereal, in a bag and put it in or beside their mailbox.

Letter carriers will pick up the bags. Items will be delivered to local food banks to help local families in need. in St. Charles, items will be given to Social Concerns. Read More...
May 09, 2009 at 1:17 pm
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‘Plop Drop’ to benefit center

LAPLACE - The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center is planning its unusual, but popular, “Plop Drop” festival May 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at the facility, 152 Shadow Brook Lane in LaPlace.

Anita Hartzell, the center’s founder and director, said the family event will include food, music, games and a plop drop.

In the plop drop, the arena will be divided into 400 segments. Each square will be sold for $10. Participants will have a chance to win $1,000 if a horse “plops” on his or her square, Hartzell said.

There will be two sets of 400 tickets, with two $1,000 winners. Winners do not need to attend the event. Among other activities being planned are a chicken drop, and other games.

Proceeds will benefit the center, which provides riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities. It serves the New Orleans area.

Tickets are available online at www.gnotrc.com, or by calling 985-651-5239 or 504-453-5509.
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May 09, 2009 at 1:16 pm
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RRB to hold auditions May 9

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for company and junior company members for their 2009-10 season at Images Dance Studio located at 105-A River Point Dr. in Destrehan.

Intermediate male and female dancers, 10 years and older, can audition for junior company from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Intermediate and advanced male and female dancers 13 years and older can audition from noon to 1:30 p.m.

All dancers must sign-in half hour prior to audition time. Audition fee is $10.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or email riverregionballet@cox.net.Read More...
May 09, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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Win $10,000 at crawfish boil

GRAMERCY - The River Region Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Crawfish Boil and Super Raffle on Friday, May 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the St. James Welcome Center located at 1094 Highway 61 in Gramercy.

Tickets: $100 admits two people - includes food, soft drinks, beer and a chance to win $10,000 or one of four $1,000 consolation prizes.

Extras include a 50/50 and door prize raffle. Cash bar available for wine and mixed drinks.

To purchase tickets, call 985-359-9777.
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May 08, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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HHS bands play for spring concert

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School cadet, concert and symphonic bands invite you to join them for their spring concert on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. Admission is free.
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May 07, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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‘Day of prayer’ events planned May 7

HAHNVILLE - In honor of the National Day of Prayer, a reception will be held at the St. Charles Parish Court House on May 7 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Remarks will be given from various parish service providers and pastors from local churches will petition God in prayer for the government leaders and workers.

The Boutte Christian Academy fifth grade choir will perform. Refreshments and some seating is available. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.Read More...
May 07, 2009 at 12:55 pm
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Heritage day for kids at plantation

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation is having its 11th annual “Spring Heritage Day for students of all ages on Wednesday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The educational event gives students the opportunity to learn about the self-sufficient life long ago in early Louisiana.

Demonstrations include indigo dyeing, open-hearth cooking, weaving, spinning, quilting, historical carpentry, moss mattress making, herbal healing, bee keeping, wood carving, sheering sheep, milking cows and much more.

Other lessons, exhibits and presentations are scheduled, including war reenactments.

The event is open to all schools, home school families and the general public.

For more information, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315.Read More...
May 06, 2009 at 12:58 pm
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Alan Flattmann to headline workshop

DESTREHAN - The Louisiana Artist Association will hold its next workshop, “Watercolors and Pastels with Alan Flattmann,” May 4 through 6 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.

Cost is $50 for LAA member and $100 for nonmembers.

Questions? Call Joyce Laporte at 504-455-9493 or send an email to jwlaporte@att.net. Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 12:58 pm
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Play festival at HHS on May 2

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School talented theater students will perform a One-Act Play Festival of Plays on Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium. Admission is free.Read More...
May 02, 2009 at 12:57 pm
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Video festival at Satellite Center

LULING - The 2009 Satellite Center Video and Animation Festival is set for Saturday, May 2 with a public screening from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 285 Sugarland Parkway.

The awards ceremony is from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be hosted by ABC 26 news anchor Michael Hill.

Admission is $1. Concessions and T-shirts will be available for purchase.Read More...
May 02, 2009 at 12:57 pm
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Holy Family hosts annual fundraiser

LULING - Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling will hold its annual fundraiser on May 2 at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Tickets for the $10,000 grand prize will be sold at weekend Masses and from the parish office daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 a piece or $100 for three.

An auction, raffles, refreshments, dancing and cash drawings will be featured. The first ticket drawn will be for $10,000. The second is for $400 and other winners will receive $300, $200 and $100.

For more information, call 985-785-6890.Read More...
May 02, 2009 at 12:56 pm
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Orchid society in Houma April 31

HOUMA - The Terrebonne Orchid Society, a non-profit organization, will hold their annual Spring Orchid show on April 31, May 2 and 1 at the Southland Mall located at 5953 West Park in Houma from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, call 985-446-0990.Read More...
May 01, 2009 at 9:17 am
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With flood insurance rates due to expire in June, St. Charles Parish officials are working with the area’s Congressional delegation and toward finding discounts that can buffer residents from a major premium hit.