|Catfish festival and children’s pagent
May 05, 2012 at 9:10 am
DES ALLEMANDS - The annual La. Catfish Festival Baby and Youth Pageant will be held on Saturday May 5, 2012 in Des Allemands at the Father Mac Community Center. There will be age groups from 0 months-10 years old. King and Queen crowns’ and banners, first, second, and third runner up awards will be offered. Participation awards will be also given to each contestant and specialty awards in each category. Anyone interested should contact Lydia Dempster at 985-785-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-664-1088.
|Parish Government Tours
May 04, 2012 at 9:10 am
St. Charles Parish government will provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of parish infrastructure and service programs, including pumping stations and the Emergency Operations Center during its spring 2012 Info Tour. Tours will be held May 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. until noon. Meetup for both tours will be at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Council Chambers, 15045 River Road in Hahnville. Transportation and breakfast will be provided. New additions to the tour include a walk-through of Mosquito Control Inc. and the new St. Charles Parish animal shelter; available both days.
The West Bank tour on May 3 will feature the Luling wastewater oxidation pond, the Cousins pumping station, the Davis Diversion pumping station and the Luling waterworks facility.
The East Bank tour on May 4 will feature the Destrehan wastewater treatment plant, the East Bank hurricane protection levee, Destrehan I pumping station, Cross Bayou pumping station and the New Sarpy waterworks plant.
To reserve a spot on the Info Tour, call (985) 783-5182 or fill out the online form located at www.scpinfotour.org. Space is limited.
|32nd Annual Little Red Church Festival
May 04, 2012 at 9:09 am
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church will host its 32nd annual Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival from May 4-6 behind the church on River Road. Entry into the festival is free and about 3,000 to 5,000 people attend each year.
The festival features bands, dance performances, pageants, paint ball, Karate exhibitions, carnival rides and Louisiana cuisine.
Off The Hook and Bonerama will perform Saturday and No Idea and the Topcats will play on Sunday. The drumline showcase will take place on Friday.
For more information contact Ronald C. Rodrigue, P.O. Box 428, Destrehan, LA 70047; 985-764-6383; Fax: 985-764-3948; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cancer Charity: Relay For Life
April 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm
LULING - Relay For Life of St. Charles Parish in support of the American Cancer Society will take place beginning at 3 p.m. April 21 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. This year’s theme is ‘Relay Goes to the Movies.’ The Luminaria Ceremony is set for 8:30 p.m. For more information, to purchase a luminary or donate, visit www.relayforlife.org/stcharles or call Audrey Raziano at (985)785-8411.
|Free dental care for the poor
April 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm
LUTCHER - Dr. Greg Phillips and Associates will provide free dentistry from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 21 to those in the River Parishes community who are without dental insurance or the proper resources to get the care they need as part of ‘Dentistry From the Heart.’ The office is located at 1960 Jefferson Highway in Lutcher. Patients six years and older will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and will get to choose one of the following procedures: Extraction, filling or cleaning. For more information, please visit www.smilebyphillips.com.
|Garage sale will benefit women’s shelter
April 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm
LULING - A garage sale to benefit the Women’s Abuse and Homeless Center in St. Charles Parish will be held on April 21 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling. The church is located at 134 Lakewood Drive.
|Spring Concert: Community Choruses of River Parishes
April 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm
HAMMOND - The Community Chorus of River Parishes will combine with The Southeastern Louisiana University Choirs and the Northlake Performing Arts Society to present Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Chichester Psalms’ at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in downtown Hammond. General admission tickets are $10, and will be available at the Columbia Theatre Box Office.
|Hazardous Material Collection coming up
April 14, 2012 at 9:11 am
DESTREHAN - Industries in St. Charles will host the 14th annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 14 at the Jerusalem Temple, 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.hhmcd.com.
|Local author signs copies of new book at Paradis library
April 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm
PARADIS - Local author Joey Maddox will sign copies of his new book, “The Great Rat Race for Europe: Stories of the 357th Fighter Group” at the Paradis Library on April 13. The event will take place at 3 p.m.
|Have your voice heard in local elections
April 09, 2012 at 9:11 am
Don’t miss your chance to weigh in on the next parish election on April 21. Early voting will run throughout next week, April 9-14. Voting will take place from 8:30-6 p.m. daily at the Registrar of Voters Office, in the courthouse at 15045 River Road in Hahnville, or at the Arterbury building, 14564 River Road in New Sarpy. April 17 is the last day to request an absentee mail ballot for the election.
|Find candy-filled eggs with Grace Point Baptist
April 07, 2012 at 3:43 pm
DESTREHAN - Grace Point Baptist Church in Destrehan invites the public to a free Easter egg hunt for the community on April 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Ormond Plantation. Thousands of plastic eggs will be filled with candy for the kids.
|“Pass along” your plants to fellow gardeners
April 07, 2012 at 9:10 am
DESTREHAN - The public is invited to participate in a “Pass Along” plant exchange at the German Coast Farmers’ Market on April 7 at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at the market’s Destrehan location at Ormond Plantation and registration begins at 10 a.m. Participants should bring a well-established, healthy specimen in a one-half gallon or larger container. Each person will be allowed one entry. The botanical or pet name of the plant should be included, along with simple instructions for care. You can also bring along any cuttings or extra plants that you would like to share. For further information call Marilyn Richoux at (985)764-2698.
|Walk to nine churches in “Soles for Christ” event
April 06, 2012 at 9:10 am
NEW ORLEANS - Soles for Christ, a nine-church walk, will take place on Good Friday, April 6, beginning at 7:45 a.m. There will be live Stations of the Cross and music. Registration is $15 and includes t-shirt, song booklet and bottled water. Churches visited are St. Mary, St. Louis Cathedral, St. Patrick, St. Theresa of Avila, St. John the Baptist, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe (St. Jude Shrine), St. Augustine and Center of Jesus the Lord. Contact Center of Jesus the Lord at (504)529-1636 for more information. Download a registration form at www.centerofjesusthelord.org
|Easter egg hunt at St. Rose Baptist
April 01, 2012 at 3:43 pm
ST. ROSE - The First Baptist Church of St. Rose will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on April 1 following their 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service. Join the hunt at 627 St. Rose Ave.
|Easter Bunny visits farmers’ market
March 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm
DESTREHAN - Visit with the Easter Bunny, get your face painted and ride a pony on March 31 and April 7 at the German Coast Farmers’ Market at Ormond Plantation. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
|UMC hosts Easter egg hunt
March 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm
DESTREHAN - Join the United Methodist Church in Destrehan for an Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at 11 a.m. The event will include games, sweet treats, crafts and more. For more information, visit www.stcharlesumc.com.
|15,000 eggs at annual Easter hunt
March 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm
BAYOU GAUCHE - More than 15,000 eggs will be scattered across fields at the Bayou Gauche Volunteer Fire State during the annual EGGstravaganza on March 31. The free event, sponsored by Life Fellowship Community Church, will begin at 10:20 a.m. and is open to children walking to 12 years old. There will be prizes in each age division, a petting zoo, cart rids, face painting and more.
|VFD hosts teen dance
March 31, 2012 at 9:49 am
DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will host a teen dance on March 31 from 7-11 p.m. for ages 11-16 years old. Entry is $5 and concessions will be sold. DJ Magic will provide entertainment.
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