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Norco remembers Pearl Harbor

NORCO - The annual Norco Christmas Parade will pay tribute to local World War II veterans and other military personnel as it rolls through the streets of Norco for the eighth consecutive year.

“Norco Noel: Norco Remembers Pearl Harbor,” is the theme of this year’s event, which will roll Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

The parade will follow a route from River Road up Good Hope Street and down Apple Street on the first Sunday in December.

The lighting of the community Christmas tree will follow at the Capital One bank parking lot, and children will be offered free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

This year’s date just lent itself to a military theme, parade co-chairman Marty Luquet said.

Dec. 7, 1941, was the day Japan’s military bombed the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor which resulted in the nation’s involvement in World War II.

“It’s a great opportunity for our parade to pay tribute to those who have served our country,” Luquet said.

The parade’s organizing committee is inviting all local World War II veterans and other military personnel to take part in this year’s holiday event. The parade welcomes a variety of participants including, but not limited to, floats, marching groups, antique cars, horse riders, pageant queens and marching bands. Read More...
December 07, 2008 at 3:25 pm
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Red Velvet night highlights artists

DESTREHAN- Ormond Plantation Plaza Businesses in Destrehan will open their doors and display local artists’ work on Red Velvet Night set for Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1970 Ormond Blvd.

Wine will be served along with silent auctions. The event is sponsored by Niki Walker Salon. Call 985-764-6977 for more information.
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December 07, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Parish celebrates seniors on Dec. 7

LULING - St. Charles Parish will hold its annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Dec. 10 at the VFW Hall in Luling. For more information, call (985) 783-5000.
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December 07, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Wetland Watchers’ fundraiser Dec. 7

DESTREHAN - The Wetland Watchers invite you to attend “A Wetlands Reveillon” on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shriners Temple located at 1940 Ormond Blvd.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys along with over 50 silent auction and raffle items.

Food to be provided by the Satellite Center Culinary Arts team and local restaurants and chefs.
Cocktail attire is required. Tickets are $35.
For more information about the Wetland Watchers program contact Barry Guillot at 985-764-6367 or visit www.wetlandwatchers.org.
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December 07, 2008 at 11:08 am
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Community Chorus of the River Parishes performs annual Christmas concerts

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes will present its annual Christmas Dinner Concerts at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan on Dec. 5 and 6. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social hour with cash bar. A delicious dinner buffet will begin at 7 p.m. and concerts will follow at 8 p.m.

Some of the selections to be performed include - “Pachelbel’s Canon of Peace,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Gesu Bambino,” “The Best Gift of All, Silver Bells,” “Jesus,” “The Light of the World,” and other traditional Christmas songs.

The concerts provide 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 to purchase tickets.

Established in 2000, the Community Chorus is now in its eighth year. It is open to and welcomes all. Throughout the year, the chorus provides concerts at no charge for the parish, churches, veterans, senior citizens and other organizations and is always available for special events in the River Parishes. Its mission is to bring together voices in harmony for the purpose of promoting cultural enrichment through music. For further information please call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
December 06, 2008 at 11:18 am
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Library hosts book reading on Dec. 6

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present A Nutcracker Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the East Regional LIbrary located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan and at 11 a.m. at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Join the company’s dancers at the library for a reading of this classic story.
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December 06, 2008 at 11:13 am
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Parish jump starts holiday season

LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles will host the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Families who attend are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the St. Charles Toy and Gift Fund.
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre will attend. The Lakewood Elementary choir will perform at 6 p.m.; R.J. Vial Elementary choir will perform at 6:15 p.m. Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers will perform at 6:45 p.m. Beginning at 7:15 p.m., Ethel Schoeffner Elementary, Norco Elementary and New Sarpy Elementary choirs will perform. Read More...
December 04, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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Ducks Unlimited hosts banquet

NORCO - The River Parishes Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is reviving with its first banquet since 2005 on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Norco at 6 p.m.
The chapter includes both the East Bank of St. Charles and St. John Parishes.

Inquiries can be directed to Larry Tyson at 504-236-3838.
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December 04, 2008 at 11:10 am
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RSVP sponsors annual toy drive

LULING - The Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s annual Toy Drive is now accepting donations of new toys to be distributed to underprivileged children in St. Charles Parish. For more information, please contact Fay Caire at 985-785-1037 or fcairersvp@stcharlesgov.net.Read More...
December 04, 2008 at 11:07 am
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‘Down Home’ set to perform Nov. 29

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the church’s Father Mac Community Center.

Music will be performed by “Down Home.” Tickets are $15. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 for more information.
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November 29, 2008 at 11:11 am
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Circus comes to Houma Nov. 28

HOUMA - The Ringling Brother and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be in Houma on Nov. 28 through 30 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd.
Times are: Friday - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday - 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday - I p.m. and 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $14 to $32 and are available through Ticketmaster or at the civic center box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call 985-850-4657 for more information.
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November 28, 2008 at 11:46 am
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United way hosts food and toy drive

LULING - The United Way of St. Charles is holding a food and toy drive through Dec. 15. Nonperishable food and new toys will be donated to local families in need.

Donations may be delivered to the United Way offices located at 13207 River Rd. in Luling or call 985-331-9063.
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November 24, 2008 at 11:42 am
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Club hosts annual autumn auction

LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club will hold its autumn auction Nov. 20 at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with the auction following at 10 a.m.

A large selection of items including baked goodies will be available for bid. Baby-sitting is available at the church.Read More...
November 20, 2008 at 11:45 am
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Parent networking night at DHS

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Freshmen Team will host a “Parent Networking Night” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DHS library.

Three informational sessions will be offered: a tour of the DHS web site and on-line resources, study skills and multitasking, and a tour of the LA ePortal web site which includes the new graduation requirements.

Call the school at 985-764-9946 for more information.
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November 18, 2008 at 11:47 am
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Relay for Life kicks off at Vous Salon

Relay for Life of St. Charles will hold a kick-off event Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vous Salon, 153 U.S. 90 in Paradis.

Captains should sign up their teams for an early bird price of $75. Camp sites will be chosen in order of registration.
Participants should wear their favorite blast-from-the-past attire. Free food and drinks will be available.

For information, call Lacy Adams at 985-703-1379 or Mikleen Louque at 504-559-7247.
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November 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Boogie to the beat at monthly dance

NORCO - Come party with the Oldies But Goodies dance group at the Knights of Columbus Home in Norco on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

This month’s dance will feature a pot luck Thanksgiving social.

Admission is $5 per person. Music by DJ Gary Matherne. Bring your own liquor.

For more information, contact Pat or Erick St. Amant at 985-764-9402.
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November 16, 2008 at 11:45 am
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