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American Legion hosts blood drive

ST. ROSE - The American Legion Road Post 366 of Destrehan will sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12188 River Rd. in connection with Ochsner Blood Bank.

All donors get a blood bank T-shirt, blood type
identification, mini-physical, cholesterol test and a blood assurance package.

Donors should eat a healthy meal prior to donation and a picture ID is required to donate.

Contact Floyd J. Friloux Sr. at 985-764-6030 with questions.
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November 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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Fire department hosts teen dance

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a teen dance on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Des Allemands Fire Station located at 16960 Highway 90.

Music provided by DJ Jimmie Fish. Dance is open to ages 12 to 17.

Proof of age is required for admission. No exceptions. Parents are required to sign child out of dance.

Admission $5. Concessions will be sold. For more information, call 985-758-7087.
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November 15, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Women’s Day at Paradis church

PARADIS - First Baptist Church of Paradis’ Pastor Albert M. Charles and the Women’s Day committee begin the celebration of the church’s annual Women’s Day with activities on Saturday, Nov. 15 that include prayer breakfast at 9 a.m.

Evangelist Lawanna Marts of New Hope International Ministries of Vacherie and Pastor Claudette Aubert will speak at the breakfast.

The official event will begin on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Marilyn Washington of New Vision Outreach Ministries of Donaldsonville along with Pastor Michael Washington.
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November 15, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Household energy workshop Nov. 14

NEW SARPY - The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services will present a household energy conservation workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Arterbury Building, 14565 River Road.

The public is invited, and elderly residents are encouraged to attend to receive weather radios that can help in preparing for hurricanes or other severe weather. Space is limited to forty, so an RSVP is required. Those interested should call Community Services at 985-764-7944.
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November 14, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Calling all veterans for Nov. 10 lunch

ST. ROSE - All St. Charles Parish veterans are invited to a Veteran’s Day luncheon with Parish President V.J. St. Pierre at the St. Rose American Legion Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 10.

If you or someone you know is a U.S. military veteran residing in the parish who is not currently affiliated with a veteran’s organization, please contact Renee C. Allemand at 985-783-5000 or rallemand@stcharlesgov.net to RSVP.
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November 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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Crafts highlighted at annual festival

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hold its annual arts and crafts festival Nov. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the house grounds.

Admission is $7. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Arts and crafts, and food and music will be featured.Read More...
November 09, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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Crafts highlighted at annual festival

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hold its annual arts and crafts festival Nov. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the house grounds.

Admission is $7. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Arts and crafts, and food and music will be featured.
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November 08, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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Church garage sale set for Nov. 8

AMA - St. Mark Catholic Church will hold a garage sale on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Father Cote Community Center in Ama.

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Items in good condition also are needed, along with cupcakes, cookies and other sweets are needed to sale.
To help, call 504-431-8505.
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November 08, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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March aids babies with disabilities

LAPLACE - The March of Dimes will host the River Parishes March for Babies on Nov. 8 at the U.S. 51 Park located at 2900 U.S. 51 in LaPlace.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
For more information, call Tracey at 1-800-460-0865 or 504-836-2087.
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November 08, 2008 at 12:01 pm
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Cartoonist speaks at art guild meet

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Guest speaker Jim Tweedy, who is well known for his series of cartoon dogs titled “Jim Tweedy’s Friendly Doggies,” will be in attendance.

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November 04, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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Vacherie manor mourning tour

VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation is holding a “Creole Mourning Tour” of the house now through Nov. 3.

The plantation will be dressed in a full “deep mourning” to honor the important customs and traditions of ancient Catholics and river parish descendants.

The manor is open for tours Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com or call 225-265-4078.
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November 03, 2008 at 11:39 am
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100,000 books on sale in Jefferson

METAIRIE - The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library’s semi-annual book sale will be held from Thursday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 2 at The Pontchartrain Center in Kenner where over 100,000 used books will be available for purchase.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 504-455-2665.
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November 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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Charitable hair cuts at Niki Walker

DESTREHAN - Niki Walker Salon in Destrehan will hold a Locks of Love event on Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
Free hair cuts are available to those who donate 10 inches or more of hair. Hair cuts will also be given to those for monetary donations. All proceeds benefit Locks of Love.

Call Traci Woodward at 985-764-9677 or send an email to nikiwalkersalon@yahoo.com for more information.
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November 02, 2008 at 12:36 pm
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Zoo celebrates Louisiana Nov. 1

NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Zoo is throwing a party - Cajun style! Celebrate Louisiana’s heritage at the 24th annual Louisiana Swamp Fest at the zoo located at 6500 Magazine St. on Nov. 1 and 2.

Admission is included in regular admission, which is $12.50 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 2 to 12 and $9.50 for seniors 65 years of age and over. Audubon Zoo members are admitted free of charge.
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November 01, 2008 at 11:59 am
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Car show benefits 4-year-old girl

BOUTTE - Louisiana Custom Cruisers, Inc. will hold their second annual benefit car show for Marlie Graham, who was born with cerebral palsy, on Nov. 1 at the St. Charles Plaza located at 12715 Highway 90 in Boutte.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon with the show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 early entry fee, $25 day of the show. Anything on wheels is welcomed.

Call Louie Morales Jr. 985-785-8494 for more information.Read More...
November 01, 2008 at 11:57 am
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Theater screens Halloween classic

RESERVE - The St. John Theater will show “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the theater located at 115 W. 4th St. in Reserve at midnight on Oct. 31.

Tickets are $25 for general admission. For more information, call Beverly Beard at 985-651-9322. Read More...
October 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm
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