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‘A Flea in Her Ear’ is on stage in Kenner
March 09, 2008 at 1:18 pm
KENNER - One of the funniest plays ever written is on stage at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner’s Rivertown District.

The play will run through March 9 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (55 and up) and students and $10 for children (6 to 12). An optional pre-performance buffet served by Messina’s is also available at $20 (reservations required). Call 504-468-7221 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for group rates, tickets and reservations.

Drama guild holds auditions for show
March 09, 2008 at 1:17 pm
NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild invites actors, actresses, dancers and singers to “Be Our Guest” at the March 8 and 9 auditions for Beauty and the Beast.

Auditions will be held at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco. March 8 auditions are promptly from 1 to 5 p.m. and March 9 is reserved for callbacks from 6 to 9 p.m.

Those auditioning must be ten years of age and older. Everyone is asked to bring a song to sing in the proper key; an accompianist is provided

This program is sponsored in part by United Way of St. Charles, The Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural, Recreation, and Tourism in cooperation with Louisiana State Arts Council as administrated by the Houma Regional Arts Council and the River Region Arts & Humanities Council.

Timeless ballet on stage March 8
March 09, 2008 at 1:16 pm
DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present the full-length ballet Cinderella on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at Destrehan High School located at #1 Wildcat Lane.

Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase at the door or in advance by calling 985-764-7678 or emailing riverregionballet@cox.net.

For more information, call Angela Amedee at 504-559-4297.

Transit authority will hold meeting March 5
March 05, 2008 at 1:16 pm
LAPLACE - The River Parishes Transit Authority will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. at the Port of South Louisiana located at 171 Belle Terre Blvd.
Any individual requiring reasonable accommodation is requested to contact the South Central Planning and Development Commission at 985-851-2900 in advance.

San Francisco fest on tap this week
March 02, 2008 at 1:17 pm
GARYVILLE - The San Francisco Plantation Foundation and Marathon Petroleum Company would like to invite you to participate in the Fifth San Francisco Plantation Festival March 1 and 2.

For more information, call 985-535-2341 or visit www.sanfranciscoplantation.org.

New Orleans RV show in Kenner this week
February 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS - An RV tradition in the south - the 17th annual New Orleans Spring RV Show & Camping - will showcase over 200 makes and models of recreational vehicles at the Pontchartrain Center, Feb. 29 through March 2.

Show hours are Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 11-5.
Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for kids 6-15 and free to children under 6.

For more information, visit www.bacshows.com.

Women’s club to award three scholarships
February 28, 2008 at 1:14 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club is awarding three scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in St. Charles Parish.

Two academic awards - one for $4,000 and one for $1,000 - will be given to a high school graduate who plans to attend 4-year universities. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend a vocational school or towards an associate’s degree.

Applications may be obtained from the senior counselors at Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools.

Students who attend private schools may call 985-764-9762 to set up a time to pick up an application.

Deadline for all applications is Feb. 28.

HHS cheerleader & mascot tryouts
February 27, 2008 at 12:43 pm
BOUTTE - There will be an informational meeting about cheerleading and mascot tryouts for the 2008-09 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Hahnville High School auditorium.

Those interested in trying out who are unable to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Candice Reed at creed@stcharles.k12.la.us after the meeting to obtain a packet of tryout information.

A mandatory instructional workshop will be held on April 7 through 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the school gym.
Tryouts will be held April 11 at 3 p.m.

Memorial blood drive set at Luling church
February 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church at 422 Barton Ave. will host a Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of the late Kyle Price Bergeron who passed away from Leukemia Dec. 30, 2006 at the age of 18.

If you have been deferred from donating blood in the past you may be eligible to donate at this time since the deferred criteria has changed considerably.

If you should have any questions concerning eligibility contact the Blood Center at 504-887-3833.

You must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs. and have a proper ID.

E-mail Vicki at sweet serenity1998@yahoo.com or call 985-785-0346 after 5 p.m. to sign up.

Learn the history of Creole homes at Destrehan library
February 23, 2008 at 12:07 pm
DESTREHAN - John H. Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs for the Historic New Orleans Collection, will give a visual presentation based on the book Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on February 23 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan.

Creole Houses was selected as one of the top nonfiction works of 2007 by Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson. In the book, Lawrence provides written commentary for the photographs taken by Steve Gross and Sue Daley.

Creole houses are found throughout Louisiana and are a blend of French and Spanish colonial styles with West Indian, African, and Native American influences.

Appreciation of Creole culture will be heightened as Lawrence presents in-depth information about the architectural design and interior decoration of the houses as well as the society that produced them.

The program will last approximately 45 minutes and includes a brief overview of the book's contents along with more detailed looks at a few of the buildings featured in the book.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Books will not be available for purchase at the event, but Lawrence will be available to sign any books that were purchased in advance.

Please call the library staff at 985-764-2366 for further information.

Steel Magnolias on stage in St. John
February 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm
RESERVE - Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will open St. John Theatre’s 2008 season.

The play is set for one weekend only, beginning Feb. 21 through Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb, 24 at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and available at Allied Express in LaPlace and at the theatre box office before each performance.

A reduced price of $8 is available to groups of 10 or more.
St. John Theatre is located at 115 W. 4th St. in Reserve.
For more information, visit www.stjohntheatre.com or call Beverly Beard at 985-764-7688.


Memorial blood drive set at Luling church
February 23, 2008 at 12:05 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church at 422 Barton Ave. will host a Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of the late Kyle Price Bergeron who passed away from Leukemia Dec. 30, 2006. at the age of 18.

If you have been deferred from donating blood in the past you may be eligible to donate at this time since the deferrel criteria has changed considerably.

If you should have any questions concerning eligibility contact the Blood Center at 504-887-3833.

You must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 lbs. and have a proper ID.

This is your chance to make a difference. By donating in Kyle's honor you are helping other children and adults who may be battling blood cancer.

Kyle used over 280 blood products during his illness and he would not have had a fighting chance it it were not for people like you.

E-mail Vicki at sweet serenity1998@yahoo.com or call 985-785-0346 after 5 p.m. to sign up.


Local market hosts Gumbo cookoff
February 23, 2008 at 10:15 am
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers' Market will host its 2nd Annual Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Free prescription program bus comes to Boutte
February 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm
BOUTTE- The “Help is Here Express” bus tour will arrive in Boutte on Friday, Feb. 22 outside the offices of the St. Charles Herald-Guide to help uninsured and financially-struggling residents with programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

The bus will be parked at 14236 Highway 90 in Boutte from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Cheron Brylski at 504-897-6110 or send an email to cbrylski@aol.com

Learn about medicare SSI, social security
February 20, 2008 at 10:57 am
THIBODAUX - Bayou Land Families Helping Families and Maria Alverez with the social security administration will hold a seminar on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Region Supports and Services building located at 690 East First St. Thibodaux.

Topics include: social security and SSI disability benefits and Medicare Part D.

Community Ed sign-up begins Feb. 1
February 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education Spring 2008 registration will begin Feb. 1 and continue through Feb. 28.

The class brochure can be accessed on the school system’s website at www.stcharles.k12.la.us - Under Quick Links choose Community, then the Community Education link for the most current information.

Class brochures, which have a lot of new classes this semester, are being mailed out to all St. Charles Parish Residents the first week of February.
Brochures will also be available at the public library.
If you would like further information on the program please call 985-785-7268.

ACT preparation classes offered this month
February 14, 2008 at 11:12 am
High school students who are residents of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend a series of two help sessions to assist them in their preparation for taking the ACT.

The sessions include an overview of the ACT, practice tests, and test taking strategies specific to the ACT.

To receive the most benefit from the prep sessions, students should attend both sessions.

The sessions will be held at Destrehan High’s Technology Building on Sunday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 24.

Each session will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 pm.

A fee of $10 includes both sessions.

Students wishing to attend must register by noon on Thursday, Feb. 14 by contacting Sandra Zeller at the St. Charles Parish Schools’ Central Office by calling 985-785-7265 or by emailing her at szeller@stcharles.k12.la.us. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Scholarship open to parish students
February 13, 2008 at 10:56 am
NORCO - Persons interested in applying for the Tulane Legislative Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year should send an application for consideration to: District 56 Tulane Legislative Scholarship, c/o Gary L. Smith, Jr., P.O. Box 189, Norco, LA 70079.

The application must include: (1) a letter of requestion for consideration. (2) a recent transcript of grades. (3) ACT test scores. (4) proof of eligibility for admission to Tulane University.

Applicants must attend the scheduled interview for final consideration. Completed applications must be received at the above address by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
For more information, call Greta at 9885-764-9122.

I-310 flyover ramp proposed for St. Charles Parish
I-310 flyover ramp proposed for St. Charles Parish
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Area residents will get to comment on a proposed I-310 flyover ramp aimed at easing traffic congestion on U.S. Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish.

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