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Firing range open to the public
November 07, 2007 at 12:56 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firearm range to the public for sighting in of hunting rifles on the following dates:

•Friday, Nov. 9

•Saturday, Nov. 10

The Richard H. Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona. Take the gravel road off to the left after entering the jail parking lot.

The range hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

All shooters will need to check in with the range officer upon arrival.

The range officer will work with shooters on a first come first serve basis as space on the range permits.

Shooters should bring all necessary equipment including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

Everyone will be required to sign a release and hold harmless form prior to shooting.

Sgt. Edward Adams will supervise the shooting.

For more information, call 985-783-1355.

Queen of Hearts Seeking Contestants
November 03, 2007 at 10:02 am
NORCO - The Queen of Hearts Miss, Teen, Ms. and Baby pageants will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3rd beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart School Auditorium and will coincide with the River Parishes Fall Festival being held on the grounds of Sacred Heart School in Norco on November 2nd, 3rd , and 4th.

Any single women who have never bore a child and are between the ages of 17-23, can enter. They must also reside in the state of Louisiana. The Miss entry fee is $100.00 including photogenic. The deadline to enter the Miss Division is Thursday, November 1st.

Fall pageant set for start of November
November 03, 2007 at 9:59 am
NORCO - The River Parishes Fall Festival Queen of Hearts Pageant is scheulded for Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Auditorium 546 Apple St. in Norco.

For more information call directors: Doreen at 985-764-1466, Celeste at 985-652-4961, Kerri 985-536-9500.

St. Rose church has food, fun & games
October 31, 2007 at 10:09 am
ST. ROSE - The Bread of Life Christian Fellowship celebrates Harvest Fest 2007 with food, fun and games on Oct. 31 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The church is located at 10328 River Road in St. Rose.

Halloween party at Vous Salon & Spa
October 31, 2007 at 10:08 am
PARADIS - Vous Salon and Spa located on Highway 90 in Paradis will hold their FREE Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Scheduled events are: live music, a wine tasting, hay rides, photo sessions, food, candy and children and adult costume contest.

The farmer’s market will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 985-758-8687 for more information.

Save cemetaries with Metairie tour
October 29, 2007 at 10:11 am
METAIRIE - Join the Save Our Cemeteries group on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on a guided bus tour of the historic Metairie cemeteries.

The event is hosted in part by the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society.
Advanced reservations required. Cost: $18 per person. Call 504-525-3377 to reserve your spot.

Dogs: Howl-O-Ween costume contest
October 27, 2007 at 10:07 am
METAIRIE - The Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest and Trick or Treating for dogs will be held at Clearview Mall located at 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Louisiana SPCA. Call 504-885-0202 or visit www.la-spca.org.

SPOOKTAKULA & fun Halloween event
October 27, 2007 at 10:06 am
DESTREHAN - The United Methodist Church - Ormond Recreation Field on Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan will hold a family fun day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.

This is sponsored by the St. Charles Recreation Department and the Special Olympics Young Athlete Program.

All kids ages 2 1/2 to 7 years old are invited to participate.

Ormond church holds fun-filled fall fest
October 27, 2007 at 10:05 am
DESTREHAN - The St. Charles United Methodist Churc located at 1908 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan is holding their Family Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concessions, food, games and dance teams will all be on site and the fest will also feature a gumbo cook-off and the Battle of the Christian Bands.

For more information, call the church at 985-764-8292.

Outdoor circus sure to be a hit in Houma
October 24, 2007 at 2:14 pm
HOUMA - The Lewis and Clark Circus will be held in the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center parking lot located at 346 Civic Center Oct. 24 through 25.

Two shows daily at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission: Adults - $15; 15 to 16 years old - $8; 14 and under - FREE.

For more information, call 985-850-6408.

Art guild holds oil painting workshop
October 22, 2007 at 1:00 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold an oil painting workshop called “The Effects of Light and the Atmosphere of Color” hosted by Mary Lou Liberty on Oct. 22 through the 25.

For more information, call Evelyn Dupuy at 985-785-0257.

Manage your diabetes with these classes
October 22, 2007 at 12:59 pm
LAPLACE - The River Parishes Hospital is currently holding diabetes education classes to help those who have been diagnosed with the disease or who have been struggling to better manage blood sugar levels.

Class dates are as follows: Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital’s medical pavilion in suite 309, and on Nov. 5 at the hospital’s old gift shop.

For more information, call 985-652-8730.

Church’s art festival geared for children
October 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm
HOUMA - St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Houma would like to announce the school’s 17th annual Just Kids At Art Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 on school grounds located at 243 Barrow St. in Houma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission. Call Jennifer Strigner at 985-991-7007 with questions.

Bayou Gauche church hosts boys camp out
October 19, 2007 at 12:59 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will hold a camp out for boys ages 6 to 12 on Oct. 19 at the church which is located at 2671 Highway 306.

The cost is $5 per camper. For more information, call Bridgette Domengeaux at 985-758-7526 or email her at bridgette@lifefcc.com

Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
October 19, 2007 at 10:10 am
VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation announces its second annual Mourning Tour featuring the customs and rituals of 19th century Creole Louisiana now through Saturday, Nov. 3.
The house will be dressed in full deep mourning - according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning.

The plantation is located along River Road in Vacherie with daily tours Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays at noon and 4 p.m.

Tickets: $10. For information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com.

Horror classic opens on Kenner stage
October 19, 2007 at 10:03 am
KENNER - Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show opens on Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 p.m. and runs through Oct. 31 at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner.

Tickets: $20 for adults 18 and older. There will be a cash bar.

For tickets and a complete listing of show times, call the box office Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 504-468-7221.

Montz pumpkin patch and hayride
October 19, 2007 at 10:03 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Krewe of Boo presents the 1st annual Blaine Kern’s Haunted Fun House at Mardi Gras World located at 233 Newton St. in New Orleans.

The show runs Oct. 18 through 21 and Oct. 25 through 31. Tickets: $12. Groups of 20 or more - $10 per ticket.
For more information, call 504-361-7821 or visit www.blakekernshauntedhouse.com.

Get your tickets today for FUN house
October 18, 2007 at 10:04 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Krewe of Boo presents the 1st annual Blaine Kern’s Haunted Fun House at Mardi Gras World located at 233 Newton St. in New Orleans.

The show runs Oct. 18 through 21 and Oct. 25 through 31. Tickets: $12. Groups of 20 or more - $10 per ticket.
For more information, call 504-361-7821 or visit www.blakekernshauntedhouse.com.

Ormond residents concerned about property damage, traffic that would come with parade
Ormond residents concerned about property damage, traffic that would come with parade
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After rolling through the streets of Metairie for more than 50 years, the Krewe of Zeus has now set its sights on a parade through Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.