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Benefit garage and craft sale Dec. 19

NORCO - The American Legion Hall #195 is hosting a benefit garage and craft sale at the legion home located on the corner of Fourth and Clayton in Norco on Dec. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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December 19, 2008 at 8:57 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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December 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm
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Ballet opens year with Nutcracker

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet is opening their fourteenth year of performances with the seasonal favorite “The Nutcracker.” They are presenting a full-length version of this timeless Tchaikovsky classic on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Destrehan High School located at 1 Wildcat Lane. Tickets are $15.

For information call 504-202-7706 or email riverregionballet@cox.net.
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December 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm
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Oldies but Goodies hosts holiday party

NORCO - The Oldies but Goodies social club is having its Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Knights of Columbus Home in Norco.

Admission is $5 per person. Bring your own liquor.
Line dancing is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with general dancing to follow. The event is also a pot-luck with the club providing finger sandwiches.

The first 30 ladies and men to come will receive a gift. Music by DJ Gary Matherne.
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December 14, 2008 at 12:07 pm
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Santa Claus suits up for annual Bayou Gauche Christmas Boat Parade

DES ALLEMANDS - The annual Bayou Gauche Christmas Boat Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. on Highway 306 on the Bayou Gauche Island in Des Allemands.

Anyone is welcome to enter a decorated boat for the parade. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning boat.

The parade begins at the island’s pump station and ends at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Contact Mike or Yvette Dunn for more information.Read More...
December 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm
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COA chooses Mardi Gras royalty

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging and St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host the presentation and selection of maids and dukes, and the king and queen at a coronation tea held on Friday, Dec. 12.
For more information, call Margaret or Stephanie at 985-783-6683
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December 12, 2008 at 11:10 am
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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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Bringing the party back to the Krewe of Lul
Bringing the party back to the Krewe of Lul
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It's been more than 10 years since the Krewe of Lul had a Mardi Gras ball, but that will change this coming year to highlight its 40th anniversary.