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Hip Hop dance classes June 15

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens ages 12 and up interested in learning about Hip Hop dance, music and culture are invited to participate in a free Hip Hop Dance Workshop on Monday, June 15 at the East Regional Library at 10:30 a.m., and at the West Regional Library at 4 p.m.

Professional Hip Hop dancers and local dance instructors Terrance Morgan and Tyler Wilson, of the dance duo Rhythm & Soul, will lead the workshops.

Participants will discover brand new urban dance steps and learn about the origins of Hip Hop music, dance, and break dancing.

The East Regional Library is located at 100 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan, and the St. Rose Branch is located at 90 East Club Drive in St. Rose.

For more information about this program, call Amy Boling, Teen Coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or e mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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German Coast Farmers’ Market celebrates 7 years in Destrehan

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market celebrates its 7th anniversary on Saturday, June 13 at its East Bank location at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Attractions slated for this special celebration includes the “Taste of the Season” - pony rides, face painting, music by Blanch Newsome and door prizes.

Fresh produce including peaches, blueberries, creole tomatoes, squash, corn and cucumbers are available each Saturday at the market.

Other products available are fresh seafood, rotisserie meats, fresh meats, sausage, hogshead cheese, wine, jellies, dairy products, Italian pastries, bread, ready-to-eat meals, plants, gourmet rice, soy candles and goat milk lotion and soaps.

Every Wednesday, the West Bank market is open in the St. Charles Plaza located on Highway 90 in Luling from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The arts & craft market addition will begin on June 24 and continue on the fourth Wednesday of each month.Read More...
June 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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Hahnville Church hosts ‘Ladies Tea’

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Baptist Church will host a “Ladies Tea” on June 13 at 3 p.m. at the church located at 15640 River Rd. in Hahnville.

The event is open to the public. Interested persons are asked to pre-register by June 6.

Call Mel Bellow at 985-783-1734 for more information.Read More...
June 13, 2009 at 9:23 am
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New Anime club meets June 13

DESTREHAN - Fans of Japanese animation and readers of the popular Japanese Manga books, are invited to attend meetings of the SCPL Club Anime.

Participants will watch Anime films and may share books, display original artwork, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests.

Participants will make candy sushi after watching the Anime films.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Curse, rated 13+, will be screened on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at East Regional Library.

These Club Anime meetings are open to participants ages 12 to 18, and are part of the “iLibrary” Teen Reading Program.
East Regional Library is located at 100 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan. For more information about these programs, call Amy Boling, Teen Coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or e mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Festival pageant set for June 13

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Pageant will be held on June 13 at the Father Mac Community Building in Des Allemands at 6 p.m.

Girls ages 14 to 17 can compete in the Teen Queen XIV pageant, and ages 18 to 23 will vie for the title of La. Catfish Miss Queen XXXIV.

Interested contestants should contact Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Learn how to make comics

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens interested in art, drawing and comic books of all kinds are invited to attend a free comic book making workshop on Thursday, June 11 at the West Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. or at the St. Rose Library at 2 p.m.

Rob Guillory, a comic book artist from Lafayette will lead the workshops.

Seating is limited. To register, call 985-785-8464.Read More...
June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am
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FREE diabetes ED makeover seminar

NEW ORLEANS - Novo Nordisk presents “Divabetic - Makeover Your Diabetes” on Sunday, June 7 at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. in New Orleans from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The day consists of diabetes education with free salon and spa services. Free diabetes-related screenings will also be offered.

For more information, call 1-800-634-8888 or visit www.divabetic.com.
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June 07, 2009 at 8:38 am
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HVFD to host child-safety event

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department will host an event to promote child safety and awareness on Sat. June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 14890 River Road in Hahnville.

Car seat installation and inspection is available by certified technicians by appointment only. Deadline to register is May 31.

The WHALE - We Have A Little Emergency - program, fingerprinting and fire prevention will also be addressed at the event.

To make an inspection appointment, contact Tonya at whaleprogram@yahoo.com or Reggie Gaubert at 985-783-2002.
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June 06, 2009 at 8:38 am
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‘Chee Weez’ at Kenner’s Rivertown

KENNER - Kenner Rivertown presents “Music in the Park” each Friday through June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Scheduled performers include: May 29 - Chee Weez, and June 5 - Topcats.

Admission is free to the public. No outside food or beverages allowed.

For more information, call 504-468-7293.Read More...
June 05, 2009 at 8:39 am
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‘Funky food’ for mini chefs

KENNER - The Simon Kidgits Club will host a Super Duper Mini Chefs event at the Esplanade Mall on May 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids will learn the basics of healthy eating and food facts, plus create cereal necklaces, design aprons, and receive a free chef set.

Cost is free for Kidgits members, $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Kelly White at 504-468-6116.
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May 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
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Hibiscus sale set for May 24

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hibiscus Society will host a “Show ‘n’ Sale” Sunday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ursuline Academy Campus located at 2635 State St. in New OrleansRead More...
May 24, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Touchdown club sells concessions at May 21 game

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Touchdown Club will be selling concessions at the football team’s May 21 spring game in addition to 2008 T-shirts and HHS flip flops.

All proceeds benefit the football program, cheerleaders, trainers and managers. A membership drive will also be held.
Call 504-914-1402 for more information about the HHS Touchdown Club.
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May 21, 2009 at 9:03 am
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‘Pass along’ plant exchange May 16

DESTREHAN- The German Coast Farmer’s Market will hold a “Pass Along Plant Exchange” at its Saturday market on May 16 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The event begins ar 10 a.m., with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by brining a well-established, healthy specimen in a one-half gallon or larger container. The botanical or pet name of the plant should be included, along with instructions for care.

Old southern plants are always popular - ones that have been “cut” from plants of friends and family and those that can’t be found at nurseries. However, all plants are welcomed.

For more information, contact Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
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May 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Community chorus sets spring concert

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes invites the public to its spring concert, “That’s Entertainment,” on May 16 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church on Ormond Boulevard at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and will feature soloists, duets, trios and quartets, plus selections sung by the full chorus.
For more information call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
May 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Thespian society reschedules play

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Thespian Society has rescheduled their performance of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” to Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. The play was originally set for May 8 and 9.Read More...
May 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm
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Trosclair, Clement reunion May 10

NORCO - The families of Trosclair and Clement will hold a reunion on May 10 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, near the boat launch.

All Trosclair decedents from Jean George Troxler (1722) and Hiliare Clement (1785) are invited.

Participants are asked to bring their own food, drinks and other needs such as chairs.

Call Robert Trosclair at 985-764-6167 or 504-452-3447 for more information.Read More...
May 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Construction begins on I-310 project
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Massana Construction has started work on a $609,155 project to install about three miles of median cable barriers along Interstate 310 in Luling.