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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.

Tempt your taste buds at food festival
October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm
HOUMA - The 5th Annual Taste of South Louisiana will be held on Oct. 17 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. starting at 6 p.m.

Samples of food and wine from participating restaurants will be available for tasting.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.

Call Carmen Austin at 985-851-1020 for details.

B-I-N-G-O: Try your luck at Sacred Heart
October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm
NORCO - The Sacred Heart School Parent Teacher Cooperative Club is having a Fall Super Bingo Night on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the school at 985-764-9958 or for $10 and $12 at the door. Food and refreshments will be sold.

Christmas parade needs participants
October 12, 2007 at 1:01 pm
NORCO - The Norco Christmas parade is looking for participants as it celebrates “Christmas through the years - celebrating the St. Charles Parish Bicentennial.”

The Norco Civic Association is looking for floats, bands, marching groups, horse groups and antique cars as it ushers in the Christmas season for the River Parishes.

For more information, call 985-764-2808 or 985-764-9424. Space is limited.

Women’s association starts member drive
October 12, 2007 at 12:58 pm
LAPLACE - The LaFlambeau Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association kicks off its membership drive with a dinner and program on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Armand’s Restaurant at the Quality Inn in LaPlace beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $16. For more information and to make reservations, call Greta Duhe at 985-536-7439 or Melissa King at 985-536-4601 by Friday, Oct. 12.

Big top circus coming to town this month
October 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm
METAIRIE - The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will set up shop at Zephyr Field on Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14 with shows at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets on sale at High IQ Toys located at 5101 W. Esplanade Ave. or log onto www.ticketmaster.com.

Call 1-800-796-5672 or visit www.gotothecircus.com.

First-time homebuyer workshop this month
October 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Family Resources of New Orleans invites the community to attend a 12-hour homebuyers education program to learn the ins and outs of buying a home.

The workshop will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 817 N. Claiborne Ave.

For more information, call 504-822-8519.

Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
October 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm
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.

Self-defense and child fingerprinting offered by sheriff
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
ST. CHARLES - The St. Charles Sheriff's Office along with the St. Charles Parish School's Community Education is offering the following classes:

Self Defense Workshop for kids ages 6 to 14 at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Child fingerprinting at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7p.m.

Self Defense for Women & Teenagers on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Destrehan High.

To register, contact Susie Breaux at 985-783-1355.

Pumpkin patch and tractor ride Oct. 13
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
LULING - Come join the greater New Orleans area MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers - chapter for a morning of fall fun for the entire family on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Perilloux Farms in Montz.

Cost: $5 per person and includes a tractor ride and a pumpkin. Kids under 12 are admitted free.

Please bring canned goods to donate to a needy family.

For directions call 985-652-3672.

The St. Charles Parish MOPS meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling. Call 985-785-0557 for details.

Terrebonne museum hosts wetlands fest
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
HOUMA - Southdown Plantation House and The Terrebonne Museum located at 1208 Museum Dr. in Houma hosts the Voices of the Wetlands Festival 2007 Oct. 12 through Oct. 14.

Highlights are: local musical acts, a south Louisiana menu and children’s activities.

Festival hours are: Friday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For details, call Rueben Williams at 985-798-5665.

Get your $20 flu shot at parish health clinic
October 12, 2007 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center, located at 843 Milling Ave., is administering flu shots for $20, as long as supplies last.

Appointments are not required and walk-ins are welcomed.

Clinic hours are: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
Arrest made in connection with brutal rape of teen in Montz
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A 20-year-old LaPlace man has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape of a teen that took place in Montz.