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Jambalaya benefit helps Montz girl

NORCO - A jambalaya benefit dinner to help raise money for medical expenses for 12-year-old Lindsey Creasy will be held on March 30 at Norco Elementary School located at 102 Fifth St. in Norco from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Creasy, who was born with neurofibromatosis, will undergo surgery to remove a tumor from her leg and have her foot amputated on April 27. She will also have to wear a prosthetic from the knee down.

Dinners include jambabalaya, bread, white beans, salad and a brownie. Cost is $7 per meal.

Call 985-212-9316 to place your order.
March 30, 2009 at 11:24 am

Bunny brunch at Destrehan Plantation

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hosts a Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the manor on River Road to help raise money for the organization, Save Our Cemeteries.

A day of fun is planned featuring a gourmet brunch, cocktails, live entertainment, an egg hunt, arts and crafts tent, face painting, egg races, a raffle and games with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $15 for kids 12 and under, $20 for SOC members and $25 for non-members. To purchase tickets, call 504-525-3377.

“This is our first year as part of the Save Our Cemeteries event, but we are expecting a great turn out,” said plantation director Nancy Robert. “There’s a lot for the whole family to enjoy.

“And we’re looking forward to seeing a lot of our parish residents at the brunch.”Read More...
March 29, 2009 at 11:26 am

$5 bag sale at parish thrift shop

LULING - The St. Charles Social Concerns will hold a $5 bag sale for all winter clothes on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The shop will be closed on March 30 and reopen on March 31 with a complete stock of summer clothes.
March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

‘Gary T’ to sing at church dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, March 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “Gary T.” Bring your own liquor. Tickets are $15 per couple.

Call the church at 985-758-7542 with any questions.
March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

River Parishes offers free kidney risk assessment

LAPlACE - River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace will host a free kidney health seminar and kidney risk assessment Friday, March 27, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion, 502 Rue de Santé, Suite 309 in LaPlace. Dr. Farida Baig, Nephrologist, will co-host and present at the free seminar.

“Our hospital is a center for wellness and our March 27th free kidney seminar offers the public a great opportunity to learn more about keeping themselves healthy,” Charlotte Dupré, CEO of River Parishes Hospital, said. “This free, short seminar presented by our hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Farida Baig, coupled with our free kidney risk assessment as well with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will provide attendees with the facts they need to know about their kidneys and kidney disease. We invite the public to attend.”Read More...
March 27, 2009 at 11:28 am

Music showcase at DHS March 26

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School drumline will host the St. Charles Parish Music and Movement showcase on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s gym.

The showcase will feature the DHS winter drumline, the Harry Hurst percussion ensemble, the DHS colorguard, the Hahnville High School colorguard, and Mark Lightiser and Mendel Lee.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and Free admission for middle school kids with parents.Read More...
March 26, 2009 at 11:24 am

Learn about SSI changes for 2009

NORCO - Capital Area Legal Services Corporation will hold a Social Security Changes 2009 seminar on March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Council On Aging Center in Norco.

Guest speaker is community legal education specialist Margaret Jefferson.
March 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Jimmy Seghers to speak at St. Anthony

LULING - St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Luling will host a Lenten mission featuring speaker Jimmy Seghers March 23 through 25 at 7 p.m. Parishioners from all Catholic Churches are invited.

Seghers will speak on “The Mass: Understanding and Living It.” For more information, call the St. Mark rectory at 504-431-8505 or St. Anthony’s at 985-785-8885.Read More...
March 23, 2009 at 9:24 am

‘Rumors’ at DHS March 19 - 22

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Theater Club will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” a farce in two acts, March 19 through 21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. in the DHS auditorium.

Admission is $6. For more information, call the school at 985-764-9946.Read More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm

ACT prep available to parish students

DESTREHAN - Sessions to help prepare students to take the ACT will be available to students who are residents of St. Charles Parish on Sunday, March 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Destrehan High School.

Interested students can choose from one of three sessions - English, reading or math.

Registration forms can be found at the school’s Web site, school office, counseling office or at the St. Charles Parish School Board.

On-site registration is $15.

For more information, call Toni Evans at 985-785-7265 or e-mail tevans@stcharles.k12.la.Read More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Win a Playstation 3 at fundraiser bingo

LULING - The Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will be held on March 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church C.A. Building in Luling. Doors open at 5 p.m.

This year’s cake/prize bingo will raffle off a Playstation 3.

Entry cost is $5 and includes one bingo card, one drink and a bag of chips. Concessions, including jambalaya, hot dogs, nachos and desserts, will be available for purchase.Read More...
March 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm

$5 bag sale at parish thrift shop

LULING - The St. Charles Social Concerns will hold a $5 bag sale for all winter clothes on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The shop will be closed on March 30 and reopen on March 31 with a complete stock of summer clothes.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Ferry memorial meeting March 25

DESTREHAN - The third organizational Luling/Destrehan Ferry Disaster Memorial Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.
Call 985-783-5000 with any questions.
March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Native Americans meet at pow-wow

HOUMA - The annual “Calling of the Tribes Pow-Wow” will be held March 20 through 22 at the Terrebonne Livestock Arena located at 221 Moffet Rd. in Houma.

Native Americans from across the nation will gather to share their heritage and culture. The event features gourd dancing, intertribal dancing, drums and dancers, and a drum medicine tail.
For more information, call Thomas Dardar at 985-879-2373.
March 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm

LA sportsmen’s show in Gonzales

GONZALES - The 30th annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival returns to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Military personnel in uniform are admitted for free.
March 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

‘Pawty’ at GCFM annual pet parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market will host its annual St. Patty’s pet Pawrade on March 14 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Carriages, wagons and dressed up pets are allowed. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation. Entry fee is $5.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 985-764-9762.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm

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