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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.

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.

Christmas comes early as 1,000 kids receive donated toys
Christmas comes early as 1,000 kids receive donated toys
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The St. Charles Parish Toy Drive delivered a day of games, food, toys and plenty of smiles to roughly 1,000 parish children on Saturday.