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Ballet auditions for the Nutcracker

NORCO - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for this year’s performance of the Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

Auditions for acting roles boys and girls ages 7 to 10 is scheduled fro 2 p.m. There is an audition fee of $10.

All dancers must sign 30 minutes prior to audition time.
Intermediate and advanced dancers who are interested in becoming a member of the ballet’s company or junior company may call the artistic director to schedule auditions.

Junior company members must be 10 years old before Dec. 31 and dance at an intermediate level. Company members must be 13 years old and female dancers must dance on pointe at an intermediate or advanced level.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or visit www.rrpa.org.
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September 06, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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Empowerment workshop gears up

HAHNVILLE - It's time! Time to make that change, and the Empowerment Workshop "Tapping Into Untapped Potential" is the place to begin again. These four uniquely designed classes have been specifically created for women to unleash the creative force within them in order to change the world around them. The classes will be held at Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive, which is located off of Highway 90 in Boutte.

The sessions will be held every Thursday in the month of October. Tuition is only $45 made payable to St. Charles Parish Public Schools. A supply fee of $3.00 cash will be paid to the instructor.

Registration for the class ends on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Seating is limited. For more information contact the Community Education Department, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, 13855 River Road, Luling 70070, (985) 785-7268.
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September 02, 2008 at 12:47 pm
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Parish art guild begins new year

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will begin its club year Sept. 2.

The meeting will be held at First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Drive in Luling. A coffee social begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m.

Jan Wilken of Harahan will speak at 11 a.m. She will demonstrate how to create textures in watercolor paintings.
The organization’s first workshop, Basics of Landscape Painting, will be held on Oct. 22 through 24 at Destrehan Plantation with Phil Sandusky as workshop instructor.
Registration begins at the Sept. 2 meeting. For more information, contact Evelyn Dupuy at 985-785-0275.
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September 02, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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Class registration ends Sept. 2

The last day to register for community education classes is scheduled for Aug. 31, but because the deadline of falls on a Sunday, registration for classes will be accepted in the office until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. If you do not have the current Fall 2008 brochure, you can pick up one at your local library or the front lobby of the School Board Office. Class information is also available on the St. Charles Parish Public Schools web site at www.stcharles.k12.la.us – under quick links choose Community, then the Community Education link for the most current information on classes.

Registration and tuition may be delivered to the main reception desk at the School Board Central Office at 13855 River Road – Luling during business hours, or deposited in the secure after-hours drop box located on the left hand side entrance of the building.

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September 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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The Audubon Zoo is offering half-off admission to residents in August

NEW ORLEANS - As one of the country’s top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and ‘hands-on’ animal encounters.

And if you’re a Louisiana resident, you can see it all for half the regular price throughout August. That’s right all state residents will received discounted admission through Aug. 31.

With innovative natural habitat exhibits and an animal collection ranging from the unique white alligators to the extraordinary white tigers, Audubon Zoo has become one of the Gulf South’s favorite family gathering spots.

In addition to the amazing animals, exhibits, live animal presentations and hands-on animal encounters you can ride the Endangered Species Carousel, Simulator and Swamp Train. You can also shop in the zoo’s fabulous Audubon Marketplace gift shop.

Zoo hours are: Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-744-7394 or visit www.auduboninstitute.org.Read More...
August 31, 2008 at 11:10 am
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‘French Bred’ to perform at dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “French Bred.” $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

Call the church at 985-758-7542 for more information.
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August 30, 2008 at 12:44 pm
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‘French Bred’ to perform at dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “French Bred.” $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

Call the church at 985-758-7542 for more information.
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August 30, 2008 at 12:43 pm
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Crafts and stories at local libraries

A scrapbooking group meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Hahnville library.

Storytime for children is held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Lapsit Storytime for children ages 2 and younger is held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 985-783-2341.
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August 30, 2008 at 11:10 am
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Boy scout group invites members

LULING - Boys in first through fifth grade are invited to join Cub Scout Pack 173 chartered by the Luling United Methodist Church on Paul Maillard Road in Luling.

A den meeting will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

For information, call David Kornegay at 985-785-0809, Andrea Hebert at 985-785-6460, Tess McCoy at 985-785-0275 or Junius Adams at 985-785-0984.
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August 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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Free Alpha course at Boutte church

BOUTTE - Boutte Assembly of God will begin the alpha course on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Boutte Christian Academy.

This 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.

Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large-group learning time, and ends with small-group discussion.

To learn more about the course or to make reservation, call
the church at 985-785-2413 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An Alpha dinner will be held on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and course are free.
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August 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm
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Free Alpha course at Boutte church

BOUTTE - Boutte Assembly of God will begin the alpha course on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Boutte Christian Academy.

This 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.

Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large-group learning time, and ends with small-group discussion.

To learn more about the course or to make reservation, call the church at 985-785-2413 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An Alpha dinner will be held on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and course are free.
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August 27, 2008 at 11:09 am
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Gardening seminar offered Aug. 26

ST. ROSE - A fall gardening program, led by St. Charles Parish County Agent Rene’ Schmidt, will be held Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at the St. Rose library.
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August 26, 2008 at 11:09 am
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Ladies Bible study at Luling church

LULING - The Bible Center Church will host a 12-week Ladies Bible Study Aug. 25 through Nov. 19. at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

This semester’s topic will focus on the book of Daniel.
Workbook cost is $16.30. The class meets Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For additional information, contact Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336, Glenna Smith at 504-431-7138 or Nadine Montet at 985-785-8873.
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August 25, 2008 at 11:08 am
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Teen dance in Paradis Aug. 22

PARADIS - The Paradis Volunteer Fire Department will host a teen dance on Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 807 Barber Rd. in Paradis.

The dance is open to ages 12 to 17 and admission is $5. Concessions are available.
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August 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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Sports camp at First Assembly

DES ALLEMANDS - First Assembly of God will sponsor a Mega Sports camp Aug. 21 through 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 16976 U.S. 90 in Des Allemands.

Children ages 5 to 11 may attend. Baseball, soccer and cheerleading will be offered. Rallies, sport stories and Bible stories also will be featured.

Registration will begin at 4:45 each day. For information, visit the Web site www.firstassemblyda.com or call camp directors Taylor and Irene Dufrene at 985-758-7547.
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August 21, 2008 at 11:07 am
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display through Aug. 18.
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August 18, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Council on Aging provides utility assistance, transportation, exercise programs and more
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The grand reopening of St. Charles Council on Aging’s Luling Activity Center not only demonstrates the growth of the agency itself but also the growing need for its services.