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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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Emergency shelter and food program

EAST BANK - Beginning Aug. 4, emergency food and shelter federal funds are available for East Bank residents of St. Charles Parish to assist in paying utility bills, mortgage or rent assistance.

Residents who applied for assisstance in 2007 are not eligible for 2008 help.

Eligible residents meeting the following criteria may qualify: 1. Must be facing an emergency crisis, such as loss of income due to illness, reducation of work hours, etc. and 2. Must be a resident of St. Charles.

All residents qualifying for utility assistance must provided their current bill and disconnect notice.
All residents qualifying for mortgage or rent assistance must provide past due, forclosure or an eviction notice.
Residents meeting these guidelines may call the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services at 985-764-7944 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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Back to school bash to feature Molly the pony

After the success of last year’s event, the German Coast Farmers’ Market will play host to the second annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 16.

The bash will take place at the East Bank site of the farmers’ market, near the Ormond Plantation. Blanche Newsome will perform at the event, which will also include door prizes, back to school gift bags, face painting and a display by the parish library.

Molly the pony, along with some of her pony friends, will also be on hand at the event. Molly was rescued after Katrina by Kaye Harris, who is her current owner. Several months later she was attacked by a pit bull. Although her numerous wounds healed, her leg did not make it and amputation and a prosthesis were necessary for Molly. Now Molly visits everyone and anyone who could use her quiet wisdom and inspiration, from Children's Hospital to nursing homes.

The main draw to the event will be the food. Fresh produce, pastries, breads, rotisserie meats, seafood and dairy products, such as creole cream cheese, will all be available during the bash. As will kettle corn, soy candles, goat milk soap and lotions, homemade salad dressings, wine, pastalaya and stuffed crabs.

“We came up with the idea of a back to school bash because we really wanted to push healthy eating habits for kids,” Ann Montgomery said. “We want to show that you don’t have to travel far to get fresh food and vegetables.”

Door prizes at the bash will include little coolers that kids can use with their meals, while the gift bags will have honey soap, which is made in little animals to promote hygiene. There will also be plenty of honey samples around and kids will learn that a drop of honey on a cracker might be tastier - and healthier - than butter.

The Back to School Bash will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon.Read More...
August 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm
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Luling church to honor reverend

LULING - Pastor Rodney Johnson Sr. and Bell Baptist Church will be dedicating a monument to the late Rev. Eugene Turner on Saturday. Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at 300 Hackberry Lane in Luling. The public is invited.
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August 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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