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Dance to Wayne Foret on Sept. 27

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its annual monthly dance on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Music by Wayne Foret. Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

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September 27, 2008 at 11:28 am
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Fun-filled festival weekend

LULING - The 29th Annual Alligator Festival is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 25 at the West Bank Bridge Park on River Road in Luling.

This year’s event, which is sponsored by the parish’s rotary club, will feature local food delicacies such as alligator burgers, jambalaya, softshell crabs and other Cajun dishes.

Rides, games, live bands, souvenirs and local crafts are also on the line up for this weekend’s festivities.
The list of musical performers includes Bag of Donuts, Local Option 2, Full Circle, The Wise Guys, LA Kids, Allen Fontenot & the Country Cajuns, Waylon Thibodeaux and The Topcats.

Festival hours are: Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (rides and drinks only), Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.stcharlesrotary.com.Read More...
September 26, 2008 at 9:14 am
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40 years of art in St. Charles Parish

KENNER - The St. Charles Art Guild will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tea luncheon scheduled to be held at the Chateau Country Club located at 3600 Chateau Boulevard in Kenner on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The guild invites all present and previous members to join in their celebration of what the organization has accomplished in the past, is achieving in the present and what they are anticipating for the future.

Cost for the event is $25. Send check payable to St. Charles Art Guild to 16 Hermitage Court, Destrehan, LA 70047.
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September 25, 2008 at 12:43 pm
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Fashion Golf Club offering specials

HAHNVILLE - The Fashion Golf course in Hahnville reopened after Hurricane Gustav on Sept. 8 and is offering a winter special to all golfers.

For $20 a golfer can play all day, and for $25 golfers get a cart.

The course is open seven days a week. No tee times are required.

For more information, call 985-783-6486.
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September 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm
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Group holds monthly dance

NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club is having a dance on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the KC Home in Norco.

Line dancing is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general dancing will follow.

Admission is $5 person. Music by DJ Gary Matherne. Bring your own liquor.
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September 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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Men’s Day at Ama church Sept. 21

AMA - The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Ama will hold their annual Men’s Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.

Elder Raney Antoine, Sr., pastor of Mount Airy Baptist Church in Boutte is the guest speaker.

For more information, call James M. Poole at 504-239-4785.
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September 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm
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Co-ed softball benefit Sept. 20

DES ALLEMANDS - Michael A. Rembert Sr. was diagnosed with multiple myeloma - an incurable, but treatable blood plasma cancer. Because he is undergoing a bone marrow transplant, he is unable to work and is now uninsured.

In an effort to help Rembert and his family with some medical expenses, residents are forming a co-ed softball benefit in Des Allemands on Sept. 6. The entry fee per team is $150. Ages 15 and up are able to participate.

Food, raffles and music will also be available.

For more information, or to register your team, call George at 225-362-7424.
Donations are also being accepted in Rembert’s name at any Regions Bank.
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September 20, 2008 at 12:45 pm
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Ballet auditions rescheduled

NORCO - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for this year’s performance of the Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 20 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 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.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 20, 2008 at 12:14 pm
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Co-ed softball benefit Sept. 20

DES ALLEMANDS - Michael A. Rembert Sr. was diagnosed with multiple myeloma - an incurable, but treatable blood plasma cancer. Because he is undergoing a bone marrow transplant, he is unable to work and is now uninsured.

In an effort to help Rembert and his family with some medical expenses, residents are forming a co-ed softball benefit in Des Allemands on Sept. 20. The entry fee per team is $150. Ages 15 and up are able to participate.
Food, raffles and music will also be available.

For more information, or to register your team, call George at 225-362-7424.

Donations are also being accepted in Rembert’s name at any Regions Bank.Read More...
September 20, 2008 at 12:13 pm
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Local baseball team hosts dance

LULING - The Louisiana Heat, a 12-year-old baseball team, is sponsoring a dance at the VFW Hall in Luling on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to midnight.

The team is using the dance as a fundraiser to raise money to defray costs for a trip to Cooperstown, NY in July 2009.

The dance will feature music by Local Option II. Tickets are $20. Cost includes finger foods and setups. Bring your own liquor.
For more information, call Art Aucoin at 985-785-9866.
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September 20, 2008 at 12:13 pm
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Rotary club holds annual golf match

LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles will hold its annual Alligator Classic golf tournament Sept. 12 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

Proceeds will benefit the club's college scholarship fund for local students.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon.

The format is a four-person scramble. Lunch will be served.
The entry fee is $90 per golfer and covers food and drinks, green fees, an Alligator Festival shirt, towel and ditty bag.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place finishes as well as closest to the hole and longest drive.
Hole sponsorship is needed.

Entry forms and hole sponsor forms may be downloaded from the Web site, www.stcharlesrotary.com.

For information, call Carl Cantrelle at 985.783.1365 or e-mail cjc557@cox.net; or Ira Cazenave at 985.764.3581; and for hole sponsorship information, call Susan Wilson at 504.559.0766.
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September 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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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.

If you have any questions, please call Community Education at 985-785-7268Read More...
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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