What's Happening

HHS Hi-stepper golf tournament
October 18, 2013 at 10:25 am
LULING - The Hahnville High School Hi-Stepper Dance Team will be holding its second-annual golf tournament on Oct. 20.

Knights of Columbus jambalaya fundraiser
October 18, 2013 at 10:24 am
LULING - The Knights of Columbus Council 9933 will sponsor a jambalaya fundraiser dinner Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. until all food is sold out.

Free gas giveaway
October 18, 2013 at 10:23 am
BOUTTE - King Jesus Ministries is holding their annual free gas giveaway on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10:15 a.m.

Shovelheads 1st annual breast cancer awareness benefit and poker run
October 18, 2013 at 10:22 am
ST. ROSE - Shovelheads is putting on their first annual breast cancer benefit and poker run on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Making Strides Walk
October 18, 2013 at 10:22 am
NEW ORLEANS - The 2013 Making Strides Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9 a.m.

East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department open house
October 18, 2013 at 10:21 am
DESTREHAN - The East St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Bridging the Gap” transition fair
October 18, 2013 at 10:20 am
LULING - The Transition Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Triad senior day
October 18, 2013 at 10:20 am
DESTREHAN - Sheriff Greg Champagne invites St. Charles Parish residents to attend Triad Senior Day on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shrine Center in Destrehan.

Breast Cancer Awareness golf benefit
October 18, 2013 at 10:19 am
LULING - The Grand Ridge Ladies Golf Association is sponsoring a Rally for the Cure golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Alzheimer’s fundraiser
October 13, 2013 at 9:23 am
BOUTTE - A fundraiser to benefit local Alzheimer’s research will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Lil Leslie’s in Boutte.

Donations of $10 for a ticket will include a fried catfish and white beans plate lunch. A parade of prizes will given out in a drawing following the New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots football game.

Lil Leslie’s is located at 13552 Highway 90 in Boutte.

Public Square Holy Rosary Crusade
October 12, 2013 at 9:22 am
LULING - The 2013 Public Square Holy Rosary Crusade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at noon at Monsanto Park on Sugarhouse Road in Luling.

The event is a call to public prayer.

For more information, contact Shirley Dufrene at (985)785-2876 or Heather Faucheux at (985)785-0085.

Riverlands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 20th anniversary
October 12, 2013 at 9:21 am
LAPLACE - The Riverlands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the annual Bark after Dark fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The cost is $50 per attendee.

Donations of auction items and door prizes are needed. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Volunteers are needed and monetary donations should be sent to RSPCA, Box 223, LaPlace, LA 70069.

The event will be held at Petra (formerly Bull’s Corner) located at 1036 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace.

For more information, call (985)652-SPCA or email bevrtt@att.net.

Hahnville High School craft show
October 12, 2013 at 9:20 am
HAHNVILLE - A crafts show will be held at Hahnville High School

on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is being held to help raise money for the HHS competition cheerleading team so that they can go to nationals.

Items including handbags, magnets, holiday decorations, plants, children’s apparel, jewelry, Scentsy products, pottery, floral designs, bow and hair accessories, clothes and hats, stoneware, embroidered items and more will be available for purchase.

Hahnville High School is located at 200 Tiger Drive in Boutte.

ACT prep at Destrehan High School
October 12, 2013 at 9:20 am
DESTREHAN - ACT Prep sessions to help prepare students for taking the ACT will be available to those who are residents of St. Charles Parish on Saturday, Oct. 12.

English, math and reading sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon and repeated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration is $10 for one session or for both a morning and an afternoon session.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. for the morning session and 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon session. Seating is limited. On-site registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The session will take place at Destrehan High School, located at 1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.

For more information, contact Toni Nottingham at (985)785-7265 or email at tevans@stcharles.k12.la.us.

Houma’s Second Annual Courthouse Chili Cook-Off
October 05, 2013 at 9:19 am
HOUMA - Held in the downtown Courthouse Square, located at 7856 Main Street, the cooking will begin at 7 a.m. in Houma’s chili cook-off. There will be two categories-traditional and nontraditional chili. Cost per team to enter the cook-off is $125.

Admission to the cook-off will be $5 per person and will allow visitors inside at noon to taste the special recipes for themselves. Visitors will be allowed to eat an unlimited amount of chili. For more information, contact Anne Picou (985) 873-6408.

MasterChef casting for season 5
October 05, 2013 at 9:18 am
NEW ORLEANS - Casting for season 5 of the Fox TV show MasterChef will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The MasterChef judges are giving local cooks the opportunity to show the country their culinary skills.
The casting call will be at the Hyatt French Quarter located at 800 Iberville St. in New Orleans.

For applications, audition guidelines, eligibility requirements and more details visit www.masterchefcasting.com.

Fire prevention open house
October 05, 2013 at 9:18 am
DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The event will feature food, soft drinks, activities and music by DJ Magic.

For more information, contact Fire Prevention Officer Katelin Schmill at (985) 758-7766 ext. 108 or (985)703-2656.

Listen to best marching bands in state at Destrehan
October 05, 2013 at 9:18 am
DESTREHAN - Destrehan High School, home of “The Pride of Destrehan” marching band, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Louisiana Marching Band Circuit (LM8C) New Orleans Regional Competition on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The event will feature high school bands from Lake Arthur, Archbishop Rummel, Jesuit, Mandeville, E.D. White Catholic, South Terrebonne, Terrebonne, Vandebilt Catholic, Thibodaux, Acadiana, Denham Springs, Central Lafourche and Destrehan.

The LMBC New Orleans Regional Competition offers participating bands a chance to present their shows to a live audience and to be rated by a panel of judges from across the United States. The judges offer suggestions on how each band can improve their field shows in preparation for the LMBC Championship and the Louisiana Showcase of Marching Bands in November. The event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Stacy Toal, music director at Destrehan High School, at (985)764-9946.

The event will be held at Wildcat Stadium located at #1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan.

Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
The director of St. Charles Parish’s Department of Planning and Zoning has announced her resignation. Kim Marousek said she is leaving the office after accepting a job in the Baton Rouge area.