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‘Down Home’ set to perform Nov. 29

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the church’s Father Mac Community Center.

Music will be performed by “Down Home.” Tickets are $15. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 for more information.
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November 29, 2008 at 11:11 am
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Circus comes to Houma Nov. 28

HOUMA - The Ringling Brother and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be in Houma on Nov. 28 through 30 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd.
Times are: Friday - 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday - 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday - I p.m. and 5 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $14 to $32 and are available through Ticketmaster or at the civic center box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call 985-850-4657 for more information.
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November 28, 2008 at 11:46 am
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United way hosts food and toy drive

LULING - The United Way of St. Charles is holding a food and toy drive through Dec. 15. Nonperishable food and new toys will be donated to local families in need.

Donations may be delivered to the United Way offices located at 13207 River Rd. in Luling or call 985-331-9063.
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November 24, 2008 at 11:42 am
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Club hosts annual autumn auction

LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club will hold its autumn auction Nov. 20 at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with the auction following at 10 a.m.

A large selection of items including baked goodies will be available for bid. Baby-sitting is available at the church.Read More...
November 20, 2008 at 11:45 am
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Parent networking night at DHS

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Freshmen Team will host a “Parent Networking Night” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DHS library.

Three informational sessions will be offered: a tour of the DHS web site and on-line resources, study skills and multitasking, and a tour of the LA ePortal web site which includes the new graduation requirements.

Call the school at 985-764-9946 for more information.
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November 18, 2008 at 11:47 am
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Relay for Life kicks off at Vous Salon

Relay for Life of St. Charles will hold a kick-off event Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vous Salon, 153 U.S. 90 in Paradis.

Captains should sign up their teams for an early bird price of $75. Camp sites will be chosen in order of registration.
Participants should wear their favorite blast-from-the-past attire. Free food and drinks will be available.

For information, call Lacy Adams at 985-703-1379 or Mikleen Louque at 504-559-7247.
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November 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Boogie to the beat at monthly dance

NORCO - Come party with the Oldies But Goodies dance group at the Knights of Columbus Home in Norco on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

This month’s dance will feature a pot luck Thanksgiving social.

Admission is $5 per person. Music by DJ Gary Matherne. Bring your own liquor.

For more information, contact Pat or Erick St. Amant at 985-764-9402.
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November 16, 2008 at 11:45 am
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St. Gertrude holds adult gala Nov. 15

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church Fellowship and Family Life Ministry will sponsor an adult gala, A Night at the Movies, next month.

The event will be held Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. A wine and cheese social will be held at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Deacon Garland Bourgeois will speak.

Tickets, at $20 per person, will be sold before and after Masses on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.
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November 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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American Legion hosts blood drive

ST. ROSE - The American Legion Road Post 366 of Destrehan will sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12188 River Rd. in connection with Ochsner Blood Bank.

All donors get a blood bank T-shirt, blood type
identification, mini-physical, cholesterol test and a blood assurance package.

Donors should eat a healthy meal prior to donation and a picture ID is required to donate.

Contact Floyd J. Friloux Sr. at 985-764-6030 with questions.
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November 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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Fire department hosts teen dance

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a teen dance on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Des Allemands Fire Station located at 16960 Highway 90.

Music provided by DJ Jimmie Fish. Dance is open to ages 12 to 17.

Proof of age is required for admission. No exceptions. Parents are required to sign child out of dance.

Admission $5. Concessions will be sold. For more information, call 985-758-7087.
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November 15, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Women’s Day at Paradis church

PARADIS - First Baptist Church of Paradis’ Pastor Albert M. Charles and the Women’s Day committee begin the celebration of the church’s annual Women’s Day with activities on Saturday, Nov. 15 that include prayer breakfast at 9 a.m.

Evangelist Lawanna Marts of New Hope International Ministries of Vacherie and Pastor Claudette Aubert will speak at the breakfast.

The official event will begin on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Marilyn Washington of New Vision Outreach Ministries of Donaldsonville along with Pastor Michael Washington.
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November 15, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Household energy workshop Nov. 14

NEW SARPY - The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services will present a household energy conservation workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Arterbury Building, 14565 River Road.

The public is invited, and elderly residents are encouraged to attend to receive weather radios that can help in preparing for hurricanes or other severe weather. Space is limited to forty, so an RSVP is required. Those interested should call Community Services at 985-764-7944.
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November 14, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Calling all veterans for Nov. 10 lunch

ST. ROSE - All St. Charles Parish veterans are invited to a Veteran’s Day luncheon with Parish President V.J. St. Pierre at the St. Rose American Legion Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 10.

If you or someone you know is a U.S. military veteran residing in the parish who is not currently affiliated with a veteran’s organization, please contact Renee C. Allemand at 985-783-5000 or rallemand@stcharlesgov.net to RSVP.
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November 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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Crafts highlighted at annual festival

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hold its annual arts and crafts festival Nov. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the house grounds.

Admission is $7. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Arts and crafts, and food and music will be featured.Read More...
November 09, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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Crafts highlighted at annual festival

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hold its annual arts and crafts festival Nov. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the house grounds.

Admission is $7. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Arts and crafts, and food and music will be featured.
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November 08, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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Church garage sale set for Nov. 8

AMA - St. Mark Catholic Church will hold a garage sale on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Father Cote Community Center in Ama.

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. Items in good condition also are needed, along with cupcakes, cookies and other sweets are needed to sale.
To help, call 504-431-8505.
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November 08, 2008 at 12:38 pm
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