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Zoo celebrates Louisiana Nov. 1

NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Zoo is throwing a party - Cajun style! Celebrate Louisiana’s heritage at the 24th annual Louisiana Swamp Fest at the zoo located at 6500 Magazine St. on Nov. 1 and 2.

Admission is included in regular admission, which is $12.50 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 2 to 12 and $9.50 for seniors 65 years of age and over. Audubon Zoo members are admitted free of charge.
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November 01, 2008 at 11:59 am
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Car show benefits 4-year-old girl

BOUTTE - Louisiana Custom Cruisers, Inc. will hold their second annual benefit car show for Marlie Graham, who was born with cerebral palsy, on Nov. 1 at the St. Charles Plaza located at 12715 Highway 90 in Boutte.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon with the show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 early entry fee, $25 day of the show. Anything on wheels is welcomed.

Call Louie Morales Jr. 985-785-8494 for more information.Read More...
November 01, 2008 at 11:57 am
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Theater screens Halloween classic

RESERVE - The St. John Theater will show “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the theater located at 115 W. 4th St. in Reserve at midnight on Oct. 31.

Tickets are $25 for general admission. For more information, call Beverly Beard at 985-651-9322. Read More...
October 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm
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Haunted house through Oct. 31

DESTREHAN - The Jerusalem Shriners will present a haunted house through Oct. 31 at the Shriners’ Center located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.

Hours are 6:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the Shriner’s charitable causes.
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October 31, 2008 at 12:39 pm
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Theater screens Halloween classic

RESERVE - The St. John Theater will show “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the theater located at 115 W. 4th St. in Reserve at midnight on Oct. 31.

Tickets are $25 for general admission. For more information, call Beverly Beard at 985-651-9322.Read More...
October 31, 2008 at 12:01 pm
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Tin cans, fishing line and wood - oh my! Learn to make ‘junk music’ at library

LULING - Musician Mike Anderson will lead a "junk music" workshop Oct. 29 at West Regional Library on Lakewood Drive in Luling.

Tweens and teens are invited to attend. Anderson is mountain dulcimer player, singer, writer and storyteller. He will present a short talk on the history of musical instruments, and then participants will build a junk music instrument of their own using tin cans, fishing line and a chunk of wood.

Participants are asked to bring a hammer with them, if possible.

Also, two dulcimer presentations are planned for children and adults.

Presentations will be held Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at East Regional Library on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library.

For more information call the library at 985-785-8464.
Anderson's latest recordings, "The Great Sled Race" and "Anna's Old Boot" have won Parents' Choice awards. "Anna's Old Boot" also won a Children's Music Web award for best children's song in 2003." Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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Luling hair salon aids cancer society

LULING - Hair Illusions salon will be doing hair cuts only on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12371 Highway 90, Ste. C in Luling.

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
Call 985-785-2708 for more information.Read More...
October 26, 2008 at 11:59 am
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Lions Club holds fall baby contest

LULING - The Luling Boutte Lions Club will host the Fall Fest Baby Contest on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the VFW Post 3750 in Luling.

Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. followed by the contest at 1:30 p.m.

Parents are reminded that the LBLC contest is an all natural pageant. No pageant hair or makeup.
Entry fee is $40.

Call festival director Erica Adams at 504-669-5777 with questions.
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October 26, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Firing range opens to public Oct. 11

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firing range to the public for sighting rifles only on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

The Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona.

All shooters must check in with range officer upon arrival. Shooting is on a first come first serve basis. Shooters should bring all equipment necessary including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

All shooters must sign a release and shoot only under the supervision of Sergeant Edward Adams.

No weapons are to brought to the range in loaded condition and no one under the age of 17 is allowed to shoot without parental supervision.

Contact 504-329-0689 with any questions.
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October 25, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Farmer’s market Ocktoberfest

DESTREHAN - The Ocktoberfest of the German Coast Farmers' Market will be celebrated every Saturday in October at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. until noon.

As part of the celebration, a "Pass Along" plant exchange will be held on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by bringing a well-established, healthy specimen in a one-half gallon or larger container.

The botanical or pet name of the plant should be included, along with simple instructions for care.

For further information please call Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
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October 25, 2008 at 11:09 am
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HHS drama troupe performs classic

BOUTTE -Hahnville High School’s newly chartered International Thespian Society will transport audiences to the world of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the classic comedy of would-be lovers and “want to be” actors lost in the woods amidst a magical, dream-like world of mischievous fairies and their meddling schemes.

The play will be presented Oct. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., all in the newly renovated HHS Auditorium.

Admission is $5.

Call Dan Ruiz at 985-758-7537 x362 for details.
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October 23, 2008 at 11:58 am
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City Park hosts 2008 garden show

NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Admission for the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

For more information, contact Karen Blackburn at 504-838-1170 or kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.
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October 19, 2008 at 11:57 am
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Youth ministry holds family day

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church’s Catholic Youth Ministry will hold a family day on Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community center.

Pumpkin decorating and a mummy wrap relay are among the fun activities planned. Food will be provided.

For more information, call Anita Matherne at 985-758-8659 or Tina Montz at 985-758-7373.
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October 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
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City Park hosts 2008 garden show

NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Admission for the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

For more information, contact Karen Blackburn at 504-838-1170 or kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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October 19, 2008 at 11:38 am
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‘88 and ‘89 grads celebrate 20 years

LULING - Destrehan High School classes of 1988 and 1989 celebrate a joint 20-year reunion on Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the River Room located at 13899 River Road in Luling.

The cost is $50 per person and $100 per couple.
Interested participants should contact Kim McKinney at 985-307-0413 or send an email to dhs1989@live.com or dhs.alumni1988@yahoo.com.

Mail check or money order to 201 Lakynn Lane, Hahnville, LA 70057.Read More...
October 18, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Women’s seminar in Paradis Oct. 18

PARADIS - First Baptist Church of Paradis along with Pastor Elder Albert M. Charles and The Virtuous Women of Vision Ministry will host their annual women’s conference on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Rev. Marilyn Washington of New Vision Ministries of Donaldsonville. Registration is free.Read More...
October 18, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Parish proposes to buy $525K site for P&Z
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St. Charles Parish's proposed $525,000 purchase of a site in Hahnville to expand government services is drawing criticism by two council members who say the money should go to levee construction.