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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.

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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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March aids babies with disabilities

LAPLACE - The March of Dimes will host the River Parishes March for Babies on Nov. 8 at the U.S. 51 Park located at 2900 U.S. 51 in LaPlace.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
For more information, call Tracey at 1-800-460-0865 or 504-836-2087.
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November 08, 2008 at 12:01 pm
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Cartoonist speaks at art guild meet

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Guest speaker Jim Tweedy, who is well known for his series of cartoon dogs titled “Jim Tweedy’s Friendly Doggies,” will be in attendance.

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November 04, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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Vacherie manor mourning tour

VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation is holding a “Creole Mourning Tour” of the house now through Nov. 3.

The plantation will be dressed in a full “deep mourning” to honor the important customs and traditions of ancient Catholics and river parish descendants.

The manor is open for tours Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com or call 225-265-4078.
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November 03, 2008 at 11:39 am
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100,000 books on sale in Jefferson

METAIRIE - The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library’s semi-annual book sale will be held from Thursday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 2 at The Pontchartrain Center in Kenner where over 100,000 used books will be available for purchase.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 504-455-2665.
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November 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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