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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.
November 08, 2008 at 12:01 pm

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.

November 04, 2008 at 12:40 pm

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.
November 03, 2008 at 11:39 am

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.
November 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Charitable hair cuts at Niki Walker

DESTREHAN - Niki Walker Salon in Destrehan will hold a Locks of Love event on Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
Free hair cuts are available to those who donate 10 inches or more of hair. Hair cuts will also be given to those for monetary donations. All proceeds benefit Locks of Love.

Call Traci Woodward at 985-764-9677 or send an email to nikiwalkersalon@yahoo.com for more information.
November 02, 2008 at 12:36 pm

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.
November 01, 2008 at 11:59 am

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.
November 01, 2008 at 11:57 am

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

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.
October 31, 2008 at 12:39 pm

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

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

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.
October 26, 2008 at 11:59 am

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.
October 26, 2008 at 11:58 am

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.
October 25, 2008 at 11:12 am

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.
October 25, 2008 at 11:09 am

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.
October 23, 2008 at 11:58 am

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