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My Little Pony on stage next month

HOUMA - My Little Pony Live - The World’s Biggest Tea Party, is coming to the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, located at 346 Civic Center Boulevard, on Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale now.

The 90-minute, highly interactive musical production features singing, dancing and audience participation.
Show times are as follows: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are: $14 and $20. A limited number of premium seats are also available for $25.

For more information, call the box office at 985-850-4657 or visit www.mylittleponylive.net.
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February 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm
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Lenten season fish dinners from K.C.

DESTREHAN - The Knights of Columbus - Red Church Council #3634 will be frying catfish each Friday during Lent beginning Feb.8.

Dinners will include fish filets, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and iced cake squares
Plates are $7 each. Batter and fried onion mums are also available at $5 each.

Dine-in at 375 Spruce St. in Norco or take out from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call 985-764-1944 to place orders.

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February 08, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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Osteoporosis and stroke screening

DESTREHAN - Resident’s living in and around Destrehan can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or a serious bone fracture.

Life Line Screening will be at St. Charles United Methodist Church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. on Feb. 8 beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.
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February 08, 2008 at 12:54 pm
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Throw me something, mister!

For more than a month now, we’ve all seen the roped-off areas along Luling’s River Road and in parts of Des Allemands - and if you’re from here, then you know that means - it’s time for Mardi Gras.

The St. Charles Parish parades are truly a community event, with residents making sure they have a great view of the passing festivities.

Krewe of Lul
Saturday, Feb. 2
Noon

LULING - The Krewe of Lul celebrates their 31st year with nearly 900 riders and a special grand marshal, Hokie Gajan.
That’s right, the former LSU and Saints football player will reign as part of this year’s royalty.

Parade organizers say that spectators can expect to see 30 floats, the Hahnville High School band, local fire departments and festival kings and queens.

The 2008 king and queen are Irvon “Cookie” and Dolores Gomez.

Krewe of Des Allemands
Sunday, Feb. 3
2 p.m.

DES ALLEMANDS - The Krewe of Des Allemands will roll this year with 18 homemade floats and around 360 riders.

The krewe was formed in 1995 after the local Lion’s Club stopped parading.

The king and queen, which is always a married couple, is none other than Hugh “Nunnie” and Betty Dufrene.Read More...
February 03, 2008 at 2:04 pm
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HHS drama students on stage

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Daniel Ruiz class will be performing the play “Speak Truth to Power” by Ariel Dorfman on Jan. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.

The play is based on Kerry Kennedy Cuomo’s book by the same name, featuring powerful stories of human rights.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for local and national human rights organizations.

For more information, call the school at 985-758-7537.
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January 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm
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Meet your legislators at political discussion

LAPLACE - A political round table discussion for St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes will be held on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the St. John Parish Library located at 2920 Highway 51 in LaPlace.

Representatives from these parishes will be on hand to discuss the New Opportunity Waiver (NOW).

For more information, call Maryal Mewherter at 985-447-4461 or 1-800-331-5570.
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January 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm
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Healing Mass set on college campus

THIBODAUX - The Marian Servants of the Word and New Life Prayer Group will be sponsoring their monthly healing mass with guest celebrant Fr. Joseph “Joe” Varghese on Monday, Jan. 28 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the NSU campus in Thibodaux beginning with a rosary for healing at 6:30 p.m. as well as confessions heard at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the Marian Servants House of Prayer at 985-447-6564 or send an emai to mservants@yahoo.com.
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January 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm
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Kid Krewe de Market rolls into Farmer’s Market

Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with krewe members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive floats. Read More...
January 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm
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Annual Kid Krewe de Market set to roll at Ormond Plantation

DESTREHAN - Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws.
First and second place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive "floats."

To participate in the parade, the decorated wagon must be pulled by an adult and the rider (age 8 or under) must provide his/her own throws.

Entrance fee is $5. Participants are asked to arrive at the Parade Registration Table, located near the rear of the Market, at 9:30a.m. to sign-up.

All are invited to attend the Farmers' Markets between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon every Saturday morning at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

The Wednesday West Bank Market is also open every Wednesday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fresh produce, citrus, wines, jellies, honey, fresh and smoked rotiserrie meats, kettle corn, pestos, pepper jelly, gourmet rice, Mediterranean cuisine, jambalaya, pastalaya, gourmet sandwiches, specialty breads, scented candles, soaps, plants, herbs, pastries, king cakes, and more are available at your local German Coast Farmers' Markets.

For more information call 985-764-9762 or email daabfamily@yahoo.com.Read More...
January 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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Church holds dance Jan. 26

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by Gary T. Byol. Tickets are $15 per couple.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7542.
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January 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm
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Clothes drive ends this weekend

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Bar Association’s annual clothes, coats and blanket drive will end Friday Jan. 25.
Anyone wishing to contribute may drop off donations at the Lemmon Law Firm located at 15058 River Rd. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Read More...
January 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm
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Caregiver support group Jan. 24

LULING - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Community Health Center will host a community caregiver support group on Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Luling Council On Aging located at 145 Angus Dr.
Guest speakers include Todd Chiasson - Medicare and Todd Guillot - Office of Aging & Adult Services.

Call 985-785-1981 for more information.
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January 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm
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Hahnville to host annual MLK birthday parade

HAHNVILLE - The parish’s annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. beginning at the West Bank Bridge Park and followed by a special program at the parish courthouse.

The program will feature speakers, entertainment, drill teams and much, much more.

Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners will also be announced after the parade. For more information, call Margaret Marshall at 985-785-2097 or Celestine Williams at 985-785-8625.
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January 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm
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Organist to perform at Thibodaux church

THIBODAUX - Music at John’s Episcopal Church presents the Joe Krown Organ Combo on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. on church grounds located at 718 Jackson St.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for college students and free to those 18 years and younger.

For more information, call 985-447-2910.Read More...
January 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm
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KC 9933 Council holds fundraiser

LULING - KC Council 9933 will sponsor a baked chicken dinner in the Parish Center on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. until they sell out of food.

The menu consist of baked chicken, dirty rice, peas, salad and bread. Dessert will be available.

Cost is $7 per meal. Take out dinner is available.

Proceeds will go to support council activities during 2008.
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January 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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Masquerade ball to help fund church’s mission trip

DESTREHAN - Pull out your calendar and mark Jan. 19 as the night you will go out, enjoy yourself and “have a ball” - literally!

The St. Charles United Methodist Church’s Mexico Mission Team is hosting its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to raise money for upcomping trips to Reynosa and Tampico, Mexico.

The ball will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. Donations of $10 are being accepted for admission prior to the event or you can pay $12 at the door.

Recommended attire is dressy to formal and everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.

And to make sure your dancing shoes don’t miss a beat, the church will be hosting free dance lessons on Friday, Jan. 11 in the Sunday School Building and on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Fellowship Hall. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will fund expenses for medical and construction teams scheduled to travel to Mexico on May 27 and May 31.

For more information on the dance or to join the mission, call the church at 985-764-8292.Read More...
January 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm
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