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Come on down to the 2007 United Way 5K Bridge RunAs long as you’re reading this before April 14, It isn’t too late to sign up for the 2007 United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run. Registration is $25 and packet pick-up and registration is April 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The marathon starts at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan and ends at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.
Over $4,000 in prize money is up for grabs and other great activites will be available to everyone like the rock climbing wall, face painting and balloon art.
For more information, call 985-331-9063.
Women’s Club meeting set with Clay Pot florist to speak
LULING – The St. Charles Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, April 19 at the First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr. Coffee and conversation begin at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be from the floral shop, the Clay Pot. Call Kathy at 504-296-6475 for information.
Animal shelter rabies shots are a good deal for $10
LULING – The St. Charles Humane Society’s Annual Rabies Vaccination Day is Sunday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the west and east bank bridge parks. Cost: $10 per shot. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats in a pet carrier. For information, call 985-785-9136.
Orchid Society hosts plant show for people who love them
HOUMA – The Terrebone Orchid Society hosts the Orchid and Plant show April 13 to 15 at Southland Mall, 5953 West Park Avenue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For information, call Brenda Daigle at 985-851-0193 or Ashley Matherne at 985-594-4050.
Disability Rights Day 2007
BATON ROUGE – Join other individuals with disabilities and their family members May 8 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge. For information about transportation and to sign up for a T-shirt, contact Maryal Mewherter in Thibodaux at 1-800-331-5570.
Ports hosts “jazzy” annual conference
KENNER – The Ports Association of Louisiana will hold its 24th annual Conference at the Hilton New Orleans Airport in Kenner April 25-26. The theme is “Ports, Waterways and all that Jazz.”
Louisiana Philharmonic show at San Francisco Plantation
GARYVILLE – On May 14 at 4 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 per person, and $15 at the gate. All proceeds will be used for the preservation and upkeep of San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, a National Historic Landmark. Call 1-888-322-1756.
Seniors ‘Spring Fling’ Festival in Paradis
PARADIS – J.B. Martin Middle School invites you to attend their Annual Senior Citizen Spring Fling Celebration on April 19 at the school’s gym from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Library holds BIG book sale in Hahnville
HAHNVILLE – The Friends of the St. Charles Parish Library are will hold the spring book sale on Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hahnville branch located at 14996 River Road. For information, call 985-785-2671.
Contestants needed for catfish beauty queen contest
DES ALLEMANDS – Contestants are needed for the Louisiana Catfish Junior Queen contest and is open to girls ages 11-13. A sign up meeting will be held April 16 from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center at St. Gerturde Church. For information, call Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262 or Lydia Dempster at 985-785-0289.
Church seeks kids to sing in its youth choir
DES ALLEMANDS – St. Gertrude Catholic Church is seeking youth to participate in a new youth choir. To join, call the rectory at 985-758-7591.
Elementary school holds annual Cajun open house
PARADIS – R.J. Vial Elementary School will hold its annual Cajun open house April 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Games, music, Cajun dancing and a jambalaya cook-off will be featured. To participate in the cook-off, call Sara Price at 985-758-6699. The school is also in need of raffle donations.
Among the prizes are a DVD player, television, iPOD shuffle, ice chest, camping tent, sport balls, sport or event tickets, gift certificates and bicycles. To donate an item, call the school at 985-758-2771.
Youth gardening program
LULING – The St. Charles Parish County Agent’s Office of the LSU AgCenter will sponsor a junior master gardener training program to be conducted during the upcoming 2007-08 school year. An orientation meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 for 6 p.m. at at the St. Charles Parish County Agent’s Office.
Sacred Heart drama
NORCO – The Sacred Heart drama club is presenting Honk Jr. April 26 to 28 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are being sold at the school, or they can be bought at the door. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $3. For more information, call 985-764-9958.