Community Calendar

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 21, 2001


Free art classes for St. Charles Parish senior citizens, age 60 and up, are from noon to 3 p.m. at the New Sarpy Senior Citizen Center. The class is taught by local artist and member of the Le Petit Art Guild Edie Corso. Supplies are furnished by St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department. Call Lois Eugene at 764-2412 to join. The LaPlace Duplicate Bridge Club holds a bridge game at 7 p.m. at the LaPlace Holiday Inn. The game is open to the public. A cancer support group for patients, friends and family who are dealing with cancer or have lost someone to cancer meets from 6-7 p.m. at River Parishes Hospital. Anyone interested in attending the group should call Stephanie Blayre at 651-1592.
The I Love to Read book drive
is taking place at St. John Parish Library branches. Unwanted childrens and adults books are being collected to distribute to those in need in the community. This program is sponsored by the River Net Digest 653-9423. FEB. 22
Krewe of Des Allemands parade weekly meeting
begins at 7:30 p.m. at Badeauxs Restaurant in Des Allemands. For information call Brenda Folse at 758-2161 or Becky at 758-2780. Seniors and Lawmen Together (S.A.L.T.) meeting is at 2 p.m. at the St. John Council on Aging building in LaPlace. An exercise class is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at New Sarpy Senior Citizen Activity Center, 150 Trosclair Drive, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at The Fitness Center. For more information call 764-2412. FEB. 24
Our Lady of Grace Saturday night bingo
begins at 7:30 p.m. in the school gym. Riverlands SPCA adoptions are taking place at PetsMart, 8660 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FEB. 25
LaPlace VFW Post 3337 and ladies auxiliary open house
begins at 10 a.m. at its hall, located at 205 W. Fifth Street in LaPlace. Food and beverages will be available. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to cancer aid and research. (Cooking will not be allowed in the VFW parking lot during the Krewe of Du Monde parade.) For information, call VFW auxiliary cancer chairman Larix Firmin at 652-7914. Riverlands SPCA adoptions are taking place at PetsMart, 8660 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FEB. 26
Monday night bingo
is at 7:30 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall, 205 W. Fifth St. in LaPlace. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for anyone who is struggling with co-dependency, alcohol and substance abuse, sexual addiction, eating disorders, gambling, etc., is from 7-9 p.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church, 4224 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The group offers support, confidentiality and anonymity. For more information call the church at 467-3257 or 785-8384. Monday Night Disciples meet at 7 p.m. at Ascension of Our Lord School library, 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. For more information call Artie Sandman at 652-5507, Mike Abbate at 652-5041 or Sonny Specht at 652-5509. A Bible basics course, for adults in their 20s and 30s, is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center, St. Joan of Arc Church, in LaPlace. For further information, call Shannon Jaubert at 652-7625. Alzheimers support group meeting, for those who care for persons suffering from the disease, meets at 1 p.m. at Evangeline of Ormond, 22 Plantation Road, Destrehan. FEB. 27
The Krewe Save De Children parade
will roll through Lutcher beginning at 1 p.m. This years theme is “A Stroll Down Story Lane.” Genealogical research takes place from 1:30-4 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Library in LaPlace. Volunteers will be on hand to assist researchers. Call 652-6266 for more information. VFW 3750 bingo begins at 7 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall in Luling. An exercise class is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Norco Senior Citizen Activity Center, 149 Apple St., and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at The Fitness Center. For more information call 764-7025. The German Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the St. John the Baptist Parish Library, LaPlace.