Published 9:08 am Saturday, June 28, 2014


• St. Gertrude Catholic Church monthly dance, 8 p.m.-midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

• The Rotary Club of LaPlace Pups in the Park Charity Dog Walk, with proceeds benefiting the St. John Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parish Park on Hwy 51 LaPlace. Contact any Rotary Club member or Raj Pannu at 504-417-3282 for info.


The New Wine Christian Fellowship Church Family & Friends Day 2014 Worship Service and Celebration is at 10 am. There will be a Celebration following worship service with Family, Friends, Food, & Lots of Fun!


• St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgard will host an independence celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church on River Road. Refreshments will be sold, and   fireworks begin at 9 p.m. 

• Food, fun and fireworks will take place on both sides of the river in St. John the Baptist Parish from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The celebration on the east bank takes place at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 River Road in Reserve. The west bank celebration will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2361 River Road in Edgard.

• St. Charles Parish will hold its 24th annual Independence Day Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park, featuring a performance by Category 6, two patriotic balloon-twisting clowns, mini golf for the kids, food and more. The band is scheduled to begin at 6:20 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza to begin at 9 p.m.


An Independence Day Celebration open to the community is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. Hubert Parish Hall in Garyville. The fun includes food, drinks, raffle, bunco, pastalaya, bingo, washerboard tournament and a fireworks display starting at 8:45 p.m.

July 5

Beth Moncel, author of the popular food blog Budget Bytes will speak at 10 a.m. at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr. in Destrehan.

July 9

The River Region Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Beach Business & BBQ” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Belle Terre  Country Club for Speed Networking. How many new contacts can you make in 60 seconds? Don’t forget your business cards! There is a $20 fee for the event. Call 985-359-9777 for more information.

July 10

The Rising Star Baptist Church is hosting a community town hall meeting at 7 p.m. This is an “opportunity to positively dialogue with our elected officials as we discuss concerns and progress of our community”. 

July 11

A Public Hearing for discussion of future services offered by St. John Area Agency on Aging for senior residents of St. John the Baptist Parish will be presented at 1 p.m. at the Frank Lapeyrolerie Leola Montz Senior Activity Center.

July 13

St. Joan of Arc Church will install new pastor the Rev. Patrick Collum at 11:45 a.m. A welcome reception will follow in the Family Life Center.

July 14

• Popular local singer Blanch Newsome will perform at 10:30 a.m. the St. Charles Parish Library Hahnville Branch, 14996 River Road across from the St. Charles Parish courthouse.

• Popular local singer Blanch Newsome will perform at 12:30 p.m. the St. Charles Parish Library Norco Branch, 197 Good Hope St.