Around Ascension for Dec. 14, 2012

It’s not too late to sign up to take part in the Donaldsonville Christmas parade on Dec. 22, organizer Darryl Hambrick said.

The parade will roll at 1 p.m. down Railroad Avenue in downtown Donaldsonville.

Tyree Neal, a Baton Rouge blues recording artist, will ride as the grand marshal.

Entry fee for the parade is $25, Hambrick said.

After the parade, Hambrick and the Street Legal Riders Motorcycle Club will hold “A Christmas to Remember” celebration in Louisiana Square. Booths for the event are $25.

To take part, call Hambrick at (225) 910-3302.

Library holds recipe swap

The Ascension Parish Library’s “Holiday Cookies and Coasters” program starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the library’s Donaldsonville branch.

Residents are invited to bring their favorite seasonal homemade goodies and exchange recipes. After snacking on the treats, visitors can create a holiday coaster.

To register, call (225) 473-8052.

Theater tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for Ascension Community Theatre’s 2013 productions of “Amadeus,” “Damn Yankees” and “Noises Off.”

Season tickets for the three plays are available at the theater’s box office through Monday and again Jan. 5 through Feb. 23.

Orders made before Jan. 31 will receive a discounted price.

To order tickets, which start at $45 each, call (225) 647-1230 or mail order form and check to 823 Felicity St., Gonzales, 70737.

Season and individual tickets may also be purchased online at

“Amadeus,” which tells the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is set to be staged March 7-10 and March 14-17.

“Damn Yankees” will be produced July 11 to July 14 and July 18 to July 21; and Michael Frayn’s comedy “Noises Off” is set for Nov. 7 to Nov. 10 and Nov. 14 to Nov. 17.

Hospital sets health classes

The Community Education Department of St. Elizabeth Hospital is offering health-related and community presentations in December.

Seats are still available for:

Loss and Grief Education and Support Meeting: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 20 and Dec. 27. The Grief Recovery Center will host the free meeting in the hospital’s Sister Vernola conference room.

Allergies and You: 6 p.m., Thursday, in the hospital’s Sister Vernola conference room. “Living Well with Asthma and Other Allergic Problems” will be led by a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians.

Call (225) 621-2906.

Class reunion planned

The St. Amant High School classes of 1982 and 1983 are holding a reunion Dec. 29 at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.

The party starts with a social at 6 p.m., followed by the dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be by United We Jam and the food will be catered by Mike Anderson’s Restaurant.

Cost is $50 per person.

Call (225) 647-6410 or email

Mail checks payable to STA Class of 82 to Jody Breaux DeLaune, 1310 Eva St., Gonzales, LA 70737.

Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, Deadline: Noon Wednesday.