Around Ascension for Feb. 1, 2013

By David J. Mitchell, Darlene Denstorff and Bret H. McCormick

Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU --  David Mitchell, Darlene Denstorff, and Bret McCormick, from left, at The Advocate's River Parishes Bureau in Gonzales on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.  1/17/13 MAGS OUT/INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ ADAM LAU
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The monthly Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville.

Residents can drop off newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paperback books, mail, colored paper, envelopes, milk and juice cartons, cardboard, aluminum, tin or bimetal cans and metal lids and No. 1 through No. 7 plastic containers.

Parish resident Ann Shaneyfelt, a Recycling Road Show volunteer for several years and communications coordinator with the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition, said anyone interested in volunteering in the recycling effort and other environmental events may email her at ann@ascensionforward.org.

For more information about the Recycling Road Show, call (225) 621-5753.

Soccer registration begins

Registration is under way for Upward Soccer 2013 at The Rock Church, 42080 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales.

Boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade can register through Feb. 10 for the program.

The fee is $80 per child.

To register, log onto http://www.visittherock.com or drop by the church office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

For more information, call Tony Alise at (225) 763-1860.

Civil rights film viewing

The Ascension Parish Library is planning a viewing of “Taking a Seat for Justice: The 1960 Baton Rouge Sit-Ins” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at its Dutchtown branch.

The 60-minute film documents the historic actions of 16 former Southern University students that prompted one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first decisions on sit-ins in protest of racial discrimination, a news release states.

The video was written and produced by Rachel Emanuel, of the SU Law Center, and includes audio recordings, video footage and interviews with the sit-in participants and Felton G. Clark, the president of Southern University from 1938-1969.

Call (225) 673-8699.

COA series continues

The Ascension Parish Council on Aging and Gonzales Senior Center continue the popular “Ask The Doctor” series this month featuring a St. Elizabeth physician.

Dr. Bernard Brach will talk about pulmonary disease at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gonzales Senior Center, 526 S. Irma Blvd.

Cystic fibrosis fundraiser

It’s not too late to register for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides: A Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis on Feb. 16 in Jambalaya Park.

The event raises money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis, a genetic, life-threatening respiratory and digestive disease, said walk Chairwoman Cathy Waggenspack-Landry.

For more information, go to http://www.cff.org.

Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, ascension@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Wednesday.