- LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m., Sister Vernola conference room. Program continues May 17, May 24 and May 31. The event is free; registration is preferred. Call (225) 621-2906.
- YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL CLUB SUMMER REGISTRATION: Registration information at Donaldsonville and Gonzales city hall during regular business hours through May 31. The Hope Youth Development program is for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 and the fee is $35. The club also is looking for cheerleaders. Donaldsonville group will play on Saturday mornings and Gonzales teams will play on Saturday afternoons. Adults wanting to play in Donaldsonville can call for more information. Call Director Mark Peters at (225) 647-3927.
- GREAT SOUTHERN RALLY: Noon to 10 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Motorcycle rally, music and vendor booths. Continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and again on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For schedule of events, go to http://www.greatsouthernrally.com.
- PITCH, HIT AND RUN: 11:30 a.m., Lowery Middle School, Donaldsonville. Aquafina’s 2012 local competition for boys and girls. For more information, call Mark Peters, executive director of Hope Youth Development, (225) 647-3927.
- HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Ascension Parish government will be collecting household hazardous materials from Ascension Parish residents. Materials to be accepted include a limit of five automobile tires; car and golf cart batteries; cellphones and batteries; electronic equipment; fluorescent bulbs; gasoline, oil, antifreeze; home and garden chemicals; household batteries; ink and toner cartridges; latex and oil-based paints; thinners, varnishes; scrap metal in small quantities; rechargeable batteries; televisions; small propane tanks; and appliances for scrap metal. They also will accept telephone systems; video cameras and DVRs; computer accessories; Xboxes, PlayStations and Nintendo Wii ; fax machines, monitors and printers. For more information, call Terance Irvin at (225) 621-5722.
- SAVING WITH COUPONS: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library’s Donaldsonville branch. Maggie Howest will talk about saving money with coupons. Registration is required. Call (225) 473-8052 to reserve a seat.
- May 17
- BEADED BAREFOOT SANDAL CLASS: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch on La. 42. Learn how to make beaded barefoot sandals. Registration is required. Call the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at (225) 622-3339.