Ascension Briefs for Jan. 10, 2013

Training session set for CASA volunteers

Child Advocacy Services is looking for volunteers for its Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

CASA volunteers serve as “the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect,” CASA recruiter Krisy McAdams said in a news release.

CASA training for Ascension Parish volunteers will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Child Advocacy Services office, 1026 E. Worthey Road, Suite C, Gonzales.

Interested volunteers must register for the training program by Wednesday.

Call (225) 647-2005 or email kmcadams@childadv.net.

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St. Elizabeth to hold health seminars

The Community Education Department of St. Elizabeth Hospital is offering a number of health-related presentations in January.

Seats are still available for the Breast Cancer Support Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the hospital’s Sister Vernola conference room. The American Cancer Society and the hospital started the monthly support group meetings for breast cancer patients and survivors to share experiences with others in similar situations, a hospital release says.

The hospital and the Grief Recovery Center are holding weekly Loss and Grief Education and Support meetings Jan. 17, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31. The free meetings start at 6 p.m. in the Sister Vernola conference room.

Dr. Michael Goodier will be discussing allergies and living with asthma during a Jan. 17 meeting in the Sister Linda Conference room. The presentation is set for 6 p.m.

Call (225) 621-2906.

Publisher to speak at GOP Roundtable

Scott McKay, publisher of the Internet political newspaper The Hayride, will be the featured speaker at the Ascension GOP Roundtable on Jan. 17 at Kamal’s Kafe, 13091 U.S. 61, Gonzales.

The meeting, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.

Cost for the buffet-style lunch is $15.

The Roundtable is open to the public and guests are welcome. Reservations are requested.

Call (225) 644-5728 or email ARWrUS@aol.com or postmaster@ascensiongop.org.

The ARW will collect non-perishable items for the St. Theresa Food Pantry.

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Jewelry designing program offered

Residents can design their own jewelry during a 6 p.m. Jan. 17 program at the Ascension Parish Library’s Dutchtown branch.

The session will include lessons in basic skills needed to make jewelry and a demonstration on how to use the tools key to jewelry making.

Everyone attending will be able to design and make a necklace, bracelet or set of earrings to take home.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Call (225) 673-8699. The program is free and open to the public.