Ascension Parish calendar for Feb. 7, 2013

Thursday

Lap-sit Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.

Bilingual Storytime: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

Book Club: 12 p.m. Ascension Parish Library , Donaldsonville. Discussion on “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt.

An Evening with Celebrated Artist Alvin Batiste: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.

Book Club: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Discussion on “Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver.

Book Club: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Discussion on “Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China” by Jung Chang.

Loss and Grief Education and Support Meeting: 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room. A support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help residents through the grieving process. Free. Registration required. Call (225) 621-2906.

Monday

Small Business Consulting: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Potential small business owners can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections, marketing, licensing requirements and site selection. A partnership between the library and U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Department of Economic Development and Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 922-0998.

Discovering Email: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting: 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room. American Cancer Society and St. Elizabeth Hospital invite all breast cancer patients and survivors to participate in a new monthly support group. Free. Registration required. Call (225) 621-2906.

Tuesday

Ascension Parish Library: Closed for Mardi Gras holiday.

Parish Government offices: Closed for Mardi Gras holiday.

Wednesday

Small Business Consulting: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Potential small-business owners can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections, marketing, licensing requirements and site selection. A partnership between the library and U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Department of Economic Development and Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 922-0998.

SCORE: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Free small-business counseling and mentoring. Call (225) 381-7130 or (877) 381-7130.

Toddler Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown.

Feb. 14

Lap-sit Storytime: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.

Teen Writers’ Workshop: 4:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown.

Pajama Storytime: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez.

Loss and Grief Education and Support Meeting: 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room. A support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help residents through the grieving process. Free. Registration required. Call (225) 621-2906.

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