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.