Ascension Parish calendar for April 4, 2013

THURSDAY

BOOK CLUB: Noon, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Discussion on “Olive Kitteridge.”

BOOK CLUB:, 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library , Galvez. Discussion on “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” by Tracy Chevalier.

BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Discussion on “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things,” by Randy O. Frost.

BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Discussion on “Gold Coast” by Nelson DeMille.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Public Safety Center, 13192 U.S. 61, Gonzales. National Night Out is an annual event held across the country involving police departments, civic groups, community organizations, local governments, and other law enforcement agencies. Sponsored by Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Free jambalaya and cold drinks will be served. Friday

PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP: 6:30 p.m., Hopeful Triumph Baptist Church, Hillaryville. A program supporting the fight against breast cancer. For more information call Dawn Scott at (225) 257-4757.

COMEDY NIGHT: 9 p.m., Brew-Bachers Grill, Gonzales. Benefit for the Ascension Parish Emergency Mutual Aid Association, with part of the proceeds donated to the Ascension Fire House. Hosted by Jeff “The Mad Man” Michaels from inside Sports TV and headlined by comedian Jeff Pirrami, who has performed in Las Vegas and at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call (225) 313-5350 or go to Riverside Barbershop, 918 N. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

LIGHT LANE FESTIVAL: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Mark Catholic Church, 42021 La. 621, Gonzales. Food, rides, games and auctions.

SATURDAY

ALEXIS ANGEL SALE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 14340 Villar Road, Gonzales. Benefit for Donate Life Louisiana to promote organ donor awareness. Plants, art, crafts, jambalaya and garden sale items will be on sale. United Blood Services will be on site from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for blood donations. Jambalaya is $5 a plant and will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. go to http://www.AlexisAngelSale.com Held in memory of Alexis Cole Porta.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL COLLECTION DAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Ascension parish residents can drop of household hazardous materials. Call (225) 6215730.

RECYCLING ROAD SHOW: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot to collect a variety of recyclable items. Call (225) 621-5722, or visit http://www.ascensionparish.net.

COMEDY NIGHT: 9 p.m., Brew-Bachers Grill, Gonzales. Benefit for the Ascension Parish Emergency Mutual Aid Association, with part of the proceeds donated to the Ascension Fire House. Hosted by Jeff “The Mad Man” Michaels from inside Sports TV and headlined by comedian Jeff Pirrami, who has performed in Las Vegas and at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call (225) 313-5350 or go to Riverside Barbershop, 918 N. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

MONDAY

SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING:, By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Ascension Parish Library offers free small business consulting on the second Monday of each month at the library, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. Residents wanting to start or improve a small business receive a private, two-hour consultation designed to provide professional help in areas of business planning, financing, marketing and accounting. Provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University–Baton Rouge and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.

TUESDAY

INTERNET BASICS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

PAINTING FOR TOTS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. The library will supply paint, paper, paint brushes and sponges for toddlers to create art pieces. For children ages 18-months to 3. Call, Ascension Parish Library at (225) 622-3339.

PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown. Attend in your pajamas for stories, songs and a craft project. The theme for April is Spring. Children attending get cupcake liners, craft sticks, buttons, construction paper, and more to make your own 3D flower art. For more information, call the library in Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052, in Galvez at (225) 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

WEDNESDAY

SCORE: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Free small business counseling and mentoring. Ascension Parish Library and SCORE-Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling for new business start-ups and mentoring or existing businesses. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 381-7130 or (877) 381-7130.

SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING:, By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Ascension Parish Library offers free small business consulting on the second Monday of each month at the library, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. Residents wanting to start or improve a small business receive a private, two-hour consultation designed to provide professional help in areas of business planning, financing, marketing and accounting. Provided by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University–Baton Rouge and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.

APRIL 11

GET CRAZY WITH QUELF: 4:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Have you ever balanced a shoe on your head? How long can you go without blinking? Have you ever wanted to sit underneath the kitchen table? If you’re a fan of randomness and a lover of board games, then you should Get Crazy with Quelf! When you play Quelf, there are no right or wrong answers. The point of the game is to be a little bit creative and a little bit zany. The program is open to all teens in grades 6 and above. Call (225) 673-8699.

PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez and Gonzales.