Ascension Parish calendar for Sept. 5, 2013

THURSDAY

  • BUSINESS EXPO: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Trademart building. Area businesses host information and product booths. Admission is $5.
  • DEPOT GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Depot Gallery, 1008 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Meet the River Region Art Association artists with works on display. Musical entertainment.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF: 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room. An education and support meeting for people who have lost a loved one. Hosted by Grief Recovery Center. Free. Registration preferred. Call (225) 621-2906.

BOOK CLUB: NOON, ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, DONALDSONVILLE.

BOOK CLUB: 6:30 P.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, GALVEZ.

BOOK CLUB: 6:30 P.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, DUTCHTOWN.

BOOK CLUB: 6:30, ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, GALVEZ.

FRIDAY

  • A NIGHT FOR KING ARTHUR: 9 p.m., Grace’s Lounge, 43435 Weber City Road, St. Amant. Benefit dance to pay for medical expenses of Arthur Hardy, who had back surgery. Lil’ Bit Meaux to play. Admission is $5.

SATURDAY

  • ACT PRACTICE TEST: 9 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • GRANDPARENTS DAY MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT: 9 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, all branches. Youth craft program.
  • RECYCLING ROAD SHOW: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. Residents can recycle paper, plastics and aluminum. For more information, call Don Hysell, Ascension parish environmental manager, (225) 450-1308, or visitascensionparish.net.

MONDAY

  • LSBDC SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Free small-business consulting for 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. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.

TUESDAY

  • BOARD GAME NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Adult program.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown branches. Preschool program.
  • SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: 6 p.m., Geismar Community Center, 12060 La. 73. Hosted by Community Sisterhood and taught by Gonzales Chief of Police Sherman Jackson.

WEDNESDAY

  • LSBDC SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Free small-business consulting for 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. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.
  • ASK THE DOCTOR: 11 a.m., Gonzales Senior Center, 526 S. Irma Blvd. Dr. Mohammed Saeed, a gerontologist, will talk. Call (225) 621-5750.

SEPT. 12

  • SCORE: By appointment, Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Free small-business counseling and mentoring. Call (225) 381-7130 for an appointment.
  • HUNGER GAMES TRAINING SESSION: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. The library will host its own version of The Hunger Games with training sessions and crafts days for teens. For more information, call the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at (225) 647-3955; Donaldsonville, (225) 473-8052;, Galvez, (225) 622-3339, or Dutchtown (225) 673-8699.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez and Gonzales.