Around Ascension for Aug. 21, 2014

Treasures of the Arc, a resale shop operated by Community Opportunities — The Arc of East Ascension, has announced new hours of operation.

The shop, at 108 E. Ascension St., Gonzales, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

The agency provides services and support for people with disabilities.

For more information, visit http://coeathearc.com.

Personal health seminar to be hosted at libraries

Ascension Parish Library is hosting a series of health education seminars starting in September at its Dutchtown and Gonzales branches.

“Personal Health Information: How to Access, Manage and Protect It,” will be the first in a series of health education seminars sponsored by St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Charla Johnson, with Community and Provider Education at St. Elizabeth Hospital, will lead the discussion for the seminars at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Gonzales library and Sept. 18 at the Dutchtown branch.

The series will include of a variety of public health seminars designed to help educate and inspire people to be more proactive about their health and the health of the community, a news release from the library said.

The seminar will explore how to manage and understand personal health records in order to make informed health decisions.

A representative from the library will discuss health-related library resources available to the community.

For more information or to register, call (225) 647-3955 in Gonzales and (225) 673-8699 in Dutchtown.

Trooper visits the library to discuss safety issues

A Louisiana state trooper is visiting Ascension Parish libraries in September to discuss several safety issues.

Louisiana State Trooper Jared Sandifer will speak Sept. 8 in Donaldsonville, Sept. 17 in Gonzales, Sept. 22 in Galvez and Sept. 25 in Dutchtown. All programs will take place at 6:30 p.m.

The program is designed for children ages 4 to 8, but everyone is welcome, a news release from the library said.

For information, call the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052, Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, Galvez at (225) 622-3339 or Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, ascension@theadvocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.