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Mom & Me Craft Time: Flowers, Vases

Show mom how much you care about her by spending some quality time together at Ascension Parish Library! During Mom & Me Craft Time, moms and tweens will create fun, small floral arrangements using silk flowers, small vases and acrylic water. Mom & Me Craft Time is open to tweens and teens, grades 4 and up, and their moms. This program will take place on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in Gonzales, on Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in Dutchtown, on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in Donaldsonville, and on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in Galvez. For more information on this program, please contact the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Galvez at 622-3339, or in Dutchtown at 673-8699. For a list of all events visit www.myapl.org.

Walk With a Nurse

Come learn the 100 reasons why we should walk. Open walking group Mondays from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Meet in the lobby of the Ascension Parish Library (Gonzales Branch) for warm-up stretches and a health tip from a nurse. Walk at your own pace and distance. Meets every Monday. Gonzales Library lobby. 708 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales, La. FREE – No Registration Required. For a list of events hosted by St. Elizabeth Hospital visit steh.com.

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Samantha Hale of Prairieville, who is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at University of Louisiana at Monroe; And Arlyn Becnel of Prairieville, Hannah Fork of Geismar, Brant Templet of Prairieville, and Ashley Woodfield of Prairieville were initiated at Southeastern Louisiana University. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Arc of East Ascension Summer Camp

We are pleased to announce that we are having a summer camp for persons with Intellectual and development disabilities ages 7-22. If you desire for your child to attend and enjoy this camp, please contact Veranique Payton or stop by The Arc of East Ascension: 1122 S. E. Ascension Complex Blvd, Gonzales, La. and pick up a registration form. There is a onetime Registration fee of $45 that must be paid in order for your child to be registered and attend. The camp will operate at The Arc of East Ascension Respite Center (1212 South Purpera Rd). Camp will begin June 11, 2018 and end on July 20, 2018. Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Campers are asked to bring their lunch, but a.m. and p.m. snacks will be provided. The cost of the camp is $45/day or $225/week. **CAPITAL AREA has indicated possible funding maybe available for those that may need assistance. You will need to contact your support coordinator for more information and apply directly to them.

River Region Art Market

River Region Art Association holds its first Art and Craft market at it's new location at 320 East Ascension St. Suite C, Gonzales La. on Sat. April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and meet the artists! They'll have painting, photography, hand-painted furniture, jewelry, notecards and much more. Some of the artists will be demonstrating their work. All work is done by local artists. Stop by and ask about our summer classes. Gallery is open Wed-Sat 11-4:30 and Sun 12-4. Phone: 225-644-8496.

Assumption High Rodeo

The Assumption High FFA is hosting its seventh annual Rodeo at the Assumption Parish Ag Complex on April 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm. The rodeo is sanctioned by the Cajun Rodeo Association, produced by BAR-L Rodeo, and draws contestants in from across the south. Many of the cowboys and cowgirls will be competing against the clock in several events like bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, and break away roping. After Friday's events several of the contestants won't be able to rest long as they will help with the special needs rodeo Saturday morning. Many return to help and participate with children with special needs who are able to become cowboys and cowgirls for a day. The special needs rodeo is free and runs from 10:00 am to noon. Participants get to partake in activities such as dummy roping, stick-horse barrel racing, riding a bucking barrel, and riding a horse. There is also a petting zoo, coloring, and face painting. Proceeds from this family entertaining rodeo help the Assumption High School's FFA program. Friday and Saturdays rodeo events cost $10 for adults, $8 for students, and children 5 and younger get in free.