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K.C. Senior Citizen Events

St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council 8342 will host a jambalaya blood drive and sweet sale on October 14. Four-time jambalaya champion Byron Gautreau will cook sausage and pork jambalaya. $6 per plate. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Blood donors will receive a plate at no cost. The annual senior citizen banquet will be held October 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the St. John Activity Center behind the church. Come for door prizes, jambalaya, and music. The event is sponsored by the Gonzales Lion's Club and St. John the Evangelist Knights of Columbus Council 8342. Contact Delphin T. Russelburg 225-276-5117 if you wish to donate.

DDDC Dance Team Fundraiser

The DDDC Competition Dance Team is hosting a huge multi-family garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The location is 43469 Cannon Road, Gonzales, La. 70737. One day only! Opens 8 a.m.-till No early birds! Clothing, furniture items, bric-a-brac, household goods, and novelty items featured. Contact Jacquee Williams 225-229-9591 (#2322) for more info.

4-H Fundraiser

Sweet potatoes and peeled pecans! To order, contact an Ascension Parish 4-H'er or the Ascension Parish 4-H Office at 225-621-5799. All proceeds will benefit the Ascension Parish 4-H Foundation to increase scholarships and programs. Orders are due October 24, 2018. Pickup will be at the 4-H Office, Lamar Dixon on November 7-8 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sweet Potatoes: 10-pound box $12, 40-pound box $25; Peeled Pecans: 3-pound box $30.

River City Jazz

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition are proud to open the second decade of the nationally renowned jazz concert series in Baton Rouge with featured artists John Scofield’s Combo 66. John Scofield’s Combo 66 opens this year’s season at the Manship Theatre on October 4, 2018 presented by Essential Federal Credit Union. Tickets to River City Jazz Masters shows can be purchased at the box office at the Manship Theatre or online at manshiptheatre.org.

Candidate Forum

Four Republican Women clubs will sponsor a Secretary of State Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 4th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. All Republican SOS Candidates have responded in the affirmative. Sponsoring clubs are: Republican Women of Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish Republican Women, East Baton Rouge Republican Women and Ascension Republican Women. Admission is free of charge and there will be a silent auction and complimentary wine and cheese in the lobby before the candidates speak. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. RSVP: ARWrUS@aol.com.

Relay for Life

Save the Date! American Cancer Society Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be held March 23, 2019 3 p.m. till 10 p.m. at Cabela's. For more information or to register go to relayforlife.org/ascension or cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

Loss and Grief Education

If you have experienced loss of any kind, join the support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help you through the grieving process. Meets Every Thursday. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Sr. Linda Conference Room, St. Elizabeth's. Free – no registration required.

Summer Dean's List

Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce Ashley Fluence, a Psychology major from Gonzales, La. has been named to the Upper Iowa University Summer 2018 Dean's List. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Henry Turner, Jr. Day

Henry Turner, Jr. Day will hold a VIP Pre-party at Henry Turner, Jr.’s Listening Room Heritage Museum on Thursday, October 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $25 per person and include a Louisiana Buffet and photo opportunities with the talent. The venue is located at 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge, La. 70802. For additional information please log to on to www.htjday.com or call 225-802-9681.

Al-Anon Meeting

If you are bothered by someone's drinking, Al-Anon Groups may be able to help. We are a fellowship of men, and women who share our experience, strength and hope in order to solve our common problems. Meets every Tuesday. 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sr. Linda Conference Room, St. Elizabeth's Free - Call 225-924-0029 for more information.

Repticon Gonzales

On October 27-28 this family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach. Throughout the event there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology. The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from our website at http://repticon.com/louisiana/baton-rouge/.

Annual Health Fair/Expo

Capital Area Agency on Aging (CAAA) will host their annual health fair/expo on October 25 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Over 850 seniors from over 13 parishes attended the event last year. Do you have a service or product you want seniors to be aware of? Openings are available for exhibitors and sponsors. Visit http://www.capitalaaa.org/annual-health-fair-expo/ for information.

Mommy and Me

New time of 4 p.m. Join us for our LAST Mommy & Me event! Wear your favorite costume and join us at Tanger Outlets Gonzales on the Tuesday, October 9, for an afternoon of family fun! Our FREE October event will be hosted near Shopper Services Suite 299, next to J. Crew, on Tuesday, October 9, from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Look for the Tanger Tent! This month's activity will feature a safety presentation and up-close vehicle visit hosted by our local police and fire department. Receive a free community helper coloring book, decorate a pumpkin and visit select stores to receive an early trick-or-treat candy or sticker surprise. Take a picture with a popular super hero and princess. An amazing balloon artist will be on site to delight you as well!

BOO and the Badge

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office presents BOO and the Badge on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hickley M. Waguespack Center, 1201 Maginnis Street, Donaldsonville, La. We will have lots of fun activities, a spooky haunted house, a sheriff's office display, and lots and lots of CANDY! For more info or to become a vendor please call 225-621-8653.

Dutchtown Golf Fundraiser

The cheerleaders of Dutchtown High School announce they will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser at Santa Maria Golf Course on Monday October 15, 2018. The junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders will be raising money for their upcoming trip to The High School Cheerleading Championships in ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. Cheerleaders are seeking local business and community members to sponsor and play in their first ever golf tournament. Players will experience a fun event with plenty of freebies and prizes. There are fun games plan to make your day of golf a great experience. Sponsors will be welcomed to get involved with tournament. With opportunity to come on tournament day and have some fun with the golfers. For more information and to register please email DTHScheerGOLF@gmail.com or call Jimbo Gravois at 225-744-3777.

(Free)dom Dental Services

Dr. Louis LeFebvre at Main Street Dental Care in Gonzales, La. is participating in Freedom Day USA on October 11. This day is designed to honor and help our military by offering free dental services to current and retired military personnel, as well as their immediate family. In addition to offering our services we are asking businesses around our community to donate items (i.e. gift cards, items for raffles, food/drink to enjoy in office while waiting) to make this a great experience for the patients. Any help we can get to spread word on this event would be greatly appreciated. Contact Sandy D. for more info 225-473-7766.

Fitness for Boobs

CareSouth is a partner with American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. In recognition of October as breast cancer awareness month, we will be hosting a community event in Donaldsonville. The event, Fitness for Boobs, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on October 13, 2018 at the Lemann Memorial Donaldsonville Community Center.

Rosary March

A Rosary March will be held Sunday, October 7 starting at 5 p.m. in Donaldsonville. The march will start at Crescent Park and end at Ascension of Our Lord church with prayers and benediction.

Acadian Art Show

The Iberville Parish Library presents its forty-eighth annual Acadian Art Show at the “J. Allan Nadler” Main Library Branch at 24605 J. G. Berret Blvd. in Plaquemine, Louisiana. The public is invited to attend the reception honoring the artists at the Main Library in the meeting room on Sunday, October 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free to attend. Awards will be announced at 3 p.m. The art work will be on display at the Main Library during open hours from Thursday, October 11, 2018 through Saturday, October 20, 2018. For additional information, please call the Iberville Parish Library at 225-687-4397/687-2520 or email at rshoun@myipl.org.

Local Governor's Appointment

Colleen Broussard Perry, of Gonzales, was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Perry is a former contract specialist with the Department of Defense.

Poche Plantation Festival

The Fifth Annual, Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on the historic grounds of the nationally registered Poche Plantation along River Road in Plantation Country. Two full days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking and $5 entrance. Event Location: 6554 LA-Highway 44 Convent, La. 70723. October 20-21, 2018. For more info visit www.PochePlantationArtsandCrafts.com or call 225-715-9510.

Teacher Donation

During the 2018-19 school year, TJ Ribs on Siegen Lane is celebrating the dedicated men and women who commit themselves to helping nurture our children by being teachers. This October, TJ Ribs is giving away $1,000 dollars to a teacher from our community. Visit TJ Ribs - Siegen Lane’s Facebook page starting October 1 to nominate and vote for the teacher in your community who deserves recognition. The teacher with the most online votes will be awarded $1,000!

Your Feelings Matter

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month don't face it alone! We're stronger together! On October 28, 2018 from 2-6:30 p.m. enjoy dinner, music, pampering, makeovers, and fun photo ops! Door prizes, love, and more! All family members welcome. Seating is limited and advance purchase is recommended $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Event will be held at The Crystal Chateau, 36501 Mission Street, Prairieville, La. 70769. Call Maria 225-348-4549 or Angella 225-264-1729 for tickets.

Family Spook Night

The Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter 4-H Staff is hosting its annual Family Spook Night. The public is invited to attend. Spook Night will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at the LSU AgCenter Complex (4-H Office) located at 119 Robin Street in Napoleonville. The time will be from 6-8:00 p.m. We will have lots of food, games, and fun for the whole family. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enter our costume contest. The cost is $1.00 and a bag of candy for all students. Children under 2 and adults get in free. All candy will be used for the students to trick or treat at the end of the night. If you have any questions please contact the 4-H office at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.