Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday



Join Mayor Barney Arceneaux for his annual “Prayer Breakfast” Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Gonzales Civic Center, Irma Boulevard. Guest speaker will be Scott Angell, Interim Lt. Governor. His speech will focus on faith, hope and resilience.

Breakfast will be served from 7-7:30 a.m. and program begins at 7:30. The event is $5 per person. For tickets, reservations or information, call Donna Duplessis.


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday

Join Mayor Barney Arceneaux for his annual “Prayer Breakfast” Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Gonzales Civic Center, Irma Boulevard. Guest speaker will be Scott Angell, Interim Lt. Governor. His speech will focus on faith, hope and resilience.
Breakfast will be served from 7-7:30 a.m. and program begins at 7:30. The event is $5 per person. For tickets, reservations or information, call Donna Duplessis.

Titon’s Football and Cheerleader Jambalaya Fundraiser

The Titon’s Football and Cheerleader Jambalaya Fundraiser will be Sunday, Nov. 7, from 2-4 p.m. The jambalaya plate will also include a salad and bread. The event will take place at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, pass main entrance go right behind gravel road and grass area.
For tickets, call Gary Babin at 225-290-3151. Orders of 5 plates or more will be delivered.

Church to celebrate 5th anniversary

Apostolics of Ascension will be celebrating Pastor and Sister Henderson’s 5 year anniversary at the church Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Rev. Tommy Russell will be preaching and Rev. John Clardy will be singing. The public is invited. The church is located at 9542 Hwy. 936 in St. Amant.
    
Ascensions Producers Chapter of BNI meets

The Ascensions Producers Chapter of BNI meets every Tuesday at Las Palmas on Airline Highway in Prairieville. Meetings begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation, call Tommy Joyce, president at 225-313-3258 or Nan Riffe, vice-president at 225-644-8005. Visit the website for more information at www.ascensionproducers.com.

Bingo workers needed

Bingo workers are needed for only 5-6 hours a week working with a group of people running the Epilepsy Foundation at Bingo Magic in Baker. Games are held 2-3 times a week and they need one more person to work as a part of a team at the hall. Will be assisting with selling of bingo paper, pull tabs and will be trained to call the games.
If interested, contact Dotty via email at: dotty@epilepsylouisiana.org

Fried Fish Dinners Benefit

A “Fried Fish Dinners Benefit” will take place Saturday Nov. 6, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Victory Temple Church, 41200 Hwy. 933, Prairieville. The benefit is being held for kidney transplant victim Johnny Norman. The fish dinner will also include smothered potatoes, cole slaw and bread for $6. Orders of 5 plates or more will be delivered upon request.
For more information, call Mary Ann Brouillette at 225-572-8381 or Estine Joe Rusk at 225-241-9930.

COEA The Arc of East Ascension

COEA The Arc of East Ascension is now offering: Center Based Respite to individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, call 225-621-2000 ask for Ascension Center Based Respite. Adult Day Health Care to elderly individuals who are functionally impaired. For more information, call 225-621-2000 ask for Ascension Elder Care Center.

Galvez Storytimes Canceled

Due to Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Toddler and Preschool Storytimes at Ascension Parish Library in Galvez will not occur that day only as the library serves as a polling place. Families are invited to attend storytimes at any other location that week. Please call Ascension Parish Library in Galvez at 622-3339 if you have any questions.

American Legion Wednesday bingo

The American Legion Post 81, 421 E. City, Gonzales, holds bingo every Wednesday night. Everyone is welcome. Children are welcome, but must buy at least a $5 book.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and b ingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

Fall Decor fundraiser

We Are The Difference, Inc. is holding a Fall Decor fundraiser. The non-profit organization will come to your home or business and decorate your entryway for fall for a donation of $30. To schedule a time to have your area decorated contact Rhonda Harrell at 687-2029.

LeBlanc's Wine Extravaganza

Like to try new wines? Come join in at Elegant Affairs in Gonzales  Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the 3rd Annual Holiday Wine Extravaganza. The event is benefiting the M. Paul and Janice LeBlanc Scholarship Fund.
Republic National will provide 60-plus of this season’s best wines. Come try wines from Riesling to Syrah, Australia to Oregon, and everything in between. In addition, LeBlanc’s Food Store Deli and Bakery will provide some of the best food this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. One of the winning recipes from the world famous Gonzales Jambalaya Festival, Jody Elisar’s jambalaya, will be there as well.
Not enough for you? How about fresh rolled Sushi? Yep – it’ll be there. Still need more? We’ll throw in a three-piece jazz band, art from the River Road Art Association, live auction for a custom in-home wine tasting withLeBlanc’s  wine specialist, a preview of some holiday liqueurs, a selection of beers from Crescent Crown, and a preview of some of this year’s liquor gift sets. All for only $20 per person.
Tickets can be purchased at all LeBlanc’s  locations or at the door.

Coffee & Art Saturday

Stop and sip a cup of coffee at the Prairieville Community Coffee House on Airline Hwy and enjoy the River Region artist in residence for the day.  Gaynell Nelson will be displaying her functional pottery on Saturday, Oct 30, from 9a.m.-1 p.m.  
A wall exhibit of two dimensional art by River Region Artists is also hanging at CC's for your viewing  pleasure.  In addition, the River Region Art Center in Gonzales will  be open on Oct 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a full exhibit of two and three-dimensional art by local artists.

Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast Saturday

Gautreau-Williams Ameri-can Legion Post 81 will again sponsor a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast Oct. 30 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Post 81 Home on Park Street, Gonzales. The breakfast is open to all local veterans and their families.
If interested in becoming a part of the American Legion, bring along a copy of your DD-214. For more information, contact Post 81 at 644-1978 Monday, Wednesday or Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Festival of Festivals seeks volunteer help

When Ascension Parish hosts the state’s first Festival of Festivals celebrating the best of Louisiana all in one place, it will take a lot of volunteer help to keep the huge event humming smoothly.
The Festival, scheduled from Nov. 11-14, will be a great event for the area, and volunteering gives everyone the opportunity to help.
Festival of Festivals coordinators are seeking volunteers to assist for 2-hour shifts throughout the weekend.
If you are interested, contact Kelly Swarm at 225-677-8902 for more information.

Weekend VFW Post 3693 bingo

VFW Post 3693 offers bingo every Friday and Saturday. Everyone is welcome. Children six years and older are welcome, but must buy at least a $5 book.
Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana Main to Main Avenue Evening Stroll

The Donaldsonville Downtown Development District will host its 3rd Annual Louisiana Main to Main Avenue Evening Stroll on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 6-9 p.m. 
Participants are invited to take a stroll through history on Railroad Avenue as sights and sounds from the past are revived. Visitors will be entertained by musicians and actors in period costume. The businesses along Railroad Avenue will remain open late and host area artists and their artwork. A horse-drawn carriage will be available to conduct guests up and down the Avenue. 
Louisiana Main to Main is a program of Louisiana Main Street and is sponsored by grants from the Office of the Lt. Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and the National Park Service Preserve America. 
For more information you may visit www.donaldsonvilleddd.org or call 225-323-2555.

Craft Booths available

Craft Booths are available for the Second Annual, St. Joseph Catholic Church "Winter Wonderland" Food Festival, A Taste of French Settlement, on Dec. 5, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The rental fee for the day is $20. 
If interested, call Jinx Berthelot at 225-243-7980, or call the Church at 225-698-3110.

Bullying Workshop Wednesday

The Ascension Parish Autism Support Group Meeting is hosting a “Free” workshop for parents, caregivers, and professionals about Bullying in Schools. The date will be Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Ascension Parish Library - Galvez Branch, 40300 Hiwy. 42, Prairieville. Presenter will be Robin Clark from Louisiana Promise. This workshop is funded by a grant from the State Department of Education. Lunch provided but no daycare is available. Lunch will be sponsored by the Ascension Parish Autism Support Group. Workshop will take place of the support group meeting.
For more information, call 225-216-7474 to register or email cchesterfied@fhfgbr.org
Last support group meeting for the year will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch provided and children are welcome.

Quilt Guild meet every Thursday

The Cajun Country Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon at First Baptist Church on Burnside in Gonzales.

Seeking Volunteers
 
Volunteers are needed at the newly opened Ochsner Health Center – Prairieville at 16220 Airline Hwy. to assist with a variety of duties during clinic hours. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact LaMarylis Newman, volunteer services manager, at 225-755-4986.
Ochsner Health Center – Prairieville is a 10,200 square foot facility featuring 18 exam rooms, laboratory services and imaging services. Physicians offer primary care services including pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine.

Center Based Respite offered

COEA The Arc of East Ascension is now offering: Center Based Respite to individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, call 225-621-2000 ask for Ascension Center Based Respite. Adult Day Health Care to elderly individuals who are functionally impaired. For more information, call 225-621-2000 ask for Ascension Elder Care Center.

Donor's Choose

Teachers around Ascension Parish Schools are writing grants for supplies, materials and equipment to help enrich classroom instruction. They are using the site www.donorschoose.org. Donor's choose is a non-profit that connects public school teachers with people who want to support classroom learning.
Anyone or any business can log-in and make a donation to help fund a teacher's grant.

TOPS LA 422 meet every Thursday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly LA 422 Prairieville meets on Thursday evenings. Private TOPS weigh-ins are from 5:30-6 p.m. and meetings are from 6-7 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. To find out more information about TOPS, call 647-2606.

Free HIV testing

Face to Face Enrichment Center offers free HIV testing. No blood and no needles. Results are ready in 20 minutes. To schedule your appointment, call 225-644-9992.
Face to Face Enrichment Center introduces Project Connections. The project allows clients and the general community to research Internet-based health information through the National Library of Medicine. Whether you need information about Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Cancer, etc., Project Connections is for you. Call 225-644-9992 to schedule your research time.
Face to Face Enrichment Center is a Louisiana Medicaid Program Certified Application Center. Applications are taken from women, children, and senior citizens Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact the office at 225-644-9992.

Free screenings offered

The Parish of Ascension offers free blood pressure and glucose screening every Friday from 8-10 a.m. at the Ascension Parish Health Unit, 1024 S.E. Ascension Complex Blvd., Gonzales, across from Courthouse East off Worthey Road. For more information, call 225-644-4582.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• Nov. 1 – Blood Pressure Checks, Cannon Hospice, Gonzales 10:30 a.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m.; Beading Class, Gonzales 9 a.m.
• Nov. 2 – Pilates, Gonzales 9 a.m.; Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1 p.m.; Gonzales Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day.
• Nov. 3 – Brown’s Hearing, Gonzales from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m.; and Beading Class, Gonzales 9 a.m.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at lifestyles@weeklycitizen.com, call 225-644-6397, fax 225-644-2069 or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA 70737