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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Party

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Party, from 1-3 p.m., on Nov. 13, at the Legion Hall. There will be bingo, prizes and refreshments.

Senior Recognition Program

The pastor officers and members of the First Pilgrim Calvary Missionary, Hwy. 73, Geismar, invite the public to their Senior Recognition Program Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Levon Jackson Sr. of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Head of Island.

Cottages for CASA playhouse raffle

Child Advocacy Services is selling tickets their 2012 Cottages for CASA playhouse raffle. Tickets are $10 and participants will have three chances to win a prize. There are two playhouses and one 7-day beach house in Destin, Fla. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased at: 1026 E. Worthey Road, Suite C, Gonzales. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800-798-1575 and using a credit card. The tickets will be pulled Nov. 16. See at under the "Cottages for CASA" tab for more details.

ACT Kids Christmas Show Auditions

Ascension Community Theatre will hold "Kids Christmas Show - A Christmas Carol" auditions.

• Auditions open to ages 6-16

• Actors 11+ are encouraged to learn a 1-2 min monologue.

• Approx. 60 cast and support roles available.

• Audition at Ascension Community Theatre, 823 Felicity St, Gonzales

• Sunday, Nov. 11 1-6pm

• Monday, Nov. 12 6-9pm

Directed by: Ami Clouatre Johnson

Show Run Dates are Dec. 13-16

ACT's annual Kids Christmas show is designed for kids to learn and grow in whatever place / role they feel most comfortable in theatre. Whether on stage or behind the scenes, running lights and sound or greeting our patrons as ushers, we guide our kids to fulfilling their role.

ACT Kids Can Act 2 strives to create an environment where our kids learn about themselves, theatre and build lasting friendships. We want Kids to have a fun and memorable Theater experience!

A Night of Praise and Thanksgiving

Many local guest soloists and psalmist will share an evening Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., at the Gonzales Civic Center. Among the guest will Hosea Redditt and Family, Konchette Bringier, Larry Smith, Stephanie Bland,

Evangelist Mary Brown and many more. Special Guest of the evening will be Pastor C. Maeco of Slaughter.

Admission is free of charge.

The event is sponsored by Visiion Productions Non-profit Organization.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Philippians Church Operation Hope Ministries is organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive this holiday season. All donations will help families celebrate a plentiful Thanksgiving.Food Donations (non-perishable items only) can be dropped off at the address below. Food Drop- Off Dates: Nov. 10 and Nov. 12. Time: Saturday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and Monday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Location: Philippians Church, 13353 Hwy. 44, Gonzales. Coordinator Contact: Jessica Cayette at (225) 439.4303

Craft booths available

Craft booths are available for the St. Joseph Catholic Church "Winter Wonderland" Food Festival, A Taste of French Settlement on Sun., Dec. 2. The booths are $25 each. The Church is located at 15710 La. Hwy. 16 French Settlement. For more information, call Sheila Aydell at (225) 931-4050 or the Church office at (225) 698-3110.

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 bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

Weekend Bingo

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

Located at 42430 Church Point Rd, Gonzales.

Cajun Country Quilt Guild

Cajun Country Quilt Guild, meets second Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Burnside. Visitors and new members invited. Call 647-2720, for more information.

School Raffle

Black Dragon Martial Arts is selling raffle tickets to help raise money for mats for the school and its Little Dragons Program. The prizes are great for the up-coming holiday season. Tickets are $3 each.

1st Place -$100 gift card to Walmart

2nd Place- $50 to

3rd Place- $30 to Outback Steakhouse

Drawing will be held on Dec. 12. Winners will be notified by phone.

Call (225) 571-2405 or (225) 715-7956.

Center Based Respite offered

COEA The Arc of East Ascension offers Center Based Respite to individuals with developmental disabilities. Call (225) 621-2000, ask for Ascension Center Based Respite.

Adult Day Health Care offered to elderly individuals who are functionally impaired. Call (225) 621-2000, ask for Ascension Elder Care Center.

TOPS LA 422 meet

Take Off Pounds Sensibly LA 422 Prairieville meets Thurs. evenings. Private TOPS weigh-ins, 5:30-6 p.m. and meeting, 6-7 p.m. Visitors welcome to attend first TOPS meeting free of charge. Call TOPS at 313-3180, for more information.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• Nov. 9

Alzheimer's Disease Candle Lighting Ceremony and Memory Screening

Gonzales and Donaldsonville Centers, 9 a.m. -noon


Canasta – Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

• Nov. 12

Nutrition Updates

Southern Ag. / Lisa Weber

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville – 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Class – Gonzales 9 a.m.

• Nov. 13

Capital City Family Health Center

Donaldsonville 11 a.m.

Yoga – Gonzales 8 a.m. & 9 a.m.

Bridge Lessons – Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold – Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

• Nov. 14


Gonzales – 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Canasta – Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

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