Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

Library Closings

The Ascension Parish Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.

Ribbon cutting and dedication service

The community is invited to join the First Pilgrim Calvary Missionary Baptist

Church, under the leadership of the Reverend Irvin Briley Jr., in celebrating the

ribbon cutting and dedication service for the new sanctuary, at 9 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m., at 11453 Highway 73, Geismar. Everyone is encouraged to come and bring a friend to the celebration.

Addiction Recovery Group

The Most Excellent Way Addiction Recovery Group, sponsored by Christ Healing Community, is located 404 W. Pine St. in Gonzales, behind Dominos on Airline. The group meets every Friday at 7 p.m. For information, call (225) 773-4302.

Fire Department Fundraiser

This year as one of the Galvez-Lake Volunteer Fire Department fund raising events is a raffling for a copper waterfall garden that was made and donated by waterfallforge.com. Tickets for the raffle are available for purchase at the fire station, from any of the dinner sales, or any member of the fire department. The raffle will be drawn on Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. Winner need not be present to win.

Keep checking the website at www.galvezlakefiredept.org for locations of the dinner sales, Fire Prevention activities, events that may be taking place at the station, and important news.

Women's Ministry to meet

The Women's Ministry of Praise Church, Lorraine Wimberly and hosts will conduct their December meeting on Friday, Dec. 7. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by ministry at 6:30 p.m. Ladies and teen girls are invited to attend.

Praise Church is located at 36452 C Braud road, right off Hwy. 73 in Dutchtown.

AARP Chapter 1449 to meet

The AARP Chapter 1449 of Gonzales will meet at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 2337 S. Robert Wilson Rd., Gonzales. Participants are asked to bring toiletries for the nursing home. Also, a reminder to bring money for the Christmas social which will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21 at Sno's Seafood & steakhouse, 13131 Airline Hwy., Gonzales.

Annual Fall Revival

Buena Vista Baptist Church, Donaldsonville, will host their Annual Fall Revival at 7 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 21. The guest Evangelist will be the Rev. Lloyd Jones Sr., pastor of Virginia Baptist Church, Klotzville and Moses Baptist Church, Thibodaux.

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 www.childadv.net under the "Cottages for CASA" tab for more details.

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 Amazon.com

• 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 Thursday 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.

Pre-Thanksgiving Musical

Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church is hosting a Pre-Thanksgiving Musical on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Featuring the Renowned recording Artist Troy Sneed with hit gospel song such as Lay it Down – opening with gospel group Collage 3 - of New Orleans, with such hit song as "Better Man." The event will take place at 10164 North Line Street, St. James. This event is an Open Door Program.

Women's Day Program

Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church will hold its annual Celebration of Women 2012 on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 9:15 am. Worship Service. The guest speaker will be Sandra Harbin White of Jacksonville, Fla. Shekinah Glory is located at 10164 North Line Street, St. James and the reverend is Ronald D. Harbin Sr., pastor.

Ascension Council on Aging event

• Nov. 15:

Blood Pressure Checks

Gonzales 10 a.m.

Canon hospice

Fast Exercise

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Pilates – Gonzales

8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Cajun Needlers/

Cancer Services

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

• Nov. 16:

Blood Pressure

Checks, Donaldsonville

11 a.m., Canon Hospice

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Karaoke – Gonzales

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

12:30 p.m.

• Nov. 19:

Blood Pressure checks


10:30 a.m.

Southern Care

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Class

Gonzales 9 a.m.

• Nov. 20:


Gonzales Civic Center

9 a.m.

• Nov. 21:

Nutrition Updates

Donaldsonville 11 a.m.

Southern Ag-

Lisa Weber

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• Nov. 22 and 23:




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.