Cheryl LeBlanc Babin @Cheryl_whats_up

DTHS Class of 1943 Reunion

The Dutchtown High School class of 1943 will host its 70th year reunion Saturday, April 13 at noon at The Grand Wall Chinese Supper Buffet, Gonzales. For more inofrmation, call 622-1823

GGC Garden Club Flower Show

The Gonzales Garden Club is holding their annual Garden Club Flower Show at the Gonzales Branch Library at 708 S. Irma Blvd.. on Thursday April 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Live Healthy Workshop

With April being "National Minority Health Month, Ascension Fair Association is kicking-off their Live Healthy Workshop. Strokes, the prevention and warning signs of with Shantell Burns, RN, BSN.

The April 11 event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Ascension Fair Association grounds, 38416 Highway 929, Prairieville.

Sponsored by Ascension Fair Association, Entergy, Inc., PCS Nitrogen, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Rubicon, Inc.

For additional information, please contact Gloria Burns at (225) 939-6861.

Blue Jean Ball

A Blue Jean Ball, with proceeds going to Kidz Kove, will be held Friday, April 26, from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Blvd.., Gonzales. Event spotlights: Silent Auction, Cash Bar with music provided by "Something Blue" featuring Jenny Heroman.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $100 Jean Sponsor and $500 Table Sponsor. Ticket locations are Beth's Boutique, Monogram Promos on Airline at 74 and Orice Roth Fire Station.

Free Seminar aids in starting own business

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business, presented by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center from Southern University and A&M College - Baton Rouge. The seminar is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business and will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their idea, as well as how to obtain a small business loan. The seminar will be held at the library location in Galvez on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Call (225) 622- 3339 today!

Gospel in the Park 2013

Gospel in the Park 2013 will ber held at Jambalaya Park, Gonzales, on Saturday May 4, from noon until 8 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Choirs, dance teams, and church organizations are invited to participate in this event.

For more information or a form, contact Shayla Washington at (225) 253-1632, Linda Reddix (225) 571-3725, Rachel Burl (225) 623-7047, Tracy Norman (225) 978-5422, Robin Hasten (225) 348-3076, or Darryl Hambrick (225) 644-3302.

This event will support the River Road African American Museum.

Event sponsors: Community Acceptance Corporation, Freddie Sharper Vaults, One Stop Barber Shop, Hambricks Family Mortuary, River Road African Museum, COEA, Hambonz and Sheriff Jeff Wiley

DTHS Mini Dance Camp

Dutchtown High School Griffin Girls presents "Dancing on the Ceiling" Mini Dance Camp, 9 a.m.-noon on June 10-14 at Dutchtown High School Gym. The cost is $50 for ages 3-up. Show Off night will take place Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or a form call (225) 571-3393.

Senior Citizens Day at Fred's on the River

On Thursday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. local citizens and merchants will sponsor the 31st annual Senior Citizens Day at Fred's on the River on Hwy. 42 at Amite River/Port Vincent. The event will benefit the elderly citizens of the area.

There will be a free lunch prepared by Jimmy Babin with meal sponsored by Eatel. Music will be organized T-Boy Moore and other musicians.

"This is a non-profit and non-charity event. There is no organization set up to sponsor this event. Simply volunteers who enjoy seeing the older generation have a fun and memorable time," said Paul Ulbright.

In the past years this event included attendees from residents of Gonzales, French Settlement, Port Vincent, Prairieville and other surrounding areas.

Monetary donations will be used to cover the cost of refreshments, party favors, food, and entertainment. Material donations will be given as prizes during the course of the day. Additional revenue is to help defray costs. "Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated," added Ulbright.

If you have any question about Senior Citizens Day on the River, you may contact any one of the following.

For donation or information, call Paula Ulbright at (225) 323-3386; Glynell Guedry at (225) 622-3912 or 225-931-7602; or Bonnie Gulion (225) 978-4948.

Semi-Annual Arts & Crafts Fair calls for artisans

Oak Grove Baptist Church will host its 4th Semi-Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of Oak Grove Baptist Church field, located at 17450 Old Jefferson Highway, Prairieville-.

Vendor applications for the Arts & Crafts Spring Fair are being accepted. Applications and information are available for download at Contact Gloria Croft-Deroche, coordinator of the fair, at or (225) 954-7604 for assistance or more information.

For more information on the Arts & Crafts Fair or about Oak Grove Baptist Church, visit

A gathering of Heberts

The Hebert Association is holding a gathering of Heberts for anyone interested in the history or genealogy of the Hebert name or anyone interested in Acadian history. The gathering will be held at the Abbeville library at 405 E. St. Victor Street in Abbeville on Saturday April 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch will be served and is free to Hebert Association members and $5 for non-members. There will be speakers on Cajuns (Acadians) in World War II, the history of the Hebert Association, posters on Acadian ancestors, information on CMA 2014 and the opportunity to find your ancestors in this extensive database. For more information or to RSVP, call John or Kathy at (225) 622-4412 or email by Thursday, April 25.

Teen and Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Pageant

The Teen and Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Pageant will be held on May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Gonzales Civic Center. The Children's Pageant will be held the following day on May 5, at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center. For more information and entry forms, please visit or email

VFW Post 3693 Beauty Pageant

The VFW Post 3693 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a beauty pageant at 2 p.m., on May 5, at the Post home on Church Point Road, Gonzales. The ages are from five to 20 years old. For more information, contact Gertie Savoy at (225) 673-9424.

Food Pantry every other Tuesday

The Rock Church Food Pantry will be open every other Tuesday starting Feb. 26, from noon-3 p.m. Located at 42080 Churchpoint Rd. Gonzales. For more information, contact (225) 763-1860 or

Dance Dance Revolution

Teens, come show off your dance moves at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales! We will be playing the video game Dance Dance Revolution on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. Beginners and experts are welcome to dance the afternoon away and enjoy refreshments. Call 647-3955 in Gonzales for more information.

This program is for teens in grades 6th through age 18.

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.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• April 11

Bingo Sponsor



Donaldsonville 10 a.m.

Fast Exercise –

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.


8:15 a.m. & 9 a.m.

Cajun Needlers-

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

• April 12

Blood Pressure Checks

Southern Care


10:30 a.m.

Ascension Gonzales

Rehab Hospital

Donaldsonville –

11 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


1 p.m.

• April 15

Nutrition Education

LSU Ag Center/P.


Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise



Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• April 16


Rehab Hospital

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.



8:15 a.m. & 9 a.m.

Bridge Lessons

Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

• April 17


Srgt. Joey Meyers


Parish Sheriff's Office

Gonzales 11 a.m.

Tai Chi


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

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