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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

Special Tuesday Christmas

Special Tuesday Christmas will be held, from 4:30-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Gonzales Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Gonzales City Council and Mayor Barney Arceneaux. For more information, call Bobbie Blanchard at (225) 717-1151.

'Jammin' 4 Jason' Benefit

If you want to have lots of fun and help someone at the same time go to "JAMMIN' 4 JASON," from 8 p.m. till Midnight, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Moonlight Inn on. Jason Naquin has been unable to work since Hurricane Issac, due to kidney complications and will be undergoing a kidney transplant in the very near future. He is presently going to dialysis 3 days a week. He is in his mid-30's, with a wife who is attending Southeastern to become a school teacher and 3 young children.

The event costs $5 per person donation at the door with all proceeds going directly to Naquin and his family.

Music will be provided by Lil' Bit Meaux and you may want to get your groove on for the "Ants-In-Your-Pants" Dance Contest where cash prizes will be awarded for best in Jitterbug and Freestyle dance. Along with our 50/50 raffle, jambalaya dinners will be available for $5 per plate throughout the night.

Annual Christmas Party

The VFW Auxiliary 3693 will host their Annual Christmas Party, at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 2. There will be a raffle and an aviation to benefit Cancer Aid and Research.

The party is for member and their quest. The Auxiliary would be appreciative is participants bring a dish.

Senior Citizen Christmas Party

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a Senior Citizen Christmas Party, from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Legion Hall. There will be bingo, prizes and refreshments.

'Parents Night Out'

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Galvez, is hosting a free "Parents Night Out" program for children, kindergarten through fifth grade. Hot dogs, crafts, games, storytime, prizes and lots of fun are in store for the kids. Mark your calendar's for Dec. 14, from 5-9 p.m.

Call Karen Long at 622-1677 to register or e-mail to mtzionbaptist.galvez@yahoo.com.

Cancer Services Group

The combined November/December holiday luncheon of the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A light luncheon will be provided in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 224 W. Constitution Street. Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer is welcome to attend. The regular meeting is held every fourth Wednesday at noon. For questions, call 647-4678.

EATEL Holiday Hotline

EATEL wants to make certain that Santa gets all children's wish lists this holiday season. Kids can call the free "EATEL Holiday Hotline" at (225) 621-4646, a direct line to the North Pole, and leave their Christmas wish list on Santa's private voicemail. In order to get all lists to Santa on time, the Holiday Hotline will be open until Christmas Eve.

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.

School Garage Sale

Ascension Catholic Diocesan Regional School will host a garage sale at the Middle School gym located at 809 St. Vincent Street in Donaldsonville on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m.-noon. No early birds! They will have lots of clothes for all ages and sizes, toys, furniture, and knickknacks. Proceeds benefit the elementary school's playground fund.

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.

Ascension Council on Aging event

• Nov. 29:

Birthday Party


10:30 a.m.

Gospel Music

Gonzales 10:00 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.


Gonzales 8 a.m. and

9 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

November 30

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Gospel Music

Etta Brown


10:00 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

12:30 p.m.

• Dec. 3:

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Class

Gonzales 9 a.m.

Blood Pressure Checks

Southern Care

Gonzales 10 a.m.

• Dec. 4:

Acadian On Call/Med

Alert System

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


Gonzales 8 a.m. &

9 a.m.

Bridge Lessons –

Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

• Dec. 5:


St. Elizabeth Physician

Mohammad Saeed

. M.D.

Senior Health

Gonzales – 11 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30


Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Acadian On Call/Med

Alert System

Donaldsonville 11 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.