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Harvest Time Food Bank

Harvest Time Food Bank located at 4462 Jenkins Rd, Darrow, will be distributing food on Tuesday, April 23. Applicants must meet certain guidelines and proper ID is required. For more info call (225) 717-3760 or (225) 257-4152.

PAC Jambalaya fundraiser

Gonzales Healthcare Center is having its annual PAC Jambalaya fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24. Come by between 12-2 p.m. and pick up a plate. Plates are $7. each. They are located at 905 W Cornerview in Gonzales.

Baptist Church Musical Celebration

The First Pilgrim Clavary Missionary Baptist Church family, 11453 Hwy. 73, Geismar, along with Rev. Irvin Briley, will host their Annual Musical Celebration at 6 p.m., on Saturday, April 20.

Grief Support Group to meet

The public is asked to join the SouthernCare, Inc. montly Grief Support Group. The topic April 25 will be on “grief and family,” coping with anniversaries, birthdays (and whatever is needed by attendents).

Arrival Time: Between 5:30 -6 p.m.

Friends, Neighbors, Family are welcome to come with you. And anyone who is experiencing a loss is welcome to attend.

There is no charge for this program. Refreshments will be provided.

Southern Care Hospice

17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville

Office time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone: 225-673-9949

If you are planning to attend, call (225) 315-9902

Facilitator: The Rev. Beth Roberts, MS, Chaplain SC Hospice

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.

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 Health Fair

The Ascension Council on Aging is eager to announce its upcoming Senior Health Fair which is scheduled on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Ascension Parish Recreation Department Building (the old YMCA Building). Many local healthcare providers and vendors will be attending and ready to provide seniors with information and services available for their health and personal needs.

The Ascension Council on Aging is also teaming up with the Ascension Parish Recreation Department’s monthly lunch at noon and a senior Sock Hop will follow at 1 p.m. It’s a perfect time to get needed healthcare information and have fun doing it!

For more information about the Health Fair please call Nanette Daigle at 225-473-3789.

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-.

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

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.

Ascension Council on Aging events

April 18:

Blood Pressure Checks

Canon Hospice


10:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.


Gonzales 8:15 a.m. &

9 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 1230 p.m.

April 19:

Gospel Music

Etta Brown


10:00 a.m.

Nutrition Education

Southern Ag Center\L.


Donaldsonville 11 a.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Karaoke – Gonzales

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Canasta  Gonzales

1:00 p.m.

April 22:

Diabetes WorkShop

(No. 1)

CAAA/S. Demers

Gonzales 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville \

9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.

April 23:

Blood Pressure Checks

Canon Hospice

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Yoga- Gonzales

8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Bridge Lessons-

Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

April 24:


Driving Class

Gonzales 8:30 a.m. –

12 p.m.

Tai Chi (4)


1:300 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Gospel Music

Etta Brown

Gonzales 10 a.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.