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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin @Cheryl_whats_up

Azalea Estates to host Garage Sale

Azalea Estates will host a Garage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 til 5. There will also be a fundraiser and selling jambalaya, white beans, pound cake and bread for $6 a plate. The garage sale is at Azalea Estates, 2305 S. Purpera, Gonzales. Rain or shine. No early birds please.

VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Birthday/Bingo Party

The monthly VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Birthday/Bingo Party for seniors and people with disablities will not be held Monday, Nov. 11 as it is Veterans Day.

It will be held Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the VFW hall on Church Point Road in Gonzales.

Diabetes Awareness program

The Community Sisterhood ,through a partnership with St. Elizabeth Hospital Physicians Diabetes Center, will host their annual Diabetes Awareness program. This year’s program will feature the newly revised diabetes management recommendations by the American Diabetes Association.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Geismar Community Center, 12060 Highway 73, Geismar.

The event is free and open to the public.

High Heels for High Hopes

The Gonzales Rotary Club invites the public to come enjoy a fabulous evening at the High Heels for High Hopes March of Dimes Ladies Gala at the Clarion Inn located at 1500 West Highway 30, Gonzales, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. while supporting a cause.

There will be a catered dinner, wine and cheese reception, celebrity waiters, style show, silent auction, champagne bar, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and more. 

Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies. For more information, please contact Chairman Olin Berthelot at (225) 715-2365.

Garage Giveaway & Free Car Wash

A garage giveaway and feee car wash will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon. The event is sponsored by Christ Healing Community at 404 W. Pine St. in Gonzales, behind Dominos on Airline. For information, call (225) 773-4302. Everything is free!

Destiny’s Woman Ministry’s 1st Anniversary Celebration

Destiny’s Woman Ministry will hold a meeting on Friday, Nov. 1 in honor of their one year anniversary of when the ministry began. An evening is being set to celebrate their milestone. Light refreshments will be served, beginning at 7 p.m., and the service with follow at 7:15 p.m. Child care will be available if needed. Women and teenage girls of any denomination are welcome. Praise Church is located at 36452 C. Braud Road, Prairieville, LA, off Hwy. 73 in the Dutchtown area of Prairieville. The church’s telephone number is (225) 673-9855.

Benefit Musical in honor of Larry Van Smith

The public is invited to celebrate a “Benefit musical in honor of the Life Legacy of Larry Van Smith” at the Gonzales Civic Center Friday, Nov. 1. There will be a “Meet & Greet” at 6 p.m. with the family. The celebration event:

A Man That Gave Much To His Community Unselfishly

Always with a warm smile and a big loving heart

Larry passed away October 2, 2013 but his legacy lives on begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15.

For more infromation, contact: Jamila Elie, Melvin Bo Burnett or Phyllis Hilliard.

Diabetes Awareness Event

• Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.

• Geismar Community Center

• Special Guest: St. Elizabeth Hospital Diabetes Education Department

• This event is an open forum on Diabetes Health and is FREE to the Public

Borden Chemical Reunion planned

A Borden Chemical Reunion has been set for Saturday, Nov. 2 in St. Amant. The reunion is open to all Borden Chemical retirees, operation and maintenance workers. For more, contact Nelson Aymond at (225) 744-3799, Greg Bercegeay at (225) 644-5443, or Yootie Tullier at (225) 622-1360.

The Rock Church Making Room

Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 3, The Rock Church located at 42080 Churchpoint Rd. in Gonzales will begin having two Sunday morning services. The service times are 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nursery and Children’s Church will be available for both services. We invite you and your family to join us as we worship God together. Mid-week Bible Study groups for all ages at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information visit the website at visittherock.com

Gautreau-Williams Post 81 to hold special ceremony

Gautreau-Williams Post 81 is proud to announce a special ceremony for naming the cast wing dining hall in honor two sons of Ascension Parish who gave their lives in service to America.

Marine Crops Lance Corporeal Eddie L. Landry of Dutchtown assigned to H Co., 2Nd Bn, 4th Marines, 3Rd Marine Div. lll MAF, Awarded the Silver Star as a result of Operation Starlite, Van Tuong Peninsula, Viet Nam.

Army Specialist Johnathon B. Chrism, Gonzales, assigned to the 2Nd, Vn. 337th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Karbala, Iraq.

The ceremony will take place at the Legion Home, 421 East City Park, Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. The Post will be open at 1 p.m. All members, veterans and interested citizens are invited through this medium to attend.

Sunshine Festival this week

The annual Sunshine Festival will take place Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 at the fairgrounds in Donaldsonville.

The Sunshine Festival brings crowds of people every year and this year will be no exception. Bring the entire family for good times.

Booth rentals are still available.

For additional information contact the Chamber office at (225) 473-4814.

StashBuilder’s Quilt Guild meets

StashBuilder’s Quilt Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at St. James Lutheran Church, 1415 E Hwy. 30, in Gonzales. Both new and experienced quilters are invited to attend. Call 225-936-2238 for more information.

Food Pantry every other Tuesday

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

Tuesday and Sunday Bingo

The St. Amant Knights of Columbus holds bingo two nights a week. On Tuesday, the doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30. On Sunday afternoon the doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 5 p.m. No one under the age of 18 is allowed.

Everyone is invited to come. On the last Tuesday of each month free jambalaya is served to the players.The St. Amant Knights of Columbus Hall is located at 43472 Black Bayou Road. 

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

• Nov. 1

Pool Tournament Playoffs

Gonzales 8 a.m.

Coventry Healthcare

Information Updates/Services

Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


Gonzales 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales 1 p.m.

• Nov. 4

AmeriHealth Health Care

Information Updates/Services

Debbie Kaglear

Donaldsonville 11 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Class

Gonzales 9 a.m.

• Nov. 5


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

Bridge – Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

OLOL Nursing Students

Gonzales and Donaldsonville

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

• Nov. 6

Blood Pressure checks

Southern Care

Robin Leake – Gonzales 10 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• Nov. 7

Fast Exercise

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.


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

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO- Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

• Nov. 8

Alzheimer’s Memory Screening

9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Gonzales and Donaldsonville

Catherine Schilling

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales 1 p.m.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at cbabin@weeklycitizen.com 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.