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Senior Citizen Easter Party

The American Legion Auxiliary will host an Easter Party April 15, from 1-3 p.m. for all seniors. Refreshments, bingo and prizes included. To take place a the American Legion Hall.

Sister to Sister Closet Rescue’ event

The Outreach Ministry of St. Paul Baptist Church is opening its clothes closets to community sisters, ages birth to eighty (80) years old. The doors will be opened to attending sisters to make their personal choices from the collection of gently worn apparel, suitable for various occasions. There will be no charge for the array of garments on hand. However, there will be a limit to the number of items a person can choose. Nothing on hand will be held back.

This event will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 6: p.m., at St. Paul Baptist Church, 10438 Boudreaux Road, Gonzales. The church pastor is Rev. Lauthaught Delaney, Jr.

COA’s ‘Spring Fling’

The Ascension Council on Aging will host its annual “Spring Fling” Easter Party on Thursday, April 17, at the Gonzales Senior center on Irma Boulevard. Festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Contests will be held for the prettiest and most creative hats in the Easter Parade. Prizes will be given to the winners. Also included is the COA’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt event!

The ever popular Clif Nickens will provide live entertainmen Lunch will be served at noon. Parish seniors 60 and above are encouraged to come out and join the fun!

Those planning to attend must call to make a reservation by Monday, April 14. Anyone calling after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. Please call the Donaldsonville COA at 473-3789 or the Gonzales Senior Center at 621-5750 to make your reservation.

Ascension Parish Relay for Life

Ascension Parish Relay for Life is set for May 3, from 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/ascensionla

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund-raising event, bringing communities together in hope, celebration and memory. It is a unique event that offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. The overnight event remembers those who have lost the fight against cancer and honors those who have survived.

Pastor’s 10th Anniversary

Life Church will celebrate Pastor Cresley J. Pierce’s 10th Year Anniversary Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. Guest Speaker will be Pastor Rick Langford of Landmark Church, Lafayette. The public is invited to Fellowship, Praise and Worship. Church located 15267 Joe Sevario Rd., Gonzales. For more information: www. greatlifebegins.com or (225)?937-0936

‘Pancakes and Bingo’

Azalea Estates, along with the VFW, will host “Pancakes and Bingo” Friday, April 21, at 9 a.m., at Azalea Estates Assisted Living and Retirement Community, 2305 S. Purpera Ave., Gonzales. The event is open to the public and senior citizens of the community. For any questions, call (225) 644-1028.

Annual brisket fundraiser

The Gonzales Firefighters Association’s 5th annual “Best Butts on Da Bayou” fundraiser will take place June 27. Pre-sales ($30 donation) will run until June 1. Pickup at fire station with first pickup, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and second pickup, 2-4 p.m. To place your order, call (225) 644-5307.

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.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly LA 422 Prairieville meets on Thursday evenings. Private TOPS weigh-ins are from 5:30-6 p.m. and meetings are from 6-7 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. To find out more information about TOPS, call 313-3180.

Cajun Country Quilt Guild

Cajun Country Quilt Guild meets every second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Burnside. Visitors and new members are invited. For more information, call 647-2720.

Food Pantry every other Tuesday

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

Awana clubs

First Baptist Church, 1217 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales, is offering Awana clubs for ages 1 year to 8th grade. Meetings are on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. through the school year. Visit www.fbcg.net for more information.

VFW Post 3693 and the Ladies Auxiliary Beauty Pageant

The VFW Post 3693 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Beauty Pageant on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at the Post Home on Church Point Road.

The ages are from 5 to 20 years old and there is no entry fee to participate.

Contestants will be judged on Poise, Personality and Beauty. Trophies will be presented to the queens, first runner up, and the second and third place in each of the five categories.

For more information, contact Gertie Savoy at (225) 673-9424.

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 6

ACOA Senior Prom

Gonzales Civic Center

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Info call:225-473-3789

Or 25-621-5750

• April 7

Honor the Elderly Day

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Club

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

• April 8


Gonzales 8:15 a.m.

& 9:15 a.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap 

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

• April 9

Tai Chi II (5)


1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.


Donaldsonville 9

:30 a.m.

• April 10

Cardio DX

Cardio Awareness

D. Richard

Gonzales 10:00 a.m.



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

Cajun Needlers –

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO – Donaldsonville

9:00 a.m.

• April 11


Matter of Balance

CAAA- S. DeMers


10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


Gonzales 1:00 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