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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin Lifestyles editor @Cheryl_whats_up

Gatorettes to host summer dance camp

St. Amant High School Gatorettes will host a summer dance camp for kids 3 years and up from June 1-5.

The camp will be fun filled with games, dancing, themed days, snacks and a “show-off” night.

Cost of $55 each includes registration, snacks, drinks, T-shirt and photo. All classes are taught by the members of the National Award Winning Gatorettes.

Participants will be invited to perform at a St. Amant High School home football game.

The camp will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the St. Amant High School Gold Dome.

To register call 225-270-4727 or 225-715-3969 or email

TRC Fun Fair

The Rock Church in Gonzales invites you to the TRC Fun Fair on Saturday May 2, starting at 10 a.m. They will have Games, Hayrides, Inflatables, Food, Drinks and plenty of funtastic things to do! So bring your family, bring a friend! All proceeds go to Send a Champ to Camp!. For more information, call Tony at 225-763-1860.

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.

Senior Citizen Appreciation Day

The Senior Citizen Appreciation Day is set for May 14 at Fred’s. The event will feature a free lunch, music, and beverages. Music starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Jambalaya Lunch Fundraiser

A benefit will be held in memory of James E. “Jimmy” Marsh on his birthday May 23. The fundraise is being held to help with medical and funeral expenses. It will be a jambalaya lunch at Lamendola's Grocery on Burnside from 11 a.m. till. Donations given before the benefit can be sent to Ascension Funeral Home.

Upcoming Events at The Edge Church

Location:13353 Hwy. 44, Gonzales, LA 70737. May 9 Annual Church Picnic: At the Church, softball game, water slides for kids, games. May 22-24 Pentecost Conference: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (details coming soon). Contact 644-8232 or

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. 

Drug addiction help

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.

Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or”


Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754

Ascension Counseling Center offers ‘Adult Anger Management’ classes

Ascension Counseling Center Adult Anger Management classes are now forming. Each session will cost $10. A certificate of completion will be issued once the program is completed. To Enroll in our Six week Sessions contact Tatiyana Curry at 225-450-1157.

Sessions Include:

Session 1 – Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment

Session 2 – Events and Cues: A framework for Understanding Anger, Anger Control Plans

Session 3 – The Aggression Cycle: How to Change the cycle & Cognitive Reconstructing

Session 4 – Reinforcing learned concepts & Assertiveness Training and Conflict Resolution Model: Alternatives for Expressing Anger

Session 5 – Anger and the Family: How Past Learning Can Influence Present Behavior

Session 6 – Review and Closing Exercise, Graduation and Awarding of Certificates

Addiction Recovery Support Group

An addiction recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at Christ Healing Community, 404 West Pine St., Gonzales (behind Dominos on Airline.) Coed Group. Faith based. Child-care provided. For more information, call 810-8695.

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.

Stop Smoking Classes

All adults are welcome to these FREE “Stop Smoking” classes. Participants will receive cessation education, strategies for quitting, and self-help material from a certified trained clinician.

Groups forming now. Advanced registration is required because space is limited. To register or to get more information please call: Lisa Weber-Curry 225-450-1172.

Classes held at Ascension Counseling Center. 1112 S.E. Ascension Complex Blvd. Gonzales. Event sponsored by American Lung Association and Ascension Counseling Center.

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.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• May 4

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Club

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

• May 5

Bingo Sponsor

Canon Hospice

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.



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

Bridge – Gonzales

11:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap –

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

• May 6

Mother’s Day


Donaldsonville &

Gonzales Centers

9:30 a.m.

• May 7

Zumba Gold

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.



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

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

• May 8

Bingo Sponsor

Azalea Estates


10:00 a.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Scrap Booking

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

1:00 p.m.

Karaoke – Gonzales

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 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.