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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin Lifestyles editor @Cheryl_whats_up

VFW Post 3693 to host ‘Annual Pageant’

The VFW Post 3693 will host a pageant Saturday, May 16 for girl’s ages infant to 20 years old. Early registration is being held now until May 14. Entries will be accepted at the door.

For more information, contact Carrie Person (225) 715-9120, or email VFWpageant@gmail.comYou can also find information online at

Pancake Breakfast and Bingo

The VFW 3693 will host a “Pancake Breakfast and Bingo” starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 15 at Azalea Estates, 2305 S. Purpera Ave., Gonzales. The public is invited to attend.

CAR & Bike Show & Poker Run

The Moonlight Inn in French Settlement will be hosting a Car & Bike Show and Poker Run on Saturday, May 16 for Dreams Come True of Louisiana. All proceeds go to terminally ill children or children with life threatening illnesses on Dream Trips or shopping sprees..whatever they ask for. There will be a live auction around 5 p.m., same time as the judging of the vehicles in show. There will be a DJ playing music all day..someone cooking jambalaya and hot dogs.

Donations are needed for the auction, so please help this great cause!

If you are not familiar with Dreams Come True please go to their website for more information.

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

Jambalaya Lunch Fundraiser

A benefit will be held in memory of James E. “Jimmy” Marsh on his birthday May 23. The fundraiser 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.

Harvest Time Food Bank

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Harvest Time Food Bank will distribute food on Saturday, May 23, between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Harvest Time Worship Center, 4462 Jenkins Rd, Darrow. Proper ID required. Certain guidelines must be met in order to qualify.

Upcoming Events at The Edge Church

A Pentecost Celebration will be held at The Edge Church on Friday May 22 at 7 p.m, Saturday, May 23 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The church is located at 13353 Hwy. 44, Gonzales. For more information, 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


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.

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.

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.

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.

The Rock Church Food Pantry

The Rock Church Food Pantry opens at 1 pm. every third Tuesday of the calendar month. Participants will gather at at the church’s Western Town and watch a 20 minute Gospel video prior to receiving a ticket to redeem for one bag of groceries per household. One must provide a drivers license or La photo ID.

Any questions, call Tony at 225-763-1860

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.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• May 18

Senior Day At

The Capitol

Nutrition Ed Updates

Southern Ag./L. Weber


11:00 a.m.

Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading Club

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

• May 19

Birthday Party

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

Sponsorship By:

Louisiana Healthcare




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 20

Birthday Party

Donaldsonville 9:30a.m.

Sponsorship by:

Louisiana Healthcare


Fast Exercise


9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.


Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

• May 21

An Hour of Song

Joan & Roxanne

New Century Hospice

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.


Gonzales 8:15 a.m.

& 9:15 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.



9:00 a.m.

• May 22

Gospel Music

Etta Brown


10:00 a.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Scrap Booking

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

1:00 p.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.