What's Happening for March 6

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

‘Art on the Avenue’ set for March 13

Experience the charm and history of Downtown Historic Donaldsonville while enjoying creative expression in a hometown atmosphere during “Art on the Avenue” Friday, March 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event will take place on Railroad Avenue.

“Art on the Avenue” will feature works from various area artists, and the public is invited to attend.

Participating artists will include: Alvin Batiste, nationally recognized primitive artist; Nora’s Bakery & Bistro; Terry Farrell, expressive portrait and figurative imagery; The Art Bank; Cetin Ates, metaphoric sculptured steel; The Art Bank, Dennis Hargroder, Iconic Louisiana imagery; Grapevine Cafe & Gallery; and Steven Schneider, Spiritual icons and  Landshapes, Schneider Gallery.

Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Church-wide garage sale March 14-15

First United Methodist Church, 224 W. Constitution, Gonzales, will host a church- wide garage sale Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in its Celebration Center. The following types of items will be sold: furniture, appliances, tools, lawn maintenance items, kitchenware, sports equipment, jewelry, linens, home decorating items, toys, and books. The public is invited to attend.

Shrimp stew lunch to benefit March of Dimes

GSA, Inc. has announced their commitment to the 2009 March of Dimes Campaign by sponsoring a shrimp stew lunch Friday, March 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The shrimp stew lunch comes with potato salad, bread and dessert for $8.  The lunches can be picked up at the GSA office located at 1022 S. Purpera Ave., Gonzales. Delivery is available upon request for orders of 10 or more.  All orders need to be placed no later than Tuesday, March 17 by phone 644-5523, fax 644-8438 or email: aleaha.morgan@gsaengineers.com

For more information, call Aleaha Morgan at 644-5523.

Historian to speak on Oak Grove and Hope Villa

Local historian Ira Babin will speak on the histories of the Oak Grove and Hope Villa communities, Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Ascension Parish Library in Galvez.  Babin is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish and a contributing writer to the Bicentennial Edition of Ascension Parish 1807-2007. A reception immediately follows the program. Register in advance by calling the library at 622-3339. This event is free and open to the public.