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Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Benefit Garage Sale/Plate Lunches

The will be a Benefit Garage Sale/Plate Lunches for Terry Ducote Sr., to help with medical bills. The event will be, from 7 a.m.-till, on Saturday, May 11 at 12463 Palmer Rd., Gonzales. Plate lunches are BBQ chicken (leg quarters) or ribs, baked beans, salad, bread for $6 a plate.

Plant Health Clinic

The LSU AgCenter and Ascension Master Gardeners will be offering a Free Plant Health Clinic on Saturday, May 18. The clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Louisiana Nursery, 39245 Hwy. 42 in Prairieville. LSU AgCenter's Dr. Ron Strahan, Turf and Weed Specialist, and Dr. Nick Singh, The Plant Doctor, will be on hand to answer questions on vegetable and landscape plants and to identify disease, insect and weed samples. Ascension Master Gardeners will be there to assist and provide information. Soil sample kits will be available.

For more information, contact the Ascension Parish Extension Office at 621-5799.

DTHS Cheerleader Mini Camp

Dutchtown High is hosting it's annual Cheerleader Mini Camp this summer June 3-7 from 9 am - Noon. Anyone interested can email Jennifer.Morrill@apsb.org for more information.

Hospice Grief Support Group

Join the monthly SouthernCare Hospice Grief Support Group on May 23. They will discuss "Grief In Every Day Life" (and whatever is needed by attendents).

Arrival Time: Between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Friends, Neighbors, Family are welcome to come with you. And anyone who is experiencing a loss is welcome to attend. There is no charge for this program. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Southern Care Hospice

17316 Airline Highway, Suite P, Prairieville, LA 70769

Office Phone: 8am-5pm 225-673-9949.

If you are planning to attend and get lost or cannot find the shopping center where SouthernCare is located, call (225) 315-9902

Facilitator: Rev. Beth Roberts, MS, Chaplain SC Hospice

Church to host 'Hat Walk'

The Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church Women of Purpose presents "Hats off to Moms" Sunday, May 12, during 10 a.m. Worship Service.

This service is especially dedicated to all who walk in the role of a mother. The group is asking that all women join them on this day for a special brunch in the Christopher Williams building immediately following the service.

In keeping with the theme "Hats Off To Moms," they would like all women both young and seasoned to spring out your best hat and adorn yourselves like queens.

There will be a "Hat Walk" during the brunch and a special gift will be given to the "Best Hat Walkers!"

A donation of $5 is appreciated for those who wish to participate.

Celebrate Freedom

"Celebrate Freedom" will take place, from 1-8 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at the Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St. in Gonzales. There will be free food, prizes, haircuts, face painting, live music, bike repairs, snowballs, etc. For more information, call the Addiction Recovery Group at (225) 773-4302.

Church program honoring senior citizens

A church program honoring senior citizens from 25 different church will take place, at 6 p.m., on May 25 at St. James United Methodist Church, 9160 Methodist St., Hwy. 44, Convent. The event is sponsored by Rome Singh.

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

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

• May 9


• May 10

Mother's Day Special

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Canasta – Gonzales

1 p.m.

Pool Tournament

• May 13

Diabetes Workshop

CAAA/S. DeMers

Gonzales 10 a.m. –

1 p.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• May 14

Yoga – Gonzales

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

Bridge Lessons – Gonzales 1 p.m.

Zumba Gold


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

• May 15

Blood Pressure Checks

Southern Care

Gonzales 10 a.m.

TaiChi (7)

Gonzales 1:30

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

Fat Exercise


9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.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.