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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin
Cheryl LeBLanc Babin

Library closure

The Ascension Parish Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Effective Parenting classes

Gonzales Primary School will host Effective Parenting classes. Friday Morning Classes will be Jan. 23-March 13, from 9-11 a.m. and Tuesday Evenings Classes will be Jan. 13-March 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

48 hour film fest casting call

Anyone interested in acting in a local 48 hour film fest that is competing at the national level can email their resume and head shots to nolatalent70121@gmail.com  Filming will be the Jan. 24 and 25 and will take place in the greater New Orleans area.

If you have a location that you feel would represent the flavor of New Orleans, e-mail nolainfo70121@gmail.com.

CASA in need of volunteers

The Ascension Parish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program needs volunteers to be the voice for innocent children who are victims of abuse and neglect. CASA depends on volunteers from the community to make a difference. The only requirements are that you have an interest in speaking up for a child, must be at least 21 years old and the ability to invest 1-2 hours a week advocating for an abused child.

The next CASA training starts in Gonzales on Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Shannon Guidry at 225-647-2005 or visit  www.childadv.net.

MPACT to meet Jan. 13

Central Elementary’s MPACT group’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Spring festivities will be discussed. Food and babysitting will be provided.

DTHS to host parish financial aid workshop

Dutchtown High School will host a Parish Financial Aid Workshop for Ascension Parish high school juniors, seniors and their parents on Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the school cafetorium. A representative from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will assist participants in completing the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all federal and state programs including TOPS. Also, loan officers from area banks will be available to give you information regarding student loans.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• Jan. 12 – Blood Pressure Checks, Donaldsonville, 10:30 a.m., Nicole – Metro; and Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m., Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.

• Jan. 13 – Blood Pressure Checks, Gonzales 9:30 a.m., Nicole – Metro; Gonzales Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day; and Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1 p.m.

• Jan. 14 – Brown’s Hearing Tests, Gonzales, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m., Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.; and Line Dancing, Gonzales 1 p.m.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at lifestyles@weeklycitizen.comcall 644-6397, fax 644-2069 or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA