I'll tell you what's up (March 20)

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin
"I'll tell you what's up" by Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

Alpha course offered

River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Rd. (Hwy. 427), Prairieville is offering the Alpha course on Sunday and Wednesday nights. The course starts for both sessions with a “Celebration Dinner” at the church Sunday, March 22 at 12:15 p.m.  Each of the 10 Sunday and Wednesday evening sessions includes dinner, a video lesson, and a time to talk about it afterward.

For more information or to sign up, call Johnny 756-4874.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• March 23 – Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m., Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.; Nutrition Updates with Lisa Weber of Southern AgCenter, Donaldsonville, 11 a.m.

• March 24 – Pilates, Gonzales, 9:30 a.m.; Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day and Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1 p.m.

• March 25 – Birthday Party, Gonzales, 10 a.m.; Blood Pressure Checks by Metro/Donaldsonville, 10:30 a.m.; and Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m., Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.

Classy Ladies Social Club’s Spring Fling    

The Classy Ladies Social Club’s 1st Annual Spring Fling is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Welcome Park St. James. All are welcomed to attend.

There will be a special appearance by the Easter bunny for pictures, entertainment, Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m., car show, bike show, various foods from chefs in the surrounding parishes and face painting.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit CLSC Community Outreach Program and the “Cinderella Project.”

For more information or booth rental visit the Web site at, e-mail or call Myla at 225-810-0697.

Easter Egg Hunt March 28

The KC Council 6389 and Ladies Auxiliary are hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. The event is for ages infant to 12. Participants will have a chance to find Easter eggs for prizes.

The event will be held at the Hall at 43472 Black Bayou Road.

Sorority Chapter hosting Princess Dress Project

Phi Sigma Omega Gonzales Chapter, of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is hosting the Princess Dress Project.

The Princess Dress Project will help female high school students who are financially challenged attend their school’s formal events (proms, semi formals, etc.), by  providing gowns/dresses that they can wear to these events, free of charge. These gowns are being donated by local community members. Students must bring a valid high school ID.

This event will be held Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Geismar Community Center, 12060 Hwy. 73, Geismar. Call 225-810-7675 or 225-278-4111 for information or to make a donation prior to the event. Donations needed are for clean, gently worn formal and semi formal dresses. 

DTHS Band Jazz Brunch/Silent Auction

The Dutchtown High School Band will host its 3rd Annual Jazz Brunch/Silent Auction Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 in the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Community Center.

The bidding for the silent auction will take place from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, and continue on Sunday from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Some items that we are auctioning include golf, spa, and bed and breakfast packages, dinner for six cooked at your home by Chef KD, LSU memorabilia and more.

They are also still seeking donations from area merchants for the auction. For more information, contact Amy Burleigh at 910-2405 or Lisa Cowart at 603-4070.

The Jazz Brunch will take place from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. on Sunday, and includes pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee, and milk for $5.

For your listening pleasure, the award-winning Dutchtown High School Jazz Ensemble will be performing while the food is served.

Church offers ‘Leap Summit Explosion’

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2129 Hwy. 1 South, Donaldsonville, pastored by Christopher D. Smith Sr. is offering the first “Leap Summer Explosion” Sunday, March 29 from 4-9 p.m.

Gonzales girl calls for support

The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana will host a “Seize the Day and Take A Walk” April 25 at the LSU Campus. A team in the name of Gabrielle Reese, 7, of Gonzales, will support this by walking for the event. Reese attends Central Elementary and is the daughter of Mike and Marcie Buker. If anyone is interested in supporting this team, call Marcie at 647-6518 or 278-9459.

CASA open house

Join the Court Appointed Special Advocates staff for their Open House Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Gonzales office located at 3026 E. Worthey Rd., Suite C.

Refreshments will be offered while learning more about the CASA program, the services they provide in the community and how you can get involved. For more information, contact Shannon Guidry at 225-647-2005 or visit

Relay For Life May 1

Persons interested in volunteering, forming teams, or donating for Relay For Life Ascension Parish May 1, can contact Chantelle Matherne at 225-413-0102 or e-mail The 25th annual celebration of Relay for Life will be at the Tanger Outlet Center in Gonzales.

Awana Go Fish-Free Fishing Derby

An Awana Go Fish-Free Fishing Derby sponsored by Dutchtown Baptist Church will be held Saturday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Derby will be held at the Waddill Wildlife Center, 4142 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. Lunch and fishing gear provided for Pre-schoolers to sixth graders. Prizes will be awarded.

Call Dutchtown Baptist Church at 673-6612 for more information.

Family and Friends Picnic

Family and Friends Picnic will be held Sunday, May 17 at Dutchtown Baptist Church, 36495 C. Braud Road, Prairieville, at starting at 4 p.m. The public is invited join in for a Sunday afternoon of food, friends and fun. 

Call Dutchtown Baptist Church at 673-6612 for more information.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at, call 225-644-6397, fax 225-644-2069 or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA