I'll tell you what's up (March 27)

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

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.

The event will be held Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Geismar Community Center, 12060 Hwy. 73. 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. 

New Hope Apostolic Church to host 5th Sunday Service

The Rev. Glenn E. Henderson Sr. and New Hope Apostolic Church family, 9542 E. Hwy. 936 St. Amant, invite the public to attend their 5th Sunday Service March 29 at 2 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Bro. Thomas Russell. For more information, call 675-8522.

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.

Wellness Workshop set April 1

Smith Chiropractic Clinic, 525 E. New River Ste. B, Gonzales, will host a free a Brown Bag Wellness Workshop with Dr. Smith. The topic will ve "Herbs for Life,” a 30 minute Wellness Workshop. The event is free to the public and will be at noon.

Lunch will be provided.

Children’s art

classes offered

River Region Art Gallery is offering ongoing Children’s Art Classes the second Monday and fourth Monday of each month from 5:50 -7 p.m. at the Gonzales Gallery. Jan Hebert will be the instructor. Only supply needed will be a drawing pad. Check for more information or call Jan at 933-1582.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• March 30 – Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.

• March 31 – Pilates, Gonzales, 9:15 a.m.; Gonzales-Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day; and Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1 p.m.

• April 1 – Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.

VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Easter Egg Hunt

The VFW/Auxiliary 3693 will host its annual “Easter Egg Hunt” Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at the VFW post home.

The event is for ages one through 12 years old. Participants are asked to bring an Easter basket for collected eggs.

Weather permitting, it will take place inside. For more information, call Gertie Savoy at 673-9424.

Weekend for divorced, separated and widowed offered

The next Beginning Experience weekend will be held April 3-5 at the Catholic Life Center, Baton Rouge.

This weekend program for divorced, separated and widowed helps single-again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning and, through the help of God, move into the future with renewed hope.

All faiths are welcome to join in this weekend of hope and healing.

For more information call, Angela at 278-7321, or Carla at 246-2527.

Senior Soc Hop

April 24

The Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture Department has put together a event with the monthly Senior Soc Hop. The next scheduled dance is Friday, April 24 from 1-3 pm at the St. Amant Park Recreation Center.

Residents 50 plus are welcome to attend. Soft drinks are complimentary and the Senior Throw Together Band will entertain seniors.

CASA open house April 24

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 1026 E. Worthey Rd., Suite C.

Refreshments will be offered while guests learn 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

Cajun Clickers Computer Club

hosting open house

The Cajun Clickers Computer Club, a non-profit computer user group, located at 10120 Red Oak Drive, Baton Rouge, just off Florida Blvd. and Sharp Road, is hosting a “Sharing Tomorrow’s Technology Today” open house April 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. The public is invited to attend. The club welcomes members of all skill levels, from beginners to long-time users. Activities and benefits of membership will be discussed. Everyone is invited to meet our friendly members and sample our relaxed atmosphere for sharing interest in computers and technology.

For more information call Cajun Clicker Computer Club at 273-7113.

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.

Senior Citizen Day

On The River set

The annual “Senior Citizen Day on The River” will be held May 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fred’s On The River, Hwy. 42, Port Vincent.

Seniors will feast on a free lunch prepared by Jimmy Babin and dance to T-Boy Moore and other musicians.

For donations or information, call Pat Ulbright at 673-3223 or 278-0419; Glynell Guedry at 622-3912 or 931-7602; or Bonnie Gulino at 978-4948.

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 644-2069 or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA