I'll tell you what's up (March 31)

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

Wellness Workshop set April 1

Smith Chiropractic Clinic, 525 E. New River Ste. B, Gonzales, will host a free a Brown Bag Wellness Workshop April 1 with Dr. Smith.

The topic will be “Herbs for Life,” a 30 minute Wellness Workshop. The event is free to the public and will be at noon.

Lunch will be provided.

Garage Sale to benefit St. Jude

A Garage Sale will be held April 3-4 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hannah Savoy’s Family and “The St. Jude Crew” have organized this event to raise money for Dream Day Foundation.

Shop and carport full of newly added items. Clothes 10 cents each, shoes 25 cents, toys, books, purses, tons of Christmas decor, glassware, home decor, linens, housewares, baby bed, size 16 wedding gown, beaded dresses, men’s suit jackets, food, sweets and drinks.

Final two days – everything must go. Hours are Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 44539 Vonda Road, off Beco, one-mile from St. Amant High.

Ascension Fair Association Spring Festival Saturday

Ascension Fair Association is hosting a Spring Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Prairieville Fair Grounds.

The Spring Festival will be a day filled with fun for the entire family. The festival will include a barbeque cooking contest, antique car show and competition, health screenings, entertainment for the children, music and lots of food. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

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.

ACT announces Reader’s Theatre performance

Nilo Cruz’s “Anna in the Tropics,” is the first play that Ascension Community Theatre has chosen to perform as Reader's Theatre, April 4 at the Pasqua Theater.

A style of performance that is very presentational, Reader’s Theatre actors read from the script as characters in the play, but there is no scenery or theatrical effects to distract the audience. This unique experience is theatre in its purest form and is being directed by Celeste Veillon.

“Anna in the Tropics” won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama and is a story of love and betrayal among factory workers during the Great Depression. This poetic play is set in Ybor City, Fla - the cigar capital of the world - during a time when cigarettes and industrialization pose a threat to the older ways of producing handmade cigars.

The play will be performed one night only at 7 p.m.

Admission is free.

Ascension Community Theatre is located in the Pasqua Theatre 823 Felicity St. in  Gonzales.

Community Sisterhood upcoming events

Community Sisterhood would like to thank everyone that came out and supported their annual Anniversary Banquet that was held on March 7 at the Gonzales Civic Center. The special guest was Gonzales Chief of Police, Sherman Jackson and Progressive Baptist Church Male Chorus.

The organization would also like to mention some upcoming events that are free and open to the community.

Community Sisterhood will be hosting its Annual Senior Citizens (Ages 55 and over) Luncheon April 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Geismar Community Center.

Later that evening Community Sisterhood will co-host a community Easter Play with Progressive Baptist Church, First Pilgrim Calvary Baptist Church and Christian Assembly Full Gospel Baptist Church. The play will be held at Dutchtown High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Easter Bunny at the Flea Market

Easter Bunny will appear  April 4-5 at the Flea Market of Louisiana, Airline Hwy., Prairieville for  photos and fun.

American Legion Senior Easter Party

The American Legion Auxiliary on Cornerview, Gonzales, will host its annual Senior Easter Party April 7 from 1-3 p.m. All seniors are welcome. Prizes, games and refreshments will be available.

Craft for young children offered at library

The Easter holidays are drawing near, and the Ascension Parish Library is celebrating with a special make-and-take craft for all ages.  Children and their parents are invited to the library to make their very own rabbit windsock. 

Just hang this happy, delightful creature up at your house on a windy day for a fun, colorful addition this spring.

This special craft is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 starting at 4 p.m. at all library locations.  Crafts will be made available for children and parents to make until supplies run out.  While this craft is suitable for all ages, children younger than the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information on this program, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955, in Donaldsonville at 473-8052, or in Galvez at 622-3339.

Clif Nickens to perform at Council on Aging

Clif Nickens, local favorite musician, will be playing at the Ascension Council on Aging on the following dates: April 9 during ACOA Annual Easter Spring Fling Gonzales Senior Center. The event is from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The registration deadline is April 3.

Nickens will also perform April 15 during the ACOA Afternoon Dance from 1-3 p.m. There will be a $4 cover charge per person.

‘Gathering of the Eagles’ set April 9

All ministers of the Gospel are invited to attend the Gathering of the Eagles April 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 10438 Boudreaux Lane, Gonzales. There is color or denominational barrier for the gathering.

The leader prayer will be held on the first Thursday of every month. Prayer will be held at alternate churches of the pastors who would like to participate.

For more information, call Rev. Glenda Ricks at 644-1191 or P.O. Box 1161, Gonzales, LA 70737.

AARP 55 Alive Safe Driving Course

The Ascension Council on Aging will host another AARP 55 Alive Safe Driving Course at the Gonzales Senior Center on Monday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-4p.m.  Cost for the course is $10. Lunch will be available at the site if ordered in advance during the time of registration. Deadline to order lunch is Friday, April 3. Classroom size is limited, so sign up quickly. To register for the course or for more information, call 225-621-5750.

VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Beauty Pageant

The VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Beauty Pageant will be held May 3 for girls ages 5-20 years old.

Registration will be April 29-30 from 3-6 p.m., and May 1-2 from 3-7 p.m.

For more information, call Gertie Savoy at 673-9424.

DTHS class of 2004 to hold 5th reunion

Dutchtown High School class of 2004, it’s been five years already. The fifth class reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 from 7-11 p.m. at the Grande Pavilion, Gonzales. If interested in more information, contact Brittney Diez at

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

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

* April 2 – Pilates, Gonzales, 9:30 a.m.; Fast Exercise, Gonzales, 10:45 a.m., Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.; and Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1 p.m.

• April 3 – Karaoke, Gonzales, from  9:30-11:30 a.m.

• April 6 – Louisiana Spirit Bingo Sponsor, Donaldsonville, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.; Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• April 7 – Honor The Elderly Day; Pilates, Gonzales, 9:30 a.m.; and Gonzales Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day.

• April 8– Catholic Deaf Center, Beverly Hills, Donaldsonville 11 a.m.; and Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

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