I'll tell you what's up (April 7)

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

American Cancer Society needs volunteers to 'Help Drive Out Cancer’

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their cancer treatments. If you can spare as little as one afternoon a month, call the American Cancer Society at (225) 767-7197 or 1-800-ACS-2345 today.

Library closings

The Ascension Parish Library will be closed Friday, April 10 for Good Friday and Friday, April 17 for a staff meeting.

‘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 no 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.

Local church to host service Friday

Macedoina Church of Deliverance, 17590 Hwy. 933, Prairieville, will host a 7 p.m. service April 10. The sermon will be “The Last Seven Words From the Cross.” The pastor is Rev. Hase Gray Sr.

Resurrection Service Sunday

New Hope Apostolic Church invites the public to attend its Resurrection Service Sunday April 12, at 11a.m. with dinner following The speaker and singer will be Bro. John Clardy

For more information call 675-8522.

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. 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.

Ascension Council on Aging events

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

• April 9 – Easter Spring Fling and Egg Hunt, Ascension Council on Aging – Gonzales Senior Center and live music by Clif Nickens from 9:30 a.m.-noon.

• April 10 – Closed for Good Friday.

• April 13 – AARP 55 Alive Safe Driving Course, Gonzales Senior Center, 8 a.m., -4 p.m.

• April 14 – LSU Ag Center offers “Bulbing” for Beautiful Flowers, Gonzales Senior Center,10a.m.; Pilates, Gonzales 9:30 a.m.; Gonzales Recipe and Coupon Exchange Club Day; and Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1 p.m.

• April 15 – Afternoon Dance, music by CliffNickens, Gonzales Senior Center

1-3 p.m., $4 cover charge per person; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville, 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales, 10:45 a.m.

CASA open house set April 25

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

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.

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 inform

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