I'll tell you what's up (April 10)

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

NAACP meeting scheduled

The Ascension Parish branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has scheduled the monthly meeting for members on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church located at 10438 Boudreaux Road, Gonzales.

For more information, contact Richard Brown at 225-647-4163.

SU alumni day set

Blue and Gold Day, sponsored by the West Ascension Southern University Alumni Association, will be at the The Capitol restaurant in Donaldsonville on April 19 at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Ronald Julien at 225-473-7724 or Robyn P. Delaney at 225-473-6635.

MTV casting families for series

Is your family life fit for a TV series? MTV might agree. They’re recruiting families for an upcoming show.

Is your family too cool for where you live or misunderstood? Are you over achieving and competitive? Or maybe you’re extremely strict or way too loose?

Send in your unique story with a family photo and contact information.

Contact Jenny at Sirens Media for MTV at If you must use regular mail, send to: MTV Family Casting, Sirens Media, 8505 Fenton Street, Ste. 206, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Clif Nickens performing at Council on Aging

Clif Nickens, local favorite musician, will be playing at the Ascension Council on Aging April 15 during the ACOA Afternoon Dance from 1-3 p.m. There will be a $4 cover charge per person.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• 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.

Senior Soc Hop scheduled 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.

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.

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