I'll tell you what's up (April 28)

Cheryl LeBlanc Babin

Spring Wine Extravaganza Wednesday

LeBlanc’s Food Stores will hold a Spring Wine Extravaganza Wednesday, April 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Elegant Affairs, 14190 Airline Hwy., Gonzales. The event benefits the M. Paul LeBlanc Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. It will feature wines from Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, California, Washington and Oregon. Cost is $10 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are on sale at all LeBlanc’s locations and will be on sale at the door.

GMS to host ‘Family Bingo Night’ Thursday

Gonzales Middle School will host Family Bingo Night Thursday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the school, 1502 W. Orice Road, Gonzales.

The event, sponsored by the GMS?eighth graders going to Washington, DC/New York, will offered one card for $1 or six cards for $5, a 50/50 and a silence auction.

The event is for family, friends and co-workers.

Free Community Health Talk Thursday

A free Community Wellness Health Talk on “Three Worst Foods” will take place April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Chiropractic Clinic, 525 E New River, Suite B, Gonzales. For more information, call 644-8671.

Old Navy to hold special days for ‘Hometown Heroes’

Old Navy in Tanger Mall will salute “Hometown Heroes” May 1-2. A 10 percent savings on any purchase will be offered to police, fire and rescue unit members. Just bring in your badge or ID.

VFW/Auxiliary 3693 Beauty Pageant Sunday

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.

Williams’ Family Reunion Saturday

The Williams Family Reunion will gather May 2 from 10:30 a.m. until at Faithful United Methodist Church. Family members are asked to bring enough food and drinks for their family. Pictured from days gone by are the Grant  and Lula Williams family of Gonzales.

Ascension Council on Aging events

• April 29 – Nutrition Updates, Southern Ag Center – Lisa Weber, Gonzales 10:30 a.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

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

• May 4 – Louisiana Spirit Bingo Sponsor, Donaldsonville, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville. 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

• May 5 – Mother’s Day Celebration, Both Centers.

• May 6 – “411 on House Plants” with Desire Dorest of the LSU AgCenter, Donaldsonville 11 a.m.; Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Cinderella Project drive Saturday

The Cinderella Project of Ascension, a non-profit organization that provides free formalwear to high school students for special events, will hold a dress drive May 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Household of Faith and the Prairieville Wal-Mart. Dresses should be formal and semi-formal (plus sizes also needed). Dresses should be dry cleaned or washed and no more than five years old. Accessories and jewelry are also acceptable. Year-round drop-off locations are at Coldwell Banker-Mackey locations.

‘Boogie Down for the Browns’ benefit May 8

As many are aware, the Brown family has been devastated this past year with the passing of Mischa Brown on Feb. 9 and Robin Brown’s death on Feb. 25. These tragedies of losing a sister and father have left Billy Brown (a.k.a. Coach Tank) to shoulder the responsibilities and the bills of funeral costs, raising his sister’s two kids, and keeping his family together, all while working and attending school at night to earn his teaching certificate.

A benefit has been set for  May 8 at the KC Hall on Irma Blvd., Gonzales, from 5 p.m. until. The event will feature music by “Transit” and “Libations,” food, jambalaya dinners at $6 a plate, a live auction beginning at 7 p.m., a sweet booth, door prizes and a donation box at the door.

Donations can also be made at Keypoint Federal Credit Union in the name of the Brown Family Benefit.

For tickets and information, call Jason Berdigets at 229-5574, Tony Tureau at 571-3227 or Russell Graham at 772-9216.

CASA volunteer training May 12

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who serve as a powerful voice for abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers are community members appointed by a judge to advocate, on a one-on-one basis with the primary goal of helping a child reach a safe and permanent home.

The next CASA training begins May 12, in Gonzales at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Child Advocacy Services at 647-2005 or visit  Mission: To give “Voice, Healing and Security” to children.

 Senior Citizen Day On The River May 14

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.

Templet-Lambert Family Reunion May 16

The Templet-Lambert Family Reunion is set for May 16 and will start at 1 p.m. at Berthelot’s Hall on Stringer Bridge Road. The reunion is being held for the descendants of Florestan Templet and Victoran Lambert. Music will be provided by Jimmie and friends. There will be free jambalaya and potato salad. Family members may bring a covered dish. A $5 cover charge will be collected at front door, to help with expenses. Participants are also asked to bring their own drinks.

Family and Friends Picnic May 17

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 225-673-6612 for more information.

Women’s Council of Greater B.R. spring open house May 17

The Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge will host their annual spring open house “Tea for Two.” The event will feature light refreshment and the opportunity to get to know the members and learn what else the Women’s Council does for the community of Greater Baton Rouge. It will be held Sunday, May 17 from 2-5 p.m. 

For more details, visit the Web site or call Martha Dishongh at 225-752-6628. 

The Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization made up of diverse organizations and individuals committed to enhancing the community by connecting, promoting and empowering women.

Stroke, osteoporosis screening May 28

Residents living in and around Gonzales can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Fitness For All, located at 43508 Quality Lane, Gonzales, will host Life Line Screening on May 28, beginning at 9 a.m. Packages start at $139. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.

Dutchtown High class of 2004 to hold 5th reunion

Dutchtown High School class of 2004, it’s been 5 years already. The 5th 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

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