Area Briefs

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Café Francias

Joins us for coffee and French immersion conversation the first Friday of each month. The next meeting will be held Friday, July 6 at the West Baton Rouge Museum located at 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen, La. For more information call 225-336-2422. The West Baton Rouge Museum is a Blue Star Museum, meaning it offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Jeff Boyer at Ascension Parish Library

Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. in Donaldsonville and 2 p.m. in Galvez or on Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. in Dutchtown and 2 p.m. in Gonzales as Jeff Boyer puts on a show that you won’t forget! A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in his one-man bubble extravaganza, Bubble Trouble.

Movie Night

Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville presents a special screening of the landmark comedy “9 to 5,” Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. See Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda navigate the pitfalls of the workplace while coping with their cantankerous, chauvinistic boss. Registration is required to attend, and seats are sure to go quickly. Call the library at 473-8052 to reserve your spot, today!

Start Your Own Business

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business. It is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business. The program will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their idea as well as how to obtain a small business loan. The speaker will be a senior business consultant with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and A&M College – Baton Rouge. The seminar will be held at the library in Gonzales on Wednesday, June 20, at 1 p.m. Advance registration is required. Call 647-3955 today!

Ascension GOP Roundtable

Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent, Katie Craft, and FBI Intelligence Analyst, Alice Sibley, will be the featured speakers at the June Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales. The presentation by the two agents is entitled Identity Theft 101, and will feature identity theft and other internet crimes. 2018 Republican candidates are welcome to meet and greet with guests! Cost for the lunch is $18.00, (Choice of three entrees), collected at the door (checks and cash preferred). The event is open to the public and guests are welcome. Reservations are requested. RSVP: 225-921-5187 or e-mail:

Food Bank

Harvest Time Food Bank will distribute food on Tuesday, June 26 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location Harvest Time Worship Center, 4462 Jenkins Rd, Darrow, La.

Praise Church in Prairieville

Praise Church in Prairieville and Pastor Sonny Wahl announced they are adding a 5 p.m. Saturday evening service, which began June 9. Also, they would like to announce their new service time on Sunday is at 10:30 a.m.

The Cottoncrest Curse

The Cottoncrest Curse” talk will be presented by Mike Rubin, local attorney and author, on Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. at the Bluebonnet Library. Rubin will discuss his historical thriller, published by the LSU Press; the novel deals with both genealogy and the history of South Louisiana. The book won the Book of the Year Award at the American Library Association’s annual meeting in 2015 as the best thriller/suspense novel of the year published by a university or independent press. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogy and Historic Society, for more information call Mary McKeough, 925-8921.