Area Briefs

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Master Cattleman Class

Put on by the LSU AgCenter, the cost of the program is $125. The fee covers teaching materials, meals and refreshments during each session, certificates for graduates, and a sign to display on the farm. There will a minimum number of participants needed to enroll for the class for us to be able to hold it. The classes will be held in Gonzales. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held for 10 consecutive Wednesdays starting on September 12. Each class will last roughly 3 hours. For more information about the program or further details about meeting place and dates, please contact Bobby Bingham at 225-683-3101 or

Fall Enrichment Classes

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will offer enrichment programming for teens and adults this fall. Each course is led by a local teaching artist and designed to bring more creativity, freedom, and fun into students’ lives. Courses include: Unlocking Classical Music; Improv 101; Expressions through Watercolor Painting. Fall classes will meet weekly at 427 Laurel Street throughout the month of October. Visit for course descriptions, class schedules, instructor bios, and registration!

Harvest Time Food Bank

Harvest Time Food Bank will distribute food on Tuesday, August 28 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Harvest Time Worship Center, 4462 Jenkins Road, Darrow, La. 70725.

(Free)dom Dental Services

Dr. Louis LeFebvre at Main Street Dental Care in Gonzales, La. is participating in Freedom Day USA on October 11. This day is designed to honor and help our military by offering free dental services to current and retired military personnel, as well as their immediate family. In addition to offering our services we are asking businesses around our community to donate items (i.e. gift cards, items for raffles, food/drink to enjoy in office while waiting) to make this a great experience for the patients. Any help we can get to spread word on this event would be greatly appreciated. Contact Sandy D. for more info 225-473-7766.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Gonzales Police Department will be participating in the National Mobilization of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign during August 17 through September 3. The department is able to do this through the grant received from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Officers will be out in force to enforce the DWI laws. If you drink don't drive, be considerate of yourself and others' lives.

Ascension Chapter Banquet

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Louisiana's Ascension Chapter Banquet presented by Bevel Tech Group, Relief Windows, EATEL, Shell, Cabela's, Hancock Whitney, and Rouses Markets will be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center on Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per person, $650 per table of 10, or $1250 per VIP table. Cost includes one-year CCA membership, admission, dinner, and open bar. For table and ticket info call Roy Deveer 225-715-1947 or Nolan Reynerson 225-952-9200.

Cancer Mind-Body Skills Group

6-Week Mind-Body Skills Group will meet Tuesdays, August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11 & 18. This is a 6-week educational program to help cancer survivors and caregivers reduce stress, enhance the immune system, increase sense of well-being, and improve self-care. This small group is a safe, confidential community where each member can question, explore and heal while also learning mind-body medicine techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, expressive art and writing. Time 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 1104 Highway 30, Gonzales, Registration Required. To register contact Rachel Mumphrey at 644-1205 or

PACE Festival

PACE’s 10th North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will run Friday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport, La. For more information about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality,” Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to or find us on Facebook at

BASF Kids' Lab

The pHun Factor--have fun with chemistry at these 45-minute hands-on workshops for kids 6–12 and their accompanying adults. This month, kids will participate in The pHun Factor. Visit for more details! Sponsored by BASF August 11 & 25 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.; August 12 & 26 1:30 & 3 p.m. Event held at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge.

Canary Islanders Heritage Society

Saturday, September 1, a meeting of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana will be held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, beginning at 11 a.m. Allmeetings are open to the public. Information about the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana can be found on the web at You may contact the President of the Society by email: