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Cheryl LeBlanc Babin Lifestyles editor @Cheryl_whats_up

Summer Blood Drive

Now through Aug. 31

St. Elizabeth Donor Center, Plaza 2

Suite 1070, La. 31, Gonzales

All donors will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win an LSU Ice Chest.

(225) 743-2405

Third Annual Alzheimer's Benefit Garage Sale

July 17-18

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mayon's Hall

37092 Miller St., Prairieville

The fundraiser will also host a jambalaya sale on Saturday.

Painting with a Twist

July 18

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

17540 Airline Highway, Suite A, Prairieville

A fundraiser hosted by Community Sisterhood. Registration is required. (225) 744-7273 or paintingwithatwist.com.

Bluegrass Gospel Singing Saturday

July 18

6 p.m.

The First Baptist Church Head of Island

19114 La. 22, Head of Island

Featuring a performance by Shallow Creek. There will also be food and Christian fellowship.

The Ascension Parish Voter's League Monthly Meeting

July 20

6 p.m.

St. Paul Baptist Church

10438 Boudreaux Road, Gonzales

Contact: Roy Quezaire, (225) 715-2886 or Timothy Riley, (225) 892-4135.

Prairieville Middle School summer registration

July 20 and July 22

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

July 27-31

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For new students moving into the district and students who have not previously attended PVM and/or one of their feeder primary schools. The following information is needed to register:

• Completed registration packet

• Withdrawal form or final report card showing grade placement for the 2015-2016 school year and final grades

• Proof of residence (most recent ENTERGY or DEMCO bill)

• Birth certificate

• Social Security Card

• Immunization record

• Parent picture ID

Lunch N’ Learn – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

July 21

1 p.m.

Gonzales Mental Health Center

1112 S. E. Ascension Complex Ave., Gonzales

An estimated eight percent of Americans – 24.4 million people – have PTSD at any given time.

People with PTSD present with a range of symptoms, the cause of which may be overlooked or undiagnosed as having resulted from past trauma. According to Stephen Aguillard, LCSW-BACS, CAHS clinical services director, it is important for the public to learn about PTSD and treatment, take action to seek help, and support others experiencing trauma to get resources to promote recovery and well-being.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

Food Pantry

July 21 (Every Third Tuesday)

The Rock Church

1 p.m.

42080 Churchpoint Road, Gonzales

Participants will gather at at the church’s Western Town and watch a 20 minute gospel video prior to receiving a ticket to redeem for one bag of groceries per household. Photo ID required. (225) 763-1860.

‘Revival Underneath The Tent’

July 22-23

Burnside and Cornerview, Gonzales

Hosted by The East Ascension Ministerial Alliance.

Coffee & Crafts: Stray Sock Sewing

July 23

6 p.m.

Ascension Parish Library

13278 La. 73, Geismer

Participants should bring a ‘stray’ sock to be transformed into a one-of-a-kind creature. Reservations are required. (225) 673-8699.

Ordination Scarament

July 24

7 p.m.

First Pilgrim Calvary Baptist Church

11453 La. 73, Gesimar.

The ordination of Ministers Paul Cooper and Chris D. Plant Jr. at

‘Save Our Cities Now! Prayer Intiative’

July 25

8 a.m.

Louisiana State Capitol Grounds

Presented by World Link of Churches & Businesses. There will be a march from the Governor’s Mansion to the steps of the State Capitol.

saveourcitiesnow.org.

Singletary Courtney Reunion

July 26

10 a.m.

Faithful United Methodist Church

14253 La. 431, St. Amant.

Events to include Sunday School, church (11 a.m.), lunch (noon) and a singing and music program (1:30 p.m.).

NAACP Ascension Parish Branch Monthly Meeting

July 27

6 p.m.

St. Paul Baptist Church

10438 Boudreaux Road, Gonzales

Contact: Tyler Turner, at (225) 603-3159 or Tyroneka Fowler AT (225) 828-9838.

Food Distribution

July 28

10 a.m. to noon

Harvest Time Worship Center

4462 Jenkins Road, Darrow

All applicants must be recertified. Bring ID, proof of residency and income.

Teen Open Mic

July 28

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ascension Parish Library

40300 La. 42, Prairieville

Teen End of Summer Party

July 28

5:30 p.m.

Ascension Parish Library

40300 La. 42, Prairieville

July 30

5:30 p.m.

Ascension Parish Library

13278 La. 73, Geismer

A murder mystery inspired night where youths can play a game of Clue.

Darrow Citizens United's 2015 Back to School Giveaway

Aug. 2

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Darrow Community Center

37112 Martin Luther King St., Darrow

Sponsored by Rubicon, LLC., the giveaway is open open to all 70725 area students attending Sorrento Primary, St. Amant Middle or St. Amant High schools. There will be jambalaya, snowballs and hot dogs.

Annual Parent and Youth Summit

Aug. 15

New Beginning Fellowship

39308 Worthey Road, Gonzales.

Hosted by The East Ascension Ministerial Alliance.

Ascension Council on Aging Calendar

July 20

Nutrition Updates

Southern Ag Center

Lisa Weber – Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Beading club

Gonzales 9 a.m.

Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m.

Bourre’ Card Group

Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m.

July 21

Cookie Bake

Life Source/Teri Kaaihue

Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m.

Birthday Party

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

Yoga

Gonzales 8:15 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.

Bridge – Gonzales 11:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9:00 a.m.

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap –Gonzales 9 a.m.

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

July 22

Birthday Party

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Retired Teacher’s Day of Service

Donaldsonville 9:00 a.m.

Gospel Music

Etta Brown – Gonzales 10 a.m.

Fast Exercise

Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m.

Gonzales 10:45 a.m.

Crafts

Gonzales 9:30 a.m.

Bourre’ Card Group

Donaldsonville 10:30 a.m.

July 23

Zumba Gold

Gonzales 10:30 a.m.

Pilates

Gonzales 8:15 a.m.  9:15 a.m.

Cajun Needlers

Gonzales 12:30 p.m.

PIYO – Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

July 24

Etta Brown

Gospel Music

Donaldsonville 10 a.m.

Zumba Gold

Donaldsonville 9 a.m.

Scrap Booking

Gonzales 9:00 a.m.

Canasta

Gonzales 1 p.m.

Send your upcoming events to Cheryl LeBlanc Babin, lifestyles editor, at cbabin@weeklycitizen.com or call (225) 644-6397, or drop by or mail to The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, 231 W. Cornerview, Gonzales, LA 70737.