LOCAL

CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events

Michael Tortorich
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Mardi Gras parade scheduled for Gonzales

The Krewe of Ascension Mambo will host its annual Mardi Gras parade at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 in Gonzales.

The route begins on Irma Boulevard and will continue down Burnside Avenue to Hwy. 30.

More information is available at its Facebook page, Krewe of Ascension Mambo.

Boat parade set for Feb. 11

The 28th annual Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras boat parade will be at noon Feb. 11.

Grand marshals are Manny and Christine Simoneaux.

Registration will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Manny's.

All proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Sock Hop set for Jan. 27

The Ascension Parish Council on Aging will host the Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hop Jan. 27 at the Ascension Gym located at 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.

Mike Broussard and Night Train will provide entertainment.

Lunch will begin at 11 a.m.

Livestock show planned for Gonzales

Louisiana youth will gather in Ascension Parish for the 88th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

AgCenter officials expect more than 2,000 4-H and FFA exhibitors to bring thousands of animals for competition during the week of Feb. 11 to 18.

Eighth grade night set

The eighth grade informational nights for the Early College Option are set for Jan. 23, Feb. 15, and March 20 at 6 p.m. at River Parishes Community College.

It will be in Room 140 at RPCC, which is located at 925 W. Edenborne Pkwy., Gonzales, LA.

Bulls, Bands, and Barrels scheduled

Bulls, Bands, and Barrels will be Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The event features Bailey Zimmerman.

Jambalaya Festival set for May 26-28

The 56th annual Gonzales Jambalaya Festival will be held during the traditional time, Memorial Day weekend.

The festivities will be May 26-28.

Do you have an item you would like to have listed on the Ascension Parish events calendar? Email our staff with information on your event.

Gonzales Weekly Citizen and Donaldsonville Chief, part of the USA Today Network of Louisiana, cover Ascension Parish and the greater Baton Rouge area. Follow at facebook.com/WeeklyCitizen and facebook.com/DonaldsonvilleChief.