CALENDAR: Upcoming Ascension Parish events
Easter event scheduled in Sorrento
The Town of Sorrento Easter Egg Hunt will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 at the Sorrento Community Center.
Pet vaccination event set for March 26
Cara’s House will provide free vaccinations March 26 for Ascension Parish and surrounding area pets.
Through this national effort, Cara’s House aims to vaccinate 300 pets at the event. It will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Athletes In Motion at 15074 Airline Highway in Prairieville.
The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love's new national initiative.
Senior Sock Hop set for March 31
The Garney Gautreau Senior Sock Hop will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at the Ascension Gym, 9039 South St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.
Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and entertainment will be provided by Mike Broussard and Night Train.
TR Waste Solutions is the sponsor.
Eats and Beats Fest set for March 25
The 7th District Volunteer Fire Department inaugural Eats and Beats Fest will be from 10 a.m. to midnight March 25 at the VFW Hall at 42430 Churchpoint Rd., Gonzales.
The event will include live music, food, spirits, a jambalaya cookoff, and activities for children.
The Dustin Lee Guedry Band will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. and Parish County Line will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Admission is $10. The event is a fundraiser to outfit and equip the new service unit.
Relay for Life planned for Gonzales
The Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be from 5 to 10 p.m. March 18 at the River Parish Community College campus.
RPCC is located at 925 W. Edenborne Pkwy., Gonzales.
Sportsman show set
The Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival will be at the REV Center at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales March 17-19.
Eighth grade night scheduled
The remaining eighth grade informational night for the Early College Option has been set for 6 p.m. March 20 at River Parishes Community College.
It will be in Room 140 at RPCC, which is located at 925 W. Edenborne Pkwy., Gonzales.
Easter event planned
The “Easter Eggstravaganza” will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 at Colonial Stables, 38297 Cornerview, Gonzales.
The event will feature an Easter egg hunt, food trucks, shopping, a kids' zone, and photos with the Easter Bunny.
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.
Dancing For a Cause scheduled for July 8
Dancing For a Cause, a fundraising event for The Arc of East Ascension, is in its 14th year.
WAFB-TV's Elizabeth Vowell and Greg Meriwether return as masters of ceremonies.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the REV Center at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The event starts at 7 p.m.
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