Sample sweets at Ascension Library
The Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar, will host the Louisiana Culinary Institute’s dessert workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Chef Christina Nicosia and LCI students will demonstrate and offer samples of desserts. Other refreshments will be provided.
The program is free. Call (225) 673-8699.
Christmas auction to benefit charities
Galatoire’s, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans, will host a charity Christmas auction at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
The event will benefit the Galatoire Foundation, Operation Homefront, Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses and the Youth Empowerment Project. Chef Michael Sichel will provide cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Call Christi Broussard at (504) 525-6022.
Enjoy carols, dinner at plantation house
Madewood Plantation House, 4250 La. 308, Napoleonville, will host a Bayou Christmas Celebration from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8.
The event will start with wassail in the Old Kitchen and will feature the choir of St. Philomena singing carols. Dinner will be served in the ballroom and library, featuring a buffet-style dinner with turkey and trimmings.
Seats are $59 per person plus 9 percent sales tax. Groups of 20 or more qualify for a 20 percent discount.
Limited overnight accommodations are available.
Call (985) 369-7151.
Compiled from staff reports