THURSDAY

  • MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFT: 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St. (225) 473-8052.
  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73. Counseling is free but requires registration. Call the SCORE at (225) 381-7130 for an appointment. (225) 673-8699.
  • A NIGHT WITH CAJUN POET, BEVERLY MATHERNE: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Matherne will perform her blues poetry in English and Cajun French, with accompaniment by professional percussionist Michael Tramonte. She will also read folktales from her recent books and sign copies. To register, call the library. (225) 647-3955.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Sister Vernola Conference Room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. (225) 621-2906 or fmolhs.org/steh.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez, 40300 La. 42. (225) 622-3339.

FRIDAY

  • ASTRONAUT EXPEDITION: 10:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • RUBBER BAND BRACELETS: 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. The craft is designed for children.
  • KOKUSAIKA: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. The Japanese culture club will make Kawaii dessert charms out of polymer clay. Kawaii means cute in Japanese.
  • TEEN SPA DAY: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. The library will provide spa services for teens during the summer.

SATURDAY

  • DANCING FOR A CAUSE: 7 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Local community celebrities will dance with professional dancers to benefit individuals with disabilities. Tickets are $25 before the benefit and $30 at the door.Call the Arc of East Ascension at (225) 621-2000 or visit coeathearc.com.

MONDAY

  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Counseling is free but requires registration. Call Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998 to make an appointment. lsbdc.org.
  • UFOS MAKE-AND-TAKE: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • TEEN SPA DAY: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville.
  • SPARKLE CAKE POPS: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. Watch how cake pops are made, then make one.
  • T-SHIRT TOTES: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Turn old T-shirts into totes without sewing.

TUESDAY

  • UFO’S MAKE-AND-TAKE: 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville.
  • BUG BOXES MAKE-AND-TAKE: 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD 2013: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • ASTRONAUT EXPEDITION: 10:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Counseling is free but requires registration by calling (225) 381-7130.
  • TOTALLY TUBULAR SCIENCE BRACELETS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

WEDNESDAY

  • COFFEE CLUB: 8 a.m., Edward Jones, 37436 Ultima Plaza Blvd., Suite D, Prairieville. Ascension Chamber of Commerce will hold a brief presentation on current events, followed by informal conversation. RSVP by Tuesday. (225) 677-8117 or ascensionchamber.com.
  • TODDLER STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, all branches.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.
  • TWEEN BOOK CLUB: 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, all branches.

JULY 17

  • LAPSIT STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.
  • BILINGUAL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Free. Register at (225) 381-7130.
  • SPARKLE CAKE POPS: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • RUBBER BAND BRACELETS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. The group helps people go through the grieving process. (225) 621-2906 or fmolhs.org/steh.