THURSDAY

  • LAP-SIT STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, (225) 647-3955; Galvez, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville, (225) 622-3339; and Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar, (225) 673-8699. Also July 10.
  • BILINGUAL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

THIRD OF JULY FIREWORKS: 5:30 P.M., CRESCENT PARK, MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN DONALDSONVILLE. THE CELEBRATION WILL HAVE FOOD, CRAFTS, LIVE MUSIC AND FIREWORKS, WHICH WILL START AT 9:15 P.M. LIVE MUSIC IS AT 5:30 P.M. WITH TRANSIT, FOLLOWED BY HAI KARATE AT 8 P.M. COOLERS ARE NOT ALLOWED, BUT LAWN CHAIRS ARE WELCOME. TOURASCENSION.COM.

LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6-7 P.M., SISTER VERNOLA CONFERENCE ROOM, ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, 1125 W. LA. 30, GONZALES. FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED LOSS OF ANY KIND TO RECEIVE HELP THROUGH THE GRIEVING PROCESS. THE MEETING IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED. (225) 621-2906 OR FMOLHS.ORG/STEH.

MONDAY

  • MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFT: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Youth patrons will make bug boxes.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT EDUCATION CLASS: 9:30 A.M., ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL. ADMISSION IS FREE. TO REGISTER, CALL (225) 621-2906 OR EMAIL DEBORAH.CRAY@STEH.COM.

RUBBER BAND BRACELETS: 2 P.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, DONALDSONVILLE, 500 MISSISSIPPI ST., DONALDSONVILLE. THE CRAFT IS FOR “TWEENS.” (225) 473-8052.

  • TOTALLY TUBULAR SCIENCE BRACELETS: 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.

TUESDAY

  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • ASTRONAUT EXPEDITION: 10:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville.
  • TEEN SPA DAY: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown.

WEDNESDAY

  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
  • TODDLER STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, all branches.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown.
  • TOTALLY TUBULAR SCIENCE BRACELETS: 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donalsonville.
  • T-SHIRT TOTES: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez. The craft is for teens.

JULY 10

  • MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT: 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville.
  • SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Counseling is free.
  • A NIGHT WITH CAJUN POET, BEVERLY MATHERNE: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. 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.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez.