THURSDAY

  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales and Dutchtown branches,13278 La. 73, Geismar.
  • BILINGUAL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • SCORE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. Free small business counseling and mentoring. Potential small business owners can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections and marketing. Counseling sessions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 381-7130.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.
  • 42 — THE TRUTH ABOUT JACKIE ROBINSON: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. Program on baseball great Jackie Robinson.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital Sister Vernola conference room, 2647 S. St. Elizabeth Blvd., Gonzales. Those that have experienced loss of any kind may join the support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center. Free. Registration preferred. Call (225) 621-2906.
  • FORT BUTLER UNCOVERED: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. Program on Fort Butler.
  • VOLCANOES: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Make an exploding volcano. Designed for grades K-3, but all ages welcome. For more information, call (225) 647-3955.

SATURDAY

  • MOTHER GOOSE — MONEY MATTERS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. A series of hands-on activities and stories that introduce money concepts such as sorting coins, identifying money values and making a bank to take home. Preschool program.
  • CHILI AND CORNBREAD COOK-OFF: 8 a.m. to noon, Hole in da Wall Seafood, 18651 La. 16, Port Vincent. Chili and Cornbread Cook-off benefiting The Dreams Come True Foundation. Chili cooks can start at 8 a.m., must cook a minimum of three gallons and have chili ready for judging at noon. Chili must be cooked on location. Cornbread cooks can prepare their dish at home and must turn in entry by 11 a.m. Cornbread must be cooked in a 10 inch skillet or 9 x11 pan. Chili entry fee $50. Cornbread entry fee $20. Food will be sold to the public. All proceeds go to Dreams Come True Foundation. Sign up at Hole in da Wall Seafood (225) 698-6520, Galvez Hardware and Outdoor Cooking (225) 622-1114. Call Rodney with Cajun Livin N’ Cookin (225) 328-6735.

TUESDAY

  • A MATTER OF BALANCE: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Adult program on managing concerns about falls.
  • JOB SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Learn how to use the Internet as a vital tool in job searches. Will cover how to send and post resumes, find job listings and research companies and careers.
  • THE BABY DOLLS: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • GARDENING IN ASCENSION PARISH: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch. A “Gardening with the Guys” program.
  • TEEN OPEN MIC: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. Teens perform minutes of material or two songs.
  • FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch. Story time designed for the family includes stories, songs, finger plays and more. Open to all ages. A parent or caregiver must attend.

WEDNESDAY

  • TODDLER STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., All Ascension Parish Library locations.
  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown branches.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BLOGGER: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. For anyone interested in creating a blog using Blogger. Will discuss creating an account, the basics of navigating the interface and privacy concerns.

FEB. 26

  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown branches.
  • FOR THE BIRDS!: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch. Make a bird feeder and a bird nest starter to help feathered friends get a jump on spring. Grades 4-8.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital Sister Vernola conference room, 2647 S. St. Elizabeth Blvd., Gonzales. Those that have experienced loss may join the support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process. Free. Registration preferred.
  • HEALTHY COMMUNITY SERIES: : 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LeBlanc’s Frais Marche, 14635 U.S 190, Gonzales. Program on numbers and risk factors for a healthy heart. Along with a heart healthy cooking demonstration, Cardiologist Dr. Darrin Breaux will discuss topics such as cholesterol, blood pressure, risk factors for heart disease and ways to reduce heart attacks. Free. Registration Required. To register, call Leblanc’s Frais Marche concierge desk (225) 673-4255.