THURSDAY

  • TASTE OF ASCENSION: Two-week event highlights cuisine from many popular local restaurants that have created special price-fixed menus that will be available for the event. View list of participating restaurants and menus on tasteofascension.com.
  • LAP-SIT STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd.; and Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar.
  • TAI JI QUAN: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • BILINGUAL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • SCORE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown Branch.
  • MINECRAFT PARTY: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville Branch, 500 Mississippi St.
  • COMIC ART ACCESSORIES: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ascension Parish Library, Galvez Branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.
  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • DIY WINGED SHOES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. For those who have experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process. Free registration. Meets every Thursday.

FRIDAY

  • SUPERHERO CAPE: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • POP ART PORTRAITS: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • SWAMP POP AND SOUTH LOUISIANA MUSIC: 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave, Gonzales. Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Festivities include Jambalaya Festival Association cook-off, car show, poker run and pageant. www.swamppopmusicfest.com.

SATURDAY

  • FREE + RECYCLING = FREECYCLING: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez.
  • SWAMP POP AND SOUTH LOUISIANA MUSIC: 5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S St. Landry Ave, Gonzales. Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Festivities include Jambalaya Association Cook-Off, car show, poker run and pageant. www.swamppopmusicfest.com.
  • ART GUMBO MARKET: Houmas House Plantation, 40136 La. 942, Darrow. A monthly open air sales event featuring arts and crafts booths by members of River Region Art Association. Free and open to the public. The market includes complimentary food tasting from Latil’s Landing Restaurant. Café Burnside, on the grounds at Houmas House, is open for casual dining during the market.

MONDAY

  • DIY WINGED SHOES: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT SERIES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

TUESDAY

  • TAI JI QUAN:10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • MURDER MYSTERY MASQUERADE: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • SUPERHERO ACADEMY END-OF-SUMMER PARTY: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.

WEDNESDAY

  • DISCOVERING EMAIL: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: 10:30 a.m., Prime Occupational Medicine 2612 S. Ruby St. Gonzales
  • TODDLER STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, all branch locations.
  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez, and Dutchtown branches.
  • BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT SERIES: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.

THURSDAY

  • LAP-SIT STORY TIME: 10 am to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown.
  • TAI JI QUAN: 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD 2013: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville.
  • PASSPORT TO HEALTH: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Donaldsonville Parish Health Unit Building, 901 Catalpa St., Donaldsonville. Learn how dieting and high blood pressure are connected.
  • CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pelican Point Golf Club, 6300 Championship Court, Gonzales. Sponsored by Pelican Point Golf Club and Guaranty Media. Gordy Rush from Eagle 98.1 will give a preview of the 2015 LSU football season.
  • MURDER MYSTERY MASQUERADE: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • COFFEE & CRAFTS—STRAY SOCK SEWING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. For those who have experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process. Free registration. Meets every Thursday.