The next Ascension Parish Senior Citizen Sock Hop starts at noon Friday with lunch at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center gym.

The band plays until 3 p.m.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said the event was rescheduled from its original Sept. 26 date because of the conflicting Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival, which is Sept. 26-27 at Lamar-Dixon, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave. in Gonzales.

Don’t sleep through this fundraiser

East Ascension High School is hosting its third annual mattress fundraiser sale on Oct. 4 at the school gym.

Over the past 2 years, East Ascension has earned nearly $30,000 from this event.

There will be 25 different mattresses to choose from in all sizes, including twin, full, queen, king, California king and special sizes. The mattresses will be arranged for customers to try out just like in a mattress or furniture store. Displayed will be plush sets, pillow-tops sets, latex, memory foam, gel beds and much more.

Bed frames, mattress protectors and home delivery will also be available.

All forms of payment will be accepted and profits will go directly to the school.

For more information email Sarah Thibodeaux at

Alopecia awareness

Trichologist Ynohtna Tureaud will discuss alopecia during a 6 p.m. Sept. 30 presentation at the Ascension Parish Library’s Donaldsonville branch.

The program is being held in conjunction with National Alopecia Awareness month. Alopecia, the medical term for hair loss, is experienced by over 90 million Americans, a news release from the library said. Hair loss can be a very sensitive subject, and it is often overlooked or misconceived. It can occur as a natural part of aging, due to a disease or injury or due to medications.

Tureaud, who has been in the hair care industry for the past 15 years, has been a trichologist for over three years specializing in hair loss and scalp disorders. Tureaud, a graduate of the National Trichology Training Institute in Stockbridge, Georgia, is a certified trichology practitioner through the American Medical Certification Association.

Little Angels fundraiser

The Little Angels Foundation’s Bailout Batman fundraiser is Saturday in Jambalaya Park.

The event will include clowns, snowballs and the announcement of the winner of the Batman raffle.

The foundation provides caskets for deceased children.

For information, visit

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, or Deadline: noon Monday.