Hope Youth Development is planning golf and tennis lessons along with a summer flag football league.

Registration is underway for golf lessons for children ages 5 to 12.

The four-week golf lesson program starts May 14 at Duplessis Park. A second session starts on June 11.

Players can pay $40 per session.

Tennis lessons are set to start Monday at Gonzales Municipal Park. A second session starts on June. 1

Equipment will be provided for tennis and golf lessons.

Registration continues for the summer flag football program through May 31. It starts June 6 in Gonzales.

The league is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 12 and costs $40 for the five-week session.

For information, call Hope Youth Development Director Mark Peters at (225) 647-3927.

Dance camp planned

It’s time to start lining up summer camps.

A popular area summer camp for girls is the Dutchtown Griffin Girls Summer Dance Camp, which is set for June 8-12.

The Dutchtown High Griffin Girls will host the summer dance camp for girls age 3 and older in the school’s gym.

This year’s theme is Movin’ N’Groovin’ and the cost is $50.

For information, email joy.kling@apsb.org or rebecca.graugnard@apsb.org.

Museum sets gospel benefit

Plans are underway for Gospel in the Park, a fundraiser to benefit River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville.

The event is set for noon to 8 p.m. May 16 in Jambalaya Park in Gonzales.

The concert will honor the East Ascension Ministerial Alliance.

Church choirs, dance teams and organizations are invited to take part.

Sponsorships are available. To sponsor the event, to get involved or for information, call Shayla Washington, (225) 253-4242; Linda Reddix, (225) 571-3725; Rachel Burl, (225) 623-7047; Tracy Norman, (225) 978-5422 or Darryl Hambrick, (225) 644-3302.

Paint a sunset at the library

Create a masterpiece during the Ascension Parish Library’s Books and Brushes: Painting at the Library program.

The program is set for 6 p.m. May 19 at the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville.

You don’t have to be Picasso to paint a picture you can enjoy for years to come.

It’s easy, and the library staff will show patrons how to use acrylics to paint a tropical sunset.

The library will provide the brushes, paints and canvas. Participants need to bring an apron.

Seating is limited, so call (225) 473-8052 to reserve your spot today.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215, (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 388-0371; email, ascension@the advocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.