Krewe of Diversion

The Krewe of Diversion takes to the water at noon Saturday heading out onto the Diversion Canal from the La. 22 bridge. Boats will end the ride at Manny’s, which will be offering live music and food starting at noon and a live auction starting around 5:30 p.m. once all the boats arrive. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Temporary road closure

Duplessis Road north of Gonzales will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday while workers install catch basins between La. 73 and Ridgewood Road. The closure will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and is expected to last three weeks.

Kanji Klub

Join Ascension Parish Library’s Kanji Klub at 6 p.m. Monday at the Gonzales Branch to create Wolverine claws out of foam floor mats and bamboo skewers, learn some Japanese words and watch “Dragon Ball Super.”

Kanji Klub is for ages 18 and older. Call (225) 647-3955 for details.

Black History Month

“Black History Month: Through the Eyes and Ears of the Next Generation,” a night of celebration and history, begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ascension Parish Library’s Dutchtown Branch. Dutchtown High School students will share what Black History Month means to them through speeches, poems, music and art.

All ages are welcome to attend. Call (225) 673-8699 for details.

Open mic night

Teen singers, songwriters, poets and musicians can share their creativity during open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dutchtown Branch of Ascension Parish Library.

Teens must be in grades six through 12 to perform and should bring 10 minutes of material. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Call (225) 673-8699 for details.

Gardening workshop

Clegg’s Nursery horticulturist Butch Drewes will identify Louisiana Super Plants and explain the process involved in becoming a Super Plant at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ascension Parish Library’s Gonzales Branch.

Call (225) 647-3955 to register.

Heart disease seminar

St. Elizabeth Hospital is offering a free heart disease seminar with Charla B. Johnson, registered nurse, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Sister Linda conference room. A heart-healthy lunch will be served. Tours of the diagnostic heart catheterization lab will be available after the seminar.

Preregistration is required; call (225) 621-2906.

Black politics in Louisiana

Learn about the evolution of black politics in Louisiana with Wayne Parent at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Donaldsonville Branch of Ascension Parish Library.

Parent is the Russel B. Long Endowed Professor of Political Science at LSU and author of “Inside the Carnival: Unmasking Louisiana Politics.” He will discuss race, political culture and voting patterns in the South from Pinckney Pinchback to the present day. Pinchback was the first African-American governor in U.S. history, serving as Louisiana governor from Dec. 9, 1872, to Jan. 13, 1873.

Registration is required; call (225) 473-8052.

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