The Bayou Lafourche Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrates May Week on Friday with a family movie night at the River Road African American Museum, 406 Charles St., Donaldsonville.

In 1921, May Week was started by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to observe the importance of higher education and professional achievement, a news release from the chapter said. Since then, celebrations have expanded to include events open to the community.

The outdoor movie will start at 7:30 p.m. and feature “Nightjohn.” This event is free and open to the public.

Concessions will be sold.

Offices closed Monday

All Ascension Parish governmental offices and departments will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

All parish government offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.

ACHS volleyball tournament

Ascension Catholic High School Purple and Gold Club has decided to cancel its softball tournament and host an alumni volleyball tournament Saturday and Sunday at the school.

Entry fees are $25 for an alumnus or parent and $35 for others.

For more information, email

Movie theater opens

Gonzales has a movie theater for the first time in decades.

Officials cut the ribbon May 15 on the new Malco Gonzales Cinema, 1406 N. U.S. 61, next to the Premier Lanes Entertainment Center.

The owners raised money for local children’s charities during a three-day soft opening when movies were $1.

Summer reading program

Relax into reading during Ascension Parish Library’s summer reading program, Booklover’s Summer.

From June 2 through July 31, adult readers will receive a Booklover’s Summer tote bag with the submittal of their first entry form for reading or listening to three books. One tote bag per reader while supplies last.

Readers also will be eligible to win a backyard grilling package featuring a charcoal barbecue grill and a copy of “Emeril at the Grill: A Cookbook for all Seasons” by Emeril Lagasse.

One grilling package will be awarded at each library location, and only one prize per person.

For details on how to enter Booklover’s Summer, visit, drop by any library location for an entry form, or call Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, Galvez at (225) 622-3339, Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052, or Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, ascension@ or Deadline: Noon Monday.