Ascension Council on Aging is presenting its eighth annual Senior Prom for area residents 60 and older.

The dance is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the ACOA Gonzales Senior Center, 526 S. Irma Blvd.

Admission is $5 for COA participants and $10 for other residents.

For information or to buy tickets, call the Gonzales Senior Center at (225) 621-5750 or Donaldsonville at (225) 473-3789.

Free concert Sunday

The Gonzales Mayor’s Council on Arts’ Music in the Park concert series continues Sunday at 2 p.m. with a performance by Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble.

The free concert is in Jambalaya Park.

Exploring heritage

Ascension Parish Library, the Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs and the Jambalaya Festival Association will present “Explore Your Heritage” at 9 a.m. April 23 at the library’s Gonzales Branch.

The all-day event features programs for children and adults, including presentations by genealogists, authors and children’s performers, crafts and activities.

For more information, call Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052, Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, Galvez at (225) 622-3339 or Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

Veggie garden contest

The LSU Agricultural Center’s Ascension Parish group is sponsoring its annual Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May.

The contest is held to encourage home vegetable gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption, economic gain and to improve their knowledge of cultural practices and insect and disease control in the home vegetable garden, a news release said.

Categories for vegetable gardens include youth gardens, adult small home vegetable gardens, adult medium gardens and adult large gardens.

All gardens must have at least four types of vegetables. Only gardens located in Ascension Parish are eligible for participation. Gardens will be judged mid-May.

To enter or for information, call Craig Roussel at (225) 621-5799 no later than May 1.

Recipe for success

Tommy’s Fish House seafood manager Daniel Mader and his father, Henry Knieper, won their division in the second annual South Louisiana Crawfish Boiling Contest on April 2 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Mader and Knieper finished fourth overall.

“This crawfish boiling recipe was created by Mr. Henry (Knieper) years ago when he was the general manager of Tommy’s Fish House, and over the last 3½ years, his son has been carrying on and refining that recipe to make the best boiled crawfish in Louisiana. We are so proud of them and grateful they are part of the Tommy’s family,” said Stephen Tressitt, current general manager at Tommy’s.

The contest, sponsored by Cajun Livin N Cookin, benefited the Dreams Come True Foundation.

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