THURSDAY

  • TAI JI QUAN: Moving for Better Balance: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales.
  • SCORE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Free small business counseling and mentoring.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.
  • TRIVIAL PURSUIT: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. For those that have experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process. Free registration. Meets every Thursday.

FRIDAY

  • MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT — SUPERHERO MASK: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch.
  • 48TH ANNUAL GONZALES JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales. The festival features world champion jambalaya served daily, music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food, 5K and 1-mile fun run.

SATURDAY

  • LIBRARY CLOSED: All day, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch only.
  • 5TH ANNUAL CABELA’S BLOOD PRESSURE 4 KIDS FISHING DERBY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cabela’s Pond, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. Registration starts at 8 a.m. All age groups can fish from 9 a.m. to noon with awards at 12:30 p.m. There will be free blood pressure screenings for all children.
  • GROWING UP GIRLS: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Help for daughters to understand the physical and emotional changes she will experience through puberty. A matter-of-fact discussion on this normal part of growing up. Designed for girls ages 9 to 11 and their moms. $15.
  • 48TH ANNUAL GONZALES JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales.

SUNDAY

  • 48TH ANNUAL GONZALES JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: 5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales.

MONDAY

  • LIBRARY CLOSED: All day, All Ascension Parish Library branches will be closed for Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 26.

TUESDAY

  • MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT SUPERHERO MASK: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • TAI JI QUAN MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.

SKIN CANCER SCREENING: 6 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., ST. ELIZABETH MEDICAL PLAZA, II SUITE 1040 (BEHIND ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL), 1125 W. LA. 30, GONZALES. IN RECOGNITION OF SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL AND MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER CENTER ARE PARTNERING TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT HAD A SKIN CANCER SCREENING BY A PHYSICIAN IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.

TWEEN SPA DAY: 2 P.M. TO 3 P.M. ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, DONALDSONVILLE BRANCH, 500 MISSISSIPPI ST., DONALDSONVILLE.

  • TEEN OPEN MIC: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.

WEDNESDAY

  • CAMP APPLE: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • BEHIND THE MASK SUPERHEROES AT PLAY: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.
  • UNIVERSAL CLASS/ATOMIC TRAINING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.

MAY 28

  • SMART START BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Total Care Injury & Pain Center, 219 W. East Bank, Gonzales. Start morning right with a hot cup of coffee and networking.
  • TAI JI QUAN MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE:10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch
  • RIBBON CUTTING: 1 p.m., Bayou Safety & Supply, 6071 Industrial Drive, Geismar. Join the Ascension Chamber in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • SUPER HERO BOTTLE CAP NECKLACES: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez and Dutchtown branches.
  • A GUIDE TO WRITING RÉSUMES: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • FLORAL HAIR CLIPS CRAFTING: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.