Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales is partnering with St. Elizabeth Hospital for an eight-week course called Operation Change 4 Life.

Seminars and physical activities are slated for Mondays beginning Jan. 11 through March 7 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., excluding Jan. 18. Participants will receive support and motivation from the pros as well as education on healthy living strategies to cultivate positive health choices through lifestyle and behavior change.

Call (225) 621-2906 to register or for information.

4-H kicks off 2016

Ascension Parish 4-H is diving into 2016 with a number of events this month.

JAN. 14: Annual pet show open to all Ascension Parish 4-H members, Lamar Dixon 4-H Building; registration at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 6 p.m. Main categories are cats, dogs and other pets; all categories have sub-categories such as longest tail and brightest color; each category has a best -dressed competition. Entry fee is $1. Concession stand benefits Ascension Parish 4-H Livestock Club.

JAN. 15: Annual Stick Horse Rodeo, Lamar Dixon 4-H Building; registration at 6 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m. Open to all youth 11 years old and younger; classes are Buckin’ Horse, Buckin’ Bull, Flag Race and Barrel Racing. Stick horse rodeo entry fee is $5.

JAN. 16: Annual Livestock Show, Lamar Dixon 4-H Building and Arena; show begins at 8 a.m. Cattle, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits and poultry exhibited. Open to the public for spectating.

Call the Ascension 4-H office at (225) 621-5799

Crocheting at the library

“Knot Again: Let’s Make a Bag!” will be held for three consecutive Thursday s beginning Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Donaldsonville Branch of Ascension Parish Library.

Whether experienced or a newcomer, participants will learn single- and double-crochet techniques and how to work with granny squares and borders to design and create your own granny square bag.

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

‘Hairspray’ hits the stage

East Ascension High School’s theater department is staging “Hairspray Jr.” at 7 p.m. through Friday at the Ascension Community Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by emailing or calling (225) 621-2400.

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