The East Ascension High School football game against Thibodeaux on Friday will be dedicated to the men and women who have served our country.

Military personnel, firefighters and police officers with identification will be allowed into the game free of charge.

Creating quilted dot bags

The Cajun Country Quilters will be on hand at the Dutchtown branch of the Ascension Parish Library to lead a course in creating quilted dot bags at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Attendees need basic sewing skills and must bring a sewing machine with a manual, attachments, thread, scissors, a seam ripper and straight pins. They also may bring a sack lunch.

Space is limited; call (225) 673-8699 to register or for more information.

Here to there and back

Do your children know how to find their home? Can they read and follow a map? If not, they can learn mapping skills at the Dutchtown branch of the Ascension Parish Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“From Here to There and Back Again — Mapping Skills Discovered” will introduce such concepts as reading a simple map, mapping a room using blocks, using location words to navigate an obstacle course and following a map to treasure.

The program is for children ages 3 to 7, and space is limited, so register early. Call (225) 673-8699.

Take a stand against falls

The Ascension Parish Library, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Capital Area Agency on Aging, Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake and Ascension Council on Aging will host a workshop at noon Tuesday at the library in Gonzales in recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Day.

The workshop includes a lecture on fall prevention strategies, a fall prevention and home safety video, free balance screenings and demonstrations of A Matter of Balance and Tai Ji Quan exercises.

Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults.

For more information, call the library at (225) 647-3955 or St. Elizabeth Community Education at (225) 621-2906.

Prostate cancer screening

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center are offering free prostate cancer screenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the mobile unit in the rear parking lot of the Clarion Inn and Conference Center in Gonzales.

The screenings are for men 45 and older who do not have a doctor or who have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months.

The exam includes a PSA blood test and a physical exam performed by a physician.

Healthy Community Series

Gastroenterologist Elizabeth Bollinger will be the speaker at the next session of the Healthy Community Series at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at LeBlanc’s Frais Marche, Duplessis. The topic is “GERD: How to Reduce Acid Reflux Through Diet.”

Registration is required; call (225) 673-4255.

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