Talent Visual Arts students from the first through 12th grades of the Ascension Parish Gifted and Talented Program are featured in “Through Younger Eyes,” an exhibit at the Gonzales Branch of Ascension Public Library through Feb. 27.

Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Closed for Mardi Gras

All branches of Ascension Parish Library and all Ascension Parish governmental offices and departments will be closed Tuesday for Mardi Gras. Regular hours will resume Wednesday.

Lunch and Learn events

St. Elizabeth Hospital , at 1125 W. La. 30 in Gonzales, has two free Lunch and Learn events scheduled next week.

Dr. Darrin Breaux, of the Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, will present “Heart Failure and You” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Breaux, an interventional cardiologist, will discuss the warning signs, symptoms, causes and risks of heart failure, as well as how it is diagnosed and treatment options. A heart-healthy lunch will be served.

Katherine Schillings, a licensed clinical social worker with Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, will discuss Alzheimer’s and other dementias from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Schillings will talk about behavioral challenges that accompany Alzheimer’s and other dementias and how to respond.

Call (225) 621-2906 for information.

Black identity presentation

Dr. Jas Sullivan will present “Black Identity: What Does It Mean for Black Leaders?” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Dutchtown Branch of Ascension Parish Library.

Sullivan is a tenured associate professor of political science and African and African-American studies at LSU, as well as director of undergraduate studies and an associate chair in the Department of Political Science.

Call (225) 673-8699 for information.

Pet show winners revealed

The Ascension Parish 4-H Pet Show was held Jan. 14 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, kicking off the Ascension Parish Livestock Show.

Overall first-place winners included Desiree Falgout, Lake Middle, puppies; Joey Zeringue, Lake Elementary, small dogs; Abby Lobell, Dutchtown Middle, medium dogs; Caitlin Dulainey, Dutchtown Primary, large dogs; Cain Braud, Central Primary, and Camille Anthony, Prairieville Middle, other animals; and Sarah James, St. Amant Middle, cats.

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