THURSDAY

  • LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Noon, Ascension Parish Library Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville; 6:30 p.m., Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar; Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales; and Galvez, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.

LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 P.M. TO 7 P.M., ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, SISTER VERNOLA CONFERENCE ROOM, 2647 S. ST. ELIZABETH BLVD., GONZALES. FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED LOSS OF ANY KIND. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED. WWW.STEH.COM.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: 7 P.M., FRANK’S SMOKEHOUSE, 17425 AIRLINE HIGHWAY, PRAIRIEVILLE. LIBERTARIAN PARTY ASCENSION PARISH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO MEET.

SATURDAY

  • LADIES DAY OUT: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. Activities include demos and games relating to hunting, fishing, shooting, camping and hiking. The first 100 ladies to check-in the morning of the event will receive a gift; all participants will receive a store discount available until the end of the event. www.cabelas.com.

MONDAY

  • TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT CLASS: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Linda conference room. For residents considering knee or hip replacement surgery to receive information from pre-admission to rehabilitation. Free, but registration is required. www.steh.com.

TUESDAY

  • ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Caregiver Network. Free, but registration is preferred. www.steh.com.
  • THRIVING WITH DIABETES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Linda conference room. Cardiologist Wilson Wang will explain the connection between heart disease and diabetes. Free, but registration is preferred. www.steh.com.
  • SCORE: by appointment, Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales. Ascension Parish Library and SCORE — Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling in Ascension Parish for new business start-ups and mentoring for existing businesses. Counseling sessions are held at two library locations each month by appointment: the first Tuesday morning and third Tuesday afternoon at the library in Gonzales and the second and third Thursday evenings at the library in Dutchtown. To learn more, visit www.scorebr.org. To schedule a counseling appointment, call (225) 381-7130 or toll-free (877) 381-7130 and specify which library location.

WEDNESDAY

  • SHARING THE JOURNEY — RESOURCES 101: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Linda conference room. Supportive educational workshops for caregivers and individuals with dementia. Light lunch provided. Free, but registration is required. www.steh.com.
  • POVERTY POINT PRESENTATION: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. To celebrate Louisiana Archaeology Month, Ascension Parish Library will host a presentation on the newest World Heritage Site, Poverty Point State Historical Site, recently selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Diana Greenlee, adjunct professor at University of Louisiana in Monroe and station archeologist at Poverty Point State Historic Site, to talk. For more information or to register, please call 647-3955.