THURSDAY

  • LIBRARY CLOSURE: All Ascension Parish Library branches will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day. Branches will open Friday.
  • CLOSURE: All Ascension Parish governmental offices will be closed in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Offices will reopen Friday.

MONDAY

  • TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT EDUCATION CLASS: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La 30, Gonzales. Monthly classes are held to provide an opportunity to meet others electing to have knee or hip replacement surgery and the team of health professionals who will guide you through the process.

TUESDAY

  • SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING AND MENTORING: Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. Call 381-7130 for appointment.
  • THRIVING WITH DIABETES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Wellness Clinic, 1937 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales. Physicians and members of the health care team will provide a tour and discuss the programs offered at the Wellness Clinic. Whether you are newly diagnosed or if you have had diabetes for years, they provide the education and support to have a better understanding of how to live and thrive with diabetes.
  • ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER NETWORK: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Caregiver Network hosts monthly supportive meetings for caregivers to network with one another.
  • KOKUSAIKA: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Teens.

JAN. 8

  • SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING AND MENTORING: Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Call 381-7130 for appointment.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales and Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.
  • METABOLIC AND INSULIN RESISTANCE: 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Physician’s Office, 17609 Old Jefferson Highway, Prairieville. Learn more about the condition and how to manage through diet, exercise, and proper medication.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola Conference Room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process.