The seventh annual Back 2 School N Style will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, in Gonzales.

Local stylists and barbers will provide free services for kids ages 5 to 15 on a first-come, first-served basis. Girls will be treated to a shampoo and style/blow dry, and boys will receive hair cuts.

The event also will feature free giveaways, door prizes, face painting and other activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Call (225) 675-8558 for information and advance registration.

Election commissioners

Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna’s office will conduct courses to certify new election commissioners in Gonzales at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Courthouse Annex, Building 2, 828 S. Irma Blvd.; and in Donaldsonville at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the courthouse, 300 Houmas St.

Attendance is required at one session only.

Presently certified election commissioners do not have to attend the course.

A certified commissioner who serves on Election Day will receive $200.

Any qualified voter who is not entitled to assistance in voting and is not a candidate in the election may be selected as a commissioner provided that he or she has been certified through successful attendance at commissioner school.

Call (225) 473-9866 or (225) 621-8400 ext. 223 for information.

4th annual kids art show

Artists ages 5 to 13 are invited to submit their original artworks to the fourth annual children’s community art show at River Community Church in Prairieville. Children may submit one entry to this free show.

The exhibit will be on display from Aug. 30 to Sept. 27. Viewing will be on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To view by appointment, contact the Rev. Steve Rhodes at

Submissions should be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas, with a wire on the back for hanging. Works that are matted, with a firm backing with a hanger, will be accepted.

Artwork will be accepted from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24-26. For entry forms and other information, stop by the church at 36367 Old Perkins Road, email Jeanie Liehe at or call (225) 744-4367.

Winners will be announced when the show opens Aug. 30.

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