The River Region Art Association continues its plans to heat up the summer and fall with art shows.

Click Art, the RRAA’s annual photography exhibit featuring youth and adult categories, is set for Aug. 19-29 at the Depot Gallery, 1008 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

Competitors should bring up to three photos, framed and wired for hanging, to the gallery from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15.

Visitors to the exhibit will get to vote for their favorite photographs. A public reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the gallery.

Coinciding with the Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival, RRAA also will sponsor the Awesome Art Exhibition at the Gonzales City Hall, 120 S. Irma Blvd.

All ages are welcome to compete in the judged exhibit.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the artists at the closing reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 21.

Entry forms are available online at www.riverregion or at the Depot Gallery. For more information, contact Betty Marks at (225) 939-9917 or, or call the RRAA’s office at (225) 644-8496.

Self-defense for women

A free self - d efense class for women ages 16 and older will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 11 at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Gonzales, 1217 S. Burnside Ave.

Local law enforcement officers Mike Scott and Tyson Dennis will offer tips and teach basic maneuvers.

Attendees should wear casual, comfortable clothing.

Registration is required; email or sign up at the table in the First Baptist Church Welcome Center.

Superhero Bingo on tap

S uperheroes are taking center stage at all branches of the Ascension Parish Library .

If you love playing bingo and winning cool prizes, come in for Superhero Bingo ( p icture bingo for children in prekindergarten through first - g rade and traditional bingo for children in second through fifth grade ) .

Superhero Bingo will be in Dutchtown and Gonzales on Monday and Galvez and Donaldsonville on Tuesday . There will be two sessions at each location. Bingo for pre k indergarten ers through first-graders will be at 9:30 a.m. at all locations, and bingo for grades 2-5 will be at 11:30 a.m. at all locations. Galvez will hold a third session at 6:30 p.m. for all ages.

Many of the programs at the library this summer focus on the theme, “ Every Hero Has a Story. ” During the Hero Saves the Day program, children can rescue animals in peril and have fun along the way. Put your hero skills to good use in Donaldsonville at 10:30 a.m. on Monday .

Create your own superhero signal at 2 p.m. Monday in Galvez or at 2 p.m. on July 2 i n Donaldsonvill e . S uperhero Signals is for second- to fifth-graders.

Sign up for the “ Every Hero Has a Story ” summer reading program when you stop in to participate in any of these events.

For more information on summer programs for children, call the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, in Galvez at (225) 622-3339, in Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699, or in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052. All library programs are free and open to the public.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952, (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 388-0371; email, ascension@the or Deadline: noon Monday.