THURSDAY

  • LAP-SIT STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales and Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Also Oct. 30.
  • ADVENTURE TIME!: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown branch. A teen program.
  • DENTAL CARE GROUP’S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dental Care Group, 16270 Airline Highway, Suite B, Prairieville. Open house and reception.
  • HALLOWEEN FUN: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Galvez branch and 6:30 p.m., Gonzales branch.
  • A GUIDE TO WRITING RESUMES: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales branch. An adult program.

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. (225) 647-8511 OR WWW.STEH.COM. ALSO OCT. 30.

FRIDAY

  • BREAST CANCER SCREENING: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m., First Pilgrim Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 11453 La. 73, Geismar. Appointment required. (225) 215-1234 or www.marybird.org.
  • HISET (FORMERLY GED) RESOURCES: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch.

SATURDAY

  • THE WOMAN IN YOU: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Catherine’s Church Hall, 421 St. Patrick St., Donaldsonville. A health and wellness seminar for women. Registration required. www.eventbrite.com.
  • KIDS HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gonzales Middle School, 1502 W. Orice Roth Road, Gonzales. Sponsored by the Phi Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and La Fondation Rose et Verte de Louisiane.
  • DUTCHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING CONTEST: 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dutchtown High School football field. Tickets are $5 for the public, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children under 3 or for those with a military ID. They can be purchased at the gate.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • 22ND ANNUAL CAJUN VILLAGE FALLFEST 2014: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., C & C Treasures at Cajun Village, 6482 A La. 22, Sorrento. There will be Cajun music, food, kids’ games, face painting and local crafters and artists. Sorrento Fire Department will have their family safety van. Free. (225) 675-6313.

SUNDAY

  • LA CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT COURSE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. Topics include NRA first steps pistol course, pistol knowledge, ammunition and pistol shooting fundamentals, deadly force versus conflict resolution, handgun shoot positions and range firing. Course fees include class instruction, range fees and targets. Registration required. (225) 931-1903.

LITTLE ANGEL’S FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL: NOON TO 8 P.M., LAMAR DIXON EXPO CENTER, 9039 ST. LANDRY, GONZALES. THERE WILL BE A 5K RUN, PETTING ZOO, CAR SHOW, BALLOON TETHERING AND BOUNCY INFLATABLES TO SUPPORT THE LITTLE ANGELS FOUNDATION. RV PARKING AVAILABLE. (225) 450-1009.

MONDAY

  • ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112 S. E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales.

TUESDAY

  • WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT GROUP: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • STOP SMOKING GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • NURTURING PARENTING, ADULT & CHILDREN GROUPS: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • HOT WHEELS PARTY: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Galvez Branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.
  • GROWING UP GIRLS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room. A class for preteen girls and their parents to help understand the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Registration is required. $15.
  • ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • GARDENING SERIES: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch. The topic is “Pathways to Creative Landscapes.”
  • TEEN OPEN MIC: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown Branch.
  • FAMILY STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Donaldsonville Branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville.

WEDNESDAY

  • TODDLER STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library All Branches.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales, Galvez, and Dutchtown Branches.
  • SHARING THE JOURNEY RESOURCES 101: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sister Linda conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital. Supportive educational workshops for caregivers and individuals with dementia. A light lunch will be provided. Free, but registration is required.
  • ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 1 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 419 Memorial Blvd., Donaldsonville.
  • ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Donaldsonville.
  • ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.

OCT. 30

  • BILINGUAL STORYTIME: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch.
  • ANXIETY REDUCTION GROUP: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, Gonzales.
  • JOHNETTE DOWNING: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch. El Sueno de Los Islenos (The Dream of the Canary Islanders). A youth program.