The Ascension 4-H Foundation is selling sweet potatoes and Bergeron peeled pecan halves for its second annual fall fundraiser.

Sweet potatoes are $12 for a 10-pound box or $25 for a 40-pound box; pecans are $25 for a 3-pound box. Orders are due Oct. 20, must be prepaid and can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6-5 at the 4-H office in Gonzales.

To place an order, contact an Ascension Parish 4-H member or call (225) 621-5799.

Rockin’ with Eddie Money

A classic rock concert featuring Eddie Money with special guest Andy Childs will benefit the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana’s community and member programs.

The show begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Tickets are $27 each and available by calling (225) 360-3380 or clicking on the “Contribute Now” button at

Beating insulin resistance

Dr. Sean DeBarros, of St. Elizabeth Physicians, will give a presentation on metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and behavioral and lifestyle changes to help prevent diabetes at 6 p.m. Monday at the Galvez Branch of the Ascension Parish Library.

Registration is preferred; call the library at (225) 622-3339 or St. Elizabeth Community Education at (225) 621-2906.

Thriving with diabetes

Physical therapist Gus Gutierrez will talk about the role of exercise in blood glucose control at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Wellness Clinic, 1937 Burnside Ave., Gonzales.

There is no charge to attend. Registration is preferred; call (225) 621-2906 to sign up.

Coping with joint pain

A special dinner presentation on osteoarthritis, joint pain and new technologies in hip and knee replacements begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Sister Vernola Conference Room at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The presenter is Dr. Matthew Copple, of the Orthopaedic and Sports Clinic.

A light dinner will be served. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Call (225) 621-2906 to reserve your seat.

Let’s wine and dine

The Rotary Club of East Ascension will hold its second annual fall wine tasting from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Parc 73, 14379 La. 73 in Prairieville. Proceeds benefit the club’s community service and humanitarian outreach programs.

Wines will be provided by Glazer’s Baton Rouge. There will be food, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the Ascension Chamber of Commerce office.

For more information, contact Liz Laurent at (225) 802-9796 or llaurent@, or Traci Adams at (225) 931-1304 or tadams@keylending

School fundraiser tickets

It’s not too late to get your tickets for the R. Rayborn Charter School fundraiser, featuring an Irma Thomas concert, at the Clarion Inn on Oct. 15.

A meet and greet with hors d’ouevres and cash bar begins at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Sponsorships, VIP and general admission tickets for advance purchase are available. All tickets will be $100 at the door.

Call Sharon Morris at (225) 955-4683 or email sharon

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