THURSDAY

  • ASCENSION NETWORKING BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Ascension Business Connection will hold a networking event featuring Dr. Christina Smith, of Sozo Nutritional Health Consulting. She will give a presentation about how stomach health is connected to business health. (225) 621-2906.
  • DOC MCSTUFFINS PARTY: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez, 40300 S. Irma Blvd. Come celebrate the end of the summer reading program with the popular doctor in training, Doc. McStuffins. (225) 622-3339.
  • DR. WHO PARTY: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Blvd. Come celebrate the popular, British sci-fi show. (225) 647-3955.
  • INTERNET BASICS: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: 6 p.m., Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital. The group helps people go through the grieving process. (225) 621-2906 or fmolhs.org/steh.

FRIDAY

  • BACK TO SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Donaldsonville High School, 100 Tiger Drive. “The Leader in Me” program with featured speaker Joseph “Mr. Gabe” Sonnier. Call Wanda August at (225) 717-2463 or email wanda.august@apsb.org.

SATURDAY

  • 54TH ANNUAL KIDS FISHING RODEO: 6:30 a.m., registration; 7 a.m., fishing, Twin Lakes Park, La. 74 at Interstate 10, Dutchtown. Children will be grouped by age. There will be trophies along with free hot dogs, jambalaya and beverages. East Ascension Sportsman’s League is sponsoring. easlonline.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • CLASSIC ARMS GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. About 70 vendors will buy, sell and trade a variety of guns, knives and accessories. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent with them. (225) 621-1700 or lamardixonexpocenter.com.

MONDAY

  • TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT EDUCATION CLASS: 9:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital. To register, call (225) 621-2906 or email deborah.cray@steh.com.

TUESDAY

  • ALZHEIMER’S SERVICES OF THE CAPITAL AREA CAREGIVER NETWORK: 10:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital. To register, call (225) 621-2906 or email deborah.cray@steh.com.
  • SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING: Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Call (225) 381-7130 to make an appointment for free business consulting.

WEDNESDAY

  • RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: 1 p.m., Baton Rouge Braces Company, 16206 Airline Highway, Prairieville. The new location will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ascension Chamber will host.
  • KOKUSAIKA: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. The club discusses Japanese culture.

AUG. 7

  • ALZHEIMER’S LUNCH-N-LEARN: 11:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital. Learn the art of redirection and other techniques to improve communication with Alzheimer’s disease patients. To register, call (225) 621-2906 or email deborah.cray@steh.com.
  • LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Noon, Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St., (225) 473-8052; and 6:30 p.m., Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, (225) 673-8699; Gonzales and Galvez.
  • BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 4:30 p.m., Tags & Titles, 11296 La. 431, St. Amant. Come network after work.