THURSDAY

  • LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville.

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 6:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY DUTCHTOWN BRANCH, 13278 LA. 73, GEISMAR; GONZALES, 708 S. IRMA BLVD., GONZALES; AND GALVEZ BRANCH, 40300 LA. 42. PRAIRIEVILLE.

  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 La. 30 W., Gonzales. Support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process.

SATURDAY

  • GONZALES DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL SIGN-UPS: 9 a.m. to noon, Gonzales City Hall Boys ages 9-12 years old. Registration also open Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. All returning coaches and perspective coaches contact Glen Elrod (225) 937-9461 prior to sign up dates. Registration is $40.
  • GIVING QUILT EXHIBIT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. All quilts displayed are donated to a charitable cause. Hundreds of quilts, special guild challenge display, vendors, scissors sharpened demonstrations, door prizes and several activities for adults and children. Free.
  • FRIENDS OF TUCKER KID’S FISHING DERBY: 10 a.m., Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. There will be a winner for each age group and a live weigh-in at 1 p.m. Ages 14 and under. The first 100 kids will receive a free Cabela’s fishing pole. Registration is $15 to fish.
  • GET A GRIP: 10 a.m., Cabela’s. Selecting the correct handgun can be an intimidating process. Store outfitters will help customers choose the correct gun.

INTRO TO TACTICAL FIREARMS: 11 A.M., CABELA’S. LEARN MORE ABOUT TACTICAL FIREARMS. FROM BREAK DOWN TO CLEANING IT PROPERLY, FIREARM OUTFITTERS WILL SHOW THE BASICS.

ALZHEIMER’S LUNCH AND LEARN: NOON TO 1 P.M., ST. ELIZABETH HOSPITAL. THERE ARE MANY MYTHS AND QUESTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. THE GOAL OF THE PRESENTATION IS TO DISCUSS THE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SYMPTOMS AND THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF A CAREGIVER GIVING CARE TO A LOVED ONE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED. FREE. REGISTRATION PREFERRED. CALL (225) 621-2906.

  • INTRO TO CONCEAL AND CARRY WEAPONS: 1 p.m., Cabela’s. Participants have the chance to ask questions and make the decision to become a concealed weapon carrier.
  • HOME FIREARMS SAFETY: 3 p.m., Cabela’s.

SUNDAY

  • GET A GRIP:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 10 a.m., Cabela’s. Information on selecting the correct handgun.

GIVING QUILT EXHIBIT: 12 P.M. TO 4 P.M., LAMAR DIXON EXPO CENTER, 9039 ST. LANDRY ROAD, GONZALES. ALL QUILTS DISPLAYED ARE DONATED TO A CHARITABLE CAUSE. HUNDREDS OF QUILTS, SPECIAL GUILD CHALLENGE DISPLAY, VENDORS, SCISSORS SHARPENED DEMONSTRATIONS, DOOR PRIZES AND SEVERAL ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN. FREE.

MONDAY

  • LSBDC SMALL-BUSINESS CONSULTING: Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch. Persons wanting to start or improve a small business receive private, two-hour consulting sessions designed to provide professional help in areas of financing, marketing and accounting. Potential small-business owners can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections, marketing, licensing requirements and site selection. All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment, call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 774-9213.

TUESDAY

  • A MATTER OF BALANCE — MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Call (225) 647-3955 to register. Registration is for the entire 8-week course.

ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS BANQUET: 6:30 P.M., CLARION INN & CONFERENCE CENTER, 1500 LA. 30, GONZALES. $50 PER GUEST OR $375 FOR TABLE OF 8. FOR INFORMATION EMAIL, INFO@ ASCENSIONCHAMBER.COM.

  • GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE: 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Physician Office, 17609 Old Jefferson Highway, Prairieville. Participants can join Dr. Rahil Shah, gastroenterologist with St. Elizabeth Physicians, to learn about treatment options to improve your digestive health and prevent complications associated with GERD. Free. Registration preferred. Call (225) 621-2906.

PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY, DONALDSONVILLE AND DUTCHTOWN BRANCHES. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM.

WEDNESDAY

  • LSBDC SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING: Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch. Persons wanting to start or improve a small business receive private, two-hour consulting sessions designed to provide professional help in areas of financing, marketing and accounting. Potential small-business owners can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections, marketing, licensing requirements and site selection. All services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment call the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at (225) 922-0998.

FEB. 12

  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 La. 30 W., Gonzales. Support group facilitated by the Grief Pajama Storytime: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez branches. Preschool program.