Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, in collaboration with St. Elizabeth Hospital and the Church of Donaldsonville, will sponsor breast cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 810 Martin Luther King Drive, in Donaldsonville.

There is no charge for those without insurance. Insurance will be billed for mammograms. Call (225) 214-1234 for appointment.

Making mood slime

Children in grades two through five will explore thermochromism at Ascension Parish Library’s Dutchtown Branch at 10 a.m. Saturday. Make a heat-sensitive, color-changing slime while learning how thermochromic pigments work. Kids will receive a slime to take home.

Space is limited; call (225) 673-8699 to register.

Canary Islanders to meet

Mark Lazzard will present the findings of his research on the history of Matais Rodrigues, of Donaldsonville, at the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., in Baton Rouge.

Rodrigues was born in Donaldsonville in 1796. His parents were both Canary Islander emigrants who settled along Bayou LaFourche in the 1780s.

All meetings are open to the public.

Veterans Parade

Don’t forget — the Ascension Veterans Associations’ Veterans Parade rolls at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gonzales, starting and ending on Irma Boulevard.

Eatel Corp. will film the parade and air it at a later date.

Pajama storytime

Ascension Parish Library will host a series of farm-themed Pajama Storytimes for children ages 7 and younger and their families. Families are invited to wear appropriate pajamas.

Storytimes are Tuesday in Donaldsonville and Dutchtown and Thursday, Nov. 12, in Gonzales and Galvez. All storytimes begin at 6:30 p.m.

Stress management

St. Elizabeth Hospital social workers Evelyn Pipkin and Doris Stockwell will discuss ways to manage stress from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital’s Sister Linda conference room.

There is no charge to attend. A low-fat, low-sodium holiday lunch and recipes will be included. Registration is preferred; call (225) 621-2906.

Lunch and learn

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales will host a free lunch and learn with Dana Territo at noon Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Sister Linda conference room. A light lunch will be provided.

Territo will speak about the type of quality-of-life activities that can be done with people suffering from dementia.

Christmas Parade

The Jambalaya Festival Association is taking applications for its 2015 Christmas Parade, set for 2 p.m. Dec. 13 along Burnside Avenue in Gonzales.

This year’s theme is “A Cajun Christmas,” with Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux as grand marshal.

Downloadable forms are available at The final date to turn in applications is Dec. 1. Any late applications will require the addition of a late fee.

Email questions to

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