THURSDAY

  • DISCOVERING EMAIL: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales.
  • PRESCHOOL PROGRAM PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.

PADDLE BAYOU LAFOURCHE: 9 A.M., DONALDSONVILLE BOAT LAUNCH ON LA. 308. THE BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM PADDLING TRIP FROM THE HEADWATERS OF BAYOU LAFOURCHE IN DONALDSONVILLE TO THE COMMUNITY OF LOCKPORT. PADDLERS MAY PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH DAY(S) TO PARTICIPATE (FROM ONE TO FOUR DAYS.) THE 52-MILE, FOUR-DAY TRIP WINDS THROUGH A NUMBER OF RURAL COMMUNITIES AND SEVERAL SMALL CITIES. PADDLERS WILL BE TREATED TO SCENIC NATURAL VISTAS AND A “BACKYARD VIEW” OF THE HISTORIC BAYOU. REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. THERE ARE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PADDLERS ALLOWED PER DAY. CHILDREN HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PADDLE. REGISTRATION FEES ARE PER PERSON, PER DAY (NOT PER CANOE/KAYAK). EVERY PADDLER MUST TURN IN A REGISTRATION FORM. TO RENT A CANOE, THE REGISTRATION FEE IS $60 PER DAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT BTNEP.ORG/SUBSITES/PADDLE/PADDLEHOME.ASPX.

SATURDAY

  • SOUTH LOUISIANA CRAWFISH BOIL, CRAFT & CAR SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. There will be a crawfish boiling contest, eating contest, hot boiled crawfish, car show, pinup contest (’50s attire), bands, craft booths, powered parachute aircrafts, beer booth, kids’ rides, inflatables, karaoke contest, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, washer board contest, celebrity judges and more.
  • EIGHTH ANNUAL 5TH WARD FIREMAN’S FUNDRAISER: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Pelican Point Golf Clubhouse, 6300 Championship Court, Gonzales. There will be a 1-mile Fun Run, kickball tournament, mini-pot cook-off and $1 raffles. Entry fee required for Fun Run. All proceeds go to Fire Department. For more information, contact the Pelican Point Homeowners’ Association, (225) 473-0004.

SUNDAY

  • MUSIC IN THE PARK: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jambalaya Park,1015 E. Cornerview Road, Gonzales. Boogie Men to perform free concert. For more information, call Sandra Alleman at (225) 647-9554.
  • LOUISIANA CWW CLASS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cabela’s. For more information or to register, call instructor Phil Brocato at (225) 931-1903.
  • JOURNEY TO DEMENTIA: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola and Sister Linda conference room, 1125 La. 30 W., Gonzales. An educational program for caregivers presented by Alzheimer’s Services of the Capitol Area. Light lunch will be served. Free registration required.

TUESDAY

  • A BLAZE IN THE SPIRIT: 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave., Gonzales. Free public event hosted by Intl. Prelate Dr. Lloyd Benson Sr., World Link of Churches and Ministries. Experience “Anointed Praise & Worship,” ministry dance, gospel singing, vending booths and food. For more information, visit wlcm.org.
  • FLOOD AWARENESS: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar; and Donaldsonville branches, 500 Mississippi St. Donaldsonville.

WEDNESDAY

  • CHAMBER 101: 8 a.m., Ascension Chamber Office, 1006 W. La. 30, Gonzales. All new chamber members invited to join chamber President/CEO Sherrie Despino for breakfast and a presentation on how to best promote your business through the Ascension Chamber. RSVP by emailing info@ascensionchamber.com.
  • WII AFTERNOON: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BLOGGER: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales.
  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SPRING FLING: 4 p.m., Mike Anderson’s, 500 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Annual Spring Fling on the Patio of Mike Anderson’s. Free for all chamber members.
  • A BLAZE IN THE SPIRIT: 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave., Gonzales. Free public event hosted by Intl. Prelate Dr. Lloyd Benson Sr., World Link of Churches and Ministries. Experience “Anointed Praise & Worship,” ministry dance, gospel singing, vending booths and food. For more information, visit wlcm.org.

APRIL 16

  • RIBBON CUTTING: 2:30 p.m., Bayou Safety & Supply, 6071 Industrial Drive, Geismar.
  • SCORE FREE SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING & MENTORING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch.
  • KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR EGGS AND ENTERTAINMENT: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.
  • A BLAZE IN THE SPIRIT: 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave., Gonzales. Free public event hosted by Intl. Prelate Dr. Lloyd Benson Sr., World Link of Churches & Ministries. Experience “Anointed Praise & Worship,” ministry dance, gospel singing, vending booths and food.