If you're interested in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities, you'll want to make your way to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center from Thursday through Sunday for the 38th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Show highlights include an indoor boat show, fishing tackle and hunting gear vendors, displays of ATVs and off-road vehicles, a tractor and outdoor power equipment area, the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, Splash Dogs competitions for retrievers, a Kids Zone, a Yamaha ATV test track, a bass tank with seminars by pros, fishing and hunting outfitters and a food court.
Donaldsonville's Crescent Park’s restoration is complete, with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony slated for 10 a.m. Friday. The park honors the memory of deceased Councilman Emile Spano.
The park project was a joint partnership between the State Legislature, the city of Donaldsonville and its residents. SJB Group, LLC and GD Architecture, LLC designed the park, with construction carried out by Acadian Commercial Contractors, LLC.
Tweens in grades four through six can make stamps out of foam, then use ink and paint to create prints at Ascension Parish Library. Sessions are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dutchtown Branch, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gonzales Branch and 4 p.m. March 24 at the Donaldsonville Branch.
In celebration of the new “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” movie, the Kanji Klub of Ascension Parish Library will make Power Ranger paper crafts when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday at the Gonzales Branch. Members also will learn some Japanese words and watch the anime “A Certain Scientific Railgun.”
Kanji Klub is for adults ages 18 and older. Cosplay is welcome. Call (225) 647-3955 for details.
“Gardening to Attract Pollinators,” the next workshop in the Ascension Parish Master Gardeners Association’s spring gardening series, is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dutchtown Branch of Ascension Parish Library.
Mila Berhane, senior research associate at Southern University and proprietor of Greenhand Nursery, will discuss how to create a habitat that attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more. Topics include choosing the correct habitat site, methods of pest control, mowing and recognizing beneficial “weeds.”
Call (225) 673-8699 to register.
St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales is offering a free Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program April 11 through May 16. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. three times a week for six weeks at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center walking paths by the fishing pond.
The exercise program can help participants reduce pain and improve overall health through walking safely and comfortably by building flexibility, strength and stamina.
Space is limited and registration is required; call (225) 621-2906.