THURSDAY

  • HOME VEGETABLE GARDENING SYMPOSIUM: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center LSU Agricultural Center Extension Office. For experienced and beginning home gardeners. Topics to be covered include vegetable production, insect management and raised bed gardening. Call Craig Roussel at (225) 621-5799.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 Irma Blvd., Gonzales; Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar.
  • BILINGUAL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • BOOK CLUB: noon to 1 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville.
  • BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Dutchtown and Galvez branches, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.

SATURDAY

  • GIRLS DAY OUT: 8 a.m. to noon; sign-in and continental breakfast 7 a.m., St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 125 La. 30 West, Gonzales. A day of health and wellness activities for women of all ages. Drawings for door prizes throughout the day and a grand prize drawing. Call St. Elizabeth Community Education to register, (225) 621-2906. Due to limited seating, advanced registration is required. Registration fee $10 and includes breakfast, coffee bar and snacks.

TUESDAY

  • A MATTER OF BALANCE: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown branches.

WEDNESDAY

  • TODDLER STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., All Ascension Parish Library locations.
  • PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown branches.

MARCH 12

  • LAP-SIT STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales and Dutchtown branches.
  • CHAMBER MONTHLY MEMBERS LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Elegant Affairs, 14190 U.S. 190, Gonzales. Ascension Chamber of Commerce meets, $15 admission for members. $25 admission for nonmembers. Contact Kelly Bourgeois, info@ascensionchamber.com
  • LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Louisiana’s largest hunting and fishing show. Highlights include an indoor boat show featuring major boat brands throughout the Baton Rouge area, display of ATVs and off road vehicles, 3-D archery range and more. Visit louisianasportsmanshow.com for daily schedule of events, exhibitors, sponsorships, jambalaya and cracklin cook-off tournament entry forms. For RV reservations, (225) 450-4009.
  • PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez branches.