Children will receive backpacks and school supplies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Back to School Extravaganza and Car Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center’s Building 6.

The car show, with registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and judging at 4 p.m., will feature prizes in several categories. Advance registration is available at 2ROW2 Auto Spa Kutz & More, 14492 La. 44, Gonzales.

For more information, contact Mark Tureaud at (225) 485-4148 or, or Frannie Tureaud at (225) 802-0539 or

Dance planned for Scouting

The Cypress Chauve District’s Friends of Scouting campaign’s annual fundraising event is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Cashio’s 360 Catering and Venue, 3521 La. 44, Gonzales.

It’s a 1950s-themed dance party and meal to raise money for Boy Scouting programs in the community.

Tickets are $100 per couple.

Call Theresa Settoon at (225) 907-5052 or Will Freeman (225) 313-3421 or email for tickets and more information. Ask-a-lawyer sessions

Free, one-on-one ask-a-lawyer counseling sessions will be held at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10. The library is at 708 S. Irma Blvd.

Area attorneys will be available for 15-minute sessions for legal advice on a first-come, first-served basis courtesy of the Pro Bono Project of the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

Call (225) 647-3955.

Free SCORE counseling

Ascension Parish Library and SCORE-Baton Rouge offer free, on-site counseling in Ascension Parish for new business startups and mentoring for existing businesses. Counseling sessions are held the first Tuesday morning of each month at the Gonzales library and the third Thursday afternoon at the Dutchtown library, 13278 La. 73, Geismar.

SCORE is a nonprofit association and a resource partner of the Small Business Administration dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.

SCORE also offers a Simple Steps Program and a stronger Community Alliance Program.

To learn more, visit To schedule a counseling appointment, call (225) 381-7130 or toll-free (877) 381-7130 and specify which library location you prefer.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952, (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 388-0371; or email, ascension@ or Deadline: noon Monday.

Editor’s Note: This story was changed July 30 to correct information about services offered at the Back to School Extravaganza Car Show Sunday. The Car Show is not providing hair care services.