The Iris Domestic Violence Center’s annual Take Back the Night event for Ascension Parish will be held Monday, Oct. 26, at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales.

The candlelight march gets underway at 5:30 p.m., followed by a candlelight ceremony at 6 p.m.

“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Executive Director Lynne Medley-Long. “Increasing awareness and educating our communities to recognize domestic violence will help end this pointless violence against women and children.”