THURSDAY

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. This program is designed for individuals who want to learn how to enhance presentations by using one of the most popular presentation software program available. (225) 647-3955.

BABY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown branches. For babies from birth through crawling and their parents. To register and for more information, call Gonzales at (225) 647-3955 or Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

TAI JI QUAN — MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Registration required. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Call (225) 621-2906 to register.

BILINGUAL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. This program is for all ages and their families. To register or for information, call (225) 647-3955.

MARDI GRAS SOCIAL: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cypress Title, 37283 Swamp Road, Prairieville. Taste the best king cakes from local bakeries and king cake daiquiris. Vote for a favorite to win a king cake.

ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112A S.E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales. Meets every Monday and Thursday. (225) 450-1016.

TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Carpenters Chapel, 41181 La. 933, Prairieville. Weight support group meets every Thursday night. Weigh-in from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call Sylvia Triche at (225) 313-3180.

LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Linda conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. For anyone who has experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help with the grieving process. Meets every Thursday. For information, email diane.hodges@steh.com or call (225) 621-2906. Meets every Thursday.

ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112A S.E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday. (225) 450-1016.

ST. JOHN AUCTION: 6 p.m., St. John's Festival de la Prairie, 15208 La. 73, Prairieville. Join us for an evening filled with unique bid items, delicious food, an open bar and fabulous friends. $50 at the church office. (225) 673-8307.

PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Put on some favorite PJ's for a pajama story time that's all about the zoo. For children ages 7 and younger and their families. For more information, call Gonzales at (225) 647-3955.

SATURDAY

TWEEN VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Take part in challenging, Valentine's Day-inspired games, and create your very own, beautiful stained-glass vase with Mason jars and multicolored permanent markers. For tweens in grades 4-8. (225) 647-3955.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

NRA WEEKEND: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cabela's, 2200 W. Cabela's Parkway, Gonzales. Attend free seminars and demonstrations Saturday and Sunday and speak with knowledgeable Outfitters and local experts. Receive a $25 gift card for renewing of signing up with a new NRA membership in the store. Visit cabelas.com for a complete list of the weekend's events. (225) 743-3400.

MONDAY

MATTER OF BALANCE: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Space is limited in this 8-week course. Free. Registration is required by emailing diane.hodges@steh.com or call (225) 621-2906. 

ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112A S.E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales. Meets every Monday and Thursday. (225) 450-1016.

Feb. 12-17

LSU STATE LIVESTOCK SHOW: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. For a complete schedule of events, visit lsuagcenter.com.

TUESDAY

CLOSURES: All Ascension Parish Library locations will be closed for the holiday.

ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112A S.E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday. (225) 450-1016.

AL-ANON MEETING: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Sister Linda conference room. Free. Call (225) 924-0029 for information. Meets every Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY

TODDLER STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville, Dutchtown and Gonzales branches. Storytime is about introducing young children to letters, words and sounds through a variety of programs designed to foster early literacy skills. For children who have started walking through age 2 and their parents. To register or for information, call Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699 or Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown and Gonzales branches. For children ages 3-5. To register or for more information, call Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699 or Gonzales at (225) 647-3955.

TWEEN VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch. For tweens in grades 4-8. (225) 473-8052.

Feb. 15

BABY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown branches. For babies from birth through crawling and their parents. To register and for more information, call Gonzales at (225) 647-3955 or Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699.

TAI JI QUAN — MOVING FOR BETTER BALANCE: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Registration required. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Call (225) 621-2906 to register.

SCORE's FREE SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING & MENTORING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. This two-hour seminar is designed for adults who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business. The program will focus on helping participants learn how to obtain a small-business loan. Registration is required by making an appointment; call (225) 215-0080. 

ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112A S.E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales. Meets every Monday and Thursday. (225) 450-1016.

TAKING OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Carpenters Chapel, 41181 La. 933, Prairieville. Weight support group meets every Thursday night. Weigh-in from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by the meeting. For information, call Sylvia Triche at (225) 313-3180.

INTRODUCTION TO WORD: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville. Participants will become familiar with and practice using the basic tools of Microsoft Word 2016. (225) 473-8052.

LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Linda conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. For anyone who has experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help with the grieving process. Meets every Thursday. For information, email diane.hodges@steh.com or call (225) 621-2906. Meets every Thursday.

ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT GROUP: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ascension Counseling Center, 1112A S.E. Ascension Complex, Gonzales. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday. (225) 450-1016.