THURSDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales; and Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar.
  • FOR THE BIRDS!: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. Make a bird feeder and a bird nest starter to help feathered friends get a jump on spring. For children in fourth to eighth grades.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital Sister Vernola conference room, 2647 S. St. Elizabeth Blvd., Gonzales. Those who have experienced loss may join the support group facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process. Free. Registration preferred.
  • HEALTHY COMMUNITY SERIES: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LeBlanc’s Frais Marche, 14635 U.S 61, Gonzales. Program on numbers and risk factors for a healthy heart. Along with a heart-healthy cooking demonstration, Cardiologist Dr. Darrin Breaux will discuss topics such as cholesterol, blood pressure, risk factors for heart disease and ways to reduce heart attacks. Free. Registration required. To register, contact Leblanc’s Frais Marche concierge desk, (225) 673-4255.

FRIDAY

  • A GUIDE TO WRITING RÉSUMÉS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville.

SATURDAY

  • GROWING UP GIRLS: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Sister Vernola conference room, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 La. 30 W., Gonzales. Help preteen daughters understand the physical and emotional changes they will experience as they go through puberty. Designed for girls ages 9-11 and their moms. Preregistration required. $15.
  • POLAR PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS: 8:30 a.m. Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway. Individuals, teams and community members plunge into icy cold water. Open to public and features musical entertainment, food, costumes, ice sculptures, vendor displays and children’s activities. For more information, or to register or donate, visit www.laso.org/polarplunge.
  • COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., all Ascension Parish Library locations. Participants will make a craft to take home.

TUESDAY

  • A MATTER OF BALANCE: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Adult program on managing concerns about falls.
  • SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING AND MENTORING: 9 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • GARDENING IN ASCENSION PARISH: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. To register for this “Bad Bug Be Gone ... Safely” program, call (225) 647-3955.

WEDNESDAY

  • TODDLER STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., all Ascension Parish Library locations.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME : 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library Gonzales, Galvez and Dutchtown branches.
  • KOKUSAIKA: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.

MARCH 5

  • 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.
  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Dutchtown branches.
  • BILINGUAL STORYTIME: 11 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • BOOK CLUB: noon to 1 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch.
  • BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, Dutchtown, and Galvez branches.