THURSDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales; and Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar.
  • MARDI GRAS MADNESS: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. Craft project.
  • FRESHMAN NIGHT: 6 p.m., St. Amant High School Gold Dome. Registration begins for parents at 5:45 p.m. in the new gym. Eighth-graders in the St. Amant High School district are invited to attend this information session.
  • INTERNET BASICS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF EDUCATION: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 La. 30 W., Gonzales.
  • BLACK SCIENTISTS: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. Program discusses contributions of black scientists.
  • PAJAMA STORYTIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales and Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. Participants will read stories, sing songs and make a monkey valentine. Ages 7 and under.

FRIDAY

  • MARDI GRAS MADNESS: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch. Listen to classic Mardi Gras music, craft a mask, earn beads by answering Mardi Gras trivia questions and decorate a mini king cake.

SATURDAY

  • GONZALES DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL SIGN-UPS: 9 a.m. to noon, Gonzales City Hall Boys ages 9-12 years old. Registration also open Feb. 21. Registration is $40.
  • BEST BAITS FOR FEBRUARY: 11 a.m., Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales.
  • FIELD TO FREEZER: noon, Cabela’s. Customers will learn about specialty freezers and how to keep meats fresh longer.
  • FLY FISHING 101: 1 p.m., Cabela’s. Outfitters teach participants that are interested in fly fishing.
  • MARDI GRAS MADNESS: 11 a.m. to noon., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch. Listen to classic Mardi Gras music, craft a mask, earn beads by answering Mardi Gras trivia questions, and decorate your own mini king cake.

MONDAY

  • UPWARD SOCCER: Online early registration ends. The Rock Church in Gonzales’s Upward Soccer $85 registration fee ends today. Registration will be $95 starting Tuesday. To register, visit visittherock.com or call (225) 763-1860.
  • SLAVERY AT OAK ALLEY PLANTATION: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch. Vince Yardas, director of Research and Interpretation for the Oak Alley Foundation, and Laura Killer, curator of collections, will talk about the history of slavery at the plantation. Call (225) 622-3339.

TUESDAY

  • CLOSURE: All Ascension Parish Library locations will be closed for Mardi Gras. Regular hours will resume Feb. 18.

WEDNESDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All Ascension Parish Library locations.
  • STORYTIME: 11 a.m. to noon. Ascension Parish Library Gonzales, Galvez, and Dutchtown branch.

FEB. 19

  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales and Dutchtown branch.
  • BILINGUAL STORYTIME: 11 a.m. to noon., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • SCORE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch. Potential small business owner can obtain individualized, detailed assistance in areas including business plan development, financial projections and marketing. Counseling sessions are by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (225) 381-7130. All sessions are free.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch.
  • 42 - THE TRUTH ABOUT JACKIE ROBINSON: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch.
  • FORT BUTLER UNCOVERED: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.
  • VOLCANOES: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Make an exploding volcano. Designed for kindergarten through third-grades, but all ages are welcome. Call (225) 647-3955.