The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales is the site of the 2016 LSU AgCenter State Livestock Show, slated for Saturday through Feb. 20. A full schedule of events is available at http://bit.ly/1PZp1bm .

Piggy Parties everywhere

In honor of March 1 as National Pig Day, Ascension Parish Library is holding a series of Piggy Parties featuring readings of “Happy Pig Day” by Mo Willems and games based on pig characters like Olivia, Peppa and more.

The parties are designed for children ages 2 through 8, but all ages are invited to attend.

Piggy Parties will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Donaldsonville Branch, 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Dutchtown Branch, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Gonzales Branch and 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Galvez Branch.

Author talk slated

Thomas J. Durant Jr., Ph.D., will discuss his latest book, “A View from the Inside: Thirty-Six Years of Desegregation,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Gonzales Branch of Ascension Parish Library.

Durant’s book is based on documentation from the earliest days of LSU’s desegregation and on his personal experience as a sociology professor for almost four decades.

Call (225) 647-3955 for more information or to register.

Lego Club to meet

Ascension Parish Library’s Lego Club meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Galvez Branch. Children of all ages and building levels are welcome to attend.

Legos will be provided, but materials and creations must stay at the library. Duplo Blocks and Mega Bloks will be available for younger children. Remember to leave your own Legos at home.

Call (225) 622-3339 for information.

Counseling Center services

Ascension Counseling Center, 1112-A S.E. Ascension Complex in Gonzales and 419 Memorial Drive in Donaldsonville, offers the following monthly support services:

MONDAYS: adult substance abuse treatment group, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gonzales; and adolescent substance abuse treatment group, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gonzales.

TUESDAYS: Nurturing Parenting, adult and children groups, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Gonzales; anger management class, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Gonzales; stop smoking group, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gonzales; and adult substance abuse treatment group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gonzales.

WEDNESDAYS: adult substance abuse treatment group, 1 p.m., Donaldsonville; adolescent substance abuse treatment group, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Donaldsonville; adult substance abuse treatment group, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gonzales; Living Strong cancer survivors group, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. second Wednesday, Donaldsonville; and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 10:30 a.m. to noon third Wednesday, lunch provided, Donaldsonville.

THURSDAYS: adult substance abuse treatment group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gonzales; adolescent substance abuse treatment group, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gonzales; and anxiety reduction group, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Gonzales.

Call (225) 450-1016 or visit ascensionparish.net/mh for information.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, ascension@theadvocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.