THURSDAY

  • RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: 9 a.m., Beltone Hearing Solutions, 2325 S. Burnside Ave., Gonzales.
  • RIBBON-CUTTING: 9:30 a.m., Smoothie King, 320 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Celebrate the opening of the relocated building.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.
  • PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Blvd., and Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73.

FRIDAY

  • NBHA LA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 10 a.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Blvd., Gonzales. For more information, visit tanyacarpenter.com or contact (504) 452-9707.

SATURDAY

  • CHILD ADVOCACY SERVICES BLUE RUN: 7 a.m., Gonzales City Hall, 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. The event will feature a 1-mile fun run/walk and a 5K race, with food, drinks and entertainment. An event recognizing an opportunity to educate the community about child abuse and neglect.
  • MAKE AND TAKE BOOKMARKS: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, all locations.
  • NBHA LA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 10 a.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Blvd., Gonzales. For more information, visit tanyacarpenter.com or contact (504) 452-9707.

ASCENSION MUSIC JAM: 2 P.M., LAMAR-DIXON EXPO CENTER, 9039 S. ST. LANDRY BLVD., GONZALES. THE SEVEN-HOUR MUSIC CONCERT FEATURING BANDS EXCLUSIVELY FROM ASCENSION PARISH. ADMISSION $5. FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. BANDS INCLUDE OFF THE GRID, TRENT BOURGEOIS, ARTHUR BROUSSARD AND THE BACKYARD BAND, MIKE BROUSSARD AND NIGHT TRAIN, KENNY CORNETT AND KILLIN TIME. PETS, ICE CHESTS, OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED.

SUNDAY

  • NBHA DISTRICT CHALLENGE: 10 a.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Blvd., Gonzales. For more information, visit tanyacarpenter.com or contact (504) 452-9707.
  • MUSIC IN THE PARK: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview, Gonzales. Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble to play.

TUESDAY

  • RIBBON CUTTING: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Keller Williams First Choice, 17111 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A. Prairieville
  • GARDENING IN ASCENSION PARISH — GARDENING JACKPOT: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. Free plants and information.
  • FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St.

WEDNESDAY

  • CHAMBER 101 SPONSORED BY EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS: 8 a.m., Chamber Office, 1006 W. La. 30, Gonzales. Chamber 101 Breakfast with President/CEO Sherrie Despino. Get insider tips on how to market your business to the Ascension Parish community.

APRIL 21

  • INTRO TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013:10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.
  • SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown branch.
  • MARDI GRAS BEAD MOSAICS: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.