THURSDAY

  • SMART START BREAKFAST: 7:30 a.m., LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 2816 Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. Coffee and networking with the Ascension Chamber of Commerce.
  • PADDLE BAYOU LAFOURCHE: Paddling trip from the headwaters of Bayou Lafourche in Donaldsonville to Lockport. For information, call (985) 447-0868 or email Kristy Monier at kristy@btnep.org.
  • BABY TIME:10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., and Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73.
  • MEDICARE BASICS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch, 500 Mississippi St.
  • BLACKOUT POETRY!: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

FRIDAY

  • RIBBON CUTTING: 9 a.m., Rosemond School of Phlebotomy, 1425 S. Purpera Ave., Gonzales.

PADDLE BAYOU LAFOURCHE: COME EXPERIENCE THE NATURAL ELEGANCE OF BAYOU LAFOURCHE AND JOIN THE BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM ON A SOUTH LOUISIANA WEEKEND PADDLING TRIP FROM THE HEADWATERS OF BAYOU LAFOURCHE IN DONALDSONVILLE TO THE COMMUNITY OF LOCKPORT. THE 52-MILE, 4-DAY ADVENTURE WINDS ITS WAY THROUGH A NUMBER OF RURAL COMMUNITIES AND SEVERAL SMALL CITIES. VISIT WWW.BTNEP.ORG/SUBSITES/PADDLE/PADDLEHOME.ASPX. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT (985) 447-0868.

ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH FAIR: 6 P.M. TO 11 P.M., 42021 LA. 621, GONZALES. THERE WILL PLENTY OF GOOD FOOD, SILENT AUCTION, CAR SHOW, MINI POT COMPETITION, GAMES, RIDES AND LIVE MUSIC. FOR INFORMATION, CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE AT (225) 647-8461.

SATURDAY

  • ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH FAIR: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., 42021 La. 621, Gonzales. There will plenty of good food, silent auction, car show, mini pot competition, games, rides and live music. For information, call the church office at (225) 647-8461.
  • SOUTH LA CRAWFISH BOIL CONTEST: 10 a.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. There will be live bands, raffles, craft booths and boiled crawfish. For information, call Rodney with Cajun Livin’ N Cookin’ at (225) 328-6735..

SUNDAY

  • ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH FAIR: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 42021 La. 621, Gonzales. There will plenty of good food, silent auction, car show, mini pot competition, games, rides and live music. For information, call the church office at (225) 647-8461.
  • MUSIC IN THE PARK – LOUISIANA LEROUX: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview, Gonzales. The fifth annual music concert series invites all to listen to music, dance in the outdoor arena and enjoy an afternoon of welcome entertainment.

TUESDAY

  • SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING AND MENTORING: 9 a.m. to noon, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch.

APRIL 7

  • LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: noon to 1 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville branch.
  • LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown, Gonzales, and Galvez branch.