Ascension Parish calendar for Dec. 10-17, 2015. _lowres

Route of Gonzales Christmas parade

THURSDAY

  • ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 14190 U.S. 61, Gonzales. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Physical Therapy. Admission is $20. For more information, email info@ascensionchamber.com
  • APPRECIATION CHRISTMAS PARTY: 6 p.m., The Clement Team real estate, 16395 Pascal Drive, Prairieville. A night of appreciation for employees, clients, family and friends. Enjoy food, refreshments and giveaways. Children welcome.
  • LOSS AND GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sister Vernola conference room, 1125 W. La. 30, Gonzales. For those who have experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process.
  • PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales, 708 S. Irma Blvd., and Galvez, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville.

SATURDAY

  • A CAJUN FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m., Cajun food and drinks. Please bring a toy for the Marine Corps Toys-For-Tots drive. Admission is $10. www.batounrougecajundance.com
  • ART GUMBO MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Houma’s House Plantation, 40136 La. 942, Darrow. The market includes complimentary food tasting from Latil’s Landing Restaurant. Café Burnside, on the grounds at Houmas House, is open for casual dining.
  • COOKIE SWAP & STEMWARE SNOW GLOBES: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St.
  • REPTICON REPTILE SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Trademart Building, 9039 S. St. Landry St., Gonzales. Adults $10, children (ages 5-12) $5, children age 4 and under free. For more information, www.repticon.com/batonrouge.html

PICTURES WITH PAPA NOEL: 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M., CABELA’S, 2200 W. CABELA’S PARKWAY, GONZALES. RECEIVE PICTURE WITH HOLIDAY PHOTO HOLDER. THERE WILL BE KIDS CRAFTS.

  • CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales. Experience the “Winter Wonderland” area complete with snow. Get a selfie with Santa, then treat the family to theater popcorn, hot chocolate and other “movie-style” concessions. “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” and “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure” will be playing.

SUNDAY

  • REPTICON REPTILE SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Trademart Building, 9039 S. St. Landry St., Gonzales. Adults $10, children (ages 5-12): $5, children age 4 and under free. For more information, www.repticon.com/batonrouge.html
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT — BR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY BRASS: 4:30 p.m., Houmas House, 40136 La. 942, Darrow.
  • GONZALES CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview St., Gonzales.

TUESDAY

  • FUN WITH MRS. CLAUS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown.

WEDNESDAY

  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales branch.
  • MAKE YOUR OWN SNOW GLOBE: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales branch.

DEC. 17

  • SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING AND MENTORING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Galvez branch.
  • FUN WITH MRS. CLAUS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales 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. For those who have experienced loss of any kind. Facilitated by the Grief Recovery Center to help through the grieving process.