Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday for the Third annual Cabela’s Blood Pressure 4 Kids Fishing Derby in Gonzales.

The event, at 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, is a fundraiser and awareness program for the National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation, a nonprofit group created to ensure that every child receives routine blood pressure monitoring, a release from the group says.

Three fishing sessions start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., with prizes awarded at each session. There is a $10 donation for the fishing derby.

Registered nurses will provide free blood pressure screenings for children up to age 17.


Recycling in Prairieville

The Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville.

A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot to collect a variety of recyclable items.

For information, call Don Hysell at (225) 621-5722, or visit

ConnecTeens registration

Youths interested in volunteering this summer can find out about volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Ascension’s ConnecTeens registration and information meeting at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales.

The program, in its 12th year, links youths ages 12 to 17 with area agencies and nonprofit groups.

In 2012, 41 teens volunteered more than 879 hours of service through 107 agency programs.

For more information, call (225) 644-7655.


Plant sale set

The Gonzales Garden Club’s annual plant and bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at Gonzales City hall, 120 S. Irma Blvd.

Garden Club members will have a variety of house and other plants on sale.

Youth flag football

Donaldsonville Youth Flag Football’s registration continues through May 25 for its summer six-week program for children ages 5-13, director Mark Peters said.

Games will be played on Saturday mornings in Donaldsonville. The fee for the program is $40.

Peters also is conducting registration for his Gonzales adult flag football league for women and men.

Games will be played in Gonzales on Sunday evenings starting June 1, he said.

Women will play at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s games will be at 6:30 p.m.

To register, call (225) 647-3927.

Spartanette camp

The East Ascension High School Spartanette Dance Camp is set for June 24-28 in the school’s gym.

The five-day camp, designed for girls ages 3 and older, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day with a Friday Night Show-Off event.

Call (225) 715-7588.

Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, Deadline: noon Wednesday.