Teens can create jewelry with a hidden message in Morse code at Ascension Parish Library’s Donaldsonville Branch at 4 p.m. Thursday or Gonzales Branch at 4 p.m. Friday.

The craft is part of the teen summer reading program, which carries the theme “Get in the Game: Read.”

Carnival fun

The Dutchtown Branch of Ascension Parish Library invites all children to enjoy traditional carnival games like Penny Pitch and Pick a Duck at 2 p.m. Friday.

There also will be a chance to create your own prize goldfish to take home.

Become an Olympian

The Silly Olympics are coming to the Gonzales Branch of Ascension Parish Library at 10 a.m. Friday. Children should be prepared to get wacky and win medals.

A day at the spa

Tweens, learn some tips to help you look and feel beautiful during Tween Spa Day at 4 p.m. Friday at the Donaldsonville Branch of Ascension Parish Library.

This program is for children entering grades four through eight.

Krazy Karma

Barrel racing fans won’t want to miss Krazy Karma Run for the Cash, set for Friday through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. There will be 4D barrels, open 3D polls and a bikini barrel race with prizes.

Joint replacement class

St. Elizabeth Hospital’s free, monthly total joint replacement education class is set for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday in the hospital’s Sister Linda conference room.

Come learn about hip or knee replacement surgery and meet the team who will guide you through it all, from preadmission to rehabilitation.

Registration is required; call (225) 621-2906.

Support for caregivers

Anyone who is a caregiver to a person with Alzheimer’s is invited to the monthly meeting of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area Caregiver Network. The gathering gets underway at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sister Vernola conference room at St. Elizabeth Hospital. No registration is needed.

Diabetes goals

“Setting Diabetes Related Goals” is the topic of the Thriving with Diabetes series with speaker Mary Campos at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Sister Vernola conference room at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Campos will talk about eating healthfully, being physically active, taking prescribed medicines at the right times in the right doses, scheduling medical appointments every year and knowing your numbers — A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol.

There’s no charge to attend. Registration is preferred; call (225) 621-2906.

Al-Anon meeting

Al-Anon meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Sister Linda conference room of St. Elizabeth Hospital. The group is for families and friends of people with drinking problems.

Call (225) 924-0029 for more 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.