Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez has set Halloween trick-or-treat hours for Halloween.

Ascension Parish will observe trick-or-treat hours in unincorporated areas of the parish from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

The Ascension Parish Council voted on the scheduled hours at their Sept. 4 council meeting.

Officials with the city of Gonzales said their Halloween hours are set by ordinance and will be observed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The Donaldsonville City Council voted to observe Halloween trick-or-treat hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

Sorrento town officials voted on their hours Tuesday evening, which was past The Advocate’s deadline.

Breast cancer screenings

Community Sisterhood and Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will host free breast cancer screenings by appointment from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Friday at First Pilgrim Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 11453 La. 73, Geismar.

Screenings are free for people who have not been screened within the last 12 months. Insurance will be billed for mammograms. For those without insurance, there will be no charge. Free screenings are made possible by donor gifts. Call (225) 215-1234 to schedule an appointment.

Drive safe

St. Amant High School’s staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road, and are asking everyone 14 and older to go to once a day, every day, through Thursday to make a commitment to safe driving. The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better their chance is to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry, a news release from the school said.

State Farm and St. Amant High School recognize getting a driver’s license is an important and joyous time, however, they want teenagers to make positive choices like driving 2N2: 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel. Go to today to support the Gators and safe driving.

Health seminar

The Woman in You Health and Wellness Seminar being presented by St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, Tamiko Francis Garrison, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beauty by Design, P.R.E.A.C.H., Capitol City Family Health Center, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Demby and Sons Funeral Home, Inc. and Peoples Health will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Catherine’s Church Hall, 421 St. Patrick St., Donaldsonville.

The Woman in You seminar is an opportunity for participants to learn, network, and fellowship with women from all over the area, said event coordinator and sponsor Tamiko Francis Garrision in a news release. Their mission is to empower women living in the chemical corridor with physical mental and economic wellness, the release said. The event will feature a variety of display tables where partcipants can obtain information and referral services from programs within the Donaldsonville, Gonzales and Baton Rouge areas, as well as community partner agencies. The event will also feature a lecture series covering a variety of topics.

Information booths will include St. Elizabeth Hospital, P.R.E.A.C.H., Beauty by Design, Susan G. Komen, Capitol City Family Health Center, Peoples Health, Louisiana HealthCare Connections, Fresenius Medical Care, Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, LLC., SuBella’s HairWorld, Ascension Counseling Center, Demby and Son Funeral Home, Inc. and Primary Care Solutions, Inc.

To register, visit and search for The Woman in You, and for schedule information or sponsorship information, call (225) 803-4042.

Pageant registration

Registration is underway for the 2014 Miss Bayou Beauty VI pageant set for Nov. 22 at the Grande Pavilion in Gonzales.

The pageant also features the crowning of the Power of Hope III queen.

The entry fee is $55.

For information, send an email to Louisiana

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, or Deadline: noon Monday.