Ascension Parish Library’s Teen Book Club for grades six through twelve meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Galvez Branch. There is no required reading — just come and discuss what you’re currently reading.

The Teen Book Club is held on the third Thursday of every month. Call (225) 622-3339 for more information.

Fall freecycling

Fall freecycling at the Donaldsonville Branch of the Ascension Parish Library gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday. Bring in gently used, unwanted items that you’d like to be rid of and see if there are things that you need or want. Call (225) 473-8052 for details.

All about balance

An eight-week “Matter of Balance” course will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 20 through Dec. 8 at the Gonzales Branch of the Ascension Parish Library.

A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels in older adults.

Space is limited and registration is required. Call (225) 621-2906.

Camp CSI

The Ascension Parish Library’s Galvez Branch needs young volunteers for its “crime lab.” Children in grades two through eight will perform a few “CSI”-style science experiments to break the case at 6 p.m. Oct. 22.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (225) 622-3339.

Cancer awareness

The Parish of Ascension Recreation and Culture Department, or PARC, along with the River Road African-American Museum and the Ascension Parish Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, will host activities acknowledging October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

OCT. 22: Candlelight vigil and balloon release, 6 p.m., River Road African-American Museum’s Jazz Plaza.

OCT. 24: Second annual Donaldsonville Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, 8 a.m., Frank Sotile Pavilion. Registration is $10; all fees and donations go to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, call Ajia Mitchell at (225) 473-3898 or email

Ascension veterans’ history

In honor of Veterans Day, Ascension Parish Library will present “The History of Ascension Parish Veterans” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Donaldsonville Branch.

Master Sgt. Tanya Whitney, of the U.S. Army, an aircraft mechanic and maintenance supervisor on helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, will talk about Ascension-area veterans from the American Revolution to the present day.

Whitney served in the Middle East with Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and is chairwoman of the Ascension Veterans Memorial Committee.

Registration is required and space is limited. Call (225) 473-8052 to reserve your seat.

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