River Road African American Museum plans a day of service from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be food, music and fun, and donations will be accepted.
Museum co-founder and board member Daryl Hambrick said volunteers are needed to help “clean and spruce up the area around the museum.”
He said students from Donaldsonville High School have signed up to help and he’s hoping other school groups, civic organizations, churches and residents will “join us for a day of giving back.”
The museum is at 406 Charles St. in Donaldsonville.
Bridge players wanted
The Ascension Council on Aging’s Gonzales Senior Center is looking for seniors to play cards with the bridge group every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Sign up at 526 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, or call (225) 621-5750. For questions about the games, call Gloria Lake at (225) 673-1796.
Loss and grief group
St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Loss and Grief Education and Support meets at 6 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 21 in the Sister Linda conference room at the hospital in Gonzales. There is no charge to attend and no registration.
Beginning with bees
Get the buzz on backyard beekeeping at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dutchtown Branch of Ascension Parish Library.
Jeff Robert, president of the Ascension Parish Beekeepers Association, will talk about basic beekeeping, necessary supplies, common challenges, local resources and frequently asked questions. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Lego Club to meet
Ascension Parish Library’s Lego Club for children of all ages meets at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gonzales Branch. Legos, Duplo Blocks and Mega Bloks will be provided, but materials and creations must stay at the library.
Six man football in La.
A book talk and book signing with Barrett Murphy, author of “Barefoot, Bloodied, and Bruised: The Story of Six-Man Football in Louisiana,” is slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Galvez Branch of Ascension Parish Library.
Murphy’s book tells the story of small rural schools developing six-man teams during the Great Depression to make up for shortages in eligible players. These teams were common in Louisiana, including towns like Dutchtown, Denham Springs, Brusly and St. Gabriel.
Murphy was a coach for many area football teams, including head coach at East Ascension High School, as well as stints at McNeese State University and Nicholls State University. He is co-host of “Real Deal High School Sports Show” on WJBO.
For information or to register, call (225) 622-3339.
The Gonzales Branch of Ascension Parish Library will present “The President Has Been Shot!” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The program covers the stories of successful and would-be presidential assassinations since George Washington first took office in 1789.
Over the years, four of the United States’ 44 presidents have been killed in office, and virtually every modern president has had at least one attempt made on his life.
Call (225) 647-3955 for information or to register.