You know the story — put two socks in the dryer and only one sock comes out.

What can you do with all those stray socks? Find out during Coffee and Crafts, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Dutchtown Branch Library, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Bring in a stray sock and transform it into a cute, one-of-a-kind creature.

Space is limited; call (225) 673-8699 to register.

Superhero Academy

The Ascension Parish Library is celebrating the end of summer with a Superhero Academy. Kids are welcome to dress in costume and challenge obstacles to see if they have what it takes to become an official superhero.

Superhero Academy will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Donaldsonville Branch Library, 500 Mississippi St., and at 6 p.m. July 30 at the Gonzales Branch Library, 708 South Irma Blvd.

Murder and mystery

Was it Miss Scarlet with the candlestick in the ballroom? Maybe Mr. Green with the revolver in the hall?

The classic game of Clue comes to life at 5:30 p.m. July 28 at the Galvez Branch Library, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville, and at 5:30 p.m. July 30 at the Dutchtown Branch Library.

This event is for teens. Costumes are welcome but not required.

Open mic night

Teens are welcome to share their talents from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the Dutchtown Branch Library during Open Mic Night.

Bring 10 minutes of material or two songs to perform in front of a crowd or just come in and listen.

Acadians of St. Gabriel

Local historian John A. Hebert will speak about the Acadians of St. Gabriel at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Gonzales Branch Library.

About 50 Acadian families landed at Fort St. Gabriel on Bayou Manchac and the Mississippi River on Aug. 17, 1767. A day later, they began dividing the lands given to them by Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana. These exiles from Acadia settled in, built homes, worked the land and became our Acadian ancestors.

For more information or to register, call (225) 647-3955.

Candidates roundtable

The August Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women, will be a forum with the three candidates for Ascension Parish president. It is scheduled for Aug. 13 at Carli-Co Café, 1506 La. 61 in Gonzales.

Registration, dining and socializing begin at 6 p.m., with the forum getting underway at 6:45 p.m. Candidates Clint Cointment, Christopher Loar and Kenny Matassa will be given time to speak, and then questions will be moderated by Matthew Pryor.

Cost for the buffet meal is $16, tax and gratuity included. A cash bar will be available. The Roundtable is open to the public, and guests are welcome.

Reservations are requested. Call (225) 644-5728 or email

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952, (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 388-0371; or email, ascension@ or Deadline: noon Monday.