The next Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart, 17585 Airline Highway, Prairieville.

A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot, Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said in a news release.

Don Hysell, parish environmental manager, said Recycling Road Shows will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wal-Mart in Prairieville. Future dates are May 2, July 11, Sept. 5 and Nov. 7, the release said.

For information, call Hysell at (225) 450-1308, or visit

Senior Prom planned

Ascension Council on Aging will host its seventh annual Senior Prom from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 at the Gonzales Civic Center, 219 South Irma Blvd.

The entry fee will be $5 for COA participants and $10 for others 60 years and older.

For information or to purchase tickets, call the Gonzales Senior Center at (225) 621-5750 or Donaldsonville at (225) 473-3789.

Beginner crochet

Looking to try a new hobby? Learn the art of crochet at the Ascension Parish Library, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. March 12 and will last for three Thursdays, library officials said. The beginner workshop will teach participants to crochet a decorative potholder using chain and single crochet. Materials will be provided.

Registration is required. Call (225) 473-8052 and make a reservation.

Scout open house

Open house for summer resident camp will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Camp Marydale, 10317 Cr-232, St. Francisville.

Parents can ask questions about resident camp, tour the camp’s living units, meet some of the camp staff and learn about the different camp sessions during the open house, a news release from the Girl Scouts said.

Angela Arneal, program resident camp and equestrian manager at Girl Scouts Louisiana East, said Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts ages 6 to 17 are eligible to attend resident camp, which runs from May 31 to July 17, with sessions lasting three days to two weeks and costing from $75 to $325.

Camp Marydale’s facilities include a sports field, archery field, low-ropes challenge course, hiking trails and swimming pool, in addition to its equestrian center with two riding arenas. Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, the release said.

For directions or to receive a camp brochure, call (800) 644-7571. Session information is also available on the council’s website at

Auction and gala fundraiser

The Shana Project, of the Zoe Foundation, will host its annual Gala and Auction from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 20 at Elegant Affairs, 14190 Airline Highway, Gonzales. The non-profit organization started in 2011, after cofounder Erin Bourgeois and her husband lost their daughter in 2010, a news release from Bourgeoises said. The Zoe Foundation helps uplift families who have lost infants by easing the financial burden of memorial costs, as well as providing support through local groups and peer connections, the website said.

“We assist local Louisiana families with the loss of a child, infant — 2 years of age,” Bougeois said. “Since we began operation, we have assisted approximately 300 families.” To learn more, visit and

High school rodeo

The Southeast High School Rodeo will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, a Cowboy Church service will start at 8 a.m. at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales.

For information, visit

Shrimp stew/catfish benefit

The Knights of Columbus Council 1087 in Donaldsonville will sell quarts of shrimp stew and a plate dinner of fried fish, coleslaw and green peas starting at 5:30 p.m. March 13 at the K.C. Hall, 304 Memorial Drive, Donaldsonville. Quarts will be $12 and the plate dinner will be $7.50.

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