Fall festival

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 421 St. Patrick St., in Donaldsonville is holding Fall Festival 2017 this weekend.

The Friday-through-Sunday event will include a raffle, kids' village, fun run, food, music, bingo, auction, old school jam and rides for the whole family.


The engines will be running at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Sunday for CENLA SCCA Nighttime Autocross, a time-driving skill competition on a miniature road course.

Registration and car inspections for participants will be from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., with competition beginning at 10:14 a.m. Loaner helmets will be provided for drivers.

Spectators get in free. Cost for participants is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

Learn more at scca.com or cenla-scca.org or by emailing bruce@fitzgeraldfamily.me.

Coffee and crafts

Adults are invited to sip coffee while creating hanging pompoms, gift box toppers for presents and pompom flower table decorations from tissue paper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Dutchtown Branch Library.

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

High heels, hopes

The Gonzales Rotary Club’s High Heels for High Hopes ladies’ gala is slated for Nov. 9 at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. La. 30, in Gonzales. A social begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

The evening features a catered dinner, wine and cheese reception, celebrity waiters, a style show, a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

The event benefits March of Dimes.

Business seminar

Advance registration is required for a small business seminar at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Gonzales Branch Library.

A senior business consultant with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge will help participants learn the feasibility of their ideas and talk about obtaining small-business loans.

Call (225) 647-3955 to register.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1996; or email, ascension@theadvocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.