The St. Amant High Future Farmers of America Chapter is hosting its second annual “Boo at the Barn” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held in the agricultural department’s field behind the side parking lot at the school.

The free Halloween festival is open to the public and is “aimed at creating a safe environment for young children to enjoy Halloween and have an opportunity to go trick-or-treating,” FFA sponsor Mandy DeLaune said.

“Boo at the Barn” will have carnival-styled games for children, a petting zoo and hayride. A costume contest starts at 4 p.m.

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Annual Cajun Fallfest

The 19th annual Cajun Village Fallfest starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cajun Village in Sorrento.

The event continues Saturday through 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at La. 22 and La. 70. Food, arts and crafts, pottery-making demonstrations and wine tastings are planned. The LSU Block and Bridle Club will provide a petting zoo.

Call (225) 675-5572, (225) 675-6184 or (225) 675-2782.

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Art show reception

River Community Church is hosting a reception on Sunday for its community art show, which features photos and paintings from area artists.

The reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville.

The exhibit, themed “Abundant Blessings,” will be on display each Sunday through Nov. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment.

To make an appointment, email Dana Sutton at, or call Amy Crane at (225) 768-9576 or email

Calling all princesses

The River Road American Museum in Donaldsonville is continuing its L’applause outdoor movie series at 6 p.m. Monday with a screening of “The Princess and the Frog.”

A Halloween costume contest featuring prizes for the most original costume, best frog voice, best princess song, best Cajun voice and best croaking voice.

AYBA registration

Registration for the Ascension Parish Youth Basketball program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Nov. 5 at Galvez and Prairieville middle school gyms, and Dutchtown and St. Amant middle school classrooms, AYBA spokesman Carl Siener said.

Boys and girls ages 6 to 15 can register by paying a $55 fee and providing a birth certificate.

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Christmas parade

“The Gifts of Christmas” is the theme for the Dec. 11 Gonzales Christmas parade sponsored by the Jambalaya Festival Association.

Applications are being accepted for the parade, which starts at 2 p.m. at East Ascension High School.

Parade entries are confined to marching groups and floats decorated within the limits of the theme.

To register, go to the parade’s website at or call (225) 931-7709.

Participants should register before Nov. 25 to avoid a $50 late fee, and Dec. 2 is the last day to register.

To submit news, contact Darlene Denstorff at (225) 336-6952, fax, (225) 644-5851 or email to ascension@ Deadline: noon Wednesday.