Around the Ascension of February 2, 2022 | Ascent

Ascension ICON Singing Competition Audition Set

Young singers are invited to audition for the 2022 Ascension ICON Singing Competition, a fundraiser for the Ascension Fund.

Auditions will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 4 at the DeFrances Academy of Dance Studio in Prairieville.

This 10th annual singing competition is open to students from a parish school in Ascension, public or private, between the sixth and final year. Audition applications can be downloaded from the website at and submitted by March 1 to The Ascension Fund, PO Box 1420, Gonzales, LA 70707 or by email to [email protected] com.

Ascension ICON is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Ascension Fund, which provided its first grants to teachers in 1992 and has since awarded more than 1,400 grants representing more than $1.6 million in awards to public schools and teachers. of the region.

For more information, contact Jennifer deFrances at (225) 290-3322.

Registration for Team of Dream baseball is in progress

Registration for Team of Dreams Ascension is open. The All Ability Baseball League serves youth and young adults in Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. This league is for people in wheelchairs or with physical or intellectual disabilities.

To sign up or volunteer, contact Lance Kohan at (225) 354-6243 or email [email protected] or visit

VFW plans chili cuisine

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3693 Chili Kitchen takes place Saturday at its venue on Churchpoint Road.

The cooking begins at 8 a.m. with teams vying for trophies in three categories: Judges Division, People’s Choice and Best Decorated. Chili will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. for a $10 fee.

Dialogue series on the race for the library

Twice a day we’ll send you the day’s headlines. Register today.

Dialogue on Race, an educational process for the elimination of racism, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 8 to March 22 at the Parish Library of Ascension in Gonzales. During these interactive conversations, explore various aspects of racism from its origins to how it works and its impact on society. Participants should prepare for each weekly two-hour discussion by reading scientific papers before each session. Each of the six sessions will be led by a mixed team of trained facilitators.

Dialogue on Race provides a safe environment for open and honest discussion to help people understand what needs to be done and what they can do to eliminate racism. Registration required. Space is limited. Call (225) 647-3955 to register.

Celebrate the works of Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas, born in 1891, developed her style of abstract painting in the late 70s, after spending more than three decades teaching art in Washington, DC. She became an important role model for women, African Americans, and older artists. Thomas is recognized as a major 20th century American painter and was the first black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His paintings have been exhibited at the White House three times and are now part of many major museum collections.

Celebrate the life of Alma Thomas by creating a vibrantly colored mosaic masterpiece. Starting Monday, February 7, visit any Ascension Parish Library location to pick up an art package containing a canvas, paint, and other supplies. Then create your own vibrant mosaic painting inspired by the famous artwork of Alma Thomas. Be sure to take a photo of your finished artwork and share it with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @myAPLibrary. Available while supplies last. For more information, call your library location. To see all of the arts and crafts the Ascension Parish Library has to offer, visit, click on the Event Type filter and select Arts and Crafts.

Fork Painted Polar Bear Craft

Whether it’s hot or cold outside, it’s always cool to make your own polar bear. The Parish Library of Ascension provides the supplies for this painting craft. Paint a polar bear using a plastic fork as a brush at 10 a.m. Saturday in Galvez; 10 a.m. Feb. 12 in Dutchtown; 2 p.m. and February 19 in Gonzales. Designed for ages 3-5, but the whole family is welcome. For more information, visit

Shape Day at the Library

Play with shapes, test your knowledge of shapes, and learn something new at the Ascension Parish Library at 10 a.m. Saturday in Dutchtown; at 10 a.m. on February 12 in Gonzales; and 6 p.m. on February 24 in Galvez. Designed for children 3 to 5 years old.

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