Three things to do

Brandie Richardson @B_Lifestyles

1- Go to a Genealogy Workshop: The River Road African American Museum is hosting a genealogy workshop on July 9 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. The class will help researchers put their ancestors back on the historical landscape of where they lived. The program is free, though space is limited.To register,

2- Watch locals dance the night away: The Arc of East Ascension is hosting their annual Dancing for a Cause fundraiser. Dancers, which include notable leaders in Ascension Parish and surrounding areas, will dance the night away with routines such as the tango, sashay, waltz, rumba and two-step. Dancing for a Cause will be held on July 9 at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at LeBlanc's Food Stores, and the COEA located at 1122 S. E. Ascension Complex Blvd., Gonzales. For more information, (225) 621-2000.

3- Attend a culinary event: The Ascension Parish Tourism Commission is hosting their second annual Taste of Ascension from July 11-24.Taste of Ascensionwill highlight the best cuisine Ascension Parish has to offer. You can view the offerings of the participating restaurants on the website. Go to for participating restaurants and menus.