Three things to do

Brandie Richardson @B_Lifestyles
Law enforcement officials taking the Plunge in 2015

1. Learn about Black History Month: On Feb. 25, in recognition of Black History Month, the Ascension Parish Library in Donaldsonville will host a book presentation from LSU Associate Professor of English Dr. Angeletta Gourdine. Gourdine will present her book, Imagining Black Women in the Age of Michelle Obama, an in-depth look at modern black women and the cultural impact of the First Lady. Registration required, (225) 473-8052.

2. Take the Plunge for the Special Olympics: On Feb. 27 the annual Polar Plunge, benefitting the Louisiana Special Olympics, will take place at Cabela's lake in Gonzales. The event will include a costume contest, musical entertainment, ice sculptures and giveaway. For more information or to register a team visit

3. Attend a beauty pageant: On Feb. 28 VFW Post 3693 will host their annual pageant for girls ages infant to 20 years old at the Gonzales Civic Center. Entries will be accepted at the door. For more information contact Carrie Person at (225) 715-9120 or email