New Year’s Eve
The BirdMan Coffee & Books will be open New Year’s Eve from 7 am until 6 pm, closed New Year’s Day, and will re-open on Saturday, January 2 from 8 am until 6 pm
The Carriage House Restaurant at The Myrtles Plantation will be open New Year's Eve from 11-2 for lunch and 5-9 for dinner. The restaurant will be closed on New Year’s Day but will re-open on Saturday, January 2nd for dinner from 5-9pm.
Georges of Feliciana will also be open their regular hours throughout the New Year’s weekend.
Magnolia Café will be open New Year’s Eve until 4 pm; closed on New Year’s Day; and will re-open on Saturday, January 2.
The OxBow Restaurant is accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve at 635-6276. They will be closed on New Year’s Day and re-open on Saturday, January 2 for lunch and dinner.
Sonny’s Pizza is open on New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day, and open on Saturday, January 2.
The Blue Room will have live music on New Year’s Eve by “
The Bluffs Restaurant will be closed until January 5, 2010.
Wing It Grill is open on New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day, and open on Saturday, January 2.
Post Office Hours
Please remember that the St. Francisville Post Office will be open on Thursday, December 31 from 7 am until noon only. The last scheduled mail/collection box pickup is on noon on Thursday the 31st. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, January 2.
Those wishing for a touch of nature need only to go to Audubon State Historic Site on Saturday, January 9. At 10 am and again at noon, visitors can participate in an Animal Discovery program which will introduce them to a few of the site’s resident creatures. At 1:30 pm and again at 2:30 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to go on a guided nature walk around the park led by one of the site’s park rangers to discover the different plants and habitats found within the park. There is a small admission fee charged. For more information, call 225-635-3739.
Slavery in Spanish
As part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the West Florida Rebellion, Audubon State Historic Site presents this program on Sunday, January 10. At noon and again at 2 pm, there will be a talk on the lives of slaves in Spanish Louisiana. At 1 pm and at 3 pm there will be a discussion of African American traditions that came to the new world with slavery. These programs will be held in the museum theater. There is a small admission fee charged. For more information, call 225-635-3739.
Wheels to Succeed
This nonprofit organization purchases adapted three wheeled bikes for children with physical disabilities in
Lost Arts of the Nineteenth Century
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site offers the next of its monthly series on Saturday, January 16, with the Lost Art of Candlemaking. Visitors will hear the history of candlemaking and will be shown the two most common methods of making candles in the 19th century – dipping and mold forming. The presentation will be held in the Old Kitchen Outbuilding behind the Rosedown main house between 11 am and 2 pm. Each month the interpretive staff at the site presents a “lost arts” demonstration. Featured in February as a special program in celebration of Black History Month will be “African and Caribbean Influence on Southern Antebellum Cooking,” a down-hearth cooking demonstration. Admission is charged. For more information, call 225-635-3110.
Living History – Civil War
Those with an interest in