Live Music at the Mag
Friday, February 6 – Chris Cole; Sunday, February 8 – The Iguanas (special cover charge); Friday, February 13 – Will Westley Band.
For those who are interested in being a part of the planning for the Bicentennial of the West Florida Rebellion, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 4 at 10 am at Audubon State Historic Site – Oakley House.
Camellias in the Country
The Feliciana Nature Society will host this two-day event for the fifth year and it all kicks off Friday evening, February 6, with a wine and cheese reception at Old Market Hall at 6 pm, followed by a program featuring Chef John Folse. He’ll be making Camellia Wine from a recipe supplied by Anne Butler of Butler Greenwood Plantation. Space is limited so please make your reservations now. On Saturday, February 7, a morning session with Rosedown Horticulturist Patricia Aleshire focuses on camellias, followed by a demonstration of the proper methods for planting new camellias and pruning established camellias. Lunch at a local restaurant will be followed by an extensive walking tour throughout Rosedown’s historic gardens to view some of the best heirloom and contemporary varieties of camellias on the grounds. $10.00 fee covers wine & cheese reception and a program featuring Chef John Folse on Friday. A $25.00 fee for program and lunch on Saturday. Proceeds benefit projects of the Feliciana Nature Society. For more information call 1.800.488.6502 toll free or local 635.3110 or visit www.audubonbirdfest.com.
Watch Tonight for More on Camellias
Don’t forget to watch tonight, February 3, the 5 o’clock broadcast on WAFB-TV as our own Anne Butler will be assisting Chef John Folse and Paul Gates during the cooking segment. They will be making . . . Camellia Wine!!!!
Photography Exhibit at BirdMan
This Saturday, February 7, from 1 pm until 4pm, there will be an opening reception for the photography exhibit by
We’re Cooking Now
On Saturday, February 7, our two State Historic Sites will be offering cooking demonstrations. Audubon SHS will feature Cooking on the Plantation from 10 am until 4 pm. This program compares and contrasts cooking for the plantation “Big House” with the cooking done by slaves for themselves on a plantation. Rosedown’s Historic Down-Hearth Cooking will run from 11 am until 3 pm featuring recipes taken from the historic Turnbull-Bowman Family Papers. For more information on these programs, call Audubon SHS at 635-3739 and Rosedown SHS at 635-3110.
Civil War Encampment
The weather will be warmer this weekend for the historical re-enactors who will be camping out this weekend, February 13 -15, at Rosedown State Historic Site. During the Civil War, Union Soldiers occupied the grounds at Rosedown and also ravaged the house for supplies and luxuries. On this particular weekend, the 7th
Bayou Sara Auction Depot has scheduled its next auction for Friday, February 13 at 6:30 pm. Be one of the lucky ones to take home one of the many offerings of antiques, estate merchandise or home furnishings. Photos and additional information can be found on the website, www.Bayou-Auction.com or by calling 225-241-2200. Bayou Sara Auction Depot is located at
Victorian Lady’s Workshop
On the other end of the spectrum, Audubon State Historic Site will feature this program on Friday, February 14 from 2 pm until 4 pm. A Victorian Lady’s Workshop will present the crafts that a typical lady of Victorian times might have learned through tutors, teachers or life experience. Included in the class will be an introductory presentation on the Victorian lady, then classes on tatting, potpourri making and sachet making. For more information, call 888-677-2838 or 635-3739.
Don’t Forget Valentines Day
Make your reservations now for a special dinner for you and your sweetheart. The Carriage House Restaurant at The Myrtles will offer a main seating at 5:30/6 pm and a late seating at 7:30/8 pm, special dinner menus and a complimentary class of Carriage House Wine or
Celebration of Readers and Writers
The West Feliciana Parish Library and the Friends of the Library will host its third annual symposium on February 28. This event recognizes outstanding regional authors and provides a forum for discussion of their works. This year’s writers include: James Wilcox, the author of nine novels; Danny Heitman, an award-winning columnist and author of A Summer of Birds; Pamela Binnings Ewen, a retired lawyer and author of two novels; Reggie Scott Young, an Association Professor of English at UL-Lafayette; and Charles Elliot, prolific author, scholar, film director and history faculty member at Southeastern Louisiana University. For more information, call the Library at 635-3364.
The first ever Native American Powwow will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am until 6 pm at the Centenary State Historic Site in