I bet that all this rain has those vegetables and fruits growing like crazy! Our local farmers are still selling their produce every Thursday from noon until 5 pm at the old 4-H barn on
Upcoming Music at The BirdMan
At the July 27th Blue Monday Supper, Clay Parker will perform. This young man plays in the “Mosspickers” with Patrick Sylvest and comes highly recommended. There will be no music or supper on August 10 as there is an Arts For All board members workshop. Music returns on August 17 with Steve Judice; August 24 is Nancy Roppolo’s songwriter’s night; and ending out the month on August 31, Nancy Roppolo returns with the Bryant girls!
Golfing Returns to The Bluffs
The Bluffs Golf Course will be officially re-opened on Saturday, August 1, but golfers who can’t wait until then are already allowed to play. While the phone line to the Pro Shop should be connected today or tomorrow, golfers wanting to set up tee times can call Mike Holley at 721-7176 or Gerald Bates at 245-2669. Green fees for non-members are $65 Friday through Sunday (cart included) and $50 Tuesday through Thursday (cart included.) If playing with a member the fees are reduced to $50 and $40, respectively.
pARTy in the Ville
Here’s something new that is being held at Sage Hill Gift Shop’s meeting room: Time to wine down and mix and mingle. Bring your favorite beverage and create a picture with a local artist. He/she will show you step-by-step how to make a masterpiece that you will take home at the end of the evening. All supplies will be provided, so come prepared to experience an outing of ART, Food, and Fun. The cost is $35.00. There is limited seating, so make your reservations now for the Summer Series by emailing pARTyintheVille@gmail.com. Sage Hill will remain open late to give you the opportunity to browse and shop. The next in the Summer Series is scheduled for Thursday, July 30th with our very own David Norwood as the featured artist; and Thursday, August 6th with Donna Kilbourne as the featured artist. There is also a Fall Series planned!
Live Music at The Mag
On Friday nights, the Magnolia Café offers live music on the screened porch starting around 7 pm. The lineup for the rest of this month is: Friday, July 24 – Gary Bello; Friday, July 31 – Delta Drifters
Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
This annual event is always a great summer outing, and how could it not be? These tiny creatures are so colorful and enchanting, and to see them this close is fascinating. This weekend the Feliciana Nature Society will host a reception on Friday evening, July 24, at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site begins the festival, with wine and cheese offered at 6 pm, followed at 6:45 pm with Mr. Bob Loudon presenting a program on the hummingbirds of
From Sheep to Shawl
This program takes you from the farm to your shoulders. On Saturday, July 25 from 10 am until 4 pm, Audubon State Historic Site invites visitors to experience how clothing was created on the plantation. From wool and cotton, to thread, to fabric, and then finally to the seamstress; guests are welcomed to observe carding, spinning, weaving, a dyeing demonstration and more. For more information call toll free 888-677-2838 or 635-3739 locally.
Did You Know?
The summer series of living history programs continues at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site with the popular “Did You Know” series scheduled for Saturday, August 1. “Women in American History” introduces the most influential women in American history, focusing on what these women accomplished and what they had to endure to reach their personal and professional goals. Interpretive Ranger Sasha Trana will present this program between 11 am and 2 pm in the Rosedown Conference Room. For more information, call 225-635-3110.
The Great Outdoors
The interpretive staff at Audubon State Historic Site offers a whole range of nature programs throughout the day on Saturday, August 1. Beginning at 10 am, the one-hour program Ecosystem of Audubon State Historic Site invites guests to explore the nature around the park and learn about how the different habitats and creatures interact with each other. The Tree Identification Walk begins at 11 am and focuses on a more specific aspect of nature, allowing guests to Audubon SHS the chance to learn about the forest that surrounds them. At 1 pm and again at 3 pm, the Guided Nature Hike, a short hiking tour of the site, focuses on the naturally forested area surrounding the plantation home as well as the original paths which John James Audubon would have used during his stay at Oakley in 1821 while allowing the guests a chance to observe the natural beauty which surrounds the home. The last in the series this day will be at 2 pm, the Plants and Animals of Oakley. There will be hands on animal demonstrations as well as introductions to the plants that one should be most aware of when hiking the grounds at Audubon SHS. For more information on all these programs, call them at 635-3739 or toll free at 888-677-2838.
On Sunday, August 2 at 10:30 am, Audubon State Historic site offers this program introducing the different plants found in the gardens of Audubon SHS. The talk will cover the history and origins of the plants as well as their uses, both modern and historic. For more information, call 635-3739.
Slave Life on the
The interpretive staff at Audubon State Historic Site offers a series of programs on Sunday, August 2, focusing on the daily lives of the slaves who worked and lived at Oakley. Beginning at noon, Life in a Slave Cabin allows guests to have a better understanding about what life was like for slaves on a plantation. This hour long program is held in one of the original slave cabins, and will cover family life and customs, as well as discussing housing accommodations, rations, and other things. At 1:30 pm, guests are invited to observe the types of cooking used by slaves for themselves in Cooking in Slave Cabin Row. The program discusses not only what slaves ate and how they cooked it, but also the differences between their meals and that of the owner of the plantation. Ending this series of programs will be Plantation Crafts at 3 pm. This hour long program invites the guests to observe one of the many period handcrafts which would have been done by a slave on a plantation. These crafts would be some of the same skills from which the plantation itself would have been built. For more information on these historical programs, call 635-3739 or toll free 888-677-2838.
Open Hearth Cooking
A cooking demonstration on the open hearth at Audubon State Historic Site is set for Saturday, August 8 from 10 am until 4 pm. See the different methods used to prepare and cook foods in the 1800’s, and learn the different types of foods which would have been served to the Big House during this time period. For more information, call 635-3739.
As we prepare to celebrate in 2010 the Bicentennial of the
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site continues its “Lost Arts” programs with Ice Cream Making on Saturday, August 15 from 11 am until 3pm. Yummy! For more information, call 635-3110.
White Linen Night