Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Happenings

Farmer's Market
It's still going strong every Thursday from 9 am until 1 pm at the Old 4-H Barn on Wilcox Street.  Fresh farm eggs, lettuces, eggplants, potatoes, okra, cucumbers, and squashes.  Buddy Metz had some beautiful pumpkins last week, too.  A new addition is Hutch McClendon's organic produce so you don't have to drive to that store in Baton Rouge!  Michelle Roth has some pretty flowers already arranged in small bouquets for you.  Pickled peppers, salsa and fresh baked goodies round out the selection.  Let's support our local farmers!

Book Signing
The West Feliciana Parish Library will host Mary Webb, author of the inspirational and personal story "The Summer of Superheroes and the Making of Iron Boy,"  on Thursday, September 9 at 6 pm.  Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Friday Football
The West Feliciana High School Saints will host their first home football game against Pearl River this Friday, September 10.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm.

Freedom Walk
On Saturday, September 11, the Blue Star Mothers have organized a memorial for all of those killed in the World Trade Centers as well as our servicemen who have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Join them in honoring our fallen heroes from 9 am until 1 pm at Parker Park.  For more information, call 225-635-3640.

Ideas for Gateways?
The St. Francisville Area Foundation is hosting a public meeting and feedback session to hear your ideas of what you'd like to see as a gateway to our community.  On Wednesday, September 15 at 6 pm, you are asked to join them at Entergy River Bend Station's Training Center in the first floor assembly room to offer your thoughts.  For more information, contact Lauren Field at 225-978-9502 or

Community Market Day
September 18 is the third Saturday of the month so it's time again for Community Market Day at Parker Park.  Hosted from 9 am until 1 pm, vendors will be offering their hand made art work, clothes, jewelry, paintings, photos and much more.  Music will be provided by Kevin Johnson.  This event is made possible by the St. Francisville Main Street Program and Arts For All.

Vibes in the 'Ville
It's back!  On Saturday, September 25 in Parker Park, from 1 pm until dark, Arts for All is presenting another "Vibes in the 'Ville" music festival of local talent.  Music will include some bluegrass pickers from the First Baptist Church, The Bryant Family Singers, Everett, The Fugitive Poets, and Gordon Graham.  At 2 pm, there will be a Kids' Kazoo Parade around the park, and kids of all ages are invited to join in!

Looking for People
The Louisiana commission on the West Florida Republic Bicentennial is looking high and low for any and all descendants of General Philemon Thomas, the commander of the troops who captured the Spanish Fort at Baton Rouge on September 23, 1810, thus commencing the West Florida Rebellion.  While celebrating the bicentennial of this historical event, the Commission would like for descendants to be honored guests at some of the commemorative events that are coming up this fall.  If you or any of your friends are descendants of General Thomas, please contact Mary Sentell at

West Florida Rebellion Bicentennial
Audubon State Historic Site is celebrating the bicentennial of the West Florida Rebellion with a weekend full of activities.  On Saturday, September 25 from 10 am until 4 pm, visit the site on Highway 965 for programs on open hearth cooking, soldier life, games, spinning and weaving, tatting, medicine, wood working, chair making, and tours of Oakley House.  at 1 pm, David Bice, author of "Original Lone Star Republic," will speak on the historical happenings of 1810.  At 2 pm, Mountain and Wren Music of this period will be performed inside the museum, and from 3 pm until 5 pm, enjoy performances by Vintage Dancers.

On Sunday, September 26, activities from 10 am until 4 pm will include open hearth cooking, soldier life, period clothing, medicine, a plant sale and the Friends of Oakley membership drive.  Dr. David Narrett, of the University of Texas at Arlington, is set to speak at 1:30 pm.  Dr. Narrett is an author and authority on the West Florida Republic, and his talk will include interesting information about the Kemper Brothers and their part in this period of our history.  For more information on this exciting weekend, phone 225-635-3739.

October Events
As always, October is chock full of fun things to do in West Feliciana.  Here is a rundown so you can save the dates:
Every Sunday in October - there are five this year - the Angola Rodeo
October 15 and 16 - Garden Symposium
October 16 - Community Market Day
October 16 - BR Symphony at Grace Episcopal Church
October 22 - Movie in the Park
October 30 - Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
October 29, 30 and 31 - The Myrtles Halloween Experience
October 30 and 31 - Yellow Leaf Arts Festival