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St. Francisville, La., "Happenings Newsletter" -  Entertainment, Festivals and Events.

 HAPPENINGS: The newsletter to discover what's happening in St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish.  Periodically articles from the "Friends of St. Francisville" blog will be added to this newsletter.  Following these article introductions you will find the most updated news on upcoming local events.  A good source to find updates on festivals can also be found on the St. Francisville Festival website.

What’s coming up in St. Francisville

Music at The Mag    Friday – October 31 – Costume Party with the Delta Drifters

The Magnolia Café will stay open until 10pm on Friday nights in October.

Historical Society Museum has a new exhibit through the month of October 
The exhibit features local memorabilia on World War 1.  The museum is open daily from 9am until 5pm and on Sundays from 9:30am until 5pm.

The Myrtles Plantation Halloween Extravaganza –

The Myrtles Plantation will host their Halloween Extravaganza every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October  For details please call 225 635 6277

Rosedown Plantation SHS October 27-November 3

Rosedown Plantation will be showcasing Rosedown Funeral and Soul Stories. 

The Rosedown Main House will be in mourning as Rosedown Interpretive Staff honors the memory of Daniel Turnbull.  Throughout the week, the house will be decorated according to 19th century mourning customs and on October 31st, at 4pm the staff will be dressed in 19th century-style mourning costumes and will present a first person interpretation of the Turnbull-Bowman family members as they speak about their lives and share reminiscences from the pasts.

For more information call 225 635 3110.

Veterans Day Wall at Rosedown SHS:  November 1-30, 2014, 9 am-5 pm. During the month of November, visitors can help us honor past and present veterans by providing photographs for a Veterans Day Wall in the gift shop conference room.  The Wall will also include information about the Turnbull and Bowman family veterans.  Please provide pictures no larger than 8 x 10” and nametags with information such as branch, rank, etc.  Pictures must be copies—no originals will be accepted. For more information call 888.376.1867 toll free or 635.3110 locally.

November 8, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Veterans Day Commemoration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring the family to celebrate Veterans Day at Audubon State Historic Site with special activities celebrating the nation’s military history. Learn how American military uniforms and weapons have changed over the past 300 years and see demonstrations. All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families receive free admission (up to 6 people).  For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 635.3739 locally.

Thursday, November 06, 2014, 05:30pm - 07:00pm

Poetry Open Mic at West Feliciana Parish Library Meeting Room

Participants read or recite original poetry or favorite works

Sponsored by "A Celebration of Literature and Art"

For more information please email Darlene Reaves at  “Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.”

Garden Tour Fridays at Rosedown SHS: November 7, 2014, 10 am. A guided walking tour of the historic Rosedown Gardens and Outbuildings.  Program occurs every first Friday of each month. 

For more information call 888.376.1867 toll free or 635.3110 locally.

Friday, November 7 at 7:00 pm at Grace Church.  "The Baroque Sonata". Tickets will be available at the Bank of Saint Francisville, the BRSO box office or at the door.  Individual tickets will be $25 and season tickets (4 concert series) are $80.
On behalf of West Feliciana Parish Schools

You are cordially invited to attend our VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

Tuesday, November 11, 2014   9:00 AM

West Feliciana High School Auditorium
Parking will be available in the students’ parking lot, next to the auditorium

Refreshments will be served in the Band Room at the conclusion of the program

Superintendent Hollis Milton, administrators, faculty, staff, and student body are looking forward to your presence at this special event. If you would like to be accompanied by your children or grandchildren, please give us their names so they can attend the program with you.

For additional information, please contact Emma Uhle at West Feliciana Parish School Board Office

635-­‐3891, Ext. 117 or


Saturday, November 15, 10a-9p West Feliciana Sports Complex    Hwy 61, St. Francisville, LA

The Louisiana Veterans Festival honors Louisiana Veterans with an all-day event, which includes music, food, crafts, silent auction, military aircraft, children’s activities, a total family event.

Music starts at noon.  With featured artists MARCIA BALL and JIMMIE VAUGHAN and THE TILT A WHIRL BAND featuring LOU ANN BARTON as well as local artists.

The cook-off will feature several Louisiana chefs cooking BBQ chicken, gumbo, jambalaya and more.

Net proceeds go to the Louisiana Veterans Foundations support of disabled Louisiana veterans, assistance with finding employment for returning Louisiana veterans and support for their families.

Advance tickets are encouraged and can be bought via

Please visit for complete schedule of events, sponsor, arts & crafts and cook-off entry information and applications  Please support our efforts for Louisiana’s Veterans.  For more information please call 225-635-0058 or 225-635-4224

River Bend – Recycle Fashion Show November 18th

River Bend is hosting the second annual Recycled Fashion Show at the West Feliciana High School Auditorium on November 18th at 6:00pm.  This year’s theme is “A Recycled Night at the Movies” and participates are encouraged to create a recycled outfit inspired by a movie.  It’s free to enter the show and anyone can participate.  There will be cash prizes for the winner of each division.  You must register to participate by November 14th and the application packet can be downloaded at

Christmas in the Country – BE THERE WITH BELLS ON   December 5, 6 and 7, 2014

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