Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Cheer, Lets Celebrate

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 – November 21st – The Nouveau String Band
     Friday – November 28th – The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers                   


  The Levitt AMP (St. Francisville, LA-WF Parks & Recreation) Grant Awards is an exciting new matching grant program made possible by Levitt Pavilions, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music. With Levitt AMP, the joy of free, live music will be brought to small and mid-sized cities across the country.

While Levitt’s signature creative place making program of 50+ free concerts annually at each Levitt venue is tailored to large cities with metro populations of over 400,000 (due to financial sustainability and audience development considerations), the Levitt AMP [St. Francisville, LA] Grant Awards are specifically designed to meet the needs and capacity of small and mid-sized cities.

Shop St. Francisville on Small Business Saturday, Save Time-Save Big!
Benchmark Interiors, Grandmothers Buttons, Sage Hill, Harrington Gallery, Femme Fatale, Backwoods Gallery, Thrive, Ma Milles, Mia Sophia, The Wine Parlor, Shanty Too, St. Francis Arts & Antiques, La Vie Boutique, Hillcrest, Patrick's Fine Jewelry,True Boutique (inside Sage Hill) , Trends Boutique, Bohemianville Antiques and Backwoods Gallery.


If you were at the Yellow Leaf, you may have seen our jam session that closed out the weekend.  We saw the beautiful lights on and around the gazebo and decided then and there to have another big jam under those lights!  It will be on Sunday, November 30th beginning at 5:00.  We will begin with a young people’s open mic at 5:00 which will be immediately followed by the jam-  all are invited, bring your instrument or voice and join us!  Listeners are wanted too!  Bring a lawn chair and a picnic if you want… I will be making my big pot of soup and accepting donations all to go to expenses incurred for this event.  In case of rain, etc we will have it at BirdMan.

  Christmas in the Country T Shirts are on sale at local shops.

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


5:30pm-First Baptist Church Children’s Choir will sing on the front porch of Town Hall - Ferdinand Street

6:00pm-Mayor Billy D'Aquilla will light the Town of St. Francisville Christmas Tree and will host a Welcome Reception and Fireworks 

6:00pm-8:00pm - Peep into our Holiday Homes along Ferdinand and Royal Streets

7:00pm- Baton Rouge Symphony Christmas Concert and Dessert Reception at HEMINGBOUGH.  Tickets available at Bank of St.Francisville


Check out the downtown shops for late night shopping.


7:30am - Prayer Breakfast at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

 8:00am & 9:30am-Breakfast with St. Nick at Jackson Hall at Grace Episcopal Church brought to you by the Women’s Service League.  Two seatings available.  Reservations Encouraged.  Tickets are $8.00.

Tickets may be purchased online at

9:00am-5:00pm – Women’s Service League - Fresh Wreath & Plantation Country Cookbook Sale – Ferdinand St

10:00am - 5:30pm - Talented Art Walk - West Feliciana Art Classes will display their art at the local shops, some of the art can be purchased, proceeds support the art programs.

10:00am  – West Feliciana High School Performance Choir – United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

10:00am - Bains Elementary 2nd Grade Choir – Historical Society Museum Front Porch

10:00am-1:00pm – Gospel Singers on the front porch of the Town Hall

10:00am - 4:00pm –Parker Park –FOOD, VENDORS, and MUSIC Homemade Items- Jewelry, Photographs, Honey, Paintings,T-shirts, Calendars, Hair Bows and much, much more.

10:00am-4pm –Colonial Christmas at Oakley Plantation –Cooking Demonstrations Highway 965

11:00am – 11:45am - West Feliciana High School Advanced & Performance Choir – Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Noon-4:00pm - Angola Inmate Traveling Band – across from Garden Symposium Park

Noon-2:00pm - Main Street Band in Parker Memorial Park

Noon to 5:00pm – Friends of the Library – Christmas in the Country Tour of Homes -  225 635 3364

2:00pm- Book Signing at the Historical Society Museum with Anne Butler and Norman Ferachi titled:

St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish, and it is an Images of America book.

5:30pm-8:30pm-Colonial Christmas at Oakley Plantation – Candlelight Tours, periodic music and wassail – Highway 965

6:00pm-7:00pm -  Community Sing A Long Methodist Church Royal Street

6:00pm-8:00pm -Live Nativity First Baptist Church on Highway 10 & 61  INSIDE THE CHURCH

6:00pm-8:00pm – Peep into our Holiday Homes along Ferdinand and Royal Streets


 10:00am - 5:30pm - Talented Art Walk - West Feliciana Art Classes will display their art at the local shops, some of the art      can be purchased, proceeds support the art programs.

11:00am-5:00pm – Women’s Service League - Fresh Wreath & Plantation Country Cookbook Sale- Ferdinand Street

2:00pm – Women’s Service League present the Christmas Parade – -  along Ferdinand and Commerce Sts  Betsy Levasseur

6:00pm - Christmas Concert at Hemingbough -Ultimate Christmas with Greatest Elvis Tributes  tickets can be purchases at Grandmother's Buttons.
For more information visit or call St. Francisville Main Street 225-635-3873.

AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC SITE PRESENTS-A Civil War Christmas- The Battle of Alexander’s Creek

Journey back into history to the year 1864, when visitors will see a recreation of the sights and sounds of St. Francisville in 1864 during the Civil War Christmas- Battle of Alexander’s Creek on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7.

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., walk through the soldier camps and see living history demonstrations of soldier life. You will hear black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons. Each day will feature a small reenactment of the October 1864 Battle at Alexander’s Creek which happened on the park.

On Saturday night, the plantation comes to life during the holidays as it shows off its seasonal decorations. Costumed guides accompany the visitor in a trip into the past through the candlelit Oakley House. See the glow of the blacksmith at work, take a taste of what’s cooking in the kitchen, or just enjoy the live period music. Included is our yearly Christmas dance and hot Christmas Punch.

“Living History events such as this give a glimpse of Louisiana history,” says John House, site manager. “We want every visitor to Audubon State Historic Site to experience the site’s and their own rich heritage.”

Audubon State Historic Site is the setting for the 200-year-old Oakley House, temporary home and inspiration to John James Audubon in the 1800s. The park includes a museum, picnic areas, historic buildings, pavilion, and nature trail. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open daily Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The Admission for the Oakley House Tour and Grounds is $8 for adults (age 18-61); $6 for senior citizens (age 62 and over), $4 for students (age 6-17), and free for children, (age 5 and under). Grounds-Only Admission is $4 per person (ages 6 and over) and free for children (age 5 and under). Audubon SHS is located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge near St. Francisville on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish. For more information, visit or call 888.677.2838 toll free or 635.3739 locally.

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1 comment:

High Style said...

Most places don’t care and charge you for a lot of the things that the party planner at this place was willing to help us out with. The food was amazing and my family is still raving about how great it was.