Wednesday, April 23, 2008

FW: Happenings

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life will be held this Friday, April 25 at the West Feliciana Sports Park.  The night will kick-off with a dinner honoring our survivors and their spouses and/or caregiver at 6:00 p.m.  Events will start with the survivors taking their first lap at 7:00 p.m.  .  Chairman Robbie Trisler says, “Some of the highlights are David St. Romain, Solar Heat which is a little band from Baton Rouge, some of our local talent winners from the elementary and middle school and also from the high school.  There will be dunking booth, a rock wall, guitar hero, space walk, plenty of food ... cotton candy, funnel cakes, jambalaya, hamburgers ... and last but not least the infamous ‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’ contest.”  Around 9:00 the Luminaria Ceremony will take place, which will include a slide show and candles surrounding the track honoring those who have lost the battle and those who have won the battle.  “Everyone can get involved by coming out and helping us to celebrate and to remember.”


Community Arts Day

This Saturday Parker Park will be quite the “arts” place to be!  The “Edible Art Show” kicks things off at 2 pm so bring your entries of food-made creations for judging.  There are three categories:  Professional for chefs or restaurants; Junior for middle school and below; and Senior for high school and adult.  This day of activities includes art, music and creative writing activities for all ages.  Artists will also have their art for sale, and the Fugitive Poets perform at 4 pm.  Somewhere during this day, there is also the “High Stakes Proposal” auction so if you haven’t picked up your four pieces of wood and returned your “art” to the BirdMan, you still have a few more days.  And then the day ends with Music Under the Stars . . . Vibes in the Ville, sponsored by the Bank of St. Francisville, will feature “The Jazzy Jags” from Southern University at 6 pm.  What a great way to end this artful day!


Rosedown Wedding

Also on Saturday, April 26, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents A Day of Love: The Rosedown Wedding at 1 pm.  Imagine music, dancing, graceful ladies in beautiful gowns, and handsome gentlemen in formal evening dress.  Love is in the air and two historic plantation houses and families are united on this day; as costumed re-enactors present the April 9, 1857 wedding of Sarah Turnbull of Rosedown to James Pirrie Bowman of Oakley. The wedding re-enactment will be held at 1 pm with the reception to follow. For more information call 635-3110 .


Tea And Sensibility

Visitors are invited to Audubon State Historic Site to experience Tea and Sensibility on Saturday, May 3.  The program recreates for the public the “Age of Romance” when writers such as Jane Austin , musicians such as Beethoven, and a young artist named John Audubon lived. Visitors can try to make their own fans or bath salts. What people wore and what was etiquette of the time will be covered throughout the day. Some might like to try a taste of the tea under the shade of the oaks. The program lasts from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  The $2 adult admission to Audubon SHS includes the site video history presentation, the plantation house tour and all special programs. Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free.  For more information, call 635-3739.


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