Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Farmer’s Market

Load up with all the fixings for your Independence Day feast at the Farmer’s Market, Thursdays from 1 pm – 5 pm at the 4-H Barn.



Come join the fun and fireworks on Friday, July 4th at 6:30 pm at the St. Francisville Town Ball Park located behind the Sonic.  The American Legion will provide complimentary Hot Dogs and Soft Drinks, and the fireworks will begin at dark.  For more information call Laurie Walsh, St. Francisville Main Street at 635-3873.


Restaurant Holiday Hours

If you want to celebrate your “independence” from the kitchen on July 4, it’s not a problem.  Here are a listing of which restaurants will be open:

BirdMan Coffee and Books = 7 am until 4 pm; Cypress Grill = 2 pm until 10 pm with live music;

D’John’s = 11 am – 2 pm with a barbecue buffet and from 5 pm – 5 pm with a seafood buffet;  East Dragon will be open; Eight Sisters will be open for lunch; Feliciana Seafood will be open; Magnolia CafĂ© will be open from 10 am until 10 pm and will feature music by A Band Named Sue at 8 pm; Que Pasa will be open; and Varnedoe’s at The Myrtles will be open from 5 pm until 10 pm.


Shopping on the Fourth

What a better way to celebrate our freedoms than shopping local.  Give your dollars their independence from your pocketbook . . . our merchants will appreciate it!


A Land at War

Audubon State Historic Site offers this two-part program on Saturday, July 5.  The first part will be held from 10 am until noon, with the second part offered at 2 pm until 4 pm.  There will be period clothing talks as well as a black powder demonstration during the two different parts of this program.  For more information, call 635-3739.


Did You Know?

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents this new program which covers the many interesting things that happened of the time during the 18th and 19th centuries that few people know about today.  On Saturday, July 5 from 11 am until 2 pm, “Hunting Practices” will have demonstrations of the tools of hunting, from the slingshot to the modern gun and discussions of the way hunting has progressed and why people had to hunt.  For more information, call 635-3110.


Grave Rendering

On July 6 from 2 pm until 4:30 pm, at Locust Grove Cemetery, the interpretive staff will present a non-destructive way to take home mementoes of gravestone carvings from old graveyards.  The process, called grave rendering, will be taught to the visitor using the stones of the inhabitants of Locust Grove Cemetery.  For more information, call 635-3739.


In Touch with History

On July 12 from 10 am until noon at Audubon State Historic Site, this program will invite guests to the park to experience slave life on the plantation.  Visitors will hear a talk about slave life and work on a plantation at Oakley’s slave cabins.  The Interpretive Staff will speak about slave chores, food, and life ways and will demonstrate some of the chores slaves were expected to complete.  For more information, call 635-3739.


Colonial Games

Here’s your chance to experience the leisurely life of plantation owners.  Geared towards children and those young at heart, the afternoon program is a demonstration of the period leisure games and activities in which the children of plantation owners might be expected to participate.  It’s at Audubon State Historic House on Saturday, July 12 from 2 pm until 4 pm.  Call 635-3739 for information.


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