Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Farmer’s Market

Yes, it’s hot but the farmers are still bringing their produce to the 4-H barn on Wilcox Street every Thursday from 1 pm until 5 pm.  Jerry and Angela Landrum have ripe, juicy watermelons that just ooze summertime, and do try the French cantaloupe that Buddy Metz has.  Delicious!  Will Plettinger has some okra that you can cut up and freeze for that winter gumbo, and Michelle Roth’s flowers can brighten up anyone’s day.  There is so much more being offered but you’ll have to discover it for yourself!


Music at the Mag

This Friday, July 25, it’s our local favorite band – Delta Drifters.



The Feliciana Nature Society presents this annual celebration this weekend.  On Friday, July 25, it  begins with a reception at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site so at 6 pm, visitors can enjoy wine and cheese while strolling the gardens of Rosedown.  At 6:45 pm, Donna Dittman will present a program on the ornithology collection of the LSU Museum of Natural Science explaining the fascinating role this resource plays in the study and understanding of birds.  Admission to this Friday event is $10 per person.  On Saturday, July 26, beginning at 7 am and continuing until 3 pm, hummingbird biologists Linda Beall and Nancy Newfield will capture and band birds at two private gardens, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these tiny creatures up close as they are weighed and measured.  In addition, vendors will be on hand selling hummingbird plants, birding equipment, books and feeders.  Experts will also be on hand to share advice about gardening, binoculars and more.  There is a $5 fee that covers admission to both sites.  For more information, visit and click on FHC Event Schedule in the right hand corner.


Home Crafts

Audubon State Historic Site presents this two part program on Saturday, July 26.  From 10 am until noon, guests can participate in a session on basket making.  The afternoon session will be held from 2pm until 4 pm and will show how to make period bathing salts.  All materials needed for the programs will be provided.  For more information, call 635-3739.


What Alice Saw There

That’s the name of the newest production by the St. Francisville Transitory Theatre which will premiere July 30 and run through August 3, and then again from August 6 through August 9.  Performances begin at 7:30 pm in the newly refurbished West Feliciana High School auditorium.  Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 225-245-4952, and are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.  And even though the auditorium is the largest space this group has used, seating is still limited so get your tickets early.


Life on a Plantation

The interpretive staff at Audubon State Historic Site offers this program every weekend in August from 10 am until 4 pm.  Each Saturday the program will feature a different aspect of life on a plantation in the 1800’s.  For more information, call 635-3739.


Did You Know?

Many interesting things happened during the 18th and 19th centuries, and Rosedown State Historic Site

presents this monthly program to cover aspects of that time that few people know about today.  On Saturday, August 2 from 11 am until 2 pm, “What People Wore” will show how clothing has changed throughout time.  For more information, call 635-3110.


Grave Rendering

Learn this non-destructive way to take home mementoes of gravestone carvings from old graveyards.  The process, called grave rending, will be taught on Sunday, August 3 from 2 pm until 4:30 pm at Locust Grove Cemetery using the stones of the inhabitants of that cemetery.  Call 635-3739.


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