Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Ferry Temporarily Closed

While a small fuel leak is repaired, the St. Francisville – New Roads ferry will not be operating.  We’ll send an update as soon as it goes back online.


Better Bird Watching Program and Field Trip

Tonight, Wednesday April 29th, Audubon SHS will be hosting Mr. Joe LaFleur, author of Better Bird Watching, a series of DVDs.  From 6:30pm to 7:00pm Mr. LaFleur will show his DVD on bird watching at Audubon State Historic Sites Theater free of charge.  After the DVD viewing Mr. LaFleur has offered to take a guided tour of Oakley’s grounds as a field trip to practice hands on bird identification.  This aspect of the program should run an hour or so.  Please get the word out to all our dedicated birders that Mr. LaFleur is coming to Oakley specifically for this program.  For more information, please call Daniel Wilcox at 225-635-3739.


Crawfish on the Patio

The Carriage House Restaurant at The Myrtles has boiled crawfish every Wednesday night.  Service is on the patio – great atmosphere!


Monday Supper at the BirdMan

Every Monday night there is supper served at the BirdMan.  Lynn chooses the menu, and the musicians just show up!


Relay for Life

May 1 is the date for this very special event that raises money for the American Cancer Society.  The night begins with a walk for survivors while luminaries burn in remembrance of those who have lost the fight against this debilitating disease.  There are many activities planned, and the Men’s Beauty Contest . . . or is it the “Best Legs” contest . . . has the most interest.  Rumor has it that Mayor Billy D’Aquilla will be a “contestant” this year!


Live Music at The Mag

Friday, May 1 – Late Evening; Friday, May 8 – TBA; Friday, May 15 – Bring It; Friday, May 22 – Gary Bello; and Friday, May 29 – Delta Drifters.


Flint Knapping

Join Interpretive Ranger James Smith at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site on Sunday, May 3, at 11 am as he demonstrates the art, now known as Flint Knapping, which allowed Native Americans to make many of their own tools.  For more information call toll free 888-376-1867 or local at 635-3110.


Will They Be Serving Haegis?

On Saturday, May 9, from 10 am-4 pm, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site hosts its Scottish Heritage Festival, a celebration of the Scottish heritage of Daniel Turnbull, Rosedown Plantation’s original owner. For this day, site staff will don the Scottish-style dress of Turnbull ancestry. Guests will experience vintage Scottish music and dancing, and the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge will be marching with drums and bagpipes. To help celebrate the day, guests are invited to sport their own Scottish attire. For more information call 888-376-1867 or 635-3110.


The Mirror of Graces

19th Century Etiquette and Fashions will be the topic of the day on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Audubon State Historic Site – Oakley House. The program will demonstrate the lessons that a lady learned through tutors and life experiences during the Victorian Era.  For more information call 888-677-2784 toll free or 635-3530 locally.


Monthly Auction

Bayou Sara Auction Depot will holds its next auction on Friday, May 15th at 6:30 pm featuring estate merchandise and home furnishings.  Photos and additional information can be found on their website at


Third Weekend Events

Avondale Antiques will be open the third weekend, May 15 through 17.  Store hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm and on Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm.


The Third Weekend Arts Market will be held on Saturday, May 16, near the BirdMan Coffee & Books.  For more information on this event, contact Lynn at 635-3665 or e-mail


Ball Tournaments

The West Feliciana Sports Park will host baseball tournaments on May 15 and 16, USSSA Boys Open, and on May 30 and 31, USSSA Boys Open.


West Feliciana Memorial Day Bike Classic

During Memorial Day weekend, the bicyclists will be here in West Feliciana for the first of this annual event.  For more information, visit


Please remember to add travel time if you are driving on Highway 61 through the construction zones and also on Highway 965 toward The Bluffs.  Be careful!


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