Thursday, August 13, 2009


Farmers Market

Even with fewer farmers selling their produce, there are still a lot of great fruits and vegetables to buy at the Farmers Market.  Go by on Thursdays, from noon until 5 pm at the old 4-H barn on Wilcox Street.


You ART What You Eat

This interesting program features artist, educator and co-founder of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Clifton Webb.  It happens at The Magnolia CafĂ© on Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm.  Three courses of delicious cuisine will be served while you learn about the creative process and artistic vision of Clifton Webb.  And all this culture for only $39!  (Price includes dinner and music.  Tax, tips and adult beverages are extra.)  Seating is limited so make your reservation today by emailing:  


Third Weekend Events

The Arts Market is still going strong every third Saturday right outside the BirdMan Coffee & Books Shop.  They have been there all through the summer heat, and if you haven’t visited yet, please go by and show your support of these creative people.

Avondale Antiques is open this third weekend from Friday through Sunday.  They are located in The Quarters on Commerce Street.


Live Music at The Mag

Friday, August 14 – Sign; Saturday, August 15 – Kim Smith; Friday, August 21 – Feliciana Band; Friday, August 28 – Delta Drifters


Perfect Weather for Ice Cream

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site continues its “Lost Arts” programs with Ice Cream Making this Saturday, August 15 from 11 am until 3pm.   Yummy!  For more information, call 635-3110.


A Day at Locust Grove

Explore the unique and rich history of the Locust Grove Cemetery, from the history of the family members buried there, including General Eleazar Wheelock Ripley and Sarah Knox Taylor Davis, to methods of grave preservation, and cemetery folklore.  Join interpretive staff on Saturday, August 22, at Locust Grove State Historic Site from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.


White Linen Night

On Saturday, August 22 beginning at 5 pm, shop, eat and unwind with music, art and refreshments.  The St. Francisville Downtown Merchants will again host White Linen Night and each of the participating shops will be open until 9 pm, while participating restaurants will offer a taste from their menus.   Music will be playing up and down Ferdinand Street while artists demonstrate their talents.  There will be book signings and much more!  For more information, visit


The Duel at High Noon

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents this program that will discuss the history of dueling, exploring some of the most well-known duels and duelists in history.  Additionally, there will be demonstrations of the different types of duels of the past, as well as a discussion of the rules that governed such contests.   It all happens on Saturday, August 29 at noon, of course, on the grounds near the main parking area.  For more information, call 635-3110.


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