Live Music at The Mag
Voted by readers of Country Roads as Favorite Musicians, The Delta Drifters perform tonight at Magnolia Café, another winner in the category of Favorite Small Town Dining Destination. Music starts around 7 pm.
New Exhibit at BirdMan
Photographer Jill Moore has an exhibit of work called “everyday” now in BirdMan. You will see people you recognize! Also at the Birdman, Barry Galloway has new pottery featured, and
Star Hill Half
Don’t forget that this Saturday, January 30, Rocket Racing will hold a half marathon race as well as a 4-mile race here in
Heminbough will be the site of a presentation and book signing by Leo Honeycutt, author of Edwin Edwards, Governor of
The BirdMan’s Monday Night Supper will feature music by John Craigie and Patrick Cooper. From
Happy at The Carriage House
Ashleigh at The Carriage House wants to let us all know that happy hour is celebrated Monday through Thursday from 5pm until 6pm with 2 for 1 House Wine and Wells. She also has some really great specials --
All U Can Eat Fried Catfish every MONDAY night for only $14.99; and All U Can Eat Fried Jumbo Shrimp every WEDNESDAY night for just $16.99. The Carriage House Restaurant is located on the grounds of The Myrtles Plantation.
Camellias in the Country
Wow! This year the Feliciana Nature Society has outdone themselves as this event keeps getting better and better. It all starts on Thursday, February 4 with pARTy in the Ville. This popular night of art, cocktails, appetizers, and fun at Sage Hill Antiques and Gifts will feature native artist Elizabeth Leake Mackey. She will guide participants through the steps of painting their own camellia masterpiece. The cost is $35 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 225 635-6596 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday evening, February 5, at the historic Market Hall on
The program will continue on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the visitor center at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. The morning session will feature Darrell Chitty who will lead a seminar on camellia photography. Lunch at Audubon Café will be followed by an extensive walking tour of Rosedown’s historic gardens where participants can practice their photography skills while viewing some of the best heirloom and contemporary varieties of camellias on the grounds. Participants are advised to bring a camera.
A $25 registration fee covers the Anne Butler reception and lecture on Friday night as well as the Saturday photography program and lunch. Admission for the Friday reception only is $10. Proceeds benefit projects of the Feliciana Nature Society. For reservations and more information call the Feliciana Nature Society at 1-800-488-6502.
On Sunday, February 28, Arts for All will host an art show from 2 pm until 4 pm at Old Market Hall on
Taste of the Felicianas Gala
The Women’s Service League of St. Francisville will host its Seventh Annual Taste of the Felicianas Gala on Friday, February 26, 2010 at
Celebration of Readers and Writers Symposium
The West Feliciana Library and The Friends of the Library of West Feliciana Parish have announced its panel of speakers for the February 27 Celebration of Writers and Readers Symposium. They are poet Ava Haymon, journalist and columnist, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, and novelists Malcolm K. Shuman and Erica Spindler. Closing the program in his own inimitable style will be literary critic and historian, Charles Elliott. The event will be held at The
Our Favorite Things
As noted above, Country Roads held a survey of its readers asking for a few of their favorite things. It was no surprise to us that many of OUR favorite things from right here in
Favorite Place to Take a Visitor – The Myrtles. Best of the Rest – Town of
Favorite Weekend Away –
Favorite Regional Dish – Best of the Rest –
Favorite Local Chef – Best of the Rest – Martha Haynes, Eight Sisters
Favorite Local Artist – C.C. Lockwood. Best of the Rest – Murrell Butler
Favorite Museum or Cultural Site – Best of the Rest – Audubon State Historic Site, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery
Favorite Musicians – The Delta Drifters, Fugitive Poets
Favorite Venues – Magnolia Café
Favorite Place to Commune with Nature – Tunica Hills/Clark Creek
Favorite Annual Event – Best of the Rest –
Favorite Hostess Gift – Best of the Rest – Grandmother’s Buttons Jewelry
Favorite Local Gift Shop – Grandmother’s Buttons
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!