Grace Episcopal Church is holding a silent auction which began February 21 and runs through March 28. Everyone in the community is invited to come and placed bids on the items which are on display from 9 am until 5 pm everyday of the week in Jackson Hall. Offerings range from gourmet dinners in private homes, crawfish boils, hunting & fishing trips, paintings, overnights, jewelry, pottery and much more. The winners will be announced at coffee hour on Sunday, March 28. All proceeds will be used to build a church in
Live Music at The Mag
Bands start playing around 7 o’clock on the screened in porch at The Magnolia Café. Friday, March 12 – Will Westley; Friday, March 19 – Flatbed Honeymoon; Friday, March 26 – Delta Drifters
Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, March 13, area children and their parents are invited to spend a day at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site celebrating spring with a Nineteenth-Century Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the plantation. Interpretive Ranger Sasha Traña will greet participants and lead the Easter Egg Hunt, which will begin promptly at 1 pm, with participants meeting in the carriage court in front of the plantation Main House. Prizes will be awarded to the children finding the special “Rosedown” Easter Eggs. Following the Hunt, nineteenth-century games will be featured. Participating children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets. For more information, call 225-635-3110.
Nature Saturday at Audubon
Get outside and enjoy a beautiful weekend when Audubon State Historic Site presents Nature Saturday on March 13. At 10 am and again at noon, visitors can participate in an Animal Discovery program which introduces them to a few of the site’s resident creatures. At 1:30 pm and again at 2:30 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to go on a guided nature walk around the park led by one of the site’s park rangers. There, they will discover the different plants and habitats found within the park. For more information, call 225-635-3739.
Colonial St. Francisville
Tuesday Concert at The Mag
A special concert will be held at The Magnolia Café on Tuesday, March 16, featuring Chuck Prophet. Tickets are $20.
Grace Episcopal Church is one of the five churches featured in the new special Lost Louisiana Places of Worship premiering Wednesday, March 17 at 7PM on the six-channel LPB network. The special also airs Thursday, March 18 at 9PM. Produced by
St. Paddy’s Day Party & Fundraiser
Everyone can be Irish, and usually are, are Wednesday, March 17, as The Blue Room celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Live entertainment by The Circuit Breakers is set for 7 pm until 10 pm. There is a $5 cover at the door, and all proceeds from green beer sales and the cover charge to the Elm Park Youth Rodeo Club. There will also be a silent auction! For more information, contact Meg Daniel at 241-1402 or call The Blue Room at 635-4998.
More Pilgrimage News
One of the properties on the Audubon Pilgrimage tour was unintentionally left off in earlier postings.
Friday Night Activities
As an added event during the Audubon Pilgrimage, there will be night time activities on Friday, March 19. A 6:15 pm there will be a reenactment of the
Light Up the Night
Food, drinks and dancing under the stars at
2010 Lewis Symposium
On Saturday, March 27th, the Reverend Daniel Smith Lewis, Rector of Grace Church from 1839-1869, will be remembered with a seminar. At 5:00 pm there will be a Wine, Cheese and Hors D'oeuvres Reception in Bishop Jackson Hall, followed by guest lecture at 6:00 pm in the church. Guest speaker will be The Very Reverend Doctor Justyn Terry, Dean and President of Trinity School for Ministry,
Chamber Music Series
Following the Lewis Seminar , the last in the St. Francisville Symphony Association’s 2009-2010 Chamber Music Series will take place on Saturday, March 27 at 8 pm at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville. This concert will feature the musicians of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $20, and children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult will receive free admission. Tickets are available at the Bank of St. Francisville or by calling BRSO at 2255-383-0500.
The Carriage House Restaurant is hosting an American Cancer Society Benefit on Monday, March 29, featuring GingerSnapp, The Queen of St. Francisville. This night of dinner and entertainment will also feature a silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. There will be a cash bar from 6 pm until dinner is served at 6:30 pm. For ticket information, call Matthew Green at 721-3668 or Beth Pace at 635-6278.