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Good Morning, St. Francisville!
Don’t forget that the place to be this Friday morning is
Black Bear Conservation Celebrates!
On Friday, May 14 at Hemingbough, the Black Bear Conservation Coalition celebrates 20 years of black bear restoration. This celebration will include a silent auction with artwork from Murrell Butler, CC Lockwood and many other talented artists, a golf package, a
Music at The Mag
This Friday, the Fugitive Poets perform on the screened porch at The Mag beginning around 7 pm. Friday, May 21, is United We Jam; and on Friday, May 28, the Delta Drifters will be rocking the house.
Community Market Day
Experience four unique local gardens at this self-guided garden tour in historic St. Francisville on Saturday, May 15, from 9 am until 1 pm. Highlighted this year are the gardens of Melissa Higgins on
Tea and Sensibility
Also on Saturday, May 15, from 10 am until 4 pm, Audubon State Historic Site presents this spring gala. Visitors will get a chance to experience life for the wealthy during the Empire, or Federal, period which was from 1790 to the 1820s. Focusing on Jane Austen’s guidelines for social etiquette, visitors will learn about what was in fashion, English tea traditions, a woman’s role in society, favorite games and dances of the period and so much more. For information, call 225-635-3739.
Lost Arts at Rosedown
Every third Saturday of the month, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents demonstrations of the “Lost Arts” of the 19th century. On May 15 from 11 am until 3 pm, the program will feature the “lost art” of medical practices of the 19th century. For more information, phone 225-635-3332.
Meanwhile, Back at Café du Monde . . .
This unique, festive food story/monologue event about the second universal language – food – and how our lives revolve around it will premiere at The Myrtles Plantation on Sunday, May 16. The event begins with a cocktail party at 5:30 pm with music by Steve Bing and The Bayou Hot Shots with showtime at 7:00 pm. Created, directed and produced by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, originally from
West Fel Classic
Memorial Day weekend will see the annual West Feliciana Memorial Classic bike race and festival. Races will be on Saturday and Sunday, and out at the