Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mid-July Happenings

Farmer’s Market Hours

Each and every Thursday from 9 am until 1 pm, and on Saturdays from 8 am until noon, the farmers of West Feliciana parish bring their fresh picked produce to the Old 4-H Barn on Wilcox Street.  Your family will be eating much healthier, and this is a great way to support our local farmers, too.  At the Thursday market, ArtsForAll has a giant easel set up with paper and paints for the little ones to draw while the big people are buying their fresh fruit and vegetables. 


DARE You to Have Fun!

On Friday, July 16, from 9am to 2pm, the West Feliciana Drug & Alcohol Awareness Council will hold its 3rd Annual Kid’s Summer Fun Day at the West Feliciana Parish Park at the end of West Feliciana Parkway. The event is open to kids of all ages and is completely free to the public.  Food and entertainment including special guest Miss Louisiana Teen USA, MiMi the Clown, Southern University Coaches, BR Music Studios Youth Bands, Military equipment, American Legion, West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, Fire District and EMS equipment, along with inflatables.  WAFB Erin Cofiel will be the MC for the event. And free door prizes!


Friday Night Music

The Magnolia CafĂ© presents music this Friday, July 16, by Gary Bello.  Next Friday, July 23, Flatbed Honeymoon performs, and rounding out the month on July 30, the Delta Drifters will rock the night away!


Community Market Day

Yay!  It’s the third Saturday of the month and that means it’s Community Market Day at Parker Park in downtown St. Francisville.   Join us from 9 am until 1 pm at the market which will feature locally grown produce, homemade mini pies, vegetables, bread, quilts, dresses, photographs, jewelry, soaps, canned goods and so much more.  Kevin Johnson will play music in the gazebo so come spend the morning in Parker Park.  For more information, call either Lynn at 635-3665 or Laurie at 635-3873.  The Community Market is brought to you by St. Francisville Main Street and Arts for All.


Avondale Antiques

Third weekend of the month also means this specialty shop is open, and Michelle says she has a new shipment of English antiques this month.  Avondale Antiques is open Friday and Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm.


Bicycling Returns!

If you enjoyed watching the high speed bike race through downtown St. Francisville during the West Feliciana Memorial Weekend Classic, you will not want to miss the 2010 Louisiana/Mississippi District Criterium Championships that will take place on Saturday, July 24.  Hosted by the Mid-South Masters Cycling Club and Rhino Racing of Lake Charles, this race will use the same course with the first race to begin at 1:30 pm and the last at 5 pm, ending 45 minutes later.  For more information, visit



These small and fascinating creatures have long held our imagination.  On Saturday, July 31, you can get up close and personal with these tiny birds at the Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration.  From 7 am until 3 pm, hummingbird biologists Linda Beall and Nancy Newfield will capture and band birds at the home of Carlisle Rogillio at 15736 Tunica Trace (Hwy. 66) and Murrell Butler at 9485 Oak Hill Road.  A $5 fee covers admission to both gardens.

The Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration will begin with a reception on Friday evening, July 30, beginning at 6 pm at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, where visitors can enjoy wine and cheese while strolling the gardens of Rosedown.  At 6:45 p.m., Mr. Andre Brock will speak on plants and habitats.  Admission is $10.  For more information, visit  or call 1-800-488-6502.  


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