Thursday, February 26, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015 - Spring

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St. Francisville, La., "Happenings Newsletter" -  Entertainment, Festivals and Events.

 HAPPENINGS: The newsletter to discover what's happening in St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish.  Periodically articles from the "Friends of St. Francisville" blog will be added to this newsletter.  Following these article introductions you will find the most updated news on upcoming local events.  A good source to find updates on festivals can also be found on the St. Francisville Festival website.

What’s coming up in St. Francisville

Music at The Mag  Friday – Friday-February 27th-Delta Drifters 

   9am-1pm      Support our local farmers

Thursday-February 26th from 6pm-8:30pm  Mulches & Composting (Miles Brashier)
 Drought-Resistant Landscaping (Andre Brock)

New Location – the West Feliciana Parish Library on Burnett Rd.  Free Admission, Door Prizes & Refreshments provided.  Andre Brock  (225)  635-3614  Bobby Bingham

WRITERS WORKSHOP – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28   9AM-4PM  at Butler Greenwood Plantation
Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Hayman and award-winning novelist Abigail Padgett join forces to help existing and aspiring writers hone their writing skills.  Both writers will lead participants in writing activities and exercises.  Writers are invited to bring samples of their work for critiquing.  This workshop is designed to help participants identify, polish and (for works in prose) ultimately learn how to get their stories published.   Beginners are especially welcome!       Lunch is provided , limited to 20 persons   $125.00.  For additional information contact Dr. Olivia Pass (


February 28-March 1- Encaustic workshop by Kat Fitzpatrick  9:00 – 4:00 both days  $300 for the weekend .  For more information see our website


Enslaved Life at Rosedown: February 28, 2015, 11 am. An overview of the history of African-American enslavement, specifically in Louisiana, followed by a more detailed look into enslaved life at Rosedown. The layout of the plantation, including outbuildings, home sites, work areas and fields will be discussed. Also discussed will be the duties and accomplishments of the inhabitants of Rosedown, including a walking tour of outbuildings on the grounds. For more information call 888.376.1867 toll free or 635.3110 locally.

Fish Fry --- Fridays during Lent 2015   February 20th - March 27th
Serving begins at 6:00 pm

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church  11485 Ferdinand St

Fried or Grilled Catfish, Potato Salad or French Fries, Cole Slaw, Bread, Dessert and Soft Drink

$8.50 per plate

Dine -in on the Hill or Take out below the bluff on Ferdinand St

Proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus #7856's Charities

LAUGH SIP & PAINT at The Bluffs   Sunday March 1st from 4-6pm. 

Have a glass of wine and create your own masterpiece while enjoying company of friends.  Call Lorie at 634-6403


YA BOOK CLUB – Monday March 2   5pm-6pm

TEEN LIBRARY COUNCIL – Monday 9  5pm-6pm

St. Francisville Symphony Association Sponsors  Come as You Are, Pay what you can concert

St. Francisville, LA – The St. Francisville Symphony Association (SFSA) is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a seasonal spring concert, entitled Musical Montage, on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church.  

Mr. Jacob Benda, LSU School of Music doctoral candidate and Grace Church organist, has prepared a beautiful concert featuring the works of Bach, Schubert, Fauré, Tavener and other significant composers.  Musicians will include Mr. Benda as conductor/organist/pianist, oboist Grace Woodworth and cellist Alvaro Angulo of the LSU School of Music, and the Grace Church Choir featuring soloists Kristopher Davis, Trey Levy, Michelle Sewell, Ellen Sturgill and Cara Waring.

Treva Tidwell, SFSA President stated, “We are very excited to offer this additional concert for our 2014-15 season.  While our Baroque chamber music series by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra was a big success this year, this spring concert gives us the opportunity to enjoy vocal and instrumental performances.  If you’ve never attended one of our concerts, give this one a try.  Come as you are and pay what you can.”  Tidwell also noted that children are invited as always.

The St. Francisville Symphony Association (SFSA) is a non-profit community organization that strives to bring the joy of music to the people of West Feliciana Parish through concerts and children’s educational programs.  The SFSA strives to provide monetary support to the music programs and students at West Feliciana Parish Schools in the following ways: free admissions to most concerts; donations to choral and band teachers for use in their programs; sponsorship for students to attend the BRSO Discovery Concerts; and, scholarships to West Feliciana Parish High School graduates who are pursuing a music related career.  Follow the SFSA on facebook at



Youth Baseball & Softball
Youth Spring Soccer
After School Playground

Call Lee Hammer 784-8447 for more information.

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