Friday, February 13, 2015

Happenings Feb. 11, 2015

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 – February 13th – Dale Sellars & Backroads

                                      Friday-February 20th – Smokehouse

                                      Friday-February 27th-Delta Drifters  


YA CAFÉ BOOK CLUB – Thursday February 19  5pm-6pm

MOVIE NIGHT – Saturday February 21  6pm-7:45pm  THE GIVER


Kaine's Sweet Potato and Andouille Soup and  Carriage House Sensation Salad

With choice of Entrees

Chicken Piccata over Angel Hair Pasta served with Citrus Grilled Asparagus         

5 oz Filet Mignon and GRILLED 5 oz Lobster Tail with Potato Au Gratin and Citrus Grilled Asparagus 

Blacken Mahi Mahi with 3 Jumbo Shrimp served  with Potato Au Gratin and Citrus Grilled Asparagus  
With choice of Dessert

Our Signature White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Crown Royal White Chocolate Sauce

New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh ?  Raspberry topping  or Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Free Glass of Champagne with Each Entree's 

39.99 Per Person/ $79.98per couple

Tax and Gratuity not included

Valentine’s Dinner at The Bluffs Restaurant – Saturday February 14th

2 seatings 5:30pm & 7:00pm       Reservations Required   634-6419     $89.98 per couple

Appetizer: Two Run Farms Beef Tar Tar or Ceviche of Bay Scallops

Soup: Broccoli & Cheddar or French Onion

Salad: Grilled Ceasar or Caprese

Entrees:  6oz. Filet se with Boursin Cauliflower Puree, Parmesan Chips. Roasted Beets & Rosemary Demi

     Or       Pan Seared Salmon set with Cous Cous and Fennel Mediterranean Salad, Gremolata. Parsnip Chips

     Or       Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Peppers Risotto, Asparagus Tip and Pan Jus

Dessert: Chocolate Pot au Crème with Mint Whipped Cream or Tres Leche with Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Complimentary Glass of Champagne.

ARTS FOR ALL – “IT TAKE TWO TO TANGO” Art Show – February 15th

ARTS FOR ALL invites all to participate in our annual Art challenge, exhibit, walking parade and pot luck event!   There is nothing else like it anywhere!!

“It Takes Two to Tango”

ART SHOW!    February 15th, 2015

Arts For All Studio on Commerce St. in St. Francisville

The challenge this year is to collaborate with another artist, OR ARTISTS:  visual, written word, music, clay, etc.  to create one work.   The exhibit  will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, February 14th, 2015 from noon until 4:00 at which time we will proceed in our annual “crazy fun walking parade”  to BirdMan for a potluck dinner!  Info at  or call Lynn at 225-721-1296    ALL ARE WELCOME!! 


The committee is excited to announce the 2015 featured authors for the Writers and Readers Symposium, award winners all: California mystery writer Abigail Padgett whose most recent book is set in St. Francisville, New Orleans novelist and short story writer Moira Crone, Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Hayman, and the gifted photographer/writer Richard Sexton whose latest release explores and illustrates with dreamy images the Creole connections of New Orleans with the Latin Caribbean. Moderating this day-long program of individual and panel discussions with audience participation will be Carolyn Thornton; authors mingle with guests during lunch and will have autographed books available for purchase.

Ava Hayman will teach a poetry workshop for Bains Elementary students on Friday, February 20, and she joins Abigail Padgett in presenting a writers’ workshop for more mature aspiring and professional authors the following week in a stimulating plantation setting. Other monthly programs leading up to the Writers and Readers Symposium are planned as well, the first being a free community Folk Music Open Mic at Hemingbough Sunday, October 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. (contact Dramatic readings and memoir readings will follow in December and January.

Tickets for the Writers and Readers Symposium: A Celebration of Literature and Art, will be available beginning in November, and those interested are encouraged to reserve early. For information on the photography exhibit and free monthly community events, contact Darlene Reaves (; to volunteer, to engage speakers for book clubs and other organizations, and for additional information, contact Dr. Olivia Pass (


Tuesday-February 24th from 6pm-8:30pm   Bedding plants for Landscape Color (Dan Gill)
 Nuisance Wildlife (Dr. Don Reed)

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


Black History Month Display at Rosedown SHS: Month of February, 10 am-4 pm. In celebration of Black History Month, Rosedown will mount a display in the gift shop conference room honoring the lives and accomplishments of African-Americans. The exhibit will feature pictures, brief biographies and music of African-Americans who had an influence on history. For more information call 888.376.1867 toll free or 635.3110 locally.

African and Caribbean Influence in Southern Antebellum  Cooking at Rosedown  SHS: February  14, 2015, 11 am -2 pm.  In recognition/celebration  of Black History Month, State Parks Staff will discuss and demonstrate the tremendous influence of African and Caribbean peoples to the cooking heritage of the Antebellum South.  Visitors will receive printed menus and recipes of all dishes prepared during this demonstration, highlighting the specific African and Caribbean influences in each recipe. For more information call 888.376.1867 toll free or 635.311 O locally.

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

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