Thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Friends of Oakley to ease state budget cuts, Audubon State Historic Site on Monday will resume its operating schedule from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

This weekend, Louisiana’s Civil War past will be featured as re-enactors present demonstrations and drills from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Small-scale re-enactments of the Louisiana Tigers’ involvement in the Battle of 1st Manassas are set for 2 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Top score celebration

The Zachary Community School District will celebrate its seventh consecutive No. 1 state accountability ranking with a community celebration at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school football field. Free food and refreshments will be served.

St. Francisville events

This weekend looks to be a busy one, with these events scheduled:

e_SBlt Southern Garden Symposium, Friday and Saturday. For a list of the lecture topics and registration information, visit or call (225) 635-3738.

e_SBlt Art show, featuring Charter Street Studios artists at Market Hall on Royal Street, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Linda Broderick, Frances Durham, Alice Kent, Donna Kilbourne, Martha Singer and Coco Treppendahl are the artists.

e_SBlt Movie in the Park, “E.T.” showing at dark Friday, Parker Park. Admission is a canned good for the West Feliciana Food Pantry.

e_SBlt Community Market Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parker Park.

e_SBlt Lost Arts program on weaving and spinning, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Rosedown Plantation State Historical Site.

• Imahara’s Botanical Garden, fall garden open house, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 5341 Mahoney Road.

Former Tiger speaks

Former LSU football player Robert Ryder will be the guest speaker Monday at a free coffee for members and prospective members of the Feliciana Chapter, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, at First Baptist Church, St. Francisville. Ryder was an offensive captain during the 1969 “once defeated, uninvited season.”

The chapter also has a nature walk on Cat Island to see the giant cypress and other sights on Oct. 21. A carpool will form at the First Baptist parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Baker High reunion

A reunion for Baker High School’s Classes of 1971 and 1972 will be held April 21 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.

Registration is $75 per person; make checks payable to BHS Class of 71 & 72 Reunion Committee and mail to P.O. Box 78374, Baton Rouge, LA 70837. For more information, contact Emile Bourgoyne at (337) 566-2522 or

BRSO tickets on sale

Tickets to the annual St. Francisville Symphony Association’s season of concerts by the Baton Rouge Symphony’s Chamber and Brass groups are now on sale at the Bank of St. Francisville or the BRSO Ticket Office.

The series starts with a Schubert Octet Oct. 28 at Grace Episcopal Church.