Livestock clinic for goats, poultry

On Oct. 28, the East and West Feliciana parish 4-H and FFA clubs will hold a livestock clinic focusing on goats and poultry. 

Contact Mereith DeLee at (225) 719-1878 or, or Dawn Barnett at (225) 719-0312 or for details.

Elementary sewing class

West Feliciana 4-H will hold an elementary sewing class Oct. 23 after school. These workshops are for fourth- and fifth-graders interested in learning how to sew. 

In November, the class will start sewing on machines. Through the American Legion, Sheriff Austin Daniel and Julie Pilcher, the class has 10 Brother sewing machines. For information, call the 4-H office at (225) 635-3614.

Slaughter Fest

Slaughter Fest, hosted by the Slaughter schools, fire department and civic club, starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 21.

Events will include a Knights costume fun run, games, door prizes, inflatables, vendors, food and free music by Mark Knaps and Klair Ann. For information, email

Learn baby care 

Lane Regional Medical Center will offer a free prenatal and newborn baby care class at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the hospital's staff development classroom. Registration is required. Call (225) 658-4587 to register.

Music at the Mag

The Magnolia Cafe in St. Francisville is hosting live music on weekends. Shows start at 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 21: Pocket Change

Saturday, Oct. 21: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue 

Friday, Oct. 27: The Delta Drifters

Saturday, Oct. 28: Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe

Halloween mystery tours

The Myrtles Plantation, considered one of America's most haunted homes, is offering evening mystery tours on weekends in October. Visit to purchase tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings. 

Garden tour

Imahara's Botanical Gardens, 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville, are open every weekend in October and November on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For information, visit

Rodeo time

Only two more Sundays remain this year for the Angola Prison Rodeo: Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. Visit for details about this tradition.

Reserve a wreath 

The Women's Service League of West Feliciana is offering 32-inch handmade cedar or cypress wreaths that are created in-state. Reservations for wreaths can be made through Nov. 3. To pay with a credit card, visit eventbrite at For more details or to pay by check, visit Dropbox at

Dispose of old meds 

Oct. 28 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Fred's Pharmacy, 7139 Highway 61, St. Francisville, will accept unused and expired medicines through its drive-thru from 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28.

Also, a free, anonymous drop-off site is available all the time at the Parish 911 Center, 9984 W. Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville. The service is open to everyone.

On Take Back Day in 2016, the Sheriff's Office collected 10 pounds of pills. Nationally, 730,000 pounds were collected and destroyed.


On Saturday, Nov. 11, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is offering free admission for active military and veterans, plus up to five guests when presenting a valid military ID.

There will also be a special bald eagle chat. Valid military ID’s must be presented upon entry.

October pet special

The West Feliciana Animal Humane Society has a special on brindle dogs during October. Visit the shelter at 9946 W. Feliciana Parkway or call (225) 635-5801.

Yellow Leaf

The 15th annual Yellow Leaf Arts Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28-29 in Parker Park. More than 50 artists and craftspeople and artists will join artist-in-residence Jim Jeansonne. For information, visit

Send news and events for East and West Feliciana parishes to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.