Cat Island visit
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Cat Island are hosting a three-hour bus tour of the refuge Nov. 11. Visitors can bird watch, explore trails, photograph wildlife and enjoy the wetlands. The bus will leave from the Bank of St. Francisville at 8:30 a.m. and drop visitors at the Big Cypress Tree Trail. It will leave the trail's parking lot at noon to return to the bank. Space is limited for the free trip. Reserve a spot by calling (601) 442-6696.
Anvil Attachments, in Slaughter, will host its fall blood drive from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in front of its facility at 261 La. 19. This is the 10th year the business has participated with United Blood Services. Anyone in the area is welcomed to stop by and help meet the critical need for blood.
Harvest in the Hills is Nov. 12 and sponsors are still needed. Sponsorships can be made by credit card online at www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-in-the-hills-2017-tickets-37243460192. Checks can be sent to St. Francisville Area Foundation, P.O. Box 797, St. Francisville, LA 70775. For event details, call Lauren Field (225) 978-9502
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 a concert by Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28.
Halloween mystery tours
The Myrtles Plantation, considered one of America's most haunted homes, is offering evening mystery tours on weekends in October. Visit www.myrtlesplantation.com to purchase tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday evenings.
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 westfelicianaarts.com
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 imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
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 tinyurl.com/ycfqvpyy. For more details or to pay by check, visit Dropbox at tinyurl.com/y8nfx8st.