Activities at state sites

An Enslaved Life Tour

Take a guided tour of Oakley Plantation's yard at the Audubon State Historical Site to discover the world of the enslaved at the plantation. Tours are at 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17. 

Visitors can explore the various outbuildings and slave quarters with a park ranger as they reveal the lives of the hundreds of people who worked at Oakley. This is a 45-minute walking tour over uneven ground. If the weather is inclement, the program will be canceled. For information, call (225) 635-3739.

Jane Austen School for Young Ladies

From noon to 3 p.m., Saturday visitors can step back into the early 19th century at Audubon State Historic Site to experience life for young ladies in 1821. Activities will include etiquette lessons and making bath salts to take home. For information, call (225) 635-3739.

Tatting Through the Ages

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, visitors at the Port Hudson State Historic Site in Jackson can learn the old form of lace making using the knotting method with thread instead of rope. In the tatting class, people can learn how to use both the shuttle and the needle to tat.

Supplies will be provided; however, people are encouraged to bring their own shuttle or needle. Preregistration is required, as there are 20 spaces available. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call (225) 654-3775.

Volunteer group

Rain forced the rescheduling of the Volunteers for Family and Community informational meeting. The new meeting is at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the West Feliciana Parish Library Meeting Room, 5114 Burnett Road, St. Francisville. For questions, contact Layne Langley, LSU Agricultural Center area nutrition agent, at (225) 635.3614 or

Wildlife expo set

The inaugural Feliciana Wildlife Expo will be Saturday, , at the LSU Agricultural Center Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road, Clinton. 

Speakers at the free event will touch on a range of wildlife topics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A nature walk will be at 7 a.m. 

Food will be available for purchase.

Information is available by calling (225) 683-5848, online at or on Facebook at

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