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Stacy Gill

The fourth concert in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s chamber series, “The Baroque Concerto,” begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Grace Church, 11621 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville.

The concert will be conducted by Timothy Muffitt, musical director of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and will feature compositions by some of the most recognized names in classical music.

Individual tickets are $25 and available at the Bank of St. Francisville, by calling the BRSO ticket office at (225) 383-0500 or at the door Friday.

Higher education straight talk

High school students can learn about college life during the Gearing Up for College program from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the West Feliciana Parish Library, 5114 Burnett Road, St. Francisville.

Higher education representatives from Baton Rouge Community College, LSU and Southern University as well as representatives from the Collegiate Advisory Placement Services and Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will attend to give students tips on getting accepted into college and earning financial assistance. Call the library at (225) 635-3364 for information.

Clothes Closet sale

The West Feliciana Clothes Closet, 4591 Feliciana St., St. Francisville, will have its first sale of the new year from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 24.

Clothing, school uniforms, household and decorative items, electronics and other items will be on sale.

The West Feliciana Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is a nonprofit that is staffed by volunteers. All proceeds from the clothes closet benefit the food pantry.

“Last year, the clothes closet generated nearly $18,000 for the food pantry to purchase food for the approximately 400 West Feliciana Parish families we serve,” secretary Shirley Reed said.

For information, call Reed at (225) 721-0756 or email

West Feliciana ‘think tank’

In the fall, the West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission began an endeavor to improve its strategy to attract visitors of all types with an overall goal of increasing occupancy throughout the calendar year and improving the economic impact of tourism in the parish.

“The endeavor began with a series of charrettes (think tanks) targeting specific stakeholder groups and will end with a community charrette open to all residents,” tourism director Laurie Walsh said.

Information gathered at the charrettes will form the basis for the WFPTC Strategic Plan.

The next “think tank” has been scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the West Feliciana Parish Library, 5114 Burnett Road.

Walsh and members of the WFPTC will be in attendance to facilitate discussion. The meeting will be an open format, inviting residents to drop by at any time.

“We are excited about this process and look forward to the community’s input,” Walsh said.

For information, contact Walsh at (225) 635-4224 or email

Mini-farm and livestock show

East and West Feliciana 4-H and Future Farmers of America members will partner for a minifarm and livestock show in St. Francisville on Friday and Saturday at the West Feliciana Sports Park Barn. See page 2G for details.

Send feedback, news and Around West Feliciana events to Stacy Gill by 3 p.m. Fridays. Email or call (225) 993-0066.