It was absolutely chilly Friday and Saturday with temperatures dipping into the 20s and 30s, but I’m certain hunters loved it since gun season opened Saturday.
Everyone should exercise caution when traveling through the historic hills of West Feliciana, keeping an eye out for posted property and no trespassing signs. If the sign says “keep out,” then you probably should.
Congratulations, Saints, on your recent win over Westlake. The 9-2 Saints travel Nov. 21 to Donaldsonville for District 3A’s regional round of the state playoffs.
For more sports, be sure to check out Howard Arceneaux every week in The Advocate Extra and online at theadvocate.com/news/westfeliciana.
The Veterans Day wall continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 30 at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, in St. Francisville.
Visitors can honor veterans past and present by bringing photographs for a Veterans Day wall in the gift shop conference room.
Pictures must be copies, not originals. For information, call (225) 635-3110.
Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville, 11621 Ferdinand St., will host an evening of eclectic sacred music beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 with a concert by Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble performed a capella.
BREVE is a group of professional singers led by William Plummer, artistic director/director of choral activities at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The concert is free and includes a reception.
Christmas in the Country
St. Francisville’s annual Christmas in the Country festival invites residents to ‘be there with bells on Dec. 5-7.
The three-day holiday event features arts and crafts, music and choirs, food, fun and more.
5:30 P.M.: The lighting of the town tree and mayor’s reception takes place at St. Francisville’s town hall.
7 P.M.: BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS CHRISTMAS BRASS AT HEMINGBOUGH, 10101 LA. 965. TICKETS ARE $25 AND AVAILABLE AT THE BANK OF ST. FRANCISVILLE, BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BOX OFFICE OR AT THE DOOR.
8 A.M. AND 9:30 A.M.: Breakfast with Santa at Jackson Hall, Grace Episcopal Church. Tickets available online at www.womensserviceleague.com.
NOON TO 5 P.M.: CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE WEST FELICIANA PARISH LIBRARY. CALL (225) 635-3364 FOR INFORMATION OR SEE THE ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK’S ADVOCATE EXTRA.
6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.: LIVE NATIVITY AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, U.S. HIGHWAY 61.
2 P.M.: Old-fashioned Christmas parade in downtown St. Francisville.
6 P.M.: An Ultimate Christmas with Elvis tribute artists Cody Ray Slaughter, Jay Dupuis and The EAS Band. Advance tickets (purchased before Dec. 4) are $30, $35 at the door with VIP premium seating at $50. Visit hrhpromotions.com for information.
A Civil War Christmas
Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, presents A Civil War Christmas: The Battle of Alexander’s Creek from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6-7.
Journey to the year 1864 as visitors will see a recreation of the sights and sounds of St. Francisville during the Civil War.
Walk through soldier camps and see living history demonstrations of soldier life, black powder demonstrations of rifles and cannons, and a small reenactment of the October 1864 Battle at Alexander’s Creek.
On Saturday, the plantation comes to life with its seasonal decorations. Costumed guides will accompany visitors on a tour of candlelit Oakley House for a blacksmith at work, to taste what’s cooking in the kitchen or to enjoy performances of period music.
“Living History events such as this offer a glimpse of Louisiana history,” said John House, Audubon site manager. “We want every visitor to Audubon State Historic Site to experience the rich heritage of the site as well as their own.” The 200-year-old Oakley House was a temporary home and inspiration to John James Audubon in the 1800s. The park includes a museum, historic buildings, pavilion, nature trails and picnic areas.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Oakley House and its lush natural settings are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Admission for the Oakley tour is $8 for adults (18-61); $6 for senior citizens (62 and over); $4 for students (6-7); and free for children under 5.
Admission for Audubon grounds is $4 per person ages 6 and up and free for children 5 and under.
For information, visit audubonstatehistoricsite.wordpress.com or call (225) 635-3739.
Early voting dates
Absentee and early voting dates for the Dec. 6 election will be Nov. 22, Nov. 24-26 and Nov. 29. Early voting times on these dates will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters Office, 5932 Commerce St. in St. Francisville.
The office will be closed Nov. 27-28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Dec. 6.
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