Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, in St. Francisville presents Garden Tour Fridays at 10 a.m. Friday.
Visitors to Rosedown are invited to join Patricia Aleshire, manager and horticulturist, as she leads a monthly stroll through Rosedown’s historic gardens, pointing out significant heirloom varieties of plantings and focusing on both historic and modern cultivation methods and care. The program will begin at the site office. For information, call (225) 635-3110.
Picnic in the Park
A parishwide event sponsored by the Women’s Service League of West Feliciana, Picnic in the Park, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Parker Park, Commerce Street and Burnett Road, in St. Francisville.
Families are invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs.
Food by Frankie’s Dawg House and Chill Out Snowcones will be available for purchase, and fun activities, a cash raffle and music will be featured. Proceeds benefit the West Feliciana Education Foundation. For information, visit wearewestfel.org or the womensserviceleague.com.
Civil War re-enactment
Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, in St. Francisville presents the 150th anniversary of the Civil War … the War Ends, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Commemorate the surrender of the Confederate forces of Alabama, Mississippi and eastern Louisiana by walking among Civil War re-enactors portraying soldiers on both sides of the conflict. For information, call (225) 635-3739.
Food addicts meeting
A 12-step Food Addicts Anonymous meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the West Feliciana Parish Library, Room B, 5114 Burnett Road, in St. Francisville.
According to the FAA website, food addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at the cellular level and cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone.
Food addiction manifests itself in the uncontrollable craving for excess food that follows the ingestion of refined carbohydrates, primarily sugar and flour substances that are quickly metabolized and turned into sugar in the bloodstream.
Physical symptoms of food addiction can include: thinking you cannot control your intake of food, especially junk food or high sugar foods; trying different diets or weight loss programs unsuccessfully; and vomiting, using laxatives, diuretics or exercising to avoid weight gain after eating a lot.
FAA is self-supporting through its own contributions and there are no dues or fees required for membership, only a desire to stop eating addictive foods. The group is not affiliated with any diet or weight loss programs, treatment facilities or religious organizations and does not endorse nor oppose any causes. The group’s primary purpose is to stay abstinent and help other food addicts achieve abstinence.
For information, visit www.foodaddictsanonymous.org.
Movie night at library
Movie night at the West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville for tweens and teens only is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 9.
The featured flick will be “Pitch Perfect” starring Anna Kendrick.
Refreshments will be provided. Teens and tweens should reserve their spot by calling (225) 635-3364.
Send news and events for Around West Feliciana to Stacy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.