Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

The St. Francisville Main Street and Arts for All organizations open Parker Park in St. Francisville every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday for Community Market Day.

Local artists, craftsmen, farmers and those with homemade baked goods or handcrafted items are invited to participate.

Vendors are asked to bring their own booth setups and items for sale.

This is a great opportunity for St. Francisville to have its own market and show off local talent, Arts for All’s Lynn Wood said.

Everyone is invited to spend the morning in Parker Park on Community Market Day.

For information, call Wood at (225) 635-3665 or Laurie Walsh, of St. Francisville Main Street, at (225) 635-3873.

The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery

Learn about the inhabitants of this historic cemetery from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday through figures like Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor and the short-lived wife of Jefferson Davis, and Eleazar Ripley, an American soldier who fought in the War of 1812, eventually rising to the rank of brigadier general and who later served as a congressman from Louisiana from 1835-39.

Also, this program will feature a short class on gravestone rendering at Locust Grove State Historic Site in St. Francisville.

The cemetery is 1 mile north of La. 10 on Bains Road.

Both the program and admission to Locust Grove on this day will be free. For information, call (225) 635-3739.

Memorial to celebrate life

A celebration of life memorial service will be held for Shirley Grace Nolen Pourciau, a resident of Wakefield who was born June 22, 1931, and died Feb. 2, 2015. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Chapel, 1 mile off U.S. 61 on Old Laurel Hill Road, 12 miles north of St. Francisville in Laurel Hill.

A reception immediately following the memorial will be held until 2 p.m. at Edgewood, the Pourciau family home, 14994 La. 421, Wakefield.

For information, call Amanda Avant at (225) 505-0417 or email Amanda avant@yahoo.com.

Send news and events for Around West Feliciana to Stacy Gill at sgill@the advocate.com by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.