Stacy Gill

The St. Francisville Farmers Market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in the old 4-H barn next to Fred’s Dollar Store in St. Francisville.

The market sells fresh eggs, goat cheese, herbs, fresh produce, microgreens, homemade salad dressings, yogurt, jams, jellies, pickles, beeswax hand cream and lip balm, and baked sweet breads. All items sold at the market are homegrown or handmade locally.

CPR event planned

A free community CPR training class is set for Saturday in St. Francisville.

The Keep the Beat Bystander CPR training class will teach life-saving CPR skills to maintain vital blood flow to the brain and heart until the ambulance arrives. Participants will learn to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Keep the Beat will be held Feb. 21 at First Baptist Church of St. Francisville, 12404 La. 10. Participants can choose between the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. sessions.

Superintendent Hollis Milton, of West Feliciana schools, will share the story of his recent heart attack.

Anyone ages 8 to 88 may attend this event sponsored by Lane Regional Medical Center and Cardiovascular Institute of the South. Registration is required. Visit or call (225) 658-4587 to sign up.

Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site is presenting an exhibit and program honoring African-Americans.

The exhibit, in the Rosedown Gift Shop conference room, showcases the lives and accomplishments of notable African-Americans throughout history, including scientist George Washington Carver, surgeon Alexander Augusta, actress Hattie McDaniel, composer Scott Joplin, artist Clementine Hunter and writer/historian W.E.B. DuBois. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout February.

At 11 a.m. Feb. 28, Rosedown staff will present “Enslaved Life at Rosedown,” an overview of the history of African-American enslavement, specifically in Louisiana, followed by a more detailed look into enslaved life at Rosedown.

The layout of the plantation, including outbuildings, home sites, work areas and fields, will be discussed during the program. The program will begin in the carriage turn in front of the main house.

Daffodil fundraiser

A daffodil fundraiser for the Friends of the West Feliciana Library is ongoing.

Daffodils will arrive March 18 in time for Audubon Pilgrimage, March 20-22.

Orders and payments must be received by March 12. A case of 500 flowers is $200; a half case of 250 flowers is $100; and a vase/bouquet of 40 daffodils is $25.

Checks should be made out to Friends of the WFP Library and mailed to P.O. Box 1962, St. Francisville, LA 70775.

For information, visit Friends of the WFP Library on Facebook.

Only bouquet pickup will be offered at the library, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18.

Send your news or Around West Feliciana events to Stacy Gill at or call me at (225) 993-0066.