Stacy Gill

Two fundraising events are scheduled for Friday in St. Francisville.

A seafood pasta dinner fundraiser catered by Heirloom Cuisine will benefit Sadie Aitkens, a local girl with a bone marrow illness.

The dinners — plates of seafood pasta, Italian salad, garlic bread and a chocolate chip cookie — are $10 each and can be picked up from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the drive-through at Audubon’s Café, 7143 U.S. 61.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by contacting Laura or Shannon, of Pediatric Clinic of St. Francisville, at (225) 635-9065.

Secondly, the Women’s Service League of St. Francisville will present Merlot & Masterpieces at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Jackson Hall, Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St.

Proceeds benefit various charitable causes, organizations and services in West Feliciana Parish, according to Bettsie Norton, of the Women’s Service League.

Artist Christie Reinhardt will lead the class painting Walter Anderson’s “Crab.”

Adult beverages and snacks are allowed. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting www.womensservice

Encaustic workshop planned

Artist Kat Fitzpatrick, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, will host a two-day workshop designed to introduce participants to the ancient art medium of encaustic — damar crystals, beeswax and pigment.

Beginners and experienced artists will find a rich and versatile medium that has been around about 1,800 years. Encaustic is a fragrant medium, durable up to temperatures of 160 degrees and beautiful in its natural pale amber state or with added colorful pigment, Fitzpatrick said.

A variety of techniques will be covered during the workshop, and participants will leave with the ability to set up their own encaustic studios with sources for supplies.

Materials will be provided by Fitzpatrick including wood and cardboard panels, beeswax medium (colored and clear), bristle brushes, transfer images, a variety of collage papers, rubber stamps, carving tools, heat guns, shellac and drawing supplies.

Participants will have the opportunity to go home with 10 completed pieces.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Arts For All studio in St. Francisville. Cost is $325.

Call (225) 721-1296 to register. Class size is small and filling up quickly.

Fairview welcomes Star Hill

Fairview Baptist Church of Ethel, pastored by the Rev. Yoyo Hill, will hold its annual Celebration of Ministries program beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. The celebration worship service will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 5375 Greenbriar Road, in Ethel.

The Rev. Murlon Webb and members of Star Hill Baptist Church of St. Francisville will be the special guests.

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