Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Experience the true meaning of Halloween at one of America’s most haunted houses from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October at The Myrtles Plantation, 7747 U.S. 61, in St. Francisville.

For information on The Myrtles Halloween Experience, call (225) 635-6277 or visit

Vocal concert planned at Grace Church

BREVE, the Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville.

Those who attended last year’s performance remember this outstanding a cappella group and the standing ovations received, church officials said.

A reception will follow the concert in the church’s Parish Hall, 11621 Ferdinand St.

Tickets are $40, include the reception and will be sold at the door.

Annual prison rodeo planned at Angola

Enjoy the “Wildest Show in the South” and a day of shopping for arts and crafts every Sunday in October at the Angola Prison Rodeo and Craft Show.

Tickets are $15. Gates open at 9 a.m., the rodeo begins at 2 p.m. and crafts will be sold until 5 p.m. at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

For information, visit or call (225) 655-2030, (225) 655-2607 or (225) 655-2008.

Early voting week approaches

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 10, and lasting through Saturday, Oct. 17, early voting in person will be held at the Registrar of Voters Office, 5932 Commerce St., Governmental Complex, in St. Francisville.

Voting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must show their Louisiana identification cards with photograph or driver’s license.

Students 17 and older and residents who will be absent during early voting week and on Election Day who want to vote by mail will need to send in a mail ballot request to the Registrar’s Office at the above address.

Mail ballot requests can be made now through Oct. 20. The deadline to vote by mail is Oct. 23 except for military personnel and those overseas.

Students voting for the first time will need to attach a student verification with their request.

For information on local voting by mail ballots, email To find your voter information, polling location or for forms, visit

Hunter education course planned in parish

LSU Agricultural Center’s André Brock, associate county agent and 4-H agent in West Feliciana Parish, is hosting a hunter education class with assistance from the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.

The classroom portion of the course on Saturday will be held at the West Feliciana Administration and Training Building at the fire station, 9892 West Feliciana Parkway in St. Francisville.

On Sunday, the requisite clay pigeon shoot will be held at the Sports Park.

District Attorney Sam D’Aqullla and his office staff will provide lunch and light morning snacks, as well as help teach the class.

For information or to register, email

Church to celebrate 130th anniversary

St. Peter Baptist Church, 9109 Tunica Trace (La. 66) in St. Francisville, will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the church beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

The Rev. Dr. Olton A. Scott, pastor of St. Peter Baptist Church, will lead the celebration.

Past church members and present congregation are invited to attend.

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