The rest of October will be very busy in West Feliciana Parish as the cooler temperatures beckon people to enjoy outdoor activities once again.

In addition to West Feliciana High School’s homecoming parade, game and halftime ceremony Oct. 31, Halloween Trick or Treat for children 12 and under will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, to avoid any conflicts with the school’s homecoming activities.

Here’s what’s happening the next few weeks leading up to West Feliciana High School’s homecoming, which will cap off a full month of events and activities.

Teen, tween programs

The West Feliciana Library, 5114 Burnett Road, St. Francisville, is the place to be for Scary Movie Night with a screening of “Insidious 2” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Game Night is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

The First YA Cafe Book Club, a teen book club, meeting is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the new library building on Burnett Road.

There are sign-up sheets for this new club in the school libraries at West Feliciana Middle School and West Feliciana High School. Interested middle and high school students may sign up at the parish library or call (225) 635-3364.

Council on Aging drive

The West Feliciana Council on Aging is holding its annual membership drive for parish residents. Membership is open to residents 18 and older. Applications are available at 5725 N. Commerce St., and there is no membership fee.

Call (225) 635-6719 or visit the office by Nov. 13.

Folk music open mic

Folk Music Open Mic is set for Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hemingbough, just south of St. Francisville, at 10101 La. 965 .

The performances will be in the amphitheater. If it rains, the event will move indoors to Hemingbough’s Hempsted Hall.

Musicians, solo artists or groups are invited to bring guitars, banjos or just themselves to perform their favorite folk songs. Performers should sign up for the free event in advance by emailing or calling (225) 588-0465.

No outside food or beverages are allowed, but water and lemonade will be provided. Folk Music Open Mic is sponsored by “A Celebration of Literature and Art” and Hemingbough.

Church dinners for sale

Chicken and fish dinners are what’s cooking from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at New Bethel Baptist Church, 9905 Street E, St. Francisville.

Plates will include a choice of fish or chicken, and potato salad, rice dressing, peas, cake and bread for $7 or $8 each. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased in advance from church dinner committee members or call Ella Johnson at (225) 603-8120.

Dinners will be available during the Hardwood Fall Fest without advance tickets.

Hardwood fall fest

The Hardwood Community Fall Fest is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hardwood Community Subdivision, near the New Bethel Baptist Church. The festival raises money to benefit New Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund.

There will be food, fun and games for all ages including hay rides, face painting, a space walk, music and more.

Call Ella Johnson at (225) 603-8120.

Yellow Leaf Arts Fest

More than 50 artists and craftsmen are set to display their wares from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at the Yellow Leaf Arts Festival.

Music, homemade local food, an iron-working demo, poetry reading and more are on tap for the festival, at Parker Park on North Commerce Street in St. Francisville.

For information, email Lynn Wood at, call (225) 635-3665 or visit

Contact M.W. Willis by phone at (225) 301-0515 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email or Deadline: 4 p.m. Thursday.