In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s “Journey Stories” exhibit at the West Feliciana Historical Society’s museum, two special events are planned for the weekend.
The museum, on Ferdinand Street, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
A gospel music festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Parker Park on Commerce Street, featuring choirs from local churches.
On Sunday, LSU Rural Life Museum Director David Floyd pays tribute at 2 p.m. to the country’s earliest standard gauge rail line that connected cotton plantations of the St. Francisville and Woodville areas with the river port at Bayou Sara. The presentation is in the old court room in the West Feliciana Courthouse.
Clinton’s Community Market on Saturday will feature a vintage car display in the setting of the National Landmark East Feliciana Parish Courthouse and Lawyer’s Row. Tour beautiful Clinton by horse-drawn carriage and enjoy great market items such as home-grown produce, honey, stone-ground cornmeal, free-range eggs, bluebird houses, jewelry, plants, linens, knives, and great food, all to the tunes of Bayou Blasters Band.
Dorcas Door, the Clinton thrift store at 11152 Church St. behind First Baptist Church, will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon during Market Day to sell new and nearly new clothes and small items.
Clinton United Methodist Church will be observing World Day of Prayer on Friday with an 11 a.m. community prayer service, followed by a soup lunch. The public is invited to attend.
Lane Regional Medical Center will distribute free colorectal cancer screening kits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the front lobby of the hospital, 6300 Main St., Zachary.
The screening kits are for use in the privacy of your own home and are simple to use.
Metro 1 Meeting
District 1 Metro Councilman Trae Welch will hold his monthly Metro 1 Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chaneyville Community Center, 13211 Jackson Road. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, representatives of the Zachary and Pride sheriff’s substations and the Pride and Chaneyville fire departments, will discuss communication plans for disasters in the community.
A meeting for grandparents raising grandchildren will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker branch library.
Egg hunt Saturday
Children and their parents are invited to a 19th century-style Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rosedown Plantation State Historical Site in St. Francisville. The hunt will begin from the back porch of the main plantation house. Prizes will be awarded.
Following the hunt, 19th century games will be featured. Children should bring their own Easter baskets.
To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: noon Wednesday.