Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will give a talk at 2 p.m. Sunday at the West Feliciana Parish Courthouse, at Royal and Prosperity streets, as part of the ongoing “Journey Stories” exhibition on display at the West Feliciana Historical Society’s museum in St. Francisville.

The Julius Freyhan Foundation is sponsoring Dardenne’s talk, which he titles, “A Whole Lotta History Goin’ On.”

East Feliciana Fair

The East Feliciana Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla are sponsoring an East Feliciana Parish Fair, Friday through Sunday at the Jackson School Complex. The fair will run from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The fair features rides, games, food vendors and more. Curley Taylor and the Zydeco Trouble will play at 2 p.m. Saturday.

For the record

The John James Audubon Bridge between West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes has been open since May, but state highway officials announced the official end of construction in late February with the installation of the navigational clearance gauges, markers that indicate the vertical distance between the waterline and the lowest point of the bridge span in the navigational channel.

The new Mississippi River crossing is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere, with a 1,583-foot main span.

Festival renamed

ZFest, the annual festival in Zachary, renamed the Zachary Arts and Music Festival, will be March 15-18 at the Zachary Youth Park, 1650 Mount Pleasant Road, and BREC’s Zachary Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway.

Admission is free and advance ride tickets are on sale at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce office, LeBlanc’s Supermarket and the Bank of Zachary.

Eye care and diabetes

Dr. Jason Allemond of the Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center will speak on “How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes” at Lane Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group meeting at the hospital at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 74. For more information, call Sherri Brady at (225) 658-4583.

Citizen of the year

The Baker Inter-Club Council is accepting nominations through 5:30 p.m. Monday for the 2011 Citizen of the Year award, and the member clubs will meet at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers to consider the nominees. Nominations may be mailed to P.O. Box 30, Baker, LA 70704-0030 or hand-delivered to 3121 Van Buren St., Suite A, in Baker.

Street dance set

The street dance “Light Up the Night” will be on Prosperity Street in St. Francisville on March 17 during the Audubon Pilgrimage. Live music, fine food and complimentary beer and wine will be featured. Call (225) 635-6330 for ticket information or send an email to

Artist of the month

Photographer Alison Ligon is the artist of the month at the East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court’s Office in Clinton for March. View her work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: Deadline: noon Wednesday.