Start on Christmas

The Clinton Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for shoppers to find something special for their holiday lists. Vendors will be selling everything from jewelry to rabbits, from original art to fresh yard eggs, from embroidered hats to porch swings. The event in front of the courthouse will also be open Dec. 2.

Trade Days

The Feliciana Trade Days will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, at 4133 La. 10, the corner of La. 10 and Line Road.

Vendors will have crafts, antiques, pottery, clothes, yard sale items, farmers market, food and more.

Civil War medicine

Visit Port Hudson State Historic Site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, to learn about Civil War medicine and the death of a general. Demonstrations and discussions will look at the Civil War medicine surrounding the "fever" death of South Carolinian Confederate Gen. John B. Villepigue at Port Hudson and thousands of other soldiers during the Civil War. For information, call (225) 654.3775.

See the trains

If the kids, or adults, are restless during the Thanksgiving weekend, take them to meet with the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. It's a chance to see model trains running on a large track system at 3406 College St., Jackson, behind the Republic of West Florida Museum.

Grace Episcopal events

Join Grace Episcopal on Thanksgiving Day for a meal and fellowship. The Thanksgiving service is in the church at 11 a.m. After the service, everyone moves to Jackson Hall for hors d'oeuvres at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Thanksgiving meal at noon. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to accompany the turkey and ham. 

Pastor's anniversary

The New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409, Slaughter, will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Dr. James M. Turner, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3. The Rev. Joseph Quincy and the congregation of New Galilee Baptist Church will be special guests.

Dickens holiday

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville, will have a Dickens of a Christmas. The plantation shows off seasonal decorations and costumed guides accompany visitors through the candlelit Oakley House. Visitors can taste what's cooking in the kitchen, enjoy the yearly Christmas dance or listen to live period music. For information, (225) 635.3739.

Peace on Earth

Mark your calendar for Wilson's annual Christmas Parade set for 11 a.m. Dec. 16. The theme will be "Peace on Earth."

Lineup starts at Carruth Road by 10:45 a.m. Anyone interested in taking part can call (225) 629-5415 or email There is no fee to enter.

Send news and events for East and West Feliciana parishes to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.