Clinton Mayor Lori Bell invites everyone to the inaugural Red, White and Blues Festival — formerly the Red, White and Blueberry festival — Friday in downtown Clinton.
Local blues legend Kenny Acosta will perform. Look for the stage at the corner of Bank and Woodville Streets. Additional musical performances have yet to be determined. Blues festival T-shirts will be sold.
Sponsored by the town of Clinton, festivities kick off at noon Friday at the courthouse square, where a variety of vendors will sell their handcrafted, homemade items.
Activities for children will also be featured.
A fireworks display is scheduled for dark in front of Clinton Town Hall.
“We want to ensure that everyone who comes to the festival has a good time and wants to come back next year,” Bell said.
Clinton Community Market
From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, the Clinton Community Market will feature coloring and cooking contests in front of the old Clinton Fire Department. Vendors will be selling homemade arts, crafts and produce around the courthouse square.
Appreciation church service
An appreciation service for the Rev. Gary Young, pastor at Bethel Full Gospel Baptist Church in Baker, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church, 17038 La. 67 North, in Norwood.
This fellowship service is in appreciation of Young’s leadership for more than 13 months, when he filled in for Union Baptist’s pastor who was out ill. Everyone is invited to attend.
Fun and games at Centenary
Learn about the history of — then participate in — the many toys and games played by children in the 1800s beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson.
Area youth are invited to play with cup and ball, bilbo catcher, chess, checkers, croquet, game of graces, hoop and stick, horseshoes, Jacob’s ladder and more.
For information, call (225) 634-7925.
Asphodel Antiquities auction
Asphodel Antiquities and Prop House, 4626 La. 68 in Jackson, will host an auction, cocktails, food and music from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 11.
“We’ve got some great pieces up for bid in our first auction of the season, including antique furniture, housewares, farm equipment and more,” said Jodie McMullen Seal, of Asphodel Antiquities. “Don’t miss this opportunity to snag some truly unique items, enjoy a cocktail with friends, hear some genuine New Orleans jazz music and have some good eats.”
From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. attendees are invited to preview items and enjoy a complimentary cocktail hour; from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the auction; and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a New Orleans jazz band and some soul food.
This is a family-friendly event, and a bounce house will be set up for the children.
Fans will be provided, and hats are encouraged.
For updates and a sneak peek at some of some of the auction items, visit Asphodel Antiquities & Prop House on Facebook, email Seal at email@example.com or call (225) 658-8808.
Council on Aging activities
The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., Clinton, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most activities start at 11 a.m., and lunch is served at noon.
East Feliciana Parish Public Transit offers transportation Monday through Friday to East Baton Rouge Parish.
Call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862 for information.
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., exercise class
MONDAY: 11 a.m., exercise class
TUESDAY: 11 a.m., Joe Littlejohn to perform on the harmonica
WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo
JULY 9: 11:30 a.m. devotional followed by blood pressure checks
JULY 10: 11 a.m., exercise class
Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.