Around Zachary for June 9, 2016 _lowres

Stacy Gill

Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville is registering children for its vacation Bible school next week.

Youth ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to participate in “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.”

The five-day vacation Bible school will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday at Grace Church, 11621 Ferdinand St.

Each day, youth will participate in small groups, called Climbing Crews, and have epic Bible-learning experiences that they can see, hear, touch and even taste.

“Everest promises to be mountains of fun for participating youth, who will walk away with a rock-solid faith that they can rely on when life gets tough,” school Director Christie Reinhardt said. “Not only will they experience exciting Bible adventures, but they’ll also watch for God in everyday life through something called God sightings.”

The deadline to register is Monday. Call (225) 938-8504 or visit

Retrace Audubon’s footsteps

“In the Footsteps of Audubon” will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville. Visitors are invited to follow the paths where John James Audubon once walked in 1821.

An extended tour by the park curator takes guests through an audio-visual journey on the history of the park, a presentation on the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation and a guided house and grounds tour.

For information, call (888) 677-2838 toll-free or (225) 635-3739 locally.

Spend night at museum

An overnight visit to Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, July 18-19.

Come see what happens after hours at the park in “Night at the Museum.”

Activities include an introduction to Dutch-oven cooking, night nature hike, candlelight tour of Oakley Plantation, museum tour and colonial crafts.

Youths are invited to bring sleeping bags. Preregistration is required, and a maximum of 12 participants will be accepted. Children younger than 15 must be accompanied by parents. A $50 fee will be charged for the program.

For information, call (225) 635-3739.

Reunion meeting planned

It’s been nearly 30 years since the Class of 1986 graduated from West Feliciana High School, so organizers have scheduled a reunion planning meeting for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Francisville Town Hall, 11936 Ferdinand St.

Anyone who graduated from WFHS in 1986 is encouraged to attend the meeting to share ideas with fellow alumni about the upcoming high school reunion.

For updates on reunion plans, send your email address to

Women’s prayer breakfast

The next quarterly Ladies Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 11485 Ferdinand St.

The prayer breakfast has been held for several years in St. Francisville, with the community’s Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal and Methodist churches taking turns hosting the event.

Women in the community are invited to attend. The breakfast will be held in the Mount Carmel church hall.

For information, call Erin Rabalais at (225) 719-0255.

Send news and events for Around West Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays, or call (225) 993-0066.