Clinton market returns Saturday
Assuming that Isaac didn’t do too much damage, both LSU football and the Clinton Community Market are scheduled Saturday.
Stroll around the courthouse square during the morning sale and look over the items offered by the participating vendors. Do some early Christmas shopping, purchase a few flowers or shrubs for fall planting or eat some barbecue.
Carriage rides will be available, and the Bayou Blasters will be providing live musical entertainment. Festivities start at 8 a.m.
Lane extends hours
Lane Regional Medical Center’s after-hours, urgent care clinic, FASTLane, now opens at 7 a.m. weekdays to allow patients to be seen before work, during the day and after hours.
The clinic at 19900 Old Scenic Highway in Lake Pointe Centre is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
With on-site X-ray, lab and drug-screening services, FASTLane can take care of things such as routine physicals, fevers and coughs, sprains and strains, eye and ear infections, stomach viruses, cuts and bruises and everything else that is not a true emergency.
Artist of the month
Virgie Ford’s acrylic paintings will be on display during September and October at the East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court’s Office, 12305 St. Helena St., Clinton.
Most of Ford’s paintings are of local, historic scenes, such as the courthouse, Silliman Institute and the Jackson area.
She also has some rural scenes of farm animals and wildlife, along with pieces painted on a variety of old saw blades, black iron skillets and an old window.
The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Regiments of re-enactors dressed in colorful and flashy red and blue uniforms, patterned after the French North African Zouaves, are scheduled to be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Audubon State Historic Site on La. 965 in West Feliciana Parish.
The Zouaves fought in every theater of the Civil War, and the history of several of the flamboyant units will be discussed during the program.
On Sunday, “In the Footsteps of Audubon” features programs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning with an audiovisual presentation on the park’s history, a presentation of the prints Audubon created while at Oakley Plantation and tours of the house and grounds.
Each presentation takes about 90 minutes.
Artists display work
Members of Charter Street Studios in Jackson will show their artwork at Backwoods Gallery, 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville, during September, October and November.
The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 6.
Members of the studio are Mary Jo Salmon, Donna Kilbourne, Linda Broderick, Frances Durham, Kathryn Ward, Alice Kent, Dahn Savell, Connie McMillin, Geana Rust, Linda White, Merry Hobgood, Cindi McDonald and Roger Persons.
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