The Friends of the Clinton Library organization is holding a forum at Clinton United Methodist Church’s hall at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, for all candidates for Clinton mayor and aldermen in the Nov. 6 election. A gumbo lunch and dessert will be served for $7 per person.
The candidates will speak first, and the audience may ask questions during lunch. You also may join the Friends of the Clinton Library by paying $10 in annual dues.
The St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce will hold its “Smokin’ in da Ville” barbecue cooking contest from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Parker Park. Food and beverages, a variety of merchandise booths, and live entertainment by Kevin Johnson, Emily Branton and Fugitive Poets is planned.
Clinton’s Community Market will be up and running Saturday morning in the downtown area, featuring gifts, barbecue, fresh produce, art and jewelry, and other items from visiting vendors.
The Baker Heritage Museum will add a Main Street Market to its pumpkin painting for children on Oct. 27 at the museum, 1606 Main St. Call the museum at (225) 774-1776, or (225) 933-3261, to reserve a spot to sell garden produce, seasonal and holiday merchandise or hand-crafted items. Vendors must bring tables, chairs and canopy and carry away any merchandise, personal items or trash.
The museum needs donated pumpkins for kids’ activity.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site in St. Francisville continues its “Garden Tour Fridays” with a guided garden tour at 10 a.m. Friday. Horticulturist Patricia Aleshire will lead a stroll through the historic gardens to see heirloom varieties and a discussion on historic and modern cultivation methods.
Audubon State Historic Site celebrates the Festival of the Harvest Moon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to demonstrate harvest time at Oakley Plantation. Visitors may try their hand at making beaten biscuits, corn grinding or helping preserve the summer harvest for the cold winter months.
Zachary Elementary School students and staff recently raised $3,092 to aid an elementary school in LaPlace that was damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
The Jackson Historic District Commission’s beautification committee will hold a “Garden of the Month” contest from March through September and “Seasonal Display” awards for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. To nominate a yard, call Mary Ann Ridenour at (225) 301-3773 or visit the commission’s website, http://www.jacksonhd.us.
Entergy Corp. will test three River Bend warning sirens in the Felicianas on Tuesday and, if necessary, on Oct. 11 to get sound readings on a new emergency siren design for the nuclear power plant. One siren is on Thompson Road near Brian Road in East Feliciana Parish, and the other two are in West Feliciana on La. 66 and Sage Hill Road.
To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: noon Wednesday.
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