Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site in St. Francisville offers a rare opportunity to view areas of the historic plantation complex that are not normally open to the public, during a “behind the scenes” tour Saturday.
The special tour, “Behind the Scenes at Rosedown: A Look at the Restoration and Maintenance of a Historic House and Garden,” will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the front porch of the main house, followed by a tour of the house’s attic and the production greenhouse used to maintain and cultivate plants displayed in Rosedown’s gardens.
Admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 18-61), $8 for seniors (ages 62 and over) and $4 for students (ages 6-17).
Children 5 and younger are admitted free.
The annual Hurst family reunion will be held Sunday at the Oak Lake Golf Course in Clinton. Those attending are asked to bring pictures from past reunions to share with everyone.
Movie in the Park
The Women’s Service League and St. Francisville’s Main Street program will screen its Fall Movie in the Park at dark Friday night in Parker Park, at Commerce Street and Burnett Road in St. Francisville.
The feature is “Casper,” and admission is one canned food item for the West Feliciana Parish Food Bank.
Cemetery group meets
The Redwood Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Redwood Baptist Church, 5182 La. 412, east of Slaughter. All families who have plots in the cemetery are urged to have a representative attend.
Sweet potato sale
Four-H Club members in East Feliciana Parish are selling 40-pound boxes of sweet potatoes in their annual fundraiser for the East Feliciana 4-H Foundation, which supports the 4-H program’s activities with transportation, awards, equipment, scholarships and educational materials.
The price is $20 per box of Evangeline, kiln-dried potatoes. Orders may be placed with any 4-H member, and additional information on ordering is available by calling (225) 683-3101. The deadline is Oct. 31, and the orders will be delivered in early November.
The Zachary branch library, 1900 Church St., will have an Origami Yoda book party for teenagers at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 to celebrate Tom Angleberger’s book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.” The event includes a book discussion, games and cookies and Yoda soda. For information or to register, call (225) 658-1870.
Political, tax forums
If you’re reading this early, you have time to attend a forum featuring candidates for mayor and aldermen in Clinton, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clinton United Methodist Church hall. You don’t have to buy a bowl of gumbo to attend the forum, but the aroma may change your mind.
The West Feliciana Parish Hospital and Greater St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce are holding a public forum on the future of health care in the parish at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Magnuson Hotel on U.S. 61. The hospital has tax renewals on the Nov. 6 ballot.
To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 775-7005; fax: (225) 774-6485; e-mail: email@example.com. Deadline: noon Wednesday.