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Paddling Cat Island NWR

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Plantation Home Tours

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English Plantation Country is proud to show off six plantation homes open to public for tours.  Check out times and dates.
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St. Francisville La Festivals

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Summer Heats Up !!
Subject: Summer Heats Up !!
Send date: 2011-06-10 12:19:09
Issue #: 10
Content:
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Summer Heats Up in St. Francisville!!
Thought I would change up the format this week, let me know what you think.
 
Day The War Stopped
 
Up the steep hill they trudged, sweating in the sticky June heat, staggering under the weight of the coffin, the white flag of the truce flying before them in the hot summer sun.  The guns of their federal gunboat, the USS Albatross, anchored in the Mississippi River off Bayou Sara, were silent behind them as a small party of officers struggled toward St. Francisville atop the hill.
 
The procession was not an impressive one, certainly not an unusual event in the midst of a bloody war, and it would no doubt have escaped all notice but for one fact-this was The Day The War Stopped, if only for a few mournful moments, and the lovely little rivertown of St. Francisville invites the public to join in commemorating the events 147 years ago.
 
The free commemorative events begin on Friday June 10, at 7pm., with graveside histories in the peaceful oak-shaded cemetery at Grace Church, where several of the participants in this unusual event rest in peace.  The grave of Union gunboat commander Hart, whose burial is re-enacted on Saturday June 11, is marked by a monument “in loving tribute to the universality of Free Masonry” and nearby lies W.W. Leake, local Masonic leader and Confederate cavalry officer whose intervention permitted the interment of Hart in dignified rites attended by fellow Masons in both blue and gray. 
 
On Saturday June 11, a lively parade travels along St. Francisville’s historic main street beginning at 11:00am followed by lunch at the Masonic Lodge from 11:30am to 12:30pm.  Visitors will be pleasantly transported back in time during the afternoon at the Masonic Lodge by a concert of antebellum period music and graceful vintage dancing.  A dramatic presentation recreates the moving moment when Hart’s young wife hears of his death, and this is followed by the recreation of his burial.  For more information, visit www.daythewarstopped.net or call Shirley Ditloff at 225-635-4791.
 
 
Summer Horticultural Seminar Series
 
Saturday June 11, - 10am-noon Manager/Horticulturist Patricia Aleshire will conduct this popular summer garden program on “Heirloom Plants and Flowers”.  During a slide/lecture session, Aleshire will discuss the historical background of numerous antique plantings available for modern gardens.  Aleshire will also discuss various cultivation tips, techniques and care needed for these heirloom plantings to thrive in a southern garden.  Following the slide lecture, Aleshire will lead a walking tour of selected areas of Rosedown’s historic gardens.  For more information  225 635-3332.
 
 
 
 
Music at The Mag
 
Saturday- June 11th   Charlie Hager and The Captain Legendary Band- 2010 Texas Music Awards
                                                “Live Band of the Year”
Friday -June 17th Leto Evening
Friday -June 24th The Delta Drifters
Thursday -June 30th Matt The Electrician
Friday -July 1st Joe Hall and Louisiana Cane Cutters
 
Crape Myrtle Magic at Imahara’s Botanical Gardens
 
Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday in June.
Imahara’s Botanical Gardens, 5341 Mahoney Rd.  Please join the Imahara’s as they open their gates to neighbors, gardening friends and guests.  Enjoy a tour of their legacy garden plus discover St. Francisville, the historic town from their past which has brought them back to their roots.  For their Crape Myrtle Magic you can view 25 varieties of Crape Myrtles in bloom. 
Open Saturdays from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 1pm-4pm. For more information call 225-767-2250.
 
Classic & Hot Rod – Celebrate Fathers Day at Healing Place Church
 
Free fun for the whole family this event will take place at Hemingbough.  Show Time 8am-3pm.
Music, games, lunch, cake walk and lots of fun.  For more information call Earl Lee 225-721-0464
 
Backwoods Gallery
 
New Exhibit hanging in the Gallery – Martha Singer
 
Community Market
 
Every third Saturday in Parker Park for June Saturday the 18th.  Kevin Johnson will be singing in the Gazebo, with vendors selling hand and home-made items, breads, produce, jewelry, art, photography and much more.  Let’s support these entrepreneurs.
 
Farmers Market
 
Every Thursday at the Barn on Wilcox St. from 9am until 1pm.
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events to look forward to:
 
Main Streets Poppin – July 2, 3 and 4th great fun in the local stores.  Pull an American flag for a special discount.  Music, food and fireworks at the Town Ball Park on Monday July 4th.
 
Hummingbird Celebration- July 29 and 30th.
 
White Linen Night August 27th
 
Smokin in da Ville September 2 and 3
 
 
 
 
 
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