Around Town

Old South Jamboree in Walker
Visit the Old South Jamboree in Walker on the first Saturday of every month for a show that includes many local singers. Admission for adults is $10, $5 for kids 6 – 12, and free for kids under 6. Refreshments available. 225-936-0349.

Grand Country Junction
Grand Country Junction, your “Hometown Branson Show,” is presented the third Saturday of each month. Come out for a night of great entertainment as Danny Harrell and the Nashville Edition Band back up the Junction cast as they present some of your favorite country songs. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Suma Crossing Theatre, I-12 Exit 19 in Satsuma.. 985.507.9432;

Treasures of Pointe Coupee Art Exhibit
Jun 9-11– The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee presents “Treasure of Pointe Coupee” exhibit. Julien Poydras Museum & Arts Center, 500 West Main St., New Roads. 225.638.6049,

Pointe Coupee Lagniappe Anniversary Gala
Jun 9 — Local favorites return for a variety show at Julien Poydras Museum & Arts Center, sponsored by Arts Council of Pointe Coupee. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance at 7:30 pm. For tickets or more information, contact 225-718-1574 or (225) 638-6049 or email: roygaleb@bellsouth.net225.638.6049.

Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz
June 21 – Bill Grimes & other LSU faculty musicians along with jazz vocalists will perform at Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center in New Roads @7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance at 7:30. 225.638.6049 or 225.718.1574; email:

Motorcycle Poker Run for veterans
Jun 10 — The Baker Poker Run & Jambalaya, held in memory of Larry F. Baker and a benefit for the Veterans Foundation, is scheduled for10am @ Satterfield’s Landing, 108 Main St, New Roads. Free to attend, but fees apply to ride: $20/biker & $10/passenger. Motorcycle stops will be listed on Baker Bash Facebook Page. 225-718-0582;, or

False River summer fishing tournaments
Tuesday Night Fishing Tournaments – every Tues night 6-9 pm until fall classic tournament. Fees apply to fish. Morrison Parkway public boat dock, New Roads. 225.240.0174.
Cookie Jar Bass Fishing Tournament -every Friday night. $30 per boat. LA Express Boat Dock, Jarreau. Fees apply to fish. 225.293.3402

New Roads Multi-Use Center events
The following all-day events start @ 9am, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads, 225.718.2438: May 20-National Barrel Racing; May 17-Anna Bass Barrel Racing; June 17-U.S. Roping; June 23-25-Barrel racing clinic. Fees apply to participate; free to spectators. 225-718-2738.

Music at the Mag
Weekends, stop by the Magnolia Cafe for good food and musical entertainment. Show starts at 7 p.m., 5689 Commerce St., St. Francisville. May 26@7pm – The Delta Drifters (funky, bluesy); May 27@7pm – Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires (blues).225.635-6528,

The Day the War Stopped
June 9, 10, 11 – This event commemorates the brief moment of brotherhood when a cease fire was observed during the War Between the States for the burial of Union officer Lt. Commander John E. Hart, by his brother Masons of Louisiana. Grace Episcopal Church, 9 am-5 pm. The full schedule of events is online at 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332.

Rosedown Civil War exhibits
June 10 – In addition to their continuing Civil War Display, Rosedown Plantation will have a display in the Gift Shop Conference Room about Civil War burial practices. The plantation’s doctor’s office is a featured part of the site, exhibiting information about 19th century medical arts.

Events at Audubon State Historic Site
Located 11788 LA-965, St Francisville. For more information on these events call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739.
June 10 – After the Battle, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore the world of Civil War medicine and surgery and view what a temporary field hospital would have looked like in this display and demonstration. See how disease and illness was treated by the armies of either side. Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville.
June 17 – Take a Kid Fishing, 1 – 4 p.m. Youth can try their hands at fishing as it was done 150 years ago. The park supplies everything needed for a hands-on opportunity to explore history and outdoor recreation.
June 24 – Zouaves! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore the history of brightly-clad Zouave units that either served in Louisiana or were raised in Louisiana during the American Civil War. The activity includes a look at the uniforms and equipment of the men and a discussion on the “Zouave Craze” that swept the nation during the Civil War.

Greater BR Model Railroaders
Jun 10 & 24 — Model trains collection in action, @11 am, 3406 College St., behind Republic of West Florida Museum, Jackson. A covered picnic area is available, and visitors are welcome to bring a lunch. The club operates all popular American scales on seven indoor and outdoor layouts. A free open house is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. For information, visit

Feliciana Trade Days
Jun 17 — 4133 Hwy 10, corner of Hwy 10 & Line Rd (Graceland Portable Buildings), 9 am. Crafts, antiques, pottery, yard sale items, farmers market, food, & more.

Zachary High School drama camp for kids
Kids ages 7 – 11 are have fun, learn about acting and put on a show at the ZHS Kids Drama. Placement Auditions: July 9, 2 pm at ZHS. Camp: July 10-15, 8 am-12 noon. Show: July 15th, 2:00 P.M. Registration: $150. Show Admission: $5.00. Email: