Registration for BREC’s winter holiday camps ends Dec. 11. Camps will be held for ages 6 to 12 at Antioch Park and Forest Community Park from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21-31, with half-days on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. There will be no camp on Dec. 25.
Cost is $98 per child or $14 per day. Call (225) 272-9200 or visit brec.org/holidaycamps for details.
Festival of Lights
Baton Rouge’s oldest holiday tradition brightens up North Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with the annual Christmas lighting, a 35-foot Christmas tree in Town Square, Bethlehem Village where children can craft ornaments and decorations and a train ride on the Mansion Express at the Old Governor’s Mansion. The evening of visual, culinary and performing arts also features Santa’s Gift Shoppe and holiday music.
Hiking with BREC
The December installment of BREC’s Woods Walk Hiking Series will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Community Park. A BREC naturalist will lead the hike through the conservation area and discuss the trees and animals found there.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be able to complete a 1-mile walk without a stroller.
Meet and greet
A meet and greet with Chelsea L. Johnson, the poet behind “The Heart of a Worshiper,” will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Johnson will share selections of her inspirational poetry.
The YoYo Man
Jim Johnson, the YoYo Man, will visit children ages 6 and older at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Johnson will demonstrate his yo-yo tricks and give tips on improving kids’ own yo-yo techniques. Call (225) 756-1140 to register.
An exhibit of Johnson’s yo-yos is on display all month.
Holiday tea party
A tea party for adults, with instruction on tea etiquette by Marsha Schewe and Tricia Bauer, will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. Tea and refreshments will be provided, but attendees should bring along their favorite teacup. Seating is limited; call (225) 756-1150 to reserve your spot.
Zoo & Me Mornings
“Reindeer Games” is the theme of this month’s Zoo & Me Mornings at Baton Rouge Zoo, slated for 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The program is designed by zoo staff for children ages 3 to 5, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Activities include a train ride, animal encounters, art projects and snacks.
Cost is $18 per child with one parent or guardian or $30 for two children with one parent or guardian. Space is limited and preregistration is required; call (225) 757-3877.
‘Luv at Home’
“Luv at Home,” a workshop dedicated to keeping love, marriages and commitments alive, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library. The workshop will be led by Eric Campbell. Registration is required; call (225) 756-1150.
Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.