Registration for BREC’s winter holiday camps ends Dec. 11. Camp for ages 6 to 12 will be held at Mayfair 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 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.
A story and craft time for children ages 5 to 8 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library.
Listen to a reading of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Robert L. May, then create a handprint reindeer.
Registration is required. Call (225) 763-2240 to sign up.
A Rural Life Christmas
The LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane, will host its 19th-century Louisiana Christmas celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, featuring musical groups, demonstrating artisans, storytellers and costumed re-enactors. The celebration will wrap up with a bonfire and a visit from Papa Noel.
Regular admission fees apply. Children age 10 and younger admitted free.
Teen Council to meet
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s Teen Council meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday. Teens are welcome to stop by and pitch their ideas for future programs. Refreshments will be served.
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.
A Nintendo tournament with the WiiU will be held for teens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library’s meeting room 2. Refreshments will be provided.
Tech Toy Box
Need a little help with your laptop, iPhone, Kindle or other electronic device? Stop by Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and receive assistance from library staff.
Holiday movie and craft
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library will host a holiday movie and ornament craft time for teens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10. All materials will be provided.
Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.