Thursday

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: 6 p.m., Life Source Services Hospice, 3049 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Call (225) 291-9421. www.lifesourcehospice.net.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet, 8585 Picardy Blvd. Free. www.brgeneral.org/events.

Friday

  • THE POLAR EXPRESS STORYTIME: 7 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10156 Perkins Rowe Suite 150. “The Polar Express” story will be read, along with some activities. Children can come in their PJs. store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4778731.

Saturday

  • HOPEKEEPERS OF BATON ROUGE: 11 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. Free. HopeKeepers is a support group for anyone affected by chronic illness or pain, physical or mental. For information, visit hopekeepersbr.wordpress.com or call Jan: (225) 337-1633.
  • SATURDAY BEADING SOCIAL: 11 a.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Free. No formal instruction. Tips on stringing, seed beading, wire wrapping and other jewelry techniques. RSVP is required because seating is limited. www.facebook.com/cajunbeadcrafts.

Broadmoor Christmas Parade: 2 p.m., Broadmoor High School, 10100 Goodwood Blvd. A Christmas parade will be held in the Broadmoor subdivision, starting at the Broadmoor High School parking lot, 10100 Goodwood Blvd. Sponsored by the Broadmoor Residents’ Association, the parade will go east and turn north on Woodhaven Street, then at South River Oaks, it will turn west. At Cora Drive, it will then go south, and on Goodwood it will turn east, ending back at Broadmoor High School. All spectators are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be given to the Southeast Ministries food pantry. People are asked not to park on the parade route, but on the side streets. Do not park in front of driveways or leave litter on lawns. For information, call(225) 926-9829.

“Just Believe!” Children’s Musical: 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Free. A children’s Christmas musical about trusting in God. Child care provided. (225) 752-2903.

StoryTime at Burden: 9 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane. Free StoryTime at Burden encourages children to read and learn while helping to raise money for The Little Bookshelf. Sponsored and supported by LSU AgCenter and the Baton Rouge Junior League. The readings are in the Orangerie at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden where the children can explore the Children’s Garden. (225) 763-3990.

  • Sunday

Blue Christmas: 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Free. A service for those who find the holidays difficult. (225) 752-2903.

Monday

  • WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: 10:30 a.m., State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. The Wreaths Across America Statehouse Project emphasizes the importance of remembering fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. The speaker will be retired Brigadier Gen. Dorothy Pocklington, U.S. Army Reserves. Sponsored by The John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For information, call (225) 926-1639.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet, 8585 Picardy Blvd.

GSU Baton Rouge Toastmasters: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. www.gsutoastmasters.com.

Tuesday

  • BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge. Instruction is free; participants just buy the beads and materials needed. www.facebook.com/cajunbeadcrafts.

Wednesday

  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA’S NEIGHBORHOOD SHOWCASE SERIES: 6 p.m., The Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Road. Free. Kids’ Orchestra’s fifth concert of its “Neighborhood Showcase” series. The concert will feature students from The Dunham School and Gardere Community Christian School.

Mid-Week Communion Service: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Worship, Scriptures, silence for reflection, prayer and music. Communion will be served each week. Child care provided. (225) 752-5059; DLeggett@standrewsumc.net; www.StAndrewsUMC.net.

Dec. 11

  • CANCER WELLNESS: 10 a.m., Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet, 8585 Picardy Blvd, Baton Rouge. Free cancer wellness program orientation will provide insight into resources provided for people with cancer.