THURSDAY

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. Email info@yelpbr.com for an application. Call (225) 485-9200 for more information. Visit www.facebook.com/yelpbr.
  • NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING: 7 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Main Branch, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Conference Room A. The National Stuttering Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families and professionals, through support, education, advocacy and research.

FRIDAY

  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.
  • STORIES IN ART: 10:30 a.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. A free program for preschoolers and their parents and caregivers, which integrates listening to a story, exploring the museum and making art.
  • NORTH BOULEVARD FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, 227 Florida St. A holiday celebration featuring local art vendors, a star canopy hanging from the oak trees, snow village at River Center Plaza, music, Bethlehem Village, train rides on the Mansion Express at the Old Governor’s Mansion, movies and Santa at the Old State Capitol, Holiday Music Magic at LASM, art sales at Brunner Gallery, Reindeer Run and other activities.
  • REINDEER RUN AND JINGLE BELL JOG: 7 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St.
  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 10 a.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Find out how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe and permanent home during this 45-minute informational session. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more.
  • FAMILY FUN FEST: 10 a.m., John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum. Come dressed as your favorite PBS character to win a prize package. Lots of freebies and activities for the family. Admission: $5 per person and under age 1 is free.
  • RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 11 a.m., Roux House, 143 Third St. Visit www.runningofthesantas.com.
  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • THE GOOD NEWS PARADE: 1 p.m., The Good News Parade, 2160 Highland Road.
  • BROADMOOR CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Broadmoor High School, 10100 Goodwood Blvd. The parade route will be the same as last year — beginning at Broadmoor High School, going east to Woodhaven, turning north on Woodhaven to reach South River Oaks Drive, then turning west to Cora Drive, going south to Goodwood Boulevard, then returning to the high school. Spectators are asked to donate a nonperishable food item.
  • SANTA ROAD SHOW: 6 p.m., Lovett Road Park, 13600 Lovett Road. For more information, call (225) 261-0126.

SUNDAY

  • FAMILY ART BOX: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Free gallery admission and family art boxes every first Sunday of the month.
  • THEATRE IV — THE SHOEMAKER AND THE CHRISTMAS ELVES: 2 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • BATON ROUGE CONCERT BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 3 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Joseph, 412 North St.

MONDAY

  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT MAYFAIR LAB SCHOOL: 5:30 p.m., Mayfair Lab School, 9880 Hyacinth Ave. Kids’ Orchestra’s students from Mayfair Lab School and The Dunham School will present a concert.

TUESDAY

  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m. Baton Rouge. Visit artsbr.org.
  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT RYAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 5:30 p.m., Ryan Elementary School, 10337 Elm Grove Garden Drive.
  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT WESTDALE HEIGHTS ACADEMIC MAGNET: 5:30 p.m., Westdale Heights Academic Magnet, 2000 College Drive.
  • SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave., Call Dr. Margo Abadie at (225) 924-1431 for an intake interview.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St.

WEDNESDAY

  • CREDIT REPAIR BY BANK ON BATON ROUGE: 5:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

DEC. 10

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 5 p.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more.
  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT MAGNOLIA WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 5:30 p.m., Magnolia Woods Elementary School, 760 Maxine Drive.
  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 5:30 p.m., Polk Elementary School, 408 E. Polk St.,