Here’s a few more festivities to add to your holiday calendar:
THURSDAY: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., BREC’s sixth annual Caroling in City Park; featuring a park lighting ceremony, candlelight caroling and other family activities
SATURDAY: 5:30 p.m., 64th annual Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade
SUNDAY: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Magnolia Mound Plantation’s Creole Christmas; free and open to the public
‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
From Friday through Dec. 20, Playmakers of Baton Rouge will present its stage adaptation of the classic animated TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the LSU Reilly Theatre.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2 through 11 and can be purchased online at playmakersbr.org. Call (225) 578-6996 for information.
An afternoon of ‘Star Wars’
The Main Library will host a “Star Wars”-themed afternoon for teens from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Teen Room. Play trivia for prizes and build TIE fighters while watching “The Clone Wars.” Refreshments will be served.
‘Love’ is all around
Carver Branch Library will show the film “Love Actually,” rated R, at 3 p.m. Friday in meeting room 1. The movie tells the stories of eight different couples played out against the backdrop of the Christmas season in London.
Fall chess classes will wrap up with a tournament Saturday in the Main Library’s Children’s Storytime Area. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m., with tournament play beginning at 10 a.m.
Peoples Health will host a free public lecture on overcoming depression with speaker Dr. Brian P. Schulte on Monday at Baton Rouge General Physicians Family Health Center, 3801 North Blvd., in the Gehringer Conference Room.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the lecture starts at noon. Maximum capacity is 55 attendees. Reservations are due by Sunday; call (800) 561-4127 or visit peoples health.com/wellness.
The party will be in the Fellowship Hall of Heartsease Family Life Church, 1212 Florida Blvd., in the Dirt Cheap Shopping Center. Special guest is national singing artist Anita Jarrell Robertson. Dress is semi formal with emphasis on the color red.