The Paula G. Manship YMCA is hosting its third annual Gingerbread Jog, featuring a one-mile family fun run and dog walk, and a 5K race, starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at City Park.

Preceding the two runs, families and dogs participate in an Ugly Sweater Contest, pictures with Santa, gingerbread decorating and a jump house.

All proceeds from the event will be used for YMCA youth programs.

Race day registration is $25.

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Luminaries alight Sunday

Kenilworth Subdivision lights up Sunday night for its annual Luminary Night and lighting contest.

Judging for the light contest is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Categories include best lighting, best block, most original, most whimsical, best religious, best mailbox, best door, judges’ choice, North Pole award, perennially wonderful and best live portrayal.

Library to close on holidays

The Bluebonnet Regional Library branch will close Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

The library also will close New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: noon Monday.