THURSDAY

  • CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS: 8 a.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available by appointment to install child passenger safety seats and boosters.
  • BABY AND ME: 10 a.m., Hammond Branch Library. Also Dec. 17.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Also Dec. 17.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Ages 13-18.

PRENATAL CLASS — BREAST-FEEDING: 6 P.M., E. BRENT DUFRECHE CONFERENCE CENTER. THIS IS A FREE CLASS FOR PARENTS WHO MAY BE CONSIDERING BREAST-FEEDING OR WHO ALREADY HAVE DECIDED TO BREAST-FEED THEIR BABY.

FRIDAY

  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

SATURDAY

  • CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5 p.m., Downtown Ponchatoula. Parade will start at Memorial Park traveling east down La. 22 and ending at Ponchatoula Junior High.
  • ONE NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM: 5:30 p.m., 47094 Randall Road, Hammond. Free outdoor live Nativity production.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.
  • SUPERCHARGER: 10 p.m., Warehouse 140 Restaurant &Saloon, 140 N. Baronne St., Ponchatoula.

SUNDAY

  • ONE NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM: 5:30 p.m., 47094 Randall Road, Hammond. Free outdoor live Nativity production.

MONDAY

  • THE LOOPY LOOPERS: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library. Exchange of ideas and knitting skills.
  • TEEN GAME DAY: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • OUT OF THE ORDINARY: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

TUESDAY

  • BABY AND ME: 10:30 a.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • PROGRAM SPECIALISTS MEETING: noon, Amite Branch Library.
  • VARIOUS & SUNDRY CLUB: 2 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 4 P.M., INDEPENDENCE BRANCH LIBRARY.

LORANGER CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6:30 P.M., LA. 1062 AND LA. 40, LORANGER.

WEDNESDAY

  • BABY AND ME: 10 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library and Loranger Branch Library.
  • MY PLATE, MY GARDEN: 11 a.m., Amite Branch Library. Nutrition and food safety classes from the LSU Agricultural Center.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • TWEEN CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU: 5:30 p.m., North Oaks Livingston Parish Medical Complex, 17199 Spring Ranch Road, Livingston. A free informational seminar to learn more about Ideal You at North Oaks, a four phase, medically supervised weight loss program.

DEC. 17

  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Ages 13-18.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER AED CPR CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. This class incorporates demonstrations of the American Heart Association’s lifesaving techniques for choking, rescue breathing and CPR for adults, children and infants.