THURSDAY

  • SUNNY-SIDE UP INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m., Watson Branch Library. Read uplifting fiction and sometimes nonfiction that generates discussion among its diverse members.
  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m., Albany-Springfield Branch Library. Also Dec. 17.
  • ADULT BOOK CLUB: 10:30 a.m., Main Branch Library.
  • ADULT COLORING: 5 p.m., South Branch Library.
  • SPINE TINGLERS BOOK: 6 p.m., Watson Branch Library.
  • VIDEO GAMING FOR ADULTS: 6 p.m., Main Branch Library.

’TIS THE SEASON FOR “UGLY SWEATERS”: 6 P.M., DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH LIBRARY. DECORATE YOUR OWN “UGLY SWEATER COOKIE” TO COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

  • DENHAM SPRINGS CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: 6 p.m., Train Station Park, 198 E. Railroad Ave., Denham Springs.

FRIDAY

  • ADULT GAMING — CHECKERS: 11 a.m., Albany-Springfield Branch Library.
  • COA CHRISTMAS DANCE: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs Senior Center, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs. Frankie Aucoin to play. $6 per person or $10 per couple at the door. Refreshments will be served. No alcoholic beverages.

SATURDAY

  • DENHAM SPRINGS FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m. to noon, New Covenant Church, 215 Florida Ave. S.E., Denham Springs.
  • GUMBO AND POTATO SALAD COOK-OFF AND SALE: 7 a.m., River Rats Bar and Grille 14365 Mecca Road, French Settlement. Cooks must turn in their gumbo at 11:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color30 for judging. Entry fee is $50, and you must cook at least 3 gallons. Must be cooked on site. Some preparations may be done before. For potato salad, entry fee is $20. Must be ready for judging at 11:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color00 am. Can be prepared at home.
  • V. WATTS TRADE DAYS: 8 a.m., V. Watts Furniture, 13060 Florida Blvd., Livingston. Featuring Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorantiques, collectibles, garage sale, great food, and great finds.
  • ELHA DECEMBER MEETING: 10:30 a.m., Main Branch Library.
  • DENHAM SPRINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Denham Springs High School, 1000 N. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Parade begins at Denham Springs High School and travels down Range Ave. through the Antique District turning right onto Florida Blvd. and ending at Veterans Blvd.
  • LIVINGSTON CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6:30 p.m., Doyle Elementary School, 29285 S. Range Road, Livingston. Parade will start at Doyle Elementary School, continue on La. 63 north to Florida Blvd., to turn right on Circle Drive to the Town Hall.
  • MY PRINCESS AND ME FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE: 7 p.m., Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, Watson. Fathers are encouraged to take their daughters to dinner at a favorite restaurant, then attend the event. Refreshments will be served.
  • DEWEY DECIBELS HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Main Branch Library. Join for music, hot chocolate, and pictures with Santa.

SUNDAY

  • BREAKFAST WITH ST. NICHOLAS: 8 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with St. Nicholas. Tickets are $7 or $30 per family.

MONDAY

  • BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.
  • MINION MOVIE MADNESS: 5:30 p.m., Watson Branch Library. Play a Minion game and make your very own Minion ornament.
  • FUN HOLIDAY WREATHS: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library. Learn how to create a festive wreath out of Smart Fab Fabric.

TUESDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.
  • YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library.

CREATE A THEREMIN WITH ARDUINO: 5:30 P.M., WATSON BRANCH LIBRARY. COME TO THE LIBRARY TO LEARN BASIC COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND CIRCUITRY WITH ARDUINO. LEARN HOW TO MAKE MUSIC WITH ARDUINO, INCLUDING PLAYING SCALES AND MAKING A THEREMIN.

STAR WARS — A NEW PROGRAM: 6 P.M., ALBANY-SPRINGFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY. PLAY GIANT STAR WARS TRIVIAL PURSUIT, CREATE A STAR WARS STENCIL ART AND EAT STAR WARS SNACKS.

  • JEDI TRAINING: 6 p.m., Main Branch Library. Learn all the skills to become a Jedi and use the force to fight evil. Registration is required.
  • ECLECTIC BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library. Read both fiction and nonfiction books across a variety of genres.

WEDNESDAY

  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Main Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Watson Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., South Branch Library.

DEC. 17

  • LEGAL SHIELD/RIBBON CUTTING: 9 a.m., Legal Shield, 210 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs.
  • TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5:30 p.m., Watson Branch Library.
  • DEWEY DECIBELS HOLIDAY CONCERT: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library. Join for music, hot chocolate, and pictures with Santa.