THURSDAY

  • BABY AND ME: 10 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Ages 13-18.

FRIDAY

  • DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY: 5:30 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. Shops open late, stroll the streets, enjoy the sounds of choirs and bands.
  • MIKE VAUGHN MINISTRIES CONCERT: 6 p.m., 13101 La. 442 W., Tickfaw.
  • TUBA CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., Le Fleur De Lis, 111 N. Sixth St., Ponchatoula. Christmas Tree ceremony.

SATURDAY

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., 2 W. Thomas St., Hammond.
  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m., 46468 River Road, Hammond.
  • 57TH ANNUAL HAMMOND CHRISTMAS PARADE — A PATRIOTIC CHRISTMAS: 5 p.m., downtown Hammond.
  • BAG OF DONUTS: 10 p.m., Warehouse 140 Restaurant & Saloon, 140 N. Baronne St., Ponchatoula.

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.
  • BRANCH MANAGERS’ MEETING: noon, Amite Branch Library.
  • ADULT BOOK CLUB: 3 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • TEEN LOOPY LOOPERS: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU: 5:30 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. A free informational seminar to learn more about Ideal You.

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.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library. Students ages 8-12 will take stories in new directions with crafts, games, movies and more.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

DEC. 10

  • 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.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • 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.