• thursday
  • SPRINGFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE: Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at AmVets at La. 42 and La. 43. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • SUNNY-SIDE UP INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Inspirational Book Club reads uplifting fiction and sometimes nonfiction that generates discussion among its diverse members. This month will be “The Christmas Candle” by Max Lucado. For more information, call (225) 664-3963.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Albany-Springfield Branch, 26941 La. 43. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills necessary to begin to learn to read. Story times are designed to teach a multi-age audience from babies to age 5.
  • MAKE A 3-D CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Participants can learn basic 3-D design skills and make and print a Christmas ornament. Registration is required. For ages 12-18.
  • VIDEO GAMING FOR ADULTS: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Compete against other library patrons in this open gaming adventure. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. For ages 18 and up.
  • MAKE A 3-D CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 12-18 and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for ages 18+, Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Registration is required.
  • friday
  • EMAIL BASICS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch. Students will learn the basic features of Microsoft Word and how to type and format documents. For adults and teens.
  • WALKER CHRISTMAS PARADE : 6 p.m. Parade begins at Walker High, 12646 Burgess Ave., onto Walker South Road, west on U.S. 190, and north on Palmetto to Burgess streets. No fee is required for car, truck, float, golf cart or marching group entries to line up at 4 p.m. behind high school. For an entry form, visit walker.la.us.
  • saturday
  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m. to noon, corner of Florida and Hummell streets, Denham Springs.
  • DENHAM SPRINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Line up begins at 9 a.m., Starts at Denham Springs High School and travels down Range Avenue through the Antique District turning right onto Florida Boulevard and ending at Veterans Boulevard. The theme is “Christmas at the Movies.” For more information, call (225) 788-1544 or (225) 571-5669.
  • LIVINGSTON CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6:30 p.m., Highway 63 North towards Florida Boulevard, turning right on Circle Drive to the Town Hall. Registration is requested by calling (225) 686-7153.
  • CHRISTMAS PARTY: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch. Get free photos taken with Santa, drink hot chocolate and listen to holiday songs played by the library band, the Dewey Decibels.
  • COOKIES WITH SANTA: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Fire Protection District 9, 23634 Highway 22, Maurepas, The public is welcomed to attend the second annual Cookies and Hot Chocolate with Santa. Bring children to take pictures with Santa, see fire trucks and meet volunteers. For more information, call 695-6336.
  • CARTER PLANTATION CHRISTMAS: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Carter Plantation, 30325 Carter Cemetery Road, Springfield. The Historic Carter House Society Inc., will hold a Christmas Open House. The public is invited to tour the plantation house and see rooms decorated in holiday décor from past and present, and visit with Santa. Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family. All tickets sold will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. Proceeds go toward preservation and restoration of the Carter House. For more information, call (225) 747-0660 or email carterhousesociety@gmail.com.
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK: 6 p.m. Sidney Hutchinson Park, Ball Park Road, Walker. Holiday movies will be shown on the big screen. Bring chairs and blankets.
  • DECEMBER ART RECEPTION: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arts Council Gallery, located inside the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 N. Hummell St., Denham Springs. The public is invited to attend a reception to meet the artists. The Livingston Parish Arts Council’s exhibit for December will feature Artist Jill Rabalais’ various works and artwork from the students of Holden School art teacher Marita Gentry. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 30. For more information, go to www.ArtsLivingston.org.
  • V. WATTS TRADE MART TRADE DAY: 13060 Florida Blvd., Livingston. New and vintage items will be available.
  • sunday
  • ST. JUDE BENEFIT PAGEANT : 10 a.m., North Corbin Junior High, 32725 N. Corbin Road, Walker. A benefit Pageant for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and St. Jude Christmas Angels. Proceeds benefit St. Jude. Entry for children up to 8 years old is $30. Entry for ages 9 and up is $35. Call (985) 969-6403 or (225) 788-2483 for contestant information. Pageant admission is $5-$7.
  • CHILDREN’S CHOIR: 3 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Library. The Livingston Parish Children’s Choir is made up of three smaller music groups with members that range in age from kindergarten to seniors in high school. For more information, call 665-8118.
  • “A NIGHT LIKE NO OTHER” : 6 p.m., Watson Baptist Church, 35831 Cane Market Road, Denham Springs. The combined choirs of Watson Baptist Church and Bluff Creek Baptist Church presents “A Night Like No Other.” For more information, call (225) 667-8818.
  • monday
  • ACT PRACTICE REVIEW: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. Students return for a review session to get ACT test results and correct answers. The proctor will also review tips on how to improve scores. Registration is required. Register online at www.PrincetonReview.com. Ages 12-18.
  • BENEFIT SHOT GUN RAFFLE DRAWING: Tickets can be purchased at Z-Time Fun Fitness, 9794 Florida Blvd., Raffle tickets are $5 for a chance to win a Remington 12-gauge, 28-inch barrel shotgun. Proceeds benefit missionaries Mark Younger, Heather Stewart Younger and son, Will. They have been serving Healing Hands Global for 6 years at a hospital in Honduras.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Discuss books and enjoy refreshments. For more information, call (225) 665-8118.
  • STORY TIME: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills. Story times are designed to teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5-year-olds.
  • tuesday
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker and Watson branches. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills.
  • FANTASY GAME: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch. Patrons can battle against other players in a fantasy game. For ages 12-18.
  • FROZEN PAINT PARTY: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Livingston Parish Library, South Branch. Participants can learn how to paint Frozen’s Olaf on canvas and join a group singalong to “Let it Go!” Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Ages 8-11.
  • DEWEY DECIBELS CONCERTS : 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Sing along to Christmas songs with Livingston Parish Library’s band, the Dewey Decibels.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • wednesday
  • DEWEY DECIBELS CONCERTS : 5:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. Patrons can sing along to Christmas songs with Livingston Parish Library’s own band, the Dewey Decibels.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP: 10 p.m. to 12 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. Patrons will receive a 30-minute session with a library staff member who will walk them through devices they may need help learning to use, such as a tablet computer.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch and Main Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills.
  • Dec. 18
  • BOOK BABIES: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Library Branch. Book Babies is a new monthly program for ages 2 and under. Patrons will listen to books and music, crawl and play.
  • WATSON TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Library Branch Meetings include previews of anime, manga, crafts, fan art, and more.
  • DEWEY DECIBELS CONCERTS : 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Patrons can sing along to Christmas songs with Livingston Parish Library’s own band, the Dewey Decibels.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color