THURSDAY

  • BOOK BABIES: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Library Branch, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Book Babies is a new monthly program for ages 2 and under. Patrons will listen to books and music, crawl and play. Call (225) 664-3963.
  • YOUNG WRITERS CLUB: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch, 8101 U.S. 190. Denham Springs. The club is open to ages 10 to 17. The goal of the club is to write for both publication and performance. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Library Branch. The program provides the opportunity for patrons of all ages to sing a song, recite poetry, tell a story or play instruments. Call (225) 664-3963.
  • SOUTH BRANCH BOOKIES BOOK CLUB: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Livingston Parish Library, South Branch, 23477 La. 444, Livingston. The South Branch Bookies motto is “Bet you’re going to like this next book!” The club hosts a monthly gathering with refreshments and sometimes wear costumes based on the book they are reading. This month patrons will be discussing “The Christmas Train” by David Baldacci. Call (225) 698-3015.
  • WRITER’S CIRCLE: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Library Branch. Published and unpublished adult writers are welcome. The group provides a forum for sharing writing, a venue for learning more about the writing craft and more. Call (225) 665-8118.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE PINES: 6 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church, 34685 La. 1036, Holden. The church will host its annual fellowship. Call the Rev. Roger Dunlap at (225) 664-7411.
  • HOLIDAY CHEF’S EVENING: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Denham Springs. Participants can take advantage of sales in the shops, holiday decorations and Christmas music. Tickets are $25 per person and on sale at Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St. Call (225) 667-7512 for information. Chef’s Evening is a presented by Denham Springs Main Street volunteers. Proceeds are used for projects that help preserve and promote the downtown district.
  • CHRISTMAS CRUSADE APPLICATIONS DUE: Applications will be accepted for the Sheriff Jason Ard’s Christmas Crusade for Children from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 8. Applications will be taken at the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 29225 Woodside Drive, Walker. Those applying must provide proof of residency, proof of income for all persons living in the home and birth certificates. The age limit is 12 and younger. Toys will be delivered Dec. 19 starting at 8 a.m. Applicants must be home.

FRIDAY

  • LIBRARY STAFF TRAINING DAY (CLOSURE): All Livingston Parish Library branches closed to hold systemwide staff training. Regular business hours will resume Dec. 6.
  • ONE DAY IN THE SPRING AND ONE DAY IN THE WINTER EACH YEAR LPCC CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Live Oak United Methodist Church, Watson. The Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will present their 24th annual Christmas concert. The concert features the apprentice choir, made up of children in kindergarten through third grades; the chorus, for children from fourth grade through high school, and the chorale, the auditioned touring choir for children ranging in age from fourth through 12th grades. Tickets are for sale online at www.lpccsing.org under the events page. A free nursery is provided for children under 4. Children may register now for the spring semester at www.lpccsing.org.
  • COA CHRISTMAS DANCE: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Senior Center, 949 Government St., Denham Springs. The Livingston Council on Aging will host a Christmas dance for senior citizen ages 50 and older. The cost at the door is $6 or $10 per couple. Call (225) 664-9343.
  • HUNTER’S EDUCATION: Wildlife and Fisheries will host a free hunter’s education course (mandated for those born after 1969 to hunt) at the Bass Pro shops in Denham Springs. To sign up, visit www.register-ed.com/events/view/54432.
  • CHRISTMAS CRUSADE DONATIONS: Donate unwrapped gifts for needy children through Sheriff Jason Ard’s Christmas Crusade. Donations will be accepted at Bass Pro Shops, Sam’s Club and all Wal-Mart locations in Denham Springs, Walker and Watson from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 5-6 and 12-13; and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 7, 11 and 14. Monetary donations may be sent to Sheriff Jason Ard’s Christmas Crusade, P.O. Box 1515, Livingston, LA 70754.

SATURDAY

  • SANTA IN THE PARK: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13730 Ball Park Road. The city of Walker will host the event, which will also include the Christmas tree lighting.
  • BASIC JEWELRY MAKING: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. This class teaches the basics of beaded jewelry making. Supplies are included. The cost is $20 or $15 for ACLP members.
  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m. to noon, corner of Florida and Hummell streets, Denham Springs.
  • DIY CHRISTMAS GIFTS: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch. For ages 18 an older. Participants can learn about cheap, easy and cute gifts made with a few easy-to-find materials. Participants will make Christmas ornaments with vintage fabrics. Registration is required.
  • ACT PRACTICE TEST (AGES 12-18): 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watson Branch. Participants can take a free ACT practice test given by Princeton Review. Participants can attend the Scores Back session on Dec. 15 for results. Registration is required. Register online at www.PrincetonReview.com.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 6 p.m., Suma Center, Satsuma. A mini performance of “The Nutcracker” by Odyssey Academy of Dance with guest dancers from Houston Ballet. Admission is a nonperishable food item.

SUNDAY

  • LIVING NATIVITY: 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Livingston, 5000 O’Donovan Blvd., Walker. Team members re-enact Christ’s birth through performance and song. The Living Nativity is repeated every 20 minutes to allow children to pet live animals and enjoy caroling by a local choir.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 2 p.m., Suma Center, Satsuma. A full performance of “The Nutcracker” by Odyssey Academy of Dance with guest dancers from Houston Ballet. Admission is $15.
  • SIXTH ANNUAL “WINTER WONDERLAND” FOOD FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15710 La. 16, French Settlement. The cost is $7 plate.

MONDAY

  • 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 — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5-year olds.

FROZEN PAINT PARTY: 5:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., LIVINGSTON PARISH LIBRARY, WATSON BRANCH. PARTICIPANTS CAN LEARN HOW TO PAINT OLAF FROM “FROZEN” ON CANVAS AND JOIN A GROUP SING-A-LONG TO “LET IT GO!” REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

TUESDAY

  • DENHAM SPRINGS TREE LIGHTING: 7 p.m. Train Station Park, 198 E. Railroad Ave., Denham Springs. A mini-Christmas concert by the Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs and Denham Springs High School Band and Chorus. The event is co-sponsored by the city and the Kiwanis Club, who will collect unwrapped toys for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Christmas Crusade for Kids.
  • STORY TIME: 10 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 — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5 year olds.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5 year olds.
  • CHALKBOARD PAINT MUGS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Participants can decorate a mug with chalkboard paint. All supplies are provided by the library. Registration is required. For ages 8-18.

WEDNESDAY

  • SMALL-BUSINESS CONSULTING: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch. Participants will receive a private, one-hour consulting session in areas including business plans, advertising plans, inventory control, financial projections, cost analysis and much more. Call (225) 686-2436 to register.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, South Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5 year olds.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Main Branch. Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers focus on developing early literacy skills — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5 year olds.
  • MYSTERY MAVENS BOOK CLUB: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Mavens Book Club reads mysteries full of intrigue and suspense that inspire plenty of discussion. This month will be “11th Hour” by James Patterson. For more information, call (225) 665-8118.
  • LEGO CLUB: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. LEGO Club will have a different theme each month, crafts and snacks. Legos will be provided.

DEC. 11

  • SPRINGFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE: Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at AmVets at La. 42 and La. 43. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m.
  • SUNNY-SIDE UP INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CLUB: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Livingston Parish Library, Watson Branch. 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 — those skills necessary in order to begin to learn to read. Story times to reach and teach a multi-age audience from babies to 5 year olds.
  • MAKE A 3-D CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Learn basic 3-D design skills and make and print your very own 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. 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: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Livingston Parish Library, Denham Springs-Walker Branch. Learn basic 3-D design skills and make and print your very own Christmas ornament. Registration is required.