THURSDAY

Baby & Me: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library.

Teen Homeschool Book Club: 1:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

Adventure Club: 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch and Amite Branch libraries.

Teen Club: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

Teen Pageturners: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

Amite Christmas Parade: 6 p.m., Downtown Amite.

FRIDAY

Loopy Loopers: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library.

Checkmate Chess Club: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

The Nutcracker Ballet: 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

SATURDAY

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast: 7 a.m., Kiwanis Park Log Cabin, 201 W Magnolia St., Ponchatoula. For a $5 donation to the Kiwanis Club, enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage breakfast. Open to the public, and Santa will be there to take pictures with the kids.

Ponchatoula Christmas Parade: 5 p.m., Downtown Ponchatoula.

SUNDAY

Breakfast with Santa: 9:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Roller Rink, 22024 La. 22, Ponchatoula. Tickets are $8.

MONDAY

Loopy Loopers: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library.

Adult Knitting Club: 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.

Teen Game Day: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.

Teen Zone: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

Knitting 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

Kentwood Christmas Parade: 5 p.m., Ave. F (Main Street), Kentwood.

TUESDAY

Baby & Me: 10:30 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.

Stitch Niche: 1 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

Family Bingo: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.

Story & Discovery Time: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library.

Family Movie Night: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

Fandom Club: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

Loranger Christmas Parade: 6:30 p.m., La. 1062 and La. 40, Loranger.

WEDNESDAY

North Tangi Head Start Story Time: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library.

Story Time: 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Kentwood Branch and Loranger Branch and Amite Branch libraries.

Jitterbugs: 11:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.

Preschool Story Time: 1 a.m., Amite Branch Library.

Adventure Club: 3:45 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Loranger Branch, Independence Branch, Ponchatoula Branch and Hammond Branch libraries.

Game Day: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

DEC. 14

Baby & Me: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library.

Teen Homeschool Book Club: 1:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

Adventure Club: 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch and Amite Branch libraries.

Teen Club: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

Teen Pageturners: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

ONGOING

A Horse Drawn Christmas: 5 p.m., Liuzza Farms, 56186 Holden Circle, Amite. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage to look at Christmas lights. Every Saturday in December. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children, children under 2 can ride for free.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival: 9:45 a.m., Louisiana Renaissance Festival Grounds, 46468 River Road, Hammond. Runs through Dec. 10. www.larf.net

One Night in Bethlehem Outdoor Live "Mega" Nativity Production: 5:30 p.m., 47096 Randall Road, Hammond. Runs through Dec. 17.

Ponchatoula Farmers Market: Noon to 4 p.m., Country Market, 10 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula. Every Sunday.

Yawn Christmas Tree Farm: 9 a.m., Yawn Station, 29400 Ruby Purvis Road, Independence. Visit the farm and enjoy the fresh country air and sounds of nature. Ride the Christmas train or take a leisurely stroll to pick out a tree. Runs Dec. 1-17.