THURSDAY

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. Email info@yelpbr.com for an application or call (225) 485-9200 for more information.
  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 5 p.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more.
  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT MAGNOLIA WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 5:30 p.m., Magnolia Woods Elementary School, 760 Maxine Drive.

KIDS’ ORCHESTRA NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 5:30 P.M., POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 408 E. POLK ST.

FRIDAY-DEC. 20

  • ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Theatre Baton Rouge’s main stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Charles Dickens’ classic about Ebenezer Scrooge comes to life in the local company’s annual production. Tickets are $25. Student tickets are $20. theatrebr.org
  • ‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’: The Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. Playmakers of Baton Rouge adapt the animated television special, which features the Peanuts gang figuring out the real meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $20 and $15 for children ages 2-11. playmakersbr.org

FRIDAY

  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St.

ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 A.M., THE UNITY CENTER, 910 N. ACADIAN THRUWAY. SPEAKER IS STATE SEN. SHARON WESTON BROOME. THE THEME IS “BUILDING COMMUNITY: A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY.” FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL MARY W. MOSS AT (225) 772-0307.

  • BATON ROUGE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING: 10 a.m., Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • CHRISTMAS AT CAPITOL PARK: 11 a.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Free. Museum open house includes complimentary tours of the exhibits, a visit from Santa “Claws” and reindeer food and Christmas ornament crafts. Musical performances by local school choirs and bands begin at 11 a.m. Program concludes with a special performance by the East Baton Rouge Gifted and Talented Music Program at 2 p.m.
  • THE DIETSPOTLIGHT.COM WEIGHT LOSS WORKSHOP: 11 a.m., Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway.
  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA WINTER HONORS CONCERT: 4 p.m., McKinley Middle Magnet School, 1550 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive.
  • CORTANA KIWANIS CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5 p.m., Downtown Baton Rouge.

SUNDAY

  • YELP! BATON ROUGE DOG ADOPTION DAYS: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Email info@yelpbr.com for an application or call (225) 485-9200 for more information.

MAGNOLIA MOUND CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M., MAGNOLIA MOUND PLANTATION, 2161 NICHOLSON DRIVE. GUESTS ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY AT THIS FRENCH CREOLE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. THE EVENT FEATURES LIVE MUSIC, TOURS, TRADITIONAL FOOD AND DEMONSTRATIONS FROM PERIOD CRAFTSMEN. BREC.ORG/MAGNOLIAMOUND OR (225) 343-4955.

MONDAY

  • AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY JAZZ: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Trumpeter George Bell and his musical friends will play a collection of holiday favorites. Tickets are $35. manship theatre.org

TUESDAY

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY AT PETCO: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER BASICS: 5:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. This session will give participants information on renting versus owning a home, the home buying process and financially protecting your home.
  • ISTROUMA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING: 6 p.m., BRCC Mid-City Campus, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway E. Free The Istrouma High School Alumni Association holds meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.
  • SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, 4837 Revere Ave. Call Margo Abadie at (225) 924-1431 for an intake interview.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St. $7.

WEDNESDAY

  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Noon, Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit www.casabr.org to learn more.
  • ABC ADOPTION REUNION AND SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave.

DEC. 17

  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • EDITOR’S NOTE: The calendar was changed on Dec. 9 to correct information about Magnolia Mound Plantation’s Creole Christmas event.