It’s a busy time, and everyone I know is running to and fro, planning, shopping, making lists and checking them twice. In the hustle and bustle of holiday merriment, let us not forget the real reason for the season.

Meanwhile, this week around Zachary ...

Lane Auxiliary jewelry sale

The Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is set to host its popular masquerade jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11-12 in the staff development classroom on the first floor of the hospital, 6300 Main St. Quality jewelry and accessories for men, women and children including rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, jewelry sets, wallets, watches and more will be sold. Everything is $5; cash, check and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects and educational scholarships. For information, call the hospital gift shop at (225) 658-4309.

Christmas in the Village

Christmas in the Village is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Zachary’s Historic Village and includes an evening of musical performances by local school choirs, dance troupes and special guests. Food trucks, photos with Santa, tours of historical homes, movie on the lawn, arts and crafts vendors for holiday shopping and a children’s area of activities and fun games sponsored by BREC will be featured.

Musical line-up Friday:

6 p.m.: Opening song

6:05 p.m.: Mayor David Amrhein lights the town Christmas tree

6:10 p.m.: Northwestern Elementary and Lola Hill perform (Bells)

6:25 p.m.: Christine Kershaw performs

6:35 p.m.: Molly Myers Dance Studio performs “Turn Up the Music”

6:40 p.m.: Michelle Willis, national singer/songwriter

6:50 p.m.: Tiny Steps (BREC) and Becky Reeves will perform “Play the Band,” “Santa Is His Name-oh,” ‘Two Little Candy Canes,” “Isn’t It the Strangest Thing?” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

7:15 p.m.: The Children’s Moving Company performs a short program, “Wrapped in Red”

7:20 p.m.: Christine Kershaw

7:30 p.m.: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Children’s Choir with Molly Capone will sing “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem,” “O, Come Little Children,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Away in a Manger” and “Follow the Star to Bethlehem.”

7:50 p.m.: Rebecca Babin performs

8 p.m.: The Children’s Moving Company will perform “The Nativity”

8:15 p.m.: Michelle Willis concludes an evening of performances.

Gift shop shopping

Lane Regional Medical Center’s gift shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit future Auxiliary projects and educational scholarships. For information, call (225) 658-4309.

Zachary Christmas Parade

The annual Zachary Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade rolls at 10 a.m. Saturday. Paradegoers can check out floats decked in the theme of “It’s a Wonderful Life in Zachary: A Celebration of Christmas Movie Classics.” Floats will line up at 9 a.m. in front of LeBlanc’s Food Store. Marchers, dancers, floats, trucks, vintage cars and riding groups will be featured. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Display of Parade Theme, Best Float, Best Marchers and Best Riders.

Baker Christmas Parade

The city of Baker’s annual Christmas parade rolls at 10 a.m. Saturday with floats lining up at 9 a.m. in front of the old Pizza Hut parking lot on Main Street (La. 19). The parade route advances along La. 19 to Miracle Place Church, where it ends at 2080 Main St. Free hot dogs and punch will be served at the Baker Heritage Museum, 1606 Main St., following the parade. Contact the city of Baker at (225) 778-0300 for information.

Christmas Open House

Crossroads Antiques, 20130 Plank Road, will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited to attend. Call (225) 570-2039 for information.

Coffee Call

The Zachary Newcomers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Chocolate Cafe, 5465 Main St. Club activities will be limited in December because of the holidays. For information, contact Sylvia Wahoske at (225) 337-1151 or email sjwahoske@cox.net.

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