DETAILS: Patrons can learn how to navigate the Internet for fun and research.
EVENT: Little Christmas Tree.
TIME: 4 p.m.
PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.
FOR MORE INFO: (225) 389-7460 or to register.
DETAILS: Children, ages 6-11, will listen to “Little Tree” by E.E. Cummings then make their own Christmas trees using craft sticks, chenille stems and brightly colored beads inserted into an egg carton cup. Registration is required.
DETAILS: Patrons can learn the basics of working Microsoft Word 2003. Registration is required.
EVENT: An Afternoon with Jane.
DATE: Sunday, Dec. 16.
TIME: 3 p.m.
PLACE: East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
FOR MORE INFO: (225) 756-1150.
DETAILS: Patrons will celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with performances by Vintage Dancers, games of Whist, tea and cookies.
BATON ROUGE CONCERT BAND
EVENT: 2012 Christmas Concert.
TIME: 3 p.m.
PLACE: St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., downtown Baton Rouge.
DETAILS: The Baton Rouge Concert Band will present its Christmas concert, which is free to attend.
MUSEUM FASHION SHOW
EVENT: “When and Wear: Threads of a Generation” Fashion Show.
TIME: 3 p.m.
PLACE: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.
FOR MORE INFO: (225) 336-2422, ext. 15 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
DETAILS: The West Baton Rouge Museum and Hemline@ LSU will host the historically-inspired runway fashion show, which complements the museum’s exhibit “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation.” The show will feature original designs, restyled looks and illustrations created by students from LSU’s Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising Department. Fashion entries are inspired by the early 1900s through the 1960s. Ashley Westerman, the host for WRKF’s Morning Edition, will emcee the free show. A reception will follow.
HUNGER AWARENESS AWARDS
EVENT: “New Orleans Bread for the World Hunger Awareness Award Meal.”
TIME: 6 p.m.
PLACE: Danna Center of Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
FOR MORE INFO: (504) 458-3029 or to RSVP.
DETAILS: The award meal will honor individuals and organizations working to end hunger and poverty in the metro New Orleans area. Eden Gorney will receive the Lindy Boggs Hunger Awareness Award for her service to the needy on the North Shore. Luke’s House will receive the Special Recognition Award for its service to the needy in New Orleans. Finally, St. Peter Claver Parish Religious Education Youth will receive the Dedicated Service Award for their community services. The New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness will also give grants to 13 outstanding organizations that provide food and shelter. The recipients are By-Water Project, Food for Families/Food for Seniors, Hope House, Just the Right Attitude, Lantern Light, Luke’s House, NO/AIDS Taskforce Food for Friends, Project Lazarus, Ozanam Inn, Raintree Children & Family Services, Samaritan Center, Southeast Legal Services and St. Jude Community Center. Tickets are $15 each.
BASS PRO SHOP
EVENT: Bass Pro Shop’s “Local Heroes Night.”
TIME: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PLACE: Bass Pro Shop, 175 Bass Pro Blvd., Denham Springs.
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.basspro.com/santa.
DETAILS: The event includes special activities, discounts and drawings during and honors such heroes as police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, war veterans and military personnel. The night will have a Christmas Village with slot car racing, laser and soft gun arcades, remote control cars and trains and free photos with Santa. Free photos will be available until 9 p.m. Children can also make stuffed owl ornaments. The drawings for Bass Pro Shop gift cards will start at 7:30 p.m.
PARK GRAND OPENING
EVENT: BREC’s “Convention Street Park Grand Opening.”
TIME: 11 a.m.
PLACE: Convention Street Park, 717 Convention St.
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.brec.org.
DETAILS: Participants at the park’s grand opening will see a ribbon cutting and a mural unveiling. The grand opening will also have food trucks.
BR ARTS MARKET
EVENT: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s “Baton Rouge Arts Market.”
TIME: 8 a.m. to noon.
PLACE: Arts Market, corner of 5th and Main streets.
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.artsbr.org.
DETAILS: The market, usually held the first Saturday of each month, features more than 70 local artists selling pottery, jewelry, metal sculptures, hand-made soaps, hand-knit garments and more. The market will also have free children’s activities at the Arts Market’s Kids Booth. It is held in conjunction with the Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. During inclement weather, the market will relocate to the Glavez parking garage, 500 Main St.
EVENT: Breakfast with Santa 2012.
TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., first session; and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., second session.
PLACE: The Enchanted Mansion, 190 Lee Drive.
FOR MORE INFO: (225) 769-0005 or for reservations.
DETAILS: Participants are invited to the doll museum to have breakfast with Santa and see the Angel and Cherub Exhibit. Parents can take pictures of their children with Santa in his antique sleigh. Each child will also get a free gift from Santa. The event will have two sessions with both having limited seating. Cost is $18 per person and $5 for children under age 2. Reservations and deposits are required.