Week ahead

SUNDAY

Community events

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation, 2161 Nicholson Drive. Participants can celebrate the holiday season with a Creole flair. Activities will include French and Spanish Christmas carolers, sugar cane grinding, a bonfire, craft vendors and the arrival of Papa Noel on horseback. (225) 343-4955.

MONDAY

Community events

BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: Noon, De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. Louisiana Public Service Commission Chair Foster Campbell will discuss his concerns about the fee for telephone calls to inmates in Louisiana prisons being 15 times the going rate. The PSC will vote Wednesday on a measure from Campbell to reduce the cost of prison phone conversations by 25 percent. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

TUESDAY

Government meetings

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION: 8 a.m., Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge, Heidelberg Ballroom, 201 Lafayette St. To discuss a number of projects, including updates on the Galvez Plaza Stage Canopy, Literary Committee, Downtown Greenway, and a special 2012 Project Recap. (225) 389-5520.

METRO COUNCIL: 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 222 St. Louis St. To discuss and vote on the 2013 city-parish budget.

COMMUNITY FORUM: 6 p.m., Northeast High School, 13700 Pride Port-Hudson Road, Pride. Northeast area residents are being asked for input and feedback on the educational programs and options they want for their children by the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.

Community events

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 North Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will offer free, one-on-one tutoring to middle and high school students. Students and accompanying adults should come 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

WEDNESDAY

GOVERNMENT MEETING

METRO COUNCIL: 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 222 St. Louis St. Regular council meeting.

Community events

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 North Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

THURSDAY

Community events

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 North Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will offer free, one-on-one tutoring to middle and high school students. Students and accompanying adults should come 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

FRIDAY

Community event

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 North Harrell’s Ferry Road. For more information, visit http://www.cathaven.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

SATURDAY

Community event

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $5; ages 2-12, $3.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Safari Nights include walking tours, hands-on activities and animal encounters. It is designed for groups of 15 people or more. Pre-registration is required. (225) 775-3877.