Around Baton Rouge for Dec. 7, 2013

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • COMPOST BIN AND RAIN BARREL SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Stadium, 1702 Foss St. Discounted backyard compost bins or rain barrels will be available for sale. Free mulch can be picked up while supplies last. Enter the stadium from Scenic Highway. www.brgov.com/recycle.
  • LSU PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. The annual sales event will provide various plants, including edibles, natives and garden varieties. (225) 767-6916 or www.lsu.edu/hilltop.
  • CASA ORIENTATION: 10 a.m., CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave. Learn how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child during the 45-minute informational session. (225) 379-8598 or www.casabr.org.
  • CHRISTMAS PARADE: 10 a.m., McKinley High School, 800 E. McKinley St. The annual South Baton Rouge parade will start at McKinley High School. The theme is love and unity. Contributions can be made by contacting (225) 389-5140.
  • TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Virginia College, 9501 Cortana Place. Virginia College will collect toys for Toys for Tots and non-perishable items for families in need during its open house. Only new and unwrapped toys are accepted.
  • “BROADWAY SANTA”: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. Playmakers of Baton Rouge will present a production about Santa making it big time in the musical extravaganza. Tickets are $17.50. (225) 578-6996 or www.playmakersbr.org.
  • HOLIDAY MUSIC: 11:30 a.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. The Zachary High School a cappella choir, the Bronco Beat, will perform holiday music. (225) 658-1870.
  • PEAR HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY: 11:55 a.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial, 305 South River Road. The 72nd anniversary will honor the men and women who served during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. Tours will be available at regular admission price. (225) 342-1942 or www.usskidd.com.
  • REINDEER GAMES: Noon to 3 p.m., upper level food court, Mall of Louisiana, 6491 Bluebonnet Blvd. Children ages 2 to 10 can participate in the free holiday event with crafts, games, prizes, face painting, music and dancing. (225) 761-7228.
  • “WHO POISONED HIS MEATBALL”: 2 p.m., St. Michael High School, 17521 Monitor Ave. The school’s drama department will present the production. Tickets are $5. (225) 755-3618.
  • SUNCATCHERS AND ORNAMENTS: 2 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Learn how to make suncatchers and ornaments using Asfour crystal prisms and Swarovski glass beads. (225) 756-1150.
  • HOLIDAY HARMONY: 6 p.m., Perkins Rowe Town Square, 10202 Perkins Rowe. The event will feature area choirs, Christmas carols, activities for children and a visit by Santa. (225) 767-2000.
  • BIRD LECTURE: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., LSU School of Coast & Environment auditorium, Nicholson Drive, LSU campus. Kenn Kaufman will speak. A reception and book signing will follow the free event.
  • “IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS”: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre Company, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. The non-traditional Christmas production is arranged in a series of vignettes and monologues and transitions between Biblical times and the present. Tickets are $15. (225) 924-3774 or www.upstagetheatre.biz.