Around Baton Rouge for Dec. 15, 2013


  • PET ADOPTION: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petsmart, 1653 Millerville Road. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption.
  • WHO’S THE SICKEST?: Noon to 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Certified Automotive, 2501 Scenic Highway. The car, truck and bike show will feature a contest in cars in the categories of old school original, old school custom, new school custom, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and a female category. General admission to the event is $5 per person and free for infants and toddlers. (225) 445-6237.
  • CATMAS ADOPTION PAWTY: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Cats and kittens will be available for adoption along with “pawty” holiday treats and sweets.
  • “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge will have a few changes. The cast will also sing Christmas carols between scenes. General admission is $25, subscribers is $22 and groups of 10 or more is $13. (225) 924-6496 or
  • “BROADWAY SANTA”: 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
  • CHRISTMAS DOLL MAKING: 3 p.m., Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Learn how to make multicultural dolls. (225) 924-9385.
  • LEARN ABOUT KWANZAA: 3 p.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. Judge Lisa Woodruff-White will discuss Kwanzaa observances. (225) 231-3260.
  • BATON ROUGE CONCERT BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 3 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. The concert includes songs from “The Nutracker Suite,” music from the movie “Home Alone” and more. Admission is free.
  • ZOO LIGHTS: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Tour larger-than-life lights and displays of zoo animals and holiday traditions. Hot cocoa will be available for purchase. (225) 775-3877 or
  • LIGHTING OF THE LUMINARIES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kenilworth subdivision, Kenilworth Parkway. View light displays and decorated homes. Carolers will also be singing and Santa may make an appearance along the path in the neighborhood located off Perkins Road.
  • ISRAELI FOLK DANCE CLASS: 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 3354 Kleinert Ave. The free class is open to everyone of all experience levels. (225) 756-5291.