COMMUNITY CALENDAR: December events
10: Gus Young Christmas Parade. The parade begins at the intersection of Acadian Thruway and Winbourne Avenue. 1pm.
10: Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade. Downtown Baton Rouge. 5:30pm. Baton Rouge’s Traditional Christmas Parade, rolling on the streets of Downtown annually since 1949. WAFB Channel 9’s Jay Grymes WAFB and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital’s Melissa Lewis Anderson will emcee. State Senator Regina Barrow, football legend Early Doucet, and Princess Ellie will be parade marshalls.
11-12: The Nutcracker. 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. 7pm. 985-543-4366. www.columbiatheatre.org
12: Kentwood Christmas Parade. Downtown Kentwood. 6pm. 985-229-3451. www.discoverkentwood.com
13: Amite Christmas Parade. Amite City Hall. 6pm. 985-748-8761. www.townofamitecity.com
13: Writers Rendezvous. Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy. 7pm. The “Writers Rendezvous” is an informal writers group where people can meet, share ideas, and get feedback on current projects.
15: Roseland Christmas Parade. Downtown Roseland. 5pm. 985-748-9063.
16-17: Christmas Lights – Down on the Farm (Drive – Thru). Liuzza Land, 56188 Holden Cir., Amite. 6pm – 9pm. Contact Hollie Henederson 985-981-5788. www.liuzzaland.com.
17-18: One Night in Bethlehem (Outdoor Live Nativity Production). 47096 Randall Rd., Hammond. 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Contact: Dana Sartin 985-345-0366. www.onenightinbethlehem.net
19: NAACP Baton Rouge Branch meeting. McKinley Alumni Center, 2nd Floor, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Dr. 6pm. Michael McClanahan is president. http://www.naacpbr.org/
21: Ponchatoula Senior Community Center Book Club Meeting. Ponchatoula Branch Library, 380 North Fifth Street, 10:30am. The seniors from the community center have a book club each month. They read, discuss the book, and check out the next month’s selection.
26 – January 1, 2017: Kwanzaa. A week-long festival celebrating and reconnecting with their African cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and common humanist principles. The seven days of celebration features candle-lighting, pouring of libations, gift giving, and culminating in a feast.
28: An Evening with Kwame Alexander. Hammond Branch Library, 314 E Thomas St. 7pm. Alexander is a poet, educator, New York Times’ bestselling author of 21 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his novel, The Crossover.
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