Blackwater’s Living Nativity, Dec. 3-4

Blackwater’s Living Nativity, Dec. 3-4

CENTRAL — Events coming up in and around Central:

25th Annual Christmas Festival • December 2 through 4

The 25th Annual Christmas in Central will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 with the Free Lighting Ceremony at the corner of Hooper and Sullivan.  The Christmas Parade will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m..  Carnival all three days.

December 2 through 24 • The Leaders Open House • 5 to 10 p.m.

For the 7th year in a row, Wayne and Diane Leader will open their home and Christmas decorations to the public for viewing.  Dates are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from Dec. 2 through 24.

Friday, December 2 • Christmas Concert • 7 p.m.

The Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will present their 21st Annual Christmas Concert at Live Oak United Methodist Church in Watson.  The concert features the Apprentice Choir, the Chorus, and the Chorale, the auditioned touring choir which will be touring and singing in Italy this summer.  Tickets are $5 and are on sale during rehearsals at New Covenant Church in Denham Springs.  A free nursery will be provided during the concert for children 4 and under.

December 3 and 4 • The Gift of Christmas

The Greenwell Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra will present “The Gift of Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.  The church is located at 19421 Greenwell Springs Road.

Sunday, December 4 • Softball Umpire Meeting • 6 p.m.

The Baton Rouge Softball Chapter of the LHSOA will hold a Membership Meeting at the Jefferson Hwy. Park, 8133 Jefferson Hwy.  For information, contact Paul Dufour at 505-1287 or email him at

Sunday, December 4 • Christmas Shopping Extravaganza • 2 to 5 p.m.

Shop in one place with several vendors, including Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Vault Denim Jeans, It’s Very Adorable (hair bows), handmade jewelry, handmade furniture, Décor de Lis (wreaths, swags), Scentsy, and more.  7438 Conestoga Drive.  For information, contact Amber Martel at 445-2874.

December 8 and 9 • Jewelry & Accessories Sale

Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a jewelry and accessories sale on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Everything is $5.  The event will be held in the Conference Room West Wing.  Cash and credit/debit cards accepted.

Sunday, December 11 • Children’s Christmas Play • 6 p.m.

The Children’s Choir of Greenwell Springs Baptist Church will perform “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen.”  Sgt. Joe Sabbath is charged with keeping the peace in the sleepy little town of Bethlehem, and he likes things quiet!  In this humorous, yet meaningful musical he stumbles upon the caper that changed the world.  Bring your family and friends as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs.

Sunday, December 11 • Remembering Our Children • 7 p.m.

The death of a child at any age is devastating.  St. Alphonsus Church will provide the opportunity for grieving families and their friends to come together to celebrate the life, love, and light of those children gone much too soon.  For information, contact JoAnn at 261-4650.

December 10 and 11 • Christmas in the Country • 7 p.m.

Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road, will present “Christmas in the Country.”  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free administration, tickets available at the door.  For information, contact the church office at 261-3434.

December 19 through 21 • Wildcat Baseball Camp • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Central High Baseball will hold a holiday Wildcat Baseball Camp at the Central Baseball field for boys ages 7 to 15.  Fee is $100 and includes three days of instruction and camp T-shirt.  There will be hitting, fielding, throwing, ground ball technique, bunting, sliding, base running, and fly ball technique.  To pre-register, contact Mike Forbes at 270-2674.  Thanks to Raising Cane’s for providing food for each day of the camp.

Meet Mrs. Claus

BATON ROUGE — It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and once again Mrs. Claus and her elf are coming to visit the EBRP Library branches.  Be sure to bring your letters to Santa for Mrs. Claus to take back to the North Pole with her!

The dates are listed below.  All visits begin at 10 a.m.

• Monday, Dec. 12 — Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch

• Wednesday, Dec. 14 — Zachary Branch

• Thursday, Dec. 22 — Central Branch

For information, call the individual library branch.



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