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FRIDAY, December 15th, 2017

Checkmate Chess Club. 4-5PM. Amite Library. Teen program: Learn the basics or practice your mastery of chess.

Bingo. 6:30PM Abita Springs Town Hall. All ages welcome. Six and under need not play. Children 6-12 must play at least a 6/10 pack–$7.00. Children 13 and older must play at least 10/12 pack–$15.00.

Santa Visit. 4-6PM. Jean Baptiste Lang House, Mandeville. Please bring your own camera for pictures with Santa in front of the fire place.

Holiday Movie. 5-6PM. Independence Library. Movie will be: Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa. Rated G.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Fest. 6-10PM. Heritage Park. Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, and much more!

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Covington Farmer’s Market. 8AM-noon. Field next to the Courthouse.

Camellia City Farmer’s Market. 8AM-Noon. 333 Erlanger, Slidell.

Mandeville Community Market. 9AM-1PM. Mandeville Trailhead.

Hammond Farmer’s Market. 9AM-3PM. Downtown Hammond.

 

 

Indy Gamers’ Corner. 10AM-Noon. Independence Library. Play games of all types! The Independence Library offers various video games, board games, and collectible card games. Snacks included.

::Sponsor Event:: LAAPA Benefit Concert. Furhman Auditorium. LAAPA will be hosting their benefit concert today. There will be shows in Furham Auditorium at 10:30/12:30/2:45/4:45/6:45. Attendees are asked to bring wrapped toy for a child (indicate boy or girl and appropriate age), diapers all sizes NB through 5, baby clothes all sizes to Toddler 3, baby and adult toiletries such as soap and shampoo, winter clothes (especially jackets used and in good shape), or check in any amount made payable to Teresian Sisters’ Mission. Please check our calendar tab for more information. 

River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime. 11AM. Barnes and Noble.  It’s Christmas Eve and River Rose wants to stay up all night to hand-deliver a note to Santa, but she and her dog fall asleep only to find they’ve been swept off on another magical adventure. Activities to follow.

Illustrator Signing with Alexis Braud. 11:30AM. Barnes and Noble. Local illustrator Alexis Braud will be in-store signing two of her books: The Cajun ABCs and The Unhuggables. Revel in the beautiful illustrations and pick up signed copies for the young readers on your holiday shopping list.

Silly Saturday. 12:30PM. Amite Library.

Family Wii. 1-2:30PM. Hammond Library.

Ponchatoula Wii Saturday. 1-2PM. Ponchatoula Library.

Local Author Signing with Terry Lafargue. 2-4PM. Barnes and Noble. Local author signing with Terry Lafargue. He will be signing copies of his holiday title The Very First Christmas Stocking & The Gifts of the 7 Coins: The Never Before Told Nativity Story. 

Cajun Christmas. 2-4PM. Southwest Louisiana Wildlife Refuge. Santa and Mrs. Claus pay a visit to the Wildlife Center. Kids of all ages are invited for story time, cookies, and hot cocoa. To mark this special occasion, photos with Santa are provided at no cost.

 

 

 

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Fest. 6-10PM. Heritage Park. Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, and much more!

Slidell Movie Night. 7-9PM. Heritage Park. The movie will be Polar Express. Admission is free but no ice chests allowed. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

SUNDAY, Decemmber 17th, 2017

Abita Springs Farmer’s Market. Noon-4PM. Abita Springs Trailhead.

Ponchatoula Farmer’s Market. Noon-4PM. 10 East Pine Street, Ponchatoula.

Author Signing with Julie Rowley. 2PM. Barnes and Noble. Christmas is almost here which means Mardi Gras is right around the corner! Help get your little parade-goer ready with this sweet children’s book about a string of beads eager to get in on the fun. He’s not as big or as flashy as the other beads on the float, but will he caught by someone special? Stop by and pick up a signed copy for the children on your holiday list.

Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Fest. 6-10PM. Heritage Park. Join us as we bring the holiday magic alive with light displays, activities for children, live entertainment, handcrafted gifts, photos with Santa, and much more!

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

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