FRIDAY, November 17th, 2017

Storytime for All Ages. 10:30-11AM. Abita Springs Library.

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

Friday Night on the Square. 5:30-8:30PM. Terra Bella. Four Unplugged will perform. No ice chests please.

Starry November Night. 6-10PM. Downtown Hammond. The event will kick off at La Caretta with the arrival of Santa in the sleigh at 6PM. Children are welcome to follow Santa to the Kid Zone, located on North Cypress Street, where there will be holiday fun for all ages! Snow will be in the streets for children to play. The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center will have free controlled admission, giving children the chance to play in the center, write letters to Santa enjoy cookies and milk and have their Christmas photo taken with Santa Claus. Guests can take a ride through Downtown in a horse-drawn carriage for only $5 per ride. Loading and ticket sales take place on South Cate Street. Children 5 and under ride free, all children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket sales will begin around 6:30PM.

Mini Holiday Movie Marathon. 6-8PM. Hammond Library. Mickey’s Christmas Carol followed by Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. Both movies are rated G.

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.

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

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

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

Camp Moore War Reenactment. 9AM-4PM. Please see their website for a schedule of events and information about tickets and concessions.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival. 9:45AM-5PM. Festival grounds in Hammond.

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

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

Science Explo. 10AM-1PM. Hammond Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience science through hands-on experimentation. There will be plenty of engaging activities and demonstrations including a Global Cardboard Challenge where participants can build anything they can dream up out of recycled materials and imagination! Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Teaching and Learning will be running an experimentation station along with several other STEM-minded community organizations.

Indy Gamers Corner. 10AM-Noon. Independence Library. Teens and Tweens 10-17 yrs. Play games of all types! The Independence Library offers various video games, board games, and collectible card games. Snacks included

Bear Says Thanks Storytime. 11AM. Barnes and Noble. A special storytime in celebration of Thanksgiving. When Bear decides to throw a feast to thank his friends, they show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

Silly Saturday. 12:30PM. Amite Library.

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

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

Abita Opry Porch Concert. 5-7PM. Porch of Town Hall. Listen to the porch players before the Opry begins at 7PM. Chairs provided.

SUNDAY, November 19th, 2017

Camp Moore War Reenactment. 9AM-4PM. Please see their website for a schedule of events and information about tickets and concessions.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival. 9:45AM-5PM. Festival grounds in Hammond.

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

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