CAR SEAT FITTING STATION: 8 a.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available by appointment to install child passenger safety seats and boosters and provide instruction to ensure the safe transport of children of all ages. Registration required. (985) 230-7777 or northoaks.org.
VISUAL ART DESIGN STUDENT EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University campus. southeastern.edu.
CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Festival Building, Memorial Park, Ponchatoula. An evening of networking, conversation and business hosted by the Strawberry Festival Board. (985) 386-2536.
LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU!: 5:30 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. An informational seminar to learn more about Ideal You, a four-phase, medically supervised weight-loss program with a registered dietitian. Registration required. (985) 230-1880 or northoaks.org.
COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.
HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, Hammond. dddhammond.com.
PHS GUMBO COOKOFF: 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M., PONCHATOULA HIGH SCHOOL, 19452 LA. 22. TO BENEFIT THE PHS FOOTBALL BOOSTER CLUB INJURED PLAYER’S FUND, WHICH ALLOWS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ANY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA THAT IS INJURED WHILE PLAYING ON-FIELD FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES. (985) 351-3475 OR ANTHONY MERCANTE@BELLSOUTH.NET.
SPRING GARDEN DAY: 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M., LSU AGCENTER HAMMOND RESEARCH STATION, 21549 OLD COVINGTON HIGHWAY, HAMMOND. LSUAGCENTER.COM/TANGIPAHOA.
WII SATURDAY: 10 a.m., Independence Branch Library, 290 S. Pine St.; and 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
“TEA WITH FRIENDS”: 2 p.m., Sims Library, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Christina Vella, biographer, historian and adjunct professor at Tulane University, will be the featured speaker. A variety of tea sandwiches and pastries will be available. Free to members of FoSL or $25 for nonmembers. Reservations required. (985) 549-2186 or FOSL@southeastern.edu.