THURSDAY

  • CAR SEAT FITTING STATION: 8 a.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15790 Paul Vega MD Drive, Hammond. Certified child passenger safety technicians will install child safety seats and boosters. (985) 230-7777.
  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 601 W. Coleman Ave., Hammond, 8:30 a.m., gym walking and basic computer class; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers. (985) 277-5906 or irwin_lm@hammond.org.
  • MERCHANTS’ PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 East Thomas St., Hammond. The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month to offer educational programming for downtown merchants. Admission is free. dddhammond.org.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger. The book club is for adults. (985) 878-6224.
  • LEADS 4 LUNCH: 11:30 a.m., Hampton Inn, 401 Westin Oaks Drive, Hammond. The event will start with networking, followed by lunch. The cost is $15 for Hammond Chamber of Commerce members who register by Tuesday and $20 for guests. Members pay $20 if they register after Tuesday. hammond chamber.org or (985) 345-4457.
  • TEEN BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula. (985) 386-6554.
  • CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m., Florida Parishes Bank, 490 Barringer Drive, Ponchatoula. The Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the networking event. (985) 386-2536 or ponchatoulachamber.com.
  • BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Parents considering breastfeeding are invited to the class to learn how to position the baby, pump and store milk and other topics. (985) 230-7777.

FRIDAY

  • COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. The chamber will host a networking event featuring coffee provided by Bill Hood Automotive. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.
  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 8:15 a.m. senior exercise; 9:15 a.m. very basic line dancing; 10:30 a.m. sewing class with items going to the homeless and the elderly.
  • CATE STREET SEAFOOD STATION 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., Cate Street Seafood Station, 308 S. Cate St., Hammond. The restaurant will celebrate its 10th anniversary with prizes and music. catestreet308.com.
  • HOT AUGUST NIGHT: 6 p.m., downtown Hammond. The Hammond Downtown Development District will present the 19th annual “Hot August Night,” featuring a wine stroll, art for sale, a Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics pep rally, music and more. Wrist bands for the wine tasting are $20 and are available at the district office, #2 West Thomas Street. (985) 277-5681 or dddhammond.org.
  • CHILLIN WITH THE CHAMBER FUNDRAISER: 6:30 p.m., Hammond Chamber of Commerce, 400 N.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond. The fundraiser will include a $10,000 raffle. Raffle tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling (985) 345-4457 or hammondchamber.org.

SATURDAY

  • FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, downtown Hammond. dddhammond.com.
  • COMMUNITY MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Catha Park, downtown Amite. Patrons can shop for homemade and homegrown products. amitechamber.org.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch. Participants can play Wii games on the big screen.
  • OUTDOORSMEN HELPING OTHERS: 4 p.m., Hammond Union of Police, 201 Natchez St., Hammond. The 10th annual “Outdoorsmen Helping Others” banquet will benefit physically challenged youth and adults. It will include dinner at 5 p.m. for $10, live and silent auctions, raffles, door prizes and more. Admission is free. (985) 507-4354.
  • TRUCK RACE: 6 p.m., Southern Style Racetrack & Mudd Bogg, 56136 Loranger Road, Loranger. Gates will open at 2 p.m. (985) 878-9343 or southernstyle racetrack-muddbogg.com.

MONDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m. very basic line dancing.
  • KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-7151.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

TUESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking and basic computer class; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers; 12:45 p.m., Canasta (hand/foot).
  • MEMBERSHIP 101: 9 a.m., Hammond Chamber of Commerce Office. Participants can learn about becoming a chamber member while enjoying coffee from Starbucks and doughnuts from Doughlicious Donuts. hammondchamber.org.
  • SCRAPBOOKING CLUB: 2 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • MANGA CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Learn about Japanese culture.
  • LA CONNECTION CLASS: 5:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Participants can learn about social media.
  • LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU: 5:30 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The free informational seminar is about Ideal You at North Oaks, a four-phase, medically supervised weight loss program. To register, call (985) 230-1880. northoaks.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., French; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m., very basic line dancing.
  • ADULT BINGO: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • AARP MEETING: 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. The meeting topic will be “Operation Christmas Child.” (985) 386-0013.

AUG. 21

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers.
  • VETERANS MONTHLY BREAKFAST CLUB: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Dr. Paul Vega will provide breakfast. Please RSVP by calling (985) 277-5906 or emailing irwin_lm@hammond.org.