THURSDAY

  • VETERANS BREAKFAST: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department, 601 W. Coleman Ave., Hammond. Sponsored by American Legion Post 156. Reservations required. (985) 277-5906.

LINE DANCING: 10 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. ALSO TUESDAY AND APRIL 23.

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT: 10 A.M., AMITE BRANCH LIBRARY, 204 N.E. CENTRAL AVE., AMITE.

STORY TIME: 10 A.M., PONCHATOULA BRANCH LIBRARY, 380 N. FIFTH ST., PONCHATOULA. ALSO APRIL 23.

BABY & ME: 10:15 A.M., LORANGER BRANCH LIBRARY, 19451 LA. 40. ALSO APRIL 23.

FISH FRY: 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M., FLORIDA PARISHES ARENA. HOSTED BY TANGIPAHOA PARISH PRESIDENT GORDON BURGESS TO BENEFIT OPTIONS, A PRIVATE, NONPROFIT AGENCY WHOSE MISSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES LIVE AND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY. DINNERS ARE $8. CALL (985) 542-8680 OR (985) 748-5914 OR ORDER IN PERSON. TABLES WILL ALSO BE SET UP FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DINE IN. OPTIONS4U.ORG.

PAGETUNERS: 1 P.M., HAMMOND BRANCH LIBRARY, 314 E. THOMAS ST. ALSO APRIL 23.

  • INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT: 3 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite and Kentwood Branch Libraries.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Also April 23.

FRIDAY

  • COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.

GYM WALKING: 8:30 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. ALSO MONDAY-APRIL 23.

SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. ALSO WEDNESDAY.

VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

SEWING CLASS BY JUDY RHODES: 11 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. (985) 277-5906.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • BLOOD DRIVE: Friday 11 a.m. and Saturday 9 a.m., Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite.

SATURDAY

  • TANGIPAHOA BEEF AND DAIRY COW SHOW: Florida Parishes Arena.
  • COUNTRY COUTURE: southeasternsweethearts.webs.com/.
  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, Hammond. dddhammond.com.
  • THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL SPAGHETTI COOK-OFF: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 50081 La. 51, Tickfaw. (985) 974-0565 or TheItalianFestivalorg.com.
  • GREAT STRIDES: 8:30 a.m., North Oaks Park, Hammond. Registration and Walk begins at 10 a.m. (504) 455-5194 or cff.org/greatstrides.
  • AMITE CITY COMMUNITY MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Catha Park, Amite. amitecitycommunitymarket.blogspot.com.
  • WII SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m., Independence Branch Library and 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

BLACK AND WHITE GALA: 6 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT, PENNINGTON STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, HAMMOND. TO BENEFIT RICHARD MURPHY HOSPICE. THERE WILL BE A LIVE BAND, FOOD, A MARTINI BAR, A CAR RAFFLE, AND LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS. FORMAL OR COSTUME ATTIRE. $100. (985) 386-0400 OR RICHARDMURPHYHOSPICE.COM.

  • MORGAN FRAZIER: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. (985) 543-4366 or columbiatheatre.org.

MONDAY

  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • KNITTING: 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library, 101 Avenue F, Kentwood.
  • TEEN GAME DAY: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

MONDAY-APRIL 25

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TANGIPAHOA PARISH: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northlake Camera Club, 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond. A photography show. (985) 542-7520.

TUESDAY

  • 4-H ACHIEVEMENT DAY: Florida Parishes Arena.

BABY & ME: 10:15 A.M., KENTWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY.

  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.

CANASTA (HAND/FOOT): 12:30 P.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

SCRAPBOOKING CLUB: 2 P.M., AMITE BRANCH LIBRARY.

  • FAMILY BINGO: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • MANGA CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

WEDNESDAY

  • AG WONDERS DAY: Florida Parishes Arena.
  • BABY & ME: 9:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

FRENCH: 10 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood and Loranger Library branches.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Ponchatoula, Independence and Loranger Library branches.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.

AFTERNOON STORY TIME: 4:30 P.M., HAMMOND BRANCH LIBRARY.

A.W.A.K.E. SUPPORT GROUP: 5 P.M., E. BRENT DUFRECHE CONFERENCE CENTER, NORTH OAKS DIAGNOSTIC CENTER. ALERT, WELL AND KEEPING ENERGETIC IS A SUPPORT GROUP INDIVIDUALS WITH SLEEP DISORDERS, ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, TO EXPLORE THE LINK BETWEEN SNORING AND HEART DISEASE. LAUREN L. DAVIS, A PULMONOLOGIST AND NORTH OAKS SLEEP DISORDER SPECIALIST, WILL SERVE AS GUEST SPEAKER. (985) 230-7777, (225) 686-4899 OR NORTHOAKS.ORG.

APRIL 23

  • TEEN CLUB: 3 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite and Kentwood Library branches.
  • FIRST AID CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. A certified instructor will train individuals to become familiar with how to recognize and care for victims of illnesses and sudden emergencies. Certification available. Registration required. (985) 230-7777 or northoaks.org.
  • SPRING 2015 ART & DESIGN SENIOR EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University campus, Hammond. Exhibit runs through May 15. (225) 571-2743 or facebook.com/slu.cag.
  • CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m., Pavillion #2, 19264 Sisters Road, Ponchatoula. An evening of networking, conversation and business hosted by Ponchatoula Area Recreation District 1. (985) 386-2536.
  • SPEAK ART: 7 p.m., The Art Station, 146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula. (985) 386-8815.

APRIL 23-26

  • TWO-STATE RODDER NATIONALS:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2000 S. Morrison Blvd., Hammond. (601) 684-2609.