THURSDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department, 601 W. Coleman Ave.

LINE DANCING: 10 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

BABY & ME: 10:15 A.M., TANGIPAHOA PARISH LIBRARY, LORANGER BRANCH, 19451 LA. 40, LORANGER.

STORYTIME: 10:30 A.M., TANGIPAHOA PARISH LIBRARY, PONCHATOULA BRANCH, 380 N. 5TH ST., PONCHATOULA.

  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Loranger Branch.
  • LEADS 4 LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hampton Inn, 401 Westin Oaks Drive, Hammond.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Ponchatoula Branch.
  • CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m., Microtel Inn & Suites, 727 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula. In celebration of the Ponchatoula Chamber’s 50th birthday, the event will feature an evening of networking, conversation and business contacts. (985) 386-2536.

WRITER’S NOOK: 6 P.M., TANGIPAHOA PARISH LIBRARY, HAMMOND BRANCH, 314 E. THOMAS ST., HAMMOND.

  • DR. LADNER KNEE JOINT PAIN SEMINAR: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center, Conference Rooms A and B. North Oaks orthopedic surgeon Brian J. Ladner will talk about the causes of knee joint pain and the latest advancements in surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Registration is required. northoaks.org.

FRIDAY

  • COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. The chamber will host a networking event. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • QUILTING FOR BEGINNERS: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Participants should bring a ½-yard of fabric and sewing kits. (985) 277-5906.
  • NANO WRIMO COME WRITE IN: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch.
  • 10TH ANNUAL STARRY NOVEMBER NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Hammond. (985) 277-5680 or www.dddhammond.com.

SATURDAY

  • NBHA LA06 BARREL RACE: Florida Parishes Arena. (985) 748-5914 or fparena.com.
  • MIDDENDORFS MANCHAC RUN: 8 a.m., Middendorf’s Restaurant, 30160 U.S. 51, Akers. The event includes 10K, 10-mile and 5K races. A catfish dinner will follow. (985) 386-6666.
  • FARMERS 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.
  • HAMMOND ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown Hammond. (985) 277-5680 or DDDHammond.com.

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS HEALTH KICK OFF: 9:30 A.M., TANGIPAHOA PARISH LIBRARY AMITE BRANCH, 204 N.E. CENTRAL AVE., AMITE CITY.

  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., 46468 River Road, Hammond. The festival will run every weekend through Dec. 7. larf.org.

MONDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital conference room, 1900 S. Morrison Blvd. Hammond. The group offers support, socialization and education for stroke survivors and their caregivers. (985) 249-2346.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

TUESDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Kentwood Branch, 101 Avenue F, Kentwood.
  • CANASTA: 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • STORY DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, 290 S. Pine St., Independence.
  • VARIOUS & SUNDRY CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

PRENATAL III CLASS: 6 P.M., E. BRENT DUFRECHE CONFERENCE CENTER, NORTH OAKS DIAGNOSTIC CENTER. THE CLASS FOCUSES ON TECHNIQUES AVAILABLE TO AID THE LABORING MOTHER THROUGH CHILDBIRTH, SUCH AS IMAGERY, PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION, MASSAGE, VARIOUS BREATHING TECHNIQUES AND POSITION CHANGES. (985) 230-7777.

WEDNESDAY

  • BOOKS ARE FUN BOOK FAIR: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., North Oaks Medical Center Chapel Lobby. Proceeds will benefit North Oaks Hospice. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards will be accepted. (985) 230-6881.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • FRENCH: 10 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB: 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.

NOV. 20

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • HEARTSAVER AED CPR CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The class incorporates demonstrations of the American Heart Association’s lifesaving techniques for choking, rescue breathing and CPR for adults, children and infants. Certification available. (985) 230-7777.
  • LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU!: 5:30 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, room C. An informational seminar discussing a four-phase, medically supervised weight loss program. (985) 230-1880.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’: 6:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch.