THURSDAY

  • 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. (985) 230-7777.
  • VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department, 601 W. Coleman Ave. American Legion Department of Louisiana Commander Billy Ray Foley will speak. The event will feature performances by Rosie & the Swingin’ Riveters, Eileen Kleinpeter & Katherine Schulkens and The Hammond Recreation Line Dancers. The event is free, but reservations are required. (985) 277-5906.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’: 6:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch, 314 E. Thomas Road, Hammond. The recipe swap will be about pumpkins.
  • BON APPETIT 2014: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite City. The Amite Chamber will host the event. (985) 748-5537.

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.

CRAFT SOCIAL — MOSAIC PART II: HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. (985) 277-5906.

  • NANOWRIMO COME WRITE IN: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Hammond Branch.
  • MIKE VAUGHN MINISTRIES CONCERT: 6 p.m., 13101 La. 442 W., Tickfaw. (985) 974-0507 or mvmgoodnews.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • TALMADGE GREEN BARREL RACING CLINIC: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-5914 or fparena.com.

SATURDAY

  • 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.
  • HEALTHY FEST: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Free screenings for breast, colorectal, oral, HIV, diabetes and BMI; also blood pressure checks, health education and family activities, and food and entertainment. (225) 215-1207.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Ponchatoula Branch.
  • NBHA LA06 BARREL RACE: Florida Parishes Arena. (985) 748-5914 or fparena.com.
  • LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES BENEFIT PAGEANT: Ponchatoula Community Center, 300 N. 5th St., Ponchatoula. (985) 320-0121 or LouisianaWildlifeBenefitPageant.com.

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, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite City.

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

  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Ponchatoula Branch.

TUESDAY

  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Kentwood Branch, 101 Avenue F, Kentwood.
  • SMART 911 — BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Noon to 1 p.m., Rotary Hut, Ponchatoula. Lunch will be provided to those making reservations. (985) 386-2536.
  • STORY DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Independence Branch, 290 Pine St., Independence.
  • PRENATAL II CLASS — LABOR AND DELIVERY: 6 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. The class focuses on topics, including anesthesia, the four stages of labor and delivery, as well as vaginal and cesarean births. Registration required. (985) 230-7777 or northoaks.org.

WEDNESDAY

  • 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.
  • ADULT BINGO: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Amite Branch.

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., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger.
  • HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB: 11 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Independence, 290 Pine St., Independence, and Loranger Branches; 4:30 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Amite Branch.

NOV. 13

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 non-surgical treatments. Registration required. northoaks.org.