• BODY BEAUTIFUL II — SELF-ESTEEM: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15790 Paul Vega, M.D. Drive, Hammond. The class is designed for girls in grades six through nine to discuss self-esteem, emotions and peer pressure. To register, call (985) 230-7777.


  • LAB RATS: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library, 101 Avenue F; and Amite Branch Library, 204 N.E. Central Ave. The program will feature stories and crafts for preschool children. (985) 229-3596 for Kentwood and (985) 748-7151 for Amite.
  • MAD SCIENTIST JORDAN: 2 p.m., Loranger Branch Library, 19451 La. 40. Patrons of all ages can see science experiments. (985) 878-6224.
  • FAMILY GAME DAY: 5 p.m., Hammond Branch Library, 314 E. Thomas St. (985) 345-3909.
  • FINALLY FRIDAY 4D BARREL RACING: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite. The event will feature horse racing. A barrel race will take place Saturday. For information, call (985) 748-5914.


  • FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, Hammond. The market will be in the Downtown Development District. Local produce and crafts will be available. Call (985) 277-5680.
  • SATURDAY JAZZ MUSIC: 10:30 a.m., Amite Branch Library. Patrons can listen to jazz on the patio or in the meeting room.
  • FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: Noon, Hammond Branch Library.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library, 380 N. Fifth St. Play Wii games on the big screen. (985) 386-6554.


  • MONDAY PERFORMERS: 10 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • KENTWOOD BABY BOTS: 10:15 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library. Ages 3 and under will listen to stories.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Patrons can learn or sharpen knitting skills.


  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • GAMES@LIBRARY: 2 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Patrons can watch G and PG movies of their choosing and enjoy refreshments.
  • PRENATAL I CLASS FAMILIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The class will prepare families for a newborn. To register, call (985) 230-7777.
  • CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Hammond City Council Chambers, 310 E. Charles St.


  • HAMMOND BABY BOTS: 9:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • BOOKMARKS: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR: 5 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Health care providers will learn basic life support techniques for choking, rescue breathing and CPR for adults, children and infants. To register, call (985) 230-7777.


  • LORANGER BABY BOTS: 10:15 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • LAB RATS: 10:30 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • NERD HERD: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library; and 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library .
  • PAGE TURNERS: 1 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • LIGHT UP THE SKY: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Zemurray Park, 400 S. Oak St., Hammond. (985) 277-5630.
  • 14TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ponchatoula Area Recreation District 1, 19030 Ponchatoula Park Drive. (985) 370-7273.