THURSDAY

  • CAR SEAT FITTING STATION: 8 a.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15837 Paul Vega M.D. Drive, Hammond. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available by appointment to install car seats and boosters. (985) 230-7777.
  • ANNUAL 9/11 MEMORIAL: 8:30 a.m., Amite Fire Station One, 210 N.E. Central Ave., Amite. Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer will host the memorial to honor those who lost their lives from the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and for those who are still serving. (985) 748-5161.
  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 9 a.m., basic computer class; and 10 a.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers, 601 W. Coleman St., Hammond.
  • TAKE THE PLEDGE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Southeastern Louisiana University Student Union, 303 Texas Ave., Hammond. The Southeastern Student Government Association will host the event, and students can take a stand against sexual violence. The event is part of SLU’s Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign. For more details, email sgapres@southeastern.edu.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK: 11 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger. (985) 878-6224.
  • LEADS 4 LUNCH: 11:30 a.m., Hampton Inn, 401 Westin Oaks Drive, Hammond. The Hammond Chamber of Commerce will host the networking event. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for others. hammondchamber.org.
  • 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., First NBC Bank, 200 W. Hickory St., Ponchatoula. Participants can network while enjoying food and informal conversation. (985) 386-2536 or ponchatoulachamber.com.
  • WRITER’S NOOK: 7 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch, 314 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Adult writing group. (985) 345-3909.

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. basic line dancing; 10:30 a.m. craft social.
  • LA CONNECTIONS: 9 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-7151.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY

  • PONCHATOULA HIGH YOUTH RODEO: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-5914 or fparena.com.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

  • RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE CLASS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Southeastern Louisiana University Pennington Student Activity Center, 1350 N. General Pershing Ave., Hammond. The two-day defense class for women only is part of SLU’s Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign for the month of September. For more details, email RAD@southeastern.edu.

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., downtown Hammond. The market is held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. (985) 277-5680 or dddhammond.com.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • PURSES FOR A PURPOSE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hammond Regional Art Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. The fundraiser will benefit United Way of Southeast Louisiana and will include a silent auction of gently used purses, hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails and beverages. All proceeds will stay within Tangipahoa Parish. Tickets are $35. For more details, call (985) 542-8680 or visit unitedwaysela.org.

SUNDAY

  • LAURIE RUBIN: 3 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E.. Thomas St., Hammond. Rubin, a critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano, will perform. Tickets are $20. columbiatheatre.org or (985) 543-4371.

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

TUESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 9 a.m., basic computer class; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers; 12:45 p.m., canasta (hand/foot).
  • AMITE BABY AND ME: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • SCRAPBOOK CLUB: 2 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • MANGA CLUB: 3 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • STORY DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, 290 S. Pine St., Independence. The story includes hands-on activities. (985) 878-2970.

PRENATAL III CLASS, RELAXATION TECHNIQUES: 6 P.M., E. BRENT DUFRECHE CONFERENCE CENTER, NORTH OAKS DIAGNOSTIC CENTER. THE CLASS COVERS IMAGERY, PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION, MASSAGE, VARIOUS BREATHING TECHNIQUES AND POSITION CHANGES. (985) 230-7777.

WEDNESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 9 a.m., senior exercise; 10 a.m., French and basic line dancing; and 11 a.m., AARP meeting.
  • ADULT BINGO: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence and Loranger branches.

SEPT. 18

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking and veteran’s breakfast; 10 a.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • AFTER HOURS: 5 p.m., Hammond Square, Stirling Properties, Interstate 12 and SW Railroad Avenue, Hammond. Admission is free. hammondchamber.org.
  • WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM: 5:30 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Participants can learn about a four-phase, medically supervised weight loss program at a free seminar. To register, call (985) 230-1880.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’: 6:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch. Attendees can swap comfort-food recipes.