THURDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION CENTER ACTIVITIES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., line dancing, (beginners, intermediate and advanced), 601 W. Coleman Ave. (985) 277-5906. Also July 10.
  • LORANGER BABY BOTS: 10:15 a.m., Loranger Branch Library, 19451 La. 40.
  • LAB RATS: 10:30 a.m., Amite Branch Library, 204 N.E. Central Ave.

NERD HERD: 10:30 A.M., KENTWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY, 101 AVENUE F; AND 4 P.M., AMITE BRANCH LIBRARY.

PAGE TURNERS: 1 P.M., HAMMOND BRANCH LIBRARY, 314 E. THOMAS ST.

  • 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.

FRIDAY

  • Hammond recreation department and the Libraries are closed.

CELEBRATE AMERICA: 10:30 A.M. TO 3 P.M., 214 W. THOMAS ST., HAMMOND. (985) 345-0507.

DEEP SOUTH TEAM ROPING ASSOCIATION: 1301 N.W. CENTRAL AVE., AMITE. FLORIDA PARISHES ARENA. (985) 748-5914, WWW.FPARENA.COM. THROUGH JULY 6.

  • MIKE VAUGHN MINISTRIES CONCERT: 6 p.m., 13101 W. La. 442, Tickfaw. The concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Call Barbara Vaughn (985) 974-0507, www.mvmgoodnews.com.

SATURDAY

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Hammond. The market is held every Saturday of the month. Sponsored by the Downtown Development District. Call (985) 277-5680, www.dddhammond.com.
  • FAMILY MOVE MATINEE: noon, Hammond Branch Library.
  • WII: 1 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • BLESSED MOTHER FEAST: Pompeii Hall, 14450 La. 442, Tickfaw. Call Deacon Al Levy at (985) 345-8957 , www.ourladyofpompeiiparish.com.

MONDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION CENTER ACTIVITIES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., senior exercise; and 11 a.m., very basic line dancing.
  • NATIVE AMERICAN EXHIBIT: 10 a.m., first session, and the second session begins at noon. Held at the Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond. The event will feature storytelling, hands-on activities and games on Tuesday and July 10. The exhibit will be held until July 18. Contact Dana Short at (800) 542-7520, www.tangitourism.com.
  • KNIT AND CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • HARVEY RABBIT: 10 a.m., Hammond Library Branch.
  • MOVIE MATINEE: 1 p.m., Loranger Library Branch. Back to the Future, Part 11.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Library Branch.
  • SECRET AGENT: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Crossgate Church, U.S 190 Robert. Children can become “secret agents.” (985) 969-0392 , www.crossgatechurch.net.

TUESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION CENTER ACTIVITES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., line dancing. (Beginners, intermediate and advanced); and 12:45 p.m., Canasta (hand/foot).
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Library Branch. For preschool-aged children.
  • SUMMER SERIES BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: noon, Rotary Hut, Memorial Park, Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536, www.ponchatoulachamber.com.
  • TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • FAMILY BINGO: 2 p.m., Kentwood Library Branch.
  • GAMES: 2 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • MANGA, ANIME CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Amite Library Branch.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m, Hammond Library Branch.

WEDNESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION CENTER ACTIVITIES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., French; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m., very basic dancing.
  • HAMMOND BABY BOTS: 9:30 a.m., Hammond Library Branch.
  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM: 10 a.m., Amite Library Branch.
  • PONCHATOULA NERD HERD: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Library Branch.
  • DRAGON MASTER SHOWCASE: 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LAB RATS AND NERD HERD: 2 p.m., Loranger Library Branch.
  • BOOKMARKS: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Library Branch.
  • HAMMOND EVENING SHOW: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Library Branch. Movie.

JULY 10

  • BABY BOTS: 10:15 a.m., Loranger Library Branch.
  • ERD HERD: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Library Branch.
  • PONCHATOULA LAB RATS: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Library Branch.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Loranger Library Branch.
  • PAGETURNERS: 1 p.m., Hammond Library Branch.
  • PONCHATOULA NERD HERD: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Library Branch.
  • ERD HERD: 4 p.m., Amite Library Branch.