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.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • BREAST-FEEDING CLASS: 6 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. For parents considering breast-feeding. Topics include positioning the baby properly, nutrition, pumping and storing breast milk, and the benefits of breast-feeding. northoaks.org.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’: 6:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch, 314 E. Thomas St.

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.
  • DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY: 5:30 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. Shops will be open late and various choirs and bands will perform. Mayor Bob Zabbia will light the official tree.
  • 56TH ANNUAL HAMMOND CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6:30 p.m., downtown Hammond.
  • MIKE VAUGHN MINISTRIES CONCERT: 6 p.m., 13101 W. La. 442., Tickfaw. mvmgoodnews.com.
  • HAMMOND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Zemurray Park, 400 S. Oak St., Hammond. Through Dec. 28. hammond.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • CAJUN RODEO ASSOCIATION FINALS: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite. fparena.com.

SATURDAY

  • COMMUNITY MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Catha Park, Amite City.
  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Hammond. (985) 277-5680 or ddd hammond.com.
  • WII SATURDAY FOR ALL AGES: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., 46468 River Road, Hammond. (985) 429-9992 or larf.org.

MONDAY

  • KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite City.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

TUESDAY

  • STORY DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, 290 S. Pine St., Independence.

WEDNESDAY

  • ADULT BINGO: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, and 4:30 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

WEDNESDAY-DEC. 11

  • $6 JEWELRY SALE: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Classroom. (985) 230-6881 or northoaks.org.

DEC. 11

  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • PONCHATOULA CHAMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Warehouse 140, 140 Baronne St., Ponchatoula.
  • WRITER’S NOOK: 6 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch.