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. Registration required. (985) 230-7777 or northoaks.org.

GYM WALKING: 8:30 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, 601 W. COLEMAN AVE., HAMMOND.

  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula.

LINE DANCING: 10 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Loranger Branch Library, 19451 La. 40, Loranger.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • PAGETUNERS: 1 p.m., Hammond Branch Library, 314 E. Thomas St., Hammond.
  • TEEN PAGETURNERS: 3:30 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.

ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 P.M., AMITE, 204 N.E. CENTRAL AVE., AMITE CITY AND KENTWOOD, 101 AVENUE F, KENTWOOD LIBRARY BRANCHES.

  • TEEN PROGRAM: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6 P.M., E. BRENT DUFRECHE CONFERENCE CENTER, NORTH OAKS DIAGNOSTIC CENTER. A CLASS IS FOR PARENTS WHO MAY BE CONSIDERING BREASTFEEDING OR WHO HAVE ALREADY DECIDED TO BREASTFEED THEIR BABY. TOPICS INCLUDE POSITIONING THE BABY PROPERLY, NUTRITION, PUMPING AND STORING BREAST MILK AND THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (985) 230-7777 OR NORTHOAKS.ORG.

FRIDAY

  • COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.
  • FINALLY FRIDAY OPEN 4D BARREL RACE: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite City. fparena.com.

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 11:30 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

QUILTING CLASS BY LAURIE FOLSE: 11 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. (985) 277-5906.

  • ART IN APRIL: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Hammond. (985) 277-5681 or dddhammond.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • PONCHATOULA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Memorial Park, Ponchatoula. laststrawberryfest.com.
  • BOYS STRAWBERRY CUP CLASSIC SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Chappapeela Sports Park,19325 HiPark Blvd., Hammond. (985) 634-1226 or stysa-la.com.
  • LA CARRETA PONCHATOULA STRAWBERRY FEST FIESTA: Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 147 N.W. Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula. (985) 370-0930 or carretarestaurant.com.

SATURDAY

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, Hammond. dddhammond.com.
  • AMITE CITY COMMUNITY MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Catha Park, Amite. amitecitycommunitymarket.blogspot.com.
  • PONCHATOULA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL PARADE: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., downtown Ponchatoula. laststrawberryfest.com.
  • TWEEN CLUB: Noon, Amite Branch Library.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • BUNNY BARREL BLAST OPEN 4D BARREL RACE: Florida Parishes Arena. fparena.com.
  • SKULLBERRY BASH!: Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hammond Harley Davidson, 1530 S.E. Railroad Ave., Hammond. (985) 345-8381 or hammondharleydavidson.com.

MONDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 9 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • KNITTING: 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

TUESDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.

CANASTA (HAND/FOOT): 12:30 P.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

BABY & ME: 10:15 A.M., KENTWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY.

  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • FAMILY BINGO: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU: 5:30 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. A free informational seminar to learn more about Ideal You, a 4-phase, medically supervised weight loss program. Registration required. (985) 230-1880 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., PONCHATOULA BRANCH LIBRARY.

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

FRENCH: 10 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

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

  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood and Loranger Branch libraries.

AARP MEETING: 11 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. THERE WILL BE A SPEAKER FROM THE LSU AG CENTER. (985) 386-0013.

  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Ponchatoula, Independence and Loranger branch libraries.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • AFTERNOON STORY TIME: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

APRIL 16

  • VETERANS BREAKFAST: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Sponsored by American Legion Post 156. Reservations required. (985) 277-5906.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT PART 1 & PART 2: 10 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • FISH FRY: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Florida Parishes Arena. Hosted by Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess to benefit Options, a private, nonprofit agency whose mission is to help people with disabilities live and work in the community. Dinners are $8. Call (985) 542-8680 or (985) 748-5914 or order in person. Tables will also be set-up for those who want to dine in. options4u.org.
  • PAGETUNERS: 1 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT PART 1 & PART 2: 3 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite and Kentwood Branch Libraries.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.