THURSDAY

  • VETERANS MONTHLY BREAKFAST: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department, 601 W. Coleman Ave. Breakfast sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652. Reservations required. (985) 277-5906 or irwin_lm@hammond.org.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Old gym, Hammond Recreation Department.
  • 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.

STORY TIME: 10:30 A.M., PONCHATOULA BRANCH LIBRARY, 380 N. FIFTH ST., PONCHATOULA.

ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 P.M., KENTWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY, 101 AVENUE F, KENTWOOD.

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

TANGIPAHOA LEGISLATIVE HOBNOB: 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M., ALUMNI CENTER, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, HAMMOND. AREA BUSINESS LEADERS AND RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE CONCERNS AND PRIORITIES TO STATE LEGISLATORS. (985) 345-4457.

  • SPEAK ART 2015: 7 p.m., The Art Station, 146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula. Woodturner Jim Creel will speak on “Wood: Functional to Art.” Light refreshments and wine will be served. Free.

FRIDAY

  • COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • CHILI COOK-OFF: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Corner of Mulberry Street and Northwest Central Avenue, Amite. Held in memory of Laurie B. Richardson-Conway Lebleu. (985) 748-5161.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • THE WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD CEREMONY: 10 a.m., Amite Branch Library, 204 N.E. Central Ave.
  • SEWING CLASS: 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer Kids by Myra March. (985) 277-5906.
  • “WE SHALL OVERCOME”: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Hammond. A spring concert performance of the Southeastern Louisiana University Wind Symphony Orchestra. $5. (985) 549-2184.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • DEEP SOUTH ALL-BREED DOG AGILITY SHOW: Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite City. (985) 748-5914 or fparena.com.

AMITE OYSTER FESTIVAL: FRIDAY 3 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY 10 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT AND SUNDAY NOON TO 6 P.M., DOWNTOWN AMITE. (800) 617-4501 OR AMITEOYSTERFESTIVAL.COM.

SATURDAY

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, Hammond. dddhammond.com.
  • ROCK ‘N ROAR: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union, Southeastern Louisiana University campus, Hammond. (985) 549-2150 or selu.edu/roarfest.
  • AMITE CITY COMMUNITY MARKET: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Catha Park, Amite. amitecitycommunity market.blogspot.com.
  • STRAWBERRY DAY IN THE PARK: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Park, Ponchatoula. A strawberry dessert competition and a jambalaya cook-off. lastrawberryfestival.com.
  • WII SATURDAY: 10:30 a.m., Independence Branch Library, 290 S. Pine St.; and 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • 13TH ANNUAL PRAYER DAY: Noon to 2 p.m., Steps of Hammond City Hall. (985) 634-3428.

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.
  • TEEN GAME DAY: 4 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.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • CANASTA (HAND/FOOT): 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • FAMILY BINGO: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • VARIOUS & SUNDRY CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

PRENATAL IV — INFANT CARE AND HOSPITAL TOUR: 6 P.M., E. BRENT DUFRECHE CONFERENCE CENTER, NORTH OAKS DIAGNOSTIC CENTER. THE CLASS EXPLORES TOPICS SUCH AS THE POSTPARTUM RECOVERY PERIOD AND CARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (985) 230-7777 OR NORTHOAKS.ORG/CALENDAR

“SANDERSON FARMS — GROWING THE RIGHT WAY”: 7 P.M., STUDENT UNION BALLROOM A, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, HAMMOND. AS PART OF THE SOUTHEASTERN’S LIVINGSTON ETHICS IN BUSINESS LECTURE SERIES, SANDERSON FARMS CEO, JOE F. SANDERSON JR. WILL DELIVER THE LECTURE. SOUTHEASTERN.EDU.

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.
  • FRENCH CLASS: 10 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood and Loranger Library branches.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Independence and Loranger branch libraries, and 4:30 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.

MARCH 26

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Student Union, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. (985) 549-3831 or tangipw.org/wmb.
  • STORY TIME: 10 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • PLANNING MEETING: 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Planning for the seventh annual Veterans Luncheon. (985) 277-5906.
  • TEEN CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula and Kentwood Library branches.
  • CPR CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The class incorporates demonstrations of the American Heart Association’s lifesaving techniques for choking, rescue breathing and CPR for adults, children and infants. Certification available. Registration required. (985) 230-7777 or northoaks.org/calendar.