THURSDAY

  • CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS: 8 a.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, 15790 Medical Center Drive, Hammond. Certified safety technicians are available by appointment to install child passenger safety seats and boosters. They will also provide instruction on how to properly install the seat.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Activities, crafts and books focused around a central theme for ages 6-10.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Ages 13-18.
  • SECOND ANNUAL HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO: 4:30 p.m., North Cypress Fitness Center All American Healthcare, 303 W. Minnesota Park Road, Hammond. Free and open to the public.
  • HAMMOND HORROR FEST FREAKY FILM FEST: 5 p.m., Wyatt’s Comics and Cards, 14203 W. University Ave., Hammond. A special screening of one of your favorite Halloween films. $5 in costume, $10 not in costume.
  • PAGETURNERS: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library. For teens.
  • CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m., Microtel Inn & Suites, 727 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula. Call the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce office at (985) 386-2536.
  • PRENATAL CLASS BREAST-FEEDING: 6 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. This is a free class for parents who may be considering breast-feeding or who have already decided to breast-feed their baby. Topics include positioning the baby properly, nutrition, pumping and storing breast milk and the benefits of breast-feeding.

FRIDAY

  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • MACABRE MASQUERADE BALL: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Festivities include a Zombie Fashion Show and competition created by local designers, a dark and twisted choreographed dance piece by the La LA Tribal belly dancing troupe, a Horror-Themed Arts Market, music, bunches of raffle prizes and, of course, plenty of dancing. Attire is costume or formal with a twist of horror; use your imagination. Masks are required for entry. $10 ages 12 and up, $5 ages 6-11, Ages 5 and under free.
  • JULIE FOWLIS: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

SATURDAY

  • BIKE MS DAT’S HOW WE ROLL: 8 a.m., Southeastern Louisiana University, 500 Western Ave., Hammond.
  • SECOND ANNUAL CORPORATE CUP: 8 a.m., Southeastern Louisiana University Friendship Circle. A 4-mile run and a 1-mile fun run. Awards will go to the top five male and female runners.
  • TEEN AND TWEEN WII DAY: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Wii games.
  • WII SATURDAY FOR ALL AGES: 1 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY FUN NIGHT: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 707 W. Dakota Street, Hammond.
  • MASTERS OF SOUL: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.
  • SEVEN LEGENDS OF LOUISIANA: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ralph R. Pottle Music Building Auditorium, 500 Western Ave., Hammond. Alpha Psi Omega presents their annual 24-hour theater event for this year’s Horror Festival. Tickets will be $7 at the door.
  • KANDEESIDE: 9:30 p.m., Warehouse 140 Restaurant & Saloon, 140 N. Baronne St., Ponchatoula.

SUNDAY

  • FRANKENSTEIN: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

MONDAY

  • KNITTING: 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library. Bring needles and yarn and learn how to knit.

TUESDAY

  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING: Noon, Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce, 400 N.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond.
  • ADULT BOOK CLUB: 2:30 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • FAMILY BINGO: 3:30 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • STORY & DISCOVERY TIME: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library. Come join us for games, crafts and fun activities. Kids ages 8-12.
  • TEEN LOOPY LOOPERS: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Learn the basics and share ideas about crochet and knitting.
  • BODY BEAUTIFUL I CLASS: Puberty: 6 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. This class is designed for girls grades 4-5 and a parent/guardian to discuss the physical and emotional changes that occur in adolescent girls.

WEDNESDAY

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 8 a.m., Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce.
  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Kentwood Branch Library and Loranger Branch Library.
  • CHAMBER LUNCHEON MEETING AT THE BOSTON: Noon, The Boston Restaurant, 100 NE Central Ave., Amite City.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Loranger Branch Library.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Independence Branch Library. Students ages 8-12 will take stories in new directions with crafts, games, movies and more.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4:30 p.m., Amite Branch Library.
  • A.W.A.K.E. (ALERT, WELL AND KEEPING ENERGETIC) SUPPORT GROUP: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. This support group is designed for those with a sleep disorder, along with their families and friends, to explore the link between snoring and heart disease. Dr. Lauren L. Davis, a pulmonologist and North Oaks Sleep Disorder Specialist, will serve as guest speaker.
  • WRITER’S NOOK: 6 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.

OCT. 15

  • STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library.
  • LEADS 4 LUNCH - BBB LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Hammond—Northshore, 1819 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond. RSVP by 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 12 for $15. RSVP after 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 12 for $20.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Amite Branch Library. Activities, crafts and books focused around a central theme for ages 6-10.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 4 p.m., Kentwood Branch Library.
  • LIBRARY TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Ponchatoula Branch Library. Visit the library for games, food and fun. Ages 13-18.
  • PAGETURNERS: 5:30 p.m., Hammond Branch Library.
  • BON APPETIT: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Florida Parishes Arena Event Center, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite.
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FIRST AID CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center. A certified instructor will train individuals to become familiar with how to recognize and care for victims of illnesses and sudden emergencies.