THURSDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers.
  • STARTING AND FINANCING A BUSINESS: 9 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite. The workshop is sponsored by the Amite Chamber of Commerce. (985) 748-7151.
  • BABY BOTS: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger. The story program is for preschoolers. (985) 878-6224.
  • NERD HERD: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Kentwood Branch, 101 Avenue F, Kentwood; 4 p.m., Amite Branch. The program has stories and crafts for ages 6 to 11. (985) 229-3596.
  • LAB RATS: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula. The science program is for ages 4 to 7. (985) 386-6554.
  • PAGETURNERS: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch, 314 E. Thomas Ave., Hammond. The program is for teens. (985) 345-3909.
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER AED CPR CLASS: 5 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15790 Paul Vega M.D. Drive, Hammond. The class incorporates demonstrations of the American Heart Association’s lifesaving techniques. (985) 230-7777.

FRIDAY

  • COFFEE FRIDAY: 8 a.m., Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 S.E. Central Ave. The chamber will host a networking event featuring coffee provided by Bill Hood Automotive. (985) 748-5537 or amitechamber.org.
  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 8:15 a.m. senior exercise; 9:15 a.m. very basic line dancing.
  • PORT-A-PUPPETS: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch; and 2 p.m., Loranger Branch. The puppet program is for all ages and is titled “The Pet Doctor’s Dilemma.”
  • LAB RATS: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library, Kentwood and Amite branches.
  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch.

SATURDAY

  • FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, downtown Hammond. dddhammond.com.
  • COMMUNITY MARKET DAY: 8 a.m. to noon, Catha Park, downtown Amite. Patrons can shop for homemade and homegrown products. amitechamber.org.
  • SATURDAY JAZZ MUSIC: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Patrons can listen to jazz at the library.
  • FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: Noon, Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch. Patrons can play Wii games on the big screen.
  • BOWL-A-THON: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tangi Lanes, 1612 W. Thomas St., Hammond. The Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging will host a bowl-a-thon. Registration is $125 per team, which includes two games, shoe rental and T-shirts for five players. All ages are invited. (985) 748-7486 or tcoa.com.

MONDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m. very basic line dancing.
  • BABY BOTS AWARDS: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch; 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch. Preschoolers will receive awards.
  • AWARDS DAY: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch. The awards will mark the end of the summer reading program.
  • KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Participants can exchange ideas and skills at the meeting.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch. Participants can learn how to knit at the library.

TUESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers; 12:45 p.m., Canasta (hand/foot).
  • MEMBERSHIP 101: 9 a.m., Hammond Chamber of Commerce, 400 N.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond. The chamber will hold a class on becoming a member. Doughlicious Donuts and Starbucks Coffee will provide refreshments. hammondchamber.org or (985) 345-4749.
  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM AWARDS DAY: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. The awards program is for preschoolers.
  • BABY BOTS AWARDS: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, 290 S. Pine St., Independence; 2 p.m., Loranger Branch. (985) 878-2970 for Independence branch.
  • TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • FAMILY BINGO: 2 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Kentwood Branch.
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Movies are rated G or PG and come with refreshments.
  • IDEAL YOU: 5:30 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The free informational seminar is about Ideal You, a four-phase, medically supervised weight loss program. (985) 230-1880.
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CPR FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The prenatal class will teach adult, child and infant CPR and how to prevent common injuries. The cost is $5. (985) 230-7777.

WEDNESDAY

  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., French; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m., very basic line dancing.
  • JEWELRY SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The gift shop will have a jewelry sale. Proceeds will benefit the center’s projects. (985) 230-6881.
  • BABY BOTS AWARDS: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • AWARDS DAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch; 2 p.m., Kentwood and Loranger branches. The summer reading program awards are for all ages.

JULY 31

  • JEWELRY SALE: 7 a.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The sale will continue all day.
  • HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers.
  • BABY BOTS AWARDS: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch.
  • END OF THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM PARTY: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. The party is for adults.
  • HAMMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING: 11:30 a.m., Hammond Chamber of Commerce. The speaker for July’s meeting will be Kweilyn Murphy, a meteorologist, who will speak on “Hurricane Preparedness.” Registration is $20 by Friday and $25 after Friday. To register, email Lynze Tate at ltate@hammondchamber.org.
  • PUBERTY CLASS: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Body Beautiful I Class is designed for girls in grades 4 and 5. (985) 230-7777.