THURSDAY

  • THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31, 19354 Rolling Pines Drive, Amite. (985) 517-1690.

THURSDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department, 19325 Hipark Blvd., Hammond
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula.
  • BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger.
  • LEADS 4 LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hampton Inn, 401 Westin Oaks Drive, Hammond.
  • LECTURE: Noon, Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern University Campus, Hammond. Printmaker David Dubose will speak. Dubose will host printmaking workshops through Oct. 10. (985) 549-5080 or dale.newkirk@southeastern.edu.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

WRITER’S NOOK: 6 P.M., TANGIPAHOA PARISH LIBRARY HAMMOND BRANCH, 314 E. THOMAS ST., HAMMOND.

CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 P.M., BRANDON THOMPSON FUNERAL HOMES, 1190 LA. 51, PONCHATOULA.

  • CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, Southeastern University Campus. Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis will perform. $20-$34. www.columbiatheatre.org.

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.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • CRAFT SOCIAL: 10:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department. (985) 277-5906.
  • VETERANS INTERVIEWS: 1 p.m., Holy Ghost Catholic School, 507 N. Oak St., Hammond.
  • OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION: 4 p.m., Carter Plantation, 23475 Carter Trace, Springfield. Authentic German music, food, and beer will be available.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • RISE HAUNTED HOUSE & ZOMBIE PAINTBALL: 7 p.m. to midnight, 10342 La. 442, Tickfaw. (985) 277-9666 or www.risehauntedhouse.com.

SATURDAY

  • FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, West Thomas Street, downtown Hammond. dddhammond.com.
  • COMMUNITY MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Catha Park, downtown Amite. Patrons can shop for homemade and homegrown products. amitechamber.org.
  • HAMMOND ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET: 9 a.m., downtown Hammond. The market is held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. (985) 277-5680 or dddhammond.com.
  • WALK TO END ALZHEIMERS: 9 a.m., Ponchatoula Area Recreation District Park, 19030 Ponchatoula Parks Drive, Ponchatoula. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. (225) 910-2835 or www.alz.org/walk.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m. Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • FRANKENSTEIN - THE MOVIE SCORE: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, Southeastern University Campus. The Southeastern Wind Symphony with guest coordinator Michael Shapiro will perform. $20-$34.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • GATOR SWAMP FEST: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kliebert Turtle and Alligator Farm, 41083 W. Yellow Water Road, Hammond. 30th annual. Food, music, drinks, a bounce house and an opportunity to swim with the gators, will be available at the event.

SUNDAY

  • DOGTOBER FEST: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 331 N. 7th St., Ponchatoula. (985) 974-0411.

MONDAY

  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FIRST AID CLASS: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15837 Paul Vega MD Drive, Hammond. A certified instructor will train individuals to become familiar with how to recognize and care for victims of illnesses and sudden emergencies. Certification is available.

TUESDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BASIC COMPUTER CLASS: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite City.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • CANASTA: 12:30 p.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • MANGA CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • STORY DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, 300 Fourth St., Independence.
  • LET’S LION UP LAUNCH PARTY AND BOOK SIGNING: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Bayou Booksellers, 201 W. Thomas St., Hammond. In celebration of Southeastern Louisiana University’s first-ever children’s book, “Let’s Lion Up with Roomie.”
  • HOW MONEY WORKS: 5:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • DANCEAPALOOZA: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern University Campus. Southeastern dance program.

WEDNESDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • FRENCH CLASS: 10 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • ADULT BINGO: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.
  • VERY BASIC LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • AARP MEETING: 11 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch.
  • HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB: 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • THEN AND NOW LECTURE: 1 p.m., Pottle Auditorium, Southeastern University campus. Jeff Wiemelt will speak.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger and Independence Branch.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.

OCT. 16

  • VETERANS BREAKFAST: 8:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department. Reservations required (985) 277-5906.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., city of Hammond Recreation Department.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’: 6:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch. Recipe swap.
  • IMPAIRED FACULTIES: 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre, Southeastern University Campus. Southeastern faculty member band. The cost is $12 adults and $5 for children.