THURSDAY

  • AGRITOURISM WORKSHOP: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU Agricultural Center’s Hammond Research Station, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond. (985) 748-9381 or www.lsuagcenter.com/agritourism.
  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department, 601 W. Coleman Ave.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger. Also Nov. 6.
  • STORYTIME: 10:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula. Also Nov. 6.
  • TEEN CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch. Also Nov. 6.

BOOK LAUNCH: 4 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M., HAMMOND REGIONAL ARTS CENTER, 217 E. THOMAS ST. AUTHOR DAYNE SHERMAN WILL READ FROM HIS NEW NOVEL “ZION.” FREE. (985) 542-7113.

FALL DINNER AND DANCE: 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M., SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LAB SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. A DANCE FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

  • THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 19354 Rolling Pines Drive, Amite. (985) 517-1690.

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., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.

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

CRAFT SOCIAL “MOSAIC” PART I: 11 A.M., HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • ANTIQUE TRADE DAYS ART AND CRAFTS FAIR: 9 a.m., Historic Downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.

SATURDAY

  • 15-MILE YARD SALE: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., La. 16 E. and Friendship Church Road, Amite; La. 445, Husser; La. 10, Wilmer. (985) 748-7813.
  • 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.
  • TOY & MODEL TRAIN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Baptist Church Gym, 325 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula. (225) 767-4239 or www.tca-louisianachapter.org.
  • SWAMP POP MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 U.S. 190 E., Hammond. (985) 345-9244 or www.hiddenoaksfamily campground.com.
  • WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.
  • WINE TASTING: 7 p.m., Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University Campus. Friends of Sims Library will host the event to benefit the library. It will feature six wines paired with samplings of food, music, a silent auction and door prizes. $35. (985)-549-2186 or tinyurl.com/n3lltg9.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., 46468 River Road, Hammond. (985) 429-9992 or www.larf.org.
  • RISE HAUNTED HOUSE & ZOMBIE PAINTBALL: 7 p.m., 10342 La. 442, Tickfaw. (985) 277-9666 or www.risehauntedhouse.com.

SUNDAY

  • CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hammond Square Mall parking lot near Target, Hammond. (985) 340-9150 or www.lcdcofhammond.org.

MONDAY

  • GYM WALKING: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • SENIOR EXERCISE: 9 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • LINE DANCING: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department.
  • KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

TUESDAY

  • BABY & ME: 10:15 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Kentwood Branch, 101 Avenue F, Kentwood.
  • STORY DISCOVERY TIME: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence Branch, 290 S. Pine St., Independence.
  • PRENATAL I CLASS: 6 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15790 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive, Hammond. The theme is “Families under Construction” and the focus is on preparing a home for a newborn, pregnancy anatomy, true and false labor, and hospital procedures. (985) 230-7777 or www.northoaks.org.

UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND: 7:30 P.M., COLUMBIA THEATRE, SOUTHEATERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, HAMMOND. FREE. (985) 543-4371.

WEDNESDAY

  • HAM’ND EGGS: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Alexis Ducorbier State Farm, 304 Old Covington Highway, Hammond. Free. business.hammond chamber.org.
  • BABY & ME: 9:30 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula 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.
  • ADVENTURE CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Independence and Loranger Branches.
  • STORY TIME: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Libary Amite Branch.
  • HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR: 5 p.m., E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Certification available. (985) 230-7777.

NOV. 6

  • 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 of all ages. (985) 230-7777.
  • VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. American Legion Dept. of Louisiana Commander Billy Ray Foley will speak. The event will feature performances by Rosie & the Swingin’ Riveters, Eileen Kleinpeter & Katherine Schulkens and The Hammond Recreation Line Dancers. Free, but reservations are required. (985) 277-5906.
  • WHAT’S COOKIN’: 6:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Hammond Branch, 314 E. Thomas Road, Hammond. Recipe swap all about pumpkin.
  • BON APPETIT 2014: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave., Amite City. The Amite Chamber will host. (985) 748-5537.