Tangipahoa Parish calendar for Aug. 14-21, 2014

THURSDAY

CAR SEAT FITTING STATION: 8 a.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center, 15790 Paul Vega MD Drive, Hammond. Certified child passenger safety technicians will install child safety seats and boosters. (985) 230-7777.

HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 601 W. Coleman Ave., Hammond, 8:30 a.m., gym walking and basic computer class; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers. (985) 277-5906 or irwin_lm@hammond.org.

MERCHANTS’ PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE: 10:30 a.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 East Thomas St., Hammond. The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month to offer educational programming for downtown merchants. Admission is free. dddhammond.org.

BOOK LOVERS TALK TIME: 11 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Loranger Branch, 19451 La. 40, Loranger. The book club is for adults. (985) 878-6224.

LEADS 4 LUNCH: 11:30 a.m., Hampton Inn, 401 Westin Oaks Drive, Hammond. The event will start with networking, followed by lunch. The cost is $15 for Hammond Chamber of Commerce members who register by Tuesday and $20 for guests. Members pay $20 if they register after Tuesday. hammond chamber.org or (985) 345-4457.

TEEN BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch, 380 N. Fifth St., Ponchatoula. (985) 386-6554.

CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m., Florida Parishes Bank, 490 Barringer Drive, Ponchatoula. The Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the networking event. (985) 386-2536 or ponchatoulachamber.com.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. Parents considering breastfeeding are invited to the class to learn how to position the baby, pump and store milk and other topics. (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 CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 8:15 a.m. senior exercise; 9:15 a.m. very basic line dancing; 10:30 a.m. sewing class with items going to the homeless and the elderly.

CATE STREET SEAFOOD STATION 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., Cate Street Seafood Station, 308 S. Cate St., Hammond. The restaurant will celebrate its 10th anniversary with prizes and music. catestreet308.com.

HOT AUGUST NIGHT: 6 p.m., downtown Hammond. The Hammond Downtown Development District will present the 19th annual “Hot August Night,” featuring a wine stroll, art for sale, a Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics pep rally, music and more. Wrist bands for the wine tasting are $20 and are available at the district office, #2 West Thomas Street. (985) 277-5681 or dddhammond.org.

CHILLIN WITH THE CHAMBER FUNDRAISER: 6:30 p.m., Hammond Chamber of Commerce, 400 N.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond. The fundraiser will include a $10,000 raffle. Raffle tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling (985) 345-4457 or hammondchamber.org.

SATURDAY

FARMER’S 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.

WII SATURDAY: 1 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch. Participants can play Wii games on the big screen.

OUTDOORSMEN HELPING OTHERS: 4 p.m., Hammond Union of Police, 201 Natchez St., Hammond. The 10th annual “Outdoorsmen Helping Others” banquet will benefit physically challenged youth and adults. It will include dinner at 5 p.m. for $10, live and silent auctions, raffles, door prizes and more. Admission is free. (985) 507-4354.

TRUCK RACE: 6 p.m., Southern Style Racetrack & Mudd Bogg, 56136 Loranger Road, Loranger. Gates will open at 2 p.m. (985) 878-9343 or southernstyle racetrack-muddbogg.com.

MONDAY

HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m. very basic line dancing.

KNIT & CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch, 204 N.E. Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-7151.

KNITTING 101: 5 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Ponchatoula Branch.

TUESDAY

HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking and basic computer class; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers; 12:45 p.m., Canasta (hand/foot).

MEMBERSHIP 101: 9 a.m., Hammond Chamber of Commerce Office. Participants can learn about becoming a chamber member while enjoying coffee from Starbucks and doughnuts from Doughlicious Donuts. hammondchamber.org.

SCRAPBOOKING CLUB: 2 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.

MANGA CLUB: 3:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Learn about Japanese culture.

LA CONNECTION CLASS: 5:30 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch. Participants can learn about social media.

LOSE WEIGHT WITH IDEAL YOU: 5:30 p.m., North Oaks Diagnostic Center. The free informational seminar is about Ideal You at North Oaks, a four-phase, medically supervised weight loss program. To register, call (985) 230-1880. northoaks.org.

WEDNESDAY

HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; 10 a.m., French; 10 a.m., senior exercise; 11 a.m., very basic line dancing.

ADULT BINGO: 10 a.m., Tangipahoa Parish Library Amite Branch.

AARP MEETING: 11 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. The meeting topic will be “Operation Christmas Child.” (985) 386-0013.

AUG. 21

HAMMOND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CLASSES: 8:30 a.m., gym walking; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., line dancing for intermediate and advanced dancers.

VETERANS MONTHLY BREAKFAST CLUB: 8:30 a.m., Hammond Recreation Department. Dr. Paul Vega will provide breakfast. Please RSVP by calling (985) 277-5906 or emailing irwin_lm@hammond.org.