Community calendar

Friday, April 9

Just for Today Al-Anon: noon at Anderson Hall, the building connected to First Presbyterian Church). Please wear your mask and adhere to social distancing.

Saturday, April 10

Early voting for the April 24 general municipal election, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Registrar of Voters’ offices in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite and in the parish government building on Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.

Julian Dufreche Strawberry Day in the Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park in Ponchatoula. Featuring Farmers Row of strawberry farmers selling their berries in the southwest quadrant of the park, wings cook-off and strawberry bake-off, strawberry berries for judging to be delivered to the Packing Shed in the park at 11:30 a.m., Dominoes band 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on stage in the northwest quadrant of the park, strawberry auction at 2 p.m. on stage and Dirty Works band 3-6 p.m. on stage.

Autographs by 2020 Strawberry Festival Poster artist Ginger Geiger in person at Memorial Park in Ponchatoula. Also, the Ponchatoula Kiwanis Club will sell Strawberry Festival souvenirs. The club invites people who already bought a poster to bring it for her original signature, or buy one there.

Jambalaya drive-through pickup, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Memorial Park on North Sixth at West Beech Street. Presented by Ponchatoula Rotary Club and Ponchatoula High Interact Club. $8 per dinner (jambalaya, white beans, bread and dessert). All proceeds will go to the club and the students of PHS Interact. To pre-order, contact a Ponchatoula Rotary member or a PHS Interact student.

Ponchatoula Outdoor Family Fun Fest, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ponchatoula library with music, dancing, games for all ages, crafts. Masks and costumes are enouraged.

Rosenblum Seed Library celebration, with storytime at 1 p.m. followed by children’s seed planting activities and then Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson speaking on “How to Start at Vegetable Garden” at 2 p.m., all at the Hammond Branch Library.

Cathedral of Prayer & Deliverance International COGIC is giving away free family food boxes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 12415 Wardline Road, Hammond. All surrounding areas welcome.

Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful litter cleanup, Kentwood and Village of Tangipahoa, community center, 9 a.m.-noon.

Monday, April 12

Tangipahoa Parish students return to school from spring break.

Early voting for the April 24 general municipal election, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Registrar of Voters’ offices in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite and in the parish government building on Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.

The New Life Al Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. in the library of the First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. The library is in the classroom building behind the church.

Morning Crafters’ weekly Monday meetings 9-11 a.m. in the social hall of the Loranger United Methodist Church, 19403 Magnolia Street, Loranger.

Tuesday, April 13

“Fortunes and Misfortunes: English Activity in Japan” online lecture by history and political science Professor Dr. Samantha Perez, 5 p.m., more information at hipssociety@gmail.com

Early voting for the April 24 general municipal election, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Registrar of Voters’ offices in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite and in the parish government building on Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.

Friday, April 16

Just for Today Al-Anon: noon at Anderson Hall, the building connected to First Presbyterian Church). Please wear your mask and adhere to social distancing due to COVID.

Early voting for the April 24 general municipal election, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Registrar of Voters’ offices in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite and in the parish government building on Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.

Saturday, April 17

Last day of early voting for the April 24 general municipal election, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Registrar of Voters’ offices in the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite and in the parish government building on Club Deluxe Road in Hammond.

Annual Family Fun Day and U-pick at Landry-Poche Farms. Jump houses, face painting, playground and picnic area. Free admission. Pay for berries.

Folk on the Plaza, noon to 2 p.m. at the Amite Branch Library with music by Robert Ruiz and Wade Hymel. Bring your lawn chair.

Cathedral of Prayer & Deliverance International COGIC is giving away free family food boxes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 12415 Wardline Road, Hammond. All surrounding areas welcome.

Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful’s Hammond litter cleanup hosted by Miss Louisiana Jr. Elementary America Jolie Daniels, 46485 Rufus Bankston Road, 8-11 a.m. Sign-up to volunteer at tangipahoa.org.

Monday, April 19

The New Life Al Anon Family Group, 7 p.m. in the library of the First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. The library is in the classroom building behind the church.

Morning Crafters’ weekly Monday meetings 9-11 a.m. in the social hall of the Loranger United Methodist Church, 19403 Magnolia Street, Loranger.

Saturday, April 24

Election Day, polls open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Keep Hammond Beautiful litter cleanup, hosted by City Councilman Kip Andrews, 8-10:30 a.m. at MLK Park.

Saturday, May 1

Household Hazardous Recycling Collection, 8 a.m. to noon, Zemurray Park, 406 S. Oak St., Hammond. No commercial materials, only household.

Saturday, May 22

Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful litter cleanup of Manchac at 8 a.m., hosted by Entergy.

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