Thursday, May 6

Independence High Magnet School graduation, 6 p.m. at IHMS football field

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Friday, May 7

Summer Fun Guide deadline for submitting information about summer activities. Email to summerfunguide@tadac.org. Summer Fun Guide will be published May 20.

Friends of Manchac Greenway, 9:30 a.m. meeting in the Joyce Wildlife Management Area parking lot for bags and safety vests. Bring hat, water, sunscreen/rain gear, gloves, a favorite grabber stick and a bag-spreader stick. No sick people, keep your distance.

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.

Rodeo, 1301 NW Central Ave, Amite City. (985) 748-5914

Gospel music, 13101 Hwy. 442 W. Tickfaw. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and singing begins at 6:30 p.m. 985-974-0507

Picnic in the Park featuring Thomas Cain, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Cate Square, free performance. Bring lawn chair and food. Presented by Downtown Development District.

Saturday, May 8

Amite High Magnet School graduation, 10 a.m., AHMS auditorium

Ponchatoula High School graduation, 9:30 a.m., PHS football field

“Stop the Violence 985” at 2-7 p.m. at Corbin and Mooney Avenue, with mentorship programs, vendors, music, food and speakers. Call 225-308-1560 or 985-606-9265.

Southern Style Mudd Bogg Racing, 7 p.m., Brunett Farms, Loranger.

Triumph’s Better2gether Tangi Gospel Jubilee, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 142 NW Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula

Rotary Tangi clubs celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Ponchatoula Beach Pavilion located 7 miles east of Ponchatoula on La 22

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Rodeo, 1301 NW Central Ave, Amite City. (985) 748-5914

Hammond Litter Cleanup, 8-11 a.m., hosted by Jolie Daniels, Miss Louisiana Jr. Elementary America. Meet at 46485 Rufus Banksto Road, Hammond. Sign up to volunteer at Tangiphaoa.org

Monday, May 10

Jewel M. Sumner High School graduation, 7 p.m., SHS football field

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

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

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Tuesday, May 11

Hammond High Magnet School graduation, 7 p.m., HHMS gym

Berries and Business Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Le Fleur de Lis Reception Hall and Catering, 111 N. 6th Street, Ponchatoula, with Bryan Wong as speaker.

Wednesday, May 12

North Oaks Diabetes Education, 4 p.m., free group meeting with Community Health Educator and Health Coach Grace Stiegler on planning diabetes goals, at North Oaks Diagnostic Center, located at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond in compliance with CDC safety measures. Participant masking and temperature checks will be required. Provider referrals are not necessary; seating is limited, and registration is required.

Thursday, May 13

Covey Rise-Claying Shooting State Championship, 24009 Singing Waterfall Rd, Husser

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Friday, May 14

Kentwood High Magnet School graduation, 7 p.m., KHMS gym

Barrel Racing, Florida Parishes Arena, Amite, (985) 748-5914

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.

Covey Rise-Claying Shooting State Championship, 24009 Singing Waterfall Rd, Husser

Saturday, May 15

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Covey Rise-Claying Shooting State Championship, 24009 Singing Waterfall Rd, Husser

Blessing of the Fleet, 9:30 a.m., at the Manchac Boat Launch. Followed by poker run. Registration 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Gators Den, 194 Old U.S. 51, with stops that include the Beacon, Lakeside, Sun Buns, and Middendorf’s. Turn in time 4 p.m. at the Gators Den.

Ponchatoula Creek Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by Osprey Initiative. Meet at Wadesboro Boat Launch. The event is a water cleanup, so everyone must wear a life vest. Grabbers and bags are provided. Register at KeepTangipahoaBeautiful.org/volunteer

Deadline for submitting applications for the STEM/Aviation Summer Camp hosted by the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and Veterans Archives, www.taahm.or or 985-542-4259. The camp will be June 1-30.

Sunday, May 16

Covey Rise-Claying Shooting State Championship, 24009 Singing Waterfall Rd, Husser

Monday, May 17

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

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

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Thursday, May 20

Summer Fun Guide will be published in The Daily Star.

Trivia Night, 6 p.m., The Mezzanine, 308 Cate St., Hammond. Must pre-register. Call 985-351-0710 or email to pgc@ccbattorneys.com for registration form and details.

Friday, May 21

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.

Southern Reined Cowhorse Alliance Show, Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave, Amite City, 985-748-5914

Saturday, May 22

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

Self defense class, 10-11:30 a.m., at Ponchatoula Area Recreation Park gym, for women and girls ages 12 years and older, with instructor Sensei Frank DiBenedetto. Call 985-662-5557.

Life Time Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 West Hickory Street in Ponchatoula. Wearing masks and social distancing due to Covid-19 required. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Hammond Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, May 25

End of School Bash 4-6 p.m. at Zemurray Park, booth and/ or drive through. There will be games, music, snacks for kids and summer information for parents. For more information, call 985-662-5557.

Friday, May 28

Swamp Pop Music Festival, 7-11:30 p.m. with Aaron Foret Band, Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 U.S. Hwy 190, Hammond

Barrel Racing, Florida Parishes Arena, Amite, (985) 748-5914

Saturday, May 29

Swamp Pop Music Festival, Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 U.S. Hwy 190, Hammond. Schedule: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Will Cooper & Southern Groove; 1-3 p.m. Ross Grisham; 3-5 p.m. Ryan Foret Band; 5-7 p.m. Tet Dur & Friends; 7-9 p.m. Brad Sapia Band; and 9-11 p.m. the Mojoes. Call 985-345-9244

Mysti Crusin’ Auto, 8 a.m. to noon, North Sixth Street, Ponchatoula

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