Archive for September, 2010


Indie Film Festival in Hammond

September 15, 2010

JamFest Indie Film Festival in Hammond on September 24-25, 2010Come see the JamFest Indie Film Festival in Hammond on September 24-25, 2010.  For the third year in a row, the indie film fest will be screening 50 films from around the world, including several made in our own United States.  A special screening of children’s films will be held Saturday morning as well.  The Northshore Regional Endowment of the Arts is sponsoring this festival in downtown Hammond.

All films will be screened within a couple of blocks of each other in downtown Hammondat either the Hammond Regional Arts Center (217 E Thomas St) or Tope la Catering (113 E Thomas Street).  That way, you can easily commute between each venue to catch the movies you want to see. 

The screenings will be broken down into sections, such as comedies, dramas, documentaries, musical documentaries and videos and Platinum (“Best of the Fest”).  Included in the Platinum screenings will be a New Orleans’ comedy production of “I Ran Against Us”.  The screening schedule will be as follows:

Friday, September 24
Comedies – 5:30-9:30pm at Hammond Regional Arts Center
Drama – 5:30-9:30pm at Tope la Catering

Saturday, September 25
Children’s Movies – 9:00-11:45am at Hammond Regional Arts Center
Filmmakers Seminar with Emmy Winner Robert A Nowotny – 10:00-11:30am at Tope la Catering
Filmmakers Roundtable – 11:30am-1:00pm at Tope la Catering
Experimental Films – 1:00-4:30pm at Hammond Regional Arts Center
Best of the Fest – 1:00-4:40pm at Tope la Catering
Music Videos and Music Documentaries – 6:00-9:00pm at Hammond Regional Arts Center
Documentaries – 6:00-9:15pm at Tope la Catering

Movies that will be screened during the film festival come as far away as Singapore, Australia, France, Spain and Iran as well as those filmed in our own backyard of Slidell and Hammond.

Tickets are only $10 for adults, $5 for kids (for the children’s screening only) and SLU students get in free when they show their ID.  The $10 tickets will get you in to both days of screenings.  Tickets can be purchased prior to the festival at Dr. Ted’s Musician Center (1200 W Thomas St), PJ Coffee & Tea Co (224 W Thomas St), Worlds End Cafe (1000 N Oaks St), the Hammond Regional Arts Center or Tope la Catering.

If you love movies, you’ll love the Indie Film Festival in Hammond on September 24th and 25th, 2010. 

Yvonne Martin, your Hammond real estate expert


Chili Cook Off in Hammond

September 1, 2010

Chili Cook Off and Car Show in Hammond on September 10 & 11, 2010On Friday, September 10th and Saturday, September 11th, the Fraternal Order of Police Hammond Lodge 34 will be holding its 4th annual Chili Cook Off in Hammond.  For just $10, you can eat as much chili as your tummy can stand.  This event will be open on Friday from 6-10pm and Saturday from 7am-5pm.  On both Friday and Saturday, come out to see classic cars on display at the Golden Oldies Auto Club Car Show.  Enjoy live music all weekend.  There will also be a live auction and kids’ spacewalk throughout the downtown Hammond area.  What a fun way to celebrate Patriot Day (September 11th).  Prizes will be awarded for the chili cook off and car show. 

If you’re interested in participating in the chili cook off, please call Edwin at 985-969-4101.  And, if you wish to participate in the car show, call either Joe at 985-969-6805 or Tony at 985-662-6332.  Bring the family down this weekend to the Car Show and Chili Cook Off in Hammond.  It’s fun for everyone!

Yvonne Martin, The Martin Team, Let my family bring your family home to Hammond real estate