Nearby things to do this week in Rockville Centre


Summer soirée

The Rockville Centre Public Library is putting on its seventh annual Summer Soirée on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Come by for refreshments, raffles and a book signing courtesy of best-selling author Beatriz Williams, who wrote “The Summer Wives.” Bring friends!

Foot care

The Sandel Senior Center — at 50 S. Park Ave. — is hosting health professionals from Mercy Hospital, who will be available for one-on-one basic foot screenings, on Monday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Petting zoo!

Green Meadows Farm Petting Zoo is coming to the Rockville Centre Public Library on Monday, Aug. 13 and bringing cute little animals to play with. Register for the 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. session to get up close and cuddly with them!

Artistic explorations

Converse, collaborate and create on a family outing to Nassau County Museum of Art, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 1 to 4 p.m. Take a docent-led walk-through of the new exhibition, “True Colors.” The full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to today’s hottest talents. The roll call is a hit parade of art history’s most exciting names. Explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in the museum’s studio, drawing inspiration from the varied works on view. Info: (516) 484-9338 or

Tribute to the original “superstar”

The groundbreaking legacy of Al Jolson is celebrated at the annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival, at the latest edition, on Saturday. Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tony Babino brings the Jolson songs alive with his award-winning show, “The Heart of Al Jolson,” along with highlights of memorable moments from the entertainer’s life and career shared by special guests. Info:(516) 678-3524.