The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Wine tasting at Crossroads Farm

The Malverne Civic Association and Crossroads Farm will hold their annual wine fundraiser at Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s on Friday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. Unlimited wine tastings will be offered throughout the evening, craft beer on tap is available for non-wine drinkers and light snacks. $30 admission; $35 at the door. Info: (516) 881-7900.

Spanish Tapas

Join Chef Dr. Robert Dell’Amore for some classic cuisine at the West Hempstead Public Library on Monday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dell’Amore is set to prepare two classic Spanish tapas recipes: Andalusian-style chicken and Spanish omelette (tortilla). Cost $3 per person, cash only. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Afternoon Book Club

Head down to the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for their monthly Afternoon Book Club. Expand your reading palate with books from various genres including popular fiction, literary fiction, biography, non-fiction, and the occasional classic. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. There’s space for more and it’s an opportunity to meet new people, read interesting books and share your thoughts. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Sample some wine

Indulge your palate while supporting Last Hope Animal Rescue, at the annual wine tasting event, Friday, Sept. 14, 6:30-10 p.m. All proceeds go to rescuing and providing care for dogs and cats in dire situations. The evening, held at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, includes a live auction and raffles. Admission is $55, including wine and dinner. Info: www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.