The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Play and explore

Enjoy some quiet time with your child in the children’s room at the West Hempstead Public Library on Thursday, March 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. Children are free to roll, crawl and meet new friends. Parents and babies will enjoy fun and educational toys while listening to soft music. For infants ages 1-12 months with an adult. No registration is required. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Afternoon Book Club

Head down to the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, March 14, 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.

Pasta dinner with Boy Scout Troop 240

Come hungry to American Legion Hall in West Hempstead on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. for Boy Scout Troop 240’s annual pasta dinner. The dinner’s all you can eat buffet will feature a variety of food and drinks. Seating reserved on a first come-first served basis. Tickets: $15 per person; Ages 4 and under are free. Info: (516) 319-0791 or mhoneill26@gmail.com.

Celtic Woman’s spirit of Ireland

The inspirational Irish music ensemble returns to Tilles Center with “Ancient Land,” their latest inspiring concert experience, on Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. Over the last decade, the act has become a cultural phenomenon. They transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.pararmountny.com.

Groovin’ with The Rippingtons

The contemporary jazz ensemble, with guitarist-composer Russ Freeman at the helm, visits My Father’s Place, on Thursday March 21, at 8 p.m. The band, which has been defining and crossing musical boundaries since their founding in 1985, continues to innovate. Info: (516) 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.