The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Story hour in Malverne

Stop by the Malverne Public Library for a meet and greet with Cat in the Hat on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. There will also be a balloon artist and reading of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about Christmas.” Registration is required. Info: malvernekids@malvernelibrary.org or (516) 599-0750 ext. 303.

Breakfast with Santa Claus

Visit St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead for breakfast with Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. In addition, there will be a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people of all ages that include vendors, a country kitchen, carolers and raffles. Cost: $25 for a family of four; $5 for each additional person; children under 4 free. Info: (516) 375-4616.

Tunnel Book workshop for teens

Enjoy a creative evening of reading for teenagers at the West Hempstead Public Library on Monday, Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tunnel Books are constructed so that you look and read through a hole in the book giving it a “D effect.” Ms. Angel will help you construct one of your own. Registration began on Nov. 15. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Holiday tunes with festive flutes

The Long Island Flute Club is ready to get everyone in the holiday spirit with its program of seasonal classics, Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m., at Old Westbury Gardens’ Westbury House. The 16-piece flute Holiday Flute Choir performs “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” among other festive classics. (516) 333-0048 or www.oldwestburygardens.org.

All ‘The Colors of Christmas’

A collection of stellar R&B artists deliver the sounds of the holiday season, when the popular tour visits Tilles Center, on Friday, Nov. 30, at 8 pm. Hosted by Grammy winner Peabo Bryson, with Taylor Dayne, Jon Secada and Deniece Williams, this annual tradition always brings holiday cheer to everyone in the audience. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.