The Week Ahead in Malverne and West Hempstead

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Defensive driving

Sharpen up your safe driving skills at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost of this class is $45, payable at registration by check or money order. Payment should be made out to Baron Reginald and Associates Safety Speaking LLC. Reginald will also accept payment on the day of the class by cash, credit card, or debit card. Prior registration is requested. Registration is required for all programs. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Movement tips to reduce pain and injury

Join Dr. Peter Luecken for a discussion on reducing pain and injuries at the Malverne Public Library on Monday, May 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. During this informative lecture, Luecken, from Broadway Medical, P.C., in Lynbrook, will share tips on protecting yourself when performing daily activities such as lifting objects, making the bed, vacuuming, gardening, sitting and so on … all without pain medication. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Wake up your garden

The spring season has finally blossomed! Learn how to get the most out of your garden this year at the West Hempstead Public Library on Tuesday, May 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. Cornell Cooperative of Nassau County will be there share their insight on ways to wake up your garden. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Art explorations at Hofstra’s museum

Set out with the kids on an “Artful Adventure,” on Saturday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m., at Hofstra’s museum. The program concludes for the season with this month’s session. Museum educators will lead participants (ages 5-10) in a discussion about art and then guide visitors in a hands-on art project. Participants will take a walk through the blooming campus to explore the koi pond and then make a fun fish habitat. Registration is required. Info: (516) 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

From Princeton to Paradise: A literary conversations

A Celebrity Lecture by Charles Scribner III $30 Members, $40 Non-Members. Join Charles Scribner III for a talk about his family’s relationship with Fitzgerald and his own ties to “The Great Gatsby,” the definitive American novel of the past century. The program, on Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m. is held in conjunction with Nassau County Museum of Art’s current exhibit, “Anything Goes: The Jazz Age.” Info: (516) 484-9338.