The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Oktoberfest

Visit Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s for its annual celebration of German culture on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. Get a taste of Long Island’s best beers and enjoy treats from local vendors and food trucks, pumpkin picking and going on hayrides as live music plays throughout the afternoon. Info: (516) 881-7900.

Fall Festival and Classic Car Show

Malverne’s 12th annual Fall Festival and Classic Car Show is expected to feature crafts, handmade jewelry and gifts on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The event will also have a pet parade, costume contest, pumpkin patch, face-painting, rides for the children, food and plenty more attractions for people of all ages. Info: www.malvernechamberofcommerce.com.

Pumpkin crunch parfait for teens

Learn how to make your pumpkin crunch parfait at the West Hempstead Public Library on Monday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. Join Mrs. Kathy as she’ll teach teens how to measure, mix and prepare all of the ingredients to make these tasty treats. Kosher ingredients available. Kosher cooking tools will not be provided. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Groovin’ to a foot stompin’ beat

Enjoy the feel-good tunes of The Carolina Gents when they perform as part of Planting Fields Arboretum’s “Music at the Mansion” series, on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. Planting Fields Arboretum’s Coe Hall is the setting for an inspired performance by the lively ensemble, featuring some of the best bluegrass, Americana, and country musicians in the New York/ New England area. They’ll share the pure, sweet sounds of Appalachia, then crank up the hootin’ and hollerin’ on the dance floor; playing all songs with a southern twang and effortless musicality. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.

Frightful adventures

The season of Halloween hauntings is upon us. Check out those Crypts of the Coliseum if you dare enter Blood Manor, where creepy souls now inhabit the arena. Drop by for a visit, if you think you can face your darkest fears that awaits at the frightful spectacle inside, now through Nov. 3.