The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Defensive driving

Sharpen up your safe driving skills at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 8, 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.

Monday Matinee Movie

Enjoy an afternoon film as the Malverne Public Library hosts its weekly Monday Matinee Movie on Dec. 10, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This week’s film, “Breaking In,” which stars Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral and Ajiona Alexus, features a woman who fights to protect her family during a home invasion. Rated PG-13; English subtitles. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Decoupage hot cocoa jar

Build your own hot cocoa jar for the holidays at the West Hempstead Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. Instructor Ms. Sarah will help teens decoupage a jar to be filled with scrumptious hot chocolate. Perfect for keeping warm this winter or sharing as a gift. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Christmas with the Roosevelts

Celebrate the season presidential-style at Sagamore Hill, President Theodore Roosevelt’s summer home, on Saturday, Dec. 8. The varied activities include performances of seasonal music and carolers to go along with refreshments. Children can take part in a reading of Kathleen Bart’s “The Tale of Two Teddies,” at 2 p.m. Info: www.nps.gov/sahi.

Dennis DeYoung’s Grand Illusion

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung visits Tilles Center, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. to relive an iconic moment in the band’s history. He’ll be rocking out to the the iconic The Grand Illusion LP, to celebrate the album’s 40th anniversary. He’ll perform the album in its entirety, plus Top 10 hits “Lady,” “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” and many more. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.