The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Blood drive at the library

January marks National Blood Donor Month. Stop by the Lakeview Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. for its blood drive. Donors will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card by email when they come to donate. Email in advance to schedule an appointment. Info: jdunlop@nassaulibrary.info or (516) 536-3071.

Our Lady of Lourdes thrift shop

Our Lady of Lourdes will hold its weekly thrift shop between Park Blvd. and Wright Ave. in Malverne on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The shop is also open on the first and third Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come in and browse, buy at bargain prices; clothes, household goods, jewelry, etc. Donations accepted. Info: (516) 599-1269.

Tai Chi

Take part in an ancient Chinese tradition at the Lakeview Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. Shifu, or Master Teacher Pam Dye will lead this practice. Please register at least three days prior to the program. Out-of-district patrons will be charged a $5 fee per class payable at the circulation desk before each class. Info: (516) 536-3071.

His ‘Bronx tale’

Chazz Palminteri visits Long Island with his one-man version of “A Bronx Tale,” on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m.  His autobiographical coming-of-age story, which became a movie and then found its way to Broadway, tells of Calogero Anello, a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his hardworking father. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.pararamountny.com.

Jazzin’ it up on a winter’s night

Enjoy the jazzy vibe of the World Trad Orchestra, at Planting Fields Arboretum’s “Music at the Mansion” series, on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. Planting Fields Arboretum’s Coe Hall is the setting for an inspired performance by the versatile ensemble. These inventive jazz artists give new life to music from the ‘20s and ‘30s. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.