The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Malverne’s Afternoon Book Group

Malverne’s Afternoon Book Club will discuss Patti Callahan’s novel, “Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis”, at the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The club meets on second Thursday of each month. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Mario Kart Tournament

Rev up your engines to race at the Malverne Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 12 to 3 p.m. Play as Bowser, Mario, Yoshi, and more as the library will host a Mario Kart Tournament for children ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

International Games Day

Get your game on at the West Hempstead Library on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Partly sponsored by the American Library Association, stop by for ping-pong and table top games. This year’s special event is Life–Size Pac-Man. Info: (516) 481-6591.

‘Let there be love…’

Relive the iconic songs of the ‘70s, when the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra is joined by the New York Bee Gees at Tilles Center, on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. The annual gala benefit concert will support Cerebral Palsy of Nassau. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Forever in that ‘New York State of Mind’

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot are back at The Paramount with yet another lively celebration of the music of Billy Joel, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. This weekend’s concert benefits General Needs, which helps thousands of homeless Long Island veterans and their families through charitable donations and support. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.pararmountny.com.