The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Pack 24 open house and carnival

Malverne Cub Scouts Pack 24 invites families to visit their carnival and open house on Saturday, April 27 at Our Lady of Lourdes School hall, from 1 to 3 p.m. Activities include a nerf gun shooting range, golf putt obstacle, a kissing booth, a photo booth, prize punch, toilet toss, tattoo booth and a pie-eating contest. Boys from ages 5-9 are welcome. Info: (516) 965-9863.

Water landscapes in West Hempstead

Create your own ocean-themed painting at the Malverne Public Library on Monday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. In this hands-on workshop, artist Cheryl Frey Richards will show people how to work with water elements in your landscapes. Learn the tricks of the trade for creating meandering streams, sparkling lakes or a calming sea lapping at the shore $20 cash fee due at in-person registration. Space is limited. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Lego Club

Let your imagination run wild with the Lego Club at the Lakeview Public Library on Tuesday, April 30, from 11 to 12 p.m. Children ages three and up are welcome to explore their creative side and build whatever comes to mind. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Arbor Day Festival

As Earth Month comes to a close, Planting Fields Arboretum celebrates the preservation of our environment and the importance of trees at its annual festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join Smokey Bear for tree planting ceremonies, along with tree climbing, tree seedling giveaways, and plant clinics, family activities, and much more. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.

In the saddle

The American leg of the renowned Longines Masters Series stops on Long Island, at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28. Many of the world’s top equestrians taking part — including two-time Olympic Gold Medalist McClain Ward — in this showcase of world-class equestrian competition. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.