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The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Financial Fridays

Learn some tips on managing your finances in this week’s installment of Financial Fridays at the West Hempstead Public Library on Friday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This week’s topic, presented by Rory Pinsky, is titled, “Financial Wellness 101.” Info: (516) 481-6591.

Book club for kids

Children can join the kids’ book club at the Malverne Public Library on Friday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The library will feature, “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast: Mission Defrostable.” Kids will also decorate ice cream sandwich people. Registration is required. Info: (516) 599-0750 ext. 303 or malvernekids@malvernelibrary.org.

A true love story

The West Hempstead Public Library will feature author J.S. Russo, who wrote a real-life love story, on Sunday, March 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Russo’s story, “In Sickness and in Health: A Memoir of Love,” is a true story about two people that fate brought together. Russo will talk about their lives before and after Sue Satriano became afflicted with cancer and how the couple’s relationship grew throughout their cancer journey. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Camellia Festival

Take in a balmy escape at Planting Fields’ delightful camellia greenhouse, Sunday, March 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Quatrain Barbershop Quartet will perform throughout the day; guided tours are offered at 1 and 3 p.m. Visitors can also take part in a Tea Talk and Tasting at noon. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.

‘On A Winter’s Night’ Reunion

Christine Lavin and some of her friends will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the now-classic “On A Winter’s Night” CD on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., on the Landmark on Main Street stage. In 1994, Lavin gathered some of the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement to showcase music of the winter season. Info: (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.