Feb. 15-22

Nearby things to do this week


Are you a poet? Do you know it?

If you are, or you might be, or you’re just interested in poetry, come to Poetry & Prose/Open Mic at Oceanside Library, 30 Davidson Ave., Oceanside at 2 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 17. There will be established poets and talented new voices and time for fresh writers to share samples of their work.

Go bowling, save kittens

Long Beach Human Society’s Kitty Cove is holding their 2nd Annual Bowling for Kitties! fundraiser this Sunday. Feb. 18 at Maple Lanes, 100 Maple Ave., Rockville Centre from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds will go towards keeping the cats they rescue happy and healthy while on their way to transitioning to their forever homes. The first 170 people get unlimited bowling, plus more! 

Up for Scrabble?

Everybody and every word is a winner in Scrabble! The Island Park Public Library at 176 Long Beach Rd., Island Park is holding Scrabble Club at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21. They will provide the boards, just bring your friends and family!