Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Tai Chi

Take part in an ancient Chinese tradition at the Lakeview Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tai chi, which has been in existence for centuries, is currently practiced as a graceful form of exercise. A series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing helps reduce stress and anxiety. Shifu, or Master Teacher Pam Dye will lead this practice. Please register at least three days prior to the program. All programs are subject to cancellation with insufficient registration. Out-of-district patrons will be charged a $5 fee per class payable at the circulation desk before each class. (516) 536-3071.

Valentine’s Day picture frame

Do you have a special someone in your life? Visit the Malverne Public Library as they look to help express your love for that person on Monday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Show someone how much you love them by making a one of a kind picture frame. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Growing houseplants

Looking to get an early start on your spring home and garden? The West Hempstead Public Library will host a training session for plant-lovers on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County will be here to show you how to successfully grow houseplants. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Be my Valentine

Long Island Children’s Museum hosts a celebration of love and friendship in the spirit of Valentine’s Day at the “Be Mine Ball,” Saturday, Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m. Everyone is invited to party away in their best red attire, highlighted by three-hours of music that families can dance to, together. A DJ will get guests on the dance floor doing the Electric Slide, Macarena and of course, the Cupid Shuffle. Info: (516) 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

In perfect harmony

The popular SingStrong Festival returns to the New York region, hosted by Adelphi University, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11. Professional a cappella groups perform. along with collegiate and high school ensembles in a lively vocal showcase. A variety of musical genres are represented, including pop, jazz, rock, Broadway tunes, barbershop, reggae-tone, and beatbox. Info: (516) 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu or www.newyork.singstrong.org.