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The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead


Gingerbread cookie workshop

Prepare some tasty holiday treats at the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 11. a.m., 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Instructors at the library will help children to make gingerbread cookies. Tickets are $10 per person. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Tackapausha Museum’s Exotic Wildlife

Check out some exotic animals at the Lakeview Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. The library will feature a fennec fox along with other cool animals. All ages are welcome at this program. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Historical Society Holiday Gala

The Malverne Historical and Preservation Society’s annual Holiday Gala will feature dinner, dancing and prizes at the Knight of Columbus in Lynbrook on Friday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person. Info: (516) 599-1028.

Holiday traditions from the Emerald Isle

Irish storyteller Tomáseen Foley and his ensemble bring “A Celtic Christmas” to the  Madison Theatre, on the Molloy College campus, on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. The show recreates the joy of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland. Info: (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

Tales of the Bronx

Chazz Palminteri is back with his one-man version of “A Bronx Tale,” on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Journey back through the decades as this autobiographical coming-of-age story, which became a movie and then found its way to Broadway, of Calogero Anello, a young man torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his hardworking father. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.pararamountny.com.