The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Mario Kart Tournament

Rev up your engines to race at the Malverne Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 12 to 3 p.m. Play as Bowser, Mario, Yoshi, and more as the library will host a Mario Kart Tournament for children ages 10 and up. Registration is required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Mah Jong at the library

Stop by Malverne Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of mah jong. Test your skills with these colorful tiles and may the best mah-jong player win! All experienced players are welcome to attend. Please bring your mah jong and card set. No registration required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Holiday decorations in Lakeview

Make something for yourself or prepare a gift for family member or loved one for the holidays at the Lakeview Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This program is for those in seventh through 12th grades. Prior registration is required. Insufficient registration will cancel the program. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Christmas with The Nassau Pops

The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, under the longtime direction of Louis Panacciulli, brings some holiday cheer to everyone, performing at Chaminade High School in Mineola, Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. In addition, the Mineola Choral Society joins the NPSO for the festive concert that features all the classic Christmas favorites. Info: (516) 565-0646 or www.nassaupops.com.

A Christmas Carol

The holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” is interpreted as a radio-style staged reading by Adelphi University faculty and students. The annual reading will be shared at Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to contribute a donation of non-perishable food items for the Mary Brennan INN Food Kitchen. Info: (516) 877-4000 or pac.adelphi.edu.