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The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Irish Soda Bread

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early at the West Hempstead Public Library on Thursday, March 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete without a loaf of Priscilla’s Irish Soda Bread. Residents make the meal from scratch, take it home to bake and enjoy. Cost is $3; cash only. Info: (516) 481-6591.

National Circus Project

Enjoy some family-friendly entertainment at the West Hempstead Public Library on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 2:45 p.m., or 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. The National Circus Project will provide entertainment in the lower level Community Room. Reserve a spot for each family member attending. No one will be admitted 10 minutes after the program begins. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Mah Jong at the library

Stop by the Malverne Public Library on Tuesday, March 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. Participants must bring their mah jong and card set. No registration required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Jazzin’ it up

Planting Fields’ Coe Hall welcomes the return of the Hot Club of Flatbush, on Friday, March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Inspired by jazz bands of the 1920s and ‘40s, guitarist Jayson Goodner, violinist Ben Swan and vocalist Gretchen Vitamvas will perform arrangements of Gypsy Jazz standards. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.

Dinos on the loose

“Jurassic World” comes to life when the popular movie franchise is transformed in a live spectacle, appearing at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, opening Thursday, March 12. Enter a world where adventure awaits with dinosaurs everywhere and journey to the jungles of Isla Nublar, through Sunday, March 22. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.jurassicworldlivetour.com.