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Wednesday, Dec. 11

Celebration Dinner For Helping Kids Stay in Sports

On Dec. 11, join News 12 Sports anchor Jamie Stuart as he hosts a very special reception to say “thank you” to the volunteers and directors of the Children’s Sports Connection, which has fulfilled the dreams of so many children through the years. The event will be held at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., and will feature a holiday dinner, music with special performances by Sal Manzo and a youth choir, raffles and a silent auction. Admission costs $100. For more information contact Patricia D’Accolti at 516-512-8922.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Big Hands, Little Hands

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., hosts a half hour for parents and their 18-month-plus little ones with Big Hands, Little Hands, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Join the library for a half hour of finger play, motion, stories and craft. Afterwards, stay around and meet new friends while exploring the library. No registration is required, just show up. For more information, contact C. Smith at 516-799-0770 ext. 319.

Friday, Dec. 13

Free Blood Pressure Readings

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., continues its efforts to help the community keep track of their health with a free blood pressure reading event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Central Avenue location on the Reference Floor. The free blood pressure readings come courtesy of the Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island. For more information, contact Lee Gundel at 516-798-4607 ext. 304.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Cookie Walk

The Community United Methodist Church, 100 Park Blvd., holds its Cookie Walk Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Delicious assortment of homemade holiday cookies will be on sale for $10 a pound. Personalized gingerbreads and Christmas ornaments will also be available for sale. All cookies are holiday wrapped for gift giving. For more information, call the church office at 516-541-7008.

Holiday Celebration at Sergio’s

Baron Misuraca’s Retro Lounge returns to Sergio’s Italian Restaurant, 5422 Merrick Rd., Dec. 14 for a 7 p.m. dinner and an 8 p.m. show. The special dinner features choice of salad and appetizer; and choice of entree; glass of wine, coffee, tea, espressp, soda and cookies included; all for only $35 each, tax and tip included. The 8 p.m. show features Baron Misuraca showcasing the very best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. For reservations, call 516-541-6554.

Holiday Craft And Artisan Market

A Holiday Craft Fair and Artisan Market will be held at VFW Local Post 516, at 635 Main St. in Farmingdale, from noon until 5 p.m. The fair will feature local artisans and small businesses offering a variety of handmade wares perfect for gift-giving. The event will include a Chinese auction and bake sale with proceeds benefiting Project HOPE and Long Island Cares. The day will also include live music for the shoppers’ enjoyment. Vendors are still wanted — contact Jennifer Avallone at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Shop For A Cause Holiday Fair

Enchanting Events and the Long Island Business Group will host a holiday shopping fair benefiting the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America at the American Legion in Massapequa, 66 Veterans Blvd. There will be more than 30 vendors, as well as performers, raffles and a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the entire family for this fantastic event and find the perfect gift for all your loved ones.

All Aboard The Polar Express

David Engel presents “All Aboard The Polar Express” for children ages three and up at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., in the Bar Harbour Auditorium, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Magical Conductor invites you and your family aboard for fun. Bring your imagination with you as he punches your ticket, answers questions about Santa and the Elves, keeps his passengers happy and asks the age old question “Do You believe...?” Tickets are available in both Massapequa library buildings beginning Dec. 1. For information, contact the Bar Harbor Children’s Room at 516-599-3828 ext. 319.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Advanced Microsoft Word

Learn advanced word processing features including Mail Merge, Autotext, AutoCorrect and more at this seminar at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln. in the Bar Harbour Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This hands-on class will station two-guests to a computer for some real learning while doing. Registration begins Nov. 22 for Massapequa School District residetns and Nov. 29 for non-residents. Call the reference department at 516-799-0770 to register.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Registration Due For Art Workshop

The Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Ln., will host an art workshop led by Gloria Glick. The workshop will commence Jan. 8 and run for eight Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 18. There is a $55 fee due for registration, with an additional $5 per person for each model sitting in. Call Jody Brower at 516-799-0770 ext. 316 for more details.

Sunday, Dec. 22

Holiday Music Concert

Grace Episcopal Church, 23 Cedar Shore Dr., sponsors the first in a series of music concerts featuring outstanding professional musicians from the Church and Day School and from the world of concert music at 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Featured performers for the December concert will be David Hairston II, organ, Grace Church Choir director and organist; Theresa De.Cou-Greenberg, French Horn, Grace Day School Music Educator and Jeffrey A Kaufman, noted hand bell performer. The program will include works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Adolphe Adams, Michael Praetorius, Peter Tchaikovsky and others. The concerts, followed by a modest reception, are being held in the Church located on Merrick Rd. and Cedar Shore Drive and are open to the entire community. Children are free, but a donation of $5 per adult would be appreciated. The proceeds will be used to support and expand the music program at Grace Church and Day School. Call 516-817-4800 for more details.

Monday, Dec. 30

Electronic Device Demo and Tutoring

The Massapequa Public Library hosts a unique event from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., as adults and seniors are invited to the Central Avenue location’s Children’s Room for an electronic device demonstration and tutoring session led by some of Massapequa’s most tech-savvy teens. Adults and seniors can bring their eReader, Smartphone, tablet, Nook and anything else they have trouble operating and neighborhood young people will guide them with troubleshooting tips. Any teens that participate will receive community service credit. There is no registration fee and refreshments will be served.