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  1. Victory Boulevard Merchant’s Association Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony

    December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    December 1, 2015  |  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe
    Bring unwrapped toys to benefit Toys for Tots and Rolling Thunder Toy Run.
  2. Free Mammography Screenings

    December 2 @ 9:00 am
    December 2, 2015  |  9:00 am - 9:00 am
    Senator Andrew Lanza's District Office
    Appointments are necessary. Please call 800-564-6868
  3. Baby Time

    December 2 @ 10:30 am
    December 2, 2015  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library
  4. Itty Bitty Play Time

    December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    December 2, 2015  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood.
  5. Italian Language Club

    December 2 @ 11:00 am
    December 2, 2015  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Huguenot Library
    For those of you who enjoy speaking Italian but are lacking in partners for conversation, come to the Huguenot Library and join in our club. Converse with other native speakers of Italian or practice speaking your newly learned language with
  6. Clay Day

    December 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    December 2, 2015  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and getting in touch with your tactile side.
  7. Voice of the People Tour

    December 2 @ 2:30 pm
    December 2, 2015  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    Before cell phones, social media, computers and TV how did people share their voice? How did the word get around and important issues get discussed? Watch how things got done the old-fashioned way.
  8. Math & Reading Tutoring

    December 2 @ 3:30 pm
    December 2, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    New Dorp Library
    First come, first served. Space is limited. Come register in person. Sign­up list will start when Library opens that day.
  9. Board Games

    December 2 @ 3:30 pm
    December 2, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Book Buddies

    December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    December 2, 2015  |  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Great Kills Library
    A kid and a teen are paired up! The kid practices reading to the teen, while the teen helps them out.  Participants register for a 20 minute slot by calling the library.
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