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During the week of Thanksgiving, let’s sit back with friends and family to unwind. While many on Long Island are still recovering, Manor East in Massapequa is looking to help by offering a charity Thanksgiving buffet feast to all families. You can also enjoy the annual turkey trot events on Long Island. The week is also complete with free movie showings and unique classes at Long Island libraries. If you’re ready for some Christmas holiday performances, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas starts at John W. Engeman Theater this week. Check out the details below!


Who: Aluminum Engraving Class At Hauppauge Library
Info: Art is special, but it’s even more special when you created it yourself. Take part in this aluminum engraving class where you have the opportunity to create your own piece of work suitable for framing. Register online.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Hauppauge Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, West Babylon – (631) 979-1600

Who: The Hunger Games Playing At Westhampton Free Library
Info: The Hunger Games started as a novel and has successfully made its way to capture an audience through film. It tells the story of an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 is selected by lottery to compete in the battle to the death. Enjoy the movie at the library with popcorn served.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 3PM at Westhamptom Free Library, 7 Library Avenue, Westhampton – (631) 288-5715


Who: A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas At John W. Engeman Theater
Info: Enjoy a theater performance that celebrates the holiday season. A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas takes a new twist on an old classic with the character Ebenezer Scrooge. Tonight is its first showing. The show continues to run through January 6, 2013.
Cost: $65
Time & Place: 8PM at John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport – (631) 261-2900

Who: Moonrise Kingdom Playing At Connetquot Public Library
Info: The romantic-comedy drama tells the story of 12-year-old Sam and Suzy, fleeing their New England town. Upon fleeing, a local search party goes out to find them. The two make a secret pact and run off to a secluded cove they name Moonrise Kingdom.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM at Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia – (631) 567-5079


Who: Doc’s/Millennium Parties Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party At The Metropolitan Club
Info: There will be a live band at this Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party with a full buffet. Come out to mingle, dance and party. It’ll feature live music from Body & Soul. Proper attire is required. No jeans, T-shirts, hats or sneakers are allowed.
Cost: $24 Admission
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 12:30AM at The Metropolitan Club, 3 Pratt Boulevard, Glen Cove – (516) 621-4444

Who: Jones Beach Boys Playing At Freeport Memorial Library
Info: It’s a documentary starring 475 lifeguards from ages 17 to 80 having the time of their lives. After leaving the shores of Jones Beach, Ron Blake Colby returns to see many of his former lifeguard friends working on the beach.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 3PM at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport – (516) 379-3274


Who: Free Thanksgiving Dinner At Manor East
Info: This is a full Thanksgiving buffet feast that is open to all families as a charity. Manor East has been helping with cleanup efforts after Superstorm Sandy and it continues to want to help those affected by it.
Cost: Charity – No Cost
Time & Place: 12PM – All Day at Manor East, 201 Jerusalem Avenue, Massapequa – (516) 799-0666

Who: Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run at Manorhaven Park
Info: The Port Washington Thanksgiving Day Run, also known as The Turkey Trot,” is an annual fundraiser event for the Port Washington Community Chest. The charitable organization raises funds for distribution to local charities to help improve people’s lives. There’ll be runners, joggers and walkers for this 5-mile course. Register by November 21.
Cost: $35 To Participate ($50 When Registering On Race Day)
Time & Place: 8:30AM at Manorhaven Park – Manorhaven Boulevard, between Dunwood Road and Firwood Road, Port Washington – (516) 767-2121

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