ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY Online: Discover the history of the Academy Awards...

ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY

Online: Discover the history of the Academy Awards and some of its memorable moments, as well as previous best picture winners and this year's best picture nominees, 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, hosted by Syosset Library, free, visit syossetlibrary.org, 516-921-7161.

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SONDHEIM: THE PROLIFIC YEARS

Elmont: Plaza Theatrical Productions perform musical numbers from shows that include "Company," "Follies," and "A Little Night Music," 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., free, first-come, first-seated, elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280.

WALKING WITH WHITMAN: POETRY IN PERFORMANCE

Huntington Station: Featuring poets Howie Faerstein and Robert Savino, and live music by singer-songwriter Linda Sussman, 6:30 refreshments served, music and readings start at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., $10, waltwhitman.org, 631-427-5240.

ANTIQUES HISTORICAL ARMS SHOW

Freeport: Featuring Revolutionary and Civil War collectibles, muskets, swords, military rifles and sporting guns, presented by the Long Island Antiques Arms Society, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., $8, children younger than 11 free with a paying adult., liahas.org, 631-722-3248.

STORIES THE YANKEES TOLD ME

Hicksville: Bill Schulman, Yankees Magazine columnist and author, shares stories he was told from conducting in-depth interviews with nearly 120 former ballplayers, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Hicksville Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., free, register at hicksvillelibrary.org, 516-931-1417.

MONDAY MYSTERIES

Online: Discuss "The Mayors of New York," by S.J. Rozan, noon Monday, March 4,hosted by Rockville Centre Library, free, register for a link at rvclibrary.org, 516-766-6257.

DEFEATING JAPAN

Dix Hills: Examine the United States planning for an invasion of Japan during World War II, as well as the impact of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, register at hhhlibrary.org, 631-421-4530.

IRISH PIRATES

Online: Explore the long and legendary history of piracy in Ireland, 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, presented by The Whaling Museum and Education Center, free, $10 suggested donation, register for a link at cshwhalingmuseum.org, 631-367-3418.

ART TALK: GILDED AGE

Freeport: Explore the art of the Gilded Age, which reflected a transformation of agrarian culture to urban culture, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., free, register at freeportlibrary.info, 516-379-3274.

THE PRINCE OF TENORS

Plainview: Learn about the life and career of Italian tenor Franco Corelli, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, poblib.org, 516-938-0077.

UNCLAIMED FUNDS

Rockville Centre: The Office of the New York State Comptroller shares how to search, find and process unclaimed funds, 2 p.m. Tuesday,  March 5, Rockville Centre Library, 221 N. Village Ave., free, register at rvclibrary.org, 516-766-6257.

DEMENTIA: TIPS TO CALM AGITATION

Hicksville: Learn strategies and tips to help calm those with dementia with their agitation and improve their quality of life, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Hicksville Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., free, register at hicksvillelibrary.org, 516-931-1417.

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

Glen Cove: Get information about the Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Caregiver Initiative, learn the benefits of volunteering and the impact the loneliness epidemic can have on one's mental health, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., free, register at glencovelibrary.org, 516-676-2130.

DISCUSSION GROUP 

Port Washington: Facilitator-led informal discussion that aims to build community and social interaction, for those ages 60 and older, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Port Washington Library, 1 Library Dr., free, register at pwpl.org, 516-883-4400.

211 LONG ISLAND 

Selden: Learn how to find services like food pantries, utility payment assistance, volunteer opportunities, affordable housing options, job training opportunities and other health and human services resources with 211 Long Island, 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, Middle Country Library, 575 Middle Country Rd., free, register at mcplibrary.org, 631-585-9393.

MANAGING HEALTHCARE EXPENSES IN RETIREMENT

West Hempstead: Learn how to manage Medicare and long-term care expenses in retirement, 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, West Hempstead Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., free, register at whplibrary.org, 516-481-6591.

ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY

Online: Discover the history of the Academy Awards and some of its memorable moments, as well as previous best picture winners and this year's best picture nominees, 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, hosted by Syosset Library, free, visit syossetlibrary.org, 516-921-7161.

EXHIBITION OPENING AND RECEPTION

Southampton: "All Aboard! 190 years of the Long Island Railroad," Don Fisher of the Railroad Museum of Long Island examines the history of the railroad and its revolutionary impact on Long Island's East End, light refreshments served, 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, free, reservations required, southamptonhistory.org, 631-283-2494.

MEET THE COMPOSER NIGHT

Sayville: Interview with composer and conductor Bradley S. Hartman, and a performance by Strings Attached, a chamber ensemble comprised of musicians from the BAFFA Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts, 47 Gillette Avenue, free, baffa.org/meetthecomposerevent, 631-589-7343.

A TIMELINE OF FOOD

Peconic: Learn about the evolution of food, including the advancements and improvements that have been made, as well as demonstrations of some of the tools that have been used throughout the progression, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, free, southoldhistorical.org, 631-765-5500.

CSA FAIR 

Brentwood: More than 15 farms hat are part of Long Island's community supported agriculture participate in this fair; meet the farmers and learn more about each individual CSA program, with cooking demonstrations and vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods available to buy, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Sisters of St. Joseph Farm, 1725 Brentwood Rd., free, ieatgreen.com, 516-238-3616.

VOLUNTEER FAIR

Lindenhurst: Learn about local volunteer and civic groups in the area, representatives from local organizations will discuss how to get involved, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Ave., free, lindenhurstlibrary.org, 631-957-7755.

I'M TURNING 65, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Southold: Learn how Medicare is structured so you can make good decisions about your health insurance, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Southold Library, 53705 Main Rd., free, register at southoldlibrary.org, 631-765-2077.

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