1. CC Sabathia & friends

WHEN | WHERE 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Steiner Sports Store, Roosevelt Field

INFO 800-242-7139, steinersports.com

COST $175 and up for Sabathia; from $40 for Ron Guidry and from $50 for Ivan Nova (combination packages available)

It's another month before pitchers and catchers report for spring training, but you can meet the player who got the highest-value contract for a pitcher in major-league history -- Yankees ace CC Sabathia -- tomorrow, when he's scheduled to sign autographs at the Steiner Sports Store at Roosevelt Field. Sabathia, who has won 59 games in his three years with the Yankees, signed a $161-million contract in 2008. Appearing with him is former Yankees pitcher Guidry ("Louisiana Lightning") and Nova, who was 16-4 last season.

2. Talent search

Come cheer the contestants in the Patchogue Pizzazz Talent Search for adults, where participants will sing, dance or otherwise perform onstage to compete for cash prizes -- and bragging rights.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Saturday, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue

INFO 631-207-1300, patchoguetheatre.com

ADMISSION $9-$25

3. Islanders

The Islanders are back on the home ice Tuesday for the first time in 2012 -- see them take on the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nassau Coliseum

INFO 516-501-6700, nassaucoliseum.com

ADMISSION $23-$119, $7 parking

4. George Lopez

His comedic talents include HBO comedy specials, a television sitcom and a recent stint hosting a late-night talk show on TBS -- Lopez comes to Westbury for a stand-up comedy show at NYCB Theatre.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Friday, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury

INFO 800-745-3000, livenation.com

ADMISSION $49.50-$69.50

5. Oheka fundraiser

A grand affair is planned at Oheka Castle in Huntington to benefit Mercy Medical Center. You'll get a cocktail hour followed by a luncheon, with time to look around the first floor of the historic building, which is still decorated for the holidays. Entertainment is by the doo-wop group The Acchords, featuring music from the '50s-'70s. Reservations required.

WHEN | WHERE Noon-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate, 135 West Gate Dr., Huntington

INFO 516-433-0672

ADMISSION $85

6. Aimee Mann

The former singer for '80s New Wavers 'Til Tuesday ("Voices Carry") is all grown up and more folkie than in her youth.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington

INFO 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org

ADMISSION $40-$45

7. Full-moon hike

See the critters that stay awake all night on a roughly 2-mile full-moon hike through Quogue Wildlife Refuge's forest up to North Pond. Along the way, look and listen for nocturnal creatures as a guide instructs hikers how to use night vision. Recommended for adults and children over age 11. Reservations required.

WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. Monday, meet at the Nature Center, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue

INFO 631-653-4771, quoguewildliferefuge.org

ADMISSION $5

8. Marc Cohn

Best known for that 1991 gem "Walking in Memphis," Cohn released his last album in 2010: "Listening Booth, 1970." In it, he paid homage to the hit songs of that year (including Cat Stevens' "Wild World," Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed").

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Jan. 15, YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore

ADMISSION $68

INFO 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org

9. Organizing 101

Did you resolve to keep a neater house in 2012? A professional organizer will lead a two-hour seminar focused on getting your entire family engaged in organizing -- including shortcuts to getting control over clutter around your home. The idea: get a routine in place. Preregistration required.

WHEN | WHERE 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Marlaina Teich Designs, 2605 Merrick Rd., Bellmore

INFO 631-363-9208, getorganizedseminars.com

ADMISSION $29

10. Book signing

"I'm just telling it like it is" is a catchphrase made famous by sportscaster Howard Cosell, a television figure from the mid-'50s through the '80s. Author Mark Ribowsky, who penned "Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth and the Transformation of American Sports," speaks and signs copies of his book Tuesday in Huntington.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington

INFO 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com

ADMISSION Free

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