Guide To The Weekend Aug. 8-10


Looking for something fun to do this weekend while staying close to home? Here are a few things going on around Westbury and Carle Place the weekend of  August 8-10.

August 8

Scrabble Club

Join this congenial group of players. New players are welcome. 1 to 4 p.m.

Dancing At The Winners CircleSalsa Dancing
Free intro to salsa and bachata dance lesson by a Rhythmology instructor at 8 p.m. Followed by three hours of the best salsa and bachata and music by DJ El Gringo Latino. Admission is $8 until 10 p.m., $10 after 10 p.m. Free buffet at 11 p.m. Ages 21 and over. The Winners Circle is located at 39 Post Ave. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. For more information call 516-997-4050.

August 9

Bug Safari
Kids and their families are invited to hunt elusive grasshoppers, butterflies, predatory insects and other creepy, crawly creatures at Old Westbury Gardens. Bring a butterfly net and collecting jars. No registration required. 11 a.m.

New Cassel Farmer’s Market
This community market offers farm fresh produce including corn, melons, onions, peaches and more. At 212 Garden Street in Westbury. 11 a.m. For more information call 516-997-9399.

Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens
Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel. $15 per session; $5.00 members (weather permitting, includes Gardens admission). 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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John Green, author of The Fault In Our Stars

John Green Trivia
John Green fans are invited to enjoy trivia and activities, and celebrate The Fault In Our Stars, at Barnes and Noble in Carle Place. 2 p.m. For more information call 516-741-9850.

Game Of Thrones Trivia
Barnes and Noble is hosting a special event to celebrate the transformation of George Martin’s Game of Thrones into the HBO series. With trivia and giveaways. 7 p.m. For more information call 516-741-9850.

Page and Screen Weekend
Barnes and Noble will be holding festivities celebrating the connections between books, movies, TV shows, collectibles and toys and games, featuring raffles and giveaways from Game of Thrones, The Giver, The Maze Runner and more. 1 p.m. For more information call 516-741-9850.

August 10

Early Morning Walk
Take a guided walk through the entire 200 acre estate of Old Westbury Gardens. Along the way you’ll see the abandoned paddocks fields that have now become home to nesting birds and wildflowers. 9 a.m.

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Tai Chi in the Gardens
Tai Chi, a unique form of “moving meditation” calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. These sessions at Old Westbury Gardens are taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero and are designed for all experience levels. $15 per session; $5 members. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Star Wars Event
Barnes and Noble will be holding Star Wars themed activities and all are invited to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character. 2 p.m. For more information call 516-741-9850.

Kenny Loggins
The singer comes to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. At 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 to $85. For more information visit