It’s Friday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go for adults and kids, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Fire Safety Home Open House
When: Oct. 21, 5:45 p.m.
Why Go: There will live fire demonstrations, vehicle extractions, basic first aid instruction, fire extinguisher training, a smoke detector and fire extinguisher display, training on stop, drop and roll procedures and dispatchers emergency information. Residents can also tour the firehouse and meet the local fire fighters. Refreshments will be served.
Oktoberfest at Library Cafe
When: Oct. 21, 5 p.m.
Why Go: The restaurant is celebrating German food and brews with a special tasting menu, and food and beer specials. The $25 three-course Oktoberfest tasting menu features a 7-ounce beer with each course.
Paws N' Pins: Forgotten Friends of Long Island at Farmingdale Lanes
When: Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Why Go: Help raise money for this cause while bowling. Contact Loretta Rinaldo at 516-232-5127 for more information.
Family Game Show Night at Woodward Parkway
When: Oct. 21, 6 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy a night out with the family sponsored by the PTA.
Runner's Edge Blood Drive
When: Oct. 22, 10 a.m.
Why Go: Help Long Island Blood Services meet it's need for blood by donating the gift of life. Blood donations are at a critically low number. Donate at this drive and you will be eligible again in time to donate at the late December Athletes for Life Blood Drive. Donate at the drive and receive 20% off all purchases at the drive (gift certificates and clearance items excluded).
Farmingdale High School Varsity Football Game
When: Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m.
Why Go: Watch the Dalers varsity football team take on rival Massapequa.
Book Sale at Farmingdale Public Library
When: Oct. 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Why Go: Discarded books on a wide variety of topics are for sale.
Beginnings at Kodiak’s
When: Oct. 22, 9 p.m.
Why Go: Hear music from this Chicago cover band.
Completely Unchained and Mean Machine at The Nutty Irishman
When: Oct. 22, 10 p.m.
Why Go: Hear live music from these groups.
Paul & Rochelle Chamlin Concert at Farmingdale Library
When: Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Why Go:Paul Chamlin has been an integral part of the New York musical scene for more than 25 years. Rochelle Chamlin has performed as a soloist and professional vocalist with many groups. The two teamed up to create a cabaret style show that features the American songbook and musical theater standards. Seating is first come, first served.
Country Farms Polo Match at Bethpage State Park
When: Oct. 16, 3 p.m.
Why Go: Watch polo matches in the nearby Bethpage State Park.