Cinema for kids, a squirrel birthday party, and the art of designing... your life

The Neverending Story plays Sunday, February 12 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Image via

The Neverending Story
Sunday, February 26 at 12pm
Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington
It’s cinema for kids at Cinema Arts Centre! On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a book called “The Neverending Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic. The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by "The Nothing," a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book, he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive. Purchase tickets here.

Chupa Chups the Squirrel Birthday Bash
Sunday, February 26, 1-3pm
Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
Join us to learn about our great forest regenerators, Eastern Gray Squirrels. You’ll be meeting Chupa-Chups “Chip” and possibly get a peek at some babies that we’ve been caring for at the center. Tickets are non-refundable due to it being a fundraiser and cannot be credited towards any other event. Best for families with children over the age of five years. $10/child and $5 for adults, $2 child discount for members. Register here.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Through March 5
Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Con artist Lawrence Jameson is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions – that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson, shows up. When the new guy’s lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jameson resolves to get rid of him. Based on the uproarious movie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels boasts a jazzy-pop score by David Yazbek, who also wrote the music for The Full Monty. The show plays the following schedule: Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $85 for Saturday evenings and $80 for all other performances and may be purchased by calling 631-261-2900, going online at, or by visiting the theater box office.

Image of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels courtesy of Engeman Theater.

Vision to Reality: Design Your Life
Thursday, March 2, 7pm
Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport
This dynamic presentation will cover the principles of success used by many leaders and business owners since the Industrial Revolution. Led by Tom Stack, an established business professional with over 30 years of consistent experience in his field, the in-person discussion aims to help you set personal goals, perform better at work and in your personal life, feel better about yourself, and create new positive habits. Registration is underway here.

NAC Presents! World Groove Collective
Thursday, March 9, 7pm
Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport
Join original music artist Jack Licitra and multi-percussionist Richie Guerrero for a collaboration merging NOLA, pop, blues, and jazz melodies with Afro-Cuban and West African Rhythms. Registration is underway here. This program is co-sponsored by Northport Arts Coalition.

Opera Night Long Island
Friday, March 10, 7:30pm
See flier for details.