Nearby things to do this week in Rockville Centre

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Explore mindfulness

Therapist Carol Dipaola will explore mindfulness and how to practice meditating it at the Rockville Centre Public Library on Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m. If you are struggling to balance work, home, stress or health issues, you may learn valuable life skills here.

Overcoming time’s effects

The First Church of Christ, Scientist — at 285 Morris Ave. — is holding a free lecture called “Time is not a Factor in Your Life” on Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. Dave Hohle, a Christian science teacher, will explain how to overcome the effects of time by understanding more about the spiritual nature of life.

Start summer reading

Carol Fitzgerald, founder of Book Report Network, will share her list of must-reads at the Rockville Centre Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. There will be refreshments and lots of books.

Welcoming our feathered friends

Sands Point Preserve is hosting a birdhouse building workshop to salute Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12 to 3 p.m. Create and decorate your own birdhouse to take home to your garden. Participants will be guided by biologist Eric Powers who will provide step-by-step instructions. Advance ticket purchase is required. Info: (516) 570-2185 or www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org.

Groovin’ to the Fab Four

Penny Lane, the popular Beatles tribute band visits Planting Fields Aboretum, on Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. with their “Beatles Experience.” Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and even a picnic and enjoy some great tunes amidst Planting Planting Fields lush grounds. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.