1. The New Rochelle Public Library International Film Series presents the 2011 drama A Better Life, directed by Chris Weitz. The 97-minute film stars Demián Bichir as Carlos Galindo, who dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the US. However, when his wife leaves him, his only goal is making sure his son has opportunities he never did. The free film is in English and starts at 7 p.m. Thursday. The library is at 1 Library Plz. in New Rochelle.
2. Curious about Turkish cooking? Try the One Shot Cooking Class at the Turkish Cultural Center Westchester at 7 p.m. Thursday, 133 E. Main St. in Elmsford. Every month we will have different exotic Turkish delicacies on the menu. Learn how to prepare traditional Turkish meals and afterwards invite your friend's to a special meal you prepared. This month's dishes are Turkish Style Lentil Soup, rice, meatball (kofte) and Revani (dessert). Admission is $20. 3. I don't mind sounding like a broken record but Thursday's weather will be great—again. The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high near 71. Overnight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 55.