Thursday, Sept. 2nd,
7:30 p.m., meeting of the Glendale Property Owners Association at Redeemer Lutheran Church dining hall, 69th Place and Cooper Avenue, tel. 366-2288.
*7:45 p.m., meeting of the Ridgewood Property Owners Association at J.H.S. 93 auditorium, Forest Avenue and Madison Street, tel. 821-4882.
Sunday, Sept. 5th,
7 p.m., Veggie Singles Events will host a Labor Day Weekend Super Dance Party at the Grand Ballroom 939 8th Ave., Manhattan, admission $20 per person, tel. 437-0190.
Monday, Sept. 6th,
11 a.m., Rego Park Health Care hosts a street fair in front of 111-26 Corona Ave., between 22th Street and the Long Island Expressway, tel. 592-6400, ext. 125.
Tuesday, Sept. 7th,
1 p.m., meeting of the Ostomy Club of Queens to hear guest speaker Therese Haus, R.N., discuss the secrets that can make life more comfortable for patients with colostomy; event in the 2 East Conference Room of Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 45th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, tel. 670-3017.
*6:30 p.m., a chartering ceremony for the Friends of the Far Rockaway Library will take place at the branch, 1637 Central Ave., tel. 990-8585.
*7:15 p.m., meeting of Community Board 4 for a public hearing on renewal of a zoning variance for 72-02 Roosevelt Ave., meeting at the Joseph Lisa Memorial Center, 51-13 108th St., Corona, tel. 760-3141.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 11 at M.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside, tel. 225-1054.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Sociable Singles, the New Jewish Professionals’ Group, to hear keynote speaker Rebekka Mulhare speak on "Create and Attract Your Dream Mate"; event at the central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, tel. 268-5011.
*7:30 p.m., public discussion on Discrimination and the Workplace Today hosted by Queens Gays and Lesbians United; event at United Community Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, tel. 205-6605.
Wednesday, Sept. 8th,
12:45 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Jackson Heights chapter, to hear keynote speaker Melinda Katz, director of Queens community boards, event at the United Community Methodist Church, tel. 457-4799.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 5 at the Maspeth American Legion Post, 66-28 Grand Ave., tel. 429-4600.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Maspeth Republican Club to discuss upcoming political events in Queens; meet at the Polish-American Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., tel. 894-4602 or 326-7365.
*The Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, Saturday, Sept. 11th and Sunday, Sept. 12th, 2 p.m.The Peking Opera will perform excerpts of "The Dream of the Red Chamber" in the library’s auditorium.
Admission is free, and audience members will be admitted by ticket only. Tickets will be available beginning Sept. 1st at the International Resource Center Reference Desk at the Flushing Library on the third floor. Limit one ticket per customer. Call (718) 661-1230 for information in English; or (718) 661-1232 in Chinese.
Thursday, Sept. 9th,
9:30 a.m., meeting of the Community Board 1 district cabinet at Kaufman-Astoria Studios, lower dining cafeteria, 36th Street and 35th Avenue, tel. 392-5600.
*10:30 a.m., Queens Borough President’s office hosts Queens land use hearings at Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., tel. 286-2640.
*1 p.m., Forest Hills Chapter of Brandeis University’s Women’s Committee invites public to study group sampler; event at their library, 71st Avenue and 108th Street, tel. 445-0981.
*1 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Richmond Hill chapter at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens, tel. 381-7166.
*2 p.m., Friends of the Sunnyside Branch Library present "A seminar on elder law" at the branch, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., tel. 990-0700.
*3 p.m., meeting of the Flushing Hospital Medical Center Breathing Easy Support Group at the hospital, 45th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, tel. 670-3017.
*7 p.m., meeting of Community Board 2 at the Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., tel. 533-8773.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the United Forties Civic Association for presentation by the city Fire Department; event at St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-20 45th St., tel. 392-1510.
*7:45 p.m., meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association at St. Patrick’s School, 38-37 28th St., Long Island City, tel. 729-0373.
Borough Of Queens
*Until Sept. 3rd, the Queens High School office has announced that registration for Newcomers High School: Academy For New Americans will take place daily from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the school. The high school is located at 28-01 41st Ave., Long Island City. For more information, call (718) 937-6005.
*All schools in District 30 will be open for early registration of pupils between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1st, Thursday, Sept. 2nd and Friday, Sept. 3rd.
Parents of school-aged children who have not registered already and have not attended school in District 30 are urged to register during this period.
To register, parents must provide proof of residence, proof of the child’s age and proof that the child has been immunized. If the child has attended another school, the parent should also provide the latest report card.
Parents can call (718) 777-4600 to find out their child’s zoned school.
*The Queens College Choral Society, a 140-voice college-community chorus sponsored by the Aaron Copland School of Music, announces that it is conducting auditions for all voice parts at its first two rehearsals, Wednesday, Sept. 1st and 8th, in the Music Building on the Queens College campus between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
The society will prepare Handel’s Messiah, and Verdi’s Requiem for its Dec. 11th and May 6th performances. For more information, call (718) 997-3822.
*Now through September, the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program at Russell Sage J.H.S. 190, 68-17 Austin St., is offering The Ambassadors program for young people ages 12 to 15. Young "ambassadors" explore New Yorkers’ diverse cultures through field trips, film and discussions. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Public transit is available nearby.
For information or to enroll, call Patricia Guzowski or Casey Mahoney at 830-5233.
*There will be no street cleaning, refuse or recycling collection by the Department of Sanitation on Monday, Sept. 6th, in observance of Labor Day.
Residents should place their trash curbside Monday evening for Tuesday collection. All other areas scheduled for garbage collection on Tuesday should place their trash curbside as normally scheduled.
Monday’s alternate week curbside recycling collection will receive service on Monday, Sept. 13th. Tuesday’s will remain Sept. 7th.
Shopkeepers, restaurant managers and other merchants serviced by private carting companies should contact their refuse haulers to determine whether they will receive collection on the holiday.
Refuse unlawfully left out over a holiday could subject homeowners and commercial establishments to a fine of up to $250.
The department’s administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6th. For questions about sanitation services and holiday schedules, contact the Sanitation Action Center at (212) 219-8090.
*Christine Roland, director of housing/community organizing at the Forest Hills Community House, will hold a housing clinic for tenants living in rent regulated apartments on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, at the Beacon Center, J.H.S. 190, 68-17 Austin St., 6 to 8 p.m.
Subjects will be: lease renewals, repairs, heat and hot water, eviction prevention, discrimination issues and tenants’ rights. participants should bring copies of their leases and other documents relating to the problem.
For more information, call Chris Roland at 592-5757, extension 221.
*Mary Abbate, assistant executive director of the Forest Hills Community House, announced that the neighborhood-based Early Childhood Center at the house will provide universal prekindergarten services to School Districts 24 and 28 starting September. Parents of children living in Glendale, Middle Village, Elmhurst or Corona should call District 24 at 417-2693; parents of children living in Jamaica, Forest Hills or Rego Park call District 28 at 830-5775. For more information about the Early Childhood Center, call Lois Rothstein at 699-7762.
*A colorful variety of paintings—in different mediums— are being exhibited Sept. 4th and 5th, 11th and 12th and 18th and 19th at the Jackson Heights Arts Club Fall Outdoor Show, located at 78th Street and 37th Avenue on the fence of P.S. 69, Jackson Heights, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the exhibit. Art work is for sale and the exhibit is free to the public.
The outdoor show is part of the club’s community outreach program and is assisted in part by grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Natural Heritage Trust, the Queens Council on the Arts and the office of Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.
*The Woodhaven Business Improvement District (W.B.I.D.) from Dexter Court to 100th Street on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue encourages you to save on back to school shopping the week of Sept. 1st, 0 Percent Tax Week. No clothing or footwear, including sneakers, up to $110 will be taxed, so you’ll save eight and one quarter percent on your purchases. Stores on Jamaica Avenue will be offering back to school bargains in addition to no sales tax.
*Applications are now being accepted for new clients at the Entrepreneur Development Center of the Queens County Economic Development Corporation. Queens residents interested in starting a business or who own a business less than three years old can qualify for classroom instruction in developing a business plan, 2 hours of technical assistance and assistance to secure business financing.
If you’re interested, come to the Open House and Registration session, Wednesday, Sept. 1st, 6:30 p.m., Room 213, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. For more information, call 263-0546.
The course begins in September and concludes 10 weeks later in November. The program cost is $175 for materials. The curriculum includes research to complete the business plan, marketing and how to determine the impact of business-specific economic trends. Over 600 Queens residents have graduated from the course, 513 are minorities and 333 are women business owners.
The Entrepreneur Development Program is supported by the Empire State Development Corporation, the New York City Department of Business Services, Con Edison, Chase Manhattan Foundation and Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.
*John Sebastian, former lead singer of Lovin’ Spoonful and best known for his hit songs "Summer in the City," and the theme from "Welcome Back Cotter," will be performing live with his band on the main stage in front of the Belmont Park Racetrack’s grandstands on Sunday, Sept. 5th at 7 p.m. The concert is included in the $5 admission to the Belmont Fair and Festival. For more information, call (516) 293-4242 or visit www.family fairs.com on the Internet.