Wednesday, Sept. 29th,
1 p.m., meeting of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society to hear member Allan Smith discuss an update on cemetery cleanups in the region; meet at St. Mathew’s Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th St., Woodhaven, tel. 846-1907.
*7 p.m., Wild Wednesdays continue with Susanna Faveo plus open mike for Poets and Musicians at New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave., Forest Hills, minimum $3, tel. 424-6494.
*8 p.m., singles dance will be hosted by the Parents Without Partners Queens Chapter 16 at Nancy’s Fireside, 255-41 Jamaica Ave., Floral Park, admission $6 per person, tel. 343-7674.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Association to hear keynote speakers and radio personalities Curtis Sliwa and Ron Kuby; event at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., tel. 793-7741.
Thursday, Sept. 30th,
10 a.m., thirteen-year old violinist Christine Kwak, pianist Wendy Fang Chen and guitarist Jorge Caballero help launch Queens Symphony Orchestra’s 1999-2000 season; event at Citicorp building, Jackson Avenue and 45th Street, Long Island City, fourth floor, tel. 786-8880.
*7 p.m., meeting of Community Board 3 for public hearings on proposed Fiscal Year 2001 Capital and Expense budgets; meet at the Louis Armstrong School, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst, tel. 458-2707.
Friday, Oct. 1st,
6:30 p.m., Asia Society and Indo-American Arts Council presents "The Making of the Mahatma," a 151-minute film by Shyam Benegal; showing and discussion with the film maker following at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, at 70th Street, Manhattan; $15 general admission, tel. (212) 517-ASIA.
Saturday, Oct. 2nd,
9 a.m., Community Board 3 hosts its first Annual Community Recognition breakfast at the grand ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, tel. 458-2707.
*2:30 p.m., the Jackson Heights Poets group will host a poetry reading at the Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st St., tel. 424-6494.
*All day annual fall flea market at the Towers Co-op, 80th Street and 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights, tel. 639-0581.
*9 p.m., country and western dance featuring the group Miss Babs & The Kickin’ Boogie Band; event at the Glendale Memorial Building, Myrtle Avenue and 72nd Street, admission $10 per person, tel. 763-4328.
Sunday, Oct. 3rd,
11 a.m., Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation hosts the Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival on Jamaica Avenue between Woodhaven Boulevard and 80th Street, tel. 805-0202.
*11 a.m., the Queens County Farm will host its annual apple festival featuring all kinds of special gift ideas for all kinds of special people, event at the farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, tel. 347-FARM.
*11 a.m., an Orienteering meet will be organized by the Hudson Valley Orienteering Club, which involves using a map and compass to find features and checkpoints along a set course; meet at the Buddy Monument, Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue, registration fee, tel. 235-4462.
*11:30 a.m., "Nutrition and Cancer: Clarifying Facts and Dispelling Misconceptions" is a free informational mini-lecture program and luncheon offered by New York Hospital Queens at the Lang Center auditorium, 56-45 Main St. at Booth Memorial Ave., Flushing, tel. 670-1231.
Monday, Oct. 4th,
7 p.m., meeting of Community Board 7 for vote on capital and expense budgets of Fiscal Year 2001; meet at the Union Plaza Nursing Home, 33-23 Union St., Flushing, tel. 463-3891.
*7:30 p.m., poets, actors and musicians are invited to take part in an open mike evening at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, tel. 458-3600.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Greater Astoria Historical Society to hear keynote speaker Ivan Mrakovcic and Nancy Cataldi speak on "Richmond Hill: New York’s Next Landmark Community?"; event at Quinn’s Gallery, fourth floor community room 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, tel. 278-0700.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Tall Club of Long Island; men must be 6 feet 2 inches or taller and women must be five feet 10 inches or taller; meet at HR Singleton’s, 150 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage; fee $5 per person, tel. (516) 616-3320.
*all day McDonald’s restaurants across Queens and the nation will donate $1 of every Big Mac Extra Value Meal sold to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Tuesday, Oct. 5th,
3:30 p.m., P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center will host an art camp afterschool program for youngsters ages six to 12 and three to five years; program begins at the center, 22-25 Jackson Blvd., Long Island City, free to New York City school kids. $5 a day for all others, registration tel. 784-2084.
*7:15 p.m., meeting of Community Board 4 for public hearing on application to reinstate variance for continued use of an existing automobile repair use facility; meet at the Joseph Lisa Memorial Center, 51-13 108th St., Corona, tel. 760-3141.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Sociable Singles, the new Jewish Professionals’ group, to hear keynote speaker Fran Greene talk about "Relationships"; meet at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, tel. 268-5011.
*7:30 p.m., Queens Gays and Lesbians United will present the video "Trevor", an Academy Award winning story of coming of age and coming out; meet at the Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, tel. 205-6605.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Astoria Civic Association for presentations by City Council Speaker Peter Vallone on the state of the city and Assistant Police Chief Patrol Borough North James Tuller on crime in northern Queens; meet at Riccardo’s catering facility, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, tel. 545-5353.
Wednesday, Oct. 6th,
2:30 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Elmhurst chapter, to hear keynote speaker Dr. Emilio Oribe, a neurologist at New York Hospital Queens, lecture on strokes; meet at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst, tel. 639-3126.
*12:45 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Jackson Heights chapter, to hear keynote speaker Joseph Post, Bureau of the Census, meet at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., tel. 457-4799.
*The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens hosts English as a Second Language classes. Beginners Level I will start today. All classes at their offices, 29-21 21st Ave., tel. 204-2444.
*7 p.m., Wild Wednesdays continue with Millie Bowman Steir and Allen Nyoshin Steir plus Open Mike for Poets and Musicians at New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave., Forest Hills, minimum $3, tel. 424-6494.
Thursday, Oct. 7th,
7:30 p.m., meeting of the United Community Civic Association to hear presentations on the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, electric power plant proposals and the LaGuardia Center mini mall; meet at Augustana Lutheran Church, Hazen Street and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria Heights, tel. 932-5415.
Friday, Oct. 8th,
meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Long Island City Post 2348 at headquarters, 32-35 41st St., tel. RA8-6220.
*closing deadline Oct. 8th, Astoria Civic Association will host 19th annual bicycle race for boys and girls ages three to 11 on Sunday, Oct. 17th, 8 p.m., event at Astoria Park, applications available at Chase Bank, 22-45 31st St., tel. 545-5353.
Around The Borough Of Queens
*Ellis Island Immigration Museum hosts a weekend Oktoberfest on the grand lawn. Admission to Oktoberfest and Ellis Island Immigration Museum is free. The ferry ride will cost about $7. Oktoberfest is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2nd and 3rd, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about Ellis Island Immigration Museum, call (212) 244-0996, or check out our website at www.ellisisland.com.
*The Sunnyside Drum Corps, a youth marching band, is seeking new members for Pom Pom, Bel Lyre, Flag Team, Color Guard, Drum Corps and Baton Twirling. No audition or experience needed. No weekly dues. No membership fee. No lesson payments.
Meetings are only one night a week, for little more than an hour or two, and about a dozen weekend events during the year.
Join the band, Tuesday evening, 6 to 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside. For information, call 786-4141.
*Barbara Morris, president of the Rockaway Rotary Club, announced they’re seeking four non-Rotarians between the age of 25 and 40 to be members of a group study team to go to Sao Paulo, Brazil for a period of four to six weeks to participate in an exchange program to promote international and vocational understanding.
Interviews are Oct. 2nd. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, engaged in a trade, business or profession for two years. Individuals will travel and visit with different clubs in the Brazilian District and will observe how their business, trade or profession is practiced in Brazil. This program involves District 7250, (Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau) with a Brazilian District.
Tickets are paid for by the Rotary Foundation, and room, board and local transportation by the hosting district in Brazil. The group will stay in Rotary homes and be hosted in turn by the Rotary Clubs of the District.
Anyone interested should contact the Rockaway Rotary Club Chairman John Howley at 945-2700.
*"Hello Dolly!" based on the play by Thornton Wilder and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman comes to Queensborough Community College (QCC) on Saturday, Oct. 9th at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $28, $25 and $22 and can be purchased through the QCC box office, by mail or phone at 631-6311. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards are accepted. The college is located at 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside, exit 29 on the L.I.E. Ample free parking is available.
*Queens Borough President Claire Shulman expressed her sympathy for the more than 1,800 victims of the devastating earthquake in Taiwan and called on residents of Queens to support local relief efforts. Citing immigration figures from the city Department of City Planning, Shulman noted that many residents of Queens have links to Taiwan. More than 3,600 immigrants from Taiwan settled here between 1990 and 1994.
To make a monetary contribution, Queens residents can send a check to the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit at 51 Chambers St., Room 630, New York, NY 10007. Checks should be made out to NYC Public/Private Initiative.
Contributions can also be made to the American Red Cross International Response Fund at P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or by calling (800) HELP-NOW. The American Red Cross and its Queens Division are not now accepting individual donations of food, clothing or other supplies.
The Flushing Chinese Business Association on Roosevelt Avenue is also organizing fundraising efforts to aid quake victims.
*LaGuardia Community College is offering an array of online computer courses beginning Oct. 13th. Web page design, Java programming and introduction to PC troubleshooting are among the topics taught. The classes cost $99.
For more information, call 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*LaGuardia Community College adult and continuing education is offering the basic fundamentals on how to navigate the Internet.
The course is offered in two sessions: two three-hour classes on Oct. 7th and 21st, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, and a six hour class Nov. 6th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition $99.
The course will be held in the college’s main building at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Those who wish to register can call 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*LaGuardia Community College is offering the basics of investing on Oct. 12th.
The class is designed to provide an understanding of basic investment terminology and strategies.
Classes are to be be held Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8:40 p.m. in the college’s main building, address above. Tuition is $75. Those interested in enrolling, call 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Forest Hills branch, 108-19 71st Ave., (718) 268-7934, Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6 p.m."Places We Call Home", a six-session writing workshop will be kicked off with a reading of some of the works by award-winning author/writer Kimiko Hahn. The creative writing workshop will take place on Mondays, Oct. 18th, 25th, Nov. 1st, 8th and 15th at 6 p.m.
Space is limited; preregistration is required call 268-7934. Admission is free.
*Jackson Heights branch, 35-1 81st St., 990-0876, Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 5:30 p.m.Dr. Rosalia Arteaga, former vice president of Ecuador, will present a reading and discussion of her book Jeronimo. The book concerns the life and death of her son, born with Down’s Syndrome. Copies of Arteaga’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free.
*Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Submissions must be received no later than Oct. 15th."2000 Reasons To Read" children’s writing campaign continues. Submit one reason to read in 15 words or less. Entries will be compiled into the Queens Library Millennium Guide to Reading. All applications will be available and submissions accepted at Queens Library branch locations. Submissions will also be accepted on postcards and should be mailed to the Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, 11432, Att: Public relations. For more details, call the Public Relations Department at (718) 990-8643.
*Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Oct. 24th.Before magazines and newspapers there were 3-D stereoscopes which provided the only way for people to see news and historical events.
The "Viewing Empire" includes stereoviews from the Bancroft Library and the University of California at Berkeley and from the private collection of Jerry Raymond. The exhibit features images of soldiers from the New York area.
Examine this unique exhibit "Viewing Empire: Stereoviews from the Spanish-American War" at the International Resource Center Gallery, located on the third floor of the Flushing Library. The gallery is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
* The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, (718) 479-0505.A free week of membership for adults 18 and over began on Sept. 15th and expires on Oct. 31st. Individuals interested in registering should go to the branch location of their choice, present a photo ID and sign up.
The participating Y’s are located in Bellerose, 238-10 Hillside Ave., 479-0505; Flushing, 138-46 Northern Blvd, 961-6880; Jamaica, 89-25 Parsons Blvd., 739-6600; Long Island City, 32-23 Queens Blvd., 392-7932 and Ridgewood, 69-02 64th St., 821-6271.
*Barracuda Swim Team will hold its annual white elephant sale on Saturday, Oct. 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All proceeds will support the Barracuda Swimmers through entry fees and travel expenses to swimming competitions throughout the season.
Donated items for sale will be accepted by the Y on Friday, Oct. 1st after 6 p.m.
For more information contact Jean Dattner at 479-0505.
* Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 10 a.m.Fourth annual Autumn Golf Classic at the Canyon Club in Armonk, New York. Cocktails at 5 p.m. will precede dinner, awards and a raffle will be held in the dining room.
All proceeds over expenses will support the Youth Scholarship Fund for community youngsters to attend summer camp, after-school child care, nursery school, instructional sports and more. The Cross Island Y will grant over $70,000 in scholarship funds for programs and memberships in 1999.
Sponsorship opportunities are available as follows:
•Champion Outing: $5,000 includes two foursomes, recognition on all printed materials and a large sign at tee and hole of your choice, brunch, cocktail party and dinner.
•Leader Outing: $2,500 includes one foursome, recognition on all printed materials and a large sign at tee and hole of your choice, brunch, cocktail party and dinner.
•Advocate Outing: $1,250 includes one foursome and signage at a tee and hole, brunch, cocktail party and dinner.
•Foursome at $1,000 includes all greens fees, cart, brunch, cocktail party and dinner.
•Tee or Hole Sponsor at $150 includes sponsorship signage at tee or hole of your choice.
Co-chairs of this year’s tournament are Valerie Reardon (HIP of Greater New York) and Patrick Brea Esq. (Brea, Yankowitz and Sosin PC).
For more information, or to register to play, call Charles Weidanz, at 479-0505.
*The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing, 11354, Sunday, Oct. 3rd. (718) 353-4142.is hosting their ninth annual Run Like A Bandit 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Walk. All proceeds, over expenses, benefit the gymnastics team, the Bandits. The race will be held at 10 a.m. rain or shine, is sponsored by GreenPoint Bank, Quantum Leap Natural Grocery, America’s Choice Mortgage Company and Pizza Hut.
The start/finish is located at the Queens Museum. Kids fun run, prizes, raffle and refreshments will be part of the day’s event.
Awards include: First overall male and female trophy and one year YMCA membership; first through third male and female each age group; 14 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over; and first through third overall walkers, male and female.
The preregistration fee is $10; on-site $12. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Wendy Burns at 353-4142.
The Catalpa YMCA, 69-02 64th St., 821-6271, Monday, Oct. 4th,will host a Shine the Light of Justice for Forgotten Children, an ACES (Association for Children for Enforcement of Support) Annual Candlelight Vigil. (Over 30 million children in the United States are owed $41 billion in unpaid child support.)
*The YMCA’s of Greater New York are non-profit organizations.