Calendar of Events
Saturday, Oct. 16th,
8:30 a.m., Vietnam Veterans of America will present a free seminar and screening for hepatitis ‘C’; event at St. James Parish Hall, 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, tel. 897-4020.
*9:45 a.m., Walk the Walk sponsors an inaugural 5K Walk Run to help build the nation’s first shelter for victims of elder abuse; meet at the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, tel. 433-0800.
*10 a.m., community cleanup of Sean’s Place, a playground located on 38th Street between Broadway and 31st Avenue, Astoria, tel. 626-6006.
*10 a.m., a cleanup of Forest Park in Woodhaven will take place with equipment provided for volunteers to paint, plant, sweep and rake; more volunteers are needed, tel. 235-0815.
*noon, events in honor of the 230th birthday of Mary Alsop King, the wife of Rufus King, a founding father of the United States, will be observed with free tours and discussions of the early 19th century at the King Manor Museum inside King Park, Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd Streets, tel. 206-0545. Event continues next day.
*2 p.m., open mike poetry readings for budding Queens poets to share their talents with others will be offered at the King Manor Museum; admission $5 per adult, tel. 206-0545.
*2 p.m., Bella Italia Mia, Inc. presents an afternoon of Italian culture with soprano Teresa Mazilli and pianist Mark Donald; event at the Douglaston-Little Neck branch library, 249-01 Northern Blvd., tel. 225-8414. Event repeated on Oct. 22nd at the Seaside branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, tel. 634-1878.
*8 p.m., Italian Charities of America host evening dance at their hall, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, tel. 478-3100.
*9 p.m., country and western dance featuring the group "Bandit" will be held at the Glendale Memorial Building, Myrtle Avenue and 72nd Street, admission $10, tel. 763-4328.
Sunday, Oct. 17th,
9:30 a.m., making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a five-mile non-competitive walk will be held starting in front of Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, registration, tel. 263-2224.
*10 a.m., open house for seventh and eighth grade students at the Mary Louis Academy, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates, tel. 297-2120.
*noon, annual Broad Channel Historical Day will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States hall, Shad Creek Road, Broad Channel, tel. after 5 p.m. 474-1127.
*1 p.m., young people looking for help in choosing a college can visit the Big Apple College Information Week, with local event held at Queens College campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, tel. (212) 290-6532.
*1:30 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Corona chapter, at Corona Congregational Church, 102-18 34th Ave., tel. 639-5850.
*2 p.m., members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing works by Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., admission $10, tel. 459-1277.
*2 p.m., Mr. & Mrs. Club of the Forest Hills Jewish Center will host an afternoon dance for adults 39 and older at the center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., donation $8 per person, tel. 263-7000.
*4 p.m., Hollis Hills Hadassah and Nami Queen/Nassau Friendship Network host an October dance festival at New Hyde Park Jewish Center, 100 Lakeville Rd., New Hyde Park, admission at door $15 per person, tel. 279-0788.
*7 p.m., meeting of the West Queens Greens at 25-26 18th Ave., apartment 1F, Astoria, tel. 728-7372.
Monday, Oct. 18th,
11:15 a.m., the Queens Women’s Center will host a three-session assertive training workshop at the center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, donation $25, registration, tel. 352-7225
*noon, Briarwood Community Association hosts an afternoon with your elected officials at the Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86th Ave., tel. 657-5151.
*7 p.m., meeting of Police And Community Together (PACT) at Quinn’s Gallery, fourth floor, 36th Street and Broadway, Astoria, tel. 626-6006.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Queens Civic Congress, an umbrella group of boroughwide civic groups, at the Union Plaza Nursing Home, 33-23 Union St., Flushing, tel. 225-2807.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Queens Mineral Society to hear keynote speaker Gary Burke, well known mineral collector, offer talk on minerals from the Mount Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado region; meet in room D235 in the New Science Building on the Queens College campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, tel. 544-5059.
Tuesday, Oct. 19th,
7 p.m., folk musician Eric Levine will perform as part of "Tuneful Tuesday" at Caffee Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, tel. 458-3600.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Sociable Singles, New Jewish Professionals’ group, to hear keynote speaker Dr. Fred Feldstein, D.C. talk on "How Emotions Affect Our Health"; event at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, admission $5, tel. 268-5011.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 1 at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., tel. 786-3335.
*8 p.m., meeting of the 115th Police Precinct Community Council, at the stationhouse, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, tel. 533-2010.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Forest Park lodge of B’nai B’rith International to hear guest speaker Aylon Slate, information officer at the Consulate General of Israel in New York speak on "Israel in the year 2000", event at the Forest Park Co-op Inwood Room, 83-75 Woodhaven Blvd., tel. 849-4980.
Wednesday, Oct. 20th,
9 a.m. a free health fair will be offered at the Queens Botanical Garden, featuring a lecture on heart health, stretching exercises and acupuncture at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, tel. 670-1231.
*1 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Jackson Heights chapter at the Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., tel. 457-4799.
*6 p.m., city Department of Housing Preservation and Development host as an anti-abandonment property owners training program in room 308 at the Queens Civil Court, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; property owners must register by Oct. 18th, tel. (212) 863-7054.
*6:30 p.m., "The #7 Train: An Immigrant Journey," a 29-minute video by Hye Jung Park and J.T. Takagi, will be shown at the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., Manhattan, admission $10, tel. (212) 517-ASIA.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Committees of Organizations of Precinct 104 (COP 104) at Holy Cross Church, 61st Street and 56th Avenue, tel. 894-0962.
*8 p.m., meeting of the 110th Precinct Police Community Council at Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway, tel. 476-9309.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Queens Woodhaven Residents Block Association at the Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, tel. 296-3735.
Thursday, Oct. 21st,
inaugural conference on Quality Management and the Small Business at LaGuardia Community College, Little Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, registration, tel. 482-5332.
*9 a.m., "AARP Consumer University: Protecting Your Finances," a free half-day seminar to help older New Yorkers protect their finances, will be held at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Manhattan, tel. (212) 407-3726.
*10:30 a.m., land use hearings to be held at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Tel. 286-2640.
*11 a.m., new permanent exhibit, Marvelous Molecules, opens at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, tel. 699-0005.
*12:30 p.m., meeting of the Brandeis University Women’s Committee, Forest Hills chapter to hear keynote speaker Jason Dell talk on "U.S. Role In Middle East Peace Process"; meet at Forest hills Jewish Center, 106th Street and Queens Boulevard, donation $2, tel. 445-0981.
*7:45 p.m., meeting of Community Board 3 at I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst, tel. 458-2707.
Around The Borough Of Queens
*The Volunteer Department at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is looking for adults, 18 years and older, to train to be a part of the Friendly Feeder Program.
Friendly Feeders will assist with the mealtime needs of Parker’s long-term residents which will include escorting them to the dining room, tray preparation, feeding assistance, encouragement to eat, serving and refilling beverages, maintaining a clean eating area and increasing residents’ enjoyment at mealtime.
Volunteers will be required to attend a comprehensive training program and commit to two lunches per week (10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) If you are interested, call 289-2262.
*Community School Board 30 is seeking applicants for a vacant position of a member of the board. All interested parties who are community residents of District 30 are encouraged to apply. Send your resume to Charlene Lewis, executive assistant, Community School Board 30, 49-05 20th Ave., Jackson Heights, NY 11370. All resumes must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 25th.
*LaGuardia Community College is offering an array of online computer courses on Oct. 13th. Classes cost $99. For more information, call 482-5125.
*LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center hosts an exciting jazz jam session on Oct. 18th with "Jazz Jam ‘99."
Performance begins at 8p.m. in the college’s Little Theater at 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street. Tickets are $5 and $3 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets call 482-5151.
*Astoria Residents Reclaiming Our World (ARROW) invites people from non-profits to gather on Oct. 14th at 7 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image Cafe, 36-01 35th Ave., to brainstorm and collect ideas for the park due to open early Spring 2000. For directions, call 784-4777.
*Young women ages 12 to 18 who are interested in developing their leadership skills should consider enrolling in Access for Young Women, a free program at the Forest Hills Community House on Oct. 14th from 4 to 6 p.m. Orientation for parents will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14th from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Forest Hills Community House is located at 108-25 62nd Dr. For registration or program information, call Sheryl Ross at 792-5757, ext. 233.
Teen Read Week Oct. 17th to 23rd. During Teen Read Week every branch will be taking votes from Queens teens for the "Outstanding Author of the Century." Get out there and read! Get out there and vote!
*Court Square branch, 25-01 Jackson Ave, lower level atrium of the Citicorp building, Friday, Oct. 15th. 10th Anniversary Open House. Following the noontime opening remarks by library and elected officials, the Brazz Jazz duo will perform at 12:30 p.m, and at 2 p.m. there will be a performance of classical and folk dancing of India.
Admission is free to all special events. For more information, call (718) 937-2790.
The Court Square branch is the only Queens Public Library located within a skyscraper that houses 5,000 tenants. Branch materials are available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Bengali as well as English.
*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.
*Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, 990-0768. "Teen Read Week", Oct. 17th to 23rd. Oct. 15th. Teen Read Week Kick-Off Night. Enjoy free juice at our juice bar, and the sounds of DJ IROC as Queens teens sign up for the week’s activities. Kick-off begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 19th. The fans of Lois Metzger, author of Ellen’s Case and Barry’s Sister talks about her latest work, Missing Girls. The program takes place at 4 p.m. in the auditorium. Call for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 20th. Open Mic Night begins at 6 p.m. Poets, rappers, singers, etc. gather for entertainment. Performers will be responsible for bringing their own music, sound system will be available.
*Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., 661-1212, Oct. 18th, A Comics Art Workshop at 4 p.m. offers teens the chance to explore their creativity. Cartoonist Barbara Brandon Croft will present tips of the comic craft.
Wednesday, Oct. 20th. The Flushing Library and the Elmhurst branch, 86-01 Broadway, 271-1020, hosts the Reading Cafe where teens can meet with each other and share some of the books they have read, through video-teleconferencing.