1999-10-20 / Community Calendar


of Events

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.

*3:45 p.m., Dr. A. Baez, University of the Caribbean Medical Center, will speak on a topic to be announced as part of the St. John’s University Department of Biological Sciences seminars in Sullivan Hall, room B4, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, tel. 990-6288.

*6 p.m., Community Assets 2000, grant program available for New York City based community organizations, will hold an application workshop with no registration required at Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, tel. (212) 366-6900, ext. 350.

*7:45 p.m., meeting of Community Board 3 at I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst, tel. 458-2707.

Friday, Oct. 22nd,

noon, inaugural luncheon for Walk The Walk, a fundraising event to help build a shelter for the elderly, at Antun’s catering facility, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, cost $50 per person, registration tel. 429-8976.

*3 p.m., annual holiday fair to benefit the Queensborough Hill Community Church, 138th Street and 60th Avenue, Flushing, tel. 359-2681. Event continues the next day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*6:30 p.m., lecture and video presentation on "The Effects of Violence at Home: The Price Children Pay" will be offered at the Pan Macedonian Studies center, 149-14 14th Ave., Whitestone, tel. 932-2879.

*7 p.m., a Haunted Halloween dance for junior high school students will be offered at J.H.S. 194 cafeteria, 154-60 17th Ave., Whitestone, tel. 747-3644.

*7:15 p.m., meeting of the Ridgewood Democratic Club to hear guest speaker City Councilmember Sheldon Leffler talk about his work as chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee; event at the club, 60-70 Putnam Ave., tel. 381-6657.

*8 p.m., 114th Civ-Op will host an annual awards buffet dinner and dance at Riccardo’s catering hall, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, tickets $40 each, tel. 728-8763.

Saturday, Oct. 23rd,

by appointment only, Richmond Hill Block Association will sponsor free breast cancer screenings at the group’s headquarters, 110-08 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill, call for appointment, tel. 849-3759.

*9 a.m., Queens County American Legion annual legislative breakfast will be held at American Legion Broad Channel Post 1404, 209 Crossbay Blvd., Broad Channel, tel. 793-3668.

*9 a.m. Aviation H.S., will offer tours including a look at the hangar housing 17 aircraft, a live aircraft operation and a viewing of the school’s instructional film "The Glory Of Aviation"; event at the school, Queens Boulevard and 36th Avenue, Long Island City, tel. 361-2032.

*10 a.m., the Roosevelt Island Tree Board hosts its annual fall tree walk to identify Smoke trees and many other varieties found on the island; meet in front of P.S. 217, tel. 758-6064.

*10 a.m., Women’s Outreach Network mobile van will be located in front of Counseling & Advocacy Services, 31-16 23rd Ave., Astoria, tel. 777-3221.

*noon, family fun day in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will be held until 5 p.m., tel. 647-3377.

*1 p.m., Queens County Conservative Party will host its annual fall cocktail party at the Roxbury Barn, Breezy Point; keynote speaker will be District Attorney Richard Brown, tel. 748-6505.

*1 p.m., the New York Hall of Science Through the Lens Film Series continues with "The Man in the White Suit," a 1953 classic madcap British comedy, 85 minutes; event at the hall, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, showing repeated next day, tel. 699-0005.

*8 p.m., revisit the dawn of Hollywood with a live performance of Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra set to three classic Charlie Chaplin films; event at Queensborough Community College, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside, tickets $28, $25 and $22; tel. 631-6311.

*8 p.m., Robert Viscusi, a professor of English and American literature at Brooklyn College, will present his epic poem, "An Oration Upon The Most Recent Death of Christopher Columbus," event at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, registration tel. 463-7700.

*9 p.m., country and western dance featuring the group Patience & The Cowboy Angels at the Glendale Memorial Building, Myrtle Avenue and 72nd Street, admission $10 per person, tel. 763-4328.

Sunday, Oct. 24th,

10 a.m., Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will present a free comprehensive educational seminar at the New York Hospital Queens Lange Center, 56-45 Main St., Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, tel. (212) 679-1570.

*11 a.m., annual Children’s Fall Festival, Halloween celebration for the entire family, will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, admission $2 per person, tel. 347-FARM.

*noon, "The Carnival of Souls," with such monstrous activities as spooky arts and crafts, will be held in the Passerelle Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, tel. 520-5918. Events continue the following Sunday and on Oct. 28th.

*1 p.m., share the scare at Forest Park’s Halloween Happening with live music performed by Squeaky Clean at Jackson Pond at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South, tel. 235-4100.

*2 p.m., Italian Month Celebration continues with opera songs, dinner and dancing at Elio Ristorante, 79-35 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, donation $32 per person, tel. 426-1240.

Monday, Oct. 25th,

5:30 p.m., annual educational seminar on breast cancer at St. John’s Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, tel. (888) 262-4433.

*7:30 p.m., New Directions Chapter of Queens Region of Hadassah will present Elaine Shmelkin, relationship consultant; event at the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, 211-06 48th Ave., tel. 225-0999.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Queens Toastmasters Club at Queens Borough Hall, 120-45 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, tel. 359-3561.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of Citizens For A Better Ridgewood at St. Aloysius Church, 382 Onderdonk Ave., Ridgewood, tel. 417-7800.

They’re Not So Scary

Once You Get To Know Them

A troupe of Halloween witches, monsters, ghouls, and ghosts will show that they can be more than just scary when they display their singing and dancing talents during a rollicking performance on Oct. 31st at LaGuardia Community College’s Performing Arts Center.

Bringing this haunting group to the stage is the Child’s Play Touring Theatre, a unique children’s theater company that takes the stories and poems of children, and adapts them into plays. In "One Monster After Another," the children’s theater group transforms three essays into a production filled with music mystery, dance, and song.

The curtain rises at 2 p.m. in the college’s Mainstage Theatre, located at 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets are $8. Those who wish to purchase tickets may call the box office at (718) 482-5151.

Following the performance, young theatergoers who are wearing costumes will be able to enter the college’s Creative Costume Contest. The first, second and third prize winners will receive gifts and certificates. All children will receive a Halloween treat bag.


Tuesday, Oct. 26th,

10 a.m., SCI (Smart & Safe Seniors) will present Bob Stuber who will talk about critical abduction prevention and survival techniques; event at the Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62nd Dr., tel. 721-9200.

*6 p.m., a workshop in Spanish "Business Basics-Starting & Operating A Business: A Workshop for Entrepreneurs" will be held at the Jackson Heights branch library, 35-51 81st St., registration tel. 263-0546.

*7 p.m., a free introduction to computers presentation will be offered at The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Dr., tel. 592-5757.

*7 p.m., Tuneful Tuesdays continue with tenor Juan Diego Laverde with his father, accordionist Alberto Laverde; event at Caffee Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, tel. 458-3600.

*7 p.m., meeting of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation at Le Cordon Bleu, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, tel. 805-0202.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Rego Park Coalition Against Crime at Walden Terrace meeting Room, 98-51 64th Ave., tel. 896-5889.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of the 114th Police Precinct Community Council at Riccardo’s catering hall, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, tel. 626-9327.

*8 p.m., meeting of the Bayside Hills Civic Association at Colonial Church of Bayside, Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue, tel. 224-3899.

*8 p.m., meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council at St. Mary Winfield, 72nd Street and 47th Avenue, Sunnyside, tel. 784-0192.

Wednesday, Oct. 27th,

annual mayoral conference on Alzheimer’s Disease at the New York Hilton Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, tel. (212) 442-3086.

*1 p.m., meeting of the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society to hear keynote speaker Maria Thompson, executive director of the Woodhaven Local Development Corporation; event at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Ave., Woodhaven, tel. 846-2784.

*7 p.m., meeting of PSA 9 Police Residents Council at Ravenswood Community Center, 25-40 21st St., Long Island City, tel. 278-8161.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 6 at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., tel. 263-9250.

Thursday, Oct. 28th,

a trip to Mohonk House, a 100-year old storybook inn in the mountains of upstate New York, will be sponsored by the Kew Gardens Community center; to participate, call 268-5960.

*8:30 a.m., The Queens Borough Task Force Against Sexual and Domestic Violence will present its annual fall conference, Survivors Moving Forward: Overcoming Road Blocks; event at York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, tel. 286-2900.

*11:45 a.m., Queensboro Council for Social Welfare will host its annual awards luncheon honoring Sister M ary Rose McGeady, Covenant House, Dominick Gio, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Lucy Nunziato, Queens Borough Chamber of Commerce; event at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, ticket information, tel. 468-8025.

*3:45 p.m., Dr. Rivka Rudner of Hunter College will address the topic "Classification and Genetic Characterization of Pattern-forming Bacilli", seminar in Sullivan hall, St.John’s University Queens Campus, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, tel. 990-6288.

*6 p.m., Democratic Organization of Queens County hosts its annual fall cocktail party-buffet at Antun’s catering hall, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., tickets $200 per person, tel. 268-5100.

*7 p.m., Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis Club hosts its annual testimonial dinner honoring Arthur Cole at Le Cordon Bleu, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven, tickets $40 per person, tel. 441-8801.

*7:30 p.m., a benefit concert for Turkish earthquake victims featuring an evening of Israeli and Turkish music will be held at Temple Emanu-El, Leon Lowenstein Auditorium, 10 E. 66th St., Manhattan, general admission $50, tel. (212) 751-4000.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of the United Community Civic Association to hear keynote speaker Diane McGrath-McKechnie, commissioner, Taxi and Limousine Commission; event at Augustana Lutheran Church, Hazen Street and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria Heights, tel. 932-5415.

*7:30 p.m., meeting of School Board 24 at P.S. 128 annex, 63-25 69th St., Middle Village, tel. 417-2693.

Around The Borough

Of Queens

*LaGuardia Community College’s continuing education program is offering a nine-week course that teaches participants how to become income tax preparers.

Classes began Oct. 19th., 6 to 9 p.m., in the college’s main building, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City and the fee is $162.

To register call 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*LaGuardia Community College’s continuing education two-semester program in Microsoft Office 97 began Oct. 15th.

The course is offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., starting Oct. 26th, college’s main building, register by calling 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College is offering two free courses in technical theater training and arts administration starting Nov. 1st.

A 20-week course consists of 20 weeks classroom instruction and 20 weeks on a paid internship.

To enroll contact the center’s office at 482-5151 by Oct. 22nd. Candidates are chosen on a first-come, first-selected basis.

*LaGuardia Community College’s continuing education program is offering 45-hour state-accredited real estate sales and broker courses, classes began in October.

Sales course will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights which started Oct. 19th and goes through Dec. 14th; the broker course will be on Monday and Wednesday, starting Oct. 20th through Dec. 8th. Both sections are from 6 to 9 p.m., in the college’s main building, tuition is $192. Register now! Call 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*LaGuardia Community College’s continuing education program is offering a nine-week foundation course in the study of computer networks.

Classes beginning Oct. 20th, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the college’s main building, the fee is $162, register by calling 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*LaGuardia Community College’s continuing education program is offering a course on public speaking.

Classes begin Oct. 20th. This is a seven-session course, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., in the college’s main building, tuition is $98. Register now! Call 482-5125, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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