Friday, Nov. 5th,
7 p.m., Marine Corps League hosts annual birthday ball to celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Marine Corps; event at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park, $45 per person; reservation, tel. 793-4595.
*8 p.m., Jazz Live continues at Flushing Town Hall with Elegant Ellington, the sophisticated music of Duke Ellington at the hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.; tickets, tel. 463-7700.
Saturday, Nov. 6th,
Quality of Life Services for the Autism Community will host a charity basketball game versus the WBLS Sure Shots at Francis Lewis H.S., 58-20 Utopia Pkwy, Fresh Meadows, tickets $3; tel. 7-AUTISM.
*9:30 a.m., annual collectible and antique show and sale sponsored by the Big Apple Depression Glass Club at The Barn, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, admission $3.50; tel. 591-6655.
*10 a.m., The Order of the Eastern Star will host its annual fall bazaar at the Masonic Temple, 21-14 30th Ave., Long Island City; tel. 426-7587.
*10 a.m., Italian Charities of America will host a flea market/cake sale to benefit the building fund; event at their hall, 83-10 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; tel. 478-3100.
*8 p.m., Fathers’ Guild of St. Francis Prepatory H.S. will host its annual art auction at the school, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, admission $10 per person; tel. 359-5837.
*8 p.m., The FSF Community Theater Group will present "Guys And Dolls" beginning today at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., and running Saturdays Nov. 13th and 20th, and Sundays Nov. 7th, 14th and 21st, tickets $12; tel. 357-3443.
*9 p.m., country and western dance featuring the group Southbound at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72nd Street and Myrtle Avenue, admission $10 per person; tel. 763-4328.
Sunday, Nov. 7th,
9:30 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 123 will host a flea market at the post headquarters, 59-15 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood; call Community Board 5 for information at 366-1834.
*11 a.m., North Queensview hosts annual fall art show at Building 2, 33-64 21st St., Long Island City; tel. 274-4767.
Monday, Nov. 8th,
6 p.m., a cocktail reception honoring Assemblymember Margaret Markey will be held at Dazie’s Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, donation $150 per person; tel. 565-2630.
*7 p.m., meeting of Community Board 7 for a public hearing at the Union Plaza Nursing Home, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; tel. 359-2800.
*7:30 p.m., Mellow Mondays continue with local poets Maria Terrone and Francisco Rodriguez reading from their works at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; tel. 458-3600.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Queens Toastmasters Club at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 359-3561.
*8p.m., meeting of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Whitestone Community Post 4787 at post headquarters, 19-12 149th St.; tel. 746-0540.
Rubin’s Voice Lifts Audience
In LaGuardia Live Jazz Concert
Vanessa Rubin, jazz vocalist and musician, will perform at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Nov. 19th.
An evening of live jazz is on the program at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College on Nov. 19th. Vanessa Rubin, an accomplished jazz vocalist and musician who has already established a performance and recording career, will be the featured artist. The performance will be held in the college’s Main Stage Theater on 47th Ave at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. the event begins at 7 p.m.
To purchase tickets at $10 each, call the box office at (718) 482-5151.
Rubin’s approach to music involves a strong interpretation of the lyrics in the song encompassed with the vision of herself as another instrument. This approach, she explains, "fosters a closer musical relationship between me and the musicians, making the band’s abundantly rich harmonic palates more available upon which I can carefully phrase and color."
"I prefer space in order to let the music breathe because the music tells the story as much as the lyrics," she added. "And I recognize the importance of placement and choice of notes because they can determine meaning and convey an array of emotions."
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rubin moved to New York in 1982 where she studied with Barry Harris and Frank Foster at Harris Jazz Cultural Theater. While training, her voice gained recognition in the city’s jazz community. She performed with such nationally renowned artists as Kenny Barron, Stanley Cowell, George Coleman, Pharoah Sanders and Paul West. Rubin also performed with the Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Mercer Ellington Orchestra.
Her live performances have taken her to prestigious venues and music festivals around the world.
Tuesday, Nov. 9th,
noon, Queens Chamber of Commerce honors its annual business person of the year; event at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, tickets $39 per person; tel. 898-8500.
*noon, meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at Dazie’s Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd., tel. 786-7013.
*1 p.m., the MetroCard Bus will visit the Forest Parkway Plaza area of Woodhaven, corner of Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue, to service the needs of seniors; tel. METROCARD.
*7 p.m., Tuneful Tuesdays continue with Lise Vachon and Vito Ricci playing and singing tunes by Brel, Weill and Porter; event at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; tel. 458-3600.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Sociable Singles, the new Jewish Professionals’ Group, to hear speaker Nomi Rinke on "Know Your Feelings"; event at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, admission $5; tel. 268-5011.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Middle Village Property Owners Association at St. Margaret’s parish hall, 79th Street and Juniper Valley Road; tel. 326-3988.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Astoria Ditmars Homeowners Association at 45-09 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria; tel. 721-3690.
*7:45 p.m., meeting of Community Board 9 at QUICS, 133-19 Atlantic Ave., Richmond Hill, tel. 286-2686.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Forest Hills Community and Civic Association at the American Legion Continental Post, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.; tel. 263-7636.
*8:30 p.m., meeting of School Board 30 at P.S. 152, 33-51 62nd St., Woodside; tel. 777-4680.
Wednesday, Nov. 10th,
10:30 a.m., public hearings of the land use committee of the borough president’s office at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 286-2640.
*1 p.m., the state Assembly housing committee is holding a public hearing to address the current lack of affordable housing stock in New York City; meet at 270 Broadway, Manhattan; tel. 263-5595.
*5 p.m., Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winner William Styron will appear as part of an academic convocation at Queens College, LeFrak Concert Hall; tel. 997-5556.
*5:30 p.m., attorneys can take a two-part course on the practical skills necessary to handle basic housing court actions free of charge if they agree to accept two such cases without charge to qualified clients with limited incomes: courses at the Queens County Bar Association Building, 90-35 148th St., Jamaica; registration, tel. 291-4500. Second class on Nov. 29th.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 5 at Monsignor Sherman, Knights of Columbus Hall, 79-03 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; tel. 366-1834.
*7:30 p.m., Astoria Federal Savings Bank hosts a community forum to provide information on the Y2K issues and readiness throughout the area; event at Ditmars branch, 37-16 30th Ave.; tel. (212) 210-8630.
Thursday, Nov. 11th,
11 a.m., the American Legion hosts annual Veterans Day ceremonies at the McKenna Triangle adjacent to the Citicorp Building, Long Island City; tel. 784-3159.
*11 a.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association will host its annual Veterans Day commemoration at Memorial Park, 149th Street and 15th Drive; tel. 746-0540.
*1 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Richmond Hill chapter, for speaker Lewis Edelstein, Esq. on "An Update on Elder Law"; event at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens; tel. 969-8813.
Around The Borough
*Christine Roland, director of housing and community organizing, will speak to seniors regarding their rights as tenants at the Italian Senior Citizens Center on Friday, Nov. 5th, 10 to 11 a.m.
Roland reminds tenants that landlords must provide heat beginning Oct. 1st and ending on May 31st.
Between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. when the outside temperature is below 55 degrees, the inside temperature must be maintained at 68 degrees.
Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., when the outside temperature is below 40 degrees, the inside temperature must be maintained at 55 degrees.
The senior center is located in the Italian Charities Building, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call Subash Kateel, 592-5757 for additional information.
*The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra begins its 31st season with weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Musicians playing string instruments are welcome as are woodwind and French horn players.
The orchestra presents three Sunday afternoon concerts annually on Nov. 12th, Feb. 11th and May 5th.
For information about the orchestra or a rehearsal schedule, call 591-3456 or 746-9122, or write to them at 160-08 25th Dr., Flushing, 11358.
*Queensborough Community College’s Office of Continuing Education is offering a two-session course on how English speaking skills can be improved with shared experiences. The course is titled "Improve Your English Skills: Let’s Talk About Art," on Saturday, Nov. 6th and 13th, 10 a.m. to noon. The class is $40, and no knowledge of art is necessary.
Continuing Education is also offering a guided tour of the art of ancient Greece and Rome at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, Nov. 6th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The one-session excursion costs $25 and does not include the museum admission fee.
For more information, or to request a free bulletin, call 631-6343. The college is located at 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
*The Queens Museum of Art announces "First Thursdays," a new monthly series for the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 8 p.m., consisting of music, dance, games, films, art activities, giveaways, refreshments and the opportunity to see exhibitions including "Modern Odysseys" Greek American Artists of the 20th Century, on view to Jan. 30, 2000.
The first event is Nov. 4th when Bell Atlantic sponsors the Latin sounds of "Fiesta!," and comestibles are provided by Jimmy’s Bronx Café. Come and play the "art puzzle" game.
As part of the effort to attract new audiences, each month "First Thursdays" will feature new activities and participatory games intended to help people mingle at the events. Queens-related films will be shown in the museum’s theater. "All over the country art museums are opening their doors to people in news ways," Laurene Buckley, QMA executive director, noted, "and evenings of music and dance are a surefire way to develop new audiences. If you have every been a little put off the the stuffiness of art museums, ‘First Thursdays’ is the time to come and see what QMA should really be about—people."
Admission is $7 for nonmembers, $5 for members. Refreshments will be provided.
The continuation of "First Thursdays" will be Dec. 2nd and Jan. 6th, 2000 on this exciting new program. Call for information, 592-9700 ext. 223.
Events At The Y’s:
*The Catalpa YMCA, 69-02 64TH ST., Ridgewood, 821-6271, Saturday, Nov. 13th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Annual Health Fair which will have many professionals from various fields to distribute information and provide demonstrations. The fair will also feature many activities for adults and children, the National Basketball Association, New York Rangers, Queens Recreation Roller Blade Unite, Wyckoff Heights mobile unit and the Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Free blood pressure and diabetes screenings will be available. Save 25 percent on an annual membership if you join at the fair.
*The Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35th Ave., 229-5972, Saturdays, Nov. 6th to 18th.Children’s program for ages five to 12 includes art with heart, performing arts, cooking club and homework help. Registration will be held Nov. 1st to 5th, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Y.