Friday, Nov. 12th,
deadline for submission of anti-drug essays in contest sponsored by Republic National Bank; entries should be one page and include the student’s name, grade, school and phone number; submit entry to the 112th Police Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills; tel. 520-9311.
*7:30 p.m., The Writer’s Voice evening readings continue with Susan Choi and Sheila Kohler reading selections from their books; event at the Little Theater, West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St., Manhattan, admission $5; tel. (212) 875-4124.
*8 p.m., The Killing Kompany will present Murder At The Veteran’s Ball!, a murder mystery dinner and dance show at Niederstein’s restaurant, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, admission $40 per person; tel. 326-0717.
Saturday, Nov. 13th,
9 a.m., the Women’s Outreach Network will deploy its mobile mammogram van at two sites—St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic School, 66-05 79th Pl., Middle Village, and at New Life Missionary Church, 105-76 Van Wyck Expwy., Richmond Hill; tel (800) 564-6868.
*9:30 a.m., Museum educator Miriam Brumer will lecture on classic Greek art as a background to her guided tour of the Queens Museum of Arts current exhibit "Modern Odysseys: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century"; event at the museum New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, costs $35; reservation tel. 592-9700.
*10 a.m., executive committee meeting of the Libertarian Party of Queens County at Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; tel. 639-3294.
*10:30 a.m., Basics of Home Orchid Growing, how to grow these plants on a window sill or under lights, will be offered at Queensborough Community College, Bayside, one-session course $60; tel. 631-6343.
*11 a.m., Catholic Medical Centers School of Nursing hosts open house for anyone interested in information about a career in nursing; event at the Fresh Meadows facility, 175-05 Horace Harding Expwy.; tel. 357-0500.
*11 a.m.,"Brushwork by MikiAnn," an exhibition, will be on display at the parish house of The Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, conducted by Mildred Zurn, with all the proceeds from the sale of these paintings going to the church; tel. 268-6704.
*8 p.m., a Saturday evening dance will be held at the Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; tel. 478-3100.
*9 p.m., country and western dance featuring the group Wendy May Reno & the Lost Dogs; event at the Glendale Memorial Building, Myrtle Avenue and 72nd Street, admission $10 per person; tel. 763-4328.
Sunday, Nov. 14th,
9:30 a.m., the Empire State Model Mariners will host their annual Radio Controlled Static Boat Show event at P.S. 79, 147-27 15th Dr., Whitestone; tel. 332-6753.
*9:30 a.m., meeting of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 250, to hear keynote speaker Spencer Polinger on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington; event at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; tel. AX7-7711.
*noon, Chinese Adventures, a fun-filled family day to celebrate Chinese art and culture, will be offered by the Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., at 70th Street, Manhattan; general admission $4 adults, children free; tel. (212) 517-ASIA.
*1 p.m., Musician Scott Kalechstein will create portraits in song that support participants in fulfilling their dreams as part of Song Portrait Circle; event offered at the Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St., admission $30; tel. 353-5887.
*1 p.m., the New York Hall of Science Through the Lens Film Series continues with "On The Go: Piece By Piece," time lapse photography reveals the city as something that looks remarkably alive; event at the hall, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; tel. 699-0005.
Monday, Nov. 15th,
5:30 p.m. meeting of the Queens Borough Board to hear testimony on the Borough President’s Illegal Conversion Bill 363-A; event at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 286-3000.
*7 p.m., meeting of Police and Community Together (PACT) at the Quinn Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria; tel. 626-6006.
*7:30 p.m., Mellow Mondays continues with poetry readings by Dominick Lee and Thomas Catterson; event at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; tel. 458-3600.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Queens Mineral Society to hear keynote speaker Mike Kessler, president of the Brooklyn Mineral Society, offer illustrated talk on the silicate minerals of Pennsylvania; event at Room D135 in the New Science Building on the Queens College campus, Flushing; tel. 544-5059.
Tuesday, Nov. 16th ,
9:30 a.m., meeting of the Queens Borough cabinet at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 286-2640.
*noon, annual luncheon and "Made In LIC" exhibition sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce at Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, general admission $15; tel. 786-5300.
*2 p.m., inaugural meeting of the Friends of the Whitestone Branch Library at 151-10 14th Rd., Whitestone; tel. 990-8585.
*7 p.m., Juan Diego and Albert La Verde, father and son, tenor and accordionist, perform with their usual panache as part of Tuneful Tuesdays; event at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; tel. 458-3600.
*7 p.m., meeting of Community Board 1 at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria; tel. 786-3335.
*7 p.m., annual anniversary benefit cocktail party and silent auction to benefit SHAREing & CAREing; event at Riccardo’s catering facility, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, tickets $40 per person; tel. 777-5766.
*7:30 p.m., a public forum on hate crimes will be held at the Samuel Field Y, 58-10 Little Neck Pkwy., tel. 793-3979.
*8p.m., meeting of the 115th Police Precinct Community Council at the station house, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights; tel. 533-2010.
Wednesday, Nov. 17th,
12:30 p.m., meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, Elmhurst chapter, to hear guest Geriatric specialist speaker Virginia Belling, R.N., lecture on Alzheimer’s Disease; event at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St.; tel. 639-3126.
*1 p.m., program: "How to Buy & Choose Your First Computer," will be offered at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; donation $3; tel. 268-5960.
*2 p.m., meeting of the Woodhaven Library Book Discussion Group which will review "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller; event at the library, 83-41 Forest Pkwy.; tel. 849-4980.
*5:30 p.m., meeting of the Brandeis Association’s Board of Directors, at Stargate Restaurant, 73-27 Main St., Flushing; tel. 793-1199.
*5:30 p.m., St. John’s Queens Hospital will offer a free lecture Oh, My Aching Back at the hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, seating is limited; reservation tel. (888) CMC-4433.
*6 p.m., organizational meeting of the Queens Women’s Center with guest speakers Jackie Arrington, vice president, community relations, Citibank; and Rosilyn Overton, CSP, president of international Association of Financial Planners, among others; event at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 793-0672.
*7 p.m., Patty Kleinberg of the Queens Botanical Garden will offer her expertise on plants for the Jackson Heights Beautification Group’s Garden committee; meet at United Community Methodist Church, 35th Avenue and 82nd Street; tel. 651-7745.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 6 at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; tel. 263-9250.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Briarwood Community Civic Association at J.H.S. 217, 85-05 144th St., Jamaica; tel. 657-9163.
*8 p.m., Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will host a singles dance at Nancy’s Fireside, 255-41 Jamaica Ave., Floral Park, admission $6; tel. 343-7674.
*8p.m., meeting of the Richmond Hill Block Association to hear keynote speaker Gladys Bennette, of the New York City Fire Department; event at association headquarters, 110-08 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill; tel. 849-5641.
*8p.m., meeting of the 110th Precinct Community Council to hear keynote speaker Detective Joseph Lopez of the New York City Police Department’s Special Fraud Squad; event at Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway; tel. 476-9309.
Thursday, Nov. 18th,
1:30 p.m., meeting of the Friends of the Kew Gardens Hills Library Branch to hear keynote speaker Jim Gennaro, environmental policy specialist for the New York City Council; event at the library, 72-33 Vleigh Place; tel. 990-0700.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Kew Gardens Hills Homeowners Civic Association to hear various city Department of Buildings officials discuss illegal home conversions, building code violations and residential enlargements; event at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St.; tel. 263-1760.
*7:30 p.m., program "Basket Arrangement of Flowers," a creative decorating course to show how to beautify dining tables; offered at Queens Borough Community College, Bayside, fee $55; tel. 631-6343.
*8 p.m., meeting of the Conservative Party of Queens to hear keynote speaker Paul Balukas, inspector general of New York State, discuss various aspects of fraud; meet at American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; tel 474-3826.
Around The Borough Of Queens
*Members of the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) announced that its members will participate in the 80th annual Veterans Day parade on Thursday, Nov. 11th. A contingent of spinal cord injured veterans; staff and friends from the Jackson Heights based organization will take part. The parade begins in Manhattan, at 9 a.m., going south on Fifth Avenue from 40th Street and ends in Madison Square Park at 23rd Street. At 11 a.m. a wreath laying ceremony will take place, after the ceremony a reception will be held for veterans, their families and active duty military personnel.
Complementing the parade will be the Vietnam Memorial "Traveling Wall," a 240-foot replica of the Wall in Washington, D.C., which will be on display in Bryant Park for the week of Nov. 9th to15th.
EPVA, the largest chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans Association, founded in 1946 serves the needs of paralyzed veterans in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
*The Solomon Schechter School of Queens is holding its Open House on Thursday, Nov. 18th, at 7:30 p.m.
All parents of children entering kindergarten through eighth grade in September 2000 are encouraged to attend. Parents will meet with teaching staff and administrators to discuss the school’s programs, curriculum and activities.
With a track record of over 43 years of academic excellence in Judaic and general studies, the school is committed to tradition and evolving changes in Jewish life, innovative and creative programming in Judaic and general studies, emphasis on critical thinking and a success-oriented curriculum which exceeds state and city requirements. In addition, the school has an online library, state-of-the-art computers, outstanding science and math laboratories, a modern playground, after-school clubs such as gymnastics, guitar, arts and crafts, computer skills, science projects, magic, storytelling, athletic teams, dances and choir. Extended Day Program care is available from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Solomon Schechter School of Queens is affiliated with the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism; chartered by the State of New York and the day school association is part of the teacher mentoring program of the Jewish Theological Seminary and has recently won first and second prize in the Jewish National Fund’s essay Contest.
*Grand opera will be introduced to the historic Flushing Town Hall Theatre on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 14th, when the New York Grand Opera Company presents a performance of Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro" will be performed in English, with full orchestra and chorus and 11 solo singers in a 2 p.m. matinee. The theatre is located in the 1862 landmark at 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.
Verdi’s "La Traviata" will be performed on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 12th.
Tickets for the Nov. 14th performance, at $65, $50 and $50 ($32 for members of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts) may be purchased at the Flushing Town Hall box office, which is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and one half hour prior to the performance, or by phone at (718) 463-7700.
*The New York City Department of Sanitation begins leaf collection service in Queens. Residents are asked to set their leaves, brush and Halloween pumpkins at the curb on Saturday evenings Nov. 20th and Dec. 4th for collection on the following day (Sunday morning).
The debris must be placed in clear plastic bags, which are available at local stores. Large twigs and branches are to be tied in bundles no larger than six inches in diameter and four feet in length. They will be collected and made into compost.
In 1998, the Department collected and composted 7,000 tons of leaves from Staten Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn residents. With the expansion of leaf collection to Queens this year, leaves and brush will be diverted from the Fresh Kills landfill and made into nutrient-rich compost. The compost will be used to revitalize parks, gardens and ballfields throughout New York City
The expansion of the composting program results from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s effort to close the Fresh Kills Landfill by Dec. 31, 2001. For more information, call the Sanitation Action Center at (212) 219-8090.
Events At The Y’s:
*The West Side YMCA, Writer’s Voice, (212) 875-4124, or email WtrsVoice1@aol.com, weekend workshop, Nov. 13th and 14th and Dec. 4th and 5th, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 each day.Writers can complete the first draft of a short story, write a book proposal for the Great American Novel, or explore your own personal mythology.
The first weekend features From Blank Page to Poem, taught by Donna Masini to help poets and aspiring poets jolt their imaginations. Another is Fiction Writing: Creating a Rich First Draft, taught by Tim Tomlinson to guide writers through a complete first draft of a short story. A new workshop, Writing As A Form of Play, taught by Hermine Meinhard, gives practicing and aspiring poets a way to engage in a process of discovery that generates original work.
Two workshops focus on the making-a-living aspect of being a writer. Rochelle Ratner will conduct The Writer as Book Reviewer and David Knowles will discuss After the Final Draft. Students will leave the workshops with a working pitch for their book.
In December, Nancy Kress will lead Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy and Leslie Li will take writers on a Taoist journey From Personal Memory to Private Myth.
*The Catalpa YMCA, 69-02 64TH ST., Ridgewood, 821-6271.On Saturday nights, the Y’s Teen Center is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 12 to 17 year olds. The admission is $3 per night and includes activities such as basketball, volleyball, hockey, weightlifting, boxing, aerobics, dance instruction and karate.
*The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Saturday, Nov. 13th, 9 a.m.,has a bench press contest with eight weight divisions in male and female; trophies; proceeds go to youth scholarships. Registration $8 for Y members and $12 for non-members. Onsite or credit cards registrations are accepted.
*The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellrose, (718) 479-0505, Saturday, Nov. 20th, 7 p.m., will host a dance for teens ages 12 to 18 years old. The dance will feature a DJ playing a variety of popular music and requests. Refreshments will be available. There is no fee for Y members. Guest fee is $5. Teens can register and pay at the door. The dance concludes at 11 p.m.