*Thursday, Jan. 13th,
9:30 a.m., meeting of the Community Board 1 district cabinet at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th Street and 35th Avenue; tel. 786-3335.
*10 a.m., the MetroCard store bus is coming to help senior citizens with their MetroCards in front of Assemblymember Catherine Nolan’s’ office, 45-25 47th St., Woodside; tel. (212)METROCARD.
*10:30 a.m., Queens land use hearings held at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 286-2640.
*1 p.m., meeting of the NationalAssociation of Retired FederalEmployees, Chapter 1871, at the Catholic War Veterans Hall, 45-06 30th Ave., Astoria; tel. 932-0661.
*meeting of the support group for families of autistic children and adults, QSAC(Quality Services for the Autism Community) at the main office, 30-10 38th St., Astoria; tel. 7-AUTISM, ext. 46.
*6 p.m. Queens Democrats will host a fundraiser for civic activist Helen Sears in recognition of her outstanding achievements involving community issues: event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, LaGuardia Airport, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the United Forties Civic Association at St.Teresa’s parish center, 50-20 45th St.; tel. 392-1510
*7:30 meeting of the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association to hear guest speaker Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer; event at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St.; tel. 263-1760.
*7:30 p.m., a new book by officers from the New YorkCity Police Department Cops Tales, 2000, will be discussed by former police detective Dan Mahoney at the Barnes &Noble Forest Hills book store, 70-00 Austin St.; tel. 793-1395.
*Saturday, Jan. 15th,
the Outdoor Singles will host a hike at either Westmoreland Sanctuary in Armonk, New York or Up Mount Taurus in Carmel, New York; reservations tel. 353-5506.
*noon, the NationalAssociation for the Advancement of Colored People, Long Island City chapter will host a banquet in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., event at Riccardo’s catering facility, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, donation $65; reservation tel. 278-5400.
*8 p.m., The Outrageous Fortune Company will offer a staged reading of Kissing Christine, a one-act love story by John Patrick Shanley at the Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; reservations tel. 463-7700, ext. 222.
*8 p.m., Queensborough CommunityCollege will present "Ballet de l’Opera de Bordeaux", classical dances that dramatize ballet in the early 1900s; event at the QCCTheater, 222-05 56thAve., Bayside; ticket tel. 631-6311.
Members of the Budapest Ensemble perform the Csárdás dance of central Europe.
Photo Columbia Artists Management
*Sunday, Jan. 16th,
10 a.m.,Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps will sponsor a CPR seminar at corps headquarters, 92-29 Metropolitan Ave.; registration tel. 896-3360.
*1 p.m., a family drop-in art workshop continues with "Paper Helmets," a program using metallic papers and light-weight cardboard to create your own helmet:event at the Queens Museum of Art, New YorkCity Building,Flushing Meadows-Corona Park; tel. 592-9700.
*2 p.m., Astoria’s Aaron Banks will host the next "Aaron Banks World of Oriental Self Defense" extravaganza at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan; on tap will be such keynote exhibitors as Maurice Elmalem, the world champion martial arts "daredevil" who will attempt to break the world record of 90 slabs of glass; Rico Mercado of Florida, who will attempt to break his own record of shattering 50 wooden boards with his head, plus many more. Tickets tel. 896-0456.
*7 p.m., open mike night with the FreshMeadows Poets, featuring IsraelHalpern; event at the Barnes &Noble Forest Hills book store, 70-00 Austin St.; tel. 793-1395.
*Monday, Jan 17th,
noon,enjoy a reading for The March for Justice:The Montgomery Boycott-Martin Luther King Jr.’s Rise to Fame byDorothy Swygert; event at the Barnes & Noble Forest Hills book store, 70-00 Austin St.; tel. 793-1395.
*7 p.m., holiday party hosted by PACT(Police and CommunityTogether) at the Quinn Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria; tel. 626-6006.
*Tuesday, Jan. 18th,
5:30 p.m.,meeting of the Queens BoroughBoard at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 286-2640.
*7:30 p.m., preview for the SAT&ACTexaminations hosted by Tara Waugh of the Princeton Review; event at the Barnes &Noble Forest Hills book store, 70-00 Austin St., tel. 793-1395.
*7 p.m., meeting of Community Board 1 at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; tel. 786-3335.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Kew Gardens Hills Community Council at the 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; tel. 969-5100.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the Sociable Singles, the New Jewish Professional’s Group to hear guest speaker Fran Antigone talk on "Connecting in the Millennium"; event at the CentralQueens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; admission $5; tel. 268-5011.
*8 p.m., meeting of the 115th Police Precinct CommunityCouncil at the precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights,; tel. 533-2010.
10:30 a.m.,meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; tel. 286-2640.
*noon, City Parks Commissioner HenryStern will give a State of the Parks 2000 address at The Arsenal Gallery,CentralPark, Fifth Avenue at 64thStreet, Manhattan; tel. (212) 360-1369.
*1 p.m., meeting of the American Association for Retired Persons, JacksonHeights Chapter at the Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave.; tel. 457-4799.
*2 p.m., meeting of the Woodhaven Library Book Group to discuss "The Trial" by Franz Kafka; event at the Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway; tel. 849-4980.
*7:30 p.m., a book discussion group will offer a reading from "The Pilot’s Wife" by DorothySwygert; event at the Barnes &Noble Forest Hills book store, 70-00 Austin St.; tel. 793-1395.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of COP104 (Communities of Organizations of Precinct 104) at MaspethTown Hall, 53-37 72nd St., Maspeth; tel. 894-0962.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of the 112th Police Precinct Community Council at the stationhouse, 68-40 Austin St.; tel. 520-9321.
*8 p.m. meeting of the Christlawn Ski Club at the American Legion Hall, 198-09 33rd Ave., Bayside; tel. 428-7684.
*8p.m., meeting of the Woodhaven Residents BlockAssociation at Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; tel. 296-3735.
*8 p.m., meeting of the 110th Police Precinct Community Council at Elmhurst General Hospital, 79-01 Broadway; tel. 476-9309.
*Thursday, Jan. 20th,
6 p.m.,Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts annual governmental relations dinner with guest speaker DanielWalsh, president of the New York State Business Council; event at Terrace on the Park, 11thStreet at 52nd Avenue, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, tickets $125; tel. 898-8500.
*7:30 p.m., meeting of Community Board 3 at I.S. 227, 32-02 JunctionBlvd., East Elmhurst; tel. 458-2707.
*8:30 p.m., meeting of SchoolBoard 26 at M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; tel. 631-6900.
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*Artist/teacher James Coughlin will offer a demonstration of acrylic painting at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16th in the Jackson Heights Art Club’s gallery at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St. The demonstration and refreshments are free.
Coughlin studied at the Art Students’ League and is the recipient of many awards. He is noted for painting murals for churches, synagogues and private homes.
The demonstration is part of the art club’s community outreach program and is supported by grants from the New YorkCity Department of Cultural Affairs, the New YorkState Natural Heritage Trust, the Queens Council on the Arts and the office of Claire Shulman,Queens Borough President.
*Astoria students looking for funds for college this fall can turn to their local McDonald’s Restaurant for help. New YorkTri-State McDonald’s Restaurant owners and Ronald McDonald House Charities are making available more than $425,000 in scholarships to local high school students through the Arching Into Education™ and RMHC®/HACER® Scholarship Programs. Applications are available Jan. 12th though high school guidance counselor departments or throughMcDonald’s New YorkTri-State web site, http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com. Deadline is Mar. 1st.
*Csardas—the tango of the east will be performed at the Queensborough Community College Theater onSaturday,Jan. 22nd at 8 p.m. as part of QCC’s 1999-2000 ProfessionalPerforming Arts Series.
Tickets can be purchased through the QCCbox office by mail or phone:631-6311.Box office hours are Monday throughFriday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visa, Master and Discover cards are accepted.
*Community School District 30 is accepting nominations for the District’s Gifted Program for fall of 2000.District 30’s Gifted Program is housed at P.S. 122 in Astoria for grades one through eight and at P.S. 150 in Sunnyside for grades one through five.Questions regarding these sites may be directed to Stephanie Thier,Director of Evaluation and Assessment at 777-4641. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 18th.
*The Renaissance School is a K to 12 New Visions school, located in Jackson Heights.Seats will be opening in September 2000 for one kindergarten and one sixth-grade class.