2000-02-02 / Community Calendar


of Events

*Thursday, Feb. 3rd,

7 p.m., Community Board 2, meet at Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd floor; tel. 533-8773.

*7:30 p.m., United CommunityCivic Association, guest speaker commissioner, New YorkCity Department of Sanitation, Augustana LutheranChurch, Hazen Street and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria Heights; tel. 932-5415.

*7:30 p.m., Glendale Property Owners Association, Redeemer Lutheran Church, dining hall, 69th Place and Cooper Avenue; tel. 366-2288.

*7:45 p.m., Ridgewood Property Owners Association, J.H.S. 93, auditorium, Forest Avenue and Madison Street; tel. 821-4882.

*8 p.m., John F.Kennedy Democratic Club, 78-31 Parsons Blvd.,Flushing, 793-2255.

*Friday, Feb. 4th,

8:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Long Island City Post 2348, post meeting at 31-35 41st St., Long Island City; tel. RA 8-6220.

*Saturday, Feb. 5th,

2 p.m. to 10 p.m., benefit dance for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Glendale MemorialBuilding, 72-02 Myrtle Avenue; featuring the NeilScott Johnson band Savannah Sky, members $7 per person, others $10. Adults only—no one under 18 admitted.

*Monday, Feb. 7th,

7 p.m., public information forum on a new 400-seat early childhood center in Community School District 24, meet at Lisa MemorialCenter, 51-13 108th St., Corona; tel. 760-3141.

*7:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, lecture with slides, "Decorative Manhole and Coal Chute Covers; meet at Quinn Gallery, 35-20 Broadway,Astoria; tel. 278-2437.

*8 p.m., JacksonHeights Neighborhood Association, Inc. general meeting, Atonement Lutheran Church, basement meeting room, 87th Street and 31st Avenue, guest speaker Geneva Scott, recruiting manager, United States Census 2000.

*8:15 p.m., Board of Education public meeting at District 28 office, 108-55 69th Ave.,Forest Hills; tel. 830-5775.

*Tuesday, Feb. 8th,

9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Board Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Hearings, meet at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213; tel. 286-2640.

*10:30 a.m., Year of the Dragon show at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 209-11 26thAve.,Bayside; tel. 224-7888.

*noon, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, meet at Dazie’s Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd.; tel. 784-5426.

*12:30 p.m., regular luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Dazie’s Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd., $12; special guest, interimpresident of LaGuardia CommunityCollege Dr.Roberta Matthew; tel. 428-6053.

*8 p.m., Forest Hills Community and Civic Association, American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.; tel. 263-7636.

*Wednesday,Feb. 9th,

6:30 p.m., meeting of the Rudy Hepatitis C support group; event at the Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-39 39th St.;tel. 937-1421.

*8:15 p.m., North Queens Homeowners Civic Association general meeting, meet at Lexington Center, for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, guest speaker Sergeant William Williams, 565-5776.

*8:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Long Island City Post 2348, board meeting at 31-35 41st St., Long Island City; tel. RA 8-6220.

*Thursday, Feb. 10th,

1 p.m., meeting of the NationalAssociation of Retired Federalemployees (NARFE) Chapter 1871; meet at Catholic War Veterans Hall, 45-06 30th Ave., Long Island City; tel. 932-0661.

*1 p.m., American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 1762, presentation by John Pastore, "Long Term Health Care Insurance,"; tel. 969-8813.*

Items Of Community


* Save A Child’s Life. A few drops of blood is all it takes to see if your bone marrow is a possible match for two and a half year old Peter Gerard Weissman. The chances are slim, but the more who take the test, the better the chances that he might find a matching donor.

•Feb. 2nd, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. St. Joseph’s Hospital, 158-40 79th Ave.,Flushing.

•Feb. 3rd, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Hospital of Brooklyn, 170 Buffalo Ave.

•Feb. 4th, 7 am. to 7 p.m., Mary Immaculate Hospital, 152-11 89th Ave., Jamaica.

Donations can be mailed to:"P.G.’s Fund", Catholic Medical Centers Department of Public Relations and Marketing, Attn:Cary Aloise, 88-25 153rd St., Suite 4-B, Jamaica, NY11432.

*Thalia SpanishTheatre, Flamenco performances,Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4th to Mar. 5th, 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

The theater is located at 41-17 Greenpoint Ave.,Sunnyside. For tickets and information, call 729-3880

*St.Francis PreparatoryH.S. Fathers’Guild Annual 50’s Dance starring the "Crystals" with special performances by "StrawberryFields." Feb. 5th, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., $30 per person includes open bar, sandwiches, salads, dessert and coffee. Mail table reservations with payment to St.Francis Prep School, Attn:50’s Dance Tickets, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, NY11365 or call 359-5837 for more information.

*The Changing Face of Women’s Health, Feb. 5th to Apr. 30th at the New YorkHall of Science, 47-01 111thSt., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

For information, call 699-0005.

*LaGuardia Community College Jubba Jazz and Jammin’, Feb. 6th. Performance is at 2 p.m. in the college’s Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 alumni, students and seniors.

To purchase tickets, call 482-5151.

*Selfhelp Community Services,BenjaminRosenthalSenior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd.,Flushing. Special events starting Feb. 7th, Monday, music and songs, Feb. 16th, 1 p.m.,Wednesday, Valentine dance, Feb. 22nd, Tuesday, monthly trips to Atlantic City and Mar. 6th, Monday, music and songs. For additional information, call 886-5757.

*Forest Hills CommunityHouse, Options Program free counseling session for parents seeking financial aid for their college bound children,Tuesday, Feb. 8th, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Realestate workshop for seniors with a total annual household income of less than $27,900 who may be eligible for tax reduction,Thursday,Feb. 17th, 10:15 a.m. to noon.

The community house is located at 108-25 62nd Dr. For information, call 592-5757.

*Community Board 1 YouthCommittee Career Night, Feb. 16th, Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., meet at I.S. 204, 37th Avenue and 28thStreet, Long Island City.

For information, call Board 1 at 786-3335

*Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, Valentine party, Feb. 15th, 1 to 3 p.m. Door prizes, cake and tea.

The center is located at 208-11 26th Ave.,Bayside. For information, call 224-7888.

*Flushing Town Hall, Native American authentic host drum and dance competition, Feb. 20th, Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., at 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Plus crafts, music, history and culture. Admission $6 adults, $3 children,$15 family of four. No pictures will be permitted during the grand entry, prayer ceremony and honor dances.

For information, call 463-7700, ext. 222.

*Third annual, free, Chase Bank Sports and Arts InSchools Festival 2000, Feb. 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Kids will have the chance to take part in programs run byOlympic athletes, dancers fromAlvin Ailey, singers from the Abyssinian Choir, Broadway actors, professional sculptors and artists.

Events are for boys and girls, ages six to 14, at various locations around New York City.

Call (888) STAY-325 for more information.

*Kiwanis conference from Mar. 3rd to 5th at the Nevele Grand Hotel inEllenville,New York.Joseph Eppolito, governor of the New York District, Kiwanis International, will host this event.

Breakfast and luncheon meetings, work forums and Broadway entertainment will round out the weekend conference activities.

For more information about Kiwanis International, call the New York District office in Utica at (315) 735-3463.

*Queens Museum of Art "A Date WithThe Eight" Mar. 24th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sip tea and wine and dine on an assortment of finger sandwiches and scones in the museum’s second floor gallery followed by a tour of the exhibition William Glackens; A Journey from Realism to Impressionism.

The exhibition runs Feb. 22nd to Apr. 30th. Members $30, non-members $35.

For information and reservations, call 592-9700, ext. 135.

Around The Borough

Of Queens

*Kew Gardens CommunityCenter; Monday afternoon, art history; Tuesday afternoon, actors workshop; Wednesday morning, Spanish; Thursday morning, health through imagery; Friday morning, yoga.

For more information on the programs, call 268-5960.

*Forest Hills CommunityHouse needs volunteers to work in programs such as Adult Day Services, Options and Access youth programs, after school center or the housing department.

The community house is located at 108-25 62nd Dr. For information, call 592-5757, ext. 223.

*Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., is hosting the following events on the first Wednesday of each month: 1:30 p.m., housing clinic; Tuesdays, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., Afternoon Tea Dance

For more information on the events, call Sandra Epelman at 896-8511 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc. Crime VictimAssistance Unit, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Senior center services and activities, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., breakfast and lunch, Tai Chi, chorus, exercise,English as a Second Language and much more.

The center is located at 67-09 Kissena Blvd.,Flushing. For more information, call 591-6060.

Events at the Y:

*Bay Terrace YM-YWHA, 212-00 23rd Ave.,Bayside, 423-6111, Feb. 9th, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

CountryWestern Line and couple dance lessons, 10 lessons, Wednesday evenings, $6 per person, leather-soled shoes or boots are recommended.

*Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose,Feb. 5th, 7 to 10 p.m.

Chocolate making and high school night ($2 with school identification).

*Feb. 5th, Saturday, 10 a.m. Five one hour classes in strength training for women. Cost $55 for program members and $40 for Y members.

*Feb. 6th, Sunday, American Red Cross lifeguard training,CPR and first aid. Prerequisites include:15 years old by start date of class, swim 500 yards continuously, submerge to a minimum depth of 7 feet, retrieve a 10 pound brick and tread water for two minutes using legs only. $20 deposit is required and non-refundable unless pre-test is failed.

*Feb. 15th, 6:30 to 10 p.m. CPRfor Professional Rescuer recertification only and Community CPR recertification only.

*Feb. 19th, Valentine party, 7 to 11 p.m.

*Feb. 27th, 1:30 p.m., Unified Swim Meet–Special Olympics and High School Swimmers Carnival. Eight different events, plus pizza and soda to follow the carnival.

*Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd., 392-7932, Feb. 5th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First-Time Home Buyers Seminar sponsored by European American Bank. Registration is required and seating is limited. To reserve call EAB, (800) EAB-6527.

*Feb. 14th, Hardtop Touch Football, 8-game season, five-on-five one hand touch division, $275 per team.

*Feb. 20th, Sunday, Men’s Roller Hockey League, 8-game season, $365 per team, individuals accepted.

* Feb. 21st, 7:45 to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, Men’s Basketball League starts, 10-game schedule plus playoffs, $400 per team.

CallGlenn O’Brien, 392-7932, ext. 239 to register.

*The Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108th St., 268-5011.

*Now to Mar. 25th, the Health and Fitness Department will open its doors onSaturday nights for women only swimming from 7 to 9 p.m. and men only swimming from 9 to 11 p.m.

*Basketball league games will be played on Feb. 6th, 13th, 27th and Mar. 5th and 12th. The fee for a Y member is $80 ($70 for a member’s second child).The fee for non-members is $100 ($90 for a non-member’s second child). All non-members pay an $8 registration fee per child. All players, members and non-members, must pay a $7 insurance fee per player.The league fee includes uniform T-shirt, trophies and instruction in basketball techniques. Games are played on Sundays beginning at 1 p.m.

Upcoming events inFebruary:

*Wednesday,Feb. 2nd;

1 p.m.; Analyze This!

*Friday,Feb. 4th;

Elder Law:Wills and Power of Attorney.

*Monday,Feb. 7th;

10 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge and at 7 p.m. FriendshipClub.

*Tuesday, Feb. 8th;

Jewish Perspectives on the Mind-Body Connection.

*Wednesday,Feb. 9th;

You and Your Medication.

*Thursday,Feb. 10th;

Sing Along.

*Sunday,Feb. 13th;

New Outlook.

*Monday,Feb. 14th;

Pathways to Self-Fulfillment.

*Tuesday,Feb. 15th;

Nutrition and Cancer:Preventative Diet.

*Wednesday, Feb. 16th;

Current JewishIssues.

*Thursday,Feb. 17th;

Grow Older, Not Old.

*Friday,Feb. 18th;

1:15 p.m.; Musicals and Operas withJewishThemes.

*Monday, Feb. 21st;

1:45 p.m.; My Diet:For Better or Worse.

*Tuesday,Feb. 22nd;

Senior Action:Politics and Legislation

*Thursday,Feb. 24th;

InternationalSong Fest with Sima.

*Monday,Feb. 28th;

Issues of the Day.

*Tuesday,Feb. 29th;

Kurt Weill; Remembering His Music.

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