Oct. 27, 28, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Community Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 746-0540.
Oct. 29, 8 p.m., sharp, 108th Police Precinct Community Council; Nakwon Reformed Church, 41-20 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside.
Oct. 30, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, 93-34 91st Ave.; 846-1907.
Items of Community Interest
Oct. 25, 26 Citibank finger printing program "ID Me Now," 153-16 10th Ave., Whitestone.
Oct. 25, Community Outreach Program for the Elderly "Reaching Out to Seniors: 65+"; North Shore University Hospital, Forest Hills; 830-4232.
To Oct. 25, Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center "Threads of Memory" display of quilts, 222-05 56th Ave., Library Building; 631-6044.
Oct. 26, 109th Police Precinct and Mitchell-Linden Civic Association VIN etching, 140-21 31st Rd., Flushing.
Oct. 27, the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, eighth annual "Walk the Walk" for organ and tissue donation; Central Park, 72nd Street bandshell, Manhattan. To sign up, call (800) 63-Donate, go to www.kidneyurology.org or fax (212) 629-5652, on-site registration begins at 9 a.m.
Oct. 27, Nov. 23, 112th Police Precinct Community Council graffiti cleanup in Forest Hills and Rego Park, 68-40 Austin St.
Oct. 29, Americans of Italian Heritage lecture on negative stereotyping; The Reception House, 167th Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 350-3250.
Oct. 30, West Cunningham Park and Utopia Estates Civic Association candidates night; Christ Lutheran Church, 73rd Avenue and 188th Street, Fresh Meadows; 468-4298.
Oct. 31, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Halloween pumpkin fest, 29-01 216th St., Bayside; 281-8774.
Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, Forest Hills Little League registration for 2003, 66-01 Fleet St., call for times 544-2296.
Nov. 3, Queens Festival Band, 20th annual music salute to veterans gala concert; St. Albans Veterans Administration Center, 179th Street and Linden Boulevard, all Posts are to bring your colors.
Ongoing, NYC BOE adult classes in computer office skills and job coach [sic], 42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City; 361-9480.
Queensborough Community College, Oct. 23, "Star Gazing: What’s Up There?"; "If I Had Stayed in Saolinka" president’s lecture series; Oct. 25, "Threads of Memory," quilts crafted by Holocaust survivors, now to Nov. 15, "Italy: Our Renaissance Heritage" library exhibit;56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside; 631-6044.
Arts & Entertainment
Oct. 29, Ken Stuart in concert commemorating post-World War II era at Queens Borough Public Libraries, call 896-5845 for locations.
Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, Theater A La Carte "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier; Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy.; 631-4092.
Oct. 26, Museum for African Art, John Frederick Walker book signing and presentation, 36-01 43rd Ave., 3rd floor, Long Island City; 784-7700.
Oct. 26, 27, Long Island City artists’ open studios; 37-06 36th St., 3rd floor; 784-2935.
To Oct. 29, Flushing Art League of Queens annual special solo show "The Awarded Artists of 2002"; Amerasia Bank Art Gallery, 41-02 Main St., 2nd floor; 380-6414.
Ongoing, Greater Ridgewood Youth Council is offering free woodcarving lessons to adults; 456-5437.
American Museum of the Moving Image
Film screenings: Oct. 25, Musa The Warrior; Oct. 26, Persona, Hollywood Independents: A History Of United Artists, Interiors, The Barefoot Contessa; Oct. 27, The Apartment, Last Tango In Paris, The Barefoot Contessa, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria; 784-0077 or www.ammi.org.
Astoria Performing Arts Center
Nov. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, Gershwin Musical Revue; The Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 31-30 33rd St., Astoria; 278-5925.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts
Nov. 1, percussionist Winard Harper, blues vocalist Carrie Smith; Nov. 15, the Mickey Bass New York Powerhouse Ensemble; Nov. 17, Verdi’s "La Traviata," Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 463-7700, ext. 222.
LaGuardia Community College
Oct. 25, Singers night featuring vocalist Myrna Lake; Oct. 26, "Zorro"; Nov. 8, Blues Night featuring guitarist Keith Gamble; Nov. 22, Brass Summit III featuring trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater; Little Theater on Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 482-5151.
To Nov. 15, Friday night at the movies; to Dec. 1, Projects 77: Billboards; to Dec. 5, after school hours; to Dec. 21, family programs; to Jan 6, 2003, Drawing Now: Eight Propositions; 33rd Street at Queens Boulevard, Long Island City; (212) 708-9431.
Oct. 23, QC orchestra; Oct. 24, QC jazz ensemble, MA performance recital; Oct. 28, alumnae recital; Oct. 30, guest recital; Oct. 31, student chamber recital, violin recital; QC Aaron Copland School of Music, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.
Queens Museum of Art
Oct. 27, Turning Point Memory Map workshop;Oct. 30, "Tribute in Light" gala; to Nov. 3, Queens International multicultural art exhibit; Call and Response: A Collaboration between P.S. 144 and QMA; 592-9700.
Thalia Spanish Theatre
Now to Nov. 10, "Monogamy (fidelity, that is!)," 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 729-3880.
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances
Oct. 26, New York Hospital Queens "SummerFallWinterSpring, The Children’s Dance For All Seasons to benefit the Department of Pediatrics; Douglaston Club, Douglaston; 670-1009.
Nov. 13, Long Island City Business Development Corporation annual luncheon and trade show; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Flushing; 786-5300, ext. 21.
Nov. 16, Woodside On The Move, 25th year of service to the community, dinner dance; Knights of Columbus Hall, 49-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 476-8449.
Nov. 28, Most Precious Blood Class of 1978 reunion, contact Lisa Ficarotta-Zupcich, (800) 746-6422 (access code 44) or www.mpb78.jimsabo.com/index.html.
Oct. 26, Saint Francis Preparatory H.S. open house; 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows; 423-8810.
Oct. 25, 26, 27, Martin Luther H.S. "An Evening of One-Acts" collection of short plays, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 894-4000.
Oct. 27, Molloy College open house, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre; (516) 678-5000, ext. 6230.
Oct. 27, Mary Louis Academy H.S. open house for grades 7 and 8, 176-21 Wexford Terr. Jamaica Estates; 297-2120.
Oct. 28, Community School Board, District 30, Title I Parent Option Programs fair, only students from P.S. 78, 84, 92, 112, 127, 148, I.S. 10, 126, 141, 145 and I.S. 204 are eligible; I.S. 204, 36-41 28th St., Long Island City; 777-4616.
Nov. 2, Fifth Annual Citywide Parent Conference; Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 Seventh Ave., New York; (212) 598-9205, registration required.
Ongoing, Parent Teachers Association, P.S. 112, Cartridges For Kids program; 786-3930 or www.cartridgesforkids.com
Fleas & Fairs & Fundraisers
Oct. 26 (raindate Oct. 27), The People’s Museum first annual yard sale fundraiser, 28th Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets; 204-7941.
Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Woman’s Club of Malba annual rummage sale, 30 Center Drive, Malba 746-9784.
"You’ve Gotta Have Park"
Alley Pond Environmental Center
To Oct. 26, Toddler Time, Fledglings, Sunny Bunnies, Nature Club, Junior Nature Kids, Wee Sprouts, Itsy Bitsy Spiders, ages 18 months to seven years old, fees vary pre-registration necessary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 229-4000 or www.alleypond.com.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park–Hall of Science
Oct. 26 to 27, Dr. Fran Kenstein’s Scary Sound Lab–Live Science Theater Show; Oct. 26, 27, Spooky Sound Sensations; 47-01 111th St.; 699-0005 or www.nyscience.org.
Oct. 27, Halloween Happening; 235-4100.
Queens Botanical Garden
Visit the plant shop, plan a wedding, get plant care information or participate in programs from arts and crafts to concerts: Oct. 26, 27, Everything Green Must Go!; Oct. 27, annual pumpkin patch; Oct. 29, fall pruning workshop; Oct. 31, eighth annual Haunted Garden; 886-3800 or www.queensbotanical.org.
Queens County Farm Museum
Oct. 26, 27, 31, Halloween Haunted House; Oct. 27, children’s fall festival, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 347-FARM.
Greater Astoria Historical Society, Saturdays, Quinn Sr. Gallery and Lecture Hall and Vincent Seyfried Research Center (by appointment only) featuring photo exhibit of Queens history and Long Island City–Astoria community information center, 35-20 Broadway; 278-0700.
King Manor Museum, Oct. 26, archaeology lecture "Digging Up the Past: Archaeology of New York City; Oct. 27, demonstration on how to make wampum beads; guided tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays; 206-0545.
Historical Walking Tour of Jamaica, Oct. 26, meet at Central Library, Area A, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 990-0704.
Every Kid Deserves A ‘Y’
Central Queens YM & YWHA, Oct. 27 to Dec. 10, "Portraits of Life" art exhibit; Oct. 28, support group for recent widows/widowers; "Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life; Oct. 29, book signing and lecture "Jewish Tales of Holy Women"; Oct. 30, seventh annual author luncheon, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 268-5011.
Cross Island Y, Oct. 26, annual Hallowfest, Halloween Walk Through; Oct. 28, free workshop on Halloween safety; to Nov. 9, soccer club, kindergarten through sixth grade, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505.
Long Island City Y, now to Oct. 31, one week free YMCA membership, adults 18+, Catalpa Y, 821-6271; Cross Island Y, 479-0505; Flushing Y, 961-6880; Jamaica Y, 739-6600 or Long Island City Y, 392-7932.