2005-02-09 / Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings

Associations

Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, Basement of Rectory, 45th Street; 917-650-7776.

Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39-37 28th St., Long Island City; 718-786-2049.

Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents; St. Margaret’s, Parish Hall, 79th Place; 718-894-4114.

Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Astoria, Ditmars Homeowners & Tenants; Francis of Assisi School Basement, 21-17 45th St., Astoria; 718-721-3690.

Clubs

Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 23, Jun. 20, Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Republican Club; Trinity Lutheran Church, downstairs, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village.

Community Boards

Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Jamaica; 718-264-7895.

Mar. 3, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718-533-8773.

Community Councils

Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Feb. 22, 8 p.m., 107th Police Precinct, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.

Feb. 22, 8 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor.

Community Education Councils

Mar. 8, District 30; I.S. 227, 32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst; Apr. 12, I.S. 230, 73-10 34th Ave., Jackson Heights; May 10, P.S. 78, 48-09 Center Blvd., Long Island City; Jun. 14, PS. 212, 34-25 82nd St., Jackson Hts.; 718-391-8380.

Feb. 17, 8 p.m., District 26, M.S. 74, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside; 718-631-6981.

Others

Feb. 17, Mar. 10, Mar. 31, Apr. 21, May 12, Jun. 2, Jun. 23, Jul 14, Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sep. 15, Oct. 6, Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Dec. 29, LAND USE PUBLIC HEARINGS; Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 16, Jun. 20, Sep. 19, Oct. 11, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board; Mar. 15, Apr. 12. May 17, Jun. 21, Sep. 20, Oct. 12, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet; Queens Borough Hall, Borough President’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718-286-2640.

Feb. 23, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718-845-3385.

Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8, Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Elmhurst-Jackson Heights Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst; 718-429-9298.

Town Hall Meetings

Feb. 17, Councilmember James F. Gennaro, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 70-11 150th St.; Mar. 15, Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, all Town Hall events are at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the councilmember’s district office at 718-217-4969.

Arts & Entertainment

Flushing Town Hall

Feb. 26, Masterpieces of the Early Keyboard; 718-463-7700.

LaGuardia Community College

Mar. 12, U.S. Premiere, Palo Flamenco; Mar. 24, Singer/ Songwriter, Haale; Apr. 14, Vocalist, Gino Sitson; May 7, Music/Dance Troupe, Raices Habaneras; Jun. 14, Singer/Songwriter, Kevin So, LaGCC, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.

Museum of the Moving Image

Feb. 18, 19, 20, Band Of Outsiders; Feb. 19, The Book Of Life, The Girl From Monday, Band of Outsiders; Feb. 20, Tape, Waking Life, Band of Outsiders; Feb. 21-26, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie; Feb. 25, An Evening With Geoffrey Holder And Carmen De Lavallade; Feb. 26, Russian Ark, Time Code, The Marquise Of O, Russian Ark,Time Code; Feb. 27, The Lady And The Duke.Gleaners And I, The Marquise Of O, The Lady And The Duke, The Gleaners And I; Mar. 4, Asian Cinevisions: Long Life, Happiness And Prosperity, Cinema Tropical; Mar. 5, The Third Man, Ten, Corpus Callosum; Sunday, Mar. 6, Idiots, 28 Days Later, The Mouse That Roared, The Third Man; Mar. 11, Sexual Dependency; Mar. 12, Ikiru, Left At The End Of The World, At Five In The Afternoon, Or: Mon Trésor; Mar. 13, Dr. Strangelove, Iriru, At Five In The Afternoon, Or: Mon Trésor; Mar. 18, 19, 20, Effie Briest; Mar. 19, The Circle, The Ladies' Room, A Shot In The Dark; The Day I Became A Woman, Effie Briest; Mar. 20, Afghanistan Unveiled, Kandahar, Satin Rouge; Mar. 25, 26, 27, I Vitelloni; Mar. 26, To Take A Wife, Rachida; Mar. 27, Osama, Rana's Wedding, 35th Avenue, Astoria; 718-784-0077.

Noguchi Museum

To May 1, Noguchi and Graham: Selected Works for Dance, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

March, Hans-Peter Feldmann, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Queens College

Feb. 16, “4 Little Girls”; Feb. 17, “Slavery,” “Mississippi Burning”; Feb. 22, “Eyes on the Prize, Episode 4, No Easy Walk”; Feb. 23, African Dance Performance, “Malcolm X”; Feb. 24, American Jazz Legacy, “Round Midnight”; 718-793-8080.

Queensborough Community College

Feb. 20, Jerry Orbach is Remembered: “My One and Only”; Feb. 20-Mar. 31, “Echo Sonata” Paintings. “Mappings” Sculptures; Feb. 26, Verdi’s “Aida”; ongoing, An American Odyssey: 1945-1980, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718-631-6327.

Queens Theatre In The Park

Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, “Two Can Play”; Feb. 12, Tom Chapin; Feb. 26, Music of Afghanistan: Ensemble Kabul with Ustad Mahwash; Feb. 27, Stepping Out Queens Music and Dance; Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 718-760-0064.

Others

Feb. 17-27, St. Bart’s Playhouse presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” Park Avenue and 50th Street, Manhattan; 212-378-0248 and 378-0222.

Feb. 18-20, 25-27, Astoria Performing Arts Center presents “Lucky Stiff”; Feb. 20, Cabaret at the Cave’ 718-393-7505.

Feb. 20, Con Brio Ensemble; Flushing Library, Main Street; Feb. 27, Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St., Manhattan

Feb. 26, Bella Italia Mia Italian “American Artists & Their Contributions to the America”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-426-1240.

To Feb. 26, Archibald Arts presents Queens artist Brandon Ballengee; 602 10th Ave., Suite 2RS, New York; 212-541-6366.

To Feb. 26, AQA Gallery “For the Love of Art,” 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills; 718-520-9842.

To Mar. 27, Thalia Spanish Theatre “I Love Tango,” 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718-729-3880.

History

Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday, Queens Historical Society, 40 Years of Chinese Immigrants in Queens; Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718-939-0647.

Items of Community Interest

Feb. 16, York and LaGuardia Colleges Small Business Development Centers, ‘Freight Forwarding/International Cargo Business,” Auditorium/Theater, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd; 718-262-2880.

Feb. 16, Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, “Legislation and Advocacy”; 718-699-2020.

Feb. 17, “De-Lovely” Kew Gardens Hills Community Center, Feb. 24, “Man in the Iron Mask,” 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.; 718-268-5960.

Feb. 17, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, “If It’s Broken, Fix It: Credit Repair and You,” 10-25 41st Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-7447.

Feb. 17, Us Too NY “What are the issues of PSA as an indicator of Prostate Cancer?; New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lecture Hall A950, 525 E. 68th St., Manhattan; 212-946-1494.

Feb. 20, New York Blood Center and Live to Ride, Drive for Life Motorcycle Club Blood Drive; Harley Davidson, 42-11 Northern Blvd., Long Island City; 212-689-0063 or 800-933-BLOOD.

To Feb. 20, NY Harbor Healthcare System and St. Albans VAVS Executive Committee, “Hospitalized Veterans Week, “Massing of the Colors at 2 p.m.; Pratt Auditorium, St. Albans Campus, 179th Street and Linden Boulevard.

Feb. 22, Forest Hills Hospital–North Shore-LIJ Health System Community Wellness Lecture, “Update on Stroke Prevention,” 102-01 66th Rd.; 516-465-2500.

Feb. 23, Lower Your Energy Bills with First Energy Group; Silvercup Studios, Long Island City; 718-786-5300.

To Apr. 30, Hadassah “A Lifeline for Israel: The Hadassah Medical Organization, 1913-1967”; Center of Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., Manhattan; 212-303-8155.

Long Island Children’s Museum

Wednesday-Friday, Early Childhood Programs: Music and Movement; stArt, and Messy Afternoons, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. Some advance registration required 516-224-5868.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Feb. 18, Mar. 4, 11, 18, Acrylic Art Classes; Feb. 19, 26, Snowpeople; Feb. 26, Alley Pond Scavenger Hunt; ongoing: birthday parties for 2 to 3 and 4 to 12 year old children, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; 718-229-4000.

Queens Botanical Garden

Mar. 5, Indoor Composting with Worms; Mar. 13, Starting Vegetables and Flowers from Seeds; Mar. 19, Natural Lawn Care, 43-50 Main St., Flushing; 718-886-3800.

Voelker Orth Museum/Bird Sanctuary/Victorian Garden

Feb. 16, Indoor Plantscaping; Feb. 21-25, Nature’s Wonders, Grades 1 to 4, Fencing, Grades 5+; Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 23, May 14, Jun. 11, Victorian High Tea; Mar. 16, Orchids For Your Home; Apr. 9, May 21, Trivia Pursuit Dinners: I “Ragtime to Blues,” II “The Silver Screen,” III “The Broadway Musical,” 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing; 718-359-6227.

Others

To March 2005, Ice skating season has begun: Wollman and Lasker Rink, Central Park; Abe Stark, Coney Island; World’s Fair Ice Skating Rink, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; World War II Veterans Memorial Rink, Staten Island, Kate Wollman Rink, Prospect Park. For information, call 311.

Reunions

May 2005, Franklin K. Lane H.S. Class of 1955 and 1956, 50 year reunion in progress, contact June G. 718-738-4271, Adele B. 631-543-3816 or LorraineC@classmates.com.

School News & Events

Feb. 8, 25, I.S. 125 Tsunami Fund Raising Bake Sale; Mar. 5, Rummage Sale, May, Spring Festival Showcase. To donate goods, volunteer or contribute to any of these events, contact Parent Coordinator, Heather Strafer at 718-937-0320, ext. 414.

To Feb. 18, St. Thomas the Apostle School Open House; Mar. 1-4, Registration, by appointment only, 87-49 87th St., Woodhaven; 718-847-3904.

YMCAs

Central Queens YM & YWHA

Feb. 16, 23 Course I and II, Wilton Cake Decorating; Feb. 22, Author Talk “Culture of Violence Behind Suicide Bombers”; ongoing, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, belly, Israeli, line, jazz dance; Monday to Thursday, Kids’ Korner After School Center, grades K to 6; Tuesday, Tai Chi Chuan exercise classes, matinee and lunch for senior adults; Fridays “Sew” for Israel; Family Workshops, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Call for fees, 718-268-5011.

Cross Island Y

Feb. 16, Valentine’s Day Luncheon; Feb. 17, Second Annual Sankofa Multicultural Family Evening; Feb. 26, Open House Events for the Family; to Apr. 10, 10-week course in computers for children, adults and seniors; 718-551-9314; ongoing, art programs for youth, teens and adults, ballroom dancing, dance for ages 3 to 11, computer learning opportunities; martial arts; training for Special Olympics; instructional wrestling; Smart Start; instructional soccer, instructional baseball, arts programs for youth, teens & adults, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information, call 718-479-0505.

Local Libraries

Feb. 16

10:15 a.m.Queensboro Hill

Toddler Time

10:30 a.m.Central Library

Toddler Time

Forest Hills

Toddler Learning Center

Hillcrest

Toddler Time

11:15 a.m.Queensboro Hill

Pre-School Story Time

2 p.m.Maspeth

"From Vienna with Love"

2:30 p.m.East Flushing

China: A Photographic Journey

7 p.m.Flushing Library

InfoLinQ Class (in English)

PSAs

Al-Anon of Jackson Heights, self-help for people affected by another person’s drinking, Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd Street; 718-457-1511.

Forest Hills Community House & Senior Center, 108-22 62nd Dr.; 718-699-1010; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718-268-5960; Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd.; 718-896-8511. All the centers host many interesting and diverse courses and activities, call the one nearest you for more information.

QSAC free training for parents and caregivers of children and adults with autism, every two weeks on Tuesday, 30-10 38th St., 3rd Floor, Astoria; 718-7-AUTISM, ext 1219.

Queens Women’s Network Multi-Service Center has a host of programs for displaced homemakers and domestic violence victims, (in English) and Spanish, for women and men, strictly confidential, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica; 718-657-6200.

Sunnyside Community Services for Adults, call Nancy Lee Hendley at 718-786-9273; Home Care Project, Inc., call the Case Management Department at 718-786-6160, ext. 341 or 345; Immigration Information and Legal Assistance Referral Services, call Myrna Soto at 718-784-6173, ext. 115; Home Care Projects/Home Health Aide Job Opportunities, call Blanca Castillo at 718-784-6160, ext. 334; Western Queens Caregivers Network, call Fern Parker; 718-392-6945.

Woodside On The Move employment assistance/placement services for local employers and employees. No age restriction, all programs are free, 39-42 59th St.; 718-476-8449, contact Gene Curry.

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