2008-01-09 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm.

Jan. 13, Lohri; Jan. 16, Religious Freedom Day; Jan. 19, Ashura; Jan. 20, World Religion Day; Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Jan. 22 Tu B'Shevat; Jan. 26 India Republic Day.

Community Meetings

Associations Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, United Forties Civic; St. Theresa's Parish Center, 50-20 44th St., Woodside.

Jan 16, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents' Block Assoc.; Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.

Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 29th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards Jan. 10, Mar. 13 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Service Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St.; 718.786.3335.

Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St.; 718.533.8773.

Jan. 14, p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.

Jan. 15, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs Jan. 17, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.541.8446. Community Councils Jan. 15, 8 p.m., 102nd Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street, Richmond Hill. Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills. Jan. 29, 7 p.m., 108th Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor, Sunnyside.

Feb. 26, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Community Education Councils Jan. 15, 8 p.m., District 30, P.S. 150, 40-01 43rd Ave., LIC; 718.391.8383. Others Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee; Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0704.

Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Assemblymember Michael Gianaris/UCCA, Town Hall Meeting; Museum of the Moving Image, Riklis Theater, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria; 718.545.3889.

Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.

Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans, Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens. Blvd.; 718. 297.7711.

Jan. 30, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural/Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue, Woodhaven; 718.845.3385.

Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Feb. 12, 9 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, LaGuardia Marriott, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, RSVP, 718.286.3000.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Jan. 10, Open Mic Poetry; Jan. 17, Poetry Writing Essentials; Jan. 20, Snowflake Craft; Jan. 23, Educator Open House; Jan. 30, Children's Book Discussion, free, call to confirm; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed.,women's studies discussion, 176-60 Union Tpke.,

Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image

Jan. 12-Feb. 24, Ford at Fox: Becoming John Ford, Just Pals, The Iron Horse; Jan. 12, 19, Pilgrimage; Jan. 13, Four Sons; daily in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, Dick Tracy; 718.784.4520. Queens Museum of Art To Mar. 23, opening reception "New York States of Mind"; ongoing, tours, permanent collections, Scavenger Hunt for World's Fair memorabilia in/around The Panorama of the City of New York; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, New York City Building; 718.592.9700. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Feb. 24, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Junior Discovery Concert, $50-$15; Feb. 28, new dance and music season, QCC Art Gallery 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6311. Queens Theatre In The Park Jan. 13, Taipei Cultural Center presents Sun Shier Dance Theatre U.S. Debut, tickets $17/$15/$10; Jan. 19, Pushcart Players present "Little Red Riding Hood & Other Stories", $12; 718.760.0064. Socrates Sculpture Park To Mar. Design: Isamu Noguchi & Isamu Kenmochi, EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition; 32-01 Vernon Blvd; 718.956.1819. Others Jan, 12, 26, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dances, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Jan. 12, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Neil Scott Johnson band; Feb. 8, Mary Lamont Band; Mar. 8, Nashville Attitude, $12 p.p., n.m., adults only; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

To Jan. 13, Flux Factory, "New York, New York, New York", free, 38-38 43rd St., LIC; 646.226.8611.

Jan. 14, Oratorio Society of Queens Monday night rehearsals; North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street, Flushing; 718.460.0726

To Jan. 15, St. John's University, Vietnamese Modernism, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows; 718.990.7476.

Jan. 18, The Killing Kompany, "The Women's Murder Club!", $45 p.p.; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777.

Jan. 31, Anthropology Museum of the People of New York: "Living On Tokyo Time", free, reservations required; 718.428.5650. •Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Jan. 19, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Jan. 31, 6 p.m., Democratic Organization of Queens County, Pre- Presidential Primary Cocktail Party, $300 p.p.; Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village; 718.268.5100. Health Jan. 12, American Red Cross, babysitter training, $60; Jan. 15, CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) class, $65; Jan. 30, standard first aid, $60, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood; 718.558.0053.

Jan. 16, NAMI Queens/Nassau, "Warning Signs & Treatment of Bipolar Disorder", free; Sloman Auditorium, Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks; 718.470.8100. •Daily: Elmhurst Medical Center, pediatrics; Thursday, Medicine; 2nd Wednesdays, OB/GYN; Wednesdays, Psychiatry; Tuesdays, Cardiology; 79- 01 Broadway; 718.334.5296. •Wednesdays, Queens Hospital Center, Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fridays; Pediatrics, Psychiatry; 82-68 164th St., Jamaica; 718.334.5296. •Ongoing: The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York has launched a new Web site designed to help New Yorkers find health coverage, go to www.NYConsumerHealth.org.


Jan. 13, Queens Historical Society, 350th Anniversary of The Flushing Remonstrance workshop, free with paid admission to the homestead, seating limited, Kingsland Homestead, Weeping Beech Park, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647 ext. 17.

•Ongoing, Bayside Historical Society, "This Was Then…This Is Now", "Native Bayside/Native Voice", "The Castle", "If the Hat Fits", "Rolf Armstrong: Artist in Residence", $3 donation; 718.352.1548.

Items of Community Interest

Jan. 10, Central Queens YM & YWHA, Rhythm of Jewish Life, Mah-Jongg beginner class $65 n.m.; Jan. 16, The Music of Israel; Jan. 17, The Way We Were; Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day film screening; Jan. 22, Tu B'Shevat; Jan. 24, Life Stories; Jan. 31, Simcha Party, most fees $2, members free; 718.268.5011.

Jan. 12, LaGuardia Community College, "Baby Fingers Mommy and Me Sign Language Program, 29- 10 Thomson Ave., Center III Building, LIC; RSVP, 718.482.5324.

Jan. 13, American Red Cross/Senator Frank Padavan, free Emergency Preparedness Program; Mary's Nativity Parish Center, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 212.875.2189.

Jan. 14, Central Astoria Local Development Corporation (CALDC), housing workshop; Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Astoria; 718.721.2462.

Jan. 14, 28, Family Focus Adoption Services, "The Realities Of Adoption Today", 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Ste. 4, Little Neck; 718.224.1919.

Jan. 15, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall State of the Borough Address; Queens College, Colden Auditorium, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, parking available at college.

Jan. 16, Department of Sanitation, Christmas tree recycling, curbside pickup, no plastic bags, no decorations, 311. •1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday, Queens Best Toastmasters Club, public speaking/communication, free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; 718.457.8390.

Library Highlights

There are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens and kids. For more information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.790.0778 or your local branch library for event time and place: Jan. 12, "Hugo!: The Hugo Chavez Story…", IRC Auditorium; Jan. 19, Central Library, Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 89-11 Merrick Blvd., JamaicaJan. 26, Afro-Peruvian Music; Jan. 27, Percussion Instruments of the World; IRC Auditorium, Lower Level; 718.990.0767.

School Events & News

Jan. 11, 12 13, Christ the King Regional H.S. Musical Theatre, matinee & dinner shows, "Stages of Love", $15/$10/$8; 718.366.7400, x. 330.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all-year long for tots to pre-teens to adults: Fall/Winter Children's Programs; Animal Care Club, Animal Care Trainee, Fledglings, Audrey Wood Fan Club, Autumn Still Life, Batty for Bats, Butterflies, Field Biology High School Internship, Junior Nature Kids, Little Chefs, Mad Scientist, Nature Club, Sunny Bunnies, Toddler Time, Toddler Time-Weekends, Wee Sprouts; Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, Watercolor Workshops; Jan. 12, Cover Art; Jan. 12, 13, 19, Snowpeople; Jan. 12, 26, Mad Scientists; Owl Pellet Dissections; Jan. 13, Edible Solar System; fees vary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; call for information; 718.229.4000. Queens Zoo •Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718-271-1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Miscellaneous Parks Jan. 11, 18, Lifeguards Wanted; tryouts at Far Rockaway H.S., 8-21 Bay 25th St., Far Rockaway, call 311 for information.

To Jan. 21, New York Hall of Science @ Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, The Chase Is On!, Cyberchase Math Mystery, $11/$8, for information or directions, www.nyscience.org or 718.699.0005.

Senior Events

Jan. 10, Kew Gardens Community Center, Poets & Writers group readings, ongoing: exercise, languages, computer, card and games, choral group, actor's workshop, stress reduction, caregiver support group counseling and referral services, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202, Kew Gardens; 718.258.5960.

Jan. 11, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, mentoring orientation session; 212.614.5555. Jan. 11, 25, QCH: Forest Hills Senior Center, Lecture: People, Places & Events; Jan. 15, Lecture: Fire & Home Safety; Jan. 17, Lecture: Fiber in the Diet; Jan. 22, Lecture: Art, Humor & Anger; Jan. 24, Lecture: Fire Safety; Jan. 31, "Waitress", 108-25 62nd Dr., Forest Hills; 718.699.1010.

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