2008-03-19 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Mar. 21 Naw Ruz, India's New Year's Day; Mar. 25 Independence Day (Greece); Mar. 26 Independence Day (Bangladesh); Apr. 22 Earth Day

Community Meetings

Associations Mar. 19, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents' Block Assoc.; Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.

Apr. 3, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights.

Apr. 10, May 8, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa's Parish Center, 50- 20 44th St., Woodside.

Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049.

Apr. 24, Jun. 26, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope, 71st Street/Eliot Avenue, Middle Village. Boards Apr. 10, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Service Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St.; 718.786.3335.

Apr. 15, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335. Clubs Mar. 20, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446.

Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Community Councils Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 27, Jun. 24, all 7 p.m., 114th Precinct, Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights. Community Education Councils Mar. 27, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; MS 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Rm. B44A, Little Neck; 718.631.6927

Apr. 8, 8 p.m., District 30; I.S. 141, 37-11 21st Ave., LIC; 718.391.8380. Others Mar. 19, 7:30 p.m., NAMI Queens/Nassau, free lecture, Sloman Auditorium, Zucker- Hillside Hospital, 76th Avenue & 266th Street, Glen Oaks; 718.470.8100. Mar. 20, Apr. 10, May 1, May 22, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Jul. 24, Aug. 14, Sep. 4, Sep. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough Land Use Public Hearing, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Mar. 20, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Board of Trustees, Formal Conference Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0705.

Mar. 25, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development Corp.; St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Parish House, 87-04 88th Ave.

Mar. 26, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural/Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue; 718.845.3387.

Mar. 27, 7:30 p.m., Issues Council Meeting; Fame Diner, 178-19 Union Tpke., Flushing; 718.740.1158.

Mar. 31, 6 p.m., Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington, 30th Avenue/75th Street, Jackson Heights; 718.350.3183. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30- 61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., women's studies discussion, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh

Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image

Apr. 3, An Evening with Wong Kar-Wai, Times Center, Manhattan, $25; program information, 718.784.4520. Queensborough Community College Mar. 22, The Three Broadway Divas, $35-$29; Mar. 23, film "The Dybbuk"; Mar. 29, St. Petersburg Ballet, $42-$29; Apr. 6, Cotton Club Swing, $42-$35; Apr. 13, An Evening with Chita Rivera, $45; Apr. 27, Bruce Adler: Second Avenue meets Broadway, $35-$29; Apr. 29, My Heart In A Suitcase, $9-$7.50; Apr- Jun., Picasso Printmaker: The Kirschenbaum Collection, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.631.6396 or Kupferberg Center at 718.281.5770. Queens College Mar. 22, Timba Tango; Mar. 25, Samuel Rhodes, David Grossman; to Mar. 28, White Landscape: Drawings by Jin Lee; Mar. 29, Frankie Avalon & Leslie Gore; Mar. 30-Jun. 28, Crossing the Blvd., Apr. 1, 8, 15, chamber recitals; Apr. 2, Queens College Orchestra; Apr. 3, An Evening of Choral Music; Apr. 8, Claire Messud & Caryl Phillips; Apr. 9-Jul. 10, Anna Matouskova paintings, drawings; Apr. 10-13, 15-17, An Evening of the Absurd; Apr. 12, The O'Jays in concert; Apr. 13, "The Emperor's New Clothes"; Apr. 27, Stephen Hough pianist; Apr. 29, duo-piano recital; program information 718.793.8080. Queens Museum of Art Mar. 19-Mar. 23, "New York States of Mind," exhibition and film program; Mar. 22, free forum Queens Artists Connection connecting art service organizations, funders and venues; Mar. 23, World Trade Center, U.N., Pentagon, "Amerika, The Nuclear Football", opening reception for "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; program information, 718.592.9700. Queens Theatre In The Park Mar. 21-23, 27-30, Our Dad is in Atlantis (English/Spanish alternate nights), $26/$24/$15; to Mar. 23, 100 Years of Hollywood; Apr. 19, Meet the Composers; program information, 718.760.0064. Others Mar. 20, Astoria Performing Arts Center open auditions for 60+; Mar. 22, youth auditions, ages 11 to 15; Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria. To Mar. 23, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Tango & Milonga; Mar. 29, Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares; Mar. 30, Zarzuelas; Apr. 5, Raices Afro-Cubanas; Apr. 6, Canciones Romanticas, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; program information 718.729.3880. Mar. 27, Con Brio Ensemble concert; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960; Mar. 29, Con Brio Ensemble concert; Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing; 718.459.1277.

Mar. 29, Bella Italia Mia, "Ancient Pompeii, August 24, 79 A.D.; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

Mar. 29, Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Jazz Band; Shutter's, Manhattan; Apr. 3, May 18, "Women Composers of ueens" concert, Steinway Reformed Church, Astoria; May 9, Astoria Jazz Band presents Camilleri, Loring, Gurland, Bielski and more, Queens College, LeFrank Theatre; 718.278.5331 or 917.667.5331.

Mar. 29, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dances, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; italchari@yahoo.com.

To Mar. 30, Repetti, Peter Gregorio: Evolution -> Extinction, 44-02 23rd St., 4th Floor, LIC; 718.786.8007.

Mar. 30, Musica Reginae Productions, Brava Italia!; Church-in-the- Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.

To May 17, Calpulli Children's Dance Workshop; The Arts Cure Center, 33-24 Northern Blvd., 3rd Floor, LIC; 718.507.2617.

Apr. 5, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association dances, Stoney Creek, $12 p.p., n.m., adults only; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

Apr. 6, Martin Luther H.S., Fine Arts Department Spring annual Sacred Concert, Gymnasium, 60-02 Maspeth Ave.; 718.894.4000. •Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

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

Apr. 3, Strathmore Vanderbilt Women's Club 2008 Philanthropic event to benefit "Dancing Dreams"; georgegirls@verizon.net.

Apr. 27, Central Astoria LDC, street fair, Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues, 1 day, 4 blocks.

Jun. 22, Autism Speaks, fourth annual "Walk Now for Autism" kick-off fundraiser/walker luncheon;South Street Seaport, Manhattan; www.walknowforautism.org/newyorkcity.

Health

Mar. 25, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, free colon cancer screening "Reduce Your Risk…, Crescent Tower, 800-YOUR-MDS; Mar. 26, breast cancer screening & education; Queens Breast Health Partnership/SHAREing&CAREing; 718.274.0365, 27-15 30th Ave.

Mar. 29, Bayside Personal Development Center, free hypnosis seminar "Opening the Door to a Better You", 44-16 Francis Lewis Blvd.; reservations, 718.747.1135. •Daily: Elmhurst Medical Center, pediatrics; Tues., Cardiology; Wed., Psychiatry; 2nd Wed., OB/GYN; Thurs,, Medicine, 79-01 Broadway; 718.334.5296. •Wed., Queens Hospital Center, Medicine, OB/GYN, Cardiology; Fri., Pediatrics, Psychiatry; 82-68 164th St., Jamaica; 718.334.5296. •To May, Queens College, Head Start children's fitness classes, 8- weeks $99, College Fitness Center, program information, 718.997.2740. •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. •Jackson Heights Al-Anon; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor; 718.335.7379.

Historical

Ongoing, Queens Historical Society, "Stitching Stories"; Queens As it Was: 1880-1920, Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens; Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum, $3, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 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, volunteers needed for Sundays at The Castle, oral testimonies from Bayside former/current residents needed for archives; Fort Totten; 718.352.1548.

Items of Community Interest

Mar. 22, Citizens Committee for New York City/Chhaya Community Development Corp., free tax prep clinic for first-time filers and low-income families, 37-43 77th St., 2nd fl., Jackson Heights; 718.478.3848 or 212.822.9584.

Mar. 26, LICBDC @ LaGuardia Community College: Workforce1, Hiring Employees: Hidden Risks, Best Practices, free, RSVP, at 29- 10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.786.5300.

Mar. 27, LaGCC, free workshop, Careers in Retail, deadline Mar. 26; Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Community Room, Elmhurst, 718.482.5497; Mar. 29, Mommy & Me Sign Language Program, "Baby Fingers", Center III. 29-10 Thomson Ave., LIC, 718.482.5324 Apr. 4, program for deaf adults, CJ Jones and Monique Holt, College's Little Theatre; 718.482.5324 (voice), 718.482.5325 (TTY).

Apr. 26, 107th Police Precinct Community Council, graffiti cleanup 2008,70-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, labor/material donations would be appreciated. •1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., 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 program information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.790.0770: Mar. 22, "Gandhi's Children of God and Me"; Mar. 30, "I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal", Flushing Library, International Resource Center, 3rd level; to Mar. 30, exhibition "Poets on Painters", Queens Library Gallery.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults. 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, fees vary, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; program information, 718.229.4000. Flushing Meadow- Corona Park Mar. 29, Willow Lake Natural Area, migrating birds walking tour; Al Mauro Playground, Park Drive East/73rd Terrace; 718.539.8462.

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