2008-08-20 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings


Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446.

Community Education Councils

Sep. 18, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona; 718.391-8380.


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.

1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30- 61 87th St., East Elmhurst.

Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble

Aug. 21, Poetry Writing Essentials; Aug. 22, Storybook Craft; Aug. 25, Booksigning/discussion: Break Point: The Secret Diary of a Pro Tennis Player; Aug. 26; Breaking Dawn Discussion; Aug. 28, Back-to-School Storytime; Sep. 11, Open Mic Poetry; Sep. 14, Back To School Craft; Sep. 17, Book Fair Open House; Sep. 30, Breaking Dawn Writing & Art Contest; Sep. 18, Poetry Writing Essentials; Sep. 25, Twilight Series Recap Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., women's studies discussion, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077.

Queensborough Community College

Aug. 24, The Red Hook Ramblers, $5 p.p.; Sep. 7, lecture "Who Will Write Our History"; Sep. 23, Exhibition Opening: From Star of Shame to Star of Courage…; program information 718.631.6396, 718.281.5770 or www.louisarmstronghouse.org.

Queens Museum of Art

Aug. 22, Laura Peterson Choreography, Anthony Whitehurst Dance; Mariachi Oro de Mexico, "Under The Same Moon"; ongoing, tours, permanent collections, World's Fair Panorama of the City of New York; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, New York City Building; program information, 718.592.9700.


Aug. 21, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, Jazz Thursdays in the Hills: The Brawner Brothers, rain or shine, 70th Road/Austin Street; 718.268.6565.

Aug. 23, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances, $10 n.m., Mon-Fri, Dance with Instruction, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Aug. 27, Sep. 3, Queens College Choral Society Auditions, Fall Presentation Of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; 718.997.3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com.

To Aug. 29, Capital One Bank, Welcome to Dog's World, photos by Edwin Cadiz, 31-17 Broadway, Astoria; 718.278.6518 or 917.502.5445.

Aug. 30, Jamaica Market Harvest Room, 4th Annual Book Fair, 90- 40 160th St.; 718.591.4525.

Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

•Fridays, journal-scrapbook-assemblage workshop, AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.

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

Sep. 1, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets, 1 day, 13 blocks.

Sep. 18-21, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America (St. Markella), 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.

Sep. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets, 1 day, 17 blocks.


Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens

Aug. 21, Get Heart-Healthy 800-Your-MDS; Sep. 4, Put Your Foot Down & Walk… 800-Your-MDS; Sep. 9, Yoga For The Fabulous 50s… 800-Your-MDS; Sep. 11, Men's Health Below The Belt 800- Your-MDS; Sep. 18, Community Health Information Fair 800- Your-MDS; Sep. 24, Breast Cancer Screening/Education 718.274.0365; Sep. 25, How Your Thyroid Impacts Your Health 800-Your-MDS.

•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.

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.

Ongoing, Jackson Heights Al-Anon; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor; 718.335.7379.

Ongoing, SMART Recovery; Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.

Items of Community Interest

Aug. 21, NY Cares, orientation, Forest Hills Library, Aug. 26, A.R.R.O.W, to register or for information go to www.nycares.org or call 212-228-5000.

Aug. 23, American Family Community Services, IX Domestic Violence Workshop: Learn the Risk Factors, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.

Aug. 23, Forest Hills Girls Softball, 2nd Annual Movie Under the Stars, "A League of Their Own", donations appreciated, Field 1 at the Forest Hills Little League, 66-01 Fleet St.

Aug. 27, LaGuardia C.C. Workforce1 Career Center, free workshop, career advancement: "Job Market Trends: What's Hot and What's Not", "Career Pathways to Employment Opportunities", "Fill in the Gaps with Education and Training" , C-building, Room C-400, 29-10 Thomson Ave., LIC: 718.602.2130.

Sep. 7, NYC Department of Sanitation, Fall 2008 Electronics Recycling & Clothing Donation; Forest Park, Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot, Forest Park Drive/Woodhaven Boulevard; www.nyc.gov/wasteless/electronics.

Sep. 13, American Family Community Services, Inc., XI Educational Domestic Violence Workshop, free, 37-63 76th St. Jackson Heights, 718. 639.8370.

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.

•Summer/Fall, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue between 42nd/43rd Streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday until late autumn..

•Sundays, Adopt a Homeless Dog, Cat or Kitten, Animal Center of Queens, a non-profit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com.

Library Highlights

There are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens, tweens and kids, for program/event information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.990.0700. A sampling of August's free events at Queens local Libraries: Summer Reading Club, Grades ages 3-5, Toddler Time ages 18-35 months, Picture Book Time, Friday Afternoon Games, Arts & Crafts: Fun with Tie- Dyeing, Reading Help, Toddlers Together ages 1-3, Game On Wii, Children's Film Fest, Free Time for Kids. Kid's Writing Workshop, Crochet Club, Chess and Checkers, Summer Crafts with Robin Cook, Movie Day ages 5-12, Game Day, Summer Reading Meeting ages 2-6, Book Buddies ages 5-8, Fantastic Fridays!, Friday Fun Crafts, Chess Club with Alex, Family Storytime, Saturday Science Lab ages 6-11, Music of Korea, Baby & Me, Baby Time, Ladybugs: Read-to-Me Club, Picture Book Time, Create Your Own Native American Necklace, Go Buggy! Live VTC with the New York Hall of Science, Girl Power: A Girl Scout Program, Gaming for 'Tweens, Summer Reading in Atlas Park, Teen Advisory Group and more: Aug. 28, Middlesex.

Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Aug. 21, Watercolor Workshops. APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; program information 718.229.4000.

Forest Park

Aug. 24, Southern Heart; Sep. 13, Kitcherie; Sep. 21, Neil Scott Johnson Band. Most events will take place at the George Seuffert Bandshell. Call 718.235.4100 for program information.

Hall of Science

To Sep. 14, Magic: The Science of Illusion, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, 311.

Highland Park

Oct. 18, Fall Harvest Festival. Call 718.235.4100 for program information.

Queens Botanical Garden

Spend some time taking in the grounds at the gardens, there's much to see and many things to do, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Queens Zoo

To Aug. 22, All About Bird; ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com.


To Aug. 21, City Parks Foundation, summer tennis, golf, track & field at the following parks; Alley Pond Tennis Center, Astoria, Baisley, Brookville, Cunningham. Det. Keith Williams, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Flushing Memorial Field, Forest, Juniper Valley, Kissena, Mario Fajardo;call 311 for program information.

Aug. 26, Gantry State Park: Live at the Gantries, Noirceur and Uzuhi, Japanese punk music; Citylights Building 49th/50th Avenues & East River, LIC.

To Aug. 29, Astoria Pool, Mon.-Fri., "Early Bird/Night Owl" adult lap swimmers, 19th Street/23rd Drive, Astoria; go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311


Oct. 1-4, USS Columbus Ca-74/CG-12/SSN-762, 1944-1976; Holiday Inn North, Dayton, OH; Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815; 260-486-2221, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.

Oct. 4, Mater Christi H.S. Class of '68, '73, and '78 ;St. John's Prep; 718.721.7200, x. 686, catherinecapovilla@yahoo.com or Maria.C.Diaz@guycarp.com.

Oct. 18, William Cullen Bryant H.S., Class of 1958; for details and information, call the Bryant Alumni Office; 718.721.5404.

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