2008-11-05 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Thanksgiving

Nov. 27, 9 a.m., LIC YMCA Turkey Trot, suggested donation $10, all proceeds support the Strong Kids Campaign; 718.392.7932, x. 242. Community Meetings Associations Nov. 13, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic, parking available; St. Teresa Parish Center, 45th Street, Rectory Basement; 718.392.0416. Boards Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.; 718.533.8773.

Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Board 7, Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800.

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202; 718.263.9250.

Nov. 12, 7:45 p.m., Board 9; Royal Indian Palace & Restaurant, 118-06 Atlantic Ave., Richmond Hill; 718.286.2686.

Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895.

Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.; 718.533.8773.

Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St, Astoria; 718.786.3335. Clubs Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Maspeth Republican Club; Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Upstairs.

Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates; 718.591.8446. Community Councils Nov. 18, 8 p.m., 115th Police Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights; 718.760.0447.

Nov. 19, 7 p.m., 110th Precinct; St. John's Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.558.1198 Nov. 25, Jan. 27, 2009, Feb. 24, Mar. 4, Apr. 28, May 26, Jun. 23, 7 p.m., 114th Police Precinct; Riccardo's 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777. Others Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough Land Use Public Hearing, Borough President's Conference Room,Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m., Kew Forest Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.275.3690.

Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., NAMI Queens/Nassau, Sloman Auditorium, Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76th Avenue & 266th Street, Glen Oaks; 718.470.8100. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst. •Monthly, Ravenswood Lions Club, Astoria; 718.729.5595. Arts & Entertainment Barnard College Nov. 13, Margaret Mead; Nov. 14-15, Barnard Dances at Miller; Nov. 17, "To Recross the Atlantic"; Nov. 20-21, Gender on Ice; Nov. 20-22, "As Five Years Pass", 3009 Broadway, Manhattan; 212.854-2037. Barnes & Noble Nov. 13, Booksigning/Discussion: The Elephant Wish, Open Mic Poetry; Nov. 15, Thanksgiving Craft; Nov. 17, Poets of P.S. 33; Nov. 18, Booksigning/Discussion: The Goddess Pages…; Nov. 19, P.S. 33 ELA Workshop; Nov. 20, Poetry Writing Essentials; Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Storytime; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., M.S. 231 Poetry Slam, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh

Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image

Nov. 21, "Offside"; Dec. 19, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (all screenings at LaGuardia C.C. Performing Arts Center, Little Theater); ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; now through holidays, expanded hours, free admission 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077 or www.movingimage.us/. Queens College Nov. 9, Vladimir Feltsman, pianist; Nov. 11, Mendelssohn String Quartet; Derek Walcott; Nov. 18, Los Angeles Piano Quartet; Nov. 30, Readings by Contemporary New York Fiction Writers; Dec. 2, Jennifer Koh, violin & Benjamin Hochman, piano; Dec 9, Charles Neidich, Clarinet, $90, series subscription only, LeFrak Concert Hall; to Dec. 6, "Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape, program information; 718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Nov. 7, 8, 12-15, Noises Off; Nov. 10, borough-wide commemoration Kristallnacht, The Textile Art of the Kuba People; Nov. 16, Duquesne University Tamburitzans; Nov. 17, Harry The Dirty Dog; Nov. 22, Herman's Hermits: Peter Noone, Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert; Nov. 25, Sheila The Great, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6311. Queens Museum of Art Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Looking at the Purposes of Art Lectures; to Nov. 30, Stephen Talasnik's Panorama: The Mapping of Prediction; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, "Behind the Mask" Film Series; 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. Queens Theatre In The Park Nov. 8, 9, Limón Dance Company; Nov. 13, "Kingdom"; Nov. 22, Inti Illimani; Nov. 29, Maureen McGovern; Nov. 30, Babes In Toyland, Edmar Castaneda Trio Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Nov. 6-9, 12-16, 19-22, Secret Theatre & Queens Players, "Everyman", gala Nov. 8, free buffet, cocktails $20, in advance, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0304.

Nov. 7, The Killing Kompany, "Elected To Murder" dinner show, $45 p.p.; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria: 718.721.7777.

Nov. 7, American Bolero Dance Company/Spanish Benevolent Society, "Tablao Flamenco in Astoria, $15 p.p.; Auditorium Centro Espanol, 41-01 Broadway; 718.392.8888.

Nov. 7-9, 14-16, Theatre A La Carte, "You, The Jury", $14/$12; Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy; 718.631.4092.

Nov. 8, NY Metropolitan Country Music Association, Nashville Attitude Thanksgiving Buffet, $13; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave; 718.763.4328.

Nov. 8-Dec. 14, Repetti, Alisha Kerlin & Black Sand Beach, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007. To Nov. 9, Thalia, Premiere, Don Juan Through The Centuries; Nov. 14- Dec. 14, Rhythms Of Latin America II; to Dec.15, Bilingual Theatre For Youth Workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

Nov. 16, New York Youth Symphony, "Queens Series", Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition", $5 p.p.; Kupferberg Center, Queens College, Flushing; 212.581.5933.

Nov. 17-22, Tony Lo Bianco, one man show, "La Guardia"; Di Capo Opera Theatre, East 76th Street/Lexington Avenue, Downstairs; 212.868.4444.

Nov. 18, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Annual Author Celebration: author Carole Kessner, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011, x. 151.

Dec. 1, Queens Council on the Arts, Effective Career Strategies for Artists: "Now That You're Published", for program information, call 347 505 3017.

To Dec. 6, St. John's University Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, "Malleable Medium" exhibition, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy. Jamaica Estates; 718.990.7476.

To Dec. 14, Greek Cultural Center, Aristophanes' "Lysistrata", English supertitles, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria, 718.726.7329. To Jan. 19, 2009, P.S.1, Bartana, Slotawa; to Jan. 26, Børre Sæthre, International and National Projects; to Feb. 9, Gino De Dominicis; to April, Leandro Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org , www.wps1.org, www.moma.org.

•Mon./Fri., Italian Charities of America, Dance With Instruction, $10 admission, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Nov. 6, Flushing/Bayside YMCA, 8th Annual Community Service Awards Dinner, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Main Lobby, Flushing.

Nov. 7, The Queens International Film Festival "Celebration of Queens Art" fundraiser, concert, silent auction, book signing & more; 908.310.1659.

Nov. 8, Sunnyside Community Services, fall bazaar, tables $25 in advance, home-baked goodies & coffee, 43-31 39th St.; 718.784.6173, x. 412.

Nov. 12, LICBDC, B-to-B Networking Expo & Luncheon; Terrace On The Park; e-mail danminer@licbdc.org, or call 718.786.5300, x. 27.

Nov. 13, APEC 2008 Green Gala & honorarium, $150 p.p.; Douglaston Manor, Commonwealth Boulevard/Marathon Parkway; 718.229.4000.

Nov. 21, Woodhaven Residents' Block Association 37th Annual Dinner Dance, Villa Russo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill, $65 p.p.; 718.296.3735.

Nov. 21, Greek Cultural Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fundraiser, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria; 718.726.7329.

Nov. 22, Loving Touch fundraiser to benefit non-profit animal rescue group, holiday shopping, bargains, raffles, pet photos with Santa, adoptions; North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 25-33 154th St., Flushing; www.duchessthedog.com. Health Nov. 16, Greek Cultural Center, blood drive, appointment necessary, 27-18 Of Events

Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria; 718.726.7329.

Nov. 19, Forest Hills Hospital, Community Wellness Lecture: "Food Safety- Is Your Kitchen Safe", free, 102-01 66th Rd., Conference Room 4, 8th Floor; 516.465.2500.

Nov. 19, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris/Mt. Sinai Hospital, free flu shot, Western Queens residents; VB&GC, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria; 718.545.3889.

•Weekly, self-help meetings for women only; Resurrection Ascention Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Nov. 6, Diabetes: Taking Care of Your Eyes, 800-Your-MDS; to December, Complimentary Mammogram Screening, 718.274.0644; Tues., Yoga For The Fab 50's & Beyond, 800-Your-MDS; Wed., Breast Cancer Screening & Education;, 718.274. 0365; Thurs., Flu Vaccine Update, Get Moving On The Road To Improved Health, Eating Right For Weight Management, Great American Smoke Out! Smoking Cessation Information, 800-Your-MDS. Programs at various locations, call for information. Queens Hospital Center Wed., 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, health coverage Web site, 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. Historicals

Nov. 9, Queens Historical Society, "Political Playgrounds: International Political Problems at the 1939 World's Fair Grounds" illustrated lecture, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 17. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest Nov. 6, LaGuardia C.C., CUNY Month: open mic night, Room E-242, information session & campus tour, Room M-149; Nov. 7, Alper Ylmaz Little Theatre; Nov. 12, engineering/science programs open house, Ebuilding; Nov. 12, 19, introduction to acupressure $49 p.p.; Nov. 19, Yaa Samar! Dance Theater, $14/$10, "How to Apply to CUNY"; Nov. 15, Aromatherapy for Your Body & Soul, $45 p.p., admissions information session & campus tour; Nov. 18, financial aid workshop; Nov. 19, open house, E-Building, How to Select a CUNY College…; Nov. 19, 20, admissions information session & campus tour; Nov. 21, "Office Side, World Cinema Showcase, $10/$8; Nov. 25, online open house & live chat, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5000.

Nov. 10, Queens Chamber/LaGuardia CC, small business workshops, free, financial literacy business workshops (Spanish), Corona Library; ; 718.898.8500.

Nov. 10, Queensborough C.C., Kristallnacht Commemoration, parking available, RSVP, Student Union Building, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.286.2818.

Nov. 11, Central Queens YM/YWHA, author talk on Kristallnacht, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

Nov. 23, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Boating & Lifesaving Skills, Seamanship Courses, $75 includes educational materials, pre-registration a must; call for program information 718.352.3764 or e-mail 12- 01@verizon.net.

Dec. 7, 107th Police Precinct Community Council annual children's holiday party, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing.

To Dec. 20, FIAOQ, Italian for Children, 10 classes, one-hour session, ages 2-6, 29-21 21st Ave., Astoria; 718.204.2444. •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.

•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.

•Fall, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue between 42nd/43rd Streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday until late autumn. •Ongoing, Forty Plus of New York orientation/tour, 470 Seventh Ave., Manhattan; 212.947.4230. Citizenship application (Form N400) assistance, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside; for appointment, call 718.784-8031. Library Highlights There are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens, "tweens" and kids: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Poetry: From the Page to the Stage, various libraries; Nov. 6, 13, 20, Poetry: From the Page to the Stage, various libraries; Nov. 8, Music & Dance of South India; Nov. 9, Tibetans in Exile…; Nov. 15, Culture of New Zealand; Nov. 22, Sufi Dancemeditation; Nov. 26, Evening of Chinese Music; Dec. 7, Dominican Folk & Modern Merengue; for program information, call 718.990.0700.

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