2008-12-03 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Holiday Food, Clothing, Toy Drives

To Dec. 18, Salvation Army, annual Angel Tree toy drive, donations wanted, 45-18 Broadway, LIC; 718.721.9046.

To Dec. 22, call for time, Councilmember Anthony Como, holiday toy drive for kids in local hospitals, please give new/unwrapped toys, 78-25 Metropolitan Ave.; 718.366.3900. To Dec. 23, 108th Police Precinct, annual coat drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., drop off at 5-47 50th Ave., LIC or 9 a.m.-5 p.m., CB2, 43-22 50th St., Woodside Christmas, Chanukkah, Kwanzaa

Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m., CALDC tree lighting and Santa welcome to Astoria; Steinway Street/Broadway; RSVP 718.728.7820.

Dec. 5, Queens Historical Society, 2008 Historic Holiday House Tours, Activities & Treats, King Manor Museum, Holiday Concert: Brooklyn Baroque, $15/$12;

Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-noon, 114th Police Precinct Community

Council, children's Christmas party donations and contributions wanted; 718.626.9327, 718.932.8743, 718.278.8717.

Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Forest Park, Holiday Happening, $2 p.p., crafts, games, music, live performance by Jurukan Inc and a visit from Santa, under 2 years free, Oak Ridge, One Forest Park, Woodhaven; 718.235.4100.

Dec. 6, 3 & 7 p.m., Sky Family from Prince Edward Island, A Celtic ChristmasFest; P.S. 101, 2 Russell Pl., Forest Hills; 718.575.0024.

Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Cultural Collaborative Jamaica, tree lighting; Rufus King Park, 153rd Street/89th Avenue, register children one-10 years for presents at 718.298.5083 or 718.526.3217.

Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Woodside On The Move Christmas tree lighting, Sohncke Square, 58th Street, performances, Santa, prizes, candy, complimentary refreshments.

Dec. 6, 7 p.m., St. John's University, 21st Annual Christmas Concert, Carnesecca Arena, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Fresh Meadows; 718.990.6161.

Dec. 7, noon-4 p.m. 107th Police Precinct Community Council annual children's holiday party, free picture with Santa & gift, children must be with adult, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing. Dec. 13, Queens County Farm Museum,Wreath Making Workshops, $15, registration required; to Dec. 24, Christmas tree and Poinsettia sale; Dec. 26-29, Holiday Open House, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.FARM. Dec. 13, Hands On History At The Manor, King Park, 150- 03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica; 718.206.0545; Dec. 14, Flushing's Historic Holiday House Tour; 718.939.0647, x 17.

Dec. 14, 3 p.m., Goliard Holiday Concerts, $15/$10; Church of the Most Precious Blood, 32-40 37th St., Astoria; 718.728.8927.

Dec. 14, 4 p.m., Glenn Mohr Chorale, "Christmas in Heaven" musical, $20/$12; Immaculate Conception Center, 72-00 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston; 866.462.4647.

Dec. 14, 5 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic Association, Menorah & Christmas tree lighting, Santa, refreshments, Sen. Frank Padavan, CM Tony Avella, Bell Boulevard/53rd Avenue.

Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Oratorio Society of Queens, Annual Holiday Concert: Messiah; Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, 212.400.7255; Dec. 21, 4 p.m., QPAC, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.0726. Community Meetings Associations Dec. 11, Jan. 8, 2009, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic Association; St. Theresa,Parish Center, Rectory Basement, 50-22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416. Boards Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior 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.

Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Clubs Dec. 10, 7:45 p.m., Maspeth Republican, holiday party, $30 p.p., Kowalinski Post, Street Level, 61-57 Maspeth Ave.

Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates; 718.591.8446. Community Councils Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 112th Precinct Community Council, holiday party; Russell Sage J.H.S., 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Jan. 27, 2009, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. 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 Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., Queens Library Administrative Committee; 5:45 p.m., Board of Trustees, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

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.

Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m., Queens Borough Board, Borough President's Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000.

Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet, Borough President's Conference Room, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. •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 Barnes & Noble Dec. 4, P.S. 173-Read Aloud; Dec. 5, P.S. 188-Storytime; Dec. 8, booksigning/discussion: Hey Dad! Let's Have A Catch; Dec. 9, St. Gregory The Great School- Storytime; Dec. 12, Holy Family School-Choir; 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

Dec. 4, An Evening with Dennis Hopper, Times Center, Manhattan; Dec. 19, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (all screenings at LaGuardia C.C. Performing Arts Center, Little Theater); ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon"; now through holidays, expanded hours, free admission, 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077 or www.movingimage.us/. Queens College To Dec. 6, "Meditation in Contemporary Chinese Landscape; Dec 9, Charles Neidich, Clarinet, $90, series subscription only, LeFrak Concert Hall; Dec. 13, 68th Annual Winter Concert: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125;

Dec. 28, Moscow Ballet's, Great Russian Nutcracker, program information 718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646. Queensborough Performing Arts Center Dec. 4, 11, My Heart In A Suitcase; Dec. 5, 6, 10-12, Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6311. Queens Museum of Art Dec. 4, 11, 18, Looking at the Purposes of Art Lectures; Dec. 6, Andrew Lamb's Morning of the Black Swan; Dec. 7, First Sundays for Families: Celebration in Lights; Dec. 8, 15, 22, "Behind the Mask" Film Series; Dec. 14, Healthy Taste of Corona Cookbook launch; Dec. 18-23, Tradiciones Latinas en Navidad 2008; Dec. 21, CINEMAROSA-Queens Only Queer Film Series; to Jan. 25, 2009, Stephen Talasnik's Panorama: The Mapping of Prediction; 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 Dec. 5, 7, Sam Rossi: 60s Chart Toppers; Dec. 5-7, 10-11, 13- 14, The Men Of Mah Jongg; Dec, 6, Cover Girl; Dec. 13, Wonder Woman Wears Raggedy Ann Pajamas; Dec. 14, Cine Infantil Latino Americano; Dec. 20, 21, Paul Taylor Dance Company; Dec. 29, 30, The Nutcracker; Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Dec. 5-Jan. 30, 2009, LICArtists, "Celebration" exhibition features affordable/gift-ready work, 5-46 50th Ave., LIC; 917.843.3836.

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. Dec. 6, 20, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances, $20 n.m.; Mon. & Fri., Dance With Instruction, $10 admission, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

To Dec. 7, The Amoralists Theatre Company, "Amerissiah" world premiere, $20; The Gene Frankel Theater; 212.352.3101 or theatermania.com. Dec. 9, Central Queens YM/YWHA, What Does DNA Research Reveal About Jewish History; Dec. 18, …The Man Who Revived The Hebrew Language; 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

Dec. 11, AQA, Annual Small Works Extravaganza, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.

Dec. 14, LaGuardia C.C., Dance Entropy Premieres Site- Specific Work, "Designing Dance For Your Hood", $15/$10, Little Theatre, 47th Avenue/Van Dam Street, LIC; 718.482.5151. To Dec.14, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Rhythms Of Latin America II; to Dec.15, Bilingual Theatre For Youth Workshop, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

To Dec. 14, Greek Cultural Center, Aristophanes' "Lysistrata", English supertitles, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria, 718.726.7329.

To Dec. 14, Repetti, Alisha Kerlin & Black Sand Beach, 44- 02 23rd St., LIC; 718.786.8007.

Now to Dec. 31, Mount Saint Mary College, statewide, Hudson River Essay contest, submit entries by e-mail to wyant@msmc.edu or mail to Dr. Jerome Wyant, Hudson River Essay Contest, Mount Saint Mary College, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550. 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. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Dec. 6, 115th Police Precinct Community Council, blood drive, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights; 718.672.9194.

Dec. 7, Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Eighth Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet; Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village; 718.712.0873.

Dec. 13, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

Dec. 14, Bayside Historical Society Annual Holiday Dinner/Concert/Fundraiser, $60 n.m., advance tickets only, The Castle, Grand Ballroom, Fort Totten; 718.352.1548. Health

Dec. 4, CM Leroy Comrie, free flu shots, District Office, 113-43 Farmers Blvd., St. Albans; 718.776.3700.

Dec. 6, 115th Police Precinct Community Council, blood drive, 92-15 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights; 718.672.9194.

Dec. 10, Comprehensive Prenatal/Perinatal Services Network, Queens residents, community baby shower, free; Fame Diner, 176-19 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, RSVP; 718.762.0346 x 14 or x 11. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Through December, complimentary mammogram screen- ing, 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 to overcome all types of addictive behavior, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.

•Weekly, self-help meetings for women only; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032. Historicals

Dec. 14, Queens Historical Society, Annual Historic Holiday House Tours, various locations, Jan. 11, 2009, film screening "Peace Through Understanding: The 1964-65 New York World's Fair; Jan.

13, private tour of Steinway & Sons Piano Factory; 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

Dec. 7, VFW Whitestone Post 4787, service for WWII casualties, 149th Street/15th Avenue, Field, Whitestone; 718.746.0540.

Dec. 9, Center for Nursing & Rehab, emergency preparedness workshop, 97-35 Allendale St., Jamaica; RSVP 718.297.4700, x 0 or 718.636.1000, x 437.

Dec. 11, New York Cares, "How to Volunteer" one-time orientation, Rego Park Library, 91-41 63rd Dr.; Dec. 16, A.R.R.O.W, 35-30 35th Street, Astoria; Dec. 18, A.A.F.E., 133-04 39th Avenue, Flushing; Dec. 19, Briarwood Library, 85- 12 Main St.; Dec. 23, A.R.R.O.W. To register go to www.nycares.org or call 212.228.5000.

To Dec. 13, LIC YMCA, 2009 Youth All- Stars & Girls Basketball League registration. For information, call Thomas Sylvester, 718.392.7932, x 239.

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

To Jan. 29, 2009, American Family Community Services, Spanish parenting skills workshop, both 8 consecutive weeks; Nov. 23-Jan. 31, English parenting skills workshop classes. 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.

•Sundays, Adopt a Homeless Dog, Cat or Kitten, Animal Center of Queens, a nonprofit, 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. Library Highlights There are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens, "tweens" and kids: coming soon, free pre- GED classes, ages 16-24, call 718.480.4300; Dec. 6, The Language of Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 11, Urban Literature Authors; Dec. 7, The Jewish Graphic Novel, Dominican Folk & Modern Merengue; Dec. 8, lectures "All beauty is a making one of Opposites…"; Dec, 8, 11, Hip-Hop Fiction Author K'wan; Dec. 13, Uruguay's Traditional Dance/Music; Dec. 14, Yiddish Music Program; to Dec. 31, Calligraphy of Masako Inkyo; for program information, call 718.990.0700. Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; for program information, 718.229.4000: Dec. 4, 11, 18, Watercolor Workshops (adults); Dec. 6, Pre- Christmas Bird Count (adults); Dec. 6, 13, APEC Safari; Dec. 13, An Evening With The Stars; Dec. 14, Nature Frames; Dec. 30, Winter Wildlife. Hall of Science There's a lot of hands-on science going on at the hall, all year 'round, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, 311.

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;

Dec. 20, Winter Solstice Composting; 718.539.5296. Queens County Farm Museum It's just a treat to walk around the farm and drink in the beauty of nature, 75-30 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.3276, ext. 304: Queens Zoo Ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Other Parks Dec. 7, Urban Park Rangers: A River Runs Through It, free; Astoria Park, 24th Road/19th Street; 311. School Events & News

Dec. 9, 9-11:30 a.m., Louis Armstrong M.S., Winter 2008 Community Concert; 718.335.7500, x 159.

Dec. 13, Garden School, Comedy Night, ages 18+, $30 in advance/$35 at door, 33- 16 79th St., Jackson Heights; 718.335.6363.

•3rd Tues., every month, One World Charter School elementary, middle school board meetings; 718.392.3405, ext. 203.

•Mon.-Fri., Samuel Field Y Beacon Program @ M.S. 216, homework helpers, after school club time; Tues., adult computers beginner/advanced; Wed., advanced ESL Level I/II; Fri., hip-hop dance; Sat., skills agility balance b-ball clinic & family shoot-around, math prep course for specialized H.S. exam, volunteers wanted, all programs free to NY residents, 64-20 175th St., Fresh Meadows, program information, 718.445.6983. Seniors Meet & greet, play games, support, counseling & respite services, training, education & assistance, health seminars & programs, get involved in volunteering your talents, and much more. Call the center nearest you for more information. Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.

Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.

Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St; 347- 532-3025 or 718.762.3198. Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults, 212.402.1127. Peter J. DellaMonica Senior Center, 23- 56 Broadway, Astoria; 718.626.1500. Queens Community House: QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010. QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960:

Dec. 5, holiday concert. QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.

Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens

Blvd, 718.896.8511. Ridgewood Older Adult Center &

Services, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000. Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.

Steinway Senior Center, 20-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472. Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173.

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