2009-01-21 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Jemima Puddle Duck & The Story Of The Fierce Bad Rabbit Giant puppets dance and act in narrated ballets to two beloved Beatrix Potter stories with music by William Walton: Jemima Puddle Duck and The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit. Hudson Vagabond Puppets creates larger-than-life puppetry and mask programs designed to entertain children and their families. Their performers are professional dancers and actors. Clad in black, the puppeteers borrow from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry, becoming mere shadows of the enormous figures they bring to life. This full-scale theatrical production uses masks, costumes, and rod puppets up to 8 feet tall. At Queens Theatre, families can enjoy programming at affordable prices right in their own backyard. All tickets for the Queens Center Kid's Series are $12.00, or only $9.00 per ticket when purchasing three or more shows throughout the season. Queens Theatre is easy to reach from the Grand Central Parkway (Exit 9E from Manhattan and Exit 9P from Long Island.) Parking is free. For tickets and information call 718.760.0064 or go online at www.queenstheatre.org. Jemima Puddle Duck & The Story Of The Fierce Bad Rabbit Giant puppets dance and act in narrated ballets to two beloved Beatrix Potter stories with music by William Walton: Jemima Puddle Duck and The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit. Hudson Vagabond Puppets creates larger-than-life puppetry and mask programs designed to entertain children and their families. Their performers are professional dancers and actors. Clad in black, the puppeteers borrow from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry, becoming mere shadows of the enormous figures they bring to life. This full-scale theatrical production uses masks, costumes, and rod puppets up to 8 feet tall. At Queens Theatre, families can enjoy programming at affordable prices right in their own backyard. All tickets for the Queens Center Kid's Series are $12.00, or only $9.00 per ticket when purchasing three or more shows throughout the season. Queens Theatre is easy to reach from the Grand Central Parkway (Exit 9E from Manhattan and Exit 9P from Long Island.) Parking is free. For tickets and information call 718.760.0064 or go online at www.queenstheatre.org. Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Local Inaugurations

Jan. 25, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, District 30 inaugural ceremony; P.S. 153, 60-02 60th Lane. Community Meetings Associations Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents'; Woodhaven Richmond Hill Vol. Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.

Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development; St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Chichester Center, 1st Floor, 87-04 88th Ave.

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. Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11., 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39-28 29th St Boards Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Board 7 & Board 11; Holy Cross H.S. Auditorium, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd; 718.359.2800. Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 22, May 13, Jun 10, Sep. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria, Studio cafe, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.786.3335. Clubs Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change. Community Councils Jan. 27, 7 p.m., 108th Police Precinct; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Jan. 27, 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. Community Education Councils

Jan. 29, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927. Others Jan. 22, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Administrative & Committees; Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m, Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0704.

Jan. 28, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Ave.; 718.846.1907. Jan. 29, Feb. 19, Mar. 12, Apr. 2, Apr. 23, May 14, Jun. 4, Jun. 25, Jul. 16, Aug. 6, Aug. 27, Sep. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Dec. 17, Borough President Land Use, Borough Hall, B.P's Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates.

Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497.

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 Jan. 28, Jan Brett Storytime; Jan. 30, P.S. 48 Author Celebration; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Museum of the Moving Image Jan. 23, "In Between Days" with director So Yong Kim at LaGCC Performing Arts Center; Feb. 13, "Exiled"; Mar. 13, "Flight of the Red Balloon"; Apr. 3, "Killer Sheep"; May 22, "Lemon Tree"; ongoing, "Behind the Screen"; daily, "The Red Balloon", 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077 or

www.movingimage.us/. Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Fish Face; Jan 31, Disco Fever! with The Trammps & Tavares; Feb. 14, Risas Y Ritmo: Where Latin Comedy and Salsa Music Meet!, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information 718.631.6311. Queens College Feb. 24, Roundtable discussion: Peter Carey, E.L. Doctorow, James Wood; Mar. 10, Cynthia Ozick; Mar. 31, Phillip Lopate; Apr. 28, 50th Anniversary Celebration: Works of Philip Roth: Roth, Norman Manea, Greil Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Rush, program & ticket information 718.793.8080 or 718.997.4646. Queens Museum of Art To Jan. 25, 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 Jan. 22, Manhattan Vibes; Jan. 22-25, Greek-American Performing Arts Festival opening night; Jan. 28- Feb. 1, Jerry's Girls; Jan. 31, The International Guitar Night; Feb. 7, Jemima Puddle-Duck & The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit; Feb. 21, Jubilation; Feb. 28-Mar. 1, St. Petersburg Ballet, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Jan. 22, 24, 28, 30, 31, The Secret Theatre, The 2009 Long Island City One Act Festival, Program 1: Act Four: One Act; Jan. 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, Program 2, $25 for both programs, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722. To Jan. 26, P.S.1, Bartana, Slotawa; Børre Sæthre, International and National Projects; to Feb. 9, Gino De Dominicis; Feb. 22-Sep. 14, Winter/Spring 2009; Subterranean cinema & the art of Bacher, Slotawa, Bartana & Erlich; to April, Leandro Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org , www.wps1.org, www.moma.org.

Jan. 30, Killing Kompany, Murder At The Movies!"; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.721.7777.

Jan. 30-Mar. 22, Thalia Spanish Theatre, World Premiere, Tango In Hot Salsa, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

To Jan. 30, LICArtists, "Celebration" exhibition features affordable/gift-ready work, 5-46 50th Ave., LIC; 917.843.3836.

Jan. 31, Bella Italia Mia, "The Legend of La Befana & La Notte Della Befana"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

Jan. 31, Queens Council on the Arts, High School to Art Program (HS2AS) interview; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Feb. 5-22, APAC, "Ragtime"; Good Shephert United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 212.352.3101. Feb. 6, LaG C.C. Performing Arts Center, Jazz Jam Series: The Alper Yilmaz Project; Feb. 7, "Ravel and Stravinsky Meet Jackson Pollock", 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; 718.482.5151.

To Feb 6, Queens Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition registration deadline, application available at www.queenssymphony.org; 718-326-4455 or 718.326.4455, x 19. Feb. 7, 21, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, $10 n.m., 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, Dinner- Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Jan. 22, Queens Council on the Arts, awards ceremony; United Nations Federal Credit Union, 24- 01 44th Rd., LIC.

Jan. 24, Zonta Club of Greater Queens, 5th Annual Amelia Earhart Luncheon, $50 p.p.; Lenny's Clam Bar, 161-02 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach; 516.829.9864, evenings.

Jan. 24, AHRC, flea market; Cyril Weinberg Adult Day Center, 32-03 39th Ave., LIC.

Feb. 8, Hershey-Russo Family & The Garden Players Kids Jazz Combo, benefit, $20/$10 suggested donation; Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills; 917.204.5647.

Feb. 10, Queens Centers for Progress, silent auction & gastronomical tour of the world, $125 p.p.; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.380.3800, x. 324.

Feb. 14, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments available, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. Health

Jan. 23, LaGuardia C.C., infection control workshop for licensed professionals, Control Training Workshop, $75 includes registration, 718.482.5097; Jan. 26, How to Cope…;718.482.5125, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC.

Jan. 25, Cross Island YMCA, open house, 235- 10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. For information go to ymcanyc.org/crossisland or call 718.479.0505.

Jan. 29, Resources for Children with Special Needs, What's Out There and How to Get It, free training sessions; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.; 212.677.4650.

Feb. 8 or Mar. 1, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Street Smart Self-defense for Women and Girls, ages 10+, $20/$15, pre-register by Feb. 4; 718.268.5011, x 501. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Jan. 22, Everything You Wanted To Know About Hernias, registration; Jan. 29, Breast Cancer Screening/Education, appointment; Feb. 3, 6, 13, 20, Blood Pressure Screening; Feb. 5, Caring for the Family Caregiver; Feb. 11, Update on reconstructive/ Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery;

Feb. 12, "Cooking for the Heart; Feb. 24, "Go Red Luncheon", Take Charge of Your Heart!; Feb. 27, Breast Cancer Screening/Education, appointment only; Tues., Yoga For The Fab 50's & Beyond. NOTE: programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointments may be required, call 800-Your-MDS, 718.274.0644 or 718.274.0365 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

Feb. 21, Bayside Historical Society, eight-week watercolor workshop begins, $150 payable in advance; Fort Totten, Bayside, 718.352.1548 or www.baysidehistorical.org. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

Jan. 22, Small Business Development Center: "How to Successfully Start a Small Business", free; Jan. 29, Tax Talks" Bookkeeping & Payroll, $10 cash at the door; York College, Faculty Dining Rom, #2D01, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica; 718.262.2880.

Jan. 25, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, America's Boating Safety Course, pre-registration a must; Fort Totten, Bayside; 718.352.3764 or e-mail 12- 01@verizon.net; Jan. 28, LaG C.C., free college prep workshop, "How to Apply to CUNY"; Feb. 4, $25 fee, "A Look at Career Options", 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC; register by phone 718. 482.7244 or in person Joseph Shenker Hall, Room M41.

Jan. 29, Flushing BID/Small Business Services, emergency readiness seminar, free; Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 136-40 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing; 718.888.1805.

To Jan. 29, American Family Community

Services, Spanish parenting skills workshop, both 8 consecutive weeks; to Jan. 31, English parenting skills workshop classes. 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.

Feb. 3, Flotilla 11-3, six week, eight-lesson Boating Skills/Seamanship Course, registration a must; Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Crossbay

Blvd., Howard Beach; 718.843.3802.

Feb. 4, QICA talk, Predatory Lending; Queens

Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.268.5954.

To Feb. 19, LaGuardia C.C., Veterans Upward Bound Program; for information call 718.482.5324. •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. •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. During the tax season forms may be available at your local branch, for program information, call 718.990.0700:

Jan. 31, Art Exhibit: Connected By Threads, Ebony String Quartet in Concert

Feb. 1, Afro/Cuban/Brazilian group Sãlongo

Feb. 12, St. Valentine's Day concert

Feb. 14, Annual Langston Hughes Fête

Feb. 21, Abe Lincoln in the 21st Century

Mar. 1, The Music of Puerto Rico 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.

Jan. 24, Feb. 1, 8, Snowpeople 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; 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 Jan. 25, Park Rangers, Wilderness Survival Part 2; Forest Park, Visitor Center, Woodhaven; 311.

Jan. 31, Feb. 3, 5, 7, Parks & Recreation, free after-school swimming lesson registration, ages 6- 14; Feb. 10-Apr.30, classes; Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd. School Events & News

Jan. 28, Feb. 10, The Renaissance Charter School, open house for K-8th grade, photo ID required, 35-59 81st St., Jackson Heights; 718.803.0060.

Feb. 6, Garden School, Blue & White Night, silent auction, refreshments, $20 at the door, $15 in advance, 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, dancing, entertainment & much more are available at your local center. Get involved in volunteering your talents. Call the center nearest you to find out what's happening today, tomorrow, whenever—dated events are listed under the center holding them. Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300:

Feb. 11, Dino Rosi,Valentine Concert Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside.

Central Queens Y/YMCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011:

Jan. 21, Safety & Identity presentation

Jan. 22, Lunar New Year lunch/entertainment

Jan. 26, The Challenge of Being a Senior talk

Jan. 27, Lunch & "The Notebook" video

Jan. 28, The Road to New York from Eastern Europe discussion

Jan. 29, Simcha party

Jan. 30, Challah baking CCNS/Peter J. DellaMonica S.C., 23-56 Broadway, Astoria; 718.626.1500.

Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St; 347-532-3025 or 718.762.3198. Joint Public Affairs Committee for Older Adults, 212.402.1127. Queens Community House: QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010:

Feb. 20, AARP Alzheimer's Association

MedicAlert/Safe Return

QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80- 02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960:

Jan. 22, "My Mother's Smile"

Jan. 27, "Autumn Hearts…"

Jan. 29, "Tonight or Never" QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.3377.

Rego Park S.C., 93-29 Queens Blvd,

718.896.8511.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-

14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.

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