2009-02-11 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings Associations 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.

Feb. 18, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents' Block; Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735.

Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development; St. Thomas Apostle Church, Parish House, 87-04 88th Ave. (opposite the church): 718.805.0202.

Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights. Boards Feb. 12, Mar. 12, 9:30 a.m., Board 1 District Cabinet; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.786.3335.

Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.

Mar. 3, 7 p.m., Board 4; VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141.

Mar. 5, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.; 718.533.8773.

Mar. 9, 7 p.m., Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. Mar. 9, Apr. 20, May 4, Jun. 15, Jul. 6, Sep. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board, Borough President's Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates. 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. Clubs Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14 or 21, Jun. 18, 7:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Estates, dates and time subject to change.

Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo's By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Community Councils Feb. 17, 8 p.m., 102nd Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street south of Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill.

Feb. 18, 7 p.m., 110th Precinct; St. John's Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.558.1198. Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills. Feb. 24, 7 p.m., 108th Precinct; Sunnyside Community Center, 43- 31 39th St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside. Community Education Councils Feb. 12, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 166, 33-09 35th Ave., LIC; Mar. 19; P.S. 127, 98-01 25th Ave., East Elmhurst; 718.391.8380. Others Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m., Kew Forest Post 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.275.3690.

Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Board, deadline to register Feb. 16, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 250, Kew Gardens.

Feb. 18, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst; 718.639.8497. 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. 26, 5:45 p.m., Queens Library Administrative & Committees of the Board of Trustees; Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700. Mar. 3, Apr. 21, May 5, Jun. 16, Jul. 7, Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet; Borough President's Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. Call 718.286.2860 to confirm dates. •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 Feb. 12, Black History Month Storytime; Feb. 16, Poetry Writing Essentials; Feb. 28, Booksigning/Discussion Queens, New York (Then & Now Series); Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials, events free, call to confirm, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077. Flushing Town Hall Feb. 14, Lunar New Year Demonstration: Tea for Two; Feb. 15, Jazz Live: Ayako Shirasaki Trio: Feb. 21, Artists' Talk; to Feb. 22 Chinese Puppetry; Little Windows Into China, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing; 718.463.7700 x 222. Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 13, "Exiled"; Feb. 16-Feb. 20, animation workshops; 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

Feb. 13, Fish Face; Feb. 14, Risas Y Ritmo: Where Latin Comedy and Salsa Music Meet!, program information 718.326.4455. Queens College Feb. 14, Hot 8 Brass Band, 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 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 Feb. 21, Jubilation; Feb. 28-Mar. 1, St. Petersburg Ballet, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064.

To Feb 21, AES Gallery, "First Show 2009", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.249.9359. Others Feb. 12-15, 18-22, 25-28, Christopher Marlowe's "Dr Faustus", The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City; 718.392.0722.

Feb. 13-Apr. 3, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery works of Norman Gorbaty, Bayside; 718.631.6396.

Feb. 14, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association Valentine's Day dance, Glendale Memorial Bldg., 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328, www.NYCMA.org.

Feb. 20-Mar. 5, Greek Cultural Center, World Premiere "Prime Numbers", 27-18 Hoyt Ave., South, Astoria: 718.726.7329.

Feb. 21,Queens Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert Series, Bernstein & Friends: New Sounds, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; 718.326.4455, x. 20.

Feb. 21, Italian Charities of America, Saturday Dances; Mon./Fri., Dance with Instruction, $10 n.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

To Feb. 22, APAC, "Ragtime"; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria; 212.352.3101.

Feb. 22-Sep. 14, P.S.1, Gino De Dominicis; 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.

Feb. 28, Bella Italia Mia, "Ancient Pompeii, August 24 79 AD"; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.426.1240.

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

Apr. 26, Dancing DREAMS©, "Shall We Dance" recital, free; Mary Louis Academy, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates; 718.428.2600. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

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

Feb. 17-Mar. 1, QSAC, "Art Communicates Abilities" charity benefit; www.gsac.com.

Feb. 20, 115th Precinct Community Council, community/police breakfast; Bruno's on the Boulevard; 718.672.9194.

Feb. 20, Queens Centers For Progress, "Chef of the Year" Jack Rainey & Joe Iaboni; Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Flushing.

Feb. 21, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall/2009 African American Heritage Planning Committee, Annual Awards Reception; Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona.

Feb. 24, South Queens Boys & Girls Club, 6th Annual Global Cuisine Dinner, $75 p.p., RSVP by Feb. 20; 718.441.6050. Health

Feb. 17, Social Security Administration/Association for the Neurologically Impaired/Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Third Annual Employment & Support Services Day for Persons With Disabilities, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213, Kew Gardens; 718.286.2680. Feb. 21, LaGuardia C.C., Healing Power of Therapeutic Touch workshop, $79 p.p.; Feb. 28- Mar. 1, Voice & Communication workshop, $195 p.p., senior discounts; 718.482.7244.

Mar. 1, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Street Smart Self-defense for Women and Girls, ages 10+, $20/$15, pre-register; 718.268.5011, x 501. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Feb. 12, "Cooking for the Heart; Feb. 13, 20, Blood Pressure Screening; Feb. 24, "Go Red Luncheon", Take Charge of Your Heart!; Feb. 27, Breast Cancer Screening/Education; Mar 4, 11, "Get Healthy Queens", Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevent a Bad Break: Bone Up on RA: Mar. 5, Blood Pressure Screening, various venues; Mar. 10, Bladder Pain & Urinary Incontinence; Mar. 12, 24, Blood Pressure Screening; Mar. 19, Palliative Care: Enhancing Quality of Life; Mar. 24, Diabetes & Heart Health: Medicine, Munchies & Movies; Mar. 25, Breast Cancer Screening/Education. 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, NAMI free support group for people who have anxiety and/or depression, first, third Thursdays of each month, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Kaufman Building Conference Room; 516.435.9694. •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. 15, Bayside Historical Society Sweetheart Tea, The Castle at Fort Totten Park, $20 pp;: 718.352.1548.

Feb. 21, Greater Astoria Historical Society, Then & Now: Queens, book signing, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, 718.278.0700.

Feb. 25, Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, Streets & Stages; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Avenue/Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven; 718.846.1907. •Ongoing, Central Queens Historical Association, source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

Feb. 13, Queens College, "A Day For Darwin" panel discussion; LeFrak Concert Hall, Flushing; www.dennehylab.bio.qc.cuny.edu/dd.ht ml. Feb. 16, C.M. Peter Vallone Jr., NYPD/PSA #9, 3rd Annual Basketball Tournament, practice; Feb. 17, 18, Winter Recess Basketball Tournament, boys, ages 11 to 13; Variety Boys and Girls Club, 21-12 30th Road, Astoria.

Feb. 17, 24, New York Cares seeks volunteers, A.R.R.O.W, 35-30 35th St., Astoria; 212.228.5000. Feb. 18, LaGuardia C.C., college prep workshop; to Feb. 19, Veterans Upward Bound Program; for information call 718.482.5324.

Feb. 21, United Forties Civic Association, "Farewell to Big Joe" memorial get-together; Henry Hudson KofC Hall, 49-18 Queens Blvd., Woodside; 718.392.0416.

Feb. 24, Voices of September 11th Living Memorial workshop, Bay Terrace Public Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd. Bayside, by appointment; 866.505.3911.

•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. •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. 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:

Feb. 14, Sweet Valentine, An Evening With

The Stars

Feb. 28, Mad Scientists: Acid Rain

Feb. 28, Mar. 14, The Story of the Mitten

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:

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