2009-02-18 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings Associations Feb. 19, 8 p.m., FDR Dems; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave, Bayside; 718.460.8285.

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. 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.

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 Feb. 19, 7:45 p.m., sharp, Board 3; The Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St.; 718.458.2707.

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.

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. 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. 24, 7 p.m., 108th Precinct; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside. Feb. 24, 7 p.m., 114th Precinct; Riccardo's, Astoria. Feb. 24, 7 p.m., 107th Precinct, Parsons Boulevard, Flushing. Community Education Councils Mar. 19, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 127, 98-01 25th Ave., East Elmhurst; 718.391.8380.

Feb. 25, 8 p.m., District 26; M.S. 67, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Room B44A, Little Neck; 718.631.6927. Others 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.; Mar. 5, 5:30 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, new members welcome. For information, call 718.729.5595. Arts & Entertainment Barnes & Noble Feb. 28, Booksigning/Discussion Then & Now: Queens; 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. 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 To 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 Mar. 6, 7, 11, 14, The Gospel At Colonus; Mar. 20, The Silent Boy; Mar. 22, Irish Trinity Dance; Mar. 28, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night; Mar. 29, Leading Men Don't Dance, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside; program information, 718.631.6311. Queens College 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. 28-Mar. 1, St. Petersburg Ballet; Mar. 7, The Spirit Of Sepharad: From Casbah To Caliphate; Mar. 8, Miss Sherri & The Little Animal Band; Mar. 28, Phoebe Snow, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, tickets vary order by phone, 718.760.0064. Others Feb. 19-28, Christopher Marlowe's "Dr Faustus", $15, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.392.0722.

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, Mar. 7, 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 21, AES Gallery, "First Show 2009", 44-02 23rd St., LIC; 718.249.9359.

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, Kenneth Anger, Jonathan Horowitz: "And/Or", Lutz Bacher: "My Secret Life, Florian Slotawa;

through May, Yael Bartana; through October, Leandro Erlich, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.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; Mar. 28, 29, Apr. 4, 5, music by Spanish & Latin American composers, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

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

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. 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.

To Mar. 1, QSAC, "Art Communicates Abilities" charity benefit; www.gsac.com.

Mar. 14, Italian Charities of America, flea market, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100. Health 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 Selfdefense for Women and Girls, ages 10+, $20/$15, pre-register; 718.268.5011, x 501. Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Feb. 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 Thursday 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. 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. 19, NHS of Northern Queens, Home Maintenance Training Orientation; Feb. 21, Homeowners Expo; Feb. 28, Grants orientation for first-time homebuyers, 60-20 Woodside Ave., above Astoria Federal Svings; 718.457.1017.

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, New York Cares seeks volunteers, A.R.R.O.W, 35-30 35th St., Astoria; 212.228.5000.

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 nonprofit, 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. 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:

Feb. 21, Abe Lincoln in the 21st Century

Feb. 28, "On Freedom's Wings…"

Mar. 1, The Music of Puerto Rico:

Los Amigos de la Plena Bomba & Plena 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. 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: 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 Feb. 22, Park Rangers, Wilderness Survival; Forest Park, Visitor Center, Woodhaven Boulevard; 311.

Feb. 28, Park Rangers, Owl Prowl, free; Alley Pond Park, Alley Pond Adventure Center, Winchester Boulevard/Grand Central Parkway; 311.

To Apr. 30, Parks & Recreation, swim classes, ages 6-14; Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th St. & Baisley Blvd. School Events & News

Mar. 7, Our Lady of the Snows School, 50th Anniversary "Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance, $35 p.p., BYO beer/wine, adults only please, RSVP by Feb. 23; School Basement, White Room, 79-33 258th St., Floral Park; 718.343.1346.

•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. Reunions

Mar. 21, Centereach H.S. reunion; Sheraton Long Island Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Smithtown, register through Reunions of America or kimb1960@aol.com, 631.495.0577. Seniors Meet & greet, play games, support, counseling & respite services, training, education & assistance, health seminars & programs, dancing, entertainment & much more—all available at your local center. Get involved in volunteering your talents. Call the center nearest you for program information, dated events are listed under the center where held. Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens; 718.441.0300.

Bayside S.C., 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside. Central Queens Y/YMCA S.C., 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011.

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:

Feb. 24, "The Visitor"

Feb. 26, "Witness for the Prosecution"

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, falls prevention program, Fridays, February and March, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000.

Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal S.C., 45- 25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.

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

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