2008-08-13 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings Clubs Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Community Education Councils Sep. 18, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. 92, 99-01 34th Ave., Corona; 718.391-8380. Others Aug. 14, Queens Library Administrative Committee, Formal Conference Room, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.; 718.990.0700,

Aug. 14, Coalition of Asian American Organizations; Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Gallery Room, 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing. Aug. 14, Sep. 4, Sep. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m., Queens Borough Land Use Public Hearing, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Borough President's Conference Room, Kew Gardens; 718.286.3000. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30- 61 87th St., East Elmhurst. Arts & Entertainment Barnes & Noble Aug. 14, Open Mic Poetry; Aug. 16, American Girl Party; Aug. 17, Booksigning/discussion: Blood To Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust; Aug.21, Poetry Writing Essentials; Aug. 22, Storybook Craft; Aug. 25, Booksigning/discussion: Break Point: The Secret Diary of a Pro Tennis Player; Aug. 26; Breaking Dawn Discussion; Aug. 28, Back-to-School Storytime; Tues./Thurs., weekly storytimes, poetry writing essentials; Wed., women's studies discussion, events free, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows;

718.380.7077. Queensborough Community College

Aug. 24, The Red Hook Ramblers, $5 p.p.; program information 718.631.6396, 718.281.5770 or www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Queens Museum of Art Aug. 15, Singh & Dance, DJ Rekha, "The Namesake"; Aug. 22, Laura Peterson Choreography, Anthony Whitehurst Dance; Mariachi Oro de Mexico, "Under The Same Moon"; 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. Socrates Sculpture Park Aug. 20, Duck Season (rain date Aug. 27), Broadway & Vernon Boulevard, LIC; 718.956.1819, ext 12, www.socratessculpturepark.org. Others Aug. 14, Come Together, a tribute to the Beatles; Aug. 21, Gary U.S. Bonds; Astoria Park Lawn, Shore Boulevard; 718.728.7820. Aug. 14, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, Jazz Thursdays in the Hills: "New York's Finest" Jazz Ensemble; Aug. 21, The Brawner Brothers, rain or shine, 70th Road/Austin Street; 718.268.6565.

Aug. 14, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association, Schiller Quartet Twilight Concert; KGH Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place, KGH.

Aug. 16, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Citified Country Girls/NYMCMA Jamboree, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.763.4328. Aug. 23, Italian Charities of America Saturday Dances, $10 n.m., Mon-Fri, Dance with Instruction, refreshments, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst; 718.478.3100.

To Aug. 29, Capital One Bank, Welcome to Dog's World, photos by Edwin Cadiz, 31-17 Broadway, Astoria; 718.278.6518 or 917.502.5445. •Wednesday nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, "Comedyland", free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825.

•Fridays, journal-scrapbook-assemblage workshop, AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Sep. 1, 30th Avenue Business Association, 30th Avenue between 29th and 42nd Streets, 1 day, 13 blocks.

Sep. 18-21, Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America (St. Markella), 26th Street from 23rd Avenue to Amtrak trestles.

Sep. 28, Broadway Astoria Merchants & Professionals Association, Broadway between Crescent and 47th Streets, 1 day, 17 blocks. Health Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Aug. 14, Stroke: What You Know Can Make The Difference 800- Your-MDS; Aug. 20, Breast Cancer Screening/Education 718.274.0365; Aug. 21, Get Heart-Healthy 800-Your-MDS. •Daily: Elmhurst Medical Center, pediatrics; Tues., Cardiology; Wed., Psychiatry; 2nd Wed., OB/GYN; Thurs,, Medicine, 79-01 Broadway; 718.334.5296. •Wed., Queens Hospital Center, 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 has launched a new Web site designed to help New Yorkers find health coverage, 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. Items of Community Interest Aug. 14, NY Cares, orientation, Rego Park Library, Aug. 15, Bayside Library, Aug. 19, Richmond Hill Library, Aug. 20, Hillcrest Library, Aug. 21, Forest Hills Library, Aug. 26, A.R.R.O.W, to register or for information go to www.nycares.org or call 212-228-5000.

Aug. 16, Sep. 13, American Family Community Services, Inc., XI Educational Domestic Violence Workshop, free, 37-63 76th St. Jackson Heights, 718. 639.8370.

Aug. 23, American Family Community Services, IX Domestic Violence Workshop: Learn the Risk Factors, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.

Aug. 23, Forest Hills Girls Softball, 2nd Annual Movie Under the Stars, "A League of Their Own", donations appreciated, Field 1 at the Forest Hills Little League, 66-01 Fleet St. •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.

•Summer/Fall, Sunnyside Greenmarket, Skillman Avenue between 42nd/43rd Streets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday until late autumn..

•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. Library Highlights There are many free events available at the Queens libraries for adults, teens, tweens and kids, for program/event information go to www.queenslibrary.org or call 718.990.0700. A sampling of August's free events at Queens local Libraries: Summer Reading Club, Grades ages 3-5, Toddler Time ages 18-35 months, Picture Book Time, Friday Afternoon Games, Arts & Crafts: Fun with Tie- Dyeing, Reading Help, Toddlers Together ages 1-3, Game On Wii, Children's Film Fest, Free Time for Kids. Kid's Writing Workshop, Crochet Club, Chess and Checkers, Summer Crafts with Robin Cook, Movie Day ages 5-12, Game Day, Summer Reading Meeting ages 2-6, Book Buddies ages 5-8, Fantastic Fridays!, Friday Fun Crafts, Chess Club with Alex, Family Storytime, Saturday Science Lab ages 6-11, Music of Korea, Baby & Me, Baby Time, Ladybugs: Read-to-Me Club, Picture Book Time, Create Your Own Native American Necklace, Go Buggy! Live VTC with the New York Hall of Science, Girl Power: A Girl Scout Program, Gaming for 'Tweens, Summer Reading in Atlas Park, Teen Advisory Group and more: Aug. 16, Benefits of Meditation; Aug. 18, Music of Italy; Aug. 20, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan; Aug. 28, Middlesex. Parks & Recreation Alley Pond Environmental Center Aug. 14, 21, Watercolor Workshops. APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; program information 718.229.4000. Forest Park Aug. 14, "Smokey Joe's Cafe"; Aug. 15, Puppets In The Park: "Cinderella Samba", "Hairspray"; Aug. 24, Southern Heart. Most events will take place at the George Seuffert Bandshell. Call 718.235.4100 for program information. Hall of Science To Sep. 14, Magic: The Science of Illusion, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, 311. Highland Park Aug. 15, Summer Fun Day!, Puppets In The Park: "Cinderella Samba", "Shrek"; Oct. 18, Fall Harvest Festival. Call 718.235.4100 for program information.

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. Queens Zoo To Aug. 17, Reuse, Reduce & Recycle Week; Aug. 18-22, All About Bird; ongoing, Interactive Discovery Center, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows- Corona Park; 718.271.1500 or go to www.queenszoo.com. Others Aug. 14, City Parks Foundation, Performing Arts Festival, "Main Ingredient" with Cuba Gooding Sr., Springfield Park, Queens; to Aug. 21, summer tennis, golf, track & field at the following parks; Alley Pond Tennis Center, Astoria, Baisley, Brookville, Cunningham. Det. Keith Williams, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park, Flushing Memorial Field, Forest, Juniper Valley, Kissena, Mario Fajardo;call 311 for program information.

Aug. 14, Free Swimming Lessons in Queens, Session 3 Classes; Astoria Pool, 19th Street/23rd Drive; Fisher Pool, 99th Street/32nd Avenue; Liberty Pool, 173rd Street/ 106th Avenue, call 311 for location information.

Aug. 16, Fort Totten, A Walk Back In Time, 212th Street/Cross Island Parkway, Bayside; 311. Aug. 19, Gantry State Park: Live at the Gantries, Zikrayat, Arabic music/belly dancers; Aug. 26, Noirceur and Uzuhi, Japanese punk music; Citylights Building 49th/50th Avenues & East River, LIC.

To Aug. 29, Astoria Pool, Mon.-Fri., "Early Bird/Night Owl" adult lap swimmers, 19th Street/23rd Drive, Astoria; go to www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311 Reunions

Oct. 1-4, USS Columbus Ca-74/CG-12/SSN-762, 1944-1976; Holiday Inn North, Dayton, OH; Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815; 260-486-2221, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.

Oct. 18, William Cullen Bryant H.S., Class of 1958; for details and information, call the Bryant Alumni Office; 718.721.5404. School Events & News

Aug. 16, Institute of Community Living, 3rd Annual Back-2- School Backpack Giveaway & HealthFair, K-8th grade, ICL Milestone Residence, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Building 4W, Queens Village; 718.468.4700, x 8114. •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 shootaround, 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

Atria Kew Gardens & Lighthouse International, 117-01 84th Ave., Kew Gardens, pre-register 212.821.9241; 718.441.0300; Tues., Vision Loss Support Group: Coping with Vision Changes. Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy., Bayside, has programs for the community, for information call the center. Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St; 347-532-3025 or 718.762.3198. Queens Community House:QCH: Forest Hills Senior/Community Center, 108-25 62nd Dr.; 718.699.1010; care giver support services as well as many other programs available, call for more information; Aug. 19, Terpsichoreans of Queens, birthday party to follow.

•QCH: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 202; 718.268.5960; many programs are available such as films, caregiver support group counseling and referral services, training and education, respite services; Mon., watercoloring; Tues., acting workshop, Belle Players; Tues./Fri, movie matinees, $1; Thurs., oil painting, walking club; Fri., choral group; Aug. 15, Because I Said So; Aug. 22, Tsotsi; Aug. 26, The Five People You Meet In Heaven. •QCH: Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.591.6060 x. 223: Fri., free housing assistance, 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment, call for information. Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd, 718.896.8511. Ridgewood Older Adult Center & Services, 59-14 70th Ave.; 718.456.2000; Mon./Fri, yoga lessons; Tue., Tai Chi/Qi Gong, for appointments or information, call the center.

Self-Help Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 718.459.5549.

Steinway Senior Center, 23-43 Steinway St., Astoria; 718.728.8472; lunch, bingo, aerobics, arts/crafts, dance to live music, trips, monthly parties, special events, social services such as Meals-On-Wheels for the homebound. Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Older Adults, 718.784.6173: some 40+ activities a month, Sun., hot lunch & bingo, Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, weekly caregivers' support group: Aug. 14, English/Spanish nutrition workshops; Aug. 15, 18, Elderplan "Avoiding Slips and Falls" workshop; Aug. 21, trip to Sunken Meadow State Park, $8.

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