2010-01-13 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary
Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 13, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50- 22 45th St., Woodside; 718.392.0416.

Jan. 26, Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside.

Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven. Boards Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335.

Jan. 19, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Board 1, Peter Vallone Jr. update on city/community issues; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 718.786.3335.

Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Board 5, Transportation & Public Transit Committees, 61-23 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718.366.1834.

Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor; 718.533.8773.

Feb. 8, 7: p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, Jun. 9, Sep. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows; 718.264.7895. Clubs Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 8, 6:30 p.m., Lions Club of Ravenswood; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, 8 p.m., sharp, John F. Kennedy Regular Dems of Queens; Margaret Tietz Center, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica; 718.298.7800, x. 0. Community Councils Jan. 18, 7 p.m., 110th Precinct; NY Bethzatha Church of God, 85-20 57th Ave., Elmhurst; 718.426.9112.

Jan. 19, 8 p.m., 102nd Precinct; Moose Hall, 118th Street, Richmond Hill. Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., 107th Precinct, 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing; 718.969-5100. Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, Jun. 22, 7 p.m., sharp, 114th Precinct; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.626.9327. Community Education Councils Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17, District 30, call for time and place; 718.391.8380. Jan. 28, Feb. 23, Mar. 24, Apr. 29, May 27, Jun. 17, 7 p.m., sharp, District 26; M.S. 67, Room B44A, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck; 718.631.6927. Others Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m., B.P. Marshall, Economic Council, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.

Jan. 20, 12:30 p.m., AARP Chapter 2889; First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St.; 718.639.8497.

Jan. 21, 4:15 p.m., Queens Library, Committee meetings: Technology; 5;15 p.m. Finance & Investmen; 5:30 p.m. Buildings & Grounds; 5:45 p.m. Board of Trustees, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718.990.0700.

Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m., JWV Kew Forest Post 250: Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; 718.297.7711. Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, Jun. 14, Jul. 12, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., Borough Board; B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.2860. Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11, Jun. 15, Jul. 13, Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m., Borough Cabinet; B.P.’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens; 718.286.2860.

Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society; Emanuel United Church of Christ, 91st Ave/Woodhaven Boulevard; 718.845.3385. Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 11, Apr. 8, 29, May 27, Jun. 17, Jul. 8, 29, Aug. 19, Sep. 16, Oct. 7, 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 30, 10:30 a.m., Borough President Land Use, Borough Hall, B.P’s Conference Room, 120-55 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Kew Gardens; call 718.286.2860. •1st Monday of the month, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 298, 30-61 87th St., East Elmhurst. Arts & Entertainment

Barnes & Noble 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows; 718.380.7077: Jan. 16, Educator Appreciation Week, pre-K to 12th grade; Jan. 18, Poetry Writing Workshop; Jan. 21, Reading/Signing, Hey Dad! Let’s Have A Catch.

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing; 718.463.7700, x. 222, ticket prices vary: Through Jan., “Talismans of Protection from Choson Korea…”, Jan. 30, Year of the Tiger: Lunar New Year Events, Traditional Korean Music & Dance, interactive arts; Feb. 12, Tigers in the House Exhibition; Feb. 14, Pan Asian Jazz; Feb. 20, Lunar New Year Dance Sampler; Feb. 27, Lunar New Year Tea Ceremony; Feb. 28, artist talk; Mar. 6, Chinese Blue Pipa Trio; Mar. 12, Chamber Ensemble Concert; Mar. 13, artist talk. Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue/36th Street, Astoria; 718.784.0077: To Jan. 18, “Kirikou & The Sorceress” screening & workshop for kids; ongoing, “Behind the Screen”; daily, “The Red Balloon”. Queensborough Community College Jan. 17, Blessed is the Match…; Jan. 30, Sister Sledge & Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. 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 Most events in Flushing Meadows –Corona Park; venues & ticket prices vary, call 718.760.0064 for information: Jan. 22, International Guitar Night: Brian Gore, Itamar Erez, Stephen Bennett & Lulo Reinhardt. Others Jan. 16, 30, Italian Charities of America, Saturday dance; Mon & Fri., dance with instruction, $10, refreshments served, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Jan. 19, 20, Andrean Players auditions for 2010 production, “Cinderella”, 718.460.3072.

Jan. 19, Roberta Wells Conservatory Performing Arts Programs, Youth Classes; Jan. 26, Adult Classes; Corona Congregational Church UCC, 102-18 34th Ave.; 651.707.4577.

Jan. 29, Killing Kompany, Murder By The Biggest Loser!, $45; Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 888.SHOOT-EM.

Jan. 29-Mar. 21, Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Borges & Piazzolla Tango”, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside; 718.729.3880.

Jan. 30, Bella Italia Mia, Tony DeNonno “It’s One Family…”; Christ the King H.S., 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 78.426.1240.

To Feb. 13, Queens Council on the Arts, High School to Arts School; 718.647.3377. Feb. 13, New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Mary Lamont; Mar. 13, Patience & The Cowboy Angels; Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328. To Mar. 7, Socrates Sculpture Park, 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship ’09 (EAF09) Exhibit; Saturdays, Sculpture Drop-in Workshops, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC: 718.956.1819.

To Apr. 5, P.S. 1, 1969, The Silhouette Returns, Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits, ON-SITE 2: Chitra Ganesh; ongoing, On-site, Free Space, $5 donation, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC; www.ps1.org, www.moma.org.

To Apr. 15, 2010, Long Island City Artists 4-person Show; Riverview Restaurant, 2-01 50th Ave., LIC; 718.392.5000. •Wed. nights, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, “Comedyland”, free, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.274.4825. •Fri. nights, Las Margaritas, jazz gigs, 83-22 37th Ave., Jackson Heights; 718.205.1705.

•Sat., watercolor art workshop, $20 per class, The Castle @Fort Totten Park; 718.352.1548. Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinner-Dances, Fleas, Fairs, Fundraisers

Jan. 19, Community Prevention Alternatives for Families in Crisis, 1st Annual Benefit Luncheon, RSVP; Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 917.865.5578.

Jan. 21, Queens Council on the Arts, 2010 Queens Community Arts Fund Awards; Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.; 917.584.7710.

•Ongoing, Loving Touch Animal Rescue, adopt a pet, 718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425. •Ongoing, Muffin’s Pet Connection helps find homes for pets, donations appreciated; 718.833.7988 or www.muffins.org.

•Sundays, Animal Center of Queens, adopt a homeless dog, or puppy, cat or kitten, non-profit, no-kill organization, 89-10 Eliot Ave., Rego Park; 718.424-3340 or www.acq.petfinder.com. Health

Jan. 20, NAMI Queens/Nassau, Social Security Benefits clinic; Zucker Hillside Hospital, Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue/266th Street, Glen Oaks.

Through January, New York Blood Center needs Rh- Negative blood donors especially type O-negative; 800-933-2566, or go to www.nybloodcenter.org.

Mount Sinai Queens Programs are at various venues, registration and/or appointment is required, call 718-267-4333 for information: Jan. 19, High Heels to Hightops…; Jan. 20, Your Surgery: The First Step to Recovery; Jan. 21, What is Laparascopic Surgery…?; Jan. 28, The ABCs of Children Nutrition.

Other Health Services •Al-Anon: Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, 718.728.5182; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Parish House, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, 718.335.7379; Steinway Reformed Church, 21-64 41st St., Astoria, 718.728.2948. Call for information.

Co-Dependents Anonymous, women only, Fridays; Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Father Freely Hall, 85-18 61st Rd., Rego Park; 718.805.1032.

Domestic Violence; American Family Community Services, 37-63 76th St., Jackson Heights; 718.639.8370.

Mammograms, Mondays, Community Healthcare Network’s Helen B. Atkinson Health Center, 81 W. 115th St., Manhattan; 212.360.2565. •Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays; Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St., Flushing. •The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York, health coverage Web site, go to www.NYConsumerHealth.org.

Sakhi for South Asian Women support group meetings, weeekends; for information call 212.714.9153, x. 108. •SMART Recovery; Long Island Consultation Center to overcome all types of addictive behavior, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd., Rego Park; 212.631.1198.

F•E•G•S Health & Human Services, Partners in Caring bereavement/older adult spousal loss, 97-45 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 718.896.9090, x. 243. Historicals

Jan. 17 Bayside Historical Society, Celebration of the Arts, 9th annual mixed-media art exhibit & concert, opening reception; Fort Totten Park, Bayside; 718.352.1548.

Jan. 31, Queens Historical Society, Patrick Fenton lecture on author Jack Kerouac’s importance to Queens history and literature, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing; 718.939.0647, x. 14.

To Jan. 31, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, 40th Anniversary, "Welfare Island: A Spirit of Place Past, photo exhibit, 888 Main St., Roosevelt Island. •Central Queens Historical Association, a source for Queens photos not available elsewhere; www.CQHA.net or 917.376.4496. Items of Community Interest

Jan. 16, NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr./Joyce Moy, free financial lecture; managing money, what is credit, 85-15 101st Ave., Ozone Park; 718-738-1111.

Jan. 17-Mar. 14, Central Queens YM/YWHA, Jr. NBA Basketball League divisional games, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills; 718.268.5011. Jan. 26, RSVP Mentors, age 55+, orientation, Opportunities Abound open house, 105 E. 22nd St., Manhattan; 212.614.5435.

Jan. 26, B.P. Helen Marshall, Inauguration Ceremony; York College, Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

Jan. 26, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Boating Skills & Seamanship Court, 8-lessons, 7 weeks, $75; Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach; 718.843.3802. •1st, 3rd, 5th Sat., Queens Best Toastmasters Club, public speaking/communication, free; Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway; call Mark, 718.457.8390. •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. For program information, call 718.990.0700: Jan. 16, Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16, 23, 30 “The Gates of Equality” Jan. 20, QB President Marshall Celebrates Black Heritage Jan. 23, Symphony 101: Shake, Rattle & Roll Jan. 28, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Parks & Recreation

Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all year long for tots to pre-teens to adults and Scouts, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, fees vary, pre-registration advised, dates & times may change; for program information, 718.229.4000: Daily, APEC’s Gift Shop purchases benefit APEC Jan. 16, An Evening With The Stars Jan. 23, 30, Snowpeople Jan. 30, Young Chefs Jan. 26 or 24, Animal Care Trainee Feb. 28, Tea & Treasures Apr. 18, Walk for APEC

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