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Queens Chronicle- 5/ 13/ 2004
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tems accepted for the Community Calendar must be received no later than Thursday for inclusion in the following Thursday’s paper. The item must be typed, from a non-profit organization, open to the public and either free or a nominal charge and be one üaragraph in length. Due to the enormous requests for free calendar listings, we cannot include every event submitted. Events where merchandise is sold or auctioned, such as flea markets, are not acceptable for the free calendar listing. Listings must be mailed weekly to: The Queens Chronicle, P.O. Box 74-7769, Rego Park, N.Y. 11374-7769.
  
   Exhibits
   
Queens Theatre in the Park announces the art exhibition, Time and Place, featuring the abstract paintings of Elizabeth Castagna and Suejin Jo now through May 23 in the Main and Studio Galleries.
    
   Queens College Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing in the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, presents Art Libraries Society of North America Members’ Exhibition now through July 15. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday, 9am-5pm (until May 27, then call for summer hours; closed weekends and holidays).
    
   NAL’s 74 annual open exhibition will run now through June 4 at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 1:30-4pm.
    
   St. John’s University presents its annual Student Art Exhibition now through Aug. 8, at Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. Call for hours at 718-990-7476.
    
   Audition
   
Treble Voices of Queens is holding auditions for singers ages 10-17 and consisting of two choirs that perform classics of the treble repertoire as well as a variety of music from around the world. Audition dates are, Sunday, May 16, 1-4pm; Tuesday, May 18, 5-8pm; Tuesday, June 22, 5-8pm; Thursday, June 24, 5-8pm and Tuesday, June 29, 5-8pm. To schedule an audition, contact the CPSM office at 718-997-3888.
    
   Theatre
   
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” will be presented by the Drama Society of the QCC Department of Speech and Theatre Arts, on May 13-15 and May 20-22 at 8pm at the Shadowbox Theatre at Queensborough Community College, in Bayside. Tickets are $8 general public; $5 senior citizens. For information, call 718-631-6311.
    
   The Douglaston Community Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s “The Melody Lingers On” at 8pm Friday and Saturday, May 14, 15, 21, 22 and at 2pm Sunday, May 16 at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave., off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $15 ($12 seniors, students; $10 children under 12). Call 718-482-3332 for reservations.
    
   The Phoenix Players’ production of “The Clearing” addresses the conflict between England and Ireland during the 1650s. Nine performances are scheduled at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Friday and Saturday performances are May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm. Matinee performances are scheduled for Saturdays, May 15 and 22 at 3pm. General admission is $12, senior citizens and students are $8. To reserve tickets, call 516-678-0016.
    
   The Outrageous Fortune Company presents two one-act comedies by Christopher Durang, “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” and “The Actor’s Nightmare,” at Queens Theatre in the Park on May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm and May 16 and 23 at 3pm. Tickets are $20; seniors $18. Call 718-760-0064 or 718-428-2500, ext. 20.
    
   Tickets are now on sale for the musical revue “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration,” to be presented by Theatre on the Bay Community Theatre Group on Saturday, May 15 at 8:30pm and on Sundays, May 16 and 23 at 3pm at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and children. Call 718-428-6363 for reservations.
    
   FSF Community Theatre Group presents the romantic comedy “Crossing Delancey” on Saturday, May 15 and 22 at 8pm and Sunday, May 16 and 23 at 3pm at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Tickets are $12. For tickets, call 800-260-6789.
    
   Music
   
The Queens AARP Chapters Chorus presents its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 16 at 3pm at First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54 Ave. and Seabury St., Elmhurst
    
   “On Broadway: A Musical Salute” will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Institution Exhibition “Red, Hot and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals” in Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. The show features Broadway veterans and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Chorus on Monday, May 17 at 7pm. Ticekts are $30; $27 seniors/students. Call 718-463-7700 ext. 222.
    
   Knights of Columbus presents a Doo Wop Show starring Risky Business and an “Elvis” impersonator on Saturday, May 22 at 7pm at Nativity BVM Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Advance ticket sales only $15. For tickets, contact Dennis D’Elia at 718-845-3021 after 7pm; Jim Monforte at 718-925-0944 after 7pm; and Don Curran at 718-843-1046.
    
   Lessons
   
The Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy., offers a free creative writing workshop for adults on Thursday, May 20 from 6-7:50pm. No experience needed. Come to one or all of the sessions. For information, call 718-849-1010.
    
   Understand the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich on Saturday, May 15 at 7:30pm at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 non-member and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-register by calling 718-229-4000.
    
   Artist Eva Haughie will give a class in mixed media painting techniques on Wednesdays, now through August 25 from 7-10pm at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Cost is $20 per session. For information, call C. Marcus at 718-352-9464.
    
   Weekly instructional line dancing in St. Bartholomew’s Parochial School Gymnasium, 44-15 Judge St., Elmhurst is held Fridays at 8:30pm. The donation of $3 per person is for the restoration of St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church.
    
   Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes on Fridays at 7pm, 98-11 Queens Blvd., Ballet School of Forest Hills, door No. 1.
    
   Lectures
   
“Hitler’s Jewish Soldier’s: The Untold Story,” will be presented by Bryan Mark Rigg, professor of History at the American Military University on Sunday, May 16 at 1pm at the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, Room M-136, Queensborough Community College, Bayside. For information call, 718-281-5770.
    
   Health
   
Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, presents a Spring Fair/Health Fair on Saturday, May 15 from 10am-9pm. Complete dinner served from 5:30-7:30pm. For information, call 718-847-2649.
    
   Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin is sponsoring a Family Health Fair on Sunday, May 16 from 2-6pm at St. Andrew Avellino Church school cafeteria, 35-50 158 St., Flushing.
    
   Meetings
   
The Chayalot chapter of Jewish Women International will hold a meeting on Sunday, May 16 at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., at 1pm. Eliot Goldberg will entertain with a musical presentation.
    
   Bayside Jewish Center Sisterhood, 203-05 32 Ave., presents Around the World with Jewish Song, featuring singer/songwriter Seth Glass on Monday, May 17 at 7:30pm.
    
   The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, May 17 at 8pm in Room D235 in the Science Building on the Queens College campus. It will include the annual swap and sale of minerals, fossils and books. For information, call 718-544-5059 or 718-347-6839.
    
   NAMI Queens/Nassau will discuss Social Security on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30pm, support group for families of the mentally ill at 6pm, at Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, 76 Ave., and 265 St., in Glen Oaks. Free.
    
    
    
   Migrant songbirds touch down in the diverse habitats of the park on Sunday, May 16 at 9:30am at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Call 718-318-4540.
    
   Wear old clothes, shoes or sneakers for a beach bay cleanup on Sunday, May 16 from 10am-noon along the Joe Michael’s Memorial Trail adjacent to Little Neck Bay. Pre-registration is required at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Call 718-229-4000.
    
    
    
   George J. Ryan JHS Reunion (1954-1990) will be held on May 15 at 1pm at 64-20 175 St., Fresh Meadows.
    
   St. Agnes High School, College Point, will hold a reunion for all years on Sunday, May 16 at noon. Special recognition will be given to significant anniversaries. Contact Ronnie at 718-353-6276 or vmcbreen@stagneshs.org.
    
   Franklin K. Lane HS Class of ’54 is holding a 50-year reunion on June 5. For information, call 718-897-0634.
    
   Grover Cleveland High School, Class of ’84 is holding a 20-year reunion on July 24. Visit the Grover Cleveland Web site at groverclevelandclassof84.org and sign in.
    
    
    
   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents Saturday dances, May 15 and 29. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe. Sunday dance with instructions, May 23. Lesson from 3:30-4:30pm and dancing from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $8 at the door. Lesson and music by Sal Escott. Call 718-478-3100.
    
    
    
   Penny social to benefit hospitalized vets will be held on Friday, May 14 at 7pm. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone. Admission is $3, children under 12, free.
    
   The Flushing Art League of Queens is holding its annual show at Amerasia Bank, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, now through May 22. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday-Saturday, noon-2pm.
    
   Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, presents “Reigning Cats and Dogs!” on Sunday, May 23 at 3pm at the Queensborough Community College Theatre in Bayside. Tickets are $20, adults accompanied by children; $10 children up to age 12. For information, call 718-631-6311.
    
   Support Groups
   
Comprehensive Community Hospice of Parker Jewish Institute provides free support groups to those who have recently lost a loved one. The groups are held at the Hospice office of Parker’s new Community Health Center. Enter campus at 3000 Lake Success Quadrangle, on Marcus Ave., between Lakeville Rd. and New Hyde Park Rd. Spouses/Partners meet on Mondays, 7pm Tuesdays, 2:15pm. Adult/Children meet on Mondays, 7pm starting. Pre-registration is required. Contact Harriet Vogel or Lorraine Fitzgerald at 516-586-1575 or 718-289-2800.
    
   Domestic Violence Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10am and on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. For information contact Laura Zimmermann at 718-779-1234.
    
   Nicotine Anonymous meets Fridays, 7pm at North Shore University Hospital in Forest Hills, 102-01 66 Rd., 8 floor, 52 weeks a year; no exceptions.
    
   Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Program offers a socialization program to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. The program is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Support group is offered to caregivers on Tuesdays at 10:15am. Located at 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. For information, call 718-358-3541.
    
   The Tourette Syndrome Association hosts a support group and counseling program for children with Tourette Syndrome and their families. It runs Monday through Friday, with daytime and evening hours available. Appointments are required. TSA, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Call 718-224-2999 for information.
    
   The Partner Abuse Counseling Program at the Samuel Field YM-YWHA in Little Neck, offers free individual counseling and support groups to women who have been, or who are currently in, an abusive relationship. If you or someone you know is a victim of physical or verbal abuse, call 718-225-6750.
    
   Volunteers
   
Do You Need Volunteers? In an attempt to help local non-profit organizations get needed volunteers, the Queens Chronicle is reaching out via its Community Calendar. Hospitals, non-profit thrift shops and local institutions in need of volunteers may send in a notice to the Queens Chronicle, Community Calendar, PO Box 74-7769, Rego Park, NY 11374, or fax to 718-205-0150. As space permits, volunteer opportunities will be listed in the calendar.
    
   The Queens Health Congress at the Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica, needs volunteers to help with a survey on Queens hospitals. Contact Mike Godino at 718-658-2526 or Teresa Scott at 718-658-2526.
    
   Selfhelp Alzheimer’s Resource Program is a social adult day care program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory impairments in three Queens locations. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, call Marie-Joseph Modeste at 718-631-1186 on Mondays and 718-505-4230 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    
   St. John’s Queens Hospital in Elmhurst is recruiting volunteers for its Peri-Operative Guest Relations Volunteer Program in the Operating Room Department. The volunteers serve as liaisons between the patients’ families and operating room staff. For more information, call Luba at 718-558-1198.
    
   Hospice of New York has expanded its service area to include new areas of Queens. It provides services to numerous nursing homes. A significant part is the volunteer who helps with patient care—visiting, reading, and aiding patients and their caregivers in a variety of ways. Those interested must be at least 18 years of age and not have suffered a significant loss within the past year. A 15-hour training seminar—held in two parts—is also a requirement. For information, call Angela Purpura at 718-472-1999.
    
   Urban Impact, a non-profit organization, is looking for volunteers to assist its English as a Second Language teachers in Queens. Classes are for West African, Afghan, Arabic, Indian and Russian students. No previous teaching experience is necessary. Training is offered. For information, call Larry Holcomb at 347-393-8037.
    
   SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village needs volunteers who can teach an elementary computer class to seniors. Call Elaine at 718-454-2100 between 8:30am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.
    
   Helping Hand for the Disabled needs volunteers who can read, shop and run errands for blind persons. Call Alice Crespo at 718-274-5089.
    
   Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, a non-profit agency, is recruiting volunteers for its Respite Program. The program is designed to give a family caregiver temporary time off from caring for an elderly loved one who is either mentally or physically frail. Looking for people who can give a minimum of 1 or 2 hours on either a monthly or weekly basis at the Saturday Caregiver Center and/or weekday Respite center. Also seeking people to serve as “in-home friendly visitor.” Call Respite Volunteers at 718-657-6500, ext. 637.
    
   HELP LINE, a Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services’ program, is a non-profit telephone service program offering emotional support and information through a 24-hour suicide, crisis hotline and an outbound telephone support program, called CheeRing. HELP LINE needs volunteers. Contact Sandra Rodriguez at 212-684-4480. Spring training begins on March 9.
    
   Queens Symphony Orchestra is creating a volunteer club for ushers at concerts, passing out programs, working a phone bank and helping in QSO letter and packet distributing. Contact Garrett Keast at 718-326-4455, ext. 13.
    
   The Voelker Orth House Museum, bird sanctuary and Victorian garden, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing needs volunteers for garden care, Saturday and Sunday tours, office assistance and help with teas. Call 718-359-6227.
    
   Queens Library’s Adult Learning Centers are looking for volunteers to tutor adults in literacy and English for speakers of other languages. No previous teaching experience is necessary. Training is starting soon. Go to www.queenslibrary.org.
    
   The Queens chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, a non-profit organization, is seeking volunteers to provide free business counseling to small businesses. Interested parties should contact Queens SCORE at 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 333, 718-263-8961.
    
   King Manor Museum in King Park, Jamaica Ave., at 153 St., Jamaica, is looking to develop a corps of volunteer docents to help lead tours. If you are interested, call 718-206-0545


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