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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2003 12:00 am


A Sept. 11 Memorial Exhibit is open at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, for at least one year. Hours are Monday-Tuesday, 10am-7:30pm, Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, Fridays, 2-6pm and Saturdays, by appointment only.


Theatre A La Carte will hold open auditions for its upcoming production, “Send Me No Flowers,” a comedy, on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6 from 8-10pm at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. The cast includes 3 females (ages 20 to 50) and 6 males (ages 25 to 60). If possible, bring a short comedic monologue and a photo. Performances are three weekends beginning April 25.

The Community Singers of Queens is holding auditions at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing. Voices at all levels are welcome. For more information, call 658-1021.


The Side-by-Side Singers present “Smorgas-Broadway” on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8pm at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 159-19 98 St., Howard Beach. Tickets are $14 and are sold at the door.


A free Sahaja Yoga meditation program will be held at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33 St., in Astoria, on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1pm.

QSAC, a nonprofit group serving children and adults with autism, holds a weekly training seminar for parents and caregivers of persons with autism. All meetings are free. Respite and childcare is available with advanced notice. Workshops are held every two weeks on Tuesdays, 7-9pm at 30-10 38 St., 3 floor, Astoria. For information, call Perry at 7-AUTISM.

Yoga with Lisa Leshman on Fridays from 11am-noon at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. For information call 268-5960.

American and Latin ballroom dance classes, every Thursday, 7:30pm, free lesson for beginners; 8pm, intermediates classes. Every Saturday at 3pm lessons for beginners; 3:30pm, intermediates classes. Admission is $9 at All Saints Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside.

Line Dancing Program at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, every Monday, 7-9pm for beginners and intermediate. $6 per class.

Free adult classes. Register now for days, evenings and Saturdays, GED, ESL, basic education, computer office skills and job coach. For information call, Queens Adult Learning Center, 42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City at 361-9480.

Line Dance Lessons on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm at the ANIBIC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside. $6 per person, no partner needed. For information, call 939-4936.

English as a Second Language, conversational English, citizenship test preparation and improving job application and interview skills classes at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St., Flushing. Classes on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. For information call 359-1513. No tuition.

Adult salsa dance lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm at Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations required. Suggested donation: $10 per session. Call 235-0815.

Yoga with Barbara every Tuesday at 6pm at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. $15 a class. For information, call 767-1481.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers dances with Instructions. Every Monday, beginners class starts at 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, and social dancing at 8:15pm. Every Friday, advanced routines class begins 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, social dancing at 8:15pm. For information call 478-3100.

Line Dancin’ with the Sidekicks every Monday. Beginner lessons at 7pm, intermediate lessons and open dancing at 7:30pm at the Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth. Admission $6.

Watercolor classes, traditional and contemporary techniques, demonstration and critique are held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Nominal fee. Call 969-1128 for information.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages at Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Pl., Elmhurst and Flushing. Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For information call 463-0434.

Global Dance classes will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. For all ages, shapes and sizes. $12 per class.

Sisterhood of Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., sponsors an art class Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon. Fee is $13 per session. For information, call 263-7000.

Classes in Hatha Yoga, breathing, meditation and relaxation offered at Yogi Gupta Ashram, located near Queens Center Mall, 90-16 51 Ave. Special introductory yoga class $7 and lecture $5 on 2nd and 4th Friday (Jan.-March). Classes regularly $11, taught Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 592-3217.


A blood drive will take place at North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, at 102-01 66 Rd. from 7am-6pm on Friday, Jan. 31. To make an appointment, call 830-4773 (M-F, 8am-4pm).


Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32 holds open membership meetings the last Friday of the month, Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30pm at 88-61 76 Ave., Glendale. For information, call 830-0037.

Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Whitman Life Member Club, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 11am at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St., Jamaica.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Flushing Hospital Administration Bldg., 45 Ave. and Burling St., at 7pm. There will be a mini-seminar explaining how to use multiple exposures. The monthly meeting will begin at 7:45pm with a program entitled, “Andes Adventure.”


Bay Birds walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, February 2 at 1pm. Reservations required. Call 318-4340.


Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53. Plans for our 50th Reunion at Villa Roma, April 7 through April 9, 2003 and a gala dinner at Russo’s on the Bay, April 10 are under way. For information call Barbara at 224-0612.

The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates will be having reunion for class years ending in 3s and 8s on Saturday, April 12. For information, contact Sister Joan Killen, 297-2120.

Newtown HS Reunion for graduates of Jan./June 1953 will be held on May 16, 2003 at Marriott at LaGuardia. Call Wolfgang, 899-0905.

The 1953 graduating class of Long Island City High School is planning a reunion in May of 2003. Contact Peter Galluzzo at 631-736-4495 for information.

Graduation Class of 1968 for St. Adalberts. A reunion is in the plans for June 2003. Anyone interested, contact Carol Cozeolino at 224-5445 or log onto Classmates.com and register there.

St. Michael’s School (Flushing), Class of 1964 is planning a 40th reunion. Search currently being conducted for all 112 classmates. Contact Steve Dolan or Joanne Passaro-Dolan at 516-483-6620. Use maiden names and provide telephone call-back number in correspondence.

Alumni/Reunion Cardozo HS, 1970-present. They need to contact classmates. For information call 917-834-8957 (days) or 718-528-3866 (evenings).

Social Activities

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst Saturday Dances on Feb. 1 and 15 at 8pm-midnight. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe. Sunday Dances with instruction on Feb. 9, 16 and 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.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, at 89-19 114 St. in Richmond Hill, is having a Valentines luncheon and card party on Thursday, Feb. 13 at at noon. Cost is $10. Reservations requested, call 849-0009.

Special Events

A special program celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom will be held at Saint Mary Gate of Heaven Church, 103-12 101 Ave. in Ozone Park on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2pm. These sisters taught at Our Lady of Wisdom Academy, Bishop McDonnell High School, Christ the King High School, St. Mary Gate of Heaven School and worked at various hospitals such as St. Charles, Holy Family and Good Samaritan. They also worked with disabled learners in many institutions.

An open mic night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30pm at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

The Jackson Heights Poets will be reading at Barnes and Noble, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills, on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7pm. An open mic will follow.

An open mic will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3pm at the Jackson Hts. Jewish Center, 37-06 77 St.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, cards, games and lunch is held by National Council of Jewish Women, at 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 317, Kew Gardens from 10:30am-3pm.

Support Groups

St. Adalbert’s Bethany general bereavement support group meeting general group for loss of any loved one will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30pm at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria.

St. Adalbert’s Bereaved Siblings and Children Grieve Too support group meetings Adult loss of a brother or sister, loss experienced by a child in grades 1-8, meet on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30pm at St. Adalbert’s lower church, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center-St. John’s Queens Hospital has a heart disease support group. Next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 5 with a talk on cardiac risk factors at 2pm in the 2 floor, board room, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets at The Beacon Program at JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills on Tuesdays at 7pm. Enter at the rear of the building. For information, call Jackie at 275-0012.

A Christian-based bereavement support group meeting for adults who have lost a loved one meets at New Life Fellowship Church, 82-10 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm.

Families Anonymous for families and friends of individuals affected by substance abuse or emotional problems meet each Wednesday at 7:30pm at Church on the Hill, 167 St. and 35 Ave., Flushing. For information call 343-2018 or 969-9008.

An on-going Cancer Support Group is held each Friday at 2pm at St. John’s Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

Jackson Heights Al-Anon, a self-help group for anyone affected by another person’s drinking, meets every Tuesday at 8:30pm, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 82 St. and 34 Ave., on the 2nd floor of the Parish House. For information, call 476-2938.

Schizophrenics Anonymous Self-Help Support Group, meets on Sundays at 10am at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park.

NAR-ANON, a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs meets Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Rm. 204 at the Church in The Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information call 800-984-0066.


SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., (building 4 on the Creedmoor campus), Queens Village, announces the beginning of a new bereavement group for seniors who have experienced the recent death of a spouse or child. This group will meet Thursdays at 1pm. Call Marian at 454-2100.

Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, is now offering English as a Second Language classes at the beginning, basic, low-intermediate and advanced levels. Come to the center between 3 and 4pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or call 961-3660 for an appointment.

Services Now for Adult Persons, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, Queens Village, is offering Women’s Issues (women’s discussion about women in the media), 10:30am, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For information, call Marian at 454-2100.

The Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League, 68-07 Burns St., Forest Hills, offers weekly classes. Call 520-2305.

Selfhelp Community Services, Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, offers monthly activities. Call 224-7888.

The Ridgewood Older Adult and Services, 59-14 70 Ave., offer a wide array of cultural, educational, health-related and recreational opportunities for people 60 years of age or older. Visit or call 456-2000 to receive newsletter or for more information.

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