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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2001 12:00 am


TheOutrageous Fortune Company presents “Three Days of Rain,” a family drama at Queens Theatre in the Park on Oct. 12 and 13 at 8pm and Oct. 14 at 3pm. Tickets: $18, seniors $16. Call 760-0064 or 428-2500, ext. 20.

TheDouglaston Community Theatre at Zion Church Hall, 44th Ave., presents “Nuts,” a courtroom drama on Fridays, Oct. 12, 19 at 8pm; Saturdays, Oct. 13, 20 at 8pm and Sunday Oct. 14 at 2pm. Tickets are: adults: $12, senior citizens and students $10 and children 12 and under $8. Call 482-3332.

The Colonial Players of The Hollis Woods Church present “Nobody Knows I’m A Dog,” an award-winning “net” play. The show will run through Saturday,Oct. 27. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3:30. No performance on Sunday, Oct. 28. The theatre is located in the Hollis Woods Community Church on 82 Ave. and Bell Blvd. Cost is $12 and $11 for seniors. Call 740-9400, 24 hours.

Beari Productions presents “I’m Not Rapapport” on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27 at 8pm and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28 at 4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and children under 12. For information call 736-1263.

“Blue Window,” a comedy-drama of loneliness and shifting relationships will be presented at Queens Collegeãat the Peformance Space, Rathaus Hall, Room M-11, starting on Oct. 11. Performances are Oct. 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8pm; Oct. 14 and 21 at 3pm. Tickets are $12; $10 for senior citizens. Call 997-3075 for ticket information.


The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra is beginning its current season with weekly Wednesday rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center at 106-06 Queens Blvd at 7:45pm. Musicians playing stringed instruments are welcome as are woodwind and French horn players.

St. Mary’s Drama Guildis seeking chorus members for its November production of “South Pacific.” (Some male roles are still open.) Rehearsals are every Wednesday and Friday at 7pm in the St. Mary’s Gym, 70-31 48 Ave., Woodside. Any questions, call Director, Lindo Meli at 446-0379.


Goliard Concerts begins its 19th season with a performance on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Steinway Reformed Church, 41 St. and Ditmars Blvd., in Astoria at 7:30pm. The concert will include chamber music of classical and contemporary repertoire. General admission is $10 ($8 with senior citizen discount) and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing presents pianist Justine Kang on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30pm. Admission is free.

A free concert by the Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at 3pm at the Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St.

A Gershwin Cabaret has been re-scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3pm in St. Luke’s Parish House, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. Pianist Terry Farrow will play “Rhapsody in Blue” and selections from “Porgy and Bess.” He and singer Dawn Marie will combine their talents to perform songs by George and Ira Gershwin. The program also includes several non-Gershwin pieces, including material by Duke Ellington. Tickets are $8. For reservations call 793-2236.


Improvisation classes for teens are now being offered by the Theatre Learning Center on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:30pm at St. Robert’s Church, 56-15 213 St., Bayside. Classes end in May with “A Night of Risk.” Registration is now open. Call 357-4532. Cost is $22 per class.

The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside is now offering line dancing lessons on Wednesdays, from 7:30 to 9pm. Dance instruction and music by Ira and Ellen. Donation is $6 per person. No partner needed, beginners welcome.

Country line dancing at Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, every Monday at 7:30pm. Cost is $5 per person.

Yoga for beginners is held at the Queens Women’s Center, Fort Totten, Bayside every Monday at 7pm and every Tuesday at 2pm. Donation is $10 per session. For more information call 352-7225.


The Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at Donovan’s of Bayside Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30pm. For reservations call Irene Bedell at 767-2600 ext. 358.

A poetry club will be started at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7pm. Call 358-0067 for more information.

Children’s Hope International will lead a discussion for couples and singles interested in learning more about international adoption at 7pm, Monday, Oct. 15 at the Church-in-the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.

The African Violet Society of Greater New York will hold its next meeting on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30pm at the Queens Botanical Garden, Main St., Flushing. Bring in problem plants and questions.

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, Oct. 15 at 8pm in Room D235 in the New Science Building on the Queens College Campus. David Brand will give an illustrated talk on famous old mineral localities of the tri-state region, NY, NJ and Conn.

The Bayside Chapter of Hadassah will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30pm at the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, 48 Ave. and 212 St. The Elinor Saxon Group will present “Jerome Kern and Friends.”

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7:45pm on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Flushing Hospital for the second competition/critique of the new season. The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 45 Ave. and Burling St.

The New Directions Chapter of Hadassah, the young professionals chapter, will hold a membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm at the Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, 211-06 48 Ave. Co-president Eileen Korby will present a book discussion about “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the region office at 225-0999. There is a $2 charge.


Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers–St. John’s Queens, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst announce a new series of educational classes for soon-to-be and new moms. All classes will be held on the second Thursday of the month at noon in the board room. Lunch provided and it is requested that you RSVP by calling the Community Health Outreach Office at 558-1198.


The St. Dominic’s Health Center, 114-49 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica is holding aerobics, dancexercise, health and nutrition hints and weight loss ideas from 6 to 7pm, dancexercise on Thursdays from noon to 2pm.

Registration is required for free prostate screenings throughout the year. For locations and times call Dr. Kornhauser, program manager, the Cancer Center at New York Hospital Queens at 670-1900.

The Queens community is invited to a free seminar on preventive medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke. Four speakers will discuss routine tests, exercise, nutrition and management of current conditions.


Outdoor Singles continues its hikes at selected parks in NY, NJ, CT and PA. On Saturday, Oct. 13 hike to Sunfish Pond, Delaware Water Gap, NJ. For more information and reservations call 212-946-1115 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Join theAlley Pond Environmental Center and the Parks Dept. Natural Resources Group on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10am. Plant trees in the southern end of Alley Pond Park as part of a restoration effort. Adults and teenagers welcome. Contact Jill Weiss in the Education Dept. for more information at 229-4000.

Search the varied habitats of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1:30pm for birds. Migrant hawks, songbirds and early waterfowl are expected. Bring binoculars. Reservations required. Call 318-4340.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and botanist Dr. Andrew Greller for a walk around the Oakland Lake Ravine on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10am. Meet at the lake entrance just off 223 St.

Social Gatherings

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Associationwill hold a Country-Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8:30pm featuring Southern Heart. Doors open at 7:30pm. A dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Entry fee is $12. Adults only will be admitted.


Franklin K. Lane Class of 1982, 20th Class Reunion, April 6, 2002, Long Island Marriott. For more information contact M. Delahanty-Bey at 516-771-4535 or e-mail Margbey@aol.com.

Franklin K. Lane HS classes ’47-’57 reunion trip to the South of France. Riviera, October 29. For more information call Marian, 516-764-4652.

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53 is planning its 50th Reunion. For more information call Barb 224-0612 or e-mail wdickman@ ix.netcom.com.

1951 John Adams Graduates reunion being planned for October 27. If interested contact: Joan Kempf Egan at 441-6210; email: jkecps@aol.com.

The January and June Graduates of Franklin K. Lane HS Class of 1951 (50 years) on Saturday, Oct. 27. For more information call Roz at 591-2560 and leave message.

Jamaica High School, Class of ’82, is planning a 20th class reunion. Send e-mail to http: //www.jamaicahighschool1982.com or jhs82reunion @earthlink.net with any names and numbers of any alumni or if you are an alumni interested in participating in the reunion.

Special Events

Irene Mallinger and Hy Auslander will host an open mike night presented by Starbucks Coffee, 41-02 Main St., Flushing on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9pm.

Support Groups

The Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park, will host ongoing support group meetings for adult child caregivers of parents with Alzheimer’s disease on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Parker’s Granat Alzheimer Center. For more information call the Alzheimer Resource Center at Parker at 289-2374.

The Granat Alzheimer Centerat Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park will hold support group meetings for spouses who are caregivers of partners with Alzheimer’s disease. The meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month at 10am and fhe fourth Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm at the Granat Center. For more information call 289-2105.

Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Programannounces a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence starting in October on Thursday afternoons, to be held in Astoria. Contact Melissa Goodman. Call 267-4342.

The Comprehensive Community Hospice of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park is offering support groups for spouses/partners, adult children and bereaved parents. Spouse/partner groups begin Monday, Oct. 15 at 7pm and Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1:45pm. Groups for adult children begin Monday, Oct. 15 at 7pm. All sessions are held at Parker’s Hospice offices in Lake Success. Pre-registration is required. To register call Harriet Vogel at 289-2811 or Lorraine Fitzgerald at 289-2855.

A Christian-based bereavement support group meeting for adults who have lost a loved one will be held at New Life Fellowship Church, 82-10 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

NAMI Queens/Nassau will hear a talk on the Mentally Ill and the Criminal Injustice System on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm, support group for families of the mentally ill at 6pm at Hillside Hosptial’s Sloman Auditorium, 76 Ave. and 265 St., Glen Oaks.

Senior Activities

SAGE/Queens seniors celebrate the center’s sixth anniversary with a Senior Prom on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 6pm at the center, 46-09 31 Ave., Astoria. Prom guests are encouraged to dress up—or down, wear a corsage and bring a date. A highlight of the prom will be the election of prom king or queen. SAGE/Queens is the borough’s only center for older gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender seniors.

The Community Education Resource Centermeets Monday through Friday at 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck, with regular activities for senior citizens. Call 423-8179.

Ongoing creative writing workshop for seniors every Thursday from 10am to noon at Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center, 43-31 39 St. Call Ellen at 786-3157 for more information.

United Hindu Cultural Council, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park has a senior center from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Vegetarian lunch is served daily. There are classes in yoga, meditation, music and more. For information call 323-8900. Ask for Chan Jamoona or Violet Wynter.

The Hillcrest Senior Center, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica offers the following: Every Monday, sing a-long to your favorites from 12:30-1:30pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, piano from 12:30-1:30pm; Tuesday, tai-chi from 9-10am; Tuesday and Thursday, stained glass at 9am and duplicate bridge from 1 to 3pm and Friday, computers.

Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62 Dr., open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm. Join for trips, parties, cards, games and more. The center will be offering the following Friday event on Friday, Oct. 19, Medicare managed care lecture. For more information call 699-1010.

The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center at 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, offers the following Special event: On Monday, Oct. 15, professional entertainer Carol Nicosia at 1pm. Call 886-5777 for more information.

Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Call the center, 225-1144. Ongoing Tuesday afternoon bridge game at 1pm. Lessons every Tuesday at 10am.

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