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Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2002 12:00 am


† Theme Exhibition on tools will be held now through Friday, April 5 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston.

The Flushing Art League of Queens and the Queens Historical Society present Flushing Artists, now through Sunday, April 7 and New Horizons of 2002 on Thursday, April 11 through May 12. Gallery hours, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30pm. AdmVssion $3, $2 seniors/students at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing.

Queens Council on the Arts presents Art In Unexpected Places, an exhibition of work by Katrin Asbury, Michael Rakowitz and Troy Richards. It will run through April 27 in a gallery located at 44-61 11 St., Long Island City. Hours are noon to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday. Artist reception will be Monday, April 8 from 5 to 7pm.


The Colonial Players of the Hollis Woods Church present “You Can’t Take It With You,” an award-winning classic comedy by Kaufman and Hart, Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 28. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3:30. The theatre is located in the Hollis Woods Community Church on 82 Ave. and Bell Blvd. (one block south of Union Tpke.). Donation is $13 and $11 for seniors. For info call 740-9400.

ûThe Mousetrap,” Agatha Christie’s suspenseful mystery, will be presented by Theatre A La Carte on April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8pm and April 14, 21 and 28 at 3pm at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets are $12. For reservations and information, call 631-4092.

The Spotlight Players will present the John Patrick Shanley comedy: “Italian American Reconciliation” at the Christ Lutheran Community Center on 101 Ave. and 86 St., Ozone Park. Show dates are April 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8pm and April 7 and 14 at 3pm. For reservations call 718-THEATER.


Beari Productions will hold auditions for “Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” on Monday, April 8 and Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., in Middle Village. Needed: 2 males, baritone and tenor, age 22-35; 2 females, soprano and mezzo, ages 22-35; 1 female, mezzo, any age. For information, call 736-1263.


Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series presents “Tandy” on Friday, April 5 at 7pm at Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. “Tandy” is a collection of vocals and music featuring drums, guitar, harmonics, mandolin, cello and accordion. The concert is free. Call to reserve a seat at 335-6049.

The Messiah Festival of the Arts Concert Series presents pianist Quynh Nguyen performing works by Schumann and others on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm. The performance will take place at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St. in Flushing. Admission is free.

The Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119 Ave. presents Central State University Chorus from Wilberforce, Ohio in concert on Sunday, April 7 at 4pm. Tickets: $20, children under 18 years free.

The Queens Symphonic Band will perform at 8pm on Saturday, April 13 in the Queensborough Community College Theatre in Bayside. The program will feature works by Bernstein, Von Suppe, Vaughan Williams, Brahms and others. Tickets are $10, $8 senior citizens and students with picture ID. For tickets and information, call 631-6311.

•he Julius Grossman Orchestra will offer a free concert at Samuel Field YM-YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck on Tuesday, April 9 at 11am.


City of Hope Lifeline Chapter will meet on Sunday, April 7 at 1pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Mel Glazer, songwriter and educator, will perform.

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens/Care of St. Kevin’s Church will have its next meeting at St. Kevin’s School Cafeteria, 45-50 195 St., Flushing on Monday, April 8 at 7:30pm.

Verizon Telephone Pioneers of America, Keller Life Member Club will meet on Tuesday, April 9 at 1pm at St. John Vianney Church, 34 Ave., and Union St., Flushing.

Cindy Katz of the Peoples Law School will be the guest speaker at the KGH Cancer Care on Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm at Aguilar Gardens, 156-11 Aguilar Ave., Flushing. She will discuss wills and living wills.

The Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at Donovan’s of Bayside Restaurant on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30pm. The cost is $20 which includes dinner. For reservations call Irene Bedell at 746-2758.

The Richmond Hill AARP Chapter 1762 will meet on Thursday, April 11 at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens at 1pm.

Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Jamaica, 188 St. and Grand Central Pkwy., Holliswood, presents Roberta Salshutz on Thursday, April 11 at 1pm on exploring the world of portraits in art. For $3 coffee and cake will be provided.


Hatha Yoga, meditation and relaxation exercises for radiant health, long life and greater well being. Classes are held at Yogi Gupta Ashram, 90-16 51 Ave., Elmhurst. Class prices range from $5-$15. For more information call 592-3217.

Adult salsa dance lessons with instructor Angel Navarro will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations are required. The suggested donation is $10 per session. For more information call 235-0815.

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

Free classes for adults in ESL and computers—word processing and surfing the net are offered at Franlin K. Lane High School in Woodhaven, every Saturday from 9am until noon. Classes in preparation for the English, math and chemistry Regents are also available to all high school students. For additional information call Mr. Pietraru at 647-2100 ext. 1400.


Painting With Watercolor, a demonstration by Ralph Acosta will be held on Friday, April 5 at 8pm at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston.

Patty Kleinberg, director of the Queens Greening Compost Project, explains how you can grow a green and healthy lawn this spring on Saturday, April 6 at 10am at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free.

Queens Botanical Garden’s gardener-in-residence Erin Moriarty partners with Myra Alperson, founder of NoshNews, for a walking tour that will include South Asian (including Afghan), Korea and Chinese markets. The tour concludes with lunch at one of Flushing’s Chinese buffet restaurants. To register contact Erin Moriarty at 886-3800, ext. 224. Fee: $20; $18 QBG members.


Outdoor Singles continues its hikes on Saturday, April 6 at either Hidden Lake in Carmel, NY or up Harriman Ruins in Harriman, NY. For more information and reservations call 212-946-1115 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Watch a video about birds and then see some live ones as you hike through Alley Pond Park on Sunday, April 7 at noon. The Rangers will teach you how to identify many of the species that call Alley Pond Park home. Meet at the Alley Pond Nature Center and wear shoes fit for hiking. Call 846-2731 for more information.

Learn the history of Forest Park, which dates back to 1895 on Sunday, April 7 at noon. Come to the Forest Park Nature Center on Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Drive.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a free environmental program and nature center volunteer orientation on Thursday, April 11 from 7 to 8pm at the Forest Park Nature Center at the corner of Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Dr.


North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills surgeon Dr. Hannah Brooks, will host a lecture on “Breast Health Update: Accessing Information from the Internet” on Friday, April 5 at 2pm in the hospital’s 8th Floor Conference room, located at 102-01 66 Rd. at 2pm. For more information or to register call 516-465-2500.

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive on Friday, April 5 from 3:30 to 9pm at 45-14 245 St. Douglaston. Call for an appointment to Marty Aversa at 225-7027.

St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers—St. John’s Queens Hospital has a cancer support group. The group will meet every Friday from 2 to 3:30pm at the St. John’s Queens Hospital, 2nd floor, Board Room, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 558-1198 for more information.

The Church of Transfiguration in Corona in conjunction with the Kyrenia Cardiovascular Center will hold a seminar on heart disease on Sunday, April 7 at noon at the Nicholas and Athena Vrettos Church Hall, 38-05 98 St., Corona.

The Substance Abuse Referral and Assistance Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, 110-11 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Cambria Heights will present a workshop on, Post-Sept. 11: Depression and You, on Sunday, April 7 at 2pm. Areas of discussion will include symptoms, medications, self-medicating and resources. For information call 297-2301.

American-Italian Cancer Foundation Queens Screening Sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. from 10am to 5pm.

Social Gatherings

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country-Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, April 6 at 8:30pm featuring The Sidekicks. Doors open at 7:30pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Entry fee is $12. Adults only will be admitted.

Saturday dance at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst on April 6 at 8pm. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean & Joe.

Special Events

American Legion, 91-11 101 Ave., Ozone Park is sponsoring a Spring Dance on Saturday, April 6 at 8pm. Donation is $20. There will be a buffet and open bar. For tickets call Patty at 516-534-3089 and for party info and directions call John at 718-843-8706.

Duplicate Bridge Game starting Monday, April 8 at 11:30am. Bring bag lunch. Cost $1.50. It will be held at the NORC Self Help Community Center at Big Six Towers, 60-10 Queens Blvd., 1st floor in Woodside. Call Connie Barclay at 429-3178 for information and partnerships.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring a free, five-week workshop series, beginning with an initial talk on Building Community through Story Sharing on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30pm at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street.

Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich on Saturday, April 13 (rain date Saturday, April 20) at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $10 per adult and $7 for children ages 7-12. Pre-register by calling 229-4000.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will be celebrating Israel’s 54 anniversary with a special program and luncheon on Saturday, April 13 at noon. Guest speaker is Alain Fetaya, commentator on International Affairs; questions and discussion. A chicken luncheon will be served. Donation is $18 per person. Reservations must be made by April 10. For reservations call 459-1000.


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.

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

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

Monsignor McClancy Memorial HS will hold a class reunion on Saturday, April 13, at Riccardo’s By The Bridge in Astoria at 7pm. The school will be open at 5pm with Sunday Liturgy to be celebrated at 5:30pm. The Classes of ’62, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92 and ’97 have been invited. For more information contact Gerry O’Riordan at 397-9343 or e-mail McClancy at mindspring.com.

St. Agnes High School, College Point, will hold a reunion for all years on Sunday, April 14 at 2pm. Special recognition will be given to significant anniversaries. If you or a friend have lost touch with St. Agnes and are not receiving Agnews, contact Ro#nie McBreen at 353-6276, ext. 28.

Support Group

Family Chemical Education Support Group sponsored by Walk the Walk, 25-09 38 Ave. in Long Island City will be held at 6pm on Monday, April 8.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council in cooperation with the Queens Counseling Services is forming a mutual support group/discussion for parents of children of all ages beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm at Temple Israel, 188-15 McLaughlin Ave. in HRlliswood, for 4 consecutive weeks. For early registration call 461-6393, ext. 2.

TOUGHLOVE, international parent support group for parents of out-of-control children meets at I.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside, every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In Woodside, the group meets every Thursday at 7pm at 61-20 Woodside Ave. Call 426-1935 for more information.

St. Adalbert’s Bereaved Parents support group meeting for a loss of a child will be held at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm. For information call Eileen Pesek at 429-2005.

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 further information call 800-984-0066.

Senior Activities

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 St. will be sponsoring two Sunday luncheon/dances in the month of April. On April 7 a special Greek menu will be served followed by dancing to DJ Roy. On April 28 a Russian themed lunch will be followed by dancing to DJ Al. On both days, the center will open at 10am, lunch will be served at noon followed by dancing until 3pm.

SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Westchester Blvd., Queens Village (Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Campus) announces the formation of a bereavement group for seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a spouse. The eight-session group will meet on Thursdays at 1pm beginning April 11.

Mitchell Linden Senior Citizen Club, 26-15 Parsons Blvd., Flushing will have the following Thursday event: April 11 at 1pm “slides” a walk through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Welcome to the discussion.