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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2002 12:00 am


The Flushing Art League of Queens and the Queens Historical Society present New Horizons of 2002 on Thursday, April 11 through May 12. Gallery hours, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Admission $3, $2 seniors/students at the Kingsland H$mestead, 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.


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, now 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.

The 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 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8pm and April 14 at 3pm. For reservations call 718-THEATER.

ûheatre Time Productions presents “Witness For the Prosecution” by Agatha Christie on Fridays, April 19 and 26 at 8pm; Saturdays, April 20 and 27 at 8pm and Sundays, April 21 and 28 at 4:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149 St. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and children 13 and under.


Beari Productions will hold auditions for “Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” on 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.

Quest Theater Ensemble in Astoria announces general auditions for its season including “Gallathea,” “Angel Street,” “A Christmas Carol,” “King Lear” and “Working.” Prepare two contrasting monologues. Auditions to be held at 31-30 33 St. on Saturday, April 13 from 10:30am to 4pm and Sunday, April 14 from 7 to 10:30pm.


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.

Brazilian Breeze musical performance—vocals, drums and brass will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Fee is $7, $5—members, seniors and youth under 18.

The Julius Grossman Orchestra will offer two free concerts at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke, on Sunday, April 14 at 2pm and AARP Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St., on Monday, April 15 at 2pm.

Alexander Kouguell will perform at a concert on Sunday, April 21 at 2pm at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. A dessert reception will follow the performance. The cost is $15 in advance through April 18, $20 after April 18 and at the door.


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.

Parents Without Partners, Qns. Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members at 8:15pm on Monday, April 15 at Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Bellerose.

The African Violet Society of Greater New York will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 15 at 7pm at the Queens Botanical Garden, Main St., Flushing.

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, April 15 at 8pm in Rm. D235 in the New Science Building on the Queens College Campus. The annual swap and sale of minerals, fossils and jewelry will be held.


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.


Join the Urban Park Rangers and award-winning nature photographer Paul Anthony for a lecture and hands-on instruction on Saturday, April 13 at 1pm at the Alley Pond Nature Center in Alley Pond Park. Bring your own camera. Call 846-2731 for more information. Free.


Outdoor Singles continues its hikes on Saturday, April 13 at Ringwood State Park in New Jersey. For more information and reservations call 212-946-1115 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Come to Forest Park for an afternoon of wildlife sketching at noon on Sunday, April 14. The Rangers will be teaching all participants how to sketch owls, flying squirrels, blue jays and a variety of birds at the Forest Park Nature Center on Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Dr. Free.

Looking for an unusual and rewarding way to celebrate springtime? Join Dr. Aline Euler, director of education, in listening to a chorus of spring peepers at Alley Pond Park on Saturday, April 13. Meet at APEC at 6:30pm, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free for members, $3 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 229-4000.


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 Franklin 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.

Global dance classes will be held Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1pm at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave., Jamaica. Classes are $12. Global dance is for non-dancers and lovers of yoga.

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 13 at 8:30pm featuring Gunsmoke. A general membership meeting will also be held. Doors open at 7:30pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Entry fee is $12. Adults only will be admitted.

Special Events

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 54th 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. Call 459-1000.

The Space Unit of the ATA is sponsoring its 8th Postcard, Autograph and Stamp Show at the First German Sports Club, 60-60 Metropolitan Ave., Ridgewood on Saturday, April 13, 10am to 4pm.

The Women’s Club of St. Josaphat’s Church, 34-32 210 St., Bayside will hold a Polish ethnic cake sale on Sunday, April 14 from 9am to 4pm in the church hall.

The Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing, annual spring fashion show and Chinese dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm. Cost is $20.

There will be Open Mic Night hosted by Irene Mallinger and Hy Auslander presented at Starbucks Coffee, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, on Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 9pm.

The Ladies Aid of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89-19 114 St., Richmond Hill, will hold its annual birthday smorgasbord on Thursday, April 18 at noon. Cost is $8. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling the church office at 849-0009.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. will hold a Single’s Get Together with a Friday Night Four-Course Dinner on April 19 at 8pm. Cost is $18 per person. Reservations required by April 16. Call 459-1000.

The Altar Rosary Society of Nativity BVM Church of Ozone Park located at Rockaway Blvd. and 91 St. will hold a card party in the church hall on April 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $4 per person. For tickets call Betty at 641-3222.


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.

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

St. Adalbert’s Lost Miracles bereavement support group meeting for a loss of a newborn or miscarriage will be held at St. Adalbert’s Lower Church Meeting Rm., 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst on Monday, April 15 at 7:30pm. For information call Eileen Pesek at 429-2005.

NAMI Queens/Nassau will hold a cutting edge treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorder group on Wednesday, April 17 at Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, 76 Ave. and 265 St., Glen Oaks at 7:30pm (support group for families of the mentally ill at 6pm).

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 on Wednesday, April 17 at 8pm at Temple Israel, 188-15 McLaughlin Ave. in Holliswood, for three 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

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 18 at 1pm Dr. James Liu on pain management.

Richmond Hill Senior Center, 86-25 118 St. is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 3pm. The center will be offering the following events: On Friday, April 12 at 9:30am : Treat Day, free roll/bagel to the first 50 people who sign in for lunch; Monday, April 15 at 10am: FAN food registration; Tuesday, April 16 at 1pm: FAN food pickup; Thursday, April 18 at 10am: craft class.

Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-02 101 Ave. will offer the following events: Monday, April 15: Council meeting in Woodhaven and Tuesday, April 16: Nutrition presentation by Lydia Wade, blood pressure screening and free roll and coffee.

Wakefield Senior Center, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd., South Ozone Park is open daily from 9:30am to 3pm with lunch at 11:45am. The center will offer the following event: Friday, April 19 at 10am: Treat Day and Volunteer Recognition Day.

Come join a three-piece band and sing a-long every Wednesday at 10am at the Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For additional information call 591-3377.

Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88 Ave., is open daily from Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm and serves lunch at noon. The center will be offering the following events: Friday, April 12: blood pressure screening; Monday, April 15: council meeting and cr™me victims lecture with Dominick Brienza “Identity Thefts”; Wednesday, April 17: FAN sign-up. Thursday, April 18: FAN delivery pick-up from 2-3pm only.

Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62 Dr., open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm. For more information call 699-1010.

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