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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:00 am

Exhibits

The Flushing Art League of Queens is holding its annual Special Solo Show at the Amerasia Bank Art Gallery, 41-02 Main St. from Friday, Oct. 18-29. Gallery hours, Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Gateway National Recreation Area’s Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge will host the artwork of artist Lois Stiene now through Oct. 27. The show, entitled Refuge on Canvas, features oil paintings inspired by the park’s landscapes through the seasons. The Wildlife Refuge is located on Crossbay Blvd., 1-1/2 miles south of the North Channel Bridge in Broad Channel.

The Louis Armstrong Archives exhibit, “And the Award Goes To,” will be displayed now through Dec. 2 at Queens College Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Room 332, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. The exhibit examines the broad range of awards granted to Louis Armstrong throughout and after his lifetime. Call 997-3670

An art exhibition of works created in response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks will be on display at LaGuardia Community College now through Nov. 11 in the college’s E Building, 31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC. For information, call 482-5060.

Theatre

Douglaston Community Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” at 8pm, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and at 2pm, Sunday, Oct. 20 at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $12 ($10 seniors, kids). For tickets call 482-3332.

The Gilbert and Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Co. of L.I. presents “The Pirates of Penzance,” English dialogue, Yiddish songs explained in Playbill on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8pm. Cost is $20 per person. For tickets call Temple Beth Sholom, 172 St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing, 463-4143.

Beari Productions presents Neil Simon’s “I Ought To Be In Pictures” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Friday, Oct. 25 at 8pm, Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 8pm, Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7pm and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4pm. Tickets are $13 ($12 for seniors). For tickets, call 736-1263.

Music

Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra concerts, featuring cello soloist Anja Wood and works by Bruch/Richter, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, will perform at Self Help Community Services, 21-15 34 Ave., Bldg. 14, Astoria, on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 2:30pm.

Something Wonderful, a Richard Rodgers Centennial Celebration in Song will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4:30pm at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Tickets are $15. To order, call 268-6704.

Lessons

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

The Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road Suite 202, presents Stay-Well Exercise Tuesdays from 10-11am and Thursdays from 11am-noon. For more information call 268-5960.

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

The Meditation Center in Queens, 41-30 Forley St., Elmhurst, offers English and Spanish every month: positive thinking, meditation, lectures on addiction, women’s empowerment workshop. All events are free. For information call 565-5133 between 4-8pm.

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.

Îatercolor 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.

ýhe Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages. Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced at various locations. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For information call 463-0434.

Lecture

The Hillcrest Jewish Center will feature City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. as the guest speaker at the Ruth and Arthur Coller Memorial Lecture. The breakfast will start at 10am on Sunday, Oct. 20, on Union Tpke. at 183 St.

Pharmacist Suhail Khan, of North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, will host a lecture, “Osteoporosis Medication,” on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 2:30pm in the hospital’s conference room 4 (8 fl.), located at 102-01 66 Rd. For information, call 516-465-2500.

Health

New York Hospital Queens offers free podiatry screenings at the Flushing Mall, 133-31 39 Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11am-3pm. No registration needed.

“Beyond 9-11: Improving Our Quality of Life,” is a series of free workshops on Fridays, Oct. 18, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13 at 10:15am in classroom 4, on the 8 floor of North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, 102-01 66 Rd. To reserve call 830-4232.

A blood drive will be held on Monday, Oct. 21 from 3:30-9pm at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, Cross Island Pkwy. and 209 St. Call 428-6363 for an appointment.

St. John’s University, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy, in Jamaica Estates, will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 10am-3:30pm and Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9am-5pm in Marillac Terrace A, Council Hall.

Meetings

Women’s American ORT Mid-Queens Chapter will meet on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1:30pm at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Cost is $2.

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens/Care of St. Kevin’s Church will meet at St. Kevin’s School cafeteria, 45-50 195 St., Flushing on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30pm.

National Council of Jewish Women, Kew Gardens Section, will hold an open meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 at 12:30pm at the Silver Towers, 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 317 (82 Rd.), Kew Gardens, featuring Helen Marshall, Queens Borough president.

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, Oct. 21 at 8pm in room D235 in the Science Building on the Queens College campus. President David Brand will give an illustrated talk on gem and mineral mining in the Middle Ages.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members at 8:15pm on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Bellerose.

Self Management and Recovery Training Queens meeting will be held on Sundays, 11:30am-1pm at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park.

The Aviva Chapter 828 of Jewish Women International is holding its next general membership meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1:30pm at the North Hills Library, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck.

The Forest Park B’nai B’rith International Lodge and Chapter will present Mameloshen Memories, a program of wise maxims, idioms, proverbs and Yiddish expressions, on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 2pm at the Community Room of the Inwood Building, 83-77 Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven.

Nature/Outdoor

Outdoor Singles continues its hikes at selected parks in NJ, NY, CT and PA. On Saturday, Oct. 19 hike to Bushkill Falls in Pennsylvania. For reservations call 784-7353 24 hours.

Jamaica Bay Bird Walk, on Saturday, Oct. 19. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, at 8am to car pool or at Jamaica Bay parking lot at 8:30am. Pre-register by calling 229-4000.

Join the Queens Park Rangers as they unveil the history behind how Twin Fields Kettle Pond were formed and show you the beauty of the many plants that were planted to lessen the problems of erosion on Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon in Forest Park. Meet at the Forest Park Nature Center at the corner of Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Drive.

A botanical ramble during harvest season. Plant identification, wildlife value, folklore and human uses will be highlighted, on Sunday, October 20 at 1pm at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required, call 318-4340.

Reunion

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53. Plans for our 50 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 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.

ýt. 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 or e-mail the Reunion Committee at: Reunion@smarcangel64.com. Use maiden names and provide telephone call-back number in correspondence.

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

Social Gatherings

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, presents a Saturday Dance, Oct. 19 at 8pm. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe.

Sephardic Jewish Center of Forest Hills, 67-67 108 St., will be hosting singles dances for 30+, to be held on Saturdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 at 8:15pm (includes a dance lesson). Cost is $10.

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country & Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building, Saturday, Oct. 19 featuring Mary Lamont. The building is located at 72-02 Myrtle Ave. Doors open at 7:30pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Open dancing begins at 8:30pm. Entry fee is $10, adults only.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will sponsor a dance on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9pm-1am at La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. Mixed music and DJ, full buffet. Admission is $19 for members, $22 for non-members.

Special Events

The Temple Sholom of Floral Park, 263-10 Union Tpk., invites you to a free program of Jewish humor and satire with Professor Tom Friedman, on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7:30pm. For reservations, call the office at 343-8660, by Oct. 23.

Support Groups

St. Adalbert’s Lost Miracles bereavement support group meeting for loss of a new born or miscarriage will be held at St. Adalbert’s lower church meeting room, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30pm.

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 (Oct. 21) at 7pm.

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.

ßAR-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.

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