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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:00 am


The Flushing Art League of Queens will hold its annual juried art show for members and non-members from March 13-24 in the New Amerasia Bank Art Gallery, 41-02 Main St., 2nd floor, Flushing.

National Art League MOMM’S 2003 exhibition will run now through April 5, with a reception on Sunday, March 16 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston.

Main Street, Flushing USA is a contemporary photography project that records life in the multicultural community of Flushing. Presented by the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, on exhibit now through May 24, at the International Resource Center Gallery, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.


“Dial M For Murder,” will be presented March 14-16. Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday at 4:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 15-43 149 St., Whitestone. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors. For reservations, call 718-391-8697.

The Script Theatre Company will present a performance on Saturday, March 15 at 1pm at the Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave. It will consist of brief comedy vignettes. Volunteers from the audience will be asked to participate.


Temple Sholom, 263-10 Union Tpke., Floral Park, will present an Israeli Cabaret featuring Menashe Glazer with Israeli pop music and Middle Eastern cuisine on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm. Cost is $25. Call 718-343-8660.

The Messiah Festival of the Arts, 42-15 105 St., Flushing, free classical concert series features pianist You Ju Lee, performing works by Copland, Beethoven and Schumann on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 34-24 203 St., Bayside, presents Joseph Mahowald in a parish benefit concert based on his CD “Wonderful Words of Life” on Sunday, March 23 at 3pm. Adults $15 in advance, $20 at the door; children (14 and under) $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For tickets and information, call Judy Reilly at 718-229-8895.


The Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy., offers a free creative writing workshop for adults on Thursdays, March 20, April 3 and 17, and May 1 and 15, from 6-7:50pm. No experience needed. Come to one or all of the sessions.

Join Temple Sholom of Floral Park, 263-10 Union Tpke., for an Israeli folk dancing class. The classes are to be held on Sundays, March 23, April 13 and 27 between 11:15am and 12:30pm. Temple members pre-registration special rate: $20 for all sessions. Non-members and members at door: $10 per session. Call the office at 718-343-8660.

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

Line Dance Lessons at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, every Monday, 7-9pm. $6 per class.

Line Dance Lessons on Wednesdays 7:30-9pm at the ANIBIC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside. $6 per class. For information, call 718-939-4936.

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 718-359-1513. No tuition.

Yoga with Barbara every Tuesday at 6pm at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. $15 a class. For information, call 718-767-1481.

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

àhe Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages at Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Pl., Elmhurst. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For information call 718-463-0434.

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 718-263-7000.

Classes in Hatha Yoga, offered at Yogi Gupta Ashram, 90-16 51 Ave., Elmhurst. Special introductory yoga class $7 and lecture $5 on 2nd and 4th Friday (March). Classes regularly $11, taught Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 718-592-3217.

Line dance lessons by Kickin’ Up Country on Tuesdays from 7:30-9pm at the Union Congregational Church, 86-15 114 St., Richmond Hill. Donation is $6. For information, call 718-939-4936.


“Reclaiming Your Lost Self,” heart healing workshop with Yolanda Koumidou-Vlemas, psychotherapist, will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 10am at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Fee is $15. Pre-registration is required. Call 718-358-0067.


The New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery will present Dr. Andrew Jacono’s seminar on “Minimally Invasive Facial Plastic Surgery and Skin Care on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30pm at 900 Northern Blvd., Suite 130, Great Neck. Reservations required. Call 516-773-4646.

Dr. Rodney Becher, urologist, will speak about prostate health and the normal changes the prostate gland experiences with aging, on Wednesday, March 19 at 11am at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 158-40 79 Ave., in Flushing in the 1st floor Board Room.


Family Focus Adoption Services invites you to attend an adoption information meeting on Saturday, March 15 at 10am, at the Agency Administrative Office, 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy., Suite 4, Little Neck.

National Council of Jewish Women Kew Gardens Section will meet on Monday, March 17 at 12:30pm at The Silver Towers, 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 317, Kew Gardens. Marilyn Kaufman will speak on “Wonderful Women.”

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will be Monday, March 17 at 8pm in Room D235, Science Building on the Queens College campus. Dr. Hannes Brueckner of Queens College and Lamont Observatory will give an illustrated talk.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7:45pm on Wednesday, March 19 for its monthly slide and print competition/critique at the Flushing Hospital’s Administration Bldg., 45 Ave. and Burling St. Call 718-441-6210.

NAMI Queens/Nassau presents the Growth of Peer Services for Consumers and Family Type Homes For Adults with Mental Illness on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30pm (support group for families of the mentally ill at 6pm) at Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, 76 Ave and 265 St., Glen Oaks. Free.


Come out to Alley Pond Park and hone your orienteering skills on Saturday, March 15 at 1pm. Using a compass, the Rangers will explain how to gain your sense of direction while hiking through a forest. Meet at the Alley Pond Nature Center, enter the park at Winchester Blvd., under the Grand Central Pkwy. Call 718-217-6034.

Bring your creative side to Forest Park for an afternoon of Wildlife Sketching on Sunday, March 16 at noon. The Rangers will teach participants how to sketch many of the animals that are found in Forest Park. Come to the Forest Park Nature Center located on Wodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Dr. Call 718-846-2731.

Join Joseph Varon for a weekly leisure walk. Sorry no strollers. Dates are Wednesdays: March 19 and 26; April 2, 9 and 30; May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, at 9:30am weather permitting. Call APEC, 718-229-4000, if in doubt.

Special free walks at Jamaica Bay on Sunday, March 23. Explore wildlife refuge with leader Don Riepe. Meet at the refuge Visitor’s Center at 10am. To register call the refuge at 718-318-4340.

Social Activities

The Everett F. Herrel VFW Post 885, 120-19 14 Rd., College Point, is having a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, March 15 from 8pm until 1am. Donation is $25.

Lavender Latkes of Queens, a non-profit social organization for GLBT Jews and their families and friends, invites all to a Purim Party, Saturday, March 15 at 8pm. Come in costume. The party is at the Jackson Heights Jewish Center, 37-06 77 St. Tickets are $20 at the door (limited availability). Call Stanley at 718-592-8650.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents, Saturday Dances, March 15, 29, 8pm to midnight. Members $8, non-members $10. Sunday dances with instruction, March 16, 23. Lesson from 3:30-4:30pm and dancing from 4:30-8pm. $8 at the door. Call 718-478-3100.

Special Events

Understand mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich on Saturday, March 15 at 7pm at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $10 per adult and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet and star maps). Pre-register by calling 718-229-4000.

The Queens Society for Humanistic Judaism will hold its annual Purim celebration on Saturday, March 15 at 2pm at Parsons JHS, 76 Rd., east of Parsons Blvd., Flushing.

Annual Children’s Purim Party will be held at Sephardic Jewish Center of Forest Hills, 67-67 108 St., on Sunday, March 16 at 10:30am. Admission is $2.

All children and their parents are invited to participate in a Children’s Purim Party and Carnival on Sunday, March 16 at 10am at the Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86 Ave. The festivities will begin with songs, skits, and a children’s costume parade and contest. The party will be followed by a carnival. Admission is $1.

Chabad of Rego Park invites you in celebrating “Purim Jerusalem” on Monday, March 17 at 7pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 37-10 114 St., Corona. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. A special program is planned for children with a Purim masquerade with prizes for children in costume. Call 718-393-3085 for information.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, is planning a free gala family Purim celebration on Monday, March 17, at 6:30pm. The Hillcrest Jewish Center kids at heart will perform a musical play. A costume parade and ugly tie and hat contest will be open to all.

Support Groups

St. Adalbert’s Lost Miracles Bereavement support group meeting for loss of a newborn or miscarriage will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 17 at 7:30pm at St. Adalbert’s lower church meeting room, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

The Bridge to Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering women and men the resources they need to choose life, with offices in Fresh Meadows, College Point and Astoria. For information, call 718-591-7020.

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 718-275-0012.

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 meets each Wednesday at 7:30pm at Church on the Hill, 167 St. and 35 Ave., Flushing. For information call 718-343-2018 or 718-969-9008.

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 718-476-2938.

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

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