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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2002 12:00 am


The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents Biennial 2002, an exhibition of the work of its visual artist members now through March 24 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

An exhibition of the work of 12 artists of Chinese descent who live and work in New York will be presented at the Queens College Art Center now through March 22.

~ Theme Exhibition on tools will be held now through 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, opening reception 5pm, Thursday, March 14 continues through April 7. Gallery hours, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Admission $3, $2 seniors/Atudents at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.


Marathon Little Theatre Group will present the musical comedy “Hello, Dolly,” on March 9, 10, 16 and 18. Performances will be held at Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Saturday performances start at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $12. For Sunday performances tickets are $10. Call 428-1580.

The Outrageous Fortune Company presents “The Last of the Thorntons,” By Horton Foote, at Queens Theatre in the Park on March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8pm and March 10 and 17 at 3pm. Tickets: $18, seniors $16. Call 760-0064 to reserve.


Douglaston Comm. Theatre will hold auditions for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a family comedy at the Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy., on Saturday, March 9 at 10am. The cast calls for 2 women and 2 men, ages 50+, and 1 mau and 1 woman, age range 20s to 30s. Performances will be the last weekend in April and the first 2 weekends in May.

Open auditions for the Parkside Players’ production of the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress,” will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 8pm. They will continue on Friday, March 8 and Monday, March 11, also at 8pm, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 71st Road and Union Tpke. in Forest Hills. The show dates are May 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and June 1. Come prepared with something to sing.


The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York presents pianist Konstantza A. Chernov with a special appearance of Lyric Soprano Moon-Sook Park and others on Saturday, March 9 at 5pm at the Choral Room 264, Music Building Queens College, Flushing. Ti>kets are $5. For reservations and information call 428-5650.

Ronald Morton, tenor, Thomas Stallone, baritone, Julie Miller, lyric soprano, and Jenny Lynn Stewart, dramatic soprano, accompanied by the pianist, Matthew Cvetic, will perform operatic arias and Broadway show tunes at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Saturday, March 9 at 8pm. The cost is $24. For reservations, call the temple at 261-2900.

Saint Gregory The Great Music Ministry hosts a special evening of remembrance with a multi-lingual concert “Enduring Freedom, Peace and Hope” on Monday, March 11 at 7:30pm at 242-20 88 Ave. at the Cross Island Pkwy. in Bellerose.

The Julius Grossman Orchestra will offer a free concert on Tuesday, March 12 at Margaret Tietz House, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy, Jamaica at 2:30pm.

Doo Wop Oldies featuring The Capris, Randy and the Rainbows and Steve “Elvis” Mitchell will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 8pm at Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke. Tickets are $25 and up. Call 776-3500.


The Flushing Jewish Community Council and the Korean Immigrant Services are co-sponsoring free ongoing citizenship preparation classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm at 136-65 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. Call 359-5400.

Free Choral Group for Adults (17 and up) will be held on Tuesdays at 7pm at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point.

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.


Understand and appreciate the mystery of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich on Saturday, March 9 (rain date March 16) at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult and $7 for children ages 7-12. Call 229-4000.

“People Dynamics,” how to attract people anytime, any place, anywhere, led by Colleen Capote, certified social worker on Friday, March 15 at 8pm at Hollis Woods Community Church, 82-06 Bell Blvd. Donation is $5.

Put worms to work for you. Learn how to enhance your method of composting at a talk at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing on Saturday, March 9 at 10am. Fee is $10.


North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, chief of Emergency Medicine, Jeffrey Horwitz, will host a lecture on “Dealing with Today’s Medical Emergencies: A Common Sense Approach” on Friday, March 8 at 10:30am at the hospital, 102-01 66 Rd. A free blood pressure screening will be offered at 10am.

St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, St. John’s Queens Hospital announces a free Diabetes Education and Screening Fair on Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 3pm at St. John’s Queens Hospital Cafeteria, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. The fair includes: nutrütion information and screening, foot screening, blood sugar testing, vision and glaucoma testing, rehabilitation, wound assessment, diabetic footwear and information about upcoming ADA Certified Diabetes Education Program. For further information call 558-1198.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke, Flushing will hold a seminar on preventive medicine on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm. Speakers include Dr. Ira Klein, who will talk on standard and special screening and prevention tests and Gail Siskind who will talk on nutrition.


American Red Magen David for Israel will present the entertainer and storyteller, Barbara Allen, in a program of storytelling, with song accompaniment, at a meeting at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, March 10 at 1:30pm.

Learn public speaking and develop your communications skills with True Potential Toastmasters at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213 at 7:10pm on Monday, March 11.

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, March 11 at 7:30pm.

The Sisterhood of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. is holding its next meeting on Monday, March 11 at 12:30pm. There will be a program by Bramson ORT College, its administrators and students. Members $2 and guests $3. For further information call the center at 263-7000.

Verizon Telephone Pioneers of America, Keller Life Member Club, will meet on Tuesday, March 12 at 1pm at St. John Vianney Church, 34 Ave. and Union St., Flushing.

The North Flushing Chapter AARP 4158 will meet at the Church-on-the-Hill, 167-07 35 Ave. in Flushing on Tuesday, March 12 at noon. The program will be quartet will sing from the Goliard Concert Group.

The next regular meeting of KGH Cancer Care will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm at Aguilar Gardens, 156-11 Aguilar Ave., Flushing.

The Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at Donovan’s of Bayside Restaurant on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm. Guest speaker is Robert Kornfeld, who will speak on Holistic Medical Practices as it relates to Podiatric Medicine and Health in general. The cost is $20 which includes dinner. For reservations call Irene Bedell at 767-2600.


Outdoor Singles continues its hikes. On Saturday, March 9 hike at either Devil’s Den in Connecticut or up to Surprise Lake in New Jersey. For more information and reservations call 212-946-1115 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Join the Queens Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of cleanup at Cunningham Park on Saturday, March 9 at 1pm. Meet at the Alley Pond Nature Center, enter the park at Winchester Blvd., under the Grand Central Pkwy. Call 846-2731 for further information. Free. Pre-register by calling 229-4000.

Join Larry Plotnick and other local bird enthusiasts for a walk through Alley Pond Park in search of early bird migrants on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30am at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.

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, March 9 at 8:30pm featuring Hired Hands. 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 March 9 at 8pm. Members $8, non-members $10.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. presents a Singles Dance for ages 45 plus on Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 6pm. Music will be by Andrew Forman. Admission is $10 per person. For more information call 459-1000.


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.

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.

Special Events

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

Family Fun Day at Holliswood Community Church, 82-06 Bell Blvd., on Saturday, March 9 from 2 to 6pm. Donation is $5.

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing on Saturday, March 9 from 12:30 to 3pm. Lunch and square dance. Donation is $10.

Trinity Reformed Church, Palmetto St. and 60 Pl., Ridgewood will hold an annual German-American Afternoon on Sunday, March 10 at 2pm. There will be entertainment, a sing-along of old German folk songs and free coffee and cake.

The Sisterhood of Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing is having its Torah luncheon on Tuesday, March 12 at noon. There will be a hot luncheon and live entertainment. The price is $13.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will hold a Women’s Seder on Tuesday, March 12 at 6pm. Reserve by Friday, March 8. Cost is $10.

An Irish celebration will be held on Sunday, March 10 from 3 to 7pm at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center on 84 St., off Grand Ave., Elmhurst. Live music traditional Irish Step Dancers. Ticket prices: $20 members; $23 non-members. Children 6 and under—free, 7 to 12 $6. Includes corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and chicken plus dessert.

Robert Dunn will emcee the open microphone poetry night on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30pm at Barnes and Noble in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.

ASPCA Cares will be providing a mobile animal clinic featuring surgical facilities and staffed with veterinarians and veterinary technicians at the following dates and locations: March 14 in Broad Channel; March 15 in Ozone Park and March 28 in Broad Channel. Call 212-876-7700 ext. 4303.

Support Group

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a program for people who have problems with overeating, obesity, anorexia and bulimia. There are no dues or fees. Come to a weekly meeting at the Beacon Program at JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Enter at the rear of the building. For more information call the FA hotline at 212-656-1052.

Family Chemical Education Support Group sponsored by Walk the Walk, 25-09 38 Ave. in Long Island City is held at 6pm on Mondays, March 11 and 18 and April 1 and 8.

St. Adalbert’s bereaved parents support group meeting or loss of a child will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 14 at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria.

Senior Activities

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, March 8: Bagel Day and blood pressure screening. Thursday, March 14: Talent show.

Mitchell Linden Senior Citizen Club, 26-15 Parsons Blvd., Flushing will have the following event on Sunday, March 10: Lunch at MacArthur Park Restaurant—Mystery show “Sleuth.” Thursday, March 14: Speaker—Nutritionist from New York Hospital of Queens at 1:30pm.

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: Monday, March 11 at 10am FAN food registration; Friday, March 15 at 10am: blood pressure screening and 1pm: birthday party.

Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-12 101 Ave. will hold a blood pressure screening on Tuesday, March 12.

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 be offer the following events: Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30am: Nutrition lecture—“When Eating Out.” Friday, March 15 at 11am: general meeting.

Robert Couche Senior Citizens Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, is offering a Spanish class for beginners on Wednesdays at 1pm and advanced on Fridays at 10:30am. For further information call 978-8352.

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