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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:00 am

Listing Information

Items accepted for the Community Calendar must be received no later than Thursday for inclusion in the following Thursday’s paper. The item must be typed, from a non-profit organization, open to the public and either free or a nominal charge and be one pýragraph in length. Due to the enormous requests for free calendar listings, we cannot include every event submitted. Events where merchandise is sold or auctioned, such as flea markets, are not acceptable for the free calendar listing, but can be placed as a paid ad in either our Classified section or our guaranteed paid calendar listing. Guaranteed calendar items must be submitted by the same deadline as regular calendar items and be accompanied with a check for $35. Listings must be mailed weekly to: The Queens Chronicle, P.O. Box 74-7769, Rego Park, N.Y. 11374-7769.

Auditions

The Community Singers of Queens is holding auditions at

Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing. Voices at all levels are welcome. For more information, call 718-658-1021.

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, rehearsing at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St. every Saturday from 10am-noon, seeks singers of all voices to join them for Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” to be presented on Palm Sunday. No tryout is required; rehearsals have already begun. Just come. Dues of $10 and purchase of score, $13, required.

The Queens Chapter of the Babershop Harmony Society is expanding its membership. All men who enjoy singing are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday at 8pm in Mahoney Hall. The school is located at 74-15 175 St. in Flushing.

Men and women singers are invited to participate in the Rego Park Jewish Center Choral Group at 97-30 Queens Blvd., led by Cantor Yaacov Baris. Call the center at 718-459-1000.

Theatre

This is the last weekend to see the Parkside Players production of “Crimes of the Heart.” A Sunday performance has been added. Tickets at $10 are available by calling 718-497-4922. The remaining performance dates are Friday, Feb. 28, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Show times on Fridays and Saturdays are 8pm. Sunday’s show starts at 2pm. Performances will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills.

“The Wizard of Oz,” will be presented by the Blackfriars Theater Group on Friday, Feb. 28 at 8pm at the Parish Center at St. Adalbert R.C. Church, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst. Other evening performances will be on March 1, 7 and 8. Matinees are on March 2 and 9 at 3pm. Tickets are: adults $10, seniors $8 and children (to age 13) $6. For reservations, call 718-639-0212.

The Experimental Theater Company of the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. S., Astoria, will present Chrissa Spilioti’s “Who Discovered America” on weekends only, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm from now through March 9. All performances will be given in Greek. Admission is $12. For information, call 718-726-7329.

Beari Productions presents “Steel Magnolias” on Saturday, March 1 at 8pm, and Sunday March 2 at 4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village. Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for seniors and children under 12. For reservations, call 718-736-1263.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents “Death Takes a Holiday” at 8pm Friday and Saturdays, March 1, 7, 8 and at 2pm, Sunday, March 2 at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $12 ($10 seniors, kids). Call 718-482-3322.

Our Lady of the Snows R.C. Church, on 258 St. between 80 Ave. and Union Tpke., in Floral Park, in conjunction with the Cill Cais Players, will present two one-act plays “The Black Bottle” and “Marrying Mary” on Saturday, March 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 each. For information, call the Parish Office at 718-347-6070.

Music

Irish Candlelight Café Night with Morning Star, including vocalist Mary Courtney on Saturday, March 1 at 7pm at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Tickets, $15, must be purchased in advance. Call 718-358-0067.

The Messiah Festival of the Arts free classical concert series features violinist Alexander Khutoryanski on Sunday, March 2 at 3pm at 42-15 165 St., Flushing.

Lessons

Enjoy the great benefits of relaxation and balance through Sahaya Yoga Meditation. Free. Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

Sisterhood of Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., sponsors an art class Wednesday mornings from 10am-noon. Beginners as well as advanced students are all given support and encouragement. Fee is $13 per session. For information, call 718-263-7000.

QSAC, a nonprofit group serving children and adults with autism, holds a weekly training seminar for parents and caregivers of persons with autism. All meetings are free. Respite and childcare is available with advance notice. Workshops are held every two weeks on Tuesdays, 7-9pm at 30-10 38 St., 3 floor, Astoria. For information, call Perry at 718-7-AUTISM.

Yoga with Lisa Leshman on Fridays from 11am-noon at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. For information call 718-268-5960.

American and Latin ballroom dance classes, every Thursday, 7:30pm, free lesson for beginners; 8pm, intermediates classes. Every Saturday at 3pm lessons for beginners; 3:30pm, intermediates classes. 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.

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 718-361-9480.

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.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers dances with instructions. Every Monday, beginners class starts at 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, and social dancing at 8:15pm. Every Friday, advanced routines class begins 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, social dancing at 8:15pm. For information call 718-478-3100.

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.

Watercolor classes, traditional and contemporary techniques, demonstration and critique are held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Nominal fee. Call 718-969-1128 for information.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages at Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Pl., Elmhurst. Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For information call 718-463-0434.

Global Dance classes will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. $12 per class.

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, breathing, meditation and relaxation offered at Yogi Gupta Ashram, 90-16 51 Ave., Elmhurst. Special introductory yoga class $7 and lecture $5 on 2nd and 4th Friday (Feb.-March). Classes regularly $11, taught Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more 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, 718-847-7982. Donation is $6. For information, call Ira and Ellen at 718-939-4936.

Learn Salsa on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations required. Suggested donation $10 per session. For information, call 718-235-0815.

Peaceful Yoga at Oak Ridge in Forest Park on Mondays at 5:15pm. Suggested donation, $10 per session. For directions, call 718-235-4100.

Lectures

Join Urte Schaedle as she demonstrates how to construct an indoor terrarium on Saturday, March 1 at noon at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Howard Blum, author of “The Brigade—An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation and World War II” will discuss his book at a Sunday breakfast at 10am on March 9 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. The cost is $10 and includes a buffet breakfast. For information, call the temple at 718-261-2900.

Meetings

City of Hope Lifeline Chapter will meet on Sunday, March 2 at 1pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tom Campo will lecture on fitness and nutrition.

Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Whitman Life member club, will meet Tuesday, March 4 at 11am at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St. Jamaica.

Nature/Outdoors

Join Joseph Varon for a weekly leisure walk. He will alternate between the Doug MacKay Trail, the Joe Michaels Memorial Mile and Oakland Lake. Sorry no strollers. Dates are Wednesdays: March 5, 12, 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.

Tours

Adventure on a Shoestring has scheduled a snacks-and-sights safari of Jackson Heights on Saturday, March 8. The tour will end with an optional meal at a modestly priced restaurant. The group will meet at 3pm at the northwest corner of 74 St. and Roosevelt Ave. The attendance fee is $5 per person, plus the cost of food. For information, call 212-265-2663.

Reunion

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53. Plans for our 50th 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 718-224-0612.

The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates will be having reunion for class years ending in 3s and 8s on Saturday, April 12. For information, contact Sister Joan Killen, 718-297-2120.

Newtown HS Reunion for graduates of Jan./June 1953 will be held on May 16, 2003 at Marriott at LaGuardia. Call Wolfgang, 718-899-0905.

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.

Graduation Class of 1968 for St. Adalberts. A reunion is in the plans for June 2003. Anyone interested, contact Carol Cozeolino at 718-224-5445 or log onto Classmates.com and register there.

St. 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. Use maiden names and provide telephone call-back number in correspondence.

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

Social Activities

Comedy Events for Singles 32-62 on Saturday, March 1 and March 15 at 8:30pm at Holliswood Theatre, 215-16 82 Ave. $15. includes show, wine and cheese. For reservations, call 718-265-6354

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents, Saturday Dances, March 1, 15, 29, 8pm to midnight. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe. Sunday dances with instruction, March 2, 16, 23. Lesson from 3:30-4:30pm and dancing from 4:30-8pm. $8 at the door. Lesson and music by Sal Escott. Call 718-478-3100.

Special Events

The Queens Jewish Community Council, Queens D.A. Richard Brown and Project Liberty will co-sponsor a conference entitled “Strengthening Our Families, Strengthening Ourselves: Know Where To Turn When Help is Needed” on Monday, March 3 at 7pm at the Young Israel of Hillcrest, 169-07 Jewel Ave., Flushing. A resource fair will provide attendees with the opportunity to obtain information from a wide range of culturally sensitive social services, ask questions and learn about many free confidential services.

An open mic night will be held on Tuesday March 4 at 6:30pm at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

The Jackson Heights Poets will be reading at Barnes & Noble, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills, on Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm.

Support Groups

Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers—St. John’s Queens Hospital has a heart disease support group. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 5. Medication assessment will be discussed.

There will be a free HIV/AIDS support group held daily and free anonymous HIV tests on Wednesdays from noon-7pm at Outreach Project, located at 117-11 Myrtle Ave., Richmond Hill.

St. Adalbert’s Bereaved Siblings and Children Grieve Too support group meetings, adult loss of a brother or sister, loss experienced by a child in grades 1-8 will meet on Monday, March 3 at 7:30pm at St. Adalbert’s lower church, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

Overeaters Anonymous meets at various locations in Queens: 12-step beginner meetings on Monday at 7pm, Wednesday at 8pm, Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 10am at Holliswood Hospital, 87-37 Palermo St., Jamaica; Monday and Thursday at 6:45pm at North Shore University Hospital, 102-01 66 Rd., Forest Hills; Tuesday 8pm at Union Congregational Church, 86-15 114 St., Richmond Hill; Tuesday, 8pm at Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St.; Tuesday, 8pm at Church on the Hill, 167-05 35 Ave., Flushing; Wednesday 10:30am at North Forest Park Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.; Thursday, 10:30am at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.; Saturday, 10am at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St. and Sunday 11am at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-45 64 Rd., Rego Park.

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.

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 information call 800-984-0066.

Seniors

SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., (building 4 on the Creedmoor campus), Queens Village, announces the beginning of a new bereavement group for seniors who have experienced the recent death of a spouse or child. This group will meet Thursdays at 1pm. Call Marian at 718-454-2100.

Selfhelp Community Services, Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, offers monthly activities. Call 718-224-7888.

Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, is now offering English as a Second Language classes at the beginning, basic, low-intermediate and advanced levels. Come to the center between 3 and 4pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or call 718-961-3660 for an appointment.

Services Now for Adult Persons, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, Queens Village, is offering Women’s Issues (women’s discussion about women in the media), 10:30am, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. For information, call Marian at 718-454-2100.

The Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League, 68-07 Burns St., Forest Hills, offers weekly classes. Call 718-520-2305.

The Ridgewood Older Adult and Services, 59-14 70 Ave., offer a wide array of cultural, educational, health-related and recreational opportunities for people 60 years of age or older. Visit or call 718-456-2000 to receive newsletter or for more information.

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