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


A Sept. 11 Memorial Exhibit is open at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, for at least one year. Hours are Monday-Tuesday, 10am-7:30pm, Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, Fridays, 2-6pm and Saturdays, by appointment only.


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.


“I Hate Hamlet” will be presented at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33 St., on Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm and Feb. 16 and 23 at 6pm. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students, $5 for kids under 16. For reservations, call 718-278-5925.

The Parkside Players production of “Crimes of the Heart” opens Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8pm. Tickets at $10 are available by calling 718-497-4922. The remaining performance dates are Feb. 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 and March 1. Show times on Fridays and Saturdays are 8pm. Sunday shows start at 2pm. Performances at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents the classic ghost tale “Death Takes a Holiday” at 8pm Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21, 22, 28, 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.


Break Through the Winter Blues Concert with harpist Ellen Uryevick, performing classical, jazz, calypso and contemporary music on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2pm at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors and members. Call 718-358-0067 for reservations.


Learn the fundamentals of yoga, including yoga breathing. A free orientation will be held at The Yoga Studio of Rosemarie Augoustatos, 84-04A 60th Ave., Middle Village on Friday, Feb. 21 from 7:15-8:15pm. Bring your questions and wear comfortable clothing. For information, call 718-672-2108.

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 Dancing Program at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, every Monday, 7-9pm for beginners and intermediate. $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 Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9pm at the ANIBIC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside. $6 per person, no partner needed. 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.

Adult salsa dance lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm at Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations required. Suggested donation: $10 per session. Call 718-235-0815.

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.

Òatercolor 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.

ýhe Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages at Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Pl., Elmhurst and Flushing. 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. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. For all ages, shapes and sizes. $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, located near Queens Center Mall, 90-16 51 Ave. 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.


“The Media—Fair or Foul,” will be discussed by Jeremy Menchik, assistant director of the Anti-Defamation League, as part of a continuing lecture series sponsored by Temple Torah of Little Neck, 54-27 Little Neck Pkwy., on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8pm.


Elmhurst Hospital Center invites you to its Women’s Heart Day Campaign on Friday, Feb. 14 from 7:45a.m.-noon in Room A1-22 (auditorium). It will include health screenings and presentations on health risks. For registration, call 718-334-5825.


The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7:45pm on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for the club’s monthly competition/critique in the Flushing Hospital’s Administration Bldg., 45 Ave. and Burling St.

NAMI Queens/Nassau will held a meeting on Social Security benefits and work incentives for the mentally ill on Wednesday, Feb. 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.

The causation and effect of genetic diseases on the Jewish population will be addressed at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 19 at a meeting of SAFAD Chapter of Hadassah at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. Dr. Arnold Gussin, an expert n such diseases, will discuss procedures.

Every second and fourth Monday of the month, the Queens Toastmaster’s Club 5867 meets in the large jury room at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Next meeting is Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm. Learn public speaking skills to improve your leadership and communication skills.


Adults and children are invited to join the Urban Park Rangers and learn how to use a compass while navigating the trails of Alley Pond Park on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1pm, go to the Alley Pond Woodland Nature Center. Enter at Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Pkwy.

Join Joseph Varon for a weekly leisure walk. He will alternate between parts of the Doug MacKay Trail, parts of the Joe Michaels Memorial Mile and Oakland Lake. Sorry no strollers. Dates are Wednesdays: Feb. 26; 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.) Reservations requested, but not mandatory.


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.

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. 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

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst Saturday Dances on Feb. 15 at 8pm-midnight. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe. Sunday Dances with instruction on Feb. 16 and 23. Lesson from 3:30-4:30pm and dancing from 4:30-8pm. Cost is $8 at the door. Lesson and music by Sal Escott.

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 44-10 192 St., Flushing, will hold a Valentine’s Dinner-Dance Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7pm. Cost is $20. For reservations, call 718-463-4292.

A Valentines Day party will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8pm at VFW Everett Herrel Post 885, 120-19 14 Rd., College Point, sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets are $25, includes food and DJ.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., welcomes you to two singles’ dances, age 45 plus on Sunday, Feb. 16 and 23 at 2pm. Music by Andrew. Donation is $10 per person. Free parking.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, Glen Oaks, presents a singles dance on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8:30pm at La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. Admission is $18 for members, $21 for non-members. For further information, call 718-343-7674.

The Catholic-Jewish Relations Council of Northeast Queens will host a luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30pm at the Immaculate Conception Center, 72-00 Douglaston Pkwy. It will feature a film, “The Assisi Underground” which details the efforts of the Catholic Church and the citizens of the Italian town of Assisi in their efforts to save Jews from the invading Nazis. Guest speakers will be Vincent Marmorale, chairman of the Holocaust Committee, New York State Commission of Social Justice and Walter Wolff, co-chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Committee. The cost of the luncheon is $15, due by Feb. 15. Send remittance to Gerald Gilbert, 240-29 66 Ave., Douglaston, NY 11362, and indicate if kosher meals are required.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, cards, games and lunch is held by National Council of Jewish Women, at 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 317, Kew Gardens from 10:30am-3pm.

St. Adalbert’s Lost Miracles bereavement support group meeting for loss of a newborn or miscarriage will be held at 7:30pm on Monday, Feb. 17 at St. Adalbert’s lower church meeting room, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

A support group for those who have breast cancer is held at St. John’s Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst the last Monday of every month (Feb. 24) at noon on the 2nd floor. For information, call 718-558-1760.

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 10am 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.

àAR-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.


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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