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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2002 12:00 am


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. On Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2:30 to 4pm, there will be a “meet the artist” opportunity. The Jamaica Bay 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.

Emotionalism, a rotating exhibit of eight artists from the “Emotionalism” art collective, will be on view now through Nov. 19 at the International Resource Center Gallery, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Tuesday, 1-8pm; Thursday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm.

St. John’s University Department of Fine Arts will present an exhibition entitled “Two Illustrators: Randy Jones & Istvan Orosz,” an exhibition of children’s book illustration and graphic poster art, now through Oct. 25 at the Sun Yat-Sen Hall Chung-Cheng Art Gallery on the Queens campus, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.


The Community Singers of Queens are having weekly rehearsals for a Winter Concert at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing. Rehearsals are from 8 to 10pm on Mondays. For information, call 658-1021.

The St. Mary’s Drama Guild announces open auditions for “The Odd Couple” the female version, by Neil Simon on Friday, September 27 at 7:30pm at St. Mary’s, 70-20 47 Ave., Woodside.


Theatre Time Productions will present “Murder Takes the Stage” at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149 St., on Fridays, Oct. 4 and 11, and Saturdays, Oct. 5 and 12 at 8pm and Sundays, Oct. 6 and 13 at 4:30pm. For information and reservations call 24 hours 391-8697. Tickets $13 adults and $11 seniors and children under 13.

The Spotlight Players presents “Deathtrap” on Friday, Oct. 4 and 11 at 8pm; Saturday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 and 12 at 8pm; and Sunday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 3pm at C.L.C. Community Center, 101 Ave. and 86 St., Ozone Park. For ticket reservations, call 843-2837. Ticket price: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children under 12.

Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents a performance by the Yiddish Light Opera Company of Long Island “Di Yam Gazlonim,” based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8pm. $20 per person. For ticket information call 516-627-8688. Reservations required by Sept. 30.


Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra concerts, conducted by Mr. Grossman, featuring cello soloist Anja Wood and will include works by Bruch/Ritcher, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, will perform at Margaret Tietz House, 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica, on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 2:30pm.


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 more 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 begin 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. For reservations 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.

The Women and Work Program is a 15-week job and life-skills training program offered free of charge by Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. This program includes all aspects of computer training. The program meets four days a week for 15 weeks from 9am-4pm. For reservations call Charlene Pisani at 997-3098.

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 the following courses in English and Spanish every month: positive thinking, meditation, lectures on addiction, women’s empowerment workshop. All events are free of charge. 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.

The Global dance classes will be held Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1pm at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave., Jamaica. Classes are $12. Global dance is for non-dancers and lovers of yoga.

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 $11. For information call 592-3217.

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

Global Dance Classes are held on Saturdays at 9:30am at Int’l Karate & Fitness, 69-02 Austin St., Suite 202, Forest Hills. Call 217-0172. Classes are $14.

The 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.


Ellen Lii, who with her husband, Mark, owns Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co., introduces Tea House, on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2pm, to the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, visitors to the time-honored tradition of taking tea. Free.

Parker Community Health Center, One Delaware Drive, Lake Success (at the Nassau-Queens border), will hold a lecture on “Living with Diabetes,” on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8pm. Dr. Vincent Calamia, medical director of Parker’s new Community Health Center, will explain the relationship between diabetes, vision and foot care and will discuss proper nutrition for a diabetic. Call 718-289-2135 or 516-586-1600 for registration and directions. Free.


New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main St., Flushing, offers free children’s health screenings from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, Sept. 28; oral cancer screenings from 1 to 5pm at the Flushing Mall, 133-31 39 Ave.

The Rotary Club of Southeastern Queens and the Queens Health Network are sponsoring a Community Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am-3pm at the Pathmark Plaza, corners of Merrick and Springfield Blvds. in Springfield Gardens. There will be free Diabetes, Blood Pressure, sickle cell, prostate and breast cancer screening. Eye, hearing and lead poisoning testing will also be available.

“Beyond 9-11: Improving Our Quality of Life,” is a series of free workshops that will take place on Fridays, Oct. 4 and 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.

Quality Services for the Autism Community, 30-10 38 St., Astoria, holds a weekly parent-training seminar for families and friends of autistic children and adults. Call 728-8476.


Family Focus Adoption Services invites you to attend an adoption information meeting on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10am at the Agency Administrative Office, 54-40 Little Neck Pkwy, Suite 4, Little Neck.

Hillside Hadassah will meet at 167-11 73 Ave., Flushing on Monday, Sept. 30 at 12:45pm.

Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America Whitman Life Member Club, will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11am at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St., Jamaica.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7pm on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Flushing Hospital Administration Building, 45 Ave. and Burling St. This meeting will feature two trip presentations.

City of Hope Lifeline Chapter, wishes to announce the first meeting of the season on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Guest speaker will be Arther Winston, a political humorist.

Self Management and Recovery Training Queens meeting will be held on Sundays at 11:30am at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. (One block North of Queens Blvd. on 64 Rd.)


Join the Queens Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of leisurely biking at 1pm on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Alley Pond Park. Meet at the Alley Pond Nature Center; enter the park at Winchester Blvd., under the Grand Central Pkwy.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, presents Little Neck Bay Walk, in celebration of National Estuaries Day, on Saturday, October 5 at noon. Meet at APEC. Pre-register by calling 229-4000. Free.

Take part in an evening of meandering around Alley Pond Park, searching for the creatures of the night, on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7pm. Come to the Alley Pond Nature Center; enter the park at Winchester Blvd., under the Grand Central Pkwy.


Alumni of Mater Christi Diocesan HS are invited to a reunion to be held at the school, now known as St. John’s Prep in Astoria, on Saturday, Sept. 28. Members of the classes of ‘67, ‘72 and ‘77 will be honored at this reunion, which is open to all Mater Christi graduates. For more information call the alumni office at 721-7200, ext. 286.

Forest Hills HS, 67-01 110 St, Class of 1962, is holding a gala 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7pm to midnight at the school. Contact: Thelma at 516-944-6596.

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53, is planning its 50th Reunion. For information call Barb at 224-0612 or e-mail wdickman@ ix.netcom.com.

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.

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 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

New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country and Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building located at 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 26 featuring Kickin’ Up Country. Free dance lessons will be given at 8pm. Open dancing at 8:30pm. Entry fee is $10, Adults only.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., is having a singles dance on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8pm. Music by Andrew Forman. Ages 45 plus. Admission $10 per person. For more information call 459-1000.

Special Events

A blessing of the pets will take place on the front steps of Emanuel Church, located on Woodhaven Blvd. and 91 Ave., in Woodhaven at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 28. All are invited to bring their restrained pet to receive this special blessing.

Queens Borough Public Library, East Elmhurst, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., presents the Jackson Heights poets, plus open mic on Monday, September 30 at 6pm.

Queens Borough Public Library presents Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays, Oct. 1 at 6:30pm at the Flushing Library, rooms a and b, 41-17 Main St. For more information call 661-1200. Free.

A dinner and fashion show will be held at the Whitestone Hebrew Centre, 12-25 Clintonville St. in Whitestone on Tuesday, October 8 at 6pm. A catered Chinese dinner will be served and fashions will be presented by Dress Barn. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations call the centre office at 767-1500.

An on-going Cancer Support Group is held each Friday at 2pm at St. John’s Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

St. Adalbert’s Bethany general bereavement support group meeting for loss of any loved one will meet at 7:30pm Thursday, Sept. 26 at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria.

Queens Parkinson Support Group, for people affected with Parkinson disease, caregiver, families and friends, meets on the first Friday of every month at 2pm at Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood. For information, call Eunide Alexander, 262-8163.

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.

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.

Senior Activities

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 961-3660 for an appointment.

Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP), 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 454-2100.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave. Bayside. Bereavement group for seniors will meet on Thursdays at 2pm. Call Carol at 224-7888.

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

The Forest Hills Senior Center, at 108-25 62 Dr., presents Sept. 13, blood pressure, movies. Call 699-1010.

Selfhelp Austin St. Senior Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills Monday, Sept. 23, General body meeting at 11am; Wednesday, Sept. 25,, birthday party at 1:30pm; Thursday, Sept. 26 “Stretching Your Dollars at the Market” at 1:30pm. Call 520-8197.

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

Mitchell Linden Senior Citizens Club, 27-05 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, presents Entertainment-Department of Cultural Affairs, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1:30pm. Call 699-1010.

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 456-2000 to receive newsletter or for more information.

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