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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:00 am


St. John’s University will host the 8th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition now through Friday, Aug. 16, at the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, located in Sun Yat Sen Hall on the Jamaica Estates campus. There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, July 18, from 6-8pm at the gallery. It is open Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm; closed on Fridays.

An exhibition of new works by four photographers chosen by En Foco, Inc., will be presented at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College now through July 30. Godwin-Ternbach hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 11am to 7pm and 11am to 7pm on Saturday. Call 997-4747.

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, on Sunday, July 21-Sept. 8, will host a show of works by wildlife illustrator Michael DiGiorgio. A special opening reception will be held at the Refuge Visitor Center on Sunday, July 21 from 2-4:30pm. During the reception DiGiorgio will be on hand to discuss his works and to give demonstrations. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is located on Crossbay Boulevard, in Broad Channel.


The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will present a Country and Western Concert at Juniper Valley Park on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm featuring the band Southern Heart. Juniper Valley Park is located at 80 St. and Juniper Valley Blvd., Middle Village. There will be a dance exhibition by the Round-up Dancers. A dance lesson will be given during the band break.

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will present a Country and Western concert at the Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven on Thursday, August 1, 7 to 9pm. The band Roadhouse will be featured.


The Mansions of Old Astoria Village walking tour will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 1pm. Meet at the Neptune Diner, corner of Astoria Blvd. and 31 St. Admission is $10, $8 for students and seniors, free for NYPD, FDNY and EMS personnel with ID. For further information call Historic New York Tours at 646-298-8669.


St. John’s Queens Hospital in Elmhurst, will hold summer yoga classes. Choice of six-week classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 3, or 7pm. Classes are held in 2 West Conference Room. Cost is $30 per six-week session. Classes to be paid in advance and are nonrefundable. Space is limited. Call Vanita Sakhrani at 997-8548.

Ðhe 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 range from $5-$15. For more 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. Call 969-1128 for more 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 297-1204. Classes are $14.

The Flushing Jewish Comm-unity Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages. Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced in Flushing. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For more information call 463-0434


Tuesday, July 23 at 9:45am. Women of Reform Judaism invites you to the first of 3 lectures by Susanna Heiman, “The Different Dynasties of Isreal.” Discussion after the lecture. Temple Beth Sholom, 172 St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing.


American-Italian Cancer Foundation Queens screening sessions will be held on Thursday, July 18 at Immaculate Conception Church, 86-45 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica from 9am-5pm.

St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center, St. John’s Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, will hold a support group for women with breast or ovarian cancer in Spanish. The group will meet on Fridays, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 6 and 20 from 5:30 to 7pm in the 2nd Floor Boardroom.

Free cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks and dental screenings will be performed as a community outreach by neighborhood doctors at Revealed Word Christian Center’s Health Fair on Saturday, July 20, between 1 and 5pm, at 230-01 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights.

American-Italian Cancer Foundation Queens screening sessions will be held on July 21, 9-5pm, at St. Paul Chong Ha Sang R.C. Chapel, 32-15 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.

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.


The Marcus Aurelius Lodge 2321, Order Sons of Italy in America, a co-ed lodge, will hold its monthly general meeting on Monday, July 22, at 8pm at Mary’s Nativity School basement, 146-20 Jasmine Ave., Flushing.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members at 8:15pm on Monday, July 22 at the Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Bellerose.


Outdoor Singles continues its schedule of special events at selected rivers in New Jersey. On Saturday, July 20 canoe on the Batsto River in New Jersey. Future events scheduled July 21, 27 and 28. For more information and reservations call 784-7353, 24 hours.

Learn fishing basics, and learn about the fish you’re catching with the Queens Urban Park Rangers on Saturday, July 20, at 11am at Baisley Pond Park at Baisley Blvd off Rockaway Blvd. and 157 St.

Learn the History of Forest Park with the Queens Urban Park Rangers on Sunday, July 21, at noon. Come to the Forest Park Nature Center located at Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Drive.

A presentation and workshop about the traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe will be held at the Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse on Friday, July 26 at 10am. Learn about the canoe’s origins and its significance in Polynesian culture from ancient times to the present. Participants will be taught the skills necessary to properly paddle a six-person canoe and will be allowed to paddle a canoe on the Atlantic Ocean. Reservations required. Call 318-4300.


Forest Hills HS, Class of 1962, is holding a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7pm to midnight at the school. Contact: Karen (Sisselman) Shaw at kss0202@aol.com or 358-7022.

Long Island City HS, Class of 1962, is having its 40th Reunion on Friday, July 19, at Ricardo’s Restaurant in Astoria. For information call 357-7966 or e-mail SkiPowder@aol.com.

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53, is planning its 50th Reunion. For more 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 more 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. Planning committee meets Saturday, July 27. We need to contact classmates. For information call 917-834-8957 (day) or 718-528-3866 (evenings). Reunion barbecue set for Sept. 2002 if enough people reply.

Social Gatherings

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16 will hold a singles dance on Friday, July 19 at 9pm at: La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. Admission is $19 for members, $22 for non-members. Includes full buffet.

New York Metropolitan Country Music Association presents the Neil Scott Johnson Band, Saturday, July 20 at the Glendale Memorial Building located at 72-02 Myrtle Ave. Free dance lessons will be given at 8pm. Open dancing at 8:30pm. Entry fee is $12, Adults only. Summer Special: Readers may clip this ad to be admitted at member price of $8.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will hold a Singles Dance on Sunday, July 21, at 2pm. Music by Andrew Forman. Ages 45 plus. Admission: $10 per person.

The Singles Group of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., presents How To Flirt, Date and Meet Your Mate with Fran Greene, on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:45pm. For Jewish singles between the ages of 30-50. Cost is: members $10; non-members $15. Reserve by July 19 to 263-7000 ext. 203.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will hold Saturday dances on July 27 from 8pm to midnight. Members $8. Non-Members $10. Music by Jean & Joe. Call 478-3100.

Special Events

Enjoy NY’s hottest comics. $15. Saturday Nights includes: comedy show, glass of wine and cheese at the Holliswood Community Church Theatre, 215-16 82nd Ave/Bell Blvd., Hollis Hills. Show dates: July 27, Aug. 10 and 24, Sept. 14 and 21, Nov. 2 and 16, Dec. 7 and 21 at 8pm.

Arts Fair at Athens Square Park, 30 Ave. at 30 St., Astoria on Sunday, July 21, noon-6pm. Free, stage performances of music, dance and poetry; art exhibition of paintings, photography, wood carving, dry flower artwork, stained glass, sculptures, masks, pottery, computer artwork, tiles, jewelry and face painting. Rain date July 28th.

Support Group

St. Adalbert’s Bethany general bereavement support group meeting General Group for loss of any loved one, will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 25, at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst, Lower Cafeteria.

Institute for Bio-Behavioral Therapy and Research, 935 Northern Blvd., Suite 102 in Great Neck, is offering two free support groups: the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder group meets on the last Friday, July 26 of each month at 7:30pm. Come to the Body DWsmorphic Disorder support group on the third Friday, July 19 of each month at 7:30pm.

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 second floor of the Parish House, 82 St. entrance. For information call 476-2938.

Alcoholics Anonymous is holding weekly meetings Tuesdays at 8pm at the Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Ave. and 32 St., Astoria. Call 520-5021.

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.

The Compassionate Friends of Flushing, self-help support group for bereaved parents, meets every third Friday (July 19) of the month in the Church on the Hill, 167 St. and 35 Ave., Flushing at 7:30pm. For more information call 746-5010.

Free Breast Cancer Support Group at New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main St., Flushing, entrance on 56 Ave., on the third Thursday (July 18) of every month, at 6pm.

Senior Activities

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave. Bayside, offers on Friday, July 19, Martin Saltzman Current Events at 1pm in the Disc. room. Monday, July 22, For Women Only at 10:15am, in Disc. room; For Men Only 10:15am, in the activity room. Tuesday, July 23, Laura Goodman, West Nile Virus, 10:15am in the Disc. room. Thursday, July 25 Blood pressure readings 9:30-10:30am in the conference room. Cornell Medical School, Nutrition Part 4, 10:15am in the disc. room. Asian club, 1pm.

Selfhelp Austin St. Senior Center, offers on Monday, July 22 New class begins. Jews in Arab Lands, 11am. Thursday, July 25 presentation on West Nile Virus-prevention, 10am. Birthday party with Lee Perry Gross, 1:30pm. Wednesday, July 31, volunteers’ meeting—Vol. office, 1:30pm.

Richmond Hill Senior Center, 87-25 118 St., Richmond Hill, offers on Friday, July 19 Blood pressure screening at 10am and a Birthday party at 1pm. Monday, July 22, free roll/bagel at 10am. Thursday July 25, Craft class at 10am.

Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-12 101 Ave., Ozone Park, offers on Friday, July 19, Party Day 4th of July. Tuesday, July 23, blood pressure screening. Wednesday, July 24, FAN sign up and registration. Thursday, July 25, FAN pick up. Tuesday, July 30, birthday party.

The Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League, 68-07 Burns St., Forest Hills, offers classes in: Monday: Tai Chi and cultural Judaism. Tuesday: Make your own greeting cards, relaxation and stress management exercise. Wednesday: Jewish history and currenË events, low impact exercise and Bingo. Thursday: Current events. Friday: Movies. Blood pressure monitoring on Monday, July 22. Simcha Day, a celebration of birthdays, will be held on Tuesday, July 23.

Wakefield Senior Center, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd., S. Ozone Park, offers Blood pressure screening on Wednesday, July 24, 10:30am.

Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88 Ave., offers a Birthday party, Friday, July 26. Monday, July 29 FAN sign-up. Tuesday, July 30 FAN pick-up and blood pressure screening.

The Middle Village Adult Center provides round-trip transportation to and from Stop & Shop on Grand Ave., Maspeth, every Monday beginning at 9:30am. Resi-dents will be picked up at home and brought back to their doorstep. The Middle Village Adult Center also provides round trip transportation to and from its senior center every day, as well as transportation to and from doctors, hospitals and nursing homes. For more information call 894-3441.

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

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