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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 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. 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 presents 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.


Douglaston Community Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow” at 8pm, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and at 2pm, Sunday, Oct. 20 at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $12 ($10 seniors, kids). For information call 482-3332.

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. 11 at 8pm; Saturday, Oct. 5 and 12 at 8pm; and Sunday, 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.


The Messiah Festival of the Arts, 42-15 165 St., Flushing, features pianist Yana Reznik, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3pm. Admission is free. A reception follows the concert. For more information, call 949-8763.

Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra concerts, featuring cello soloist Anja Wood and works by Bruch/Richter, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, will perform at Samuel Field YM-YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 11am.

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 196 St. and Jamaica Ave., Hollis, presents a Jazz concert on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4pm, featuring Harold Ousley and A Circle of Friends. Tickets are $15. For more information call 468-1947.


Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, presents a College Point Walking Tour, approximately 2-1/2 hours on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11am. Cost is $7 and includes lemonade and cookies at end of tour.


The Fall program is in full swing. Lots of old programs are on, plus additional new ones. Programs are available at the front desk at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, call 268-5960.

The Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing, 263-6500, Women’s Adult Institute, with Rabbi Joshua Karlip, will be Mondays at 10am and continues throughout the year, with a class on “Jewish Literature and the Jewish Values they Reflect.”

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 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.

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. 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 Churchf 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 AshramL 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 LeagueS 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.


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.


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.


Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members at 8:15pm on Monday, Oct. 7 at Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Bellerose.

City of Hope Lifeline Chapter announces the first meeting of the season on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1pm at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. with guest speaker, Arther Winston, 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.)


Fall Migration Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3pm. It’s fall on the flyway and park volunteer Kathleen Schnaars leads the search for migrant songbirds and early hawks at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Call 318-4340.

Join the Queens Urban Park Rangers for a Nocturnal Hike at7pm on Saturday, Oct. 5. Meet at the Alley Pond Nature Center. On Sunday, Oct. 6 at noon, will be a Woodland Restoration in Forest Park Nature Center, in Forest Park.

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.


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, ulass 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 Schoolý(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

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, presents Saturday Dances, Oct. 5 and 19 8pm-midnight. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe.

Sephardic Jewish Center of Forest Hills, 67-67 108 St., will be hosting three singles dances for 30+, to be held on Saturdays, Oct. 5, 19 and Nov. 2 at 8:15pm (includes a dance lesson). Cost is $10.

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, Oct. 5 featuring San Antones. 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.

Oakland Jewish Center, 61-35 220 St., Bayside, presents Van Harris, a comic, on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 8pm. Cost is $15, booked in advance, $18 at the door. Oct. 14 reservation deadline. Call 225-7800.

Ascension Lutheran Church, located at 78 St. and 78 Ave., Glendale, will be having an “Oktoberfest” featuring live music on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 9pm. Entry donation is $5. Authentic food, beer and soda available at additional cost.

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.

Support Groups

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 through 8 meetings will be held in St. Adalbert’s lower church, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst on Monday, Oct. 7 at 7:30pm.

St. Adalbert’s Bereaved Parents support group meeting. Loss of a child. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 Street, Elmhurst, lower cafeteria, the second Thursday or every month at 7:30pm (Thursday, Oct. 10). For information call Eileen Pesek at 429-2005.

If you are a relative or friend of someone with a gambling problem, call the Gam-Anon hot line at 877-644-2469. Several meetings a week in Queens locations.

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

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 Activites

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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