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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2001 12:00 am | Updated: 3:42 pm, Mon Jul 11, 2011.


The art instructors of the National Art League will exhibit their work through Sept. 28 at the league, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Learn about the art teachers who offer a range of art lessons from traditional realism to contemporary abstract in all media. For more information call 464-9744.


“Funny Girl,” the musical biography of Fanny Brice, Ziegfeld’s greatest star, will be brought to the Queensborough Community College Theater on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3pm. Tickets are $35, $32 and $29 and can be purchased through the QCC Box Office by mail or phone: 631-6311. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted. The college is located at 56 Ave. and Springfield Blvd., Bayside (exit 29 on the L.I.E.).


The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra is beginning its current season with weekly Wednesday rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center at 106-06 Queens Blvd at 7:45pm. Musicians playing stringed instruments are welcome as are woodwind and French horn players.

St. Mary’s Drama Guild is seeking chorus members for its November production of “South Pacific.” (Some male roles are still open.) Rehearsals are every Wednesday and Friday at 7pm in the St. Mary’s Gym, 70-31 48 Ave., Woodside. Any questions, call Director, Lindo Meli at 446-0379.


Saul Finkelstein will present a program of musical and international songs at a meeting of the American Red Magen David for Israel on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:30pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Boulevard. Member $1.50; guests $2.50.


Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers–St. John’s Queens, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst announce a new series of educational classes for soon-to-be and new moms. All classes will be held on the second Thursday of the month at noon in the board room. Lunch provided and it is requested that you RSVP by calling the Community Health Outreach Office at 558-1198.

Michael Greenman will discuss New York City’s geology and subsurface investigation for buildings at a free lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6pm at the Professional Design Center of New York, Inc., 422 Weaver Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Greenman is the deputy director of Site Engineering, NYC Dept. of Design and Construction.


Improvisation classes for teens are now being offered by the Theatre Learning Center on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:30pm at St. Robert’s Church, 56-15 213 St., Bayside. Classes start Oct. 10 and end in May with “A Night of Risk.” Registration is now open. Call 357-4532. Cost is $22 per class.

There will be yoga classes held every Tuesday at 6pm at the North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. Cost is $12 per class. For details and reservations, call 767-1481.

Learn how to use meditation to increase self-knowledge and improve your ability to get along with others. Free classes are held at the Annam Brahma Restaurant 84-43 164 St., Jamaica Hills, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Sept. Call 523-2600 for time and to register.

Country line dancing lessons are held weekly at the Poppenhusen Institute… 114-04 14 Rd., College Point every Monday, at 6:45pm for beginners and 7:45pm for intermediates. Cost is $5-6, depending on class.

The National Art Leaguewill hold watercolor classes featuring traditional and contemporary techniques, demonstration and critique on Wednesdays at the League Gallery, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Hours are from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Cost is $15 per session. Call 969-1128 for info.

Country line dancing at Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, every Monday at 7:30pm. Cost is $5 per person.

The Essociation for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside is now offering line dancing lessons on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9pm. Dance instruction and music by Ira and Ellen. Donation is $6 per person. No partner needed, beginners welcome.

Yoga for beginners is held at the Queens Women’s Center, Fort Totten, Bayside every Monday at 7pm and every Tuesday at 2pm. Donation is $10 per session. For more information call 352-7225.

Join Queens Botanical Garden gardener-in-residence Erin Moriarty on Saturday, Sept. 29 at noon for a tour of the many ethnic markets rich in spices, sweets, fruits and vegetables from around the world that can all be found on Main St. Learn about Chinese, Korean and Southeast Asian cultures through the foods they eat. Due to the nature of this talk, space is limited. Call 886-3800, ext. 230, to register. Fee is $5 for QBG members and $7 non-members.


The Leonard Unit 422 American Legion Auxiliary meets the second Saturday of the month, Sept. through June at 35-79 160 St., Flushing at 1pm. For information call Connie at 463-2798.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members at 8:15pm on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Skyline Diner, 271-27 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park.

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8pm in Rm. D235 in the new Science Building on the Queens College Campus. Members will tell about their recent mineral adventures and show their best specimens.

The Marcus Aurelius Lodge 2321, Order Sons of Italy in America, a co-ed lodge, will hold its monthly general meeting on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8pm at Mary’s Nativity School basement, 146-20 Jasmine Ave., Flushing. For further information call Rosemarie Stathes, 516-935-5298.

The Aviva Chapter 828 of Jewish Women International is holding its next general membership meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1:30pm at the North Hills Library, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck. Guest speaker is Pearl Lieberman.


Registration is required for free prostate screenings throughout the year beginning with the month of September which is celebrated nationally as Prostate Health Month. For locations and times call Dr. Kornhauser, program manager, the Cancer Center at New York Hospital Queens at 670-1900.

Women’s Outreach Network offers free mammography. The van will be located at Patronato Epasa-USA, 65-54 Myrtle Ave., Glendale on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9am to 5pm and Silvercrest Extended Care Facility, 144-45 87 Ave., Jamaica on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

The St. Dominic’s Health Center, 114-49 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica is holding aerobics, dancexercise, health and nutrition hints and weight loss ideas from 6 to 7pm, dancexercise on Thursdays from noon to 2pm.


Outdoor Singles continues its hikes at selected parks in NY, NJ, CT and PA. On Saturday, Sept. 22 hike at either Hedden County Park or up Tom Jones Mountain in Harriman, NY. For more information and reservations call 212-946-1115 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Freshwater fishing for children will be held at Baisley Pond Park on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11am to 4pm. Meet the Urban Park Rangers at 155 St. and Baisley Boulevard.

Special Events

Ridgewood Auxiliary 123 VFW is holding a card and bunco party on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30pm at the Post Hall, 59-15 Catalpa Ave. Admission is $2.50.

There will be Open Mic Night hosted by Irene Mallinger and Hy Auslander presented at Starbucks Coffee 41-02 Main St., Flushing, Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 9pm.

The Northeastern Native American Association is holding its annual free Pow Wow in Roy Wilkins Park on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10am to 6pm. Rain or shine. Native American dancers, drummers and singers.

Social Gatherings

Men and women ages 35-50 years are invited to a special Friday mixer on Sept. 21, 8-11pm at Hollis Woods Center, corner of 82 Ave. and Bell Blvd. Cost is $20. Reservations are required. Call Colleen at 321-5922.

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country-Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8:30pm featuring Tumbleweed. Doors open at 7:30pm. A dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Entry fee is $12. Adults only will be admitted.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. presents a Singles Dance on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 6pm. Music by David & Z. Ages 45+. Admission: $10 per person. Proper attire. Parking available. For more information call 459-1000.


Franklin K. Lane HS classes ’47-’57 reunion trip to the South of France. Riviera, October 29. Call Marian, 516-764-4652.

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

1951 John Adams Graduates: reunion being planned for October 27. If interested contact: Joan Kempf Egan at 441-6210; email: jkecps@aol.com.

The January and June graduates of Franklin K. Lane HS Class of 1951 (50 years) on Saturday, Oct. 27. Call Roz at 591-2560 and leave message.

Franklin K. Lane Class of 1982, 20th Class Reunion, April 6, 2002, Long Island Marriott. For more information contact M. Delahanty-Bey at 516-771-4535 or e-mail Margbey@aol.com.

Jamaica High School, Class of ’82, is planning a 20th class reunion. Send e-mail to http: //www.jamaicahighschool1982.com or jhs82reunion @earthlink.net with any names and numbers of any alumni or if you are an alumni interested in participating in the reunion.

Support Groups

The Samuel Field YM& YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, has a program for people who have early stage memory loss: Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia related illness. This program meets at the Samuel Field Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week for a morning support group and on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45am. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call Eileen Friedman at 225-6750, ext. 331.

Do you need advice about basic legal issues, money problems or personal difficulties with life changes? Queens Women’s Center at Boro Hall offers free legal clinic, financial clinic and separation and divorce support group. By appointment only. Call QWC at 793-0672 for schedule.

SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. Queens Village (Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Campus) announces the formation of a bereavement group for seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a spouse or children. The group will meet Mondays at 1pm. For more information, call Marian at 454-2100.

Daytime Domestic Violence support group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10 to 11:45am in Woodside. For additional information contact Laura Zimmermann at 779-1234.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People meets on the last Monday of the month, Sept 24 at the Lexington School for the Deaf, 30 Ave. and 75 St. in Jackson Heights at 6pm.

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

Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-02 101 Ave., in the lower level of St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church is open daily, 9 to 5.

St. John’s Queens Hospital is sponsoring a support group for new and soon-to-be-moms. The group will meet on the first and third Saturdays of every month at 10am.

Free Breast Cancer Support Group at New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main Street, Flushing, entrance on 56 Ave., on the third Thursday of every month, at 6pm. Call 670-1900.

Senior Activities

The Community Education Resource Centermeets Monday through Friday at 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck, with regular activities for senior citizens. Call 423-8179.

The Hillcrest Senior Center, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica offers the following: beginners piano classes, t’ai chi, knitting, movies, bridges, bingo, oil painting and stained glass workshops. For more information call 297-7171.

Ongoing creative writing workshop for seniors every Thursday from 10am to noon at Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center, 43-31 39 St. Call Ellen at 786-3157 for more information.

The Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., is now offering a weekly yoga class with Tom Campo on Mondays at 11am and a weekly aerobics class with Roe Gallo on Thursdays at 9:30am. For more information contact Angella King at 896-8511, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing offers tai chi, chorus, exercise, English as a second language, stress-reduction class, arts and crafts, aerobics, trips, movies, parties, bingo, health and nutrition presentations, health screenings.

Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, offers courses for adults in various subjects: creative writing on Monday, 9:30 to 11:30am; stay-well classes on Tuesday, 10 to 11am; intermediate Spanish classes Wednesday, 10 to 11am; yoga on Thursday, 11 to noon and chess instructions on Friday from 1 to 3pm. Cost is $1. Call 268-5960.

Robert Couche Senior Citizens Center, ‘137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, is offering a Spanish class for seniors on Wednesdays at 1pm. For further information call 978-8352.

Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Call the center, 225-1144. Ongoing Tuesday afternoon bridge game at 1pm. Lessons every Tuesday at 10am.

Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62 Dr., open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm. For more information call 699-1010.

United Hindu Cultural Council, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park has a senior center from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Vegetarian lunch is served daily. There are classes in yoga, meditation, music and more. For information call 323-8900. Ask for Chan Jamoona or Violet Wynter.

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