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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 12:00 am

Exhibits

Main Street, Flushing USA is a contemporary photography project that records life in the multicultural community of Flushing. Presented by the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, on exhibit now through May 24, at the International Resource Center Gallery, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

Queens Jewels, A History of Queens Parks, will be presented by the Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, Weeping Beech Park, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm now through Sept. 21.

Theatre

“Send Me No Flowers” will be presented by Theatre A La Carte on April 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8pm and April 27, May 4 and 11 at 3pm at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets are $12. For reservations, call 718-631-4092.

The Andrean Players production of “Bye Bye Birdie” will be held on Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 at St. Andrew Avellino Church, 35-60 158 St., Flushing. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10.

Lectures

Dr. Greg Gordon, from the Division of Ophthalmology at North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, will host a lecture, “Common Eye Concerns” on Monday, April 28 at 2pm in the hospital’s conference room 3 (8 floor), located at 102-01 66 Rd., Forest Hills. To register, contact the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System’s Department of Professional and Public Health Education at 516-465-2500.

Health

A community health fair will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-3pm at Antioch Baptist Church of Corona, 103-02 Northern Blvd.

The American Legion Post 123, Councilmember Tony Avella and the New York Hospital of Queens are sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-3pm. It will be held at the American Legion Post 123, located at 198-03 33 Ave., in Flushing. Residents can call Councilmember Avella’s office at 718-747-2137 to arrange an appointment.

Savoy Assisted Living, 55-15 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is presenting a seminar on Sunlight and Skin Cancer. Dr. Harvey Moser, clinical associate professor of Dermatology, will discuss Cancers of the Skin along with a video presentation on Sunday, April 27 at 2:30pm. Call 718-423-7900 for reservations. On Sunday, May 4 at 2:30pm, Nurse Loren Gilberg will discuss “Vitamin Therapy to Increase Your Memory.”

Meetings

The Marcus Aurelius Lodge 2321, Order Sons of Italy in America, a co-ed lodge, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 28 at 8pm at Mary’s Nativity School basement, 146-20 Jasmine Ave. in Flushing.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People will meet on Monday, April 28 at 6pm at the Lexington School for the Deaf, 30 Ave. and 75 St., Jackson Heights. Dr. Orin Kaufman will discuss ototoxic medications and what drugs are bad for your hearing. Transportation is available. For information, call 718-350-3203 or 718-264-3017.

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, April 28 at 8pm in Room D235 in the Science Building on the Queens College campus. Joe Austin, of the Nassau Mineral Club, will give an illustrated talk on meteorites.

Hillside Hadassah, 167-11 73 Ave., Flushing will meet on Monday, April 28 at 12:45pm. Paulette Wegh will speak on Hidden Child of the Holocaust.

The SAFAD Chapter of Hadassah is having its annual Women’s Health meeting on Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. There is a $3 donation. The featured speaker is Debra Tillis, Queens coordinator and volunteer for the American Heart Association.

Nature/Outdoors

Outdoor Singles continues its hikes at selected parks in NJ, NY, CT, and PA. On Saturday, April 26 hike at Weis Ecology Center New Jersey. Future events scheduled April 27, May 3, and 4. For more information and reservations, call 718-784-7353, 24 hours.

ýearn why the Jamaica Bay area has been officially designated an important bird area, and search for migrant songbirds in diverse habitats, during this volunteer-led bird walk on Saturday, April 26 at 3pm at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Bring binoculars. Reservations required. Call 718-318-4340. On Sunday, April 27 at 10am, learn about bird migration, behavior and biology with NYC Audubon representative Don Riepe. Bring binoculars. Call 718-634-6467 for reservations.

Join Joseph Varon for a weekly leisure walk. Sorry no strollers. Dates are Wednesdays: April 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.

Tours

A walking tour through central Flushing with Jack Eichenbaum from 11am-2pm on Sunday, April 27. Departs from the northwest corner of Main Street and 39 Ave. in front of St. George’s Episcopal Church. Cost is $12 (QHS members $10). Call 718-939-0647, ext. 17.

Steinway Mansion Tours on Sunday, May 4 at 1 or 2:30pm. $20 per person ($15 for QHS members.) Advance reservation with payment must be received by 4pm Monday, April 28. Checks to QHS, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, NY 11354. Indicate preferred time, name, address and phone number. Tickets with time and directions will be forwarded upon receipt of payment.

Social Activities

ýhe Polish American Heritage Society of Bayside invites everyone to its annual traditional Swienconka, Easter dinner dance, on Sunday, May 4 from 3-7pm in the church hall at 35 Ave. and 210 St. Cost is $25. Music by Stefan. For reservations call Steve, 718-359-7667, or Helen, 718-746-5138.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a Saturday dance April 26 from 8pm-midnight. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe. Call 718-478-3100.

Special Events

Card Party and Bunco, sponsored by Court St. Rose of Lima 757, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at 12:30pm in St. Pancras School Auditorium, 68-20 Myrtle Ave. (side entrance), Glendale. Admission is $3.

Polish American Night will be held on Saturday, April 26 at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 84 St. near Grand Ave., Elmhurst at 8pm. Music by Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men; also The Polish-American Folk Dancers. Cost is $30 and includes food. For tickets, call Dotty at St. Adalbert Parish Office, 718-639-0212.

East Elmhurst Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., presents the Jackson Heights poets. Plus open mic. on Monday, April 28 at 6pm.

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