2002-11-09 / Columnists

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By Liz Guarino

By Liz Guarino

Well, Election Day came and went. At least we don't have to look at or listen to (sometimes nasty!) campaign ads until election time next year. In addition to the election, November brings two holidays with it and lots of
fund-raising activity!

Tonight (Friday) is the Penny Social sponsored by the SVS PA at the American Legion Hall at 7 p.m. Donations are needed for the Raffle Table Prizes. (The lovely new planter that you never got around to using would make a great donation for this event!) To donate prizes for this event, call Patti 318-0053 or Mary Kay 318-2343.

LET'S DO BRUNCH: On Sunday, November 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the American Legion Post #1404 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Brunch at the American Legion Hall-time for yummy pancakes, fluffy eggs and omelets, and all the other goodies that are available there. Eating there is just like eating in a restaurant-you order whatever you want from the menu and someone brings it to your table, cooked up fresh and delicious. And you can't beat the price! Next Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, Auxiliary members will be selling Sweepstakes Raffles after all the Masses. The proceeds from the raffle will be used to fund the Children's Christmas Party.

On Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m. the K of C Long Island Council #197 will hold a "Turkey Shoot" in the American Legion Hall. Refreshments will be served. There will be raffles with great prizes. Grand Prize is a 20 lb. turkey and a Wagonload of Cheer; Second and Third Prizes are a Basket of Cheer and a 12 lb. turkey. There is no charge for admission, but everyone is asked to bring a can of food for the baskets of food that will be donated to
the poor.

BLOOD WANTED: On Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, there will be a Blood Drive. Donors should carry photo ID with them. Refreshments will be served. For further information call Carol 634-7235 or Mike 917-929-3274.

CAN YOU QUILT? If so, then this event is tailor-made for you! A Crazy Quilt Workshop will be held at the Library with Judith Ann Shea. This is a two-hour, two-session advanced quilting workshop for adults on two
consecutive Saturdays, November 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. This is a Victorian
style of quilting-you can make use of a variety of different fabrics.
Attendees are encouraged to bring scraps of wool, velvet, silk as well as
other fabrics. Some materials will be required; if you call the Library in
advance of the workshop, you will be advised what to bring. Pre-registration is a must due to space limitations. Only 15 people will be admitted to the workshop. Call to register: 318-4943.

SCHOOL NEWS: P.S. 47 will have a November full of activity related to the meanings of Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Next Friday, November 15 each class will present "What Veteran's Day Means To Me." On the same day, there will be replanting done in the Memorial Garden outside the school. (The Garden was planted in memory of those who lost their lives in the WTC attacks.)

PARENTS AND KIDS: Open School Week is this coming week at P.S. 47. It takes place from November 12 to November 15 and will be in concert with Parent-Teacher meetings and giving out of report cards.

DON'T FORGET THE CAN-CAN! During the entire month of November there is a Canned Food Drive at the school, ending just before Thanksgiving; all of the food will be given to the Claddagh where it will be used to feed the less fortunate.

CENTS SENSE: The Penny Harvest at P.S. 47 will run through the end of November. Kids can save their own pennies and/or raid their own piggy banks and bring the coins into school. At the end of the drive, all of the pennies are added up. A charity is chosen by student representatives and the Student Council to receive the donation.

Sponsored by the SVS PA, Moonlight Bowling will take place on Saturday, November 16th at 8 pm at the Cozy Bowl in Ozone Park. (This used to be called the Americana Lanes on Rockaway Blvd.) Tickets for the event are $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door. There will be prizes such as a Basket of Cheer. Ticket price includes food. For more details or to get tickets for the
event, call Dawn 474-4182, Elaine 945-6868, Lisa 474-6878 or Fran 634-6613.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: The B.C. Preschool is sponsoring a bus trip to Tanger Outlet in Riverhead on Saturday, November 23. (Lots of good deals can be found there!) The bus will leave the Channel at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided on the way there; and cocktails will be provided coming home. Call Nancy at 945-1329 for details.

There were 28 people at the Tai Chi Workshop last week! Most of those
attending were from B.C., while other folks came in from Rockaway. This is
quite a good number of people. The nice thing is that--because of the
expansion of the building--there was room for everyone. Bob Browne is the
instructor and he's great. There was coffee after the session was over, but
most of the people were unaware of it and left immediately after. If Linda is
there, she will have coffee made. Word is-her coffee's good too! Anyone who signed up and didn't make the 1st two sessions can still enjoy the last two sessions, November 13 and 20. It's at 10 a.m.

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