2004-02-13 / Columnists

It’s What’s Happening FEBRUARY2004

Broad Channel Bits
It’s What’s Happening FEBRUARY2004 Broad Channel Bits

Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department 99th Annual Dinner and Installation, 2/28, 8 p.m. Broad Channel American Legion Hall. Tickets available at firehouse.

Gateway NRA Happenings

Fort Tilden Anniversary, Fort Tilden Visitor’s Ctr., 2/21, 1 p.m., dress warmly, reservations req.

Winter Wonder Animal Search, Fort Tilden, 2/22, 1 p.m., Children 7-12 accompanied by a parent, res. req.

The Rockaways: A History, Golden Age of Rockaway, Fort Tilden, 2/18, 7 p.m., Reservations.

Health Happenings

Peninsula Hospital Center, free blood pressure screening, Thurs 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free immunizations for children up to age 18, Wednesdays. Diabetes Support Group, 1st Wed. of month, 10 a.m., Meditation Room. Parkinson Support Group – 2nd Wed. of month, 1 p.m., Meditation Room. Auxiliary: Luncheon/meeting,

1st Tue. of month, Meditation Room, Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation. Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, last Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, free pregnancy screening, Mon. – Wed., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. – noon. Invitational Golf Tournament, Woodmere Club, 5/10.

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family

Health Center, Very low or no cost quality services. Free pregnancy,

HIV, & dental screenings, asthma

and diabetes workshops.

Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for appointment, 1288 Central Ave. &

67-10 RBB. Free pregnancy, HIV, & dental screenings, asthma and

diabetes workshops, Mon.- Fri.,

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for appointment

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group, Neponsit Adult Day Health Care Program, Young Israel of FR, 2nd & 4th Thurs. of month, 1 - 3 p.m.

Kid and Teens Happenings

Boy Scouts of America,

Troop 81, every Wed., 6:30 p.m., St. Francis de Sales.


RDRC "Rockaway Means Business" conference, Beach Club (129 B. 116 St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Queens County Conservative Party, 2/19, 8 p.m., American Legion, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.

Rockaway East Merchant’s

Association (REMA),

2/18, 9 a.m., Auto Post

Auto Parts (10-55 B. 20 St., FR).

All FR merchants welcome.

100 Precinct Community Council, 4th Wednesday of Month, 7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, B. 90 St.

Al-Anon Meeting, Page and Step Workshop, every Mon., 8 p.m., St. Camillus School Library, 189 B. 99 St. (ring bell on right).

Bereavement Support Group, 2nd & 4th Mon. of month, 7:30 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Rectory. 129-16 RBB.

Far Rockaway Chapter of the

NAACP, 3rd Thurs. of month,

7 p.m., St. John Baptist Church,

74-05 RBB. Knights of Columbus Rockaway Council 2672,

1st and 3rd Tues. of month,

8:15 p.m., 330 B. 90 St.,

Columbettes, 2nd Wednesday

of month, 7:30.

Men’s Club of West End Temple, Rabbi’s Bible Study Group, 1st & 3rd Wed., 10:30 a.m.

101 Precinct Community Council, 3rd Wed., 4 p.m., 1612 Mott Ave.

American Legion Post 272, 1st & 3rd Fri. of month, 7:30 p.m.

Lt. Bernard H. Weiner, Post 258 Jewish War Veterans, 1st & 3rd Sun., Temple Beth El Little Synagogue,

RBB & 122 St.

Deerfield Area Association

meetings last Mon. of month,

327 B. 19 St., 7:30 p.m.

Music & The Arts

Sorrentino Recreation Center (Mott Ave., FR, percussion instrument lessons for adults, Mondays, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.

to 3 p.m. Contact the center for info.

Rockaway/Five Towns Symphony, free concert, 3/6, 8 p.m., Lynbrook HS.

Rockaway Theatre Company, Fort Tilden, open auditions for both adults and children, for upcoming musical productions, 2/15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Singers, dancers, tech people, set designers and volunteers welcome. For information, contact sjasper@rockawaytheeatrecompany.org.

Library Happenings

Dino Rossi, Songs from Italy, 2/19, 2 p.m. Seaside Branch (116-15 RBB).

College Prep – It’s Never Too Early, Peninsula Branch (92-25 RBB), 3/4, 6:30 p.m. Prepare for college.

How To Become a Home Health Aid, Far Rockaway Branch (1637 Central Ave.), 2/21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

School Happenings

Parent and Community Engagement Meeting, NYC Department of Education, Update on Children First Program, Region Five, 3/2, 6:30 p.m., James Madison HS, 165-65 84 Ave., Queens; Region Seven, 3/10, 6:30 p.m., Susan Wagner HS, 1200 Manor Rd., Staten Island.

Far Rockaway High School, Class of 1954, 50th anniversary, 6/11, Terrace On The Park, 1953 and 1955 also invited. Contact viv160@aol.com or bphoff2@aol.

Beach Channel High School PTA Meetings, every 4th Mon. of month, 8 p.m., school auditorium.

Far Rockaway High School PA

Meeting, 3rd Tuesday of month,

7 p.m. at the school.

Senior Happenings

Young Israel of Wavecrest & Bayswater Senior League (60 and older), 2716 Healy Ave. Glatt Kosher meals, activities, opens 9 a.m.

JASA Senior Center, 121-16 RBB, dancing, exercise, Tai Chi, trips,

hot lunch.

Hammel Senior Center, 91-01 RBB, Rockaway Beach serves breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 12 noon to 1 p.m. each weekday. All persons 60 years of age and older are welcome. Benefit and entitlement assistance, wide variety of recreational activities and trips.

Roy Reuther Senior Center (over age 60), 711C Seagirt Ave., hot kosher lunch daily at noon, sign-up begins 9 a.m. Bingo on Mon., 10 a.m. and Wed., 2 p.m.; Russian movie on Tue.;

St. Gertrude Senior Center, open Mon., Wed., Fri. for senior activities after 9 a.m. Mass (9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.),

336 B. 38 St.

St. Rose of Lima Young at Heart Club (55 and older), Mon. afternoons, 1 p.m., Saint Rose of Lima Auditorium.

BFFY Rockaway Senior Services, formerly Rockaway Senior Center, transportation for shopping and medical appts., referral for non-kosher meals

on wheels.

Religious Happenings

Memorial Mass for John Annarelli, 2/27, 10:30 a.m., St. Joachims.

Pax Christi Metro New York, Lenten Retreat, 2/28, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (1603 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn. Call Mary Kiernan,


Third Annual Appreciation Service,

New Beginning Deliverance Church of Jesus Christ (38-20 RBB, Edgemere),

2/15, 4 p.m.

Celestial Church of Christ Food Pantry, Mondays, noon - 1 p.m., 214 B. 90 St., ID req’d.

Beth-El Temple Church Soup Kitchen daily, 12 noon to 2 p.m.; Sun. School, 10 a.m.; Morn. worship, 11:45 a.m.; Children Church, 12:45 a.m..

Prayer Circle, Thurs., 6 a.m. – 7 a.m., 215 B. 77 St. Bread given away, Sun., 2:30 - 3:30, Mon. and Wed., 12 a.m. -

2 p.m. Soup kitchen daily, noon - 2 p.m.

Fellowship CafE9, Soul Food Restaurant, Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, every Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.,

411 B. 30 St.

Special Events

Blood Drive, PHC, 2/23, 7 a.m.

to 6:30 p.m. Donors get free

tickets to Bronx Zoo.

Blood Drive, St. John’s Hosp. 2/23,

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grant Writing Workshop, 2/21, 10 a.m., Blanche Day Care Ctr. (44-02 BCD,

Ar verne), NYPD Grants

Development Unit.

Groundbreaking, Addabbo Family Health Center, 6200 BCD, 2/20, 11 a.m.

RDRC, "Let’s Talk Business," 2/13, 16-37 Central Ave., FR, 6 p.m.

Take The Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis, 2/21, 2 p.m. Beach at B. 98 St., registration at Vaughn’s Pub,

B. 98 St., 1 p.m.

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