2004-08-06 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino


August sashayed in on a soggy note earlier this week. Green plants, flowers and trees have gotten a good amount of rainfall dropped on them. And the month is only a few days old, but a couple of them have been pretty sticky. Fortunately, we have been lucky-so far! Temperatures have hovered in the 80’s.

Duffy’s Irish Pub will present “An Irish Wake” on Saturday, August 14. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. will be The Viewing; at 8:30 will be The Funeral Procession. Then it’s back to Duffy’s for “live” music, singing, bangers (Irish sausages), and Fun!

Buckets will be available.

Cover charge is $5. All proceeds to benefit BCVFD. 

Most Popular Block candidate East 8 Road is keeping busy—they are going to hold a Car Wash on Saturday, August 7 at East 8 Road and Crossbay Blvd.

The cost is $5.

Their Cake Sale will be held on Sunday, August 8 in front of the firehouse. And they will be hosting Adult Bingo on Tuesday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church Hall. Proceeds will go to BCVFD.

There will be a Bar-B-Q held at the VFW Hall on Saturday, August 7 from 2 p.m. till ???. Cost per person is $10.

One lucky person will win a Dell computer this summer!

Tickets cost $5 each. Call Ginger for tickets at 718 318-5504.

On a Mardi Gras note, Grassy’s has dinners on Thursday nights. Eat in or take out. Call 718 474-1688 for weekly dinners, delivery.

All American Dogs have been busy! On Mondays and Wednesdays they have been at the 17th Road Park, selling tee shirts, raffles, chips, soda, bottled water and other food items.

Bingo is coming and All American Dogs have picked a lucky date for it-Friday the 13th—of August. It will take place at the North Channel Yacht Club. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Jackpot is $400. There will be over $900 in prizes.

All proceeds to BCVFD!

Tickets are going fast-don’t risk getting left out by waiting until the last minute to get yours! Chances on the $10,000 Giveaway cost $100 each.

To get tickets, call Ginger at 718 318-5504. Drawing will be at the firehouse on Friday night, September 3.

There is over $14,000 in prizes.  

All American Dogs-Pee Wee, Pooh and Jake are having another Dog Wash Day-this one will be held at 1424 Cross Bay Blvd. on Sunday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dogs can have a flea bath and/or get their nails clipped. Flea baths cost as follows: small dogs cost $10; medium dogs are $12, and large dogs are $15. Both cats and dogs can have their claws/nails clipped for $5. 

Call Donna 718 634-4270 or Lily 718 474-7652 for an appointment. (They use warm water!)

The last summer Book Discussion will be held at the Library at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 26. The novel, “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin will be discussed.

On Sunday, August 22 at noon at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge there will be a NYC Audubon Shorebird Workshop. Don Riepe, Guardian of Jamaica Bay will lead this workshop to view plovers, peeps and other shorebirds. Participants should wear waterproof boots and bring binoculars. Reservations are required.

Call 718 318-4340 for more information.

The Broad Channel Library is asking for donations of new or good condition CD’s and DVD’s. They will be sent to the overseas troops as part of Operation Gratitude. Read more about the program on the internet at: www.opgratitude.com.

On Wednesday, August 11 at 2 p.m. the seniors will see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Molloy College. At last report there were a couple of tickets still available. Call Teresa at 718 634-7799 or Winnie at 718 474-2783 to see if the tickets are still available.

Sunset Picnic Concert Series are held in Fort Tilden on the parade ground. The next concert will feature Celtic music by Cady Finlayson & Band and will be held on Sunday, August 8 at 6 p.m. On Sunday, August 22 will be Legends of Rock and Roll. Call 718 474-6760 for more information on the concert series and the indoor rain location.

On Wednesday, August 25 St. Virgilius Golden Age and Rosary Altar Society will host a Bus Trip to Trump Marina in Atlantic City.

St. Virgilius P.A. asks people to save Campbell labels, Box Tops for Education and other proofs of purchase over the summer months and bring them to the school office in September or drop them in the box in the rear of St. Virgilius Church.

Local artists who are members of Rockaway Artists Alliance will show their artworks in A Perfect 10: Anniversary Member Exhibition at Fort Tilden in sTudio 7. The exhibit will run through Sunday, August 29. On Sunday, August 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. will be the opening reception with entertainment and light refreshments. The gallery is open to the public and there is no charge for viewing the artworks. Gallery hours on Saturdays are from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information call RAA at 718 474-0861 or email: rockart116@aol.com

RAA does more in the area than many people realize. They hold various adult education classes during the summer months that are free to members. Some of the offerings over the summer have been: Relief Printmaking, Fun in Clay for Beginners and Life Drawing. If you have always wanted to try your hand at something artistic, join RAA this summer so you can enjoy classes next summer. They also have Camp kidsmART for about 200 youngsters this year and are involved in after school programs as well.

Mardi Gras happening? Other important event? Share the news with your neighbors. (Please get your important information to me by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning if you need it in that Friday’s column.) Send email to: Lizbcbits@aol.com.

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