2004-09-10 / Columnists

S eptember

Broad Channel Bits

John J. Monahan Softball Tournament, 20 Road Field, 9/25, 10 a.m. Captain’s Meeting, 9/22, Grassy Point Bar (CBB), 8 p.m. Proceeds to BCAC.

Party after tournament.

Gateway NRA


Safe Boating Course, Personal Watercraft Skills, USCG Auxiliary, Floyd Bennett Field, 10/2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration, 9/29, 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunset Bay Cruises, Tour of backwater marshes, 9/19 and 9/26, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 718-318-9344.

Health Happenings

Peninsula Hospital Center, free blood pressure screening, Thurs 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free immunizations for children to age 18, Wed. 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 & Rehabilitation. Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, last Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, second Mon., 10 to 11 a.m., Meditation Room.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Free Pregnancy Screening, Mon. – Wed., 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri.,

10 a.m. – noon.

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 appoint., 1288 Central Ave. & 67-10 RBB. Free pregnancy, HIV, & dental screenings, asthma & diabetes workshops, Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Library Happenings

Workshop – The Art of Cartooning with Bob Sarnoff. Techniques and drawing taught. Sept. 20, 27 – 6 p.m. Seaside Branch, (116-15 RBB).

Sports Nutrition, video conference with Cleveland (Ohio) HealthSpace, Far Rockaway Branch (1637 Central Ave.), 9/23, 4 p.m.


Vietnam Vets of America, last Fri. of mo., 88-61, 76 Ave., Glendale.

Arverne Civic Association, 2nd Mon. of month, 8 p.m. - 330 B. 67 St.

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

Community Bd. 14, 2nd Tues. of month, 7:45 p.m., K of C Hall, B. 90 Street.

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 Wed. 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.

Music & The Arts

RMAC Festival, Riis Park Mall, 9/11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9/12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music, food, arts and crafts.

RTC, Rockaway Café, 9/10, 17, 18, 30, 10/1, 2, 8 p.m., 9/12. 2 p.m.

Little Globe Theater, “Seven,”

an evening of one-act plays,

First Congregational Church

(320 B. 94 St.), 9/18, 9/25, 8 p.m.

Religious Happenings

Celebration of Welcome for Reverend Kimberly Detherage, Bethel AME Church (215 B. 77 St.), 9/25, 11 a.m.

“On Broadway,” Temple Beth-El (Broadway/Locust Ave., Lawrence), 10/20, 7:45 p.m. 516-569-2700.

Hadassah Youth Aliyah 2004 Luncheon, Silver Gull Beach Club (Breezy Point), 9/28, noon.

Disability Awareness Mass, St. Gertrude’s Church (Beach 38 St./BCD), 9/25, 4 p.m.

Rockaway Council, Knights of Columbus, 333 B. 90 St, Installation of officers, Field Mass, 9/19, 10:30 a.m. Annual Richard Knott Golf Outing, 9/24, 7 a.m.

St. Edmund’s Church (Breezy Point), Duplicate Bridge, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 718-634-8269.

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 Café, Soul Food Rest., Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, every Sat., 11- 3 p.m., 411 B. 30 St.

First Congregational Church (UCC), Sun. worship services, begin 9:30 a.m., 320 B. 94 St.

Gospel Club Café, offers a variety of foods, song, praise and fellowship every first and fourth Sat. of month, 7 p.m., 411 B. 30 St.

House On The Rock Church Sun. School, 10 a.m.; Sun. worship, 11 a.m.; Mon. Substance Abuse Program, 8 p.m.; Wed. Adult Bible Study & Youth Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Free pick-up. 88-08 RBB, second floor, bell #2.

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 348 B. 71 St., Arverne offers Sun. Church School, 9:30 a.m.; Morn. Worship, 10:55 a.m.; Noon Bible Study, Tues., noon; Prayer & Bible Study, Wed., 7 p.m.

Seaside Jewish Center (Congregation B’nai Israel), 103-00 SFP, midweek minyans, Fri. & Sat. evening services. Parking available.

Temple Beth-El of R.P. Shabbat Children’s Services, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., B. 121 St. & RBB.

West End Temple, Shabbat Service, Fri. 8:15 p.m., Oneg Shabbat follows. Sat. Torah, 11 a.m., Kiddush follows. School (5-16 year olds), 9 a.m.

School Happenings

UFT/Parent Collaborative, Class Size Reduction, Equal Education Dollars, Hammel Houses Comm. Ctr., 9/20, 7 p.m.

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

MetroCard Van, Roy Reuther Houses (711 A-B Seagirt Ave.), 9/17, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Rockaway Senior Week Events, 9/13, JASA (131 B. 19 St.), Hammels Senior Center (90-01 RBB), YI Wavecrest (16 Healy Ave.), 11 a.m.; Roy Reuther (711 Seagirt Ave.), JASA Brookdale Village (131 B. 19 St.), St. Rose of Lima (130 B. 84 St.), 1 p.m.

Hamer Campos Farmer’s Market, redeem senior and WIC coupons,

PS 42 (430 B. 66 St.), each Saturday.

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. Persons 60 years of age & older welcome. Benefit & 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 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.

Special Events

Street Renaming for Terrence McShane, former police officer who became firefighter, B. 94 St. and RBB, 9/25, 11 a.m.

Blood Drive sponsored by The Graybeards, St. Francis de Sales (B. 129 St./RBB), 9/12, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Must be 17.

Matt Healey Memorial Picnic, benefits the Healey Children Scholarship Fund, Riis Park Bay 9, 9/25, noon to 5 p.m.

National Council of Negro Women, “Spiritual Women On The Move,” luncheon, Antun’s (96-43 Springfield Blvd.), 10/9, 11:30 a.m.

Happy Time, last Sunday of each month, American Legion Hall

(301 B. 92 St.), 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rally Against Youth Violence, O’Donohue Park (Seagirt Blvd., Far Rockaway), 9/18, all day. Sponsored by Councilman Jim Sanders.

Sports Happenings

Memorial Run to honor several CYO players who died prior to the age of nine, starting and ending at the Sugar Bowl (Breezy Point), 9/11, 9 a.m.

Emerald Society Run, Beach 102 St./SFP, 9/18, 10 a.m.

Rita Daley Run, Beach 84 St and the Boardwalk, 9/25, 10 a.m.

BCHSl vs. Midwood, football at BCHS, 9/11, 11 a.m.

Rockaway Ravens pee-wee football, FRHS (Bay 25 St.) 9/12, 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

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