2005-02-11 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino


Despite this past week’s somewhat moderate temperatures, there are still piles of dirty ice and snow on the edges of the streets. It will be nice to have it gone before more of that white stuff falls all over the place once again. There may be more bad weather because spring is still ahead of us. Only 37 more days till the official start of spring! Enjoy Valentine’s Day!

The Broad Channel Theatre Group is sponsoring two nights of fun to benefit their upcoming production. On Friday, February 11 there will be a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at Shad Creek Association at 529 Cross Bay Boulevard. Buy in for $100 per person, which includes food and beer. Sign in from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30. Games begin at 8 p.m. Big Band Night will be at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, February 19 at 8 p.m. Cash bar is available. In advance tickets cost $10 per person; at the door tickets cost $12. To reserve tickets, call 718 318-0388, Proceeds from both nights benefit the BCTG production of Guys & Dolls, which can be enjoyed from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3.

BCAC/Jamaica Bay Little League baseball/softball/tee-ball registration dates are Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m.; Wednesday, February 16 from 6:30 till 8 p.m.; Friday, February 18 from 6:30 till 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. till noon; Wednesday, February 23 from 6:30 till 8 p.m.; Friday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 and Saturday, February 26 from 10 a.m. till noon. All registration will be held at the BCAC field house which is located at the BCAC Memorial Field at 1 Road and Cross Bay Boulevard. For more information and registration fees please visit the www.BroadChannelac. com website.

Take your Sweetheart out for a great breakfast: The American Legion Auxiliary Post 1404 is having a Brunch

on Sunday, February 13 between 10 and 2.

On Sunday, February 20 at 11 a.m. there will be a NYC Audubon Snow Birds Walk at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. You will look for winter songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and owls as you walk the trails in the refuge. Many birds and other kinds of wildlife utilize the refuge on their trips elsewhere; learn why, at this event. Bring your binoculars. Reservations are required and can be made at 718 318-4340.

BCVFD’s 100th Anniversary Ball will be celebrated on Thursday, March 10 at Russo’s on the Bay, Cross Bay Blvd in Howard Beach. Cocktails are at 7 p.m. with dinner and dancing following. Music will be by DJ Teddy. The evening will feature an Open Bar. Tickets to the Ball cost $85 per person. For tickets and further information, call Eddie at 718 318-5504.

If you are interested in CPR, come to the firehouse on Saturday, February 19 at 11 a.m. Cost of the course is $45 per person. Successful completion of the course, which is state-certified, can help a person in other areas. A small business owner took the course to

be properly prepared to help his employees. Another man took the course in case his family ever needed help.

A Defensive Driving Course, sponsored by St. Virgilius P.A., will be held on Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 3 in the school lunchroom. Completion of the two-session course entitles you to 10% reduction on car insurance for three years or up to four points off your license. The course costs $55 and will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. both nights. Seating is limited; payment in full guarantees a seat. There is no test and refreshments will be served. Call Helen at 718 945-4648 or Cindy at 718 634-5449 to register for the course.

It’s not too late to buy chances for St. Virgilius Parents’ Association 20/10 Club. The first drawing was on Tuesday, February 1; drawing will run

for 10 weeks. First prize of $200, second prize of $100 and third prize of $50 are awarded weekly. There is an Easter bonus prize of $250. In the tenth week there are two $500 prizes and a prize of $250. Winners can repeat weekly. Chances are $20 each. To buy chances call Karen at 718 945-5823, the rectory at 718 634-5680 or the school at 718 634-6237. Chances make a great gift for your Sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day or even Easter!

Empty ink cartridges from your computer printer are collected by St. Virgilius School. They should be put in a plastic bag and brought to the school office. The school also collects Labels for Education from designated products. Campbell is one of them and they make a lot of different products.

Both of our schools collect Boxtops for Education which are on many different products including Bisquick, Betty Crocker products and many others. Ink cartridges, labels and boxtops are redeemable for money by the schools which can use the purchasing power to buy many different items for use by the students in the school. The beauty of these programs is that money can be gotten for the schools from things that people would just throw in the recycling or regular garbage—literally turning trash into cash!

I always feel sad when I disappoint people because I can’t run their item in the column when they want.

Sometimes I get notes that are missing a key piece of information and I can’t get it because a contact telephone number is missing (if you don’t email frequently, please include a phone number where I can reach someone day and evening.) Other times folks get their information to me after

the column has been sent to the Wave.

Let me help you get the word out!

Deadline for news items from you

to me is 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday for items to be printed in that Friday’s Wave.

A promise—your private contact information will be shredded and recycled by me as soon as I finish with it!

Send email to: Lizbcbits@aol.com.

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