2005-07-15 / Community

Broad Channel Bits

By Liz Guarino

Halfway through summer and a good number of rainy or humid, overcast days—great for the garden, but not good for those who enjoy the beach and backyard swimming pools!

Mardi Gras 2005 is really heating up—a bonnet has been thrown into the ring. Laci is making a bid for Babyface! More info on this campaign in a future column.

BCAC Co-Ed Summer Basketball started Wednesday, July 13. All games will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the 17th Road park on Mondays and Wednesdays. The AC says Thank You to summer basketball commissioners Karen Trudden and Jayme Galimi for running the league again this year. They are still looking for some coaches.  Anyone interested can see Karen or Jayme.

Seeing “My Fair Lady” at Fort Tilden’s Post Theater is where some seniors will go on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. on Trinity Services bus. If you didn’t reserve a seat on the bus, you can still join them at the Sunset Diner and enjoy dinner with them or head straight to the show. Show tickets cost $15 each.

A Friend in Need Party will be held on Saturday, July 16 at the American Legion Hall on Cross Bay in Broad Channel. The start time is 7 p.m.; the end time is ??. A donation of $20 per person is requested at the door. There will be plenty of food and beer, great raffle prizes, DJ Teddy and a Texas Hold ’em Tournament. There will be a raffle for a $5000 vacation package; it will cost $100 per ticket. There will only be 100 tickets sold. Also, they will be raffling off prizes such as a signed autographed guitar by Zack Wild, former guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne,  four field-level MET tickets, a huge BBQ, a patio set, a concert to be named including a limo ride to and from it and a host of other great prizes! Come, have a good time and show your support for a really good cause.

The Shad Creek Association at 529 Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel presents “It’s A Fluke!” Fishing Contest on Saturday, July 16. Sign-up was on Thursday, July 14. Prizes for Largest Fluke caught are as follows: 1st prize is $500; 2nd prize is- $250, and 3rd is $150. Prizes are also awarded for Total Weight of 3 Fluke: 1st Place is $150 and 2nd Place is $100. There is a Calcutta for Largest Sea Robin. One prize per fish. Soda, hot dogs, burgers, and beer are available at weigh in. Tournament Start Time is 7 a.m.; Weigh In is at 3 p.m.

The vollies will be holding a Bake Sale in front of the firehouse on Sunday, July 17 starting at 8 a.m. There will be lots of good things available!

A three-session workshop for teens, Scrapbooking, will be held on the last two Tuesdays in July and a Thursday in August. (Participants are required to pre-register and only if they can attend all three sessions!) On July 19 participating teens will look at photography and be issued a disposable camera; on July 26 cameras will be turned in to the library for development; on August 18 attendees will use their photos for some scrapbooking. Contact the Library for exact times of this workshop and to pre-register.

Mardi Gras 2005 at Duffy’s Pub will have home cooked meals every Wednesday night for kids and adults from 5 p.m. until ??. Call for reservations/ delivery, 718 318-2300. On July 20 there will be boneless roast pork, potatoes, fresh string beans and applesauce for adults for $7. For children there will be chicken tenders, fries and honey mustard sauce for $5. Duffy’s will even deliver in Rockaway from Beach 90 to Beach 129 Streets. No charge for toll! All proceeds to support BCVFD.

On Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m. young people ages 5 to 12 will find a craft program designed for them called: Marshmallow Hula Dancers. Pre-registration is required for this workshop at 718 318-4943.

On Thursdays Grassy’s has dinners to benefit Larry in his bid for President from 5 to 7 p.m. Eat in Grassy’s or call for delivery, 718 474-1688. Proceeds to support BCVFD.

Bagels and Books members will discuss “The Good Earth,” by Pearl Buck in August. Laura Lippman’s novel, “To the Power of Three,” will be the next book discussed by the P.S. 47 book discussion group.

St.Virgilius Rosary Society will be sponsoring a trip to Atlantic City on Wednesday, August 10.

The bus will leave Noel Road And Crossbay at 8:30 a.m. and go to the Hilton.

The cost is $26 per person; coin return will be $18 and food coupon will be $8. Contact Winnie at 718 474-2783 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, June 30 was the last meeting of the senior group until September. They had a very nice party to mark the occasion.

Stop catered the food; two people—a man and a woman—served the food to each table.

This is a difference from the buffet they used to have. Everyone seemed pleased to be served—it probably feels more like being in a restaurant!

Buffalo wings began the feast, followed by rolls and butter and salad. Dinner plates had chicken cutlet and eggplant parmigiana and ziti in tomato sauce. Cake with white frosting and blue flowers capped the meal. Music played and the air rang with peals of laughter!

The seniors will see each other over the summer, of course, then in September on Thursdays once again. They hope to see some new faces at their first meeting on September 8, to enjoy their trips, guest speakers, horse racing, birthday parties and bingo games in September.

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