2007-07-20 / Columnists

Broad Channel Bits

Commentary By Liz Guarino

During most weekends, the air fills with the aroma of barbecues of chicken, burgers, hot dogs- there's nothing quite like the smell of dinner sizzling over the coals! Enjoy!

There will be a Penny Social at the VFW on Friday, July 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free; the VFW Hall is at 705 Shad Creek Road.

It's Luau Night at Grassy Point on Friday, July 20. Wear a Hawaiian shirt and get your first drink free. There are $2 piña coladas from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a free BBQ and DJ Dan will be jamming all night long. Donation is $10; proceeds to the BCVFD.

Bayview's "The Bayview Brady's" present Committee Night on Sunday, July 22. Winners get two-hour open bar. Donations accepted at the door.

Ruffle Bar presents dinners served every Wednesday night.

Dinners are $7 from 5 p.m. till?. Call 718-318-2300.

Grassy Point presents homemade cooking every Thursday night from 5 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Call 718- 474-1688 to order or for reservations. Meals are $7 each. Proceeds go to the BCVFD.

Ruffle Bar presents O's Pub Reunion on Sunday, July 22 featuring "The Stand-Up Comedy of Joe O'Hare Jr." More information can be found on the flyers.

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department presents "Movie Night Under the Stars" on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at the All-American Ball Fields at West 21 Road. An outdoor presentation of "The Wizard of Oz" will be shown on an outdoor 14 X 24 foot screen. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Arrive early; reserve your spot. Popcorn, soda, juice, cotton candy and hot dogs will be available or bring your own stuff. A $10 donation per family is requested.

Ruffle Bar presents Mardi Gras specials all summer: Margaritas, daiquiris, creamsicles: $3. Ruffle Bar also has 50/50 chances for $25. Basket raffles are available also. Proceeds go to BCVFD.

On Friday, August 10, Ruffle Bar is having a "Booze Cruise." Boat will be leaving from Capt. Mike's in Howard Beach. Cruise will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. The cost of $60 per person includes beer, food, DJ and spirits. Reservations only, call Eileen at 718- 318-2300. "Tickets are going fast!"

Christ Presbyterian Church is having Bingo every Wednesday in the Church Hall on Noel and Church Roads until further notice. Doors open at 6 p.m.; there is an Early Bird. Coffee and cake will be served. Donation is $5 per person.

In the library on Fridays, play board games from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Play one of the games at the library or bring a game of your own. On Wednesday, July 25 there is Crafts for 2 to 5 year olds at 3 p.m.; parental help is needed with crafts with this age group. On Thursday, July 26 there will be Crafts for 6 to 12 year olds at 3 p.m. Space is limited for craft programs; sign up in advance by phoning 718-318-4943 or stopping in the library.

Christ Presbyterian Church is running a bus ride (its first ever!) to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see In the Beginning, the story of Adam and Eve. The trip is an overnight one with choice of single ($205), double ($169) or triple ($150) accommodations and includes: transportation, one night at a hotel, breakfast, dinner, show, a tour of Amish country and a visit to a flea market. A choice of August 8-9 or August 22-23 is available. (Both dates are Wednesday and Thursday.) Call Janet at 718-318-6454.

Check out the moths on this night journey through the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Friday, July 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Learn about the importance of the moth and how to identify common species on this evening walk with naturalist, Steve Walters. This workshop is recommended for ages 12 and up. Bring binoculars and insect repellent. Sign up in advance at 718-318-4340.

A NYC Audubon Bird Walk in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge from 9 to 11 a.m. is scheduled for Saturday, July 21. Look for migrating shorebirds and egrets, herons and ibis with naturalist, Don Riepe. Bring binoculars and sign up in advance.

Ages 8 and up can attend "Backyard Birding with the Family" at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop includes hands-on activities, a presentation and a ranger-led walk with the attending families. Bring binoculars and sign up in advance.

A note for everyone who came to Christ Church for bingo last Wednesday observed that there was a great turnout in spite of less-than-perfect weather. The note also said: "Some nice young ladies came from Rockaway, who- by the way- were winners!"

One of our neighbors is looking for a good home for two young parakeets. One is green; the other is blue. Food and large, fancy cage are included. Free to person with right home. Call Apryl, 917-348-1661.

The Adult Summer Reading Program at the library will meet on Friday, August 3 at 10 a.m. to discuss "One Thousand White Women" by Jim Fergus. All adults are welcome! This will be the final discussion of the Adult Summer Reading Program.

The committee from Ruffle Bar "would like to thank all who participated in the 'Mock Irish Wake': the Bag Piper, the Pall Bearers, the Widow and her deceased husband; special thanks to Dan and Diane for the Irish music. Also, a thank you to those at the Scanlon Party and all who attended for making it a huge success."

If your organization has news that belongs in this column, please get the information to me by 9:30 a.m. on the Tuesday before you need the item to appear in The Wave.

Please sign your e-mail or letter; like the rest of the newspaper, I cannot publish info that comes without a name. Thank you!

Email can be sent to: Lizbcbits@aol.com

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