2007-07-27 / Columnists

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Commentary By Liz Guarino

It's the end of July; it seems as if the summer is passing by in the blink of an eye. But, there's still lots of Mardi Gras fun to be had yet. Sooo- enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Here's what's happening:

Ruffle Bar presents Hot 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.

Grassy Point presents Mexican Night on Friday, July 27 with $2 Tequila Shots and $3 Coronas. Donation is $5. Proceeds to the BCVFD.

Bayview's "The Bayview Brady's" present Karaoke Night on Sunday, July 29. Putting on the Hits winner drinks free all night and following Sunday. Donations accepted at the door.

Bayview's "The Bayview Brady's" present a Texas Hold-em Tournament on Monday Night, July 30, with $125 buy-in for 10,000 Chips. Beer, Food, side games. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Ruffle Bar presents Mardi Gras Specials all summer- margaritas, daiquiris and creamsicles: $3. Ruffle Bar also has 50/50 chances for $25 and basket raffles available. Proceeds go to BCVFD.

On Sunday, August 12 there will be a Brunch at the VFW, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The usual breakfast items are on the menu.

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.; Early Bird. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served. Donation is $5 per person.

On Thursday, August 26 there will be a BBQ at the VFW starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $20 per person/$35 a couple. Kids are half price.

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. Choose between August 8-9 or August 22-23 (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Call Janet at 718-318- 6454.

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!"

The Library has a lot of activities planned for the month of August. On Fridays all are welcome to play board games in the library from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy one of the games at the library or bring one of your own. On Wednesday, August 1 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, August 2 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.

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.

Mary Theresa Nelson, former assistant principal of P.S. 47 and featured speaker at the P.S. 47 commencement this year, enjoys a good book. She recommended The Friday Night Knitting Club as "a good summer, light read." If you enjoy reading, it might be ideal for the upcoming dreaded "dog days."

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.

Go for a botany walk to find late summer blossoms in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. till noon. "Summer Flowers and Fruits" will be led by a volunteer. Bring drinking water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Sign up in advance. Call 718-318-4340.

Did you know that there are 391 national parks? On Sunday, August 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge will present a program called "Have a Safe Trip: Enjoying Your National Parks," to show visitors what they can learn to make their park visit safe and healthy. Sign up in advance for this program by calling 718-318-4340.

National Night Out Against Crime will be at B.C.H.S. is Tuesday, August 7. Face painting, food, beverages. More details next week.

It's a little further afield, but some neighbors may be interested to know that: "Regal Cinemas (at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale) and the Library will be presenting popular family films through August 29. Films will be shown every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children are asked to bring their Queens Library card for a free pass to the movie, but if they don't already have one, they can sign up for a card at the event." Schedule is: Week of July 31: Trumpet of the Swan and Over the Hedge; week of August 7: Ice Age 2 and Everyone's Hero; week of August 14: Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland and Open Season; week of August 21: Monster House and Muppets from Space; week of August 28: Barnyard and Babe 2.

If you have 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.

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Email can be sent to: Lizbcbits@aol.com

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