56 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • JULY 24, 2014 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com happenings >JULY24-30 FRIDAY, JULY 25 Come to the Queens Library at Far Rockaway at 1637 Central Ave. for this month’s book discussion group. This month’s selection is the American classic “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville. The novel starts with the words “Call me Ishmael,” but its subject matter is as wide as the oceans across which Captain Ahab chases his demon whale. The discussion will start at noon and for more information, call the library at 718-327-2549. SATURDAY, JULY 26 Emanuel United Church of Christ located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please leave your name on the church phone at 718-849-1153 so they have an idea of how many attendees to expect. Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish is hosting a giant indoor rummage sale July 26 and August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 27 and August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New and used items plus collectibles will be sold. For more information call 718-847-1353. Donated items to the sale may be dropped off from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at Jamaica Avenue and 88th Street. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan’s offi ce will hold Saturday offi ce hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help residents apply for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE). On July 1, the household income for the SCRIE will rise from $29,000 to $50,000. To qualify on or after July 1 you must be at least 62 years old, rent an apartment that is rent controlled, rent stabilized or hotel stabilized, have a combined household income that is $50,000 or less and rent an apartment that costs more than one-third of your household PhotoCourtesy-GlamourTango income. Please contact Diane Ballek in the Sunnyside District offi ce at 718-784-3194 to make an appointment. The offi ce is located at 41-02 Queens Blvd. Gear up and get moving! Bike afi cionados can participate in the fi rst annual “Loop,” a 20-mile bike ride. Kicking off at the NYFAC building, 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach, the route will take riders over three bridges in two boroughs and back to NYFAC. With safety a priority, there will be spotters and sign guides at every turn. And if you prefer, a “half Loop” 10-mile course will also be available. There is a $20 minimum sponsorship to ride and cyclists will receive a T-shirt. All riders must wear helmets and protective gear. All proceeds will benefi t the NYFAC Foundation and JDRF. Register online at www.NYFAC.org/bike and preregistration guarantees a bike shirt. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ride starts promptly at 10 a.m. Play Mahjong, Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble or your favorite game on “Shabbat Afternoons” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Congregation L’Dor V’Dor at 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy. They provide the snacks, a light meal and the Kedusha of Shabbat. There will be Mincha, Maariv and Havdalah services at 8 p.m. Please RSVP by calling 718-224-0404. ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE? Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com/eventspage, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page. EDITOR’S PICK Latino Cultural Festival Polly Ferman’s ‘GlamourTango,’ the all-female multimedia music and dance spectacle that pays tribute to the women who were a major force in early tango, is proud to open the 2014 Latino Cultural Festival at 8 p.m. at the Queens Theatre. The production includes fascinating and rarely seen black-and-white fi lms from Argentina, recorded in the early ‘40s, featuring female singers and tango dancers, as well as the stunning GlamourTango company of female musicians and dancers specializing in Argentine tango. The theatre is located at 14 United Nations South at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets are $30. Reserve a seat by calling 718-760-0064 or going on www.queenstheatre.org.
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