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FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com december 24, 2015 • HOLIDAY • TIMES 5 Presents for the Geek Wishing Wishing everybody everybody a wonderful holiday season a wonderful holiday season Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah Happy Hanukkah JOE FUOCO’S MUSIC MUSIC SALES & MUSIC FOR ANY OCCASION CONGRESSWOMAN GRACE MENG CONGRESSWOMAN GRACE MENG CENTER, INC. 1-718-366-4055 Paid For And Authorized By Grace For New York Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To All - Best Wishes JOE & JEANETTE FUOCO JOE FUOCO’S MUSIC CENTER, INC. 1-718-366-4055 Music Lessons Beginner to Professional MUSIC SALES & MUSIC FOR ANY OCCASION 66-20 Myrtle Ave. Glendale, NY Jesus is the of the World 2014 School 10:15 AM 2014 Eve Service Redeemer Lutheran Church & Cooper Ave., Glendale Church Office 718-456-5292 Rev. Curtis R. Dorsey Dorsey.curtis@gmail.com www.Redeemerglendale.org Happy Holidays To All Our Friends! From The Maspeth Town Hall Community Center ©Times Newsweekly 2014 - MASPTOWN Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To All - Best Wishes JOE & JEANETTE FUOCO Music Lessons Beginner to Professional 66-20 Myrtle Ave. Glendale, NY ©Times Newsweekly - 2014 - FUOCOXMAS Ridgewood, programs. call 1- SENIOR St., will programs. For 1-718- SELF-HELP MASPETH Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., will hold beading, jewelry and bingo. Hot lunch at noon. Transportation available. For more information, call 1-718-429- 3636. MIDDLE VILLAGE Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., will hold arts and crafts at 10 a.m., sit and be fit at 1 p.m., Tai-Chi-Chuan at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 1- 718-894-3441. THE WOODSIDE CLINIC, 61-20 Woodside Ave., provides support groups, human services, day activity program, food pantry, mealson wheels and senior assistance program. For more information, call 1-718- 779-1234. SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES, 43-31 39th St., will hold various programs. For more information, call 1-718-784- 6173, ext. 112. FOREST HILLS SENIOR CENTER, 108-25 62nd Dr., will hold various programs, plus hot lunch. For more information, call 1-718-699- 1010. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 BOY SCOUT TROOP 28 meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St. in Richmond Hill. All boys age 10-1/2 to 17 are welcome. For more information, call 1- 718-478-5747. GIRL SCOUTS Grades K-8 meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. CALENDAR 22- -SEE CALENDAR ON PG. 30- By Craig W. Armst rong There was a time when Geek and Nerd were considered four letter words. They identified someone outside the norm and maybe a little socially challenged. Times have changed and these words are now chic. Geeks have taken over pop culture and they deserve it. The new found love for this poplulation has allowed many closet geeks, to come out and let the world know that they love comic books, action figures, anime, monsters and cosplay (costume role play). Do you have a geek on your holiday shopping list? If so, here are few ideas to make you the most awesome of gift givers. First you need to determine what your Geek is into. Let’s start with comic books, but it’s not that simple. What kind of comics do they like and which characters are their favorites? If your Geek is a true comic geek, you should probably stay away from buying them actual comic books. The world of comic books is vast and confusing to the non-comic person. Instead you would probably be best suited buying them comic related swag (stuff). If you community has a LCS (local comic shop), start there, but be warned. These places are heaven to geeks, but a little off putting to the general public. First, it will most likely smell like old news print, from the old comics. You are not walking into a big box store, so you will need help finding something. Tell the staff what your geek is into, after a few questions, they will be able to help. If your town doesn’t have an LCS, the Internet is a great place to shop for swag. Most comic book lovers also love action figures. Ebay is a great place to find just about any character from comics, movies, TV and so on. Just be sure to comparatively shop, some folks sell thing for much more than they are actually worth. While we’re on the Internet, let’s stay there. While many stores now carry these types of pop culture items, the Internet is going to provide you with the most variety. Comic book lovers often collect actions figure, but they also might collect anything related to their favorite characters. This means, posters, print, glassware, wall hangings, etc. If they have a Mr. or Mrs. Geek in their life, start by asking them for advice. The key is to zone in on their favorite character or superhero group. From there, use your imagination. Some folks are into sci-fi, monsters and things that go bump in the night. The same theory applies. Find out if they love werewolves or vampires and go from there. Again, the Internet is your best tool. Just search werewolf gift ideas and something will come up. It doesn’t mean you have to buy it from the Internet, but it’s great for ideas. You might be surprised home much fun you have shopping for these type of gifts. Don’t forget DVDs. You can buy entire seasons of series they may love. Just make sure they don’t already have it. When you dissect what it means to be a Geek, it’s about loving something and being very passionate about it. Just because someone’s hobby is following the world of Batman, doesn’t make them odd. People have all kinds of hobbies; this one just involves the world of sci-fi and fantasy. Enjoy your search, use your imagination and give your Geek the best holiday ever! s holiday guide


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