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40 THE COURIER SUN • MARCH 27, 2014 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.couriersun.com happenings >MAR27- > AP R2 COMPILED BY KATELYN DISALVO Things to do This Weekend: FRIDAY, MARCH 28 The Maspeth Lions and The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth proudly present Casino Night, at the Martin Luther High School. The event starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Maspeth Lions and Maspeth Kiwanis charities. Tickets are $80 a person; this includes buffet dinner, hors d’eouvres, beer, wine, and soda, $200 gambling money to start, and Vegas style entertainment and music. Games include Roulette, Craps, Poker, Blackjack and more. For tickets contact 516- 353-4239, or 718-651-3535. Martin Luther High school is located at 60-02 Maspeth Avenue. Join Monikas Café Bar to listen to Samia and her acoustic show and relax with some drinks, Monikas Café is located at 32-90 36th street, Astoria. The event is from 9-11 p.m. For more information call 718-204-5273. The Douglaston Library is hosting a homework help program for kids. This program is for students in grades K-6 who are in need of extra homework help. One of two teachers will be on hand to assist children with their assignments. Sign-up at the children’s reference desk. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m., at the Douglaston library located at 249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck. For more information call 718-225-8414. SATURDAY, MARCH 29 With only weeks left before the federal deadline on March 31st, Community Healthcare Network is holding events to sign up New Yorkers – many who are still uninsured - for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Most New Yorkers must enroll in a qualifi ed health plan this year or could face a penalty. The event aims to help those individuals who need more information on health insurance and get hands-on help with enrolling online. The event is free; and it is advised that anyone who wants to sign up for insurance bring New York State photo identifi cation, social security card, and four recent pay stubs. Individuals who are non-residents or were recently granted residency or a legally present status within the US should bring their green card, work visa, or resident card. The event will take place at Long Island City Health Center located at 36-11 21st street, LIC, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Among the famous graffi ti artists from New York City’s 1970s subway era was an unassuming talent from the unassuming borough of Queens. Join Louie Gasparro, author of, Don 1, the King from Queens: The Life and Photos of a NYC Transit Graffi ti Master, at the Astoria Bookshop for a book signing and get to know more about the book and Gasparro himself. The event is free and starts at 6 p.m. The Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st street, Astoria. For more information call 718-278-2665. The Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic Association is sponsoring a defensive driving course at 9:30 a.m. The course will be at The New Orsogna Athletic Club located at 45-09 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria. With this course you can reduce 10% off your insurance rates and remove up to 4 points off of your driving record. The event will go from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40 with pizza and soda included. For more information and to reserve your spot call 917-992-4085. State Senator Joseph P Addabbo, Jr. and the Integrated Medical Foundation are hosting a free prostate cancer screening for men over 40 who have not previously been treated for the disease. The screening, which includes a PSA blood test, will be at Addabbo’s Howard Beach offi ce, 159-53 102nd Street from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome as well, regardless of insurance. Patients must bring a photo ID (e.g. driver’s license) and their physician’s name and address on a separate paper, and will be notifi ed of exam results by bringing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Call 718-738-1111 to make an appointment or for additional info. SUNDAY, MARCH 30 Hillcrest Jewish Center a landmark Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue, is hosting a open house in honor of their 75th Anniversary. The open house will go from 11-1:30 p.m. This event is being held to give neighbors the chance to visit the synagogue, speak with Rabbi Manes Kogan, meet members and discuss what it’s like to be part of a loving and compassionate Jewish community! The event is FREE. A light lunch with a “make your own sundae” dessert bar will be offered. RSVP needed for lunch at 718-380-4145 or info@hillcrestjc.org FRIDAY, APRIL 4 The Creek and the Cave will be holding the event The Orphanage hosted by Erin Lennox and Eli Stairs. Sign up is from 5:45-6 p.m. people will be chosen lottery style for open mic night which starts at 6 p.m. All are welcome, come clown around with the hard knock kids. The Creek and the Cave is located at 10-93 Jackson Avenue, LIC. For more info call 718-706-8783. SUNDAY, APRIL 6 State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblymember Michael Miller are hosting another community Recycling Day, rain or shine, in Forest EDITOR’S PICK THE NEW YORK TENORS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 Queensborough Performing Arts Center is hosting a concert starring The Three Tenors, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. They opened the door for many new great tenor collaborations. Now three of New York’s premier voices, Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriquez, and Michael Amante come together to honor the city of New York and the New York Tenors. The three have a unique tenor voice which has been heard in concert halls internationally. This is a can’t miss concert! Tickets are $40 for more info call 718-631-6311. QPAC is located at 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside. Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell parking lot on Forest Park Drive. Acceptable contributions include clothing and textiles, electronics, paper, carpeting and household goods. Book and eyeglass donations will also be accepted. For more information, contact Frank Fazio in Addabbo’s district offi ce, 718-738-1111. Ridgewood market is celebrating its 1 year anniversary of its Artisan Market. There will be over 40 independent markets and local artisan vendors, where there will be vintage gifts, food, pastries, brunch, and alcohol. All vendors are welcome, for more information please call 347- 460-7549. The event will go from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is located at 657 Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 Queens Council on the Arts invites you to learn how to build and cultivate relationships with individual donors. Good fundraising is all about cultivating relationships to build deep connections. This two-part interactive workshop with fundraising consultant Dara Silverman is designed to help participants learn how to strengthen and grow their base of individual relationships for themselves, their arts organization, or art project today and for years to come. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Queen’s Council on the Arts located at 37-11 35th avenue in Astoria. Admission is $10 for each workshop. ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE? Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com/events-page, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page.


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