Queens Courier Happenings

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EDITOR’S PICK

Wednesday, December 28,

11 a.m. Pomonok Library: “Wimpy” Wednesday!; Celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Feverwith a day filled with activities related to Greg, Rodrick and the rest of the “Wimpy Kid” characters. Enjoy the magic of Greg and Rodrick on screen as the library will have two showings of the popular movies based on the books by author Jeff Kinney. Noted storyteller Carol Goldman will introduce the popular series to avid fans with a chapter reading. Enjoy board games, trivia games, coloring pages and puzzles; call 718-591-4343.

 Friday, December 23

3:30 p.m. Queensboro Hill Library: Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament; Children and teens between the ages of seven and 14 can enjoy participating in this tournament; call 718-359-8332.

 

WEEKEND EVENTS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

10:30 a.m. Briarwood Library: Mother Goose Time; Children ages 10 to 18 months are invited for playtime, nursery rhymes and music; call 718-658-1680.

 

10:30 a.m. Queens Village Library: STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory; Join the library’s galaxy of STARs in performing theatrical works. Brush up on your acting chops and meet new friends; call 718-776-6800.

 

2:30 p.m. Long Island City: Tween Zone Inspiration Fridays (TZIF); Children in grades five to eight can come every Friday for fun, books, games and art; 718-752-3700.

 

3:30 p.m. Queensboro Hill Library: Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament; Children and teens between the ages of seven and 14 can enjoy participating in this tournament; call 718-359-8332.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26

 

3 p.m. Corona Library: Homework Help; Students in grades kindergarten through sixth can come and receive help with assignments; call 718-426-2844.

 

6:15 p.m. Long Island City Library: Lego Builders Club; If you like building with Legos, come join the club and build with other kids; call 718-752-3700.

 

6:30 Forest Hills Library: Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen; Jing Chen studied dance at the school founded by internationally-acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students; call 718-268-7934.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

 

1 p.m. Hillcrest Library: Canned Food Drive; Make a difference this holiday season by helping to feed the needy. Bring in cans of non-perishable food to the library and it will be distributed to the needy in the surrounding area. Donations will be accepted until January 11, 2012; call 718-454-2786.

 

2 p.m. Broadway Library: Winter Mural; Add your touch to a manga-style “mural” depicting the beauty of the winter season. Participants will paint with acrylics on an oversized canvas; call 718-721-2462.

 

2 p.m. Poppenhusen Library: Winning Winter Crafts; Kids can join every day during their winter break for fun crafts. If under grade three, the child must be accompanied by an adult; call 718-359-1102.

 

3 – 6 p.m. Cambria Heights: BOOST Homework Help; Children can receive help with assignments from BOOST staff Monday through Friday; call 718-528-3535.

 

4 p.m. Glen Oaks: Winter Wonderland; Children ages eight and up can experience the mystery of snowflakes in this arts and crafts program; call 718-831-8636.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

 

11 a.m. Pomonok Library: “Wimpy” Wednesday!; Celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever with a day filled with activities related to Greg, Rodrick and the rest of the “Wimpy Kid” characters. Enjoy the magic of Greg and Rodrick on screen as the library will have two showings of the popular movies based on the books by author Jeff Kinney. Noted storyteller Carol Goldman will introduce the popular series to avid fans with a chapter reading. Enjoy board games, trivia games, coloring pages and puzzles; call 718-591-4343.

 

1:30 p.m. Forest Hills: Baby Crawl; Babies four to 17 months are invited to exercise their minds and bodies in the Story Hour Room; call 718-268-7934.

 

2:30 p.m. Bayside Library: Holiday Game Show Afternoon; If you think you have what it takes to be a trivia contestant, sign up for the library’s game show. There will be two sessions – one for fifth to eighth graders and another for ninth to 12th graders.

 

2:30 p.m. St. Albans Library: Origami for a Snowy Day with Karen Wellington; Come and create toys you can enjoy at home when it’s cold outside in this craft class inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ “The Snowy Day.” Children ages six to 12 will learn how to make a snowball, a snow angel and a dog just like Peter’s. Preregistration is required; call 718-528-8196.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

 

1:30 p.m. Bay Terrace Library: Great Music from the ’30s to the ’70s; Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and Friends bring back memories with favorites like “Autumn Leaves,” “Misty” and “Body and Soul” by performers Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson; call 718-423-7004.

 

2 p.m. Pomonok Library: Drumbeats for Kwanzaa with Freddy Dugard; Freddy Dugard will introduce various rhythms and beats and encourage the audience to participate in creating dynamic sounds for a festive Kwanzaa celebration; call 718-591-4343.

 

 

FUTURE EVENTS

Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Queens Theatre’s Immigrant Voices Project in the Studio Theatre; Listen to the trials and tales of a colorful cast from the melting pot of New York City, including a Bangladeshi insomniac and a Columbian drag queen. Tickets are $20.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 4

5 p.m. and 8 p.m.COCKTAILS WITH LARRY MILLER: Little League, Adultery and Other Bad Ideas; Actor and comedian Larry Miller takes to the stage in this hilarious one-man show, part of Queens Theatre’s Celebrity Series. Regular tickets are $44, and tickets in the Producer’s Circle are $60.