Happenings


By Queens Courier Staff |

COMPLILED BY BOB DODA and MATTHEW BACCHUS
ECOMPLILED BY BOB DODA and MATTHEW BACCHUS
EDITOR’S PICKS

Daily 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County: Defying the Devil: Christian Clergy Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust. The center has opened its long-awaited permanent exhibit which uses photographs, artifacts, and video to relate the events of the Holocaust and relate them to more recent genocides and acts of intolerance. Call 516-571-8040.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday at 10 a.m. Arverne Library: Community Health Fair; Free health information, fun activities for people of all ages and no-cost mammograms for women over 40 who have not been screened in the last year; mammograms are by appointment and available regardless of insurance status or immigration status; call 718-634-0331.

Saturday at noon Langston Hughes Library: Young Scholars Approach to Black Literature; presenting a panel of literary research papers by Chanae Bazemore, Joan Jean Francois, Michelle Gibbs and Danie Jules with Dr. Mychel Namphy as moderator; followed by a musical performance; call 718-651-1100.

Friday at 6:30 p.m. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park: Festival of International Music, Dance and Film; live dance and music performances followed by a feature film screening; “Bombay Summer,” (India, 2008); call 718-592-9700.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

10 a.m. Bellerose Library: AARP Driver Safety Program; a one-day defensive driving class provided by the AARP; call 718-641-3911.

4:30 p.m. Rosedale Library: Hip Hop Dance Class; hip hop dance class for teens and children; call 718-528-8490.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Dances of North Africa and the Middle East; Mosaic Dance Theater Company brings its musicians and dancers center stage in an opulently costumed performance; call 718-661-1200.

2:30 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards; enjoy Rosemary Clooney’s greatest hits like “Mambo Italiano,” “Botch-A-Me,” “Come On-A My House,” and “Half As Much;” call 718-899-2500.

3 p.m. Howard Beach Library: An Afternoon of Cabaret with Castorina and Rose; your favorite musical selections from the Broadway stage like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Hello Dolly” and memorable American standards; call 718-641-7086.

Noon Socrates Sculpture Park: Sculpture Workshops; for children and their families; work with an artist and explore diverse and innovative art mediums, bring a bottle or jar from home and make a lamp; call 718-956-1819.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

3:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Recovery, Inc.; anxiety, fear, obsessions, temper, stress, depression–finding a way to cope is here; A Recovery, International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues; call 718-268-7934.

6 p.m. Baisley Park Library: Foreclosure Prevention Seminar; The Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, Queens Bar Association will explain the new anti-foreclosure laws, discuss strategies for negotiating with lenders, and furnish information about homeowners’ legal rights; call 718-529-1590.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Polish Your Resume: Summer Series; bring a copy of your resume on disk; volunteers will guide you through editing and producing a professional quality resume using Cyber Center computers; must have keyboard, mouse experience; preregistration is required at the Job Information Center; call 718-990-0700.

6:30 p.m. Woodhaven Library: Health and Lifestyle Workshop; look great, lose weight, and raise your energy level. In a series of five consecutive classes; participants will learn better lifestyle methods of living a longer, happier and healthier life; call 718-849-1010.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

8 p.m. Little Bay Park: Movies Under the Bridge; bring a blanket or a chair and watch “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs;” free; call 718-352-4793.