Focus On Queens, Mar. 13

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center include:
Purim Party, 2 p.m. March 17.
Movie Matinee, “The Big Wedding,” 1 p.m. March 18.
Poets & writers with Mindy Lewis, 1:30-3:45 p.m. March 24.
Healthy Living, 11 a.m. March 25.
Healthy Habits, 11 a.m. Mondays.
Spanish, 1 p.m. Mondays.
Dancercise & aerobics, 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
St. Patrick’s Day Party, 1 p.m. March 21.
Meditation with Sy Weber, 10 a.m. Thursdays
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens.

IRISH CELEBRATION: Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder celebrated the Irish culture at the Annual St. Camillus-St.Virgilius Parish St. Patrick’s Dance filled with traditional corned beef and cabbage and musical performances with local bagpipers.

IRISH CELEBRATION:
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder celebrated the Irish culture at the Annual St. Camillus-St.Virgilius Parish St. Patrick’s Dance filled with traditional corned beef and cabbage and musical performances with local bagpipers.

The Ozone Park Civic Association will meet 7:30 p.m. March 18 at 97-14 135th Drive, Ozone Park. The meeting will feature a seminar on elder law, estate planning, trusts and avoiding probate. For information, email ozpkcivic@gmail.com.

Andrew Nici of Rego Park and Ciara Nestor of Rockaway Point were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa.

Justin Pau of Forest Hills was named to the Honor List for the fall 2013 semester at Oxford College in Atlanta, Ga.

Anna Gordan of Rego Park was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Emory College in Atlanta, Ga.

Local students were recognized for their academic achievement during the fall 2013 semester at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey. They include:
President’s List
Forest Hills: Kamilla Akbarova, Michael Brana, Anthony McKeown.
Howard Beach: Maria Carollo, Megi Duhanzhiu, Amanda Segarra.
Rego Park: Rizki Hamid.
Richmond Hill: Jennifer Tineo.
Dean’s List
Forest Hills: Tiphani Benbow, Mairi Inoue, Wuju Shi.
Kew Gardens: Lissette Cantos.
Ozone Park: Michelle Gomez, Kashauna Gregg Dowling, Gustavo Moreno, Diana Nieto, Francia Riano, Edwin Rojas.
Rego Park: Kaoru Yamazaki.
Richmond Hill: Moshin Gafur, Rachiel Vega.
Woodhaven: Katherine Fernandez, Amanda Innace, Christopher Ramos, Jessica Romero, Angelina Vazquez.

Four children from Queens were named winners of the 2014 Police Athletic League Art Contest. The winning artwork was featured in the 2014 PAL Calendar, which showcases artwork from children from PAL centers throughout the City.
For the month of February, Navae Moise, a seventh grader from PAL’s Edward Byrne Center, illustrates her dream to own her own clothing store.
For May, eighth grader Elemni Nkanta, from PAL’s Golden Maple Academy, aspires to be an architect.
For July, Golden Maple Academy eighth grader Blade Delgado illustrates her passion for photography.
For October, fourth grader Tyarrie Brown of Golden Maple Academy, depicts her dream to travel to new places.
For information, visit www.palnyc.org.

INFO SESSION: Local officials recently co-sponsored a CUNY College information session for local students applying or beginning to apply to college, at Atlas Park on Cooper Avenue. Pictured are co-sponsors Assemblyman Mike Miller, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Andrew Hevasi and representatives from CUNY who co-sponsored the information session.

INFO SESSION:
Local officials recently co-sponsored a CUNY College information session for local students applying or beginning to apply to college, at Atlas Park on Cooper Avenue. Pictured are co-sponsors Assemblyman Mike Miller, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Andrew Hevasi and representatives from CUNY who co-sponsored the information session.

United Adult Ministries announced its Spring Gala, set for 6 p.m. May 8 at Flushing Town Hall. The gala will feature a performance by tenor Daniel Rodriguez. The event will also honor three individuals with the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award. The honorees include: State Sen. Toby Stavisky, Dr. Steven Goodman, head of the Samuel Field YM & YWHA; and Alan Weinberg, social work manager at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation.
Also featured will be presentations of the Older Adult Ministry Award to Doris Walker, an Elder at Hollis Presbyterian Church; and Dorothy Ramsey, Deacon of the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church.
For information or to RSVP, call Robert Salant at (347) 532-3025 or email rsalant@uam.org.

Quality Services for the Autism Community will host a job fair on March 18 at 25-09 Broadway, Astoria, to recruit and fill multiple positions. Interested applicants can register online for an interview time at www.qsac.com/jobfair.

Greg Boyle of Forest Hills, a freshman at Hofstra University, is a pitcher for the 2014 Hofstra baseball team.

The Central Queens YM&YWHA in Forest Hills will host Ladies Night Out from 7:30-9:30 p.m. March 26. Ladies will have an opportunity to sample Zumba, pilates, and Body Pump mini-classes to experience the master level of instruction offered by the Y, located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. To RSVP, visit www.cqy.org/ladiesnight.

The Angelo Graci Republican Club will meet 8 p.m. March 25 at the Parish Center of Christ Lutheran Church, 101st Avenue and 86th Street, Ozone Park. Invited guests are Scherie Murray, State Committee Woman for the 29th Assembly District; Carlos Santiago, Chairman of the Queens Latino National Republican Coalition; and Jesus Gonzalez, Republican Candidate for the 39th Assembly District.

Flushing House will host two “March Into Spring” open house events. The first open house is 2-4 p.m. March 22, the second from 6-8 p.m. March 24.
Come experience everything that’s new at New York State’s largest not-for-profit independent living retirement community. Discover this innovative community that offers fun, safety, socialization, convenience and freedom of choice. Get expert answers to your questions from the management team, as you enjoy music, appetizers and refreshments.
Seating is limited. RSVP by calling (718) 762-3198, Ext. 3014. Flushing House is located at 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Carlos Juarez Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
He is the son of Ana Patricia Garcia of Queens Village.