Focus On Queens, May 1

Alex A. Trillana

Alex A. Trillana

Air Force Airman 1st Class Alex A. Trillana 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.
Trillana is the stepson of Victor Alvar of Woodside.

Community District Education Council 30 has vacancies, incluing two seats for parents/guardians of a child within the district and one seat for a parent/guardian of an English Language Learner student. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 5.
To request an application, email cec30@schools.nyc.gov or call (718) 391-8380.

James Coyne of Middle Village was honored for academic achievement during the Academic Honors Convocation on April 13 at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Army Pvt. Sebastian Jimenez has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., which consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.
Jimenez is the son of Nelson Jimenez of Jackson Heights.

Local students are interning through SUNY Oswego’s Experience Based Education program for the spring 2014 semester.
Anthony Aggrey of Corona is interning at Kinney Drugs in Oswego.
Ezeleni Herrera of Long Island City is interning at Mrs. Rogers’ Neighborhood in Oswego.

Melissa Monslave of Corona, a senior at Connecticut College, recently performed in “Convention,” the senior thesis dance concert.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenneth C. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Wagner is the son of Lynn Sammon of Maspeth.

CAREER DAY: Councilman Costa Constantinides last week spoke to students during Career Day at PS85 in Astoria.

CAREER DAY:
Councilman Costa Constantinides last week spoke to students during Career Day at PS85 in Astoria.

Jamie Caroccio of East Elmhurst has been inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the honorary society of the English department at St. Lawrence University in Canton.

Jose Maria Fornasari of Long Island City was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at at the University of Michigan.

Julkie Canova of Maspeth was initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Alfred University.

Jennifer Lopez Contreras of East Elmhurst received the Marie Chirico Bello ’48 Award during the Honors Convocation at the College of Saint Rose in Albany.

The Community Singers of Queens will host its “Serenade to Spring” choral concert, 8 p.m. May 3 at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. Admission is $10. For information, call (718) 658-1021.

The U.S. Open will host an open casting call online for kids ages 12 and under for an opportunity to sing at the U.S. Open. All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. May 16 and open auditions will be held at Queens Theatre from 1-3 p.m. July 8.
For information and official rules, visit www.usopen.org/castingcall.

QCCJ will present “Adventure With Queens Board of Education & Other Stories,” by Dotty Wilner, 2 p.m. May 3 at UUCQ building, corner of Ash Avenue and 149th Street. First timers are free, all others $5. For information, call (718) 380-5362.

The Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association’s annual Memorial Day Parade will kick off with a ceremony at noon on May 26 at the field located at 149th Street and 15th Drive. The parade will begin at 1 p.m.
The group will host its Americana Spring Fling II from 7:30 p.m. to midnight May 17 at the American Legion Hall, 10-20 Clintonville St., Whitestone. The event will raise funds for the parade. Cost is $35 and includes buffet dinner with wine, draft beer or soda. Cash bar for bottled beer or mixed drinks. Call (718) 767-4323 for information.

The 87th annual Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Parade will start 2 p.m. on May 26, operating under the support of the United War Veteran’s Council.
On May 4, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Spring Bash will be held at Monahan & Fitzgerald, 214-17 41st Ave., Bayside. A $25 tax-deductible contribution gets admittance for full buffet, cash bar and raffles to support the parade.
For information, call (718) 279-3200 or visit www.lndmemorialday.org.

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center include:
M.O.V.E., Motivation 4 Optimum Vitality & Energy, 11 a.m. Mondays.
Painting Class with Rita, 1:30 p.m. Fridays.
Movie Matinee, “Saving Mr. Banks,” 1 p.m. May 5.
Movie Matinee, “The Book Thief,” 1 p.m. May 13.
Talent Show, 2 p.m. May 14.
The Challenges of Retirement, 1 p.m. May 16.
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens. For information, call (718) 268-5960

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Edgar Moreta 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.
Moreta is the son of Dolores Moreta of Flushing.