Focus On Queens, Nov. 21

Honoring Veterans Flushing House recently sponsored a Veterans Day breakfast to recognize residents who served in the military. Pictured are Flushing House residents Arthur Golden, Milton Hirsh, Henrietta Swirin and Herb Larson and Frank Vega. For information, visit www.flushinghouse.com. Photos by Marlo Molano

Honoring Veterans
Flushing House recently sponsored a Veterans Day breakfast to recognize residents who served in the military. Pictured are Flushing House residents Arthur Golden, Milton Hirsh, Henrietta Swirin and Herb Larson and Frank Vega. For information, visit www.flushinghouse.com. Photos by Marlo Molano

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve.
Sergeant Weston Lather of Whitestone has reenlisted to continue service with Company A, 1-69th Infantry.
Specialist Rashawn Townsend of Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with the 107th Military Police Company.
Sergeant Sasha Morse of Rosedale has reenlisted to continue service with the Company A, 101st Signal Battalion.
Staff Sergeant Mack Logan of Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with Company A, Recruiting and Retention.
Sergeant Gobin Raghunath of Richmond Hill has reenlisted to continue service with the Company B, 1-69th Infantry.
Sergeant John Krutki of Hollis has reenlisted to continue service with the Company G (Forward Support Company Field Artillery), 427th Brigade Support Battalion.
Specialist Shane Walker of Corona has reenlisted to continue service with the Company G (Forward Support Company Field Artillery), 427th Brigade Support Battalion.
Staff Sergeant David Gonzalez of Woodside has reenlisted to continue service with the Headquarters, 106th Regiment (Regional Training Institute).

Peggy Chai of Flushing has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester at MCPHS University in Boston, Mass.

Bishop Paul Sanchez and the Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, 110-6 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, will present its annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Dec. 15. The Sacred Music Society will join with the Oratorio Society of Queens, under the direction of Maestro David Close, for the concert.

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a gift shop sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the church, located at 14-65 Clintonville St.

Upcoming events at the Pomonok Senior Center include:
Meditation Classes, with Tibetan monk Karma Sangye Rinchen, 10 a.m. Mondays.
ESL for Advanced Students, 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
Women’s Support Group, 1 p.m. Mondays.
ESL for Spanish Speakers, 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Blood Pressure Screenings and Healthy Living Workshops, with Lehman College nursing students, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
Peer Support Group, 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
The Pomonok Senior Center is located at 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For information, call (718) 591-3377.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and the Sunday to Remember program will host a 2013 Thanksgiving Celebration from 2:30-5 p.m. Nov. 24 at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42nd Ave., Corona.
The free event will include dance and Latin American music with the artisitic presentation of Francisco Cantilo. Refreshments will also be served.
Space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling (718) 261-7664 or emailing laccq@aol.com.

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District will sponsor the “Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend” Dec.6-7. The weekend will kick off with the annual Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Forest Parkway Plaza.
On Dec. 7, the “Welcome Santa to Woodhaven” parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at 96th Street and Jamaica Avenue.

Renowned feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin will speak at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Pogrebin will focus on her new book, “How to be a Friend to a Friend Who is Sick.” Cost is $7.

Park Activism Representatives from the Briarwood Action Network were honored with the “Golden Trowel” Award for their park activism at the recent Partnership for Parks conference.

Park Activism
Representatives from the Briarwood Action Network were honored with the “Golden Trowel” Award for their park activism at the recent Partnership for Parks conference.

Cross Bay Physical Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Foot Care Center have partnered with Toys For Tots to serve as official collection centers for the charity. Residents of Howard Beach and the surrounding areas are invited to donate toys until Dec. 12. The Marine Corps will come on Dec. 13 to pick up the donated toys for local distribution.
Toys should be new, unwrapped and in the original packaging. Toys for children ages 0-2 and 12-13 for either gender are in the most demand.
The office is also organizing a food and supply drive for emergency relief in the Philippines. Toiletries, baby care items and canned foods are needed. Items will be sent to the Philippines in need of aid.
For information, call (718) 835-0100 or visit the office, located at 157-02 Cross Bay Blvd., Suite 202, Howard Beach, between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Italian Charities of America recently honored State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) as its man of the year during a luncheon at Roma View restaurant in Howard Beach.