Focus On Queens, Oct. 31

BE ANABIC Honors
ANIBIC Honors
The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children recently honored State Sen. Tony Avella with its Leadership in Government Award. Pictured (from left) are Jerry Smith, ANIBIC executive director; Avella and Mike Steward, ANIBIC president of the board of directors.

Mathematics professor Yunping Jiang and history professor Joshua Freeman, members of the Queens College faculty, have been named as CUNY Distinguished Professors.

The New York Mets and City Harvest will host an annual food drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Citi Field on Nov. 12. Fans can drop off food donations inside the Mets Team Store adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Fans donating 10 or more food items will receive a voucher for one pair of tickets to a 2014 Mets home game and a 15 percent off coupon at the Mets Team Store that day only.

Newtown Literary has invited young writers and poets to enter the Queens Young Authors and Poets contest, a borough-wide writing contest for students in grades 3-12. Queens-based writers will review and judge all entries, which will be accepted until Dec. 20. Winners will be announced in March 2014. For information, visit www.newtownliterary.org/qyap or email contest@newtownliterary.org.

Veritas Academy will hold an incoming ninth grade open house from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at the school, 35-01 Union St., Flushing. For information, visit www.theveritasacademy.com.

The Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association will conduct a service dedicated to men and women who lost their lives at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the memorial field at 15th Drive and 149th Street, Whitestone.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Gagandeep Rana of Glen Oaks, serving with the 1156th Engineer Company, is promoted to sergeant.

Yue Yu of Oakland Gardens and Gina Hatch of Queens Village have been admitted to Carleton College as members of the Class of 2017.

Yoona Chun of Fresh Meadows has enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Douglaston Community Theatre will present the dramatic comedy “Daughters” at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 24 at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Church Street Entrance in Douglaston. Cost is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with ID. For reservations, call (718) 482-3332.

Nadia Suen of Fresh Meadows was named to the Dean’s List for the summer 2013 semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.

Our Lady of Snows RC Church, 258-15 80th Ave., Floral Park, will bestow a special blessing on all veterans during the 11 a.m. service on Nov. 10. All veterans who attend Mass are encouraged to wear his or her uniform as a sign of dedication to their country.

The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Jorge Guerra of Ozone Park, serving with the Company B, 101st Signal Battalion, is promoted to specialist.
Neissandria Perez of Richmond Hill, serving with the 53rd Digital Liaison Detachment, is promoted to sergeant.
Rohit Ramoutar of Richmond Hill, serving with the 719 Transportation Company, is promoted to staff sergeant.
Anthony Delacruzcortes of Woodhaven, serving with the 107th Military Police Company, is promoted to private.
Jasmin Feliciano of Woodhaven, serving with the 442nd Military Police Company, is promoted to specialist.
Christopher Cruz of Rockaway Park, serving with the 719 Transportation Company, is promoted to sergeant.

Jeanne Gilliard of Far Rockaway has enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Krishna Rayapudi of Rego Park received a Certificate of Residency for internal medicine during spring 2013 commencement ceremonies at the University of Kansas.

Our Lady of Grace Ministry of Care Services Food Pantry will hold a Stuff the Bus food drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Waldbaums’ parking lot on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach.

Upcoming events at the Kew Gardens Community Center include:
Dancercise with Jody Oliver, 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
Zumba Gold, starting Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.
The Kew Gardens Community Center is located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202.

Upcoming events at the Rego Park Jewish Center include:
Parashat & Haftarat Club, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Discuss Parashat Vayetze with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Charles Lehat and Mark Adler.
Women in Judaism Festive Fall Tea and Social, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Cynthia Zalinsky, executive director of the QJCC, will present a lecture on “The Myths & Facts & the Media – About Israel.”
Global Day of Jewish Learning, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Special learn-in and breakfast.
The Rego Park Jewish Center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. For information, call (718) 459-1000 or visit www.rpjc.org.

The Jewish Center of Forest Hills West has announced that Cantor Leonid Berlin, who recently officiated High Holy Day services, will teach Torah in Russian from 4-5 p.m. starting Nov. 3. There is no charge and all are welcome. To register, call (718) 639-2110 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Mathematics professor Yunping Jiang and history professor Joshua Freeman, members of the Queens College faculty, have been named as CUNY Distinguished Professors.

F Flushing Tour
Historic Tour
Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum led a tour of historic Flushing for students at Veritas Academy on Oct. 22.