By The Times/Ledger
New York Metropolitan Country Music Association holds its' annual benefit for St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital Sat., Feb. 5, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Several local bands will participate, including Ridin' High, The Neil Scott Johnson Band, and Savannah Sky. There will be many items to be sold, by auction or raffle during the event, including items such as dance lessons from local country music dance instructors to statues to pizzas, all obtained through donations from local businsses. Admission: $10 and all proceeds will donated to St. Jude's. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted. 718-763-4328.
Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Jubba Jazz and Jammin', a theatrical company of dancers, musicians, and singers will perform at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College on Feb. 6. The performance, which will be held in the college's Mainstage Theatre located at 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City, will begin at 2 pm. Tickets: $8, $5. 718-482-5151.
Forest Hills Branch presents Driver Education For Older Adults on Thurs., Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Preregistration is required. Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71 Avenue. 718-268-7934.
The Lefferts Branch presents Storytelling With Linda Hume on Thurs., Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.. In the tradition of the African storyteller, or “griot', Linda Hume will share captivating stories from Africa, the Caribbean, America and other parts of the world. Lefferts Branch, 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill. 718-843-5950.
The Flushing Library presents Unveiling Of Lunar New Year 2000 Postage Samp on Fri., Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. A commemorative Year of the Dragon postage stamp will be unveiled by the Flushing Post Office in the Auditorium. All ages welcome. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street. 718-661-1200.
The Central Library presents E-Mail For You on Fri., Feb 4 at 10 a.m. Learn basic keyboarding, basic computer skills, including using the mouse, web-browser basics using Internet Explorer and sign up for a personal e-mail account at the Library. Preregistration in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-0781.
The. Flushing Library presents Book Discussion Fri. Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street. 718-661-1200.
The Cross Island YMCA is proud to offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid. The Course begins on Sun., Feb. 6 with a pretest and is followed by five consecutive Sundays. The cost is $180 for YMCA members and $200 for non-members. Both must pay a $35 certification fee. Textbooks (Lifeguarding Today gr CPR for Professional Rescuer) are not included and can be purchased from the American Red Cross. Attendance at all classes is mandatory for successfUl completion. Registration can be made at the Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose. 718 479-0505.
To help the immigrants overcome their communication barriers in English, the Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights is organizing a free weekly Multicultural Conversation Club. Tho club will meet every Sundayt from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Queens Public tibrary, 35-51 81 Street and 37 Avenue in Jackson Heights. 718-937-8185.
The Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 50+, every Wednesday and Friday from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. featuring the best danceable ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, allafternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, a nice wood dance floor and introductions, for a $6 donation at the NCI Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Social Orientation for new members will be held Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 Noon for Singles Widowed, Divorced and Separated.
Gentlemens' attendance appreciated. Call 718-891-4209.
Participate in the unveiling of a special edition postage stamp by the Flushing Post Office to commemorate the Year of the Dragon at the Flushing Library Auditorium on Fri., Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Flushing Library on Sun., Feb. 6 from 10:30 a,m. to 4:30 p,m, All ages enjoy music, dance, arts and crafts. Teens ages 13 and up learn festival customs, investigate animal birth signs on the Chinese Zodiac and sample traditional treats in the Craft Room on Sat., Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. 718-661-1200.
Alley Pond Environmental Center presents Snow Globe Magic on Sun. Feb. 6 from1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston. For ages 8 to 2. Admission: $9, $11. 718-229-4000.
Alley Pond Environmental Center presents Chinese New Year on on Sun. Feb. 6 from noon to