By Sabina Cardali
Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. The Lunar New Year celebration was a wonderful holiday event and, of course, due to the brisk weather the groundhogs had heavy fur coats on.
We had a celebration which came close to it — Laraine Memola’s party for her son Sean’s passing the bar exam. The event was a total surprise to him and it was also Laraine’s birthday. There was a big crowd and just about everyone had a great time at the Knights of Columbus. We also had at least 12 Rockettes who danced some outstanding numbers, including one to “New York, New York.”
Queens Centers for Progress will honor state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), Borough President Helen Marshall and the Chef of the Year Georgiana Reese at Terrace On the Park, Flushing Meadow Park, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. To attend, please call 1-718-380-3006.
Happy 66th anniversary to Mary and Robert Hubner.
There will be a St. Patrick’s dance March 8 at the Knights of Columbus, $35 per person. Contact Grand Knight Tom Nazario at 1-718-767-6848.
Help support Boy Scout Troop 20 while enjoying a wonderful pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. The First Reformed Church of College Point will sponsor the event. There is a fee of $5 per person for all you can eat (children 5 and under free). Other food will include cake, bagels, eggs, coffee, tea and juice.
Boy Scouts Carlos Najdek and William Hormel will be awarded.
Join the Knights of Columbus on their 11-day tour of the Canadian Rockies on June 23 or their 12-day tour to the Emerald Isle – Ireland on Aug. 8. For more information, please contact Pat Neville at 1-516-221-2826.
St. Agnes High School of 1983 is planning its 20-year reunion for March 2003. For more information, contact Christine Baxter-Rennie at 1-718-886-0378, Lisa Champion-Romono at 1-917-295-3682 or log on to www.classmates.com.
Free drama for 13- to 17-year-olds will be at the Poppenhusen. These programs help to develop self-confidence, improve speech skills and provide instruction in various acting skills. Monday classes are for younger teens. Call to put your child on the waiting list. Classes will be Tuesdays in February from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. with instructor Frank Priore.
Country line dancing classes will be Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Poppenhusen. It’s great fun and good exercise. No leather boots, soft-soled shoes only, donation $6. Dance instruction and music by Ira and Ellen.
The St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes presents “Murder at the Luau,” a murder-mystery written and performed by actors and actresses from the Killing Kompany. The presentation will be Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at St. Ambrose Council, 22-38 College Point Blvd., $40 per person in advance, $45 at the door.
Price includes dinner, beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea and cake, with a cash bar available. Reservations must be made in advance. For tickets and more information, please contact Melissa at 1-718-661-3721 or Brian at 1-718-939-8544 after 6 p.m. or 1-212-613-4219 at work.
Congratulations to Juin Yee Zhou on winning a partial scholarship to St. Mary’s High School.
The Module Youth Program of Northeast Queens presents its 13th annual coffeehouse event. Music and entertainment will include “Fun in the Sun,” on Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Mel’s, 26th Avenue and 154th Street. The show will begin at 8 p.m.
The ticket price is $10, which includes unlimited beverages and desserts. For information and reservations, call Andrea DiBello at 1-718-461-0367. Proceeds from this event subsidize the cost of running the Module Youth Program for one year.
Sabina says…Let’s get out our green ensembles and go to all the wonderful St. Patrick’s Day dances and have a great time.