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In & Around Bayside

PERFORMANCES
On Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m., Flushing Library will present Brazilian Music Concert and Dance Performance with Samba New York. Inspired by the escola de samba parade organizations of Rio de Janeiro and adapted to NYC, Samba New York is a unique performance company that offers the richness and diversity of samba music and dance. Samba New York will highlight the more intimate side of Brazilian music, culminating in the exhilarating rhythms of Rio’s Carnivale. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Wednesday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m., Fresh Meadows Library will present STAR Theatre Performance. Senior Theatre Acting Repertory members present an afternoon of theatre. Enjoy scenes from the works of modern playwrights. The library is located at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. For more information, call 718-454-7272.

On Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m. JES Entertainment & Friend Entertainment will present The Fab Faux, featuring a Sgt. Pepper Encore Performance! The show will present the album in its entirety plus a mixed set of Beatles favorites. The show will be held in the Colden Center for the Performing Arts at Queens College. For tickets and information, call 718-423-8394.

ODDS & ENDS
On Saturday, October 6 at 1 p.m., Langston Hughes Library will present Jazz Film and Discussion, and then Jam with The Eddie Allen Jazz Quintet. In session 2 of Looking At Jazz, America’s Art Form Film Series, explore jazz innovators from Bebop to Hard Bop to Cool and more with the film Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker. Join the discussion with trumpeter, composer, arranger, author and scholar Eddie Allen. Afterwards, enjoy a concert with the Eddie Allen Jazz Quintet that will illustrate jazz styles of the masters whose improvisation and creativity became their signature. The library is located 100-01 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-651-1100.

On Saturday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m., Sunnyside Library will present Queens Library College Bound Seminar. Teens and their parents will learn the reasons for going to college. Topics: accreditation; admissions requirements; researching colleges; choosing a degree; bring your questions get answers about the college admissions process. The library is located at 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue in Long Island City. For more information, call 718-784-3033.

On Saturday, October 6 at 3 p.m., Flushing Library will present Women - You Are Not Alone: There is help For You in Mandarin Chinese. Learn about healthy family relationships, legal options under immigration law for victims of domestic violence and services for domestic violence victims in this workshop. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m., Flushing Library will present Art Songs of the 21st Century with Duo Petrarca. Duo Petrarca, inspired by Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarca, is a classical music team made up of Ulises Solano and Jeremy Rafal. Half of the program will highlight new art songs written in English; the other half will feature art songs in Hawaiian, Nahuatl, Filipino/Tagalog and indigenous Taiwanese language, preceded by a lecture about composers and their music. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m., Flushing Library will present Managing Conflict with a Loving Heart: A 2-Part Workshop with Jim Rose. This dynamic 2-part workshop offers a chance to experience the benefits meditation can bring to your work environment. Jim Rose will lead a series of exercises designed to show how meditation is an effective tool for conflict resolution, relationship building, developing listening/negotiating skills and stress relief. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Fair Media Council will present Connection Day at the Long Island Hilton in Huntington. This event attracts more than 700 business professionals for the metro area and includes 20 new workshops, features over 100 reporters and editors. “Connection Day is the only conference of its kind that gives the community the opportunity to network one-on-one with the metropolitan media,” said executive director Jaci Clement. “Participants get to hear directly from the media about issues affecting the quality of their local news.” The keynote speaker will be Walt Handelsman, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist for Newsday. Victoria Schneps-Yunis, publisher of The Queens Courier chain of newspapers, will also be a speaker at the all-day event. Tickets are $225 for Fair Media Council members, $350 for non-members and $100 for students with valid identification. The tickets include three workshops, networking breaks, admission to all media exhibits, continental breakfast and luncheon with the keynote speaker as well as a current Fair Media Council Media Guide. To make a reservation, become an event sponsor or an exhibitor, call 516-224-1860, Ext. 100.

On Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m., the Little Neck Pines Civic Association is holding a Town Meeting at the Community Church of Little Neck, located at 46-16 Little Neck Parkway (one block south of Northern Boulevard). A representative from the Department of Sanitation will be speaking and taking questions from the audience. Community Board 11 Library Committee head Jerry Iannece and some members of the Douglaston Women’s club will be speaking about the Douglaston-Little Neck Branch of the Queensborough Library which is in dire need of expansion.

On Saturday, October 27, 2007 at noon, the Little Neck Pines Civic Association and the Douglaston-Little Neck Lions Club will be hosting a Senior Halloween Luncheon fundraiser at the Community Church of Little Neck, located at 46-16 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck (one block south of Northern Boulevard). Tickets may be purchased at the door for $6. There will be entertainment, a light lunch and a raffle.

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