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Northeast News Briefs – Week of 2/04

Wear red – save the date

The number-one health threat to women in the U.S. isn’t breast cancer – it’s hear trouble, according to American Heart Association. While 1-in-30 American women die of breast cancer, almost 1-in-3 will die from cardiovascular disease.

Friday, February 5 marks the seventh annual American Heart Association National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about the impact of cardiovascular disease on women.

It’s a day to wear a red dress, scarf, jacket, shirt, tie, hat or other item in support of all women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke. For more information about National Wear Red Day for Women or the American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement, including free materials, women’s programs and a red dress pin call 516-450-9111.

The Long Island American Heart Association’s 9th Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 10. It includes an elegant luncheon reception, silent auction, networking opportunities and moving Long Island female survivor stories.

The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is the Long Island/Queens Go Red For Women Sponsor.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, ticket or table reservations, or other questions, call the American Heart Association at 516-450-9131 or visit www.americanheart.org.

Windsor Park Library closing for renovations

The Queens Library at Windsor Park will be temporarily closing for renovations.

At the end of business on Friday, February 19, the branch, located at 79-50 Bell Boulevard will close. Construction is expected to continue until autumn 2010. Limited library service will be provided from the book bus every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 pm, beginning Wednesday, March 3.

The work will add a state-of-the-art self-service check-out; laptop work areas with power outlets and unlimited wifi; a new elevator; more computers and a new teen area with computers and bright, new décor. The renovations have been funded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Councilmember Mark Weprin and the Queens Delegation to the New York State Assembly.

The closest libraries to the closed site are in Bellerose, at 250-06 Hillside Avenue; Fresh Meadows, at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway and in Hillcrest, at 187-05 Union Turnpike.

For more information, call 718-990-0700 or visit www.queenslibrary.org.

Networking Luncheon

The Independent Business Women’s Circle (IBWC) is celebrating an early Valentine’s Day with a Hearts and Flowers Networking Luncheon Tuesday, February 9 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Roslyn Claremont Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Boulevard in Roslyn.

A delicious buffet, assorted rolls and sweets and hot and cold beverages in a lovely setting is the perfect chance to share ideas and resources. Promote your business and join in a discussion; $10 for members, $25 non-members. Please reserve by emailing Stella at tshieh@optonline.net or calling Karen at 631-754-6640. To learn more about IBWC or to join, visit www.ibwc.org.

Celebrate Satchmo

In honor of Black History Month, every Saturday this February at 2 p.m., the Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) will celebrate the contributions of the jazz great known as “Satchmo,” “Pops,” and “America’s Good-will Ambassador to the World.”

The family-friendly presentations at the museum, located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, are free with museum admission ($8 for adults; $6 for seniors/students/children, free for members.)

Explore Armstrong’s controversial response to the Little Rock Nine school desegregation crisis in 1957 and his refusal to go on a State Department-sponsored tour to the Soviet Union. View the FBI file that carefully tracked Armstrong’s whereabouts afterwards. A guided tour of the Armstrong House will follow each presentation.

Reservations are required as space is limited; call the museum at 718-478-8274 or email reservations@louisarmstronghouse.org. For more information, including directions, visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org.

Water color workshop

The Bayside Historical Society is now accepting registration for an eight-week water color workshop to be held at the society’s headquarters in the Castle in Fort Totten Park

Award-winning painter and illustrator John Tomaselli will teach the program, which will meet on Saturday mornings from 11 am to 2 pm., beginning February 20, is open to those of all experience levels.

Lessons cover introduction to the materials; basic drawing and composition skills and techniques to paint watercolors from life. Individualized instruction will be available to those with more advanced skills or those interested in learning to paint figures and portraits.

The fee is $150, payable to the Bayside Historical Society prior to the first class; students are responsible for their own materials. To register, or for more information, call 718-352-1548. Visit the Society online at baysidehistorical.org.

Library meeting

The Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library will meet in open session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, in the Formal Conference Room at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica.

For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library Web site at www.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0700.

**ALWAYS CUT EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE**

From: Doris Meadows [mailto:dorismeadows@optonline.net]

Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 10:53 AM

To: Doris Meadows

Subject: Volunteer opportunities at NCMA — Please run

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

NCMA is especially interested in hearing from potential volunteers with experience in retail selling and particularly those who would be available to staff the Museum Shop on weekends.

What is required for all volunteer positions at NCMA is enthusiasm for museum work, willingness to learn and the wish to become a meaningful part of the museum’s mission of service to the community.

Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A) in Roslyn Harbor.

Nassau County Museum of Art is chartered and accredited under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit private educational institution and museum. It is operated by a privately elected board of trustees which is responsible for its governance. The museum is funded through income derived from admissions, parking, membership, special events and private and corporate donations as well as federal and state grants.

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Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, located in Bayside, will

present a Defensive Driving Course sponsored by the National Safety

Council on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 9:00am-3:30 pm, and

we need your help. We have become very aware of the hardship and grief

suffered as a direct result of traffic accidents. The church has decided to

take positive steps to help people learn safe driving techniques with the

hope that the number of collisions will be reduced. In addition,

participants will receive a mandatory insurance premium reduction and

their violation point total will be reduced. It would be greatly

appreciated if you would help us by publishing news of this upcoming

course, as often as possible, through your Community News Section.

With your help we can have a large impact in our community and county.

Please keep up this important service.

"A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE for Insurance and Point

Reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Church in Bayside, on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 9:00am-

3:30pm. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720." The

cost is $45.

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