Tribute to Benny Powell
Friday, November 19 at 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: NEA Jazz Masters Concert; a tribute to Benny Powell; featuring Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Tootie Heath; Benny Powell was a member of Lionel Hampton’s big band and gained national attention during his 12 years with Count Basie; for ticket information call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222 or visit www.flushingtownhall.org.
Saturday, November 20 at noon Forest Park Visitors Center: Scavenger Hunt; for children of all ages; prizes to be awarded; presented by the Urban Park Rangers; call 718-846-2731.
Saturday, November 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Great Bear Auto Repair & Auto Body Shop: What Women Auto Know; free workshop for women about basic car repair; drinks, finger foods and sushi served; men are welcome to attend; call 718-762-6212.
Saturday, November 20 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tilles Center: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf; staring the puppets of Paul Mesner, appropriate for children ages 3-8; call 516-299-3100.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
7-8:30 p.m. Victor Hanson Recreation Center in Rochdale Park: Film Screening, Deep Down; In a small town in dire economic straits and high unemployment, the coal company’s offer to buy land and provide jobs can be hard to resist. What can a community do when it must choose between its present and its future? Call 718-978-1536.
10 a.m. Bellerose Library: AARP Driver Safety Program; one day Defensive Driving Class provided by the AARP; for reservations call Elaine at 718-641-3911.
10:30 a.m. St. Albans Library: Caregivers Workshop 101; topics include who is a caregiver; understanding the emotional dynamics of aging; preventing caregiver burnout; resources in the community, call 718-528-8196.
4 p.m. Corona Library: Marianela Lazo; join the talented Marianela Lazo for a class that is both fascinating and unique: balloon decorations for all occasions including Thanksgiving; turkeys, rabbits, fish, butterflies, dolls, fruit baskets, clowns and even helicopters; pre-registration is required; call 718-426-2844.
4 p.m., Whitestone Library: How to Protect Your Assets, Your Retirement Income and Your Heirs; little known techniques that can protect your life savings; call 718-767-8010.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20
6-10 p.m. Whitestone Hebrew Centre: Rummage Sale; some new, some gently used items; sale continues on November 21 at 10-4 p.m.; call 718-767-1500.
7:30 p.m. Temple Tikvah: A Night of Grown-up Comedy; a night of hilarious fun with comedians Johnny Lampert and Sherry Davey; call 516-746-1120
10-2 p.m. Bayside Historical Society: Decorate the Castle; volunteers are needed to help decorate the historic Officers’ Club for the holidays; call 718-352-1548.
3-8 p.m. Tamil Cultural Center: RagaChitra’s Sixth Annual Day Celebrations; music performances by RagaChitra’s students, mini-concerts, dance performances and dinner; for more information visit www.ragachitra.com.
8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Paul Anka; Canadian singer, songwriter and actor performs live; visit www.livenation.com or call 800-745-3000.
2 p.m. Langston Hughes Library: Manhattan Brass; this award-winning ensemble is an amalgam of individual virtuoso musicians, comfortable in every genre from Gesualdo to jazz, and intent on taking brass ensemble playing to another level; call 718-651-1100.
2:30 p.m. Fresh Meadows Library: Bass Baritone Gunter Stern; celebrate classic popular composers, from the ’20s through the ’50s, like Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Mercer and more, with songs just as popular today as they were then; call 718-454-7272.
3 p.m. Central Library: Latin Jazz Coalition; trombonist/composer Demetrios Kastaris leads the Latin Jazz Coalition whose music blends rhythms like the rumba and more; call 718-990-0700.
10 a.m. Forest Hills Library: Child Care Network of NY; information on free nutrition service and planning for child care providers and families in the Queens area; call 718-268-7934.
2:30 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Know Your Rights: Family Law in Spanish; workshop for Spanish speakers, attendees will learn about marriage and divorce law, child custody, paternity and legal options for victims of domestic violence; call 718-899-2500.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
9:30-12:30 p.m. Temple Tikvah of New Hyde Park: Holiday Fair; reasonably priced items for sale including toys, books and other gifts; call 516-746-1120.
9-4 p.m. Nativity Church Hall: Giant Indoor Flea Market; various gift items include toys, books, antiques, jewelry and more; concessions and raffles; rain or shine; call 718-845-3691.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
2 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center: Medicare Q & A; Loretta Werner from the NYC Department for the Aging answers questions about how Medicare works; call 718-268-5960.
7-8:15 p.m. Congregation Sons of Israel: Helping Friends Get Jobs; this practical guidance program is hosted by Lavie Margolin, author of Lion Cub Job Search: Practical Job Search Assistance for Practical Job Seekers; call 914-525-0965.
6:30 p.m. Queens Village Library: Diane Hoffman; talented vocalist, Diane Hoffman, presents her musical tribute to Johnny Mercer, a prolific lyricist responsible for close to fifteen hundred songs; call 718-776-6800.
1:30 p.m. Central Library: Discover Your Career Potential; take the Career Exploration Inventory, a self-scored, easy-to-use survey guide to choosing a career based on your interests and experiences; call 718-990-0700.
4 p.m. Middle Village Library: Job Information Services; research information on the Internet; preparation and email of resumes; cover letters and interview skills; pre-registration is required; admission is free; call 718-326-1390.
5:45 p.m. Forest Hills: Library Recovery, Inc.; Anxiety, fear, obsession, temper, stress, depression–finding a way to cope is here; A Recovery, International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues; call 718-268-7934.
6 p.m. Corona Library: End of Year Tax and Investment Planning Program; join R. John Smith Esq., guest columnist on Tax.com, for an End of Year Tax and Investment Planning Program; call 718-426-2844.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Ian Anderson; leader of the British rock band Jethro Tull, singer/songwriter Ian Anderson performs live; visit www.livenation.com or call 800-745-3000.
4 p.m. Steinway Library: Pre-Thanksgiving Bash; celebrate with Queens Library at Steinway as we start off Thanksgiving early; everyone is welcome to come and participate in the festivities; there will be food and drink; call 718-728-1965.
Noon Kew Gardens Community Center: Line Dancing with Dinah; no experience necessary, come have fun and exercise; call 718-268-5960.