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NEW HAPS 12-02

EDITOR’S PICKS
Yiddish songs for Chanukah
Sunday, December 5, 2 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: A Chanukah Celebration; Jewish fiddle music and rousing Yiddish songs; Chanukah tales from the 19th century; featuring world-renowned violinist Alicia Svigals.

Modern Dance at Town Hall
Saturday, December 4, 2:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: Taylor 2; a vibrant and timeless choreography with remarkable humor, emotion and athleticism; from one of the great masters of modern dance, Paul Taylor; call for ticket information at 718-463-7700 or visit www.flushingtownhall.org.

Afghanistan War Exhibit
Thursday, December 9-January 30, Queens College Godwin-Ternbach Museum: Afghan War Casualties Memorialized Through The Eyes of World Artists and Afghan Youth; Window and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition; opening reception and activities, December 9 from 6-8 p.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Majority Baptist Church: Bone Marrow Drive; help Jasper Performing Arts Center dancer Ahtyana Johnson, who has a rare bone marrow disease; participants should be between the ages of 18-61; for bone marrow donation information, visit www.dkms.org.

Saturday, December 4, 3 p.m. Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village; Memorial Service; an opportunity to memorialize family members and friends by placing a paper dove on a memorial tree; call 718-821-9700.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4

8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Holiday Doo Wop; featuring Lou Christie, Buddy Holly’s Original Crickets, The Times and more; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com for ticket information.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Our Lady of Hope School: Fall Flea Market; familiar and new vendors, Christmas gifts; call 718-458-3535.

7:30 p.m. Rockwood Park Jewish Center: Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Dinner; call to make a reservations, dinner to be held in the Green Room; call 718-641-5822.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: St. Luke Contemporary Ensemble; enjoy your favorite secular and spiritual holiday songs with the St. Luke Contemporary Ensemble, a lively, vibrant group of pastoral singers and musicians who have been giving concerts for over 35 years; call 718-661-1200.

3 p.m. Bayside Library: Teresa Mazzilli; join soprano Teresa Mazzilli for a potpourri of international holiday classics: “The Christmas Song,” “O Holy Night,” “Ave Maria,” “Let It Snow,” and more; call 718-229-1834.

3 p.m. Sunnyside Library: A Holiday Concert with Linda Ipanema; join in the holiday spirit with an international medley of your favorite tunes of the season; call 718-784-3033.

3:30 p.m. Broadway Library: Patricia DeArcy; vocalist Patricia DeArcy performs jazz standards and innovative originals featuring music made great by Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson and more; call 718-721-2462.

3:30 p.m. Cambria Heights Library: The Tranchinas; celebrate the season with the Tranchinas and enjoy some favorite jazzy holiday tunes like Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song” and classics “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Let It Snow,” many more; call 718-528-3535.

11 a.m. Langston Hughes Library: 2nd Annual Authors and Publishers Fair; join the library for an exciting day of author presentations, lectures, performances, workshops, book sales and signings; call 718-651-1100.

2:30 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Framing AIDS 2010; film screening sponsored by Queens Media Art Development; call 718-899-2500.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Central Park Boathouse in Manhattan; Love for Lowell Brunch and Silent Auction Benefit; this year’s theme is “Voices of Success: One Child at a Time;” guest speakers, raffle, auction; benefiting The Lowell School in Bayside; call 718-352-2100.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. P.S. 209 Gym: Flea Market Fundraiser; fundraiser for the 5th grade committee at P.S. 209Q at 16-10 Utopia Parkway; vendors and holiday gifts; call 718-352-3939.

8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Kevin Smith Live, Silent Bob Speaks; actor and director Kevin Smith performs live; call 800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com.

1-3 p.m. Samuel Field Y: Chanukah Celebration; activities for children such as entertainers, carnival games and more; candle-lighting ceremony, refreshments; call 718-225-6750 ext. 260.

3 p.m. Central Library: Red Baraat; comprised of dhol double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder, percussion and horns, this New York City-based group plays fresh originals, as well as traditional Punjabi songs and Bollywood numbers with an explosive stage performance and presence; call 718-990-0700.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6

1:30 p.m. Howard Beach Senior Center: Holiday Performance with Castorina and Rose; live entertainment; call 718-738-8100.

4:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Hills Library: Irene Failenbogen; a holiday concert celebrating Chanukah with songs performed in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and English by vocalist Irene Failenbogen, accompanied by guitarist Liam Murphy; call 718-261-6654.

6 p.m. Lefferts Library: Arnie Gruber; enjoy favorite songs of the holiday season performed in a lively swing jazz style; call 718-843-5950.

1 p.m. Briarwood Library: Job Recruitment; attendees must bring: updated printed resumes, also on a USB flash drive; photo ID including date of birth; there may be additional requirements depending upon the position – such as a driver’s license. Dress in business professional attire, no sneakers or t-shirts; call 718-658-1680.

4 p.m. Middle Village Library: Job Information Services; research information on the Internet; preparation and email of resumes; cover letters and interview skills; preregistration is required; call 718-326-1390.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

7:30 p.m. Samuel Field Y, Little Neck: Wednesday Night Rap; discussion regarding intimacy and commitment; for singles 45 and older; guest speaker; call 718-225-6750 ext. 243.

2 p.m. Douglaston/Little Neck Library: Irene Failenbogen; a holiday concert celebrating Chanukah with songs performed in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and English by vocalist Irene Failenbogen, accompanied by guitarist Liam Murphy; call 718-225-8414.

2 p.m. Richmond Hill Library: Cancer Action Council; this group of community members works to address the health needs in the Richmond Hill area and make plans for action; call 718-990-5197, or join us the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Queens Library at Richmond Hill.

SAVE THE DATE:

December 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church: Defensive Driving Course; participants will receive a mandatory insurance premium reduction and their violation point total reduced; register early; call 631-360-9720 for more information.

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