** Little League Registration – Time is running out to register in WORKS Little League. The office will be open Friday, January 16th from 7 to 9 PM for registration ($100 per child for the season). The WORKS Little League Office is located at 84-01 Jamaica Avenue (corner of Forest Parkway above the bank).
** Estate Planning – All Nations Baptist Church (86-76 80th Street ) is hosting a presentation called “Getting Your House In Order.” The guest speakers at this meeting will be a banker, an attorney and a funeral director (WRBA 2013 Man of the Year Paul Rudolph of Walker Funeral Home). They will talk about the importance of creating a will, funeral pre-planning and other important matters. This free presentation takes place at 3 PM on Saturday, January 24th.
** Catholic Schools Week – St. Thomas the Apostle will be hosting Catholic Schools Week starting on Sunday, January 25, with a mass at 9 a.m. An Open House, including tours of the school, follows from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. All visitors are welcome. Subsequent Open House hours will be held on Tuesday, January 27, and Thursday, January 29, from 9 to 10:30 am.
** Forgotten Queens Slideshow – Queens Historian Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York and author of “Forgotten Queens” will be giving a free slideshow presentation at Neir’s Tavern on Tuesday, January 27th at 7 PM, event sponsored by the Woodhaven Historical Society. There will be lots of old pictures of Queens – these events are always popular, so come early to get a seat.
** Woodhaven Historical Society – The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society has its first regular meeting of 2015 on Wednesday, January 28th at 1 PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ. The theme is Love and Chocolate – there will be a presentation on St. Valentine’s Day and our guest will be Margie Schmidt of the historic Schmidt’s Candies. Note: The next cemetery cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th (click here for highlights from December’s chilly cleanup in which we were joined by CM Eric Ulrich and his staff).
** Art Show at Resorts – There will be an exhibit of Artist Madeline Lovallo’s work at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct starting on Monday February 9th, running through March 9th. The exhibit will be on the Red Gallery Wall on the 2nd Floor of the casino. Click here to hear a recent interview with Madeline, who is very well known for her paintings of Woodhaven (The Carousel, Oak Ridge, and Lewis’ of Woodhaven among them).
** Mardi Gras Celebration –
The School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women will be holding their annual Mardi Gras celebration on Wednesday, February 11th from 6 to 10 PM at Roma View catering (160-05 Cross Bay Boulevard). Tickets are just $80 per person – includes a full dinner, an open bar, raffles, prizes and a lot of fun — all in the good name of lending a helping hand to others! You can purchase tickets for this can’t-miss event right here
** Free Concert at All Saints – The Queens Symphony Orchestra will be giving a concert sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich at All Saints Church, 85-45 96th Street, on Wednesday, February 25. The concert, featuring the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Claude Debussy, starts at 7 p.m. in the main church building.
** Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & Help The Vets
– Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our Vets on Sunday, March 15th from 1 PM to 5 PM at the American Legion (89-02 91st street). You’ll get a Family Style Dinner – Corned Beef & Cabbage & Mashed Potatoes and all the trimmings, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert! Plus, dancing with DJ Richie! $30 per person, call Jennifer (718-296-3923
) or Loretta (718-843-1292
) to buy tickets. All proceeds go towards American Legion Post 118 which is approaching its 100th anniversary – and starting next year will begin decorating the Memorial Trees in Forest Park, dedicated to boys from Woodhaven who gave their lives for this country. Come out and support your American Legion!