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Tuesday, May 13 - Queens Centers for Progress holds the Phil Olin Dinner Dance honoring all past distinguished honorees from 1955 to 2002 at 7 p.m. at Terrace at on the Park.

Wednesday, May 14 - Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp. holds its 17th annual tribute at Russo’s on the Bay at 6 p.m. Cocktails.

Friday, May 16 - Greater Woodhaven Development Corp. is having its 24th anniversary “Spring in Woodhaven” Dinner Dance in honor of Borough President Helem Marshall and former Frank K. Lane Principal Paul Pedota. The event will be held at LeCordon Bleu Caterers at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 16 - Patrol Boro Queens South & North vs. W.B.L.S. Sure Shots hold an annual benefit basketball game from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Elmcor Recreation Center at 107-20 Northern Blvd. Tickets can be puirchased at precincts or call 718-969-7472 or 718-520-0840.


Saturday, May 17 - Transitional Services for New York Inc. sponsored the Walk for Mental Health at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Sunday, May 18 - Queens Jewish Community Council honors Frank Padavan at the Seventh Annual Testimonial and Installation Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Bayside Jewish Center. 203-05 32nd Ave. Call 718-544-9033.

Thursday, May 22 - The Bayside Republican Club hosts coctrain party at Reception House, 167-19 Northern Blvd. inFlushing. RSVP 718-358-1988.

Thursday, June 5 - Flushing Town Hall holds a retirement party for Jo-Ann Jones, executive and creative direction for Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information call 718-463-7700, Ext. 229.

Thursday, June 12 - Queens Botanical Garden holds its Rose Ball 2003 in the Cherry Circle at the garden at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to honor Russell Albanese, president of Albanese Development Corp.

Thursday, June 19 - The Center for the women of New York holds its 16th annual anniversary dinner in “A Celebration of Women in Leadership” at Crowne Plaza Hotel at LaGuardia Airport. RSVP to 718-793-0672.

Friday, June 20 - Flushing Rotary holds its 50th anniversary party at Terrace on the Park where it will give $50,000 t0 local charities, thanks to Queens County Savings.

Monday, June 23 - New York Hospital Queens holds A Spring Night Gala honoring Sesan Booth of the Archway Foundation at the New York State Theater in Manhattan at 6:30 p.m. Black tie. Cocktails and Dinner.

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