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The Ravenswood Lions Club donated over 30 Norwegian spruce saplings to the fourth-grade class at Most Precious Blood School in Long Island City in honor of National Arbor Day, observed on April 25. Lions Club President Frank Miller, along with fellow Lions Min Miller and Winifred Burke, are pictured with the fourth graders and their teacher, Rosa Trentacosti.

Rides, raffles, games and prizes will be enjoyed by one and all at St. Adalbert School, Elmhurst, next weekend. The School Bazaar will be held May 16 and 17, from 7 to 11 p.m., and May 18, from 2 to 7 p.m. Bring family and friends. All are welcome. For more details, call 718-424-2376.

Do a good deed this Eastertide! Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, Crown Heights, is looking for volunteers to tutor students, help with grant writing, work in the school library and help with extracurricular activities. If you are interested, contact Brian Chap, principal, or Patricia Gauvey, president, at 718-638-5884 or

“Mary: Embracing Distractions” is the theme of the next Theology on Tap, May 14, 7 p.m. at Farrell’s Bar and Grill in Park Slope. Father Michael Gelfant will be the guest speaker. For more details, contact Paul Morisi at 718-965-7300 ext. 5556 or

If your mom enjoys the fine arts and culture, then take her to a special afternoon performance of Verdi’s masterpiece “Rigoletto,” sung in Italian with English supertitles by Regina Opera Company. Performances are scheduled for May 17 and 18, and May 24 and 25 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium, Sunset Park. Showtime for all dates is 3 p.m. This fully-staged production will also be accompanied by a full orchestra — a treat for the eyes and ears! Tickets are $25 per person with discounts for senior citizens and college students. For tickets, call 718-259-2772, send an e-mail to or visit

Congratulations to all the finalists who competed in the Diocesan Middle Grades Math Bee at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Sunset Park, April 29.
First place was awarded to fifth grader Kristoff Misquitta of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy, Forest Hills. Second place was awarded to fourth grader Parth Mehta of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School, Forest Hills. Third place was awarded to fourth grader George You of Our Lady of Hope School, Middle Village.
The winner was determined during Round 32 of the competition, which is impressive considering there are only 35 rounds of questions! Way to go mathletes!

The Commodore Barry Club will travel to Philadelphia to commemorate Commodore Barry’s contributions to the U.S. Navy on May 25. The trip departs from Bay Ridge at 8 a.m. and arrives in time for an 11 a.m. Mass at Old St. Mary’s Church, Philadelphia. The Club will parade to Commodore Barry’s grave in the nearby cemetery and hold a memorial ceremony. The price for the bus ride is $35. For further details, call 718-833-3405.

This week’s Tip of the Tablet TALK Top Hat goes to the Ladies Craft Group at Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park. These lovely ladies recently made a generous donation of $884 to the parish following a successful craft sale at which they sold their own handmade items. Thumbs up!

Calm the mind, soothe the body and refresh the spirit at a Women’s Spring Spa Night, May 16, 7 to 10 p.m. Hosted by the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, Blue Point, L.I., the evening will feature various spa services, wine and cheese and more for $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Ursuline Sisters. Pre-register by calling 631-363-2422 ext. 2060.

Tablet TALK Quote of the Week (for Mother’s Day):There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

Next Saturday, May 17, the World Apostolate for Fatima, Brooklyn and Queens, will host its seventh annual Fatima Day at St. Patrick Church, Bay Ridge. The event will feature a guest speaker, the recitation of the rosary and a Marian concert. This year, there will also be a special blessing for military families. All are welcome. Call 718-238-2600.