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Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting a series of drawings by Seongmin Ahn, a Korean-born artist, Feb. 5-April 3, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Artists reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Minwha Folk Art workshop with Seongmon Ahn will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

“Extravagant Drawing,” an exhibit at Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, will be held Feb. 6-April 10. Opening reception is Sunday, Feb. 6 from 2-5 p.m.

“Unforgettable,” selections from the Emily Fisher Landau collection, will be on view Feb. 10-April 4 at Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30 St., Long Island City. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, noon-5 p.m. Call (718) 937-0727 or visit flcart.org.

“Cheap Shots Made in China: Beijing Bicyclists and Pedestrians” photograph installation by Tommy Mintz, will be on exhibit at Queens College Art Center, now through May 27 in the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and April 18-22 and 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Feb. 11 and 21, weekends and holidays. Free and open to the public.

Small Works Art Exhibition, now through Feb. 26, a members’ exhibition at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

In celebration of African American Heritage month, LaGuardia Community College is hosting an art exhibition featuring 18 watercolor paintings by artist Richard Yarde now through Feb. 26, in the E-building (fifth floor) at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “Real Virtuality” will be on view through June 12; “Dolls vs. Dictators” will be on view through April 10; and “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Within the Emperor’s Garden — The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion exhibit, now through Sept. 30, 2011. Suggested donation is $5, free for members. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents its winter exhibitions featuring Feng Mengbo’s “Long March: Restart,” a large-scale, fully functional video game installation located on the first floor Painting Gallery; and the New York presentation of “The Talent Show,” a group exhibition that examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences and participants, modeling the competing desires for notoriety and privacy that characterize our present moment. These exhibits will run now through April 4. For more information, visit ps1.org.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

AUDITIONS

Theatre a la Carte and Douglaston Community Theater will hold joint open auditions for the upcoming fall productions, “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Design for Murder.” Auditions will be held Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 5 from noon-3 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Both casts have multiple male and female roles ages 18 through 60s. If possible, bring a resume and a photo. Performances for “Arsenic and Old Lace” are three weekends beginning May 6. Performances for “Design for Murder” are three weekends beginning May 13. For directions and information on “Arsenic and Old Lace,” call (718) 631-4092 or email TALC at theatrealacarte@aol.com. For information on “Design for Murder,” call the director at (516) 338-6234.

The Forest Hills Choir seeks new members. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. The season will culminate in a Spring Concert on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. featuring the Schubert Mass in G. If you’d like to arrange an audition, send an email to info@fhchoir.org.

FILM

Film Festival at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. showing “A Price Above Rubies” starring Renee Zellweger. Cost is $5.

MUSIC

BaroQue Across the River performs on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Columbarium, 61-40 Mount Olivet Crescent, Middle Village. Included are instrumental pieces that will feature flute, viol and harpsichord. Cost is $20, sponsored by Maspeth Kiwanis. For further information, call JP Di Troia at (718) 821-9700.

FOR KIDS

Winter recess children’s workshops for President’s week will be held at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point, Monday, Feb. 21-Friday, Feb. 25. Pre-registration for all events is required — registration deadline is Feb. 16. Fee is canned or boxed good for the less fortunate of the community. Call (718) 358-0067.

Free boys and girls basketball clinic on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at I.S. 8, 167th Street and 108th Avenue in Jamaica, now through the end of January. All skill levels invited. For more information, email nyangel basketball@yahoo.com.

Are you a nature know-it-all? Come enjoy game show-style trivia. Children will be put to the test in nature and other areas of expertise to see how they size up against their local Urban Park Ranger. Ages 5 and older. Free at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. Meet at Fort Totten Visitor Center, Building 502. Enter park at the entrance to the fort, north of the intersection of 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway.

CLASSES

Family Focus Adoption Services gives you the full story about adopting children and teens through Internet searching; and infant and international adoptions. Classes held on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. or Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4, Little Neck. No reservations necessary.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., will hold dance classes the first Monday of each month beginning Feb. 7. Tap classes will be held at 6 p.m.; partnering will be help at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person per class. For information, call (718) 278-2690 or visit astoriacenter.org.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is offering a course for aspiring and practicing bee keepers. It covers the basics of bee care and honey harvesting. Classes will meet on Wednesdays on Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 6, May 4 and June 1 from 7-9 p.m. The course is taught by master bee keeper Walter Blohm. The course fee is $90, $75 for Voelker Orth members. For more information, contact the museum at (718) 359-6227.

Sign up for sign language classes at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cost is $15 for adults, $25 for families. Also, winter viewing of the stars, an astronomy programs with Mark Freilich will be held from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-register for both classes by calling (718) 229-4000.

A points and insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $35. Alternatively, you can complete this course online by visiting the following website but note the online course is more costly. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, The NYC Compost Project of Queens at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing is hosting its annual “I ™ Worms” program. Everyone gets to take home a heart-shaped compost cookie for your plants. Participants will be introduced to the art of composting both outdoors and indoors. The fee is $5 and registration is required at compost@queensbotanical.org or (718) 886-3800, ext. 500.

Instructor Eric March will cover drawing fundamentals and advanced techniques Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per session at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Contact (718) 361-0628.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will have zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 428-6363.

Free tai chi ongoing introductory classes now being held on Saturdays at 1 p.m. at 87-10 Liberty Ave., Ozone Park. Sponsored by Cheng Man-Ching Tai Chi Association. RSVP at ozoneparktaichi@yahoo.com.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer dance with instruction every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes for children and adults, day or evening, seven days a week, in drawing, watercolor and oil and acrylic at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St. Cost $60-$70 for eight weeks. Call (718) 426-9821 or go to jackson eightsartclub.org.

Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Samuel Field Y & YHMA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Free for the initial class, then $12 per class, $90 per 10 class punch card. For information, call (516) 987-7524 or visit fitnesspcancer.com.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine will run indoor flea markets on the following Sundays: Feb. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall, at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike.

REUNIONS

Christ the King High School will host an alumni reunion for the classes of ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96 and ’01, on March 12 from 7 p.m.-midnight at the school, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Tickets can be purchased at ctkrhs.org or by calling (718) 366-7400, ext. 272.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Book sale on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill.

Kick off party for College Point Relay For Life at the Poppenhusen Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at 114-04 Road, College Point. Everyone is welcomed. For more information, contact Suzanne Isbell at (718) 261-1092, ex. 5538 or email at collegepointrelay@yahoo.com.

Come explore global warming, a family education program at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Doulgaston, on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $15 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

The Queens Alliance Baseball League is celebrating its 83rd year and is now taking registrations for the 2011 baseball season. The alliance is open to all teams and players 13-18 years old and for the mens unlimited division 18 and over that play on Sundays. If you are looking to play this year and want a competitive league, call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will offer Saturday dances on Feb. 5 and 19 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $10.

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, presents Wednesday nite rap for singles 45+ on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.

St. Valentine’s dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Nativity BVM Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Admission is $10 includes coffee and cake. Call Don Curron at (718) 843-1046.

A Valentine’s dance featuring Randy and the Rainbows will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 878, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. It will include a buffet dinner. Tickets are $37 for members, and $39.50 for nonmembers. For tickets, call (631) 987-0443.

Havurat Yisrael singles 35+ event have planned a really great evening, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Havurat Yisrael House, 108-11 69 Road, Forest Hills, featuring tequila and mariachi Mexican food. Cost is $20 at the door $25 RSVP before Feb. 11 at (718) 261-5500 or email hyoffice@nyc.rr.com.

MEETINGS

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church located at 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on Feb. 7 and Feb. 28.

AARP Chapter 3698 has canceled meetings for January and February. The next meeting will be held on March 9 at the Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Social hour will be held at noon. Meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. Guests and new members are welcome.

You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, meetings are held every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

The Flushing Camera Club, meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 146-01 45 Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month.

LECTURES

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, presents an ala prima demonstration by multi-media artist Susie Gach on Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Admission if free.

HEALTH

The Whitestone School for Child Development is conducting ongoing free speech screenings for children ages 2 1/2-4 1/2 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (718) 746-6555.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Project Single Moms, is a nonprofit national organization, formed to help single moms make a better future for themselves and the families they support. Join them for a PSM’s launch meet-n-greet on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at New Greater Bethel Ministries, 215-32 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village. Free, but you must register by emailing your name, address and telephone number to mevans@projectsinglemoms.com or call (718) 413-4168.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 962-6244 or westernqueensna.com. Meeting seven days a week.

The Caregiver Support Program at Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, offers counseling, support groups, education, respite services and referral services. For more information, contact Elizabeth Levine at (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

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