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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 2:32 pm, Tue Apr 26, 2011.

   EXHIBITS

    

   National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, will hold an art raffle and exhibit on Sunday, April 17 from 2-4 p.m.

 

   KleinReid: Porcelain and Prints will run now through May 28 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Artists’ reception will be held Sunday, April 17 from 2-4 p.m.

 

   Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents “Solo for Gold/Blue,” abstract paintings by Tibor Cervenak, will be on view now through April 23. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested donation is $5, free for members. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

 

   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.

 

   AUDITIONS

    

   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.

 

   Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.

 

   THEATRE

    

   “Babies are Brought by the Stork,” a comedy premieres on now through April 17 for 18 performances, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. at Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th St., Astoria. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.

 

   The Senior Theatre Acting Repertory is looking for a piano player, who is retired, to join the group. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the Queens Village Public Library, 94-11 217 St., For more information, call the assistant director at (718) 776-0529.

 

   MUSIC

    

   The Sacred Heart Music Chorale of Richmond Hill presents its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 17 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St. The program consists of Rutter’s “Requiem” in Latin and English, and Dvorak’s “Te Deum,” done with professional soloists and chamber orchestra. Reception follows. Admission is $15, seniors and students $12. Tickets available at the door.

 

   DANCE

    

   The Hispanic Society of St. Joan of Arc Church will present Mosaicos del Peru, a group of Latin American dancers performing dances from Peru’s different regions on Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at Msgr. Boylan Auditorium, 82nd Street between 35th and 37th avenues in Jackson Heights. Tickets are $10 and includes lunch, will be available at the door. Lunch will be served from 12:30-2 p.m. only.

 

   CLASSES

    

   Free CPR classes are offered in Queens during April sponsored by the FDNY Foundation. To register for a class visit nyc.gov/cprtogo. Classes include: April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at FDNY EMS Station 54, 222-15 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton; April 27 at 3 p.m. at New York Sports Club in Astoria, 38-11 30 Ave.; and April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at FDNY EMS Station 46, 79-01 Broadway with the entrance on Baxter Avenue on the grounds of Elmhurst Hospital.

 

   Learn computers in five-weeks at the Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be held May 2-June 1, Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m. Three-week workshop offers Digital photography/editing, May 2-18, Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For information, call Dina at (718) 894-3441, or visit the center.

 

   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 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.

 

   New creativity and advanced painting workshop at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, with Pedro Pacheco, instructor. For advanced students who wish to develop their personal self expression, will meet Fridays, now through June 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $500. Contact Pacheco at (646) 546-2296. Also, fundamental and advanced drawing techniques with artist/instructor Eric March, will be held Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per class. To register, call (718) 361-0628.

 

   An astronomy class with Mark Freilich will be conducted on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 for adult members, $12 for adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12, and includes a handout information packet. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

 

   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, holds dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m., and a dance social from 8-11 p.m. Admission if $10. Music by Sal Escott.

 

   The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost for adults are $75 for four sessions, $65 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Rob at (718) 454-0813.

 

   Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 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.

 

   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.

 

   Weekly Saturday community yoga class as 22-38 College Point Blvd., College Point form 8:30-9:30 a.m. Classes are free, just bring a mat and water.

 

   Our Lady of Snows, 79-33 258 St., Floral Park, will offer Zumba classes with Beth Lauren Levine, ACSM certified health fitness instructor and cancer exercise trainer, Mondays at 3:15 p.m. For information, visit fitnesspcancer.com.

 

   FOR KIDS

    

   Impression painting for kids on Saturday, April 16 at 1 p.m. at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. Meet at Fort Totten Visitor Center, Building 502. Painting, drawing, stenciling and more. Materials will be provided. Free.

 

   OUTDOORS

    

   Help eradicate invasive plant species like porcelain berry and roses from the wetlands of Alley Pond Park. Join APEC’s volunteer crew to help improve the park’s biodiversity. Volunteers will be working in the wetlands on Saturday, April 23 and 30, weather permitting. Come to Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston at 11 a.m. to be part of the crew. RSVP to (718) 229-4000.

 

   TOURS

    

   The World of the 7 Train, a walking tour, will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Walks take place in Long Island City, Sunnyside, Flushing, Corona, Woodside and Jackson Heights and lunch is in Flushing’s Asiatown. Tour fee is $39 and you need to preregister by check to Jack Eichenbaum, 36-20 Bowne St., 6C, Flushing, NY 11354 (include name, phone and email address). The full day’s program is available by email jaconet@aol.com. The tour is limited to 25 people.

 

   REUNIONS

    

   St. Agnes Academic High School, College Point, will hold its Homecoming 2011 for all years especially those ending in 1s or 6s on Saturday, April 16 from 1-5 p.m. Call (718) 353-6276 or email vmcbreen@stagneshs.org.

 

   SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    

   The New York League of Conservation Voters and GrowNYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education will host the first “Queens Green Drinks” of 2011 on Thursday, April 14 at Molly Blooms, 43-13 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, from 6:30-9 p.m. Queens Green Drink is an informal social gathering/networking event for Queens residents who are environmentally minded. For more information, contact queensgreendrinks@gmail.com.

 

   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer Saturday dances on April 16 and 30 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

 

   SPECIAL EVENTS

    

   Redeemer Lutheran Church Youth Group will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Redeemer School cafeteria, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children, free for children under 3.

 

   A program for people to express their problems and get a new outlook on life will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith St., Jamaica.

 

   St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold an Easter craft and plant sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parish hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for information.

 

   Children’s Carnival at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Saturdays and Sundays, April 16 and 17, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $10.

 

   The Myrtle Avenue BID Spring Street Festival will be held Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Myrtle Avenue between Seneca and Wyckoff avenues. Included will be rides, games, food and entertainment. Free admission. For information, call (718) 366-3806.

 

   Earth day celebration for friends and family at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Thursday, April 21 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. It will offer science and art-making activities for children and adults. There will be interesting information about Earth Day and ways you can help keep the plant green designed for the urban gardener. Admission is $4 and $3 for members. Children under 6 are free.

 

   The Zonta Club of Greater Queens will hold its annual Women of the Year award dinner on Tuesday, April 26 at Giardino Ristorante, 44-37 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, from 6:30-9 p.m. A cost of $55 per person in advance, or $60 at the door. The club will honor its three past presidents. For information, call (718) 626-0634.

 

   MEETINGS

    

   The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays starting at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on April 18 at 1 p.m.

 

   AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, April 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge Annex, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. The topics will be osteoporosis and fall prevention.

 

   The BFF Club will host a Ladies Nite Out on Wednesday, April 20 at Villaggio Restaurant, 79-76 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Reservations are a must and can be made at (718) 326-1832. Make new friends and bring old ones.

 

   Queens County Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Guest speaker will be Townsend Dickinson. All members and guests are welcome to attend.

 

   Family Focus Adoption Services gives you the full story about adopting babies, children and teens, both domestic and international. Join them on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4, Little Neck.

 

   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.

 

   SUPPORT GROUPS

    

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

 

   Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information, call 1 (800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

 

   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.

 

   Richmond Hill Overeaters Anonymous meets every Tuesday from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Richmond Hill, on the second floor. Visit queensoa.org.

 

   A bereavement group led by Lauren Fredston-Hermann, director of the Senior Adult Center at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for those dealing with their loss and with help beginning the process towards healing. The program is free for members, $2 for nonmembers.

 

   SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

 

   SENIOR ACTIVITIES

    

   The Senior Adults Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, will host a club for retirees on Tuesdays. The topic will be: Learning how to better communicate with friends and family on April 19. Cost is free for members, $2 for nonmembers. For information, contact Josh Kleinmuntz at (718) 268-5011, ext. 623 or email jkleinmuntz@centralqueensny.org.

 

   United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.

 

   VOLUNTEERS

    

   The Police Athletic League is looking for volunteers to continue its mission of serving New York City’s young people by donating their time at PAL’s Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica and PS 214 in Flushing. To become a volunteer, visit palnyc.org and click on Get Involved under the “About Us” tab for an application. Volunteers will go through an application process that includes an interview, screening and an orientation. For more information, contact Alexandria Sumpter-Delves, at (212) 477-9450, ext. 390.

 

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