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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Professional Jewish musicians, adept at chamber music, jazz, cabaret and classical music, often played during the Holocaust. Beginning Thursday, March 17, the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, will offer an exhibit featuring historic narratives and musical pieces.

Jeffrey Leder Gallery, 11-05 44 Road, 3rd floor, Long Island City, presents Wilfredo Chiesa “The Deeps,” now through March 19. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. For information, visit jeffreyledergallery.com.

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

Culture blending in ceramic arts: Contemporary ceramic artwork, will be held now through March 31 at Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Cost is $5, free for members. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting a series of drawings by Seongmin Ahn, a Korean-born artist, now through April 3, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.

“Unforgettable,” selections from the Emily Fisher Landau collection, will be on view now through 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.

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.

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.

Parks will be hosting the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps rehearsals this winter at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. The corps is currently accepting applications for performing members in the areas of brass, percussion, color guard and dance, as well as support team members and staff. Membership is open to those 15 years of age through adult, and there are no membership dues or tuition. Instruments and uniforms provided. All those interested should fill out form on the Skyliners’ website by clicking the “join us” link to be kept informed of upcoming rehearsal information at nyskyliners.org.

The AARP Queens Chorus, learn to sing old and familiar songs and perform one-hour sets at Queens nursing homes and senior centers during April/May and October/November. Practice is every Friday in February and March from noon-3 p.m. at Reformed Church of Newtown, 49-20 87 St., Elmhurst. If interested, call the director John Thomas at (718) 523-1330.

THEATRE

Students of the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department at Queensborough Community College will present “Othello” at 7:30 p.m. in Queensborough’s Humanities Theatre, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Performance dates are Thursday, March 10 at 7:20 p.m.; Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students and faculty. For information, contact the QCC Box Office at (718) 631-6311.

Theatre Time Productions presents “Twelve Angry Men” on March 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. General admission is $15, $13 for seniors and students with ID. For tickets, call (347) 732-9015.

“Babies are Brought by the Stork,” a comedy premieres on March 11 and ends 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.

Theatre by the Bay presents “Annie” on Saturdays, March 12 and 26 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays, March 13, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older and children 12 and under. Group sales are available for groups of 15 or more. For information, call the temple office at (718) 428-6363 from 9 a.m.-5p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Marathon Little Theatre Group, 245-37 60 Ave., Little Neck, presents the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” on Saturdays, March 12 and 26 at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, March 13, 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors over 65 and children under 12. For information call (718) 229-4644 or (718) 428-1580 or visit marathontheatergroup.com.

Beari Productions presents “Pippin” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, March 18, 19 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $16 for seniors. Performances will also be held at All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. For information and reservation, call (718) 736-1263.

Comedian Pat Cooper will perform on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Park. Tickets are $40, $38 for seniors, $28 for students, $36 for multi-show. For tickets, go to queenstheatre.org.

MUSIC

Kupferberg Center Performances presents Linda Eder in “All of Me” on Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets are $38, $36 for seniors, students and QC alumni and QCID. On Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m., violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Tamara Stefanovich will perform in LeFrak Concert Hall. Tickets are $36, $34 for seniors and QC alumni, $15 for students with ID. Purchase tickets for both shows at kupferbergcenterarts.org, by phone at (718) 793-8080, or at the Colden Auditorium Box Office.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing works by Schubert, Prokofiev and Brahms in the Twilight Concert on Sunday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.

Alto saxophonist Libby Richman will perform at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Admission is $12, $10 for members. Reservations recommended.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra presents a concert on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Concert program includes: Schubert: Overture to Rosamunda, Dvorak: Czech Suite Op. 39 and Mozart: Violin Concerto #2 K 211 in D Major. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students with ID. Tickets will be available at the door.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents “Sol y Canto — Twice As Many Friends” on Saturday, March 19 at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for members, $8 for children, $6 for member children. For children 5 and up. For tickets, call the box office at (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Music Reginae presents Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on Sunday, March 27 at 5 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. For information, call Musica Reginae at (718) 894-2178.

DANCE

The Flushing Jewish Community Council and its Multicultural Committee present a “Dance Into Spring” on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Poppenhusen Institute,114-04 14 Road in College Point. This free event features dances from around the world.

FOR KIDS

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Coad Canada Puppets “There’s a Dinosaur in the Closet” on Saturday, March 12 at 11:15 a.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2:15 p.m. For ages 5 and up. Tickets are $12, $10 for members, $8 for children and $6 for member children. For tickets call the box office at (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Queens Theatre in the Park, located in Flushing Meadows Park, presents the Hudson Vagabond Puppets on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Giant puppets bring two of Beatrix Potter’s stories to life, “Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Story of the Fierce Bad Rabbit.” Tickets are $12, $10 for multi-show. For tickets, call (718) 760-0064, Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. or visit queenstheatre.org.

FLEA MARKETS

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will hold a flea market on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m.-4p.m.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country and Western dance on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., featuring San Antones. Cost is $12.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Saturday dances on March 19 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Cost is $40 (adults only). Includes traditional Irish buffet. DJ will be playing Irish tunes as well as your favorites. The Archbishop Molloy Pipe and Drum Band as well as St. Pancras Irish River Dancers will perform. Call (718) 637-3816 or (718) 821-6721 for tickets. No walk-ins. All proceeds will benefit the students of St. Pancras School.

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.

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.

LECTURES

The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point will present a free lecture by Eugene Boesch on, “During and After the Ice Age,” and also “The Matinecocks” with presenter: Rock Waters, a Matinecock descendent, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12.

A lecture on “Legal and financial issues facing senior citizens” will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Sarkis Church, 38-65 234 St., Douglaston. For information, contact Dr. Arthur Kubikian and (718) 786-3842 or the church office at (718) 224-2275.

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.

CLASSES

Do you want to own your own home? Join Project Single Mom on Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. at 215-32 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village. To register, email mevans@projectsinglemoms.com or call (718) 413-4168.

Learn computers in five-weeks at the Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be held now through April 6 and May 2-June 1, Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m. Three-week workshops include Excel, now through March 23; MS Word, March 28-April 13; and 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 March 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.

AARP will be offering a driver’s safety course for those 55 and older at the Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on Thursday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For additional information contact Jennifer Buljan at (718) 591-3377, ext. 226. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others 55 and older.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at a cost of $45 per person. For registration call (718) 326-1911.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing is having a Family Purim Dinner and Costume Ball on Saturday, March 19. There will be a costume parade and contest with prizes for the best costume. Entertainment will be provided by the Eckman Brothers. There will be a catered buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. The cost in advance is $12 for adults and $6 for children 3-13. At the door the cost will be $15 for adults and $7 for children 3-13. Call the temple office at (718) 463-4143 to make a reservation.

The Queens Alliance Baseball League 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. Call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.

MEETINGS

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge Annex, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst.

NAMI Queens/Nassau will meet on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76 Avenue and 266 Street, Glen Oaks. A support group for families meets at 6 p.m.

SAFAD Hadassah of Queens invites the community to its meeting on Wednesday, March 16. Danielle Hilkin of the Queens Historical Society will give a presentation about the history and landmarks of Forest Hills and Rego Park at 7 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. The cost is $5.

“The Great Caruso: A Comparison of Caruso & Lanza” will be the subject of Tom Newby’s next lecture at a meeting of Horizons, a club for those 55 and over on Thursday, March 17 at noon at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. The presentation will include selections from the 1951 film “The Great Caruso” in which Mario Lanza portrayed the legendary Italian tenors. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church,143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meetings are on March 21.

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. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

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