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Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:00 am

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Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents “Nature and Cosmos 1966-2010” exhibit by Marlene Tseng Yu, now through Nov. 24. Opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Donald Kuspit, art critic and distinguished professor emeritus of SUNY Stonybrook, will be held at 7:30 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, is open to the public. Come see the International Doll Exhibit. Exhibit hours are Wednesday-Friday and Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

MUSIC

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents David Leonhardt Quintet in An Evening of Gershwin, on Friday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.; cocktail hour fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 (fundraiser), $20/$16 for members (concert). On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. David Leonhardt Quintet presents a family-friendly concert. Interactive arts will be held at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12/$10 for members; $8 for children/$6 for member children.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing works by Mozart, Kodaly and Schumann during its Twilight Concert series on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Cost is $12; $10 for students and seniors.

A free country western concert, with Stoney Creek, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 224-04 147th Ave., Springfield Gardens, presents the Jazz Unlimited Orchestra in concert featuring Walter Jackson, on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Mandy Patinkin presents Mamaloshen (Mother Tongue) with Paul Ford on the piano, on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $45.

Shanghai Quartet will perform at LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on the Queens College campus on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, QC alumi and students with QC I.D.

FILM

The 4th annual Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival will feature the work of eight filmmakers from New York, the United Kingdom and Argentina. The two-hour event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.. Suggested donation is $10 at the door.

DANCE

Calpulli Danza Mexicana (aka Calpulli Mexican Dance Co.) will perform at Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Park on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18-$27. Call to reserve, at (718) 760-0064.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The first Hibiscus Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220th St., Cambria Heights. It will include face painting, games and balloons, music and more.

St. Joseph Church, 30th Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets in Astoria, will celebrate the sixth annual Parish Carnival in honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina from now through Sunday, Sept. 26. Come bring your family to our Fiesta Night, Italian Pasta Night, International Food Festival and Taste of Astoria, and the St. Pio Dinner Dance. Enjoy the amusement rides, games, music and fun for all ages.

“Writers in the Woods: Mountain Towns and Urban Wildernesses” featuring poet Alison Koffler and essayist/poet Will Nixon will be held on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Pre-registration by calling (718) 229-4000.

Nativity BVM Alumni Association’s third annual bocce ball and barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Nativity BVM Church, Rockaway Boulevard and 91st Street, Ozone Park. Admission is $3 per person, $10 per family. For information, contact Annette at (718) 843-1046.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a festival to commemorate the local estuary — Little Neck Bay and meet members of neighborhood historic, health service, recreational, civic associations, school groups and government organizations for the National Estuaries Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at APES, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, will hold registration for Teen Spot, performing and visual arts after-school program, will be held now through Oct. 1. Program runs from Oct. 12-Dec. 16, Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Ages 12-18. Free.

Temple Tikvah, 33-15 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, will host a one-man circus for the entire family on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is $15; tickets at the door are $18. Register at funevents@templetikvah.org or call the temple office at (516) 746-1120.

The NYC Fire Department will be at the following locations during Fire Prevention and Safety week: Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. For more information visit fdny.nyc.gov or call 311.

Ridgewood Youthmarket Farm Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. now through Oct. 31 at Myrtle and Cypress avenues.

Free soup kitchen/hot lunch from noon-2 p.m. every second Saturday of every month. All are welcome. Non-denominational event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing.

The Queens Multi Service Center, 76-01 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, offers the Living Space Program, a non-treatment socialization and recreational program designed for developmentally disabled adults aged 40 and over. They offer a variety of activities in a structured environment. A breakfast snack and lunch is provided by the center for a suggested contribution. The program operates daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and currently has openings. For more information, or to refer an individual, contact Alicia Nunziato or John Gartland at (718) 366-0200.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

FLEA MARKETS

The First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, corner of Queens Boulevard and 54th Avenue, will hold an indoor flea market in the church gym on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The flea market will include furniture, rugs, housewares, toys, books, costume jewelry and more. Proceeds will benefit much needed repairs to the church.

An indoor flea market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing.

Traditional church bazaar to be held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 25-36 37th St., Astoria, on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 26 from noon-3 p.m. Russian food will be served.

A flea market at the Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Huge outdoor yard sale (if it rains, its in the gym) on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 .am.-3 p.m. at All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40th Ave., Bayside. For information, call Stella Elder at (718) 229-5631.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint, Long Island City, will host an outdoor flea market on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ten-foot spots cost $30; $40 with tables. For information, call (718) 729-8957.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, runs an outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

TOUR

Trolley tour of Fort Totten Park on Sunday, Sept. 26 at noon. Meet at the entrance to Fort Totten. The entrance is north of the intersection of 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.

A free historic walking tour of Hunters Point will be heldSunday, Sept. 26, weather permitting, from 3-5pm. Meet at 49-10 Vernon Blvd. For information visit explorehunterspoint.com.

REUNIONS

The 1985 Class of Newtown High School from Elmhurst, will celebrate its 25th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 25. Contact Maria Torres at marialoves2write@yahoo.com.

St. Luke School of Whitestone, will hold its 100th anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at North Hills Country Club, Manhasset. To register or for more information call (516) 997-1950.

CLASSES

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 372-3003. The next classes will be held Sept. 26.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., will offer tai chi classes every Wednesday, now through Oct. 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for all classes.

Free ESL classes at the Salvation Army, 45-18 Broadway, Long Island City. To register, call (718) 721-9046.

Jamaica YMCA senior computer classes are held on Fridays at 89-25 Parsons Blvd. For information, call (718) 739-6600.

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

A boating safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside on Sundays, Sept. 26, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. The class will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the fees are $75 for adults and $40 for children under 16. Pre-registration is a must. For more information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email 12-01@verizon.net.

Building drama and feeling into your oil paintings, a demonstration by artist Petro Pappalas on Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston.

HEALTH

New York Hospital Queens and Assemblywoman Grace Meng announce a Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, Sept. 25 from noon-4 p.m. at St. Ann Church, 142-30 58th Ave., Flushing.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, is having a blood drive on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 8:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 26, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo will sponsor a health fair at Nativity BVM Church basement, 101-19 91st St., Ozone Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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.

MEETINGS

The opening meeting of SAFAD Hadassah of Queens will feature Dr. Emmanuel Sternberg a pharmaceutical consultant, who will talk on managing the current health care system at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person.

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 will be held on Sept. 27.

Be comfortable speaking before an audience. Free, on the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact Queens Best Toastmasters Club President Liz Huang at (646) 436-7940.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For more information, call (718) 441-6210 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Family Support Services Advisory Council is a nonprofit, multi-cultural Queens organization comprised only of parents and siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities including autism, retardation, learning disabilities and others. The next meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bernard Fineson Developmental Disabilities Administration Building, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. Best entrance is on Hillside Avenue west of the Cross Island Parkway.

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.

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are looking for a bereavement support group, come on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Rectory basement of Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 969-2448. All losses, all denominations are welcome.

If you have a drug problem, contact Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 932-6244, or visit westernqueensna.org. Meetings seven days a week.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call the Gam-Anon hotline number at (877) 664-2469.

The Queens Counseling Services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announce bereavement groups forming in July to be scheduled during weekdays in Flushing at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd. For information, call (718) 461-6393.

Obsessive compulsive anonymous meetings will be held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Church, Felly Hall, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

Celebrate recovery support group meets every Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164th St., Jamaica, from 6:30-8 p.m. For information, call (718) 526-4775, ext. 10.

Pain management support meeting sponsored by the Jirut Foundation, held the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Christian Church, 113-02 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

SNAP is conducting several support groups for caregivers serving seniors 60 and older: Spouses Support Group meets every other Monday (Queens Village) at 10:30 a.m. at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., CBU 29, Building 4. Mixed Group (Spouses and Adult Children) meets every other Monday (Howard Beach) at 2:30 p.m. at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Adult Children’s Group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., CBU 29, Building 4, Queens Village. For information, contact Marcia Friedlander at (718) 740-6519.

VOLUNTEERS

Hospice Care Network is looking for volunteers in Queens County. The volunteer department at HCN will be holding training sessions. Contact, the Office of Volunteer Services at (718) 746-6142, ext. 4404.

Living Room Children’s Ministries is seeking volunteers to teach hispanic dances to children. For information, call (917) 854-6032.

Actors needed for Senior Acting Repertory Group rehearsals every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Call STAR at (718) 776-0529.

Volunteers needed for individuals with developmental disabilities challenged or not. Every Saturday, noon-4 p.m., now through October. Call the Achievers of America Softball Program for information at (718) 738-9344

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