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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:30 am

EXHIBITS, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: “Contested Territories,” that will remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Queens Chronicle | 0 comments

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Reopening after extensive renovations, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenarian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flushing Town Hall: Celebrating 150 Years, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will run through Sunday, Oct. 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $5/members free.

AUDITIONS

STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.

Theatre

Listen to Pat Cooper speak his mind at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $40. To purchase tickets or for more information visit the website at visitqpac.org or call (718) 631-6311.

Music

Inti-Illimani, known as the musical ambassadors of South America, begin their North American tour on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the website at kupferbergcenterarts.org.

Under the direction of Dongmyung Ahn, a string trio performs the music of J.S. Bach using baroque-era bows on Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Sample a variety of German white wines, the modern equivlant of the “Olde Hock” that was listed on the 1822 inventory of Rufus King’s wine cellar. Tickets are $25 nonmembers; $20 KMM members; $10 students and are available at kingmanor.org/events/concert.php or call (718) 206-0545 x13.

Dionne Warwick in concert at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call (718) 631-6311, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Flea Markets

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

St. John Chrysostom Orthodox Church will hold a rummage sale at 70-29 45th Ave. Woodside on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (718) 779-1139.

A traditional Russian Church bazaar will be held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 25-36 37 St., Astoria, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Odds and ends, clothing, kitchenware, costume jewelry and Russian food. Rain or shine. Call (718) 726-7870.

An indoor flea market will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. It is open to the public and is free. For more information call (718) 821-6670.

Lecture

Rob Silverman, Portrait Society of America member, will paint a portrait demonstrating his techniques and tools on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Free admission.

Join the American Association of University Women in a dialogue about women’s issues such as equity and preventing violence at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside on four Wednesdays, Oct. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Oct. 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee of $15. Call (718) 631-6675 or (718) 631-6343.

Health

Join fellow New York runners and walkers on Saturday, Sept. 29 for the annual New Hope 5K Run/Walk for Healthy Communities. The race begins along 118th Avenue in Jamaica, west of Roy Wilkins Park, filters out to Baisley Boulevard and then proceeds along Foch Boulevard. The 5K Race beings at 9:30 a.m., check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 1K Fun Run for kids 12 years and under will take place at 11 a.m. $25 adults, $10 kids under 18 (use discount code under18), free for children under 6 (use discount code freechildren). Register online at nycruns.com/newhope

Meetings

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

CLASSEs

Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without artificial fertilizers and pesticides at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register. Cost is $5 per person.

Take absolute beginner class in Argentine Tango every Saturday starting Oct. 6 through Oct. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Group Fitness and Cycling, 10-68 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Fee is $12 per session or $40 for the month. After Oct. 1 fee increases to $15 per class or $65 for the month. Comfortable shoes (no sneakers). Call (347) 396-5809 to RSVP.

Qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach the About Boating Safety class at Fort Totten, in Bayside on Sunday Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. This class is for recreational boaters, and includes the proper use of safety equipment, maintenance, rules of navigation and the legal requirements for operating boats and personal watercraft. The fee is $65; learning materials included. Pre-registration is a must. For more information call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (347) 336-5866 or send an email to 12-01@verizon.net. To register online go to uscgaux1201.org

The Sunnyside Community Senior Center, 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside, offers free classes in Argentine Tango every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi classes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with the intermediate level on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Creative writing classes are at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 411 or email jmonterroso@scsny.org.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes in all mediums, adults, children, days, evenings. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Costs are: adults, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.

Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.

Tours

There will be a Queens’ waterfront tour on Sunday, Sept. 30. Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside, approx. 15 miles. Walk from Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten and Bayside. Bring lunch and water. Meet at 9 a.m. at Main Street station, Flushing #7 train, northeast corner (near the AT&T store). Sponsored by Shorewalkers. Cost is $3 for nonmembers.

Reunion

Bayside High School class of 1962, 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 7 to be held at the Courtyard Marriot at Laguardia, from 2-6 p.m. For information contact EileenTorraca@yahoo.com

Social Activities

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave., enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org for more information.

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Special Events

St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 263rd Street and Union Turnpike, Floral Park, hosts its 6th annual international fall fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. There will be free blessing of the pets, entertainment, children’s games and a moonbounce, flu shots, vendors, pick and paint your own pumpkin and food. Call (718) 347-5990.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston to commemorate the Little Neck Bay with hikes, music, canoe rides and more on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate the Moon Festival, an ancient holiday marking the summer harvest and moon goddess, with moon cakes, arts and crafts, activities and cultural performances at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, is having a luncheon card party on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. This event is for both ladies and gentlemen. Cost is $20 in advance and $22 at the door. RSVP by Oct. 5. Call Janet at (718) 631-5468 or Marilyn at (718) 229-6877.

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep Queens Botanical Garden clean and green at 43-50 Main St., Flushing, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is required. Email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 204.

The Pomonok Community Farmers Market will be held every Thursday until Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Kissena Boulevard between 65th Avenue and Melborne Avenue, across the cross from Queens College. Accepted: Cash, EBT, FMNP, Health Bucks.

The women of Macedonia A.M.E. Church are sponsoring a prayer breakfast featuring Carol Mackey, renowned author of the book “Sister Girl Devotions,” on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 37-22 Union St., Flushing. Donation is $15. For more info., call (718) 353-5870.

A farmers market will be held every Friday until Nov. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Doulaston Greenmarket at 41st Avenue and 235th Street is open Sundays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit and WIC and FMNP checks accepted.

Rocking the Road for a Cure will host a benefit motorcycle and classic car run on Sunday, Sept. 30. The Police-escorted run starts at Alley Pond Park, Winchester Boulevard and Union Turnpike, Queens Village. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. Rocking the Road for a Cure is a nonprofit organization that provides free homebound wellness programs and support services for breast cancer patients. For further information visit rockingtheroadforacure.org

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, is now recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers for its annual Queens fundraiser, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a two-mile walk in Flushing Meadows Park, Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. To register visit alznyc.org/queenswalk or call the 24-hour helpline at (800) 272-3900. Walkers can register on-site but are strongly urged to register in advance.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, now through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a free men’s support group on Thursdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 8, from 7-8 p.m. at 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing, first floor. This group may involve Flushing and Jackson Heights residents and other nearby communities to deal with developing healthy relationship skills. Call (917) 304-2036.

A women’s anxiety support group will be held every other week from noon to 1 p.m. at 71-41 159 St., Flushing. Most insurance accepted. Sponsored by Kissena Jewish Community Council. For additional information contact Keri-Ann or Maribel at (718) 461-6393.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

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