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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 10:30 am


Dorsky Gallery,“Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45th Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.


“One Summer Day,” a one-act music drama, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 37th Street and 31st Avenue, Astoria. Contact: (646) 831-3303, susanstoderl.net.

STAR - Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents drama/comedy scenes and musical numbers, Wednesdays: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke., (718) 831-8636, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.; Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, (718) 479-0505 Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. Free.


Theatre By The Bay’s “Anything Goes,” auditions, Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 Street, Bayside. Actors, singers, dangers, chorus, adults, teens. Contact: (718) 428-6363, TheatreByTheBayNY.com. Rehearsals in December with performances set for March 2014.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627, fhso.org


Rego Park Jewish Center’s Sunday at the Movies series, “Kuni Lemel in Cairo,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. All welcome, $5 includes cake and coffee after the film. 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 459-1000.


Queens College’s “Year of Brazil,” Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Brazilian Jazz Ensemble concert, “Quarteto Moderno,” led by Richard Boukas, QC graduate and renowned musician, performing samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian genres. Free, open to public. Contact: Maria Matteo, maria.terrone@qc.cuny.edu, (718)-997-5593.

All-Star Country Music Tribute: Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. $38 all seats, $34 mini series, $32 Grand series. Buy tickets: visitqpac.org, (718) 631-6311.


Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club, Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Trattoria 35, 213-15 35 Ave., Bayside.

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at noon at the American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Call (718) 672-9890.

Parashat & Haftarat Club, Rego Park Jewish Center, Saturday, Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m., 97-30 Queens Blvd. Discuss Lech Lecha with Rabbi Weidenbaum. Lite bite. All welcome. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.


Shop Pink For Health: Create Your Own Herbal Tea Bag! Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing. Contact: Erin Lagasse, elagasse@quinnandco.com, (212) 868-1900, shopskyviewcenter.com.

LaGuardia Community College, open houses on The Affordable Care Act for Small Business Owners, Tuesdays, Oct. 8, 15, 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., LaGuardia’s B-building at the Small Business Develeopment Center, room B-A02, 30-20 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. RSVP: (718) 482-5439, business_services@lagcc.cuny.edu.

Defensive Driving Course, All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside., Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 fee includes course, breakfast & lunch. Call (718) 229-4631.

Defensive Driving Course, American Martyrs R.C. Church of Bayside, sponsored by National Safety Council, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 79-43 Bell Blvd. Fee $45. Call (718) 464-4582.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128.

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sunday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. $65. Must pre-register: Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

For Kids

Queens Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts, “Who Stole the Mona Lisa?” film with music, Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Adults: $20; kids 13 and under $10; seniors 65 and up $10. Contact: (718) 793-8080, kupferbergcenter.org.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.

Flea Markets

Redeemer Lutheran School, Fall Flea Market, Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Open to public. Free admission.

Sacred Heart School, Fabulous Fall White Sale, Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, bargains galore.

St. Josaphat’s Church, Flea Market & Ethnic Polish Bake Sale, Sunday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 35th Ave. & 210 St., Bayside. Free parking.

Autumn Tresure, Bake & Book Sale, Church of the Resurrection, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Preview Sale Friday, Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m., fee: $5.


North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital Lecture Series, Dr. Biana Trost discusses cardiology issues, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Sunday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m., 71-11 112 St., Lower Ballroom. Must pre-register: (718)-261-2900, rtfh.org.

Visa Information for Immigrant Artists with George Akst, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m., 37-11 35 Ave., Astoria. Contact: queenscouncilarts.org.

“Quintessential Queens: Celebrating America’s 4th Largest City,” Friday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, $20, includes lunch and “Foods and Music of Queens.”


Queens Interagency Council on Aging Annual Legislative Breakfast, Friday, Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m., Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Seniors, service professionals and those concerned about aging advocacy are invited. Contact: QICA, (718) 268-5954. Free.

St. Pancras School, Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 68 Place off Myrtle Avenue, Glendale. Family fun!

Flushing Community Green Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George’s Church, 135-32 38 Ave. Contact: Maple Wu, maple@oneflushing.org, (646) 820-5163, greenjobfair.eventbrite.com.

Dry Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Community Health Fair, Sunday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Raffles, refreshments, tips on heart-healthy diets. Information on elder care law and estate planning by Nancy Brady, R.N., Esq., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 61-35 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Call (718) 565-4200.


Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in Oct.; donations at 84th St. entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Ben’s, 211-37 26 Ave., Bayside. Dinner and comedy show. $50 donation. Call to reserve: (718) 229-2367.

Special Events

Forest Park Festival, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West of Woodhaven Blvd. between Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. Visit eccatoysfortots.org.

Cross Island YMCA, Fall Family Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellrose, 8 a.m. fitness run, adults and kids, followed by vendor fair, activities and open house Cost for run: $25 (18+), $15 (17 & under). Contact: ymcanyc.org/crossisland, (718) 551-9314.

Public Square Rosary Rally, Saturday, Oct. 12, noon, Juniper Park North, Middle Village, gather at flagpole. Call Annette: (718) 651-4629.

Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden 2-Mile Race & Oneness-Home Peace Run, Saturday, Oct. 12, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Meadow Lake, north side. Events: 9:30 a.m.-relay; 10 a.m.-Peace Torch ceremony; 10:15 a.m.-2-mile race; 10:40 a.m.-kids’ fun run. Free entry. Contact: Shatapatri Mahar/Prakhara Harter, (347) 968-2120, (718) 291-6637, srichinmoyraces.org, peacerun.org.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts: Dance with instructions, Mondays and Fridays from 7:15 p.m.- 8 p.m. $10; Friday Dance Nights, Oct. 5, 12, Nov. 2, 16, 30, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Pumpkin Patch Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All Saint’s Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside. Call (718) 229-4631.

Oktoberfest, Arts & Crafts Fair, Pumpkin Patch, Saturday, Oct. 5, noon-5 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Oct. 6), Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave. Call (718) 672-1555.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens County Farm Museum, Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Find your way through the maze. Adults $9; children ages 4-11, $5; children 3 and under, free. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten Park, hosts: Oktoberfest at “The Castle.” Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-6 p.m. Contact: Susan info@baysidehistorical.org, (718) 352-1548.

Golf outing, Monday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m., Forest Park Golf Course, benefits the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-Cop/104-Cop). $150 golf and luncheon; $60 luncheon only. Call (917) 796-4535. Sponsors wanted.


The CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kosher/ nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact (718) 225-1144.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Free flu shots, Monday, Oct. 7. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Computer classes, Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince St. Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, starts Monday, Sept. 30. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.


Bereavement groups for loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings held seven days a week.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960, ext. 226.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings, call (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

Activities at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, Fridays, Sept. 6, 20 at 12:45 p.m.; music appreciation, Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 24 at 12:45 p.m.; movies, Fridays, Sept. 13, 27 at 12:45 p.m.; card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.


Bereavement groups for the loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011 ext. 621.

Gay andJewish siblings of Gay and Jewish Victims of Domestic Homicide/Violence meets in Forest Hills. All are welcome. Call (917) 561-4252.

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. Call 1(800) 984-0066, or visit nar-anon.org.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/information: (516) 802-3142. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058.

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th St. and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

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

A free schizophrenics anonymous self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1 (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.


The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. Contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or visit satchmo.net.

The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older

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