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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., presents “Olu Oguibe’s Women of Substance — A Canon in Progress,” an exhibit of portraits, now through March 22. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call (718) 658-7400.

Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents White Landscape, drawings by Jin Lee from now through March 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery will be closed Feb. 18 and March 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens Library will feature an exhibit Poets on Painters now through March 30 at Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. The collaborative exhibit juxtaposes the act of painting with the act of writing, featuring 20 contemporary poets with 20 contemporary painters. Open during library hours.

The Queens Historical Society presents “Queens As It Was: 1880-1920,” now through April at 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Museum hours are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City, presents Thomas Nozkowski paintings: “Voices of Dissent: Social, Political and Environmental Statements” in painting and sculpture and “Multiple Visions and Sequential Imagery” in photographs, through April 14. The museum is open Thursday through Monday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution,” now through May 12. Tickets are $5, $2 for students and seniors, free for Museum of Modern Art members. Hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For information, call (718) 786-3139.

The Bayside Historical Society will host a photo exhibit of Bayside past and present titled “That Was Then … This Is Now,” on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Officers’ Club at Fort Totten. Juxtaposed images of early- to mid-20th century Bayside with their modern counterparts will be shown accompanied by a narrative. Requested donation will be $3. For information, call (718) 352-1548.

AUDITIONS

The Outrageous Fortune Company will hold auditions for “Regrets Only,” a comedy, on Thursday, March 20 from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, March 22 from 1-4 p.m. at its offices at 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Roles needed are two men (40s-50s); four women (20s, 30s, 40s and 60s+). Performances will be held at Queens Theatre in the Park, May 9-19.

Queens Chapters AARP Chorus volunteer singers wanted to perform at nursing homes and AARP chapters. Rehearsals are every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Newtown, 85-15 Broadway, Elmhurst. For information, call (718) 523-1330.

The Oratorio Society of Queens will hold rehearsals every Monday at 7:45 p.m. for its annual spring concert at the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue, Flushing. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 18. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple “listening.” For information, call (718) 460-0726.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory is looking for people interested in joining. Rehearsals are on Friday mornings. For details, call Ronnie or Natalie at (718) 347-2310, or (718) 776-0529.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.

THEATER

The National Theater of the United States of America, presents Moliere’s “Don Juan,” now through March 22, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. at The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101.

York College Theatre announced the opening of its first production for the Spring 2008 season, Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit,” on Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 1 at noon in the York College Little Theatre in the Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

“Anne of Green Gables,” a new musical based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, will be performed at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for members and children, and $10 for member children. For tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, presents “Crossing the BLVD,” a multimedia performance that re-creates the lives and experiences of recent immigrants to Queens, on Sunday, March 30 in the Goldstein Theater. Tickets are $12. For information, call (718) 793-8080.

Maggie’s Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, presents “Spring is for the Birds,” a family-oriented comedy, on Saturdays, April 5 and 12 and Sundays, April 6 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a professional theater workshop immediately following the show. All tickets are $8. For reservations, call (347) 707-0473.

MUSIC

“3 Broadway Divas” will perform on Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. These Tony award-winning divas will share the stage for the first time accompanied by Broadway musicians. Tickets are $35, $32 and $29. For tickets, call (718) 631-6311.

Songs for a Late Winter Evening, Elizabethan music for violas, lute and voice, will be performed on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72nd St. Donation suggested.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares on Saturday, March 29 at 3 and 8 p.m. Also, on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. zarzuelas (Spanish operettas). Tickets are $25 or $44 for two concerts.

Four organists will perform on Sunday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Mel Church, 26-01 154th St., Flushing. Cost is $15.

Musica Reginae Productions presents “Brava Italia! — Blockbuster Italians Opera Arias” on Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at The Church-in-the-Gardens, Ascan Avenue and Greenway North, Forest Hills. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors. Children under 12 are free. For tickets, call (718) 894-2517.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at Miguelina’s, 63-20 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 326-2992.

DANCE

Kupferberg Center Performances presents Timba Tango in LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., on Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m. Dancers perform to sizzling jazz, tango and Latin music styles. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, students and alumni. Purchase tickets online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org or by phone at (718) 793-8080, or at the Colden Auditorium Box Office.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents the world premiere of the musical “Tango and Milonga,” with music by 2007 Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena, now through March 23. Tickets are $25-$30. For information call (718) 729-3880.

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside, presents the St. Petersburg Ballet in “Russian Seasons,” on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 and $39. For information and tickets, call (718) 631-6311.

REUNIONS

St. John’s Prep Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, April 12 for the classes of ’83, ’88, ’93 and ’98. If you are interested in attending, call the Alumni Office at (718) 721-7200, ext. 686.

William Cullen Bryant 1958 graduates 50th reunion will be held Oct. 18. Contact Alysoun Roach at (718) 721-5404, ext. 357.

OUTDOORS

Join Dyan Freiberg, APEC educator, for a nature walk on the wetland trails of Alley Pond Park on Saturday, March 29 at 3 p.m. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. To register, call (718) 229-4000.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a Saturday dance on March 29 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 478-3100.

LECTURE

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing presents James Loewen, author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America” and “Sundown Towns” on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15.

Author Catherine Gregory will be presenting a slide lecture on her publication “Woodside” at the Queens Historical Society on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the society’s Flushing headquarters, Kingsland Homestead, located at 143-35 37th Ave. Lecture is free with regular admission to the house museum: adults $3, students and seniors $2. For information, call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 (Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

SPECIAL EVENTS

St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, offers free legal aid in a limited 12-week program, every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., now through March 20. Most legal matters will be discussed. For appointments, call (718) 347-5990.

Annual Easter Egg hunt at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Saturday, March 22 from noon-4 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Free parking.

Ascension Presbyterian Church will hold EasterFest, featuring the Green Meadows Traveling Farm and an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 22, from 1-4 p.m. at P.S. 101, 2 Russell Place, Forest Hills. An interactive presentation begins at 1 p.m. with Stickers the Frog. Tickets the Hedgehog, and Toothpaste the Giant Tortoise and a petting zoo from 2-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Queens Community for Cultural Judaism invites the public to a Purim Celebration on Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. It will take place at the Queens Unitarian Congregation, 149th Street and Ash Avenue, Flushing. Cost is $5 for nonmembers.

All Saints Church of Sunnyside, 43-12 46th St., is having a magic show on Saturday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m. The show is being presented by Capt. Angelo Bermeo. For information, call (718) 784-8031.

Bingo Italiano on Saturday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. Play Bingo and enjoy an Italian buffet. Cost is $20, $10 for children 6-12 years old. RSVP by March 24 at (718) 224-8629 or (718) 820-9220 or e-mail kittygurl22@hotmail.com.

A woman’s perspective of Passover will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Sponsored by the Women in Judaism Series. Featuring a pre-Passover, traditional seder and dinner. Cost is $20. For women only. To RSVP, call (718) 459-1000.

LESSONS

St. Clare’s Church, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale, will sponsor an Empire Safety Council defensive driving class, for point and insurance reduction, on Saturday, March 29 from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $40 for course items and snack. For reservation, call (718) 341-0452.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for $45 per person. For information and registration, call (718) 326-1911.

YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, will sponsor family yoga classes on Tuesdays, now through April 15 at 7:30 p.m. (No classes on Feb 19) for 10 sessions. Cost is $100 for members; $140 for nonmembers. To register, call (718) 353-4553.

Selfhelp-Austin Street, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, presents the Magic of Broadway, every Thursday at 11 a.m. Join professional actress Abby Jones for a one-hour theatrical workshop.

HEALTH

St. Demetrios GOYA Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at St. Demetrios Church, 30-03 30th Drive, Astoria.

MEETINGS

Sisterhood of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., will hold a luncheon on Monday, March 24 at noon. Social worker Ruth Kobrin will speak. Cost is $3 for members and $3.50 for guests.

Queens Best Toastmasters Club meets on the first, third and fifth Saturday at 10 a.m. at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Learn public speaking.

The Samuel Field/Bay Terrace YM & YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, is starting a single parent/child supper club. Reservations are required. For information, contact Ilene Yair at (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Jackson Heights Al-Anon, a self help group for anyone affected by another person’s drinking, meets every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 82nd Street and 34th Avenue on the 1st floor of the Parish House, 82nd Street entrance. For information, call (718) 335-7379.

The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group on all issues. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Free senior lunch program last Saturday of each month at noon at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens. For information, call (718) 847-2649.

Catholic Charities/Bayside Older Adult Services (Bayside Senior Center), 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, (718) 225-1144, offers a full Monday-Friday schedule from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., of nutritious kosher lunches, classes and parties for adults 60+. Activities include, computer classes, social dancing with musicians every Friday, yoga, tai chi, line dancing, chess, 3 pool tables, day trips and weekly speakers. Membership is free.

VOLUNTEERS

Southwest Queens Senior Services, Citywide Meals-on-Wheels is hosting Easter Dinner on Easter Sunday, March 23 at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park from noon-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to transport seniors from their homes to the church, as well as to deliver homebound meals, prepare and serve the dinner. To volunteer, or for more information, call Pat Critelli at (718) 847-9200.

The AARP Money Management Program at Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc in Queens Village, is looking for volunteers to assist senior citizens in the management of their bills. For information, call Marian Lewek or Bill Jefferson at SNAP (718) 454-2100.

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