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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 3:43 pm, Thu Sep 8, 2011.

EXHIBITS

Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Ave., ground floor, Flushing, presents Going Green Exhibition now through Sept. 11. For information contact Jennifer Junkermier at jennifer@crossingart.com, (212) 359-4333 or visit crossingart.com. Free.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Within the Emperor’s Garden — The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion exhibit, now through Sept. 30. Suggested donation is $5, free for members. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

AUDITIONS

Oratorio Society of Queens rehearsals begin Monday Sept. 12 at 7:45 p.m. located at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing. Interested in becoming a member? Visit QueensOratorio.org, for audition-listening and membership information.

Maggie’s Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish is holding auditions for “The Claus Family Christmas Spectacular,” an original, family-oriented musical revue and variety show, reminiscent of Christmas TV Specials of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Auditions are Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1-4 p.m., at St. Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village. Singers, dancers, comedy acts — all types of performers — are welcome to audition. Prepare a song and bring sheet music. Rehearsals run September through early December, evenings and weekends. Performances are Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11.

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.

FILM

The fifth annual Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival will be presented in conjunction with Flicks in the Garden on Saturday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. (rain date Sept. 17). The entire two-hour program will showcase films running from 44 seconds to 16 minutes in length and include comedy, animation, documentary and narration. Sunnyside Shorts will present new films from the UK and France along with audience favorites from previous years. Admission is $10/$5 for SGP members.

DANCE

Topaz Arts Center 55-03 39 Ave. Woodside presents Dance Into Light, in an open rehearsal to watch, reflect, discuss and be inspired on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. Limited seating. Call for reservations: (347) 770-3454 or (917) 9 1-7313. MUSIC

The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd., Long Island City and Bang on a Can continue the 2011 Music in the Garden series in the museum’s sculpture garden with a performance by digital violinist Todd Reynolds and woodwind maestro Ken Thomspon on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Free with museum admission $10 adults; $5 senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12.

New York Opera Forum offers a complete perfomance of the operatic classic Lucia di Lammermoor in concert at St. Luke’s Church 85 Greenway South Forest Hills, on Sunday Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. Soprano Karole Lewis, a Forest Hills favorite, takes the title role of the doomed heroine in this masterpiece of the bel canto repertory. Tenor Benjamin Sloman plays her hotheaded lover, and Edgardo Scott Wheatley is her implacable brother Enrico. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students. For reservations call (718) 268-7772 or visit the church’s website at stlukesforesthills.org.

FLEA MARKETS

Faith Mission’s summer flea market will be held every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. now through Oct. 1 at 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park.

LECTURES

Guest lecturer Charles Fine will present a video tour of the Lower East Side at the annual breakfast of the Bayside Jewish Center Sisterhood, 203-05 32 Ave. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. Cost is $10. Payment is due Monday, Sept. 12.

HEALTH

Humanity Service Incorp., a nonprofit that helps the needy, has a free clinic of mental and medical health services from 6-8 p.m. every Friday. There is also a food pantry that is open during this time. These services are located at 92-17 101 Ave., Ozone Park. For more information, call (718) 845-1901.

Join the Walkers for Wellness Club at New Hope Lutheran Church of Jamaica. Under the guidance of a walking leader, you will walk two to three times each week at a comfortable pace. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, meet at the church, located at 167-24 118 Ave.

MEETINGS

Family Focus Adoption Services gives the full story about adopting babies, children and teens; domestic and international. Join them Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. or Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4, Little Neck. No reservation necessary.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing, Mondays starting at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be on Sept. 12 and Sept. 26.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center 13-00 209 St. Bayside presents at it‘s first meeting of the season, The Kelzmateers, featuring the voice of Julie Ellis and the musical talent of Doug Leblang on Tuesday Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesdays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13 at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave. Flushing. New members welcome.

AARP Chapter 3698 will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd. Douglaston. Social hour at noon, meeting at 1:00 p.m. Program at 2 p.m.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston’s very own knitting circle. Knitters, crocheters, or crafters of any kind welcomed. This is a meeting for adults who know how to knit, not a class. Call Liz at (718) 229-4000, ext. 200 or e-mail emcglinchey@alleypond.com to inquire about meeting times. They will meet a few times a month, and there will be a fee of $3 for members, $5 for nonmember per meeting.

You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

FOR KIDS

The Flushing YMCA Flyers will be holding tryouts for its swim teams on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.; or Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. The tryouts are open to girls and boys ages 5-18. No competitive experience is necessary. The Flyers are one of the top rated teams in the metropolitan area. The YMCA is located at 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Call (718) 961-6880, ext. 131 for more information.

CLASSES

Learn two languages at the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave. Rabbi Moses Kirsh will teach conversation Hebrew, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Torah stories in Yiddish from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. It’s free.

The Center for the Women of New York in Kew Gardens offers various classes in family day care — health and safety course, medical office assistant’s course, horticulture and home health aide class. For costs and information, call (718) 793-0672.

A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.

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

Yoga classes are now being held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 76-11 37 Ave., Room 204, Jackson Heights. All levels are welcomed. Classes are held Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Classes held during the week include, meditation, ayurvedic, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit language instruction. Minimum donation is $5. For information, call Rashid at (646) 912-1885 or Shree at (646) 417-2252.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Inc. will hold a dance featuring Patience and the Cowboy Angels on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Glendale Memorial Building 72-02 Myrtle Ave. Cost is $12.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst sponsors a Saturday dance on Sept. 10 and Sept. 24, 8 p.m to midnight.

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, sponsors Wednesday Nite Rap for singles 45+ on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.

SPECIAL EVENTS

A Back to School Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, noon-3 p.m. at Little Bay Park in Bayside.

The 31st annual Antique Motorcycle Show will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

The 13th annual Long Island Pride Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament will be held on Sunday Sept. 11 at York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica. General admission for adults is $10, kids are $5. Portions of the door revenue will be donated to 9/11 Health Now. Check the website lipridebjj.com for times.

Full course home-made chicken parmigiana w/ spaghetti dinner and dessert with entertainment at Emanuel Church, located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue in Woodhaven on Saturday Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Call the church at (718) 849-1153 on a Tuesday or Wednesday to reserve your tickets. Deadline is Sept. 14.

The Ridgewood Youth Farm Market will be held at Ridgewood Memorial Triangle between Cypress and Myrtle avenues every Saturday now through Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for local produce, flowers and plants from local farms sold by local teens.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Parents Bereavement Support Group meets on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Adalberts Parish, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

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. It 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.

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

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing for area seniors.

An Alzheimer’s Adult Day program is held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. Door to door transportation included. Call (718) 358-3541.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. with a suggested donation of 75 cents; lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: yoga, tai chi stretch, three dance groups (African, interpretive and line), chair exercise, choral group, crochet/knit (Mondays and Tuesdays), ceramic, art and camera class, quilting/sewing, Wii games, arts and crafts, conversational Spanish, book talk club, movie afternoons, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., offers beginner and intermediate level computer classes and workshops in Word 2007 and Excel 2007. Call Dina at (718) 894-3441 or visit the center.

The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at howardbeachseniorcenter.org.

VOLUNTEERS

Maggie’s Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, is seeking a creative team of volunteers for its musical revue and variety show, “The Claus Family Christmas Spectacular,” reminiscent of Christmas TV specials of the ’50s and ’60s. Auditions begin mid-September. Rehearsals run mid-September-early December during the evenings and weekends. Performance dates are Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. If you would like to be involved in the off-stage aspects of production, such as director, musical director, choreographer, stage crew, painters, costumers, seamstress/tailors, send an e-mail to maggieslittletheater@gmail.com or call (917) 579-5389 for information and to set up an appointment.

Bridge instructor needed for refresher course and guided supervised play. Contact Wendy or Rochelle at SNAP Bell Park Senior Center in Queens Village at (718) 740-3905.

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