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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00 pm

   EXHIBITS

    

   National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, annual open art exhibition runs from now through May 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

    

   KleinReid: Porcelain and Prints will run now through May 28 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

    

   Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “Real Virtuality” will be on view through June 12; “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.

    

   Socrates Sculpture Park, at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City presents the exhibit “Vista,” now through Aug. 7, during daylight hours.

    

   AUDITIONS

    

   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.

    

   THEATRE

    

   Theatre A La Carte will present the classic, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on May 13, 14 and 20 at 8 p.m. and May 15 and 21 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $15, children under 12 and seniors with ID are $13. For reservations and information, call (718) 631-4092 or e-mail theatrealacarte@aol.com.

    

   Parkside Players presents “Into the Woods” on Fridays, May 20 and 27, Saturdays, May 14, 21 and 28 at 8 p.m. also Sunday, May 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, at the corner of 71st Road and Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. Tickets are $17, $14 for seniors and children under 12 years. For reservations, call (718) 497-4922.

    

   The Greek Culture Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria presents “The p-Roject” based on “The Persians” by Aescylus every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through May 22. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 for seniors and children.

    

   Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents “No Problemo, Amigo” now through June 19 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25, $22 for students and seniors. For information and tickets, call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

    

   Queens Shakespeare presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on May 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and May 14 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Bowne Street Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. Tickets are $15 at the door and May 18-20 at 7 p.m., May 22 at 2 p.m., May 25-26 at 7 p.m. at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., LIC. Tickets are $15 at the door.

    

   Douglaston Community Theatre presents the mystery “Design for Murder” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays May 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 and Saturday, May 28 at Zion Episcopal Church, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. Tickets $15 ($13, seniors, students). Call (718) 482-3332 for reservations.

    

   The Andrean Players present “Annie” on Fridays, May 13 and May 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays May 14 and May 21 at 8 p.m. and Sundays May 15 and May 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 for children and seniors. All Sunday tickets are $12. The performances are held at St. Andrew Avellino Church in Flushing. The entrance to the theater is at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 157th Street.

    

   MUSIC

    

   Queens Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season “The Voice” will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert lecture 6:30 p.m.) at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. The concert features Daniel Neer, tenor; Francisco Donaruma, horn and the winner of QSO’s 2010 Young Soloist Competition, Nan-Cheng Chen on cello. Tickets are $30 orchestra and $25 balcony; student/senior (65 and over)$20;children (12 and under)$10. For more information call the QSO office at (718) 326-4455, or visit visit their website queenssymphony.org.

    

   Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra will perform with all of the choral ensembles of the Aaron Copland School of Music in its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. in Colden Auditorium. Tickets are $20 and $18 and are available through Kupferberg Center Box Office at (718) 793-8080 or online at kupfergbergcenter.org/qcchoralspring.htm.

    

   The Angelis Choir and C.G. Norton Youth Ensemble of the Merrick Park Baptist Church presents, live in concert, Minister Earl Jones Jr. and Anointed Forever with a special guest appearance by Malika Davis on Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Merrick Park Baptist Church, 120-02 Marsden St. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call (718) 276-5039.

    

   The Community Singers of Queens presents “Spring Fever,” a choral concert on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at Church on the Hill, 167th St. and 35th Ave., Flushing. Admission $10.

    

   Oratorio Society of Queens presents its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors (62+) and students with ID; children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free. To order tickets, call the OSQ at (718) 279-3006.

    

   LESSONS

    

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

    

   FILM

    

   Immaculate Conception Church, 21-47 29 St., Astoria, presents three film screenings of Alfred Hitchcock and the Catholic experience. “Strangers on a Train” will be shown on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Monsignor Fernando Ferrarese, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church. “I Confess” will be shown on Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Robert Lauder, author on film and professor of philosophy at St. John’s University. Free admission.

    

   FOR KIDS

    

   Astronomy day and night at Maple Grove: A Cosmic Family Experience on Saturday, May 14 from 4-9 p.m. at 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, for children ages 8+ years, an accompanying adult is optional, floor seating only. Four sessions are 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Reservations are necessary for StarLab. Call (718) 709-0385. Cost is $5 for children $10 for adults, Friends of Maple Grove members are free for children, $5 for adults.

    

   CLASSES

    

   The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside, will offer a defensive driving course on two Thursdays, May 12 from 7-10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and points deducted off their license. The cost is $50. To register, call (718) 428-6363.

    

   An astronomy program with Mark Freilich will meet on Saturday, May 14 from 8-10 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 for adult member, $12 for adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12 and includes handout information packet. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

    

   Learn computers in five-weeks at the Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be held now through June 1, Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m. Three-week workshop offers Digital photography/editing, May 2-18, Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For information, call Dina at (718) 894-3441, or visit the center.

    

   The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is offering a course for aspiring and practicing bee keepers. It covers the basics of bee care and honey harvesting. Classes will meet on Wednesdays on June 1 from 7-9 p.m. The course is taught by master beekeeper Walter Blohm. The course fee is $90, $75 for Voelker Orth members. For more information, contact the museum at (718) 359-6227.

    

   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, holds dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m., and a dance social from 8-11 p.m. Admission if $10. Music by Sal Escott.

    

   OUTDOORS

    

   A spring bird walk sponsored by Alley Pond Environmental Center will be held on Sunday, May 15. Meet at Upper Alley Park parking lot at 8 a.m. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

    

   Meet at Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive in Woodhaven on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. for a visit to Strack Pond, one of the best places in NYC to observe reptiles and amphibians in action.

    

   FLEA MARKET

    

   Mini-flea market, cake sale and new-used jewelry sale on Saturday, May 14 from 4-6 p.m and Sunday, May 15, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Holy Child Jesus Church, 111-11 86 Ave., Richmond Hill.

    

   On Sunday, May 15, St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., LIC, hosts an outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    

   SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    

   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on May 14 and 28 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

    

   St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold an Easter dance on Sunday, May 15 from 2-6 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. Live music and plenty of free parking. Tickets are $35.

    

   The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-30 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, presents Wednesday Nite Rap, for singles 45+ on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Irwin Pfeffer, author, lecturer and humorist. Cost is $8.

    

   SPECIAL EVENTS

    

   The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York and the Armenian Cultural Educational Resource Center Gallery at Queens College, with the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center at Queensborough Community College are presenting a program of exhibits, lectures, food, films, music and dance on the weekend of Friday, May 13-Sunday, May 15 at the Holocaust Center at 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. The center will be open to the public with exhibits on Armenian history and culture, free food samples and activities. Cost is $10 each day. For information and reservations, call (718) 428-5650.

    

   The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park will celebrate the return of spring with a Farm Festival on Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5.

    

   Pets and Pals Party on Sunday, May 15 from noon-3 p.m. at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Boulevard. Games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption and microchip clinic, animal demonstrations and giveaways.

    

   Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike, Flushing, will hold a Green Fair featuring vendors and information on the environment on Sunday, May 15 from 1-5 p.m. indoors. A sampling includes an eco-broker, eco-tourism company, home improvement company, utilities and nurseries.

    

   Nativity Columbiettes tea will be held on Saturday, May 21 at noon at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 91st Street and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. For $10 tickets, call Patricia at (718) 835-6853. No tickets sold at door.

    

   The Bayside Historical Society, located in Fort Totten Park, will hold a jazz, wine and cheese event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. The performance will feature jazz trio with Veronica Nunn, vocalist, Charles Blenzig, pianist, and Sean Conly, bassist. Admission is $20, $15 for BHS members. Call (718) 352-1548 to reserve for parking.

    

   MEETINGS

    

   Sisterhood of the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., presents Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats, featuring a review of Dixeiland tunes and bluesy ballads presented by a musical comedy stage veterans and her jazz ensemble on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.

    

   AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd. New members are welcome. Parking available.

    

   Queens County Bird Club monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Guest Speaker will be Mark Hauber, on Seabirds of New Zealand.

    

   The Flushing Camera Club meets on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 146-05 45 Ave.

    

   The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6.

    

   North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 will meet on Tuesday, June 14 at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. New members welcome.

    

   You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, meetings are held every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

    

   HEALTH

    

   HealthCorps announces the Highway to Health Festival presented with an appearance from Dr. Mehmet Oz, heart surgeon and TV host on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. Among the festival’s lifestyle family activities are a 5K Fun Run/Walk, Ten and Under Tennis, free health screenings, healthy food and beverage samples, fitness workshops and unicycle rides.

    

   The New York Buddhist Vihara Temple will host a community blood drive on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 214-22 Spencer Ave., Queens Village.

    

   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 with others along routes throughout southeast Queens. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. beginning May 16. Walkers meet at the church, located at 167-24 118 Ave. T-shirts and pedometers will be provided. Contact Thurkessa Brown at (917) 553-1089 for more information.

    

   LECTURES

    

   Rabbi Charles Agin will hold a discussion on an important era in American Jewish history — the great migration from Eastern Europe (1880s to the 1920s) on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. at Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73 Ave., Flushing.

    

   State Sen. Toby Stavisky will speak at a meeting of the Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250 Jewish War Veterans and their Ladies Auxiliary on Sunday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge.

    

   Join the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, for a slide lecture of the World of Tomorrow: 1939 New York World’s Fair with Pierre Montiel on Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.

    

   Queens College Professor Mark Rosenblum will speak on the changing situation in the Middle East and its effect on Israel and the United States, on Sunday, May 15 at 9:45 a.m. at Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike.

    

   Anna Berger, will present her one-woman show, sharing stories of her 50 plus years as an actress on Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Cost is $20 adults, $18 for seniors and students. Contact Bay Terrace JC office at (718) 428-6363.

    

   SUPPORT GROUPS

    

   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.

    

   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.

   

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