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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:30 am


Saint Sarkis Church, Showcase of Talent Art Exhibition, Chadrijan Hall, 38-65 234 St., Douglaston, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Community artist showcase, paintings, sculptures. Contact: Edward Barsamian, erugs@att.net, (212)689-6273.

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


The Friends of Maple Grove, Murder Mystery Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Celebration Hall at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Reservations, (347) 878-6614, $35 - general public, $25 - members of the Friends of Maple Grove.

Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance & Sunnyside Reformed Church, “Lilia,” written and performed by Libby Skala, Sunday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., 48-03 Skillman Ave. Free, donations welcome. Contact: Liliatheplay.com.


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


Forest Park Jewish Center, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, Sunday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. All welcome, brunch after the film. Call (718) 459-1000.

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.


St. Luke’s Church, Chamber Music Concert, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., wine & cheese to follow. $12 ($10 for seniors, students and groups). Contact: (917) 494-4334, stlukesforesthills.org.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, ”90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion,” with ALL-4-ONE and COLOR ME BAD, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $45 all seats. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Contact: (718) 631-6311,visitQPAC.org.


Hike three lakes, three parks in Queens, 6 miles, Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal $10-$12 at end. Bring snack/water. Meet Sunday, Oct. 27, 9:45 a.m., E, F, R or M train to Continental/71st Ave. station, north side of Queens Blvd. at Sterling Bank, Forest Hills. $3-4 to enter Queens Botanical Garden. Contact: Rachel Donner, shorrd@yahoo.com.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

St. Agnes Academic HS Reunion, Homecoming 2013, all years especially ending in 3s or 8s, Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 353-6276, denise.fetonte@stagneshs.org.

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

For Kids

Children’s Fall Festival, Queens County Farm Museum, Sunday Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks. Admission $5; all ages. Also, the Amazing Maize Maze, Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Adults $9; children ages 4-11, $5; children 3 and under, free. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Kids’ Ukulele Jam Class, Mondays thru Dec. 16, 5 p.m., Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact: Andrew Salamanca, andrewsalamanca@gmail.com, (718) 544-5997.

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.


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

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.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100.

Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, YWCA of Queens, Mondays-Fridays thru Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, all ages, $7. Contact: (718) 353-4553, ywcaqueens.org.

English as a Second Language Adult Classes, Immanuel Church, 68-10 31 Ave., Woodside, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Licensed NYC teacher. Free. Contact: (718) 335-1623, rnadar@ImmanuelChurchNY.org.

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.

Flea Markets

Italian Charities of America flea market, Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call (718) 478-3100.

Josaphat’s R.C. Church ethnic Polish bake and rummage sale, Parish Hall, 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside, Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: (718) 224-3052.

Redeemer Lutheran Church rummage sale, Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m., 36-01 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Furniture, clothing, household goods. Contact: Annelise (718) 229-2065, www.rlcb.org


2nd Annual Woodside Halloween Pet Parade & Festival, Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Windmuller Park, 52nd St. & 39th Drive. Start Woodside Pet Store, 49-16 Skillman Ave. Costume contest, raffle, workshops, grooming demos, goody bags. $5 Fee. Contact Adriana: (718) 476-8449, woodsideonthemove.org.

NYC Compost Project in Queens, Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with garden admission($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students, kids) Contact: queensbotanical.org.

St. Helen’s Church, the Secular Franciscans, a Candlelight Interfaith Prayer Service, to commemorate the 1st anniversay of Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., St. Helen’s schoolyard, 83rd St. & 157th Ave., Howard Beach.

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.

Special Events

Ukrainian Church Bazaar, Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 171-21 Underhill Ave., Fresh Meadows. Call (718) 463-5943.

12th Annual Totten Trot 5K Run, Fort Totten Park, Bayside, Sunday, Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m., meet at “The Castle,” race begins at 9 a.m. $25. Contact: (718) 352-1542, baysidehistorical.org.

Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden and Tea and Talk stories with Barbara Aliprantis, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Contact: (718) 352-1548, vomuseum.org. $5 suggested donation.

Special Event

United Community Civic Association’s Children’s Halloween Costume Party, children 12 and younger, must be accompained by an adult, ,Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Central Restaurant, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria.


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. 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.


Free Social Anxiety Support & Treatment Program for Queens Residents, thru Monday, Dec. 16, Queens College Psychological Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call for appointment. Contact: Yvette Caro, qcpc@qc.cuny.edu, (718) 570-0500, qc.cuny.edu/QCPC.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Peer Support Group every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information call (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

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.

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

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.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities 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.

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.

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