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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:00 pm

EXHIBITS

“The Allure of Red,” a selection of photographs taken by Greta Jaklitsch, will be on exhibit at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, from now through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

“Duality,” an exhibit of stoneware and bronze, continues at Queensborough Community College’s art gallery in Bayside through Feb. 3. Hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

AUDITIONS

The Queens Symphonic Band now has openings for all woodwind and brass musicians, rehearsing Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30, at Queensborough Community College in Bayside. Call (646) 662-9373 or email phlzy@aol.com.

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

The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, begins its winter season with an original play titled: “With Over Two Pieces of Luggage,” written and directed by, and starring, Alexandros Malaos, Oct. 28-Dec. 11 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and children. Call (718) 726-7329

The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, presents “Othello,” running Oct. 25-30 at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Paranoia, betrayal and post traumatic stress propel this highly physical reinvention of “Othello,” depicting returning U.S. Afghanistan veterans. Tickets are $10. Call (718) 392-0722.

Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park opens its season with “CHIX 6,” a new rock musical written by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane. Tickets for this five-week engagement are on sale now at queenstheatre.org, by phone at (718) 760-0064 and in person at the box office. “CHIX 6” is continuing to play through Sunday, Oct. 30. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (There is no matinee on Wednesday, Sept. 28.) Tickets are $42 for weekday performances and $49 for weekend performances.

The next scheduled performances of the Cill Cais Players, one-act comedies — “Uncle Pat” and “The Pot of Broth,” include: Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great (Gregorian Hall), Cross Island Parkway service road and 87 Avenue, Bellerose; Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, 35 Avenue and 203 Street, Bayside. Tickets range from $20-$25.

Dance

Jose Porcel’s Compania Flamenca will perform flamenco with live musicians, vocalists and dancers on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m., at Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Tickets range from $35-$45. For tickets, call the box office at (718) 631-6311.

Film

The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, invites the community to its “Earth Matters Films on the Environment Film series,” featuring “Soylent Green” on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Discussion follows the film. All are welcome to attend.

MUSIC

Musica Reginae presents opera and song on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Tickets: $20 seniors, $15 students, $10 children, 12 or under accompanied by an adult, free. Call to reserve (718) 894-2178.

Tenor Jason Robinette, soprano Mim Paquin and bass David Friedman headline a cast of performers in a program of music popular during and inspired by the events of the U.S. Civil War on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills. The suggested donation of $12 ($10 for seniors and students) benefits the work of the church.

A Doo Wop Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Rochdale Village Senior Center, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica. Performing live are Doug McClure of the Flamingos, Al Handfield of the Limelites, Lisa & the Lovetones and Charles Moffitts’ Velours. Tickets are $35. For info call (718) 525-2800.

Experience the music and dance of the Colombian coasts with a dash of salsa featuring the Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his band at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Now-Oct. 30. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 4 p.m. Tickets $30. Students and seniors $27. Fridays only $25. Call (718) 729-3880.

LECTURES

Dr. Ellen Bassuk, founder and president of the National Center on Family Homelessness, will speak at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. She will discuss how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness. A cost of $5 includes breakfast. To register, visit rtfh.org or call the Temple at (718) 261-2900.

Forest Hills Gardens Taxpayers Association invites you to a lecture by Justin Martin on “Direct Descent: From Olmsted Sr.’s Central Park and Riverside to Olmsted Jr.’s Forest HIlls Gardens,” on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. followed by a wine and cheese reception. Justin Martin, a Gardens resident, will autograph copies of his newly published “Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.”

HEALTH

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New York Hospital Queens presents free lectures about Breast Health and Cancer at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, 212-75/77 26 Ave., Bayside. Dr. Margaret Chen, assistant director, Breast Center, New York Hospital Queens, in Flushing, will present a lecture titled, “Breast Healthcare and Screening” on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Jacqueline Xouris, R.N., director, Community Health Outreach and director, NYS Cancer Services Program of Eastern Queens, will speak about the New York State Cancer Services Program and a breast cancer survivor will speak about her experience.

Corona Congregational Church Hostess Fellowship and Multi-Diagnostic Association is sponsoring a free or low cost cancer screening for women on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Florence E. Smith Community Center, 102-19 34 Ave., Corona. Must register seven days before the exam and must be 40 years or older. To register call (718) 712-6392.

Dr. Vincent D’Amore, author of “Common Sense Care: A Parent’s Guide to a Harmless ER Visit,” will discuss the truth about the flu on Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon at Premier Care, 74-25 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Contact andrea@premiercaredoc.com to RSVP.

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.

MEETINGS

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 at noon 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. Join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

CLASSES

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will give an eight hour “About Boating Safety” class from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 in their classroom at Fort Totten in Bayside. Safe boating certificate and membership in Boat US for all students who pass the written exam. Preregistration required. Cost is $75. Directions, registration and information from Flotilla 12-01 in Bayside: 12-01@verizon.net.

The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, offers classes in Greek folk dance for adults and teens every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $20 monthly or $150 for the whole year. Bouzouki lessons are also available every Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is open to beginners as well as advanced players of all ages. Students are recommended to bring their own instruments to class. The fee is $40 to enroll and $60 monthly. For more information call (718) 726-7329.

Tango class, no partner necessary, at 7-8 p.m. and tango magic dance 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through April at Buenos Aires Tango Steakhouse, 111-08 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. Cost is $15 a class. For information call (347) 642-4705.

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.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers classes in all mediums, adults and children, days and evenings at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82 St. Prices vary. Call (718) 426-9871.

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

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.

Tours

A tour of What’s New in Long Island City will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. led by Jack Eichenbaum. They will walk from Queensboro Plaza to the East River waterfront. Meet at the lowest level of the Queensboro Plaza station (fare booth), No. 7 Trains. Fee $15.

A South Asian Jackson Heights walking and eating tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Meet in front of Shaheen’s Food & Sweets, 72-09 Broadway. Fee – includes all tastes: $44, Noshnews subscribers; $49 all others; $16 children 6-12.

Social activities

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, will hold a Wednesday Nite Rap for singles 45+ on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Grace Episcopal Church Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 14th Avenue and Clintonville Road, Whitestone.

On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy., is hosting a program led by professionals in the fields of law, medicine, medical ethics, and pastoral counseling to equip participants with the tools they need to make good decisions when confronted with issues of human mortality, such as dealing with an aged loved one or preparing for one’s own long-term needs. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be served.

Families are invited to gaze at the universe by bringing their own binoculars or telescopes to the astronomy party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $12 members, $14 non-members, $8 children (ages 12 and under). Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Halloween Festival at Fort Totten in Bayside on Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon-3 p.m., raindate: Oct. 23. Games, rides, craft projects, costume contest, hay rides, pumpkin patch, goodie bags and more.

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 13, Bayside, presents a traditional Irish afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 2-5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Cafeteria 202 St. entrance). Bring your own cup and saucer to enjoy Irish tea, soda bread and other delectables while listening to a tale by Jim Hawkins. There will also be live music and step dancers. Cost is $20.

The AIDS Center of Queens County will sponsor its first Join the Fight 5K Run/Walk at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows on Sunday, Oct 23. Race/Walk registration time 8-9:30 a.m. Registration fee: $25. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information and to register contact Paulette Zimmerman at: ACQC, 161-21 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432 or call (718) 896-2500.

Unity Church of Flushing, 42-11 155 St., presents its annual talent show on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 3-7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (718) 507-5188. The cost is $20 and includes a full-course dinner and a raffle.

The Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities is hosting a Family Support Conference on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39 Ave., Flushing, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for parents and caregivers and includes a continental breakfast, resource fair, get smart get connected forum and workshops. Professionals will be charged a $20 fee. Interpreters will be available in a variety of languages. Family members may register the day of the conference.

Annual 5K foot race in and around Fort Totten, featuring a waterfront course along Little Bay to the Throgs Neck Bridge and back on Sunday, Oct. 30. Race begings at 9 a.m. Children run for free in the Kids Fun Run. Register by calling (718) 352-1548 or visit baysidehistorical.org for an application. Entry fee is $25.

All are invited to the third annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walk on Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at the Sikh Center of Flushing, 38-17 Parsons Blvd., at 1:30 p.m. and proceeds to the Temple Gates of Prayer, Masjid Hazrat Abu Bakr, Tzu Chi Foundation and Flushing Quaker Meeting House. For further details contact (212) 420-0250.

On Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m. the American Legion Post 104 will hold an Oktoberfest dinner with a German buffet, wine, beer and soda at 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Cost is $35. Call (718) 821-9726 for tickets or information.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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