An art exhibition with the Mardi Gras theme will run through March 31 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
An exhibit titled “Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey,” organized by Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, will be on view at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. from March 9 through April 30. Exhibit hours are Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. An opening reception with traditional Turkish music and cuisine and a special lecture by Belkis Balpinar, founding director of the Vakiflar Carpet and Kilim Museum in Istanbul, will be held Friday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Ralph Weiss Photographs are on view through April 22 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Continuing through April 24 the second of a two-part exhibition on the evolution of art will be on view at the Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will exhibit the photography of documentary photographer Audrey Gottlieb now through May 19. “Vignettes from the Queens Project” is a photo collection that celebrates the diversity of the Queens community.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces that “Video<>Object,” will remain on view through March 18. It explores the relationships between video-art and narcissism. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), and by appointment. For further information contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or via email: email@example.com.
The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.
The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra has openings in oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass sections. Auditions will be held during the regular rehearsals of the orchestra on Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Interested players should contact the conductor, Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627 or (516) 785-2532.
“Tear Jar, the Blues Musical” will be presented March 9-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College in Flushing. Tickets to the premier showing are $23-25. For tickets, call (718) 793-8080.
“Cat Lady Without a Cat,” a hilarious and heartfelt story of one woman’s journey from a painful divorce to her new life in New York, will be presented on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Tickets are $18. Go to goingtotahitiproductions.com.
Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston, presents the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” March 10, 17 and 24 at 8:30 p.m. and March 11, 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13. For tickets, call (718) 229-4644.
The original Kyrkostas Quintet with Ivy Adrian, pianist, will perform on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Armenian Society Center, 39-03 Little Neck Pkwy. Tickets are $10.
Alula, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter, accompanied by Alicia Svigals, top Klezmer violinist and a band, will perform an Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tickets are $22 at the door, online (bakerdan.com) $20, and seniors and children under 13 (door and online) are $15.
A Blues Brothers revue will be presented on Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on the Queensborough Community College campus, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $35-$39. Call (718) 631-6311 to reserve.
The Queens College Orchestra will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Donation $20/$10 members. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 222.
A flea market will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
A rummage sale will be held on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill.
No-cost digital mammograms and clinical breast exams will be held Wednesday, March 14 at 9 a.m. at the Queens County Civil Court, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica. An appointment is necessary. Call 1-(877)-628-9090.
Flushing Letter Carriers - Branch 294 will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, March 14 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the K of C Joyce Kilmer Hall, 35-79 160 St., Flushing.
Queens Best Toastmakers Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway.
Benefits and services provided to senior citizens by the Department for the Aging will be described by a representative at a meeting of Horizons, a club for those 55 and over, on Thursday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake.
North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at noon at Church On The Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. First year’s chapter membership free and visitors are always welcome.
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.
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a puppet show, will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2:15 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Children will watch the cultural and bilingual English/Spanish blend of dialogue, songs and surprising new characters. Tickets are $12/$10 members; $8 children/$6 member children. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 241
A beginner’s Hebrew class is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Registration required. Cost for nonmembers is $5 per session. Prepayment of 10 classes is $40. Free onsite parking. For more information call (718) 961-0030 or freesynagogue.org.
Urte Schaedle, the horticulturist on staff at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, will discuss houseplant care on Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. The class will cover the basics of watering, feeding, soil and light requirements for houseplants. Participants are welcome to bring in an ailing plant for a diagnosis and everyone can take home a new plant with care instructions. Registration $10 and $8 for museum members. Call (718) 359-6227.
Bayside Historical Society will present a three-part Sunday lecture/workshop series on “The Art of Victorian Flower Arrangement,” featuring guest speaker Natalie Carbone. The series will begin March 11 with a lecture and demonstration on “the Art of Drying Flowers” ($15 per person and $12 for BHS members). On March 18, Carbone will offer a workshop on “Dried Pressed Art,” while on March 25 she will cover the “Victorian Bouquet and the Language of Flowers” (both $20 per person and $18 for BHS members, which includes materials). All three events will be held at 2 p.m. at the Officers’ Club in Fort Totten, and pre-registration is required. For more information, call (718) 352-1548 or visit baysidehistorical.org.
Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten Park, Bayside, will offer a family craft workshop to decorate stick puppet characters and make origami baskets on Sunday, March 18 from noon-2 p.m. This program is suitable for children 5-8 years old accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5 per child; $2 per adult. RSVP by March 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 352-1548.
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center at 45-25 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared towards seniors. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced computer user, there is a class for you. Sign up now for winter classes. For information call John at (718) 559-4329.
Dance with instructions at the Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday, 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance social. Music by Sal Escott. Admission $10.
The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost: $75 for adults, for four sessions, $75 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.
The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.
Italian Charities of America at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian classes˝for adults and children. Adult classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Children’s classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. The course is for 14 weeks. Price: adult – $80, children — $75 for first child, $50 for second and third child. Call (718) 478-3100.
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.
Yoga with Lorain at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Drop in and start anytime. Six week series $60 members/ $80 nonmembers. Single class $15 members/ $20 nonmembers. Classes are held on Wednesdays, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. The first class will be complimentary. Call (718) 263-7000 ext. 200.
Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.
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.
Sacred Heart School at 84-05 78 Ave. in Glendale will host a 50’s/60’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 10 from 7-11:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a hot buffet, soda, cake and coffee (BYOB). Adults only. No ticket sales at the door. Call (718) 366-5234.
The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.
Queens Theatre in The Park in Flushing Meadows Park presents “Bubblemania” on Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Come see the beauty, wonder and fun of bubbles as bubble performer Casey Carle brings his one-man show. Tickets are $14. To reserve go to queenstheatre.org/bubblemania.
The Fresh Meadows Poets will host a free reading on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, followed by an interactive poetry workshop for beginners.
“The Glee Shpiel,” a sing-along Purim inspired by the music from the “Glee” television show, will take place at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Sunday, March 11 at 10 a.m. A Purim carnival will follow offering games and food. As part of the tradition of Purim, all are invited to attend the celebration in costume.
A St. Patrick’s Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Cost for adults is $25, children (12 years and younger) $15. Ticket deadline is Monday, March 12. Call Don Curran (718) 843-1046 or Ed Boes (718) 845-7914.
Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., is sponsoring an Irish celebration on Sunday, March 11 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Adalbert’s Parish Hall on 84th Street off Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. Tickets are $25 for adults. Children 6-12 - $12 and under 6 - $7. Includes hot buffet, Billy Hickey’s band, Emigrant Eyes and Irish Step Dancers. Free arts, crafts, games and a magic show in the lower cafe offered for the children. Call MTH to reserve (718) 335-6049.
A women’s Pre-Passover Seder Learn-In and Luncheon at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. featuring Cynthia Zalisky, executive director of the Queens Jewish Community Council, speaking about “Honoring the Contribution of Women to the Exodus from Egypt.” The cost is $16. Call to reserve, (718) 459-1000.
The Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.
The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a new mourning and bereavement group to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.
The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.
Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226 for details.
Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.
Nar-Anon is a self-help support group or anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.
Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
Calling all seniors to a St. Patrick’s day celebration on Friday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 45-18 Broadway in Long Island City. RSVP (718) 721-9046.