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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2007 12:00 am

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Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, presents “A Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Marshall and Caroline Mount Collection” from now through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For information, call (718) 631-6396 or visit www.qccartgallery.org.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition of Butoh master Min Tanaka, featuring approximately 75 black and white and color photographs taken by photographer Masato Okada from now through Jan. 7.

St. John’s University’s Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery presents “Vietnamese Modernism: An Ethnography of its Art,” now through Jan. 15 at the Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica. Opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. For information, call (718) 990-7476.

October Drawing Exhibition will be held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, now through Oct. 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

“Face to Face: From See to Shining See;” photographs by Sid Kerner, through Oct. 31 at the Queens College Arts Center in Benjamin Rosenthal Library. Also, “Brush with Nature: Installation Art” by Barbara Roux will be held Nov. 5-Dec. 21. A gallery talk will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5-6 p.m., reception from 6-8 p.m. Roux’s installation’s are influenced by her efforts to protect habitats and record incidents in natural history. She focuses on habitat change in New York’s remaining wild landscapes. Call for hours at (718) 997-3770.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents an exhibit titled Oasis, now through Nov. 11 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Curator’s Talk on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.

Spirit and Power in African Art displays masks, figures, ritual and practical objects and textiles from three centuries and a dozen nations, featuring over 100 items in all media now through Dec. 15 at the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., 5th Floor, President’s Conference Room 2, Flushing.

THEATER

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, presents “Pink,” a monologue that chronicles playwright and actress Jenny Saldana’s battle with breast cancer, on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets are $10. Call (718) 482-5151 or visit www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.

Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road) employs one of Temporary Distortino’s claustrophobic boxlike installations to stage the story of a man who is haunted by his past and drifting across America from now through Oct. 27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City. Cost is $15. Call (718) 482-7069.

The Astoria Performing Arts Center presents the Pulitzer-prize winning play “Proof,” at the Broccoli Theater at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road in Astoria on Nov. 2-4; 9-11; 16-18. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. Sunday performances at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $18 if purchased at the door; $12 for students and seniors. For reservations, call (212) 352-3101.

Theatre By The Bay’s production of the Broadway musical “Gypsy” will be performed on Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 at 3 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside. Cost is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and children. Call (718) 428-6363.

Theatre A La Carte presents the Agatha Christie mystery, “Spider’s Web,” on Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $14, children under 12 and seniors with I.D. are $12. For reservations, call (718) 631-4092 or e-mail theatrealacarte@aol.com.

Bilingual American premiere of the “Ladies” of Avignon at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, from now through Nov. 11. Tickets are $25.

FILM

The Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Committee presents a free screening of “The Camden 28,” an acclaimed documentary by Anthony Glacchino, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and for a post-film discussion with Father Ned Murphy at 215-35 38th Ave., Bayside.

Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, will host a screening of the documentary “Queensbridge: The Other Side” and a question and answer session with film director Selena Blake on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Seating is limited. For information, call (718) 939-0647, ext. 18, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, presents Warhol’s World, a retrospective of the films directed by Andy Warhol, now through Nov. 11. More than 30 Warhol films will be shown, including a preview screening of the new documentary “A Walk into the Sea: The Danny Williams Story.”

MUSIC

Voelker Orth Museum, 140-19 38th Ave., Flushing, will offer Jazz in the Parlor (vocal) on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. For reservations, call (718) 359-6227.

The Queens College Africana Studies Program presents “Aquamoon in Aqua Beats and Moon Verses: Volume 1” on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing. Free. For information, call (718) 997-2845. Free parking on campus.

Flushing Council of the Arts, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents “The Super Band,” Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Six of New York City’s top women jazz artists from a multi-generational band, blending the individual styles to. Featuring drummer, Cindy Blackman; vocalist, lyricist, and composer Vanessa Rubin; pianist, Bertha Hope; bassist, Kim Clarke; saxophonist, Carol Sudhalter, tenor saxophone and flute; and alto saxophonist, Lakecia Benjamin. For tickets call (718)463-7700, ext. 222 or visit www.flushingtownhall.org.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at Miguelina’s, 63-20 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 326-2992.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Cafe Dolce, 63-02 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. New musical artists appearing every weekend.

WORKSHOPS

York College is hosting two workshops, free and open to the public, for parents and high school students to help them get ready for college. The dates are Saturday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at noon in the Academic Core Building, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. Parents and students are also invited to Open House on Sunday, Nov. 11 at noon. Topics will include how to maximize the high school years, prepare for college, select the right college, and pay college costs. For information and to sign-up, call (718) 262-2169 or visit www.york.cuny.edu/admission/events or e-mail admissions@york.cuny.edu. Seating is limited.

Flushing Council on the Arts, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents “Saturday Mornings for Families,” now through Nov. 17 from 10 am. to noon. A 2-hour interactive workshop led by artists, designed for kids in grades K-6 and their parents. A pre-K ‘Music for Tots” workshops for toddlers begins at 11 a.m. Cost is $8/$6 adult members; $6/$4 child members. Limited parking in the rear. For information, call (718) 463-7700.

LECUTRES

“African Art and Modern Art” with director and curator Amy Winter, will take place on Monday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Godwin-Ternback Museum at Queens College, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

TOURS

The World of the No. 7 Train, a free walking tour with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The tour will include six walks and lunch break accessed by the “International Express” from Grand Central to Flushing. (By reservation only) Cost is $35 for full day, $20 for half day. For information, e-mail jaconet@aol.com.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church, 34-32 210th St., Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parish hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., Long Island City, will hold its Trinkets to Treasures Sale on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m.

A flea market will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St. in the large game room on the first floor. Goods will be on sale, including jewelry, arts and crafts, collectibles, new and gently used clothing, white elephant items. Admission is free.

OUTDOORS

Take a moonlit stroll along the refuge trails to observe nature’s nightlife on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required. Call (718) 318-4340.

The Department of Parks and Recreation and the Flushing Meadows Park Conservancy are sponsoring a free birding tour of the Willow Lake Natural Area, a state protected wetland in Flushing Meadows Park, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Al Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (on the east side of the park, midway between Jewel Avenue and Union Turnpike).

REUNIONS

John Adams and Woodrow Wilson Classes of 1956/57 will hold a dual reunion on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Manor East in Massapequa, L.I. For information, call (516) 804-0302 or (631) 467-6862; or e-mail adamgirls4@yahoo.com or aja12039@aol.com.

St. Fidelis School of College Point Class of 1967 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A reunion party is in the planning stages for Oct. 27 in the school’s auditorium. All 1967 graduates, contact Regina Devine at queen192@juno.com or fax (718) 845-7366.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Grocery Bingo will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale.

Korean Presbyterian Church of Bayside will hold a Food Festival for the Community on Sunday, Oct. 28, with free Korean food from 4-6 p.m. in the church at 45-62 211th St.,

The annual Children’s Fall Festival will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Youngsters are invited to wear their costumes. Visit the haunted house, enjoy traditional games of sack races and trinket-in-the-haystack. Plus hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and corn maze. The haunted house is open from 1-7 p.m. Recommended for ages 4-12. Admission is $4 per person. Free parking available.

The Fathers’ Guild of St. Francis Preparatory High School announces its annual art auction to be held at St. Francis Prep, 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door and $7 per person in advance. For tickets call (718) 423-8810, ext. 311.

Safad Hadassah of Forest Hills and the Queens Region of Hadassah invite the community to a fashion show and brunch, with fashions by Coldwater Creek on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center Ballroom, Union Turnpike at 184th Street. The price is $35 per person. For reservations, call (718) 225-0999.

MEETINGS

The Queens Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.

The Ozone Park AARP Chapter 4163 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in the Pope John Paul II Memorial Hall opposite 88-10 102nd Ave., Ozone Park. Entertainment by Issabella Goldberg Dance Group.

LESSONS

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Mel’s Church, 26-01 154th St., Flushing on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $45. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720.

Ongoing free weekly classes in Sahaja yoga meditation, every Monday, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at 44-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria.

HEALTH

The Lutheran School of Flushing and Bayside will hold a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 26 from 3-7 p.m. at 36-01 Bell Blvd., Bayside.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support groups meet Sundays at 10 a.m. at the L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

Gam-Anon is a 12 step program for families of someone with a gambling problem — call the Gam-Anon hotline number for information (877) 664-2469.

City University of New York School of Law offers free legal counseling for immigration and other issues every Thursday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.; and 5-8 p.m. for other legal issues (landlord/tenant, child support, divorce, etc.) at St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. For information and appointments, call (718) 347-5990.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Events at Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside include: QiGong on Monday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. and music appreciation at 2:30 p.m.; tea dance on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.; tai chi on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 26, current events at 12:45 p.m., conversational Hebrew at 9:30 a.m. and intergenerational program at 12:30 p.m. Ongoing activities include: bingo, scrabble and a variety of arts and crafts. Kosher lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. For information, call (718) 224-7888.

Free flu shots for men and women over the age of 60 at SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village (Creedmoor Community campus) on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 454-2100.

Catholic Charities/Bayside Older Adult Services (Bayside Senior Center), 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, (718) 225-1144, offers a full Monday-Friday schedule from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., of nutritious kosher lunches, classes and parties for adults 60+. Activities include, computer classes, social dancing with musicians every Friday, yoga, tai chi, line dancing, chess, 3 pool tables, day trips and weekly speakers. Membership is free.

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88th Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; Yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Catholic Charities/BFFY Alzheimer’s adult day care center, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing, has openings for diagnosed Alzheimer’s/dementia participants Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Therapeutic activities and a meal are included. Caregivers support group is available every Tuesday from 10:15-11:45 a.m. For information, call (718) 358-3541.

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