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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Gabino Abraham Castelan Solo Show, in collaboration with Mano a Mano, Space Art Gallery, 29-09 39 Ave., Long Island City, now thru Apr. 25.

“Knarr,” a group exhibition featuring drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, Queens College Art Center, Benjamin Rosenthal Library, level six, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed weekends, thru May 8.

“Illuminating Calmness,” RESOBOX Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City, Thursday-Friday Apr. 24-25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Recreating a traditional Japanese atmosphere with cutting-edge OLED lighting. Contact: (718) 784-3680.

Artworks by Abdias Nascimento, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, works by Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator, Monday, Apr. 28 thru June 21. Opening reception: Wednesday, Apr. 30, 5:30-8 p.m., includes a roundtable on “Abdias Nascimento and CandomblÈ, Santer’a and Afro-Latino Politics in Brazil and Cuba.” Free reception and exhibition.

theater

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fridays, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.

music

“Serenade for Spring,” Community Singers of Queens, Church on the Hill, 167 St. & 35 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. $10. Info: (718) 658-1021.

Queens Music Fest, hosted by the Queens Symphonic Band, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, Sunday, May 4, 12-4 p.m. Latin, big band and jazz groups to perform. $10 at door; $8 seniors/students.

dance

“Pleading Against Prophecy,” a Millennial Ballet, In-Sight Dance Company, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10, Jamaica Ave., Friday, Apr. 25, 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at door; special discount until Apr. 15, buy one, get one free with discount code: QueensChronicle. Info: insightdance.org.

Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, Long Island City, Sunday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m. New works showcase for emerging and established artists. $10. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/tickets.

lecture

“Conflicts and the Future of Israel” at the 2014 Telsey Symposium and Reception, with Alon Pinkas, former consul general of Israel in New York, Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Sunday, Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $18 pp, advance registration for cocktail reception and program. Contact: (718) 261-2900, mail@rtfh.org.

classes

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

Child abuse identification mandated reporter training, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Room M-143, Long Island City, Saturday, May 3, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and the required procedures for reporting abuse. $80. Register: (718) 482-5097, laguardia.edu/acereg, using course code: A20CRD010A.

Defensive driving course, St. Mel’s Church, 2615 154 St., Flushing, Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Info/register: (631) 360-9720.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month starting in April. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.

Regents review classes, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Register now for classes in June in: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, U.S. history & government, algebra 1, algebra 2/trig. Contact: (718) 335-6049, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kids/teens

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale. Ten-week series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, info@easternqueensalliance.org or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.

Boy Scout Troop #119, St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79 Place off Juniper Valley Rd., Middle Village, meets every Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m. New members welcome.

Drama workshop, Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Saturdays, thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 8-12 with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Free, pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cherry blossom walk on Roosevelt Island, Saturday Apr. 26 at 11 a.m., meet at the Visitor Center Kiosk at the tram Plaza. $10 donation requested to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. Contact: (212) 688-4836, rooseveltislandhistory@gmail.com.

St. John’s Health & Wellness Expo, presented by HealthFirst, in front of Carnesecca Arena, St. John‘s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, Saturday, Apr. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Educational activites, free health screenings, workshops and fitness challenges. Celebrity chefs Elsie Ramos and Jeffrey K. Vaden host cooking demos & recipe tastings.

35th Annual Antique Auto Show, Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Sunday, Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $2 kids 12-under. Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, 4th Annual Arbor Festival, Sunday, Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Included with Garden admission ($4 adults, $2 children 3-12 and students, free for QBG members). Mother’s day fun & plant sale, Sunday, May 11, 12-4 p.m. Children’s activity table free with Garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Gus Schumacher: Farming in Flushing, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, May 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Turkish cooking class, Turkish Cultural Center, 43-49 45 St., Sunnyside, Wednesday, May 14, 7-9:30 p.m. Call: (718) 482-8263.

Canonization celebration of John XXIII and John Paul II, St. Josaphat Parish, 35th Ave. & 210 St., Bayside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 5 p.m. Also, a painting of Our Lady of Czestochowa will be dedicated in the church.

community

Blood drive, Queen of Angels Church & Elmhurst Hospital, Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info/appt.: (718) 937-3244.

Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Saturday thru October, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.

Sunday at the Movies, “Blue Jasmine,” Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Apr. 27, 2:30 p.m. $5 pp. Contact: (718) 459-1000, office@rpjc.org.

Celebrate Queens Farm! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 pp, free parking. Sheep shearing, hayrides, spring plant sale, locally made food, live music by Savannah Sky and more. Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.

It’s My Park Day, Briarwood Action Network, Hoover Park seating area, Manton St. betw. 83rd Ave. & Main St., Briarwood, Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

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.

Come Clean Your River, Powells Cove Park shoreline, College Point/Malba border, Saturday, May 10, 1-3 p.m. Meet at 137th St. & 11th Ave., enter park via dirt path and proceed to shoreline. Gloves, bags & Starbucks coffee provided.

Flea Markets

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

American Martyrs CVW Post, garage sale, Parish Hall, Bell Blvd. & Union Tpke., Bayside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call: Ed (718) 468-9351.

Chinese auction, United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill, Friday, May 2, 7 p.m.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

Meetings

National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section, guest speaker George Burke, Clinton Martin Park, Marcus Ave., East of New Hyde Park Rd., Monday, Apr. 28, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 343-6222.

AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, 12 p.m.

SENIOR ACTIVITIEs

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, 6-week computer class for seniors 60+, classes begin Monday morning, Apr. 28. Call: John (718) 559-4329 to register.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mondays, 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

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. Programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Contact: (718) 657-6752.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly 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 buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology and the 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). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325, Job Club, Wednesdays (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women's Support Group, Wednesdays (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park, Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 937-0163. Other location: Rego Park Library, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. For help with weight loss and/or other issues.

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