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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, bonnie@maplegrovecenter.org.

Mixed Media Exhibit, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Fort Tilden, on the Rockaway side of the Marine Park Bridge, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4 p.m., until March 23. Local artists on display: watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, photography and more. Special Irish Fun Afternoon, Saturday, Mar. 8, 1-3 p.m.

theater

“Hairspray,” Marathon Little Theatre Group, Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Little Neck, Sunday, Mar. 16, 3 p.m. Donation $18 (adults), $16 (seniors & children under 13). Contact: (718) 229-4644, (718) 428-1580 or mtgproducer@gmail.com.

“Nunsense: The Mega-Musical,” Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, Friday, Mar. 14, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Mar. 15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 16, 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 children 11 & under. Contact: Dolores Voyer (917) 579-5389, maggieslittletheater@gmail.com, maggieslittletheater.org/tickets.html.

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. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

MUSIC

Les DelicÈs, Five Boroughs Music Festival, King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Friday, Mar. 14, refreshments 6 p.m., French Baroque concert, 6:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at door, $15 students. Contact: kingmanor.org/events/concert.php.

Chamber Music Concert, First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St. at Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, Mar. 15. Featuring music by Bach, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn. $10 at door.Contact: (718) 639-3126, info@fpcn.org.

Musica Reginae Concert, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, Saturday, Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (ages 13-21), kids under 12 free with an adult. Concert of works by Brahms and Schumann. Contact: musicareginae.org.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, 1960s Vegas-style show, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Saturday, Mar. 22, 8 p.m. $35. Contact/tickets: (718) 631-6311, visitqpac.org.

Paul Joseph Quartet, St. Patrick’s Day Jazz, Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing (enter on Jasmine Ave.), Sunday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Contact: (718) 359-5996, pauljoseph.com.

LECTURE

Quakers: An Ethic of Tolerance & Respect, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 16, 2:30-4:30. Lecturer Cheshire Frager discusses Quaker principles expressing respect for all. $5-8. Contact: queenshistoricalsociety.org.

CLASSES

Tango Dance Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greepoint Ave., Sunnyside, Fridays & Saturdays, 5-6 p.m., now-March 22. Taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, for men/women, no experience needed. $150 for 15 classes, $100 for 5 classes, $25 per class. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

English & ESL/Civics Class, Flushing Jewish Community Council, two locations: Sheba USA, 72-32 Broadway, Jackson Heights, starting Wednesday, Mar. 19, 6-9 p.m.; ongoing classes, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing, 6-8 p.m. Intermediate & advance ESOL, Mon-Thu. 9:15 a.m-12:15 & 1-3 p.m. Register (718) 463-0434.

Dance with Instruction, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday night, 7:15-8 p.m., social dance follows at 8 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Defensive Driving Course, St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, Saturday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Contact/register: (718) 326-1911.

Nature Workshops, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Wildlife Photography with Shari Romar, Saturday, Mar. 22, 1-3:30 p.m. Flower & Macro Photography with H. David Stein, Saturday, Mar. 29, 1-3:30 p.m. $10/one workshop; $18 both photo workshops; advance registration required (limited to 12 people). Sundial Craft, Sunday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. Free (while supplies last). Make a sundial pendant. Contact: (718) 886-3800, ext. 230, queensbotanical.org.

COMMUNITY

Blood Drive, Secular Franciscan Fraternity at St. Adalbert Parish. 52-29 83 St. (enter on 84 St., Elmhurst, Sunday, Mar. 23, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Contact: Carolyn Talento (718) 821-1875, medical questions to 1 (800) 933-2566, nybloodcenter.org.

Volunteer youth baseball/football coaches, LP Fam Youth Organization, baseball ages 5-14, football ages 9-12, teams play in spring, summer and fall, 2014. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

Flushing House Open House, ‘March into Spring’, Saturday, Mar. 22, 2-4 p.m. & Monday, Mar. 24, 6-8 p.m. Experience all that’s new at New York State’s largest not-for-profit, ‘Independent Living’ retirement community offering: fun, safety, socialization, convenience and freedom of choice. Meet and greet the management team and enjoy music, appetizers and refreshments. Free, seating is limited. Call to RSVP: (718) 762-3198, ext. 3014.

Oratorio Society of Queens Bowling Fun Night, San-Dee Lanes, 342 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, Saturday, Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m. $30 pp (incl. food & 3 games, shoe rental); cash bar. Tickets: (718) 279-3006.

Yoga classes, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, registration ongoing for winter series (14 classes), Mondays (intermediate/open), 10:20-11:20 a.m.; Wednesdays (beginners/seniors), 10:10-11:10 a.m.; Fridays (intermediate/advanced), 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. $168 CQY members, $210 general public; seniors, $66 CQY members, $119 general public. Contact: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

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.

Spring Fashion Show Luncheon, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Sunday, Mar. 23, 2 p.m. $20 pp. Saturday Night Dances, Saturdays, Mar. 15, 29, 8-12 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

KIDS/TEENS

“HSBC Children's Garden Family Day,“ Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Saturday, Mar. 15, 2-4 p.m. Free. Plant seeds, learn about the environment, register early for the Spring Session. Info: queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden.

Hands-on-History: Weaving History, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Mar. 22, 1-3 p.m. Free. Create weavings out of cloth and paper; families with children of all ages. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, kingmanor.org.

Bilingual Dance for Children Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Saturdays, Mar. 8-June 7 (14 sessions), ages 5-8, 10 -11 a.m; ages 9-13, 11 a.m.-noon. Each workshop concludes with a performance. $150 (discount available for families), enrollment limited. Contact: Soledad Lopez or Kathryn Giaimo (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

Baseball 2014 registration, Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135 St., South Ozone Park, Saturdays, now-Apr. 19, 12-3 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 5-14. Proof of age (birth certificate, passport, school record). $100 registration includes uniform, insurance, weekly training, games, trophies. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775, Ted Jones (917) 375-6185 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Taste of the World Food Festival, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Auditorium, 72-55 Austin St., Forest Hills., Sunday, Mar. 16, 2:30-5 p.m. $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door. Showcases local restaurants and from neighboring communities, proceeds benefit the church. Contact: (718) 268-6251.

Chili Cook-Off, Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Saturday, Mar. 22, doors open at 4 p.m., $10, includes a tasting of each chili entry plus house chili and chips. Contact: (718) 894-4000 x133, info@martinlutherNYC.org.

March for the Earth, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 23, 10 a.m-1 p.m., celebrate vernal equinox with volunteering and unity at QBG, followed by a festive march to the Unisphere. Free, advance registration required. Contact: (718) 886-3800, rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

FLEA MARKETS

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

St. Josaphat Flea Market plus Polish Meat & Bake Sale, Parish Hall, 34-32 210 St., Bayside, Sunday, Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Steve (718) 224-3052.

Sidewalk Flea Market, St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., every Saturday, begins Mar. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

MEETINGS

National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section, Guest speaker Dr. Flug, director of Holocaust Resource Center at Queensborough Community College, Clinton Martin Park, Marcus Ave., East of New Hyde Park Rd., Monday, March 24, 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. Next meeting: Mar. 17. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, noon.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

55+ Singles Social, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Wednesday, Mar. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $5 pp, free for CQY members. Advance registration required. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext., 160, OlderAdults@cgy.org.

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. 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 bus trips to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

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 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.

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, card playing and more. Contact: 718) 224-7888.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and have a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Contact: (718) 886-5777.

Bereveavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group begins Monday, Mar. 17, 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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 both programs. 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 eating disorders.

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

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. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Contact: (516) 826-2058.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

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