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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:30 am


STAR is now interviewing for a director as well as auditioning senior actors for short classical scenes for upcoming performances for an established senior acting group located in Queens Village. Call (718) 776-0529 for an appointment.


Marathon Little Theatre Group presents “The Pajama Game” on Saturdays, March 2, 9 and 16 at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, March 3, 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13 at 247-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Call (718) 229-4644 for more information.

Maggie’s Little Theater performs “Godspell” on March 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road in Middle Village. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for children. Visit maggieslittletheater.org to reserve tickets or call (917) 579-5389.

Theatre By The Bay produces “The Wizard of Oz,” on Saturdays, March 2, 9 and 16 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays, March 3, 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, 62 and older and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations visit theatrebythebayny.com or call (718) 428-6363.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, performs “Afro Tango” through March 17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35; students and seniors $32; Fridays only $30. For information and tickets call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.


Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St, Forest Hills, will begin its 5th annual NY ReelAbilites Film Festival on Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m. showing international short documentaries about people with autism, Down syndrome and Tourette syndrome. Suggested donation is $8. On Monday March, 11 at 1 p.m. a special ReelAbilites event with singer Anita Hollander will be open to the public for $6. Tickets are available for all events at cqy.org/tickets, (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or pkurtz@cqy.org.

View the premiere of the short film “Product of my Environment” on Saturday, March 16 at 3 and 8 p.m. at Black Spectrum Theatre, 119-07 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica. Cost is $15. Call (718) 790-9000 for more information.

The 2013 Queens World Film Festival hosts screenings on: opening night, Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, with an opening night after party; March 6-9 at the Jackson Heights Cinema, 40-31 82 St.; The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City; and The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81 St., Flushing. A Closing Night Party will be held at LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd. on Saturday, March 9 with Encore screenings of the winning films at the Secret Theatre on Sunday, March 10. A festival pass which includes a VIP ticket to opening night is $75, without opening night attendance is $50. Tickets for a block of films are $10 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens over 65 years of age.


A new music composers’ forum concert will be held at The Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and kids under 12 are free with an adult. Contact Barbara Podgurski at (718) 894-2178 or info@musicareginae.org for more information.

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Alisa Weilerstein, cello, and Inon Barnatan, piano, on Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m., at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College off Exit 23 on the Long Island Expressway. Tickets are $32-$54. Call (718) 793-8080 or visit kupferbergcenter.org for more information.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra presents its 49th season concert on Sunday, March 3 at Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Call (718) 374-1627 for more information.

Queens College Chamber Music Live concert series opens with Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” Friday-Saturday, March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the QC Opera Studio, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Additionally the Calidore String Quartet will perform on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. and the Kashkashian-Artymiw Duo will perform on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Call the Aaron Copland School of Music at (718) 997-3800 or email Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu for purchasing information.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside holds a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Plenty of free parking. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for more information.

Our Lady of Hope, 61-21 71 St., Middle Village, hosts a spring flea market and craft fair on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine, at Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica, hosts an indoor flea market on Sunday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Attend a lecture about caregiving for an aging parent and the unique challenges and opportunities it presents on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. No charge. RSVP is requested. Call Pamela Leff at (718) 268-5011 ext. 621 or visit cqy.org/parent for more information.


VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone, holds its next monthly meeting on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m.


New York State Society for Clinical Social Work members can come to find out more about the group and discuss social work issues at Speed Networking. Bring your business card on Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Holliswood Hospital, 87-37 Palermo Street. Free to members, the fee for students is $5 and nonmembers $10. Free parking. For more information contact freds99@aol.com and visit the website at nysscsw.org.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

Nuts and Bolts of Homeownership, a class on mortgage affordability analysis: How much “house” can you really afford? and dealing with your credit, will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 37-43 77 St., 2nd floor, Jackson Heights.

A class about how to unlock the secret of the Rubik’s Cube will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. Pre-registration is required. Call (718) 776-6800.

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts Torah Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.; Taam Shabbat, Mommy and me, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Carlbach Shabbat service and LeChaim on Fridays at 6 p.m.; Shabbat morning service and kiddush on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m..Call or visit (718) 609-0066 or jewishlic.com for more information.

Special Events

Havurat Yisrael of Forest Hills will participate in the nationwide program Shabbat Across America on Friday night, March 1. The program will include a speaker, David Alkalay, who is a survivor of the Holocaust. The synagogue is located at 68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. For more information call (718) 261-5500 or email hyoffice18@yahoo.com by Monday, Feb. 25. Cost for dinner is $10 for newcomers.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, is recruiting local gardeners to cultivate their own plots. All interested applicants are invited to an open house on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information email mregan@queensbotanical.org.

All Saints Episcopal Church at 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside, is observing the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS on Sunday, March 3 at 10 a.m., English service, and noon, Spanish service; Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 for bilingual services. Call (917) 254-7970 for more information.

B Sharp LI Branch presents the 2013 National Scholarship local competition in organ on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Call (718) 723-4626 for more information.

The Glendale Kiwanis Club's 27th Annual pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 3 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at St. Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall at 68th Street and Myrtle Avenue. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at: Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty, 67-13 Myrtle Ave., Schwille Funeral Home, 66-32 Myrtle Ave. or McKenna Florist, 67-11 Central Ave.

Havurat Yisrael Sisterhood holds its wine sale and tasting on Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m at 68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Cost is $7.

Special Events

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center holds an Irish Celebration on Sunday, March 10 at 3-7 p.m. at St. Adalbert’s Parish Hall, 84th Street off Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. Tickets are $30 for adults, children ages 6-12 $12 and children under 6 are $7. To reserve call (718) 335-6049.

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html

St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraising dance on Saturday, March 9 from 7-11 p.m. Proceeds will go to smartboards for the school. The Boston Burglars will play Irish hits and a buffet will be served. Tickets are $50. Call (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

The Samuel Field Y has two weekday programs for preschool children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities and their families. On Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there is Monday Magic: Learn and Play at the Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.


The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a wide array of programs and services including: healthy lunches, current events, diabetes self-management classes, yoga and the Reminiscence Groups. Receive information on benefits and entitlements or share your life story in a safe, private setting. For more information on classes and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.’

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $6 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., welcomes seniors age 60 and older, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A food pantry is available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Other activities include daily hot lunch, mini-trips, daily exercise classes, monthly birthday parties and theme parties. The MetroCard van is at the Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, welcomes all seniors age 60+. Come and enjoy a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, laptop classes, exercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginners drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; health education, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; mind, body and soul, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; jewelry making, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; reminiscing group, Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.; Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; dance fitness, Fridays at 10:45 a.m. and AARP chorus, Fridays at 1 p.m.., shopping trips, computer classes, lunches and more. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

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. Call (718) 886-5777 for further information.

Support Groups

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. Anyone with Lupus and family members are invited to attend Education Days on Saturdays, March 23 and June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required in advance. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058 for more information.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for 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.

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.

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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