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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:00 pm

EXHIBITS

Turkish and North American artists collaborate on an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. that explores ceramics and mixed media. The group show, “Ceramic Material and Material Culture: Contemporary Ceramic Art,” is presented by Queens College and Flushing Town Hall from Nov. 19 through Jan. 19, 2012. Opening reception Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5-7 p.m. Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

“Long Island City Works,” a photo exhibit by students, will run Nov. 17-Feb. 29 at the LaGuardia Community College Gallery of Photographic Arts, in the college’s B-building, 3rd floor at 30-20 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.

Fall Members’ Exhibition runs now to Dec. 3 at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

“Duality,” an exhibit of stoneware and bronze, continues at Queensborough Community College’s art gallery in Bayside through Feb. 3. Hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

AUDITIONS

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.

Theatre

“Forbidden Broadway” will roast iconic musical theatre shows, including “South Pacific,” “Gypsy” and “Grease,” at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center in Bayside on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $35. Contact the QPAC box office at (718) 631-6311; tickets are also available online at visitqpac.org.

The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, begins its winter season with an original play titled: “With Over Two Pieces of Luggage,” written and directed by, and starring, Alexandros Malaos, from now-Dec. 11 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and children. Call (718) 726-7329

The next scheduled performances of the Cill Cais Players, one-act comedies — “Uncle Pat” and “The Pot of Broth,” is Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, 35 Avenue and 203 Street, Bayside. Tickets range from $20-$25.

“A Hard Wall at High Speed,” a new play, will be presented now-Nov. 19, Thursdays, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria. Tickets are $18 general, and $12 seniors and students. To purchase tickets visit apacny.org or call (866) 811- 4111.

Tickets are now available for the Theatre by the Bay production of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” to presented on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. and on Sundayfl, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors (62 and older) and children 12 and under. For reservations call (718) 428-6363, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

MUSIC

The Quintet of the Americas will perform a free concert on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Center of Jackson Heights, 86-07 35 Ave.

NEA Jazz Masters Concert: Armstrong and Beyond will be presented at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, saxophone; Barry Harris, piano; and Frank Wess, saxophone and flute, perform together with special guest Jeremy Pelt, a young master trumpeter. Tickets are $40. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 222.

Queens College Baroque Ensemble will perform on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Tickets are $25. Call (718) 206-0545.

Simple Gifts, made up of two musicians and 10 instruments, will perform on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 10-08 49 Ave., Long Island City. Donations will be accepted.

Blood Sweat and Tears will perform at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call the box office at (718) 631-6311.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. The concert will feature Beethoven Leonore Overture #3 Op. 72a, Clementi Symphony #1 Op. 18, Grieg Norwegian Dances Op. 35, Chabrier Habanera and Brahms Hungarian Dance #2. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available by calling (718) 374-1627.

Flea Markets

Annual treasure sale at Holy Family at Utopia Partway and 75 Avenue, Flushing, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Giant indoor flea market at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park, on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

LECTURES

Join the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, for a lecture by author Willie Cooper on black soldiers in the Civil War on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $8.

HEALTH

A blood drive sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Miller will be held at Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Sherman Council building, 79-03 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free flu shots for blood donors.

MEETINGS

Sisterhood of the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave. presents entertainers Doug Leblang and Julie Ellis on Monday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 21.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. New members 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.

Outdoors

Kids of all ages are invited to join the Urban Park Rangers for a fall scavenger hunt in Kissena Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Meet at Rose and Oak avenues.

For Kids

Hands-on History: Apples, Apples, Apples, a free drop-in Saturday program on Nov. 19 at noon. Stories, fun activities and crafts at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.

CLASSES

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

A bee-keeping course will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 7-9 p.m. and continue on the third Wednesdays through June 2012 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. The course covers the basics of bee care, establishing a bee colony and harvesting honey, for both the aspiring and experienced bee-keeper. The course fee, including a textbook, is $90 and $75 for Voelker Orth members. New students accepted through December. Call (718) 359-6227.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01, will give an eight hour “About Boating Safely” class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 in their classroom at Fort Totten in Bayside. Safe Boating Certificate and membership in Boat US for all students who pass the written exam. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $75. Directions, registration and information from Mike Kaff at 12-01@verizon.net.

AARP offers a free one-day driver’s safety course for veterans and spouses of veterans at the Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information contact Jennifer Buljan at (718) 591-3377.

CLASSES

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203 St., in Bayside on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631)360-9720. The cost is $45.

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.

Calling all aspiring musicians. Are you interested in learning a new instrument? New People’s Church of New York, 46-04 162 St., Flushing, is offering four free beginner lessons on drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vocals for children between the ages of 8-15. Enrollment will be limited and provided on first come, first served basis. Classes held from 11 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays in November and December, finishing with a final performance on Sunday, Dec. 25, a total of five dates.

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.

Tango class, no partner necessary, at 7-8 p.m. and tango magic dance 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through April at Buenos Aires Tango Steakhouse, 111-08 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. Cost is $15 a class. For information call (347) 642-4705.

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 for adults are $75 for four sessions, $65 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Rob at (718) 454-0813.

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.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian Classes every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. A 10-week course costs $65. Call (718) 478-3100.

Tours

Shore Walkers will sponsor a walk of several parks in Queens, six miles, Forest Hills to Flushing, with three lakes, through Flushing Meadows Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal. Cost is $10-$12 at end. Bring snack and water. Meet on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9:45 a.m. at the North side of Queens Boulevard in front of Sterling Bank. Fee of $3-$4 to enter the Queens Botanical Garden.

Social activities

A Saturday dance will be held on Nov. 19 at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Cost is $10.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Glendale Kiwanis presents its annual Turkey Shoot, Wheel of Fortune on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave. Admission $5.

St. Hellen’s Church Hall, 83-09 157 Ave., Howard Beach, is the site of a train show and sale on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids under 16 free with paid adult. Adults $5.

American Legion Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 104, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale.

The Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-02 101 Ave. will host a Thanksgiving dinning on Nov. 24 form 9 a.m.-2 p.m. If you need transportation call pat at (718) 847-9200.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Sickle Cell Awareness Support Group will meet on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the South Jamaica branch library, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

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

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

The 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, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.

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