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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 12:48 pm, Thu Oct 10, 2013.

EXHIBITS

Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.

THEATER

STAR - Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents drama/comedy scenes and musical numbers, Wednesdays: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke., (718) 831-8636, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.; Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, (718) 479-0505 Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. Free.

AUDITIONS

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627, fhso.org

FILM

Rego Park Jewish Center’s Sunday at the Movies series, “Kuni Lemel in Cairo,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. All welcome, $5 includes cake and coffee after the film. 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 459-1000.

MUSIC

Queens Library,“The Rhythm Is Going To Get You,” Latin and jazz concert, Queens Village branch, Friday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m., 94-11 217 St., call (718) 776-6800; Bay Terrace branch, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m., 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside, call (718) 423-7004. Free. Visit queenslibrary.org.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, “Blaze Craze/Open Mic Series,” Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Open mic/networking, $10 at door. Dedicated to victims of oppression/violence. Contact: afrikapoe trytheatre.org, (718) 523-3312 ext. 10.

Queens College’s “Year of Brazil,” Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Brazilian Jazz Ensemble concert, “Quarteto Moderno,” led by Richard Boukas, QC graduate and renowned musician, performing samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian genres. Free, open to public. Contact: Maria Matteo, maria.terrone@qc.cuny.edu, (718)-997-5593.

MEETINGS

Hike three lakes, three parks in Queens, 6 miles, Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal $10-$12 at end. Bring snack/water. Meet Sunday, Oct. 27, 9:45 a.m., E, F, R or M train to Continental/71st Ave. station, north side of Queens Blvd. at Sterling Bank, Forest Hills. $3-4 to enter Queens Botanical Garden. Contact: Rachel Donner, shorrd@yahoo.com.

St. Agnes Academic HS Reunion, Homecoming 2013, all years especially ending in 3s or 8s, Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 353-6276, denise.fetonte@stagneshs.org.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

AARP Chapter 2889, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

Parashat & Haftarat Club, Rego Park Jewish Center, Saturday, Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m., 97-30 Queens Blvd. Discuss Lech Lecha with Rabbi Weidenbaum. Lite bite. All welcome. Free. Call (718) 459-1000.

FOR KIDS

Kids’ Ukulele Jam Class, Mondays thru Dec. 16, 5 p.m., Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact: Andrew Salamanca, andrewsalamanca@gmail.com, (718) 544-5997.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.

CLASSES

Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, YWCA of Queens, Mondays-Fridays thru Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, all ages, $7. Contact: ywcaqueens.org, (718) 353-4553.

Shop Pink For Health: Create Your Own Herbal Tea Bag! Sunday, Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., Shops at SkyView Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing. Contact: Erin Lagasse, elagasse@quinnandco.com, (212) 868-1900, shopskyviewcenter.com.

LaGuardia Community College, open houses on The Affordable Care Act for Small Business Owners, Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., LaGuardia’s B-building at the Small Business Development Center, room B-A02, 30-20 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. RSVP: (718) 482-5439, business_services@lagcc.cuny.edu.

Defensive Driving Course, All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 fee includes course, breakfast & lunch. Call (718) 229-4631.

Defensive Driving Course, American Martyrs R.C. Church of Bayside, sponsored by National Safety Council, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 79-43 Bell Blvd. Fee $45. Call (718) 464-4582.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128.

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sunday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. $65. Must pre-register: Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

FLEA MARKETS

Redeemer Lutheran Church Rummage Sale, old/new Items, Thursday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Call (718) 456-5292.

United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. Call (718) 846-3925.

Sacred Heart School, Fabulous Fall White Sale, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, bargains galore.

St. Josaphat’s Church, Flea Market & Ethnic Polish Bake Sale, Sunday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside. Free parking.

Autumn Treasure, Bake & Book Sale, Church of the Resurrection, Saturday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Preview Sale Friday, Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m., fee: $5.

COMMUNITY

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society Annual Harvest Festival, Sunday, Oct. 13, 12-4 p.m., Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood. Food, games, entertainment. First 500 children receive pumpkin to decorate and keep. Call (718) 821-9127.

Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in Oct.; donations at 84th St. entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Ben’s, 211-37 26 Ave., Bayside. Dinner and comedy show. $50 donation. Call to reserve: (718) 229-2367.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fertile Ground, new works showcase for emerging and established artists, Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, LIC, $10. Contact: Judi Huck, judi@greenspacestudio.org, greenspacestudio.org.

Hands-on History: Gather Around the Hearth, Saturday, Oct. 19, 12-3 p.m., King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Family fun, games. Free. Contact: (718) 206-0545 ext. 13, kingmanor.org.

The Biggest Birthday Party Ever, Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-111 St., Corona. Party gallery, crafts, workshops. Free with Hall admission: $15-adult. (18+), $13 children (2-17)/students/seniors (62+), under 2 free. Visit nybirthdayshow.com.

Cross Island YMCA Fall Family Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellrose, 8 a.m. fitness run, adults and kids, followed by vendor fair, activities and open house Cost for run: $25 (18+), $15 (17 & under). Contact: ymcanyc.org/crossisland, (718) 551-9314.

Public Square Rosary Rally, Saturday, Oct. 12, noon, Juniper Park North, Middle Village, gather at flagpole. Call Annette: (718) 651-4629.

Sri Chinmoy Heart-Garden 2-Mile Race & Oneness-Home Peace Run, Saturday, Oct. 12, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Meadow Lake, north side. Events: 9:30 a.m.-relay; 10 a.m.-Peace Torch ceremony; 10:15 a.m.-2-mile race; 10:40 a.m.-kids’ fun run. Free entry. Contact: Shatapatri Mahar/Prakhara Harter, (347) 968-2120, (718) 291-6637, srichinmoyraces.org, peacerun.org.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts: Dance with Instructions, Mondays and Fridays from 7:15 p.m.- 8 p.m. $10; Friday Dance Nights, Oct. 5, 12, Nov. 2, 16, 30, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Queens Botanical Garden Third Annual Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch, Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., features petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, live music, face painting and more, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Contact: queensbotanical.org, (718) 886-3800.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens County Farm Museum, Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks. Adults $9; children ages 4-11, $5; children 3 and under, free. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Golf outing, Monday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m., Forest Park Golf Course, benefits the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-Cop/104-Cop). $150 golf and luncheon; $60 luncheon only. Call (917) 796-4535. Sponsors wanted.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The 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, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other 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). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., 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. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Computer classes, Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince St. Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, starts Monday, Sept. 30. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Free Social Anxiety Support & Treatment Program for Queens Residents, thru Monday, Dec. 16, Queens College Psychological Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call for appointment. Contact: Yvette Caro, qcpc@qc.cuny.edu, (718) 570-0500, qc.cuny.edu/QCPC.

Bereavement groups for loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

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

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road, Rego Park.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960, ext. 226.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings, call (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

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