An art exhibition with the Mardi Gras theme will run through March 31 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
The artwork of local artists, Patricia Gatt’s “Moments in Time” and Frank Cassese’s “Art Escapes,” will be on view at the Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre Gallery, 66-85 73 Place in Middle Village on Saturday, March 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free.
An exhibit titled “Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey,” organized by Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, will be on view at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. through April 30. Exhibit hours are Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Ralph Weiss Photographs are on view through April 22 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Continuing through April 24 the second of a two-part exhibition on the evolution of art will be on view at the Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will exhibit the photography of documentary photographer Audrey Gottlieb now through May 19. “Vignettes from the Queens Project” is a photo collection that celebrates the diversity of the Queens community.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.
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.
Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston, presents the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” March 24 at 8:30 p.m. and March 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13. For tickets, call (718) 229-4644.
The Moscow Festival Ballet will present Cinderella on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at Queensborough Performing Arts Center on the QCC Campus, 222-05 56 Ave. in Bayside. Tickets are $39-$42. Call box office at (718) 631-6311.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 and continuing for 24 hours until 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 25, the Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, will present a non-stop screening of Mary Ellen Carroll’s “Federal.” The 24-hour twin-screen movie was made by shooting the north and south facades of the Federal Building in Los Angeles for an entire day in 2003. Tickets are free with museum admission from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. (Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Museum galleries will open at 9:30 a.m.) From 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. the next day, admission is free (museum galleries will be closed). Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and $6 for children.
The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery announce that on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m., the Lhevinne Classical Concert Series featuring the Lautreamont String Quintet returns to The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free parking is on premises. A pre-concert wine and cheese reception is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. There is limited seating; tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for members. For information call (718) 523-1876.
The Con Brio Ensemble returns as a trio to the Voelker Orth parlor, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 and $10 for members. Call (718) 359-6227 for information.
Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park presents Tom Wopat in a special concert as part of its Celebrity Concert series on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $44 or $60. The box office number is (718) 760-0064.
The Harlem Quartet, a string quartet, will perform on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Lefrak Concert Hall on the Queens College Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., in Flushing. Tickets are $34-$36. Call (718) 793-8080.
A giant indoor flea market will be held at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park, on Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Spring Fair will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing.
Church of the Resurrection spring treasure bake and book sale will be held at 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill, on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.
A spring flea market will be held in the downstairs hall of Emanuel Church located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue in Woodhaven, on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Allison Stagg will discuss “Remembering the War of 1812” in American caricature on Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m. at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., St. John’s Hall, Room 306 in Jamaica. It’s sponsored by King Manor Museum. Reservations requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.
Join Megan Elias for a look at the evolution of the role of women in culinary history on Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Cost is $5 members/$8 nonmembers. Tickets available at the door.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center will participate in Diabetes Alert Day by hosting an event in the main lobby from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 45th Avenue, on Tuesday, March 27.
A comparison of the screen and stage versions of the musical “Sunset Boulevard” and the career of Gloria Swanson will be the subject of Tom Newby’s talk at a meeting of Horizons, a club for those 55 and over, on Thursday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake.
Queens Best Toastmakers Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway.
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.
A beginner’s Hebrew class is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Registration required. Cost for nonmembers is $5 per session. Free onsite parking. For more information call (718) 961-0030 or freesynagogue.org.
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center at 45-25 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared towards seniors. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced computer user, there is a class for you. Sign up now for winter classes. For information call John at (718) 559-4329.
The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.
A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74 Ave. in Flushing, on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.
Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.
Italian Charities of America at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian classes˝for adults and children. Adult classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Children’s classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. The course is for 14 weeks. Price: adult – $80, children — $75 for first child, $50 for second and third child. Call (718) 478-3100.
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.
A defensive driving course will be held at All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 which includes the driving course, breakfast and lunch. Call church to reserve: (718) 229-5631.
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.’
A boating safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, on Saturdays, March 31 and April 28. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fees are $75 for adults and $45 for children under 16 attending with a paid adult, learning materials are included. Pre-registration is required for driving a car on the base at Fort Totten. For information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email email@example.com.
Senior Yoga is coming to Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., conducted by Flo Meyers. There will be a series of 10 weekly sessions at $5 per session. First session, Monday, March 26 from 10-11 a.m., will be free. Bring your own mat or beach towel.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for a evening of dancing with square dance caller Jim Emory on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Partners are not required. The cost is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers and $8 for children, 7-12. Pre-registration required by calling (718) 229-4000.
The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.
An interactive and educational program using live hawks, falcons and owls will be held at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-register by calling (718)229-4000.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, join Bayside Historical Society at Fort Totten for a performance of traditional Irish dance by members of the Petri School and taste the fare of Ireland. Donation: $10/$5 for BHS members.
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of Nigeria will discuss her works on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. during the Queens College Evening Readings at the LeFrak Concert Hall on the Flushing Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Celebrate the first day of spring — historical Earth Day — by joining the Queens Botanical Garden groups for a day of volunteering and unity Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at QBG, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, then at the Flushing Meadows Park Unisphere. For information or to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A greening, educational and networking conference will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Al Oerter Recreational Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing. Free admission. Pre-register at goinggreeninqueens2012.eventbrite.com.
The Mary Louis Academy Parents Club will hold its annual Night of Chance on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates. This year’s theme is Casino Royale. The cost is $25, which includes food, drink and dessert. The event will feature live auctions, silent auctions and raffles. For more information phone (718) 297-2120.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m. to learn about one of the most familiar insects in the world — the honeybee. Learn the life cycle of a honeybee and how honey is harvested from a hive. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $8 for nonmembers. Call (718) 229-4000 to register.
A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church school cafeteria, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Cost is: adults $6 and children $3, under six years free.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at California Pizza Kitchen at Atlas Park, 80-01 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Cost is $8, children 3 and under are free. Some proceeds will go to the Glendale Kiwanis Club. Reserve at (718) 894-9400.
On March 31, Peter Rabbit makes an early visit to Immaculate Conception Parish, 21-63 29 St., Astoria, as a special guest for breakfast. The event, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m., will take place in Lyons Hall, Immaculate Conception School. The cost is: children ages 3-13 years old, $5, 14 years to adult, $9 and children under two are free. Admission includes buffet breakfast, arts and crafts and a photo opportunity with Peter Rabbit. Tickets will be sold on Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school hall. To RSVP contact Dewey Hopkins at (347) 215-0154 or email@example.com
Join the Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on Saturday, March 24 at noon at Marbella restaurant in the Ramada Inn, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside, for its annual luncheon and fashion show. There will be food, music and fashions all for the cost of $40. For information call Irene at (516) 437-7038 (evening).
Nativity BVM/St. Stan’s Parish presents a night of comedy on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Tickets are $20. For information call Steve Jasiak (718) 551-2333.
The Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills, will hold its annual casino night, adults only, on Saturday, March 24, casino and buffet, 7-11 p.m. Admission: $10 CH member, $20 non-CH member. Reservations recommended by March 15. Call (718) 268-7710.
The Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.
Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.
The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a new mourning and bereavement group to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.
Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st 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 for details.
Nar-Anon is a self-help support group or 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.
Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.
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 Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at\ howardbeachseniorcenter.org.
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.
United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.
Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.
The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. For information, contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or on the web: satchmo.net.
The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.