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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 10:35 am, Tue Aug 19, 2014.

EXHIBITS

Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum, on view thru November.

THEATER

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wed. & Thurs. 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fri., 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.

DANCE

Amy Cova Dance & TeatoLocal, choreographed by Joel Sherry, presented by Take Root, Fri., Sept. 12, 8-10 p.m.$15 pp. Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, for emerging and established artists, different choreographers each month, post-performance discussion, Sun., Sept. 14, 7 p.m., $10 pp. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., #301, Long Island City. Tickets: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org.

MUSIC

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2014 Waterfront Concert Series, The Regulars, Thurs., Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m. Great Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria pool. Free. Info: centralastoria.org.

Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies, NYC’s only African-American string band, Sat., Aug. 16, 6:15-7:45 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with Garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

“Legends of Ol’ Skool Concert II,” featuring Christopher Williams, Horace Brown and more, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 p.m., Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica. Tickets start at $25.

FILM

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong,” presented by the Museum of the Moving Image & the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, opening night screening with Patrick Lung Kong and Tsui Hark, MoMI, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, Fri., Aug. 15, 6 p.m.

Classic Monster Film Fridays, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153 St., Jamaica. “The Thing” (1982): Aug. 15, 7:55 p.m. Free. Info: greg.mays@abetterjamaica.org, (718) 657-2605.

AUDITIONS

Handel’s “Messiah,” Oratorio Society of Queens, fall rehearsal season, auditions at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd St. & Northern Blvd., Flushing, Mon., Sept. 8 & 15, 7 p.m., for holiday concert, Dec. 21. Reservations req'd. Info: (718) 279-3006, queensoratorio.org.

CLASSES

Free English classes for Spanish speakers every Saturday, South Asian Center, 72-26 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights. All levels available, must call (646) 727-7821 to register.

Italian for Beginners, every Tues., 7-9 p.m., 10-week course. $60 pp. Dance with Instruction, every Mon. and Fri., 7:15-8:15 p.m. $10. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wed., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.

KIDS/TEENS

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

Summer fun extended, full day mini-camps for children 5-11, swim & sports, arts & crafts and exciting trips, Mon., Aug. 18-Fri., Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Choose the days best for you or register for the full two weeks. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext. 500, dberman@cgy.org or visit cgy.org/MiniCamp for complete schedule & fee info.

Tumbling with Autism Program, Team Up with Play4Autism at Triumph Gymnastics Center, 79-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Sun., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Child’s first Sunday free; after: $20 for 1 hour, $30 for 2 hours per child, $40 for 2 hours/2 children. Child must be a registered at Play4Autism (play4autism.org). Info: Greg Vasicek, Play4Autism, (646) 836-4535.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run, Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, starts at York College, 160 St. between Liberty & Archer aves., ends at Roy Wilkins Park on Merrick Blvd., Sun., Sept. 7; registration, 8 a.m., walk/run, 10 a.m. Entertainment, health & wellness, zumba, vendors, food, face painting, music, free massage therapy. $20 preregistration, $25 day of walk. Register: qscan.org, sicklecellwalk@verizon.net.

Honey Harvest Festival, beekeeper Urte Schaedle introduces honey harvesting and the lifecycle of bees, experience the different tastes of honey, make some bee-inspired art and enjoy special house punch made with the Voelker Orth garden grapes and other fun activities. Sat., Aug. 20, 1-3 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, $6, $5 members, $3 children, under 3 free. Contact: Lin Wen Ma (718) 359-6227, outreach@vomuseum.org.

COMMUNITY

16th annual Summer Slam Car Show & Blood Drive, Maspeth Federal Savings bank parking lot, 69 St. off Grand Ave., Maspeth, Sun., Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bob & Carol Widdows honored for their 15 years of service to the community by elected leaders at 1 p.m. Music by DJ Ray, blood drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All donations to St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children. Cars $20. Info: Bob (917) 385-2322 or Lou (917) 682-5362.

Wine tasting at Magnanini Winery, Bella Italia Mia, Sun., Aug. 17, 9 a.m., upstate bus trip, $80 ($40 deposit req’d.), inclides six course meal. Contact: Diego Lodico for meeting location: (718) 426-1240.

Blood drive, in memory of APEC educator Eric Zirkel, give a pint, get a pint of ice cream (first 40 donors), Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Wed., Aug. 20, 2-8 p.m., free babysitting, app’t req’d. Contact: (718) 229-4000, ext. 214, alleypond.com.

Summer Celebration, Sunday to Remember program, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Latin American music interpreted by Francisco Cantilo. Fun with dance, raffles, refreshments and entertainment for the family. Sun., Aug. 31, 2:30 to 5 p.m., El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona. Reserve: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Greenmarkets — Long Island City: Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd. & Broadway, every Sat., thru Nov. 22, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Info:grownyc.org/socratesgreenmarket. Astoria: 14 St., between 31 Ave. & 31 Road, every Wed., July 9-Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/astoriagreenmarket.

Free lung cancer screenings, Forest Hills Hospital, Weds., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 102-01 66 Road. Scan takes about five minutes & uses low-dose radiation. App’t req’d. Info: (855) 375-5864.

Farmer’s Market Fridays, Queens Botanical Garden, Dahlia Ave., off Main St., Flushing, thru Nov. 21, every week, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

Team Trivia Night, live host, fast & fun pop culture trivia, Monahans & Fitzgeralds, 214-17 41 Ave., Bayside, every Thurs., 8 p.m. Info: gameongameshow.com.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, outdoors every Sat. & Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., Jamaica, every Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.

MEETINGS

North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, LIJ Hearing & Speech Center, 270-05 76 Ave., New Hyde Park, every third Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m.

AARP meetings: Open to the general public. Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mon. each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wed. each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Senior Theater Acting Repertory group, Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. Fridays, 11 a.m. Older adults invited to join STAR and perform theater at the library. Info: queenslibrary.org, (718) 776-0800.

Have a loved one with memory loss? Selfhelp Community Services Inc., 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Stimulating program – One, two, three or four days a week; half-days are also available. Call Ellen Sarokin or Cathy O’Sullivan: (718) 631-1886.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, computer class for seniors 60+. Call: John (718) 559-4329.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, free SNAP screenings for all seniors 60+. Eligibility check and application help. Info: (718) 591-3377, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Job placement assistance, ANIBIC, 61-35 220 St., Bayside, a nonprofit organization serving children and young disabled adults in the community with job & apartment placement.

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

Overeaters Anonymous, for help with weight loss and/or other issues. Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Road, Rego Park, Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call: (718) 937-0163. Rego Park Library, Thurs. at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. Holy Child Jesus Outreach Center, 112-06 86 Ave., Richmond Hill, Tues., 7:30-9 p.m. Call: (718) 564-7027.

Women’s Support Group, Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325. Thurs. (weekly) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Narcotics Anonymous Drug problem? Call Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meeting 7 days a week.

Alcoholics Anonymous, daily meetings around Queens for those with a drinking problem. Info: queensaa.org, (718) 520-5021.

Al-anon, self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd St. & 34th Ave., Parish house, 1st floor, Jackson Heights, every Tues. Contact: (718) 457-1511. Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road, Rego Park, every Sun. 12 p.m.

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 Tue., once a month, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/info: (516) 802-3142. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Contact: (516) 826-2058.

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

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