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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Art of Ink in America, “Gesture and Beyond,” Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, thru Dec. 30, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; opening reception, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m. An East/West exhibition of contemporary calligraphy.

theater

Theatre Time Productions, “Holiday Memories,” Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Concert featuring all-time classics. Ample street parking, $17, $15 seniors 65+, $10 children under 12. Call: (347) 358-8102.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Heartbeat of Latino America,” 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, thru Dec. 15, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Music and dance of 14 Latin American countries. $35, $32 (seniors and students); Fridays only, all tickets $30. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

The Secret Theatre, “Oliver! The Musical!,” Thursdays-Sundays thru Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. $25, $15 children. 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, Contact: secrettheatre.org.

Queens Secret Improv Club offers comedy every Wednesday-Saturday, approx. 7:30 p.m. $5, for the best improv in Queens. 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, Contact: secrettheatre.org.

Music

Queens Symphony Orchestra, “Champagne & Mistletoe,” winter benefit concert, Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Guest: Tony-nominated Norm Lewison. Donate children’s wrapped gifts. Reception in lobby to follow. Limited tickets available. Contact: queenssymphony.org.

Sacred Music Society Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Annual Christmas Concert, Ascan Avenue & Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. $25, $10 for children under 12. Performance of Handel’s “Messiah” and Christmas favorites. Call (718) 268-6251.

Oratorio Society of Queens, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, Sunday, Dec. 22, 4 p.m. Traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs. $30, $25 for seniors and students. Contact: (718) 279-3006 or queensoratorio.org.

movies

”Biography of Benito Mussolini“ and ”Growing Up Italian American,“ Bella Italia Mia, Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, CNL Anne+Henry Paolucci Center (Door #10), 3rd fl., Sunday, Dec. 15, 12 p.m. for social time, snacks. $5 Members, $7 nonmembers. Contact: (718) 426-1240, bellaitaliamia@mail.com.

lecture

Outside Comfort Zones: Muslim/Jewish Relations, Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15 in advance, $21 at the door, includes desserts. Contact: Central Queens YM & YWHA, (718) 268-5011, ext. 151 or cqy.org.

Auditions

Beari Productions, “Children of Eden,” All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Tuesday, Dec. 17 and Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.; auditions for children, Saturday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Need males and females, singers and dancers, children ages 6-15. Call (718) 736-1263.

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.

Classes

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.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100.

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

English as a Second Language Adult Classes, Immanuel Church, 68-10 31 Ave., Woodside, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Licensed NYC teacher. Free. Contact: (718) 335-1623, rnadar@ImmanuelChurchNY.org.

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.

Community

Book Discussion Group will discuss “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Queens Library Queens Village branch, 94-11 217 St.

United Forties Civic Assoc., Annual Holiday Outreach Get-Together, St. Teresa’s Auditorium, Lower Church, 44th Street off 50th Avenue, Woodside. Members free, $10 guests. Buffet, refreshments, raffles & prizes. Donations of unwrapped toys optional. Free parking.

Holiday Toy Drive for Autistic Children, bring new unwrapped toys, games, books (suitable for kids under 12) to Assemblyman David Weprin’s office, 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, for Lifeline Center for Child Develompent. All donations must be in by Wednesday, Dec. 18. Call (718) 454-3027.

Kiwanis Queens West Division, visit to Ronald McDonald House to help feed and give holiday presents to sick children and their families, 405 E. 73 St., Manhattan, Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. Contact: Glendale Kiwanis, president Gerry Gonzalez, (917) 615-4886, gonzalkaezg@yahoo.com to donate cash/gifts or help this worthy cause.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Parashat & Haftarat Club, Saturday, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Discuss Parashat Shemot with Rabbi Samuel Waldenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel, Charles Lehat. Free. Call (718) 459-1000. Singles Social & Dance, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2-6 p.m. Ages 45+, proper attire please. $10. Call Bernice (718) 897-6255.

Briarwood Action Network, canned food & diaper collection, 3rd annual drive for the Briarwood Family Residence. Collection box locations: HSBC Bank, 137-61 Queens Blvd.; Key Food, 138-37 Queens Blvd., until Thursday, Jan. 2. Contact: briarwoodactionnetwork.com.

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 winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.

APEC Safari, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Saturday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Hike the trails of Alley Pond Park and discover all kinds of wildlife. $12, 6-11 year olds only; pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com

SPECIAL EVENTS

Winter Solstice Star Celebration, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join professor/astronomer Mark Freilich for an evening of star gazing and a party celebrating the winter solstice. $18, pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.

Queens County Farm Holiday Open House, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 26-28, 12-4 p.m. Enjoy family tours of decorated farmhouse, craft activity for kids and mulled cider. Free. Contact: queensfarm.org.

Breakfast & Talking Football with Sean Landeta, Martin Luther School cafeteria, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. $15 each, $25 for sets of two. Contact: (718) 894-4000, ext. 133 or info@martinluthernyc.org to reserve seats.

Afrikan Poetry Theatre, ”Four“, a multi-media program honoring the lives of the four little girls killed on September 15, 1963. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10 for fundraising.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Art House Astoria Community Carolers, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, Advent performance, 23-35 Broadway, Sunday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Caroling walks on Thursday, Dec. 19 & Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Ditmars area along Broadway/Steinway.

Blue Suede Birthday - The Elvis Bash, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, Saturday, Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Master performers Scot Bruce & Mike Albert deliver a superb Elvis experience. $40. Box Office: (718) 631-6311.

Flea Markets

Giant Indoor Holiday Flea Market, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Mulz Hall, 87-19 88 Ave., Woodhaven, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 14-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 75 vendors, call (718) 847-1353.

Indoor Flea Market, St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Parsons Boulevard & Union Turnpike, Jamaica, Sundays, Dec. 15, 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 591-1815.

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens, something for everyone.

Christmas Craft Sale plus Polish Meat & Bake Sale, Flea Market, Sunday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Steve (718) 224-3052.

Meetings

Kiwanis Club of Bayside, Bourbon Street Restaurant, 40-12 Bell Blvd., meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. Contact: joecorace@aol.com.

The American Legion Continental Post, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills. All veterans invited, enjoy comraderie and support, every first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Call Tom Long, (718) 704-4197.

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIEs

Bagel Brunch and Book Discussion Group, SNAP of Eastern Queens Innovative Senior Center (Creedmoor Community Campus), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Building 4, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Discussion of ”Defending Jacob“ by William Landay. Call Marian (718) 454-2100.

Computer class for seniors, Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, 8 weeks, basics/email/internet began Monday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Call John to register (718) 559-4329.

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.

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.

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.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Welcome to the discussion.