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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Museum of the Moving Image, Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games, through March 2. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and students with ID, $6 children 3-12, under 3 free.

theater

Blue Suede Birthday — The Elvis Bash, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 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.

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

music

Solo harp recital, Tomina Parvanova, First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Corner of Queens Boulevard & 54th Avenue, Elmhurst, Sunday, January 19, 1:30 p.m. Music by Bach, Viotti, Hindemith, Grandjany and Tournier. $10, all proceeds donated for church repairs.

Musica Reginae presents PUBLIQuartet, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, chamber classics with a modern spin, with reception/meet the artists after the concert, Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (13-21), kids under 12, free with an adult.

Auditions

Senior Theater Acting Reperatory, Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St., Friday, Jan. 10. Open house; meet and greet & info on performing program & free classes, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; auditions for performers, vocalists and musicians, 12-2 p.m. Contact: star-queens.org, (718) 776-0529.

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

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.

Yoga classes, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, registration ongoing for winter series (14 classes), Mondays (intermediate/open), 10:20-11:20 a.m.; Wednesdays (beginners/seniors), 10:10-11:10 a.m.; Fridays, begins Jan. 10 (intermediate/advanced), 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. $168 CQY members, $210 general public; seniors, $66 CQY members, $119 general public. Register: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

Defensive Driving Course, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-08 Queens Blvd., sponsored by the National Safety Council. Sunday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Register: (718) 263-7000.

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

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.

Kids

Career in Visual Arts program, Arrow Park & Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m, sponsored by the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens. Children 8-16, free. All materials provided. Contact: LACCQ (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

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.

Arts & Crafts Class, Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64 St., Wednesdays, now-Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m., ages 5-12. $65 Members, $75 nonmembers. Contact: Sarah Feldman (212) 912-2180, labohemianartist@gmail.com.

Community

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Trivia Bowl, Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. An evening of games, fun, trivia and prizes. $15 at the door. Monthly Shabbat Morning Experience, Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m., breakfast and Torah discussion. Sisterhood Shabbat, Saturday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., women lead in prayer, D'var Torah, open to men and women. Contact: Lisa Pollack, (718) 224-0404, lisapollacknyc@gmail.com.

Volunteer Open House, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, Wednesday, January, 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet staff and current volunteers. Free. Contact: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

Queens County Bird Club, screening of “Birding Adventures TV,” starring James Currie, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Wednesday, January 15, 8 p.m. Light refreshments, free. Contact: qcbirdclub.org.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., New Knitting Circle, Thursdays, Jan. 9 & 23, 2 p.m. All levels, plus crocheting, bring own knitting equipment, refreshments served. Free. Afternoon Bingo, every Tuesday, January-February, early game, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m., everyone 18 & over. Call (718) 459-1000.

Community Singers of Queens, Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing, Spring concert rehearsals resuming Monday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ruth Amsterdam (718) 658-1021.

Malava Malka, featuring Israeli singer Avi Peretz, Congregation Machane Chodosh, 67-29 108 St., Forest Hills, Saturday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Dairy buffet served. Reserved tickets; $22 members, $25 nonmembers, $10 under 16 years old. Nonreserved tickets at the door, $28. Call (718) 793-5656.

Birthday of the Trees and PJ Library Launch, Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke., Sunday, January, 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Must pre-register, RSVP: Nancy (718) 776-3500.

Winter Dance Party, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Sunday to Remember Program, El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:30-5 p.m. Free, donations welcome. RSVP: (718) 261-7664, LACCQ@aol.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Auction, The Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, Jan. 11, view at 9:30 a.m., auction at 10 a.m. Free admission, door prizes, lunch, refreshments available. Contact: (718) 358-3671, churchonthehill.org.

Queens Botanical Garden, annual electronic waste event, “After the Holidays“ event in the QBG parking garden, 42-80 Crommelin St., Flushing, Sunday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain or shine.

Shorewalker Walks: Bridgebagging the LIRR, Hunters Point to Woodside, Saturday, Jan. 11; Queens Waterfront, Sunday, Jan. 12; Hellgate Ferry Road (Astoria) to Newtown (Elmhurst), Saturday, Feb. 1; Three Lakes, Three Parks, Sunday, Apr. 13. Contact: Christine at (212) 787-1136, chryost@hotmail.com.

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.

Mocha Moms of Queens, Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119 Ave., Occupy Schools Educational Forum, Saturday, Jan. 11, 4:15 p.m., Leaders from “A Better Chance,” Eagle Academy and Queens PTA reps. Moms only event, free. Monday Support Group & Playdate for Kids, NHSJ Multi-Services Center, 114-02 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., South Jamaica, Monday, Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m. Moms enjoy adult conversation, while the kids romp and play; free.

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

AARP Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

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

AARP Chapter 4158, North Flushing, The Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 14, noon. Speaker from “Hour Children,” new members and guests welcome. Call Carol Stenger, (718) 762-4824.

AARP Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., meets last Tuesday of each month, noon. Next meeting, Jan. 28, new members welcome.

Flea Markets

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.

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.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly 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.

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 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.

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 non-members.

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

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Peer Support Group every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information call (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

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.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/information: (516) 802-3142. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516) 826-2058.

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

Overeaters Anonymous, try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Thursdays at 11 a.m., Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Drive.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th St. and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

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

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

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