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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.

THEATER

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Wombat Theatre Co., Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 4-6, 8 p.m., Sun., Sept. 7, 3 p.m. $15, $10 students. Info/tickets: wombatmidsummer.bpt.me. Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 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. Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. 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 & 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

Music of Haydn, New York Classical Quartet, Fri., Sept. 12, 6 p.m. King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. $25 in advance, $30 at door. Reservations: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13; kingmanor.org/events/concert.php.

FILM

Outdoor Classic Cartoons Night, family-friendly program featuring several early animated cartoon films from Fleisher Studios, produced in the 1920s-1930s, shown in the garden. Sat., Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, $5 pp, popcorn included, $3 children, under 3 free. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

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.

Hawkins-based modern technique dance with Valerie Green, every Tues. starts Sept. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. $18 pp; $15 dancers/students. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., #301, Long Island City. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/classes.html.

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.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wed. of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 members, $9 nonmembers.

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.

KIDS/TEENS

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.

Kids free art classes, by Latin American Cultural Center of Queens at Arrow Community Center, starts Tue., Sept. 9, 35-30 35 St., Astoria, every Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. Reserve: (718) 261-7664. Info: (718) 261-7664 laccq@aol.com.

COMMUNITY

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 43 Ave., Corona. Reserve: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Queens Green Party campaign, support Howie Hawkins for Governor and Brian Jones for Lt. Governor of New York as an alternative to Democrats & Republicans. Thurs., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside.

34th annual Antique Motorcycle Show, Queens County Farm Museum, Sun., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 pp, (register 10-11 a.m. to enter your own bike), includes family fun, free parking. 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Contact: (718) 347-3276, info@queensfarm.org.

Walk at Flushing Marina, Corona-East Elmhurst Kiwanis, Sat., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m., 27th Ave. & Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst. $20 includes T-shirt & water. Proceeds to send kids to Kamp Kiwanis.

41st annual Park Fair, Richmond Hill Block Association, Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Myrtle Ave. & Park Lane South. Vendors, food, rides, games, live music & more.

Spanish for beginners and face & hand reading according to Zohar, Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Free. Info: (347) 771-9132.

St. Matthias School 105th anniversary gala & all-years reunion, Sun., Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m., alumni Mass followed by dinner in the auditorium, 1-6 p.m., induction of two alumni into Hall of Fame, Helen Wolf (class of 1977) and Robert Lohrey (1961). $60 pp. Register: stmatthiasschool.org. Info: (718) 517-3455, alumni@stmatthiasschool.org.

Saturday night dance, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Sat., Aug. 30; Sept. 13, 27; 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Call: (718) 478-3100.

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.

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.

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., thru Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/astoriagreenmarket.

SPECIAL EVENTS

NYC Parks Queens Bocce Tournament 2014, represent your borough. Sat., Sept. 6, begins at 8 a.m., Juniper Valley Park, 76th St. & Juniper Blvd. South, Middle Village. Borough winners go to citywide championship on Sept. 20. Adults of all ages are welcome. Info: (718) 393-7370; queens.recreation@parks.nyc.gov; nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

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. Health & wellness, zumba, vendors, food, face painting, music, free massage. $20 preregistration, $25 day of walk. Register: qscan.org, sicklecellwalk@verizon.net.

Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project’s Museum “Open House,” Sat., Sept. 13, 3-5 p.m., ISPaD NYC office, 85-60 Parsons Blvd., Jamaica.

FLEA MARKETS

St. John Vianney Church Center, Union St. & 35th Ave., Sat., Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: (718) 762-7920.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Sat., Sept. 6, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, outdoors, Sun., Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (718) 729-8957, straphaelrectory@yahoo.com.

Kew Gardens, LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Sat., Sept. 13 (rain date, Sept. 20), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue will have dogs & cats for adoption, 1-5 p.m.

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

Our Lady of Mercy Golden Age Club trip to Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., Tues., Sept. 16, 8 a.m. (from OLM), 8:15 a.m. (from Queen of Martyrs, 110-06 Queens Blvd.). $37 includes: $30 slot play & $5 food credit. To reserve send check to: OLM Golden Age Club, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills, NY 11375. Info: call Ed (718) 849-0234.

It’s Never to Late to Do Something New, local author Terrie Farley Moran discusses & signs her recent mystery book, “Well Read, Then Dead,” publisher giveaways and Q&A. Wed., Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.

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.

Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Contact: (718) 657-6752.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc., SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mon., 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st century technology and the latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, meals and more). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.

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.

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