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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

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

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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 & 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

“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. Info: rwnewyork.com/entertainment.

Free Jazz concert: Michael Mossman, 2013 Grammy-nominated musician, Sat., Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m., The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Bring chairs/blankets; free giveaways.

FILM

“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong,” Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, Fri., thru August 24.

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

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.

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

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.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Summer block party, Springfield/Rosedale Community Action Association, Sat., Aug. 23, 12-7 p.m., 225 St. between 147th & 148th aves. Bring your own lawn chairs, grills & picnic baskets.

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.

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

COMMUNITY

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.

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.

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.

34th annual Antique Motorcycle Show, Queens County Farm Museum, Sat., 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.

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.

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.

FLEA MARKETS

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.

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

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

National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section, guest speaker Leslie Sternlieb, NJCW liasion to United Nations, discuss worldwide scourge of human sex trafficking. Shelter Rock Library, 165 Shelter Rock Road, Albertson, Mon., Aug. 25, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 343-6222.

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.

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.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mon. at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30; Eldercise, Tues. at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wed. at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Mon., Tues. and Fri. at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thurs. of month. Monthly buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

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.

Schizophrenics Anonymous free self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400.

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Do you provide help to a family member, friend or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Free support services. Contact: Anne Attanas, LMSW, (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

Welcome to the discussion.