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Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

AES Gallery presents the work Various Amusements by Portland, Maine-based artist Alex Sax, now through Feb. 19 at 44-02 23rd, Long Island City.

A National Art League members’ art exhibition will be held now through Feb. 27 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting photographic art by Dora Sofia Caputo, “Visions of Spring — Glimpses of Summer,” now through Feb. 28. The gallery is open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday.

Socrates Sculpture Park presents its 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, now through March 8, Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City. Open till dusk.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, will host “Conundrum Express” exhibiting artists Humberto Duque, Eun Hyung Kim, Zaun Lee, Jaye Moon and Dario Solman, now through March 20. Free. To RSVP call (718) 658-7400, ext. 100 or email info@jcal.org. Provide your name, number of guests and phone number.

Scholars, Explorers, Priests: How the Renaissance Gave Us the Modern World exhibit will run now through March 27 at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City, will feature an exhibition highlighting Emily Fisher Landau’s vision in building the Fisher Landau Center for Art collection now through March 29. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, noon-5 p.m. Complimentary admission.

AUDITION

Rehearsals have begun at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill for the spring concert of the Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill to be held on April 18. Chorus semester dues are $60 which entitles singers to five free tickets which they may sell or give away. Scores are available for borrowing. All voice parts are welcome. Visit the website richmondhillny.com/Arts/SMC for additional information.

The Community Singers of Queens is holding Monday rehearsals at 8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. New members welcome. For information, call Ruth at (718) 658-1021.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra has openings in oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass sections. Auditions will be held during the regular rehearsals of the orchestra on Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Interested players should contact the conductor, Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627 or (516) 785-2532.

THEATRE

The Salvation Army Astoria, 45-18 Broadway, Long Island City, presents a dinner theatre titled “Good Medicine Vaudeville” on Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon-3 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 per person. For tickets and information, call (718) 721-9046.

DANCE

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Borges and Piazzolla Tango, now through March 21. Tickets are $30, $27 and $25. Call (718) 729-3880.

MUSIC

Flutist Stephen Josephs will be performing at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. Admission is $10.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing works by Beethoven, Dohnanyi and Brahms on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills. Admission is $12, $10 for students and seniors.

FILMS

Rego Park Jewish Center will host a 2010 film series at 97-30 Queens Blvd. Sunday, Feb. 7 “Chariots of Fire” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For information, call (718) 459-1000 or visit rpjc.org.

FOR KIDS

Registration for Parks’ After School and Saturday Learn to Swim program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, Thursday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon or from 4-5 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard. After school swimming lessons will be held Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 9-April 29. Free

The Queens Theatre in the Park presents “Hot Peas ‘n Butter” on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. in Flushing. Tickets are $12 and are available at queenstheatre.org or by phone at (718) 760-0064.

The New York Junior Tennis League will begin its annual early morning winter tennis program by providing free tennis and educational activities to youngsters ages 6-18 now through March 2010. Locations include: Billie Jean King NTC Flushing Meadows Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 -8 a.m. and Bay Terrace Tennis Center, 212-00 23rd Ave., on Saturdays from 6-8 a.m. and Sundays from 5:30-7 a.m. For information, visit nyjtl.org or call (347) 417-8126.

FLEA MARKETS

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine will run indoor flea markets on Sunday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall, at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street.

REUNIONS

Attention all alumni, on Sunday, March 7, we will be hosting an all year reunion celebrating 150 years of St. Margaret Parish with a mass noon followed by launch in the Parish Center. Tickets are $25 per adult, and $15 up to age 15. There will be refreshments, pictures, yearbooks and a school tour. RSVP by Feb. 5. Payment due by Feb. 12. Contact Lisa Ann Verdi-Colalella for tickets. Call (718) 894-7817 or (347) 865-2250.

Holy Cross High School reunions Class of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005 will be held on Friday, March 12, 7-11 p.m. Also, Class of 1960 with 1965, 1970 and 1975 will be held on Saturday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, at Holy Cross High School Gymnasium, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. Contact Gail Sicoli at alumni@holycrosshs.org or call (718) 461-1288.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Knights of Columbus Council 12675 presents Knight at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 92nd St., Ozone Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 at the door. Receive one free betting ticket to use in any race. For information, call Steven at (718) 551-2333. Must be at least 18 years old to play.

Celebrate I Love NYC Pets month with Loving Touch Animal Rescue on Saturday, Feb. 6 from noon-5 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 25-33 154th St.

Real Life Student Ministries presents a Super Bowl XLIV viewing party on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Church Family Center, 91-11 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill. Food and drinks will be served. It’s free.

The SAFAD Chapter of Hadassah Forest Hills is holding its annual Mid-Winter Brunch and Get Together on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Muscat Kosher Dairy Restaurant, 178-07 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. Reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person (which includes a $7 donation to SAFAD). Send your check for $25, made out to SAFAD Hadassah, to Florence Halbright, 98-51 Queens Blvd., Apt. 3C, Rego Park, NY 11374-4375.

Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will offer a jewelry making workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 17 and 24, from 12:30-2 p.m. The cost is $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers and includes supplies. Also on Monday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. there will be an afternoon with Starbucks: lecture and coffee tasting. Cost is free for members, $2 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10-11 a.m. All are welcome. The food pantry entrance is in the rear of the church.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The RVC Catholic Singles and LBS Singles are co-sponsoring two singles events in February. On Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:45 p.m. there will be Greek dining at Laterna Restaurant, 47-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside. RSVP by Feb. 11 to Ray K. (516) 561-6994; on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., an afternoon of billiards will be held in Raxx Pool Room and Grill, 510 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead. RSVP is a must by Feb. 18 to Ray K. at (516) 561-6994.

CLASSES

A defensive driving course for points and insurance reduction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160th Ave., Howard Beach. The cost is $35 per person. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com and complete the contact us page.

Bayside Historical Society is now accepting registration for an 8-week water color workshop to be held at the Castle in Fort Totten Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning Feb. 20 by award-winning painter and illustrator John Tomaselli; the program is open to those of all experience levels. The fee is $150, payable to the Bayside Historical Society prior to the first class, and students are responsible for their own materials. To register, or for more information, call (718) 352-1548.

The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA is offering balance training Tuesdays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Cost is $55 for members, $72 for nonmembers. To register, call Shira or Lisa at (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will have dance with instructions every Monday and Friday, 7:15-8 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

Rabbi Michael Weisser leads a gathering at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., for people interested in the beauty and wonder of meditative practice. Some of the practice he teaches derives from Buddhist tradition but over the years the rabbi has infused it with elements from the Jewish mystical experience. There is no charge for members of the synagogue. Those who are not members of are asked to make a suggested donation of $5 per session if they are able to do so. Call (718) 961-0030.

MEETINGS

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 372-3003. The next classes will be held Feb. 7.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be on Feb. 8 and 22.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon at the Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street. Meetings are on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month.

Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Robert Ros Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. For more information, call (718) 527-5889 or (718) 640-7092.

LECTURES

A demonstration of painting techniques, using Golden’s Open Acrylics by artist Bennett Vadnais will be held on Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at National Art League, 44-21 Dougalston Parkway, Douglaston.

HEALTH

QLIMG Cambria Heights Medical Office, 206-20 Linden Blvd., is presents a health seminar on March 9, “Colonoscopies and Colon Cancer the Risk Benefits and Alternatives,” at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Sandip Parikh.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. will hold a bereavement support group for anyone who has experienced a loss on Friday, Feb. 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. at 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village. For more information or to register, call the center at (718) 712-0873.

SMART Recovery, a free self help group based on cognitive behavioral concepts dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems are meeting on Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, in Rego Park. For information, call (212) 631-1198.

Steinway Child and Family Services is offering a Parent Support Group to help parents cope with the stresses of raising children. The goal is to provide a safe environment for parents to share their concerns and support one another. The group runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesdays at 156-36 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. Call (718) 738-6800.

SNAP is conducting several support groups for caregivers serving seniors 60 and older: Spouses Support Group meets every other Monday (Queens Village) at 10:30 a.m. at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., CBU 29, Building 4. Mixed Group (Spouses and Adult Children) meets every other Monday (Howard Beach) at 2:30 p.m. at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Adult Children’s Group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., CBU 29, Building 4, Queens Village. For information, contact Marcia Friedlander at (718) 740-6519.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Howard Beach Senior Center will be conducting a nutrition lecture on the “Importance of Fiber in Your Diet/5 a Day Fruits and Vegetables,” on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10:15 a.m. Speaker will be Michelle Gardner, RN. Also, the center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at howardbeachseniorcenter.org.

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