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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:30 am

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Theatre Time Productions presents “Once More with Feeling,” a musical cabaret, at the Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. Call (347) 358-8102. $18/$16 seniors and students.

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed by E Pheonix Idealis Theater at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point, on Fridays, April 26 and May 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturdays, April 27 and May 4 at 3 and 8 p.m. $14, $9 senior citizens and students.

Beari Productions presents “Camelot in Concert” at All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Fridays and Saturdays, April 26, 27, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, April 28 and May 5 at 3 p.m. $18, $16 seniors and $14 students. Call (718) 736-1263.

“Blood Brothers” will be performed from May 2-18 by the Astoria Performing Arts Center at Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at APACNY.org.

Douglaston Community Theatre Group presents “The Hound of the Baskervilles” on Fridays, May 3, 10 and 17 and Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 and Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Entrance on Church Street (44th Avenue) off Douglaston Parkway. $17, $15 seniors and students with ID. Call (718) 482-3332.

FSF Community Theatre Group presents “Let’s Hear It for Queens,” a musical tribute to our borough, on Saturdays, May 4 and 11 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, May 5 and 12 at 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets: $17, $15 seniors over 60 and children under 12. Mother’s Day, May 12, all seats are $15. Call (718) 428-8681 or visit fsfctg.org.

Film

Filmmaker Ned Barsky will speak at the Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, at a special screening of the recently released film, “Koch,” about former Mayor Ed Koch on Monday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. $6 donation. Call (718) 268-5011.

“Spectacle: The Music Video” explores the art, history and future of the art form at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria now through June 16. Call (718) 777-6888 or visit movingimage.us.

Music

Rochdale Village Senior Center presents a gospel celebration on Saturday, April 27 at Rochdale Village Grand Ballroom, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Showtime at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20, children under 12 are $10. Call (718) 525-2800.

The Forest Hills Choir sings the Faure Requiem on Saturday, April 27 at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. visit fhchoir.org or call (646) 431-0820.

Queens Jazz Over Ground Jazz fest will be held on Saturday, April 27 at noon to 10:30 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Enjoy a day of jazz with performances by Queens-based musicians and students and well as workshops and clinics for jazz fans. Free.

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents An Evening with Michael Feinstein on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. $30-$50. Call (718) 793-8080.

There will be a free organ concert on Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ, Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Woodhaven. Call (718) 849-1153.

Dance

Sonali Skandan and Jiva Dance and Akshara will be held at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. on Sunday, April 28 at 2:15 p.m. Call (718) 463-7700 Ext. 222 or visit flusingtownhall.org.

Flea Markets

The Maspeth Kiwanis Club Neighborhood Flea Market will be held on Sunday, April 28 with a rain date of May 5, at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot, Grand Avenue and 69th Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (718) 326-2400.

The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society holds its outdoor spring flea market at the historic Onderdonk House, 18-20 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, April 28, same hours. Call (718) 456-1776.

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center sponsors the Kew Gardens spring flea market on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain date May 11, at the LIRR north parking lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.

American Martyrs CWV Post holds an indoor garage sale on Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the church basement at Bell Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Bayside. Call Ed at (718) 468-9351.

There will be a Chinese auction on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. Call (718) 846-3925.

Saint Mark’s Church flea market will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 34th Avenue and 82nd Street in Jackson Heights from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 639-8893.

Meetings

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave.; enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

CLASSEs

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will hold a defensive driving course on Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Participants are eligible for lower insurance rates and points reduction. Cost is $50 per person. Call Harriet Wolfe at (718) 423-6426 to register.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and a social dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. Cost is $10.

Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

Special Events

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Centers, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, presents: “Our Monthly Shabbat Morning Experience” breakfast and a Torah discussion, on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. Call (718) 224-0404.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, hosts an Arbor Festival on Sunday, April 28 at 11 a.m. Call (718) 886-3800 ext. 330.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and the Sunday to Remember program hosts a spring celebration on Sunday, April 28 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at El Paraiso, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona. Free. Contact (718) 261-7664 or laccq@aol.com to reserve.

A car show/blood drive/flea market to support autism will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PS 177 Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children, 56-37 188 St., Fresh Meadows. Contact eccat4t@aol.com or (917) 607-3961 or visit eccatoysfortots.org.

There will be a carnival, dinner and dance fundraiser to benefit Jamaica Drum Jam on Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 10 p.m. at St. Patrick Church basement, 39-38 29 St., Long Island City. Contact julie@jamaicadrumjam, jamaicadrumjam.org or (917) 608-6805. $20.

Join Elmhurst Beautification Day on Saturday, April 27. Meet at Elmhurst Community Garden, at the intersection of Kneeland Avenue and Manilla Street. Contact Jennifer Chu at jennifer.chu@arcadis-usa.com or call (646) 209-3306.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, December 16. Email cabbz@aol.com.

The Annual Glendale Kiwanis ClubStreet Festival will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. onMetropolitan Avenuefrom 73rd Place to 79th Street in Middle Village. Free rides for children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (718) 444-6028.

Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

The Samuel Field Y has two weekday programs for preschool children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities and their families. On Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there is Monday Magic: Learn and Play at the Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org.

The 34th annual antique auto show will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5, $2 children ages 6 to 12. Call (718) 347-FARM or visit queensfarm.org.

Special Events

Italian Charities of America hosts Saturday night dances on May 4-18 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call (718) 478-3100.

Explore Jewish life with the Ben Kuyler Outreach Group on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Rabbi Eli Blokh will discuss Improving Your Life Through the Mitzvah of Charity at Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, 167-11 73 Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 454-4818. Free.

Swing and Sangria! Jazz brunch at The Castle at Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Bayside, on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 2 p.m. $20, $15 for members. RSVP by Friday, May 3. Call (718) 352-1548.

Reunion

Immaculate Conception School, 21-63 29 St, Astoria, hosts a reunion for all graduates on Saturday, April 27. Contact the alumni committee at icsastoriaalmuni@gmail.com.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays, Tuesday, April 30, and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; dance aerobics, Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; health education, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; ballroom dancing, Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m.; drawing/painting and yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; mah jong/canasta, Thursdays at 10 a.m.; reminiscing group, Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.; Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; dance fitness, Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 12:45 p.m.; and a movie, “The Artist,” on Friday, April 26 at 1 p.m. Call (718) 224-7888.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Sit and Be Fit, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 a.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m.; and meditation classes, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. every other week. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. There will be a ’50s rock and roll party on Thursday, April 25. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, IT 214 tax form, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. Call (718) 224-7888.

The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, hosts dancing to live music, bingo, blood pressure screening, chair yoga, monthly theme parties, oil painting, movies and much more. Lunch served daily at noon. Requested donation is $1.50. Meals on wheels is delivered for homebound seniors. Call (718) 497-2908.

The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660.

The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a wide array of programs and services including: healthy lunches, current events, diabetes self-management classes, yoga and the Reminiscence Groups. Receive information on benefits and entitlements or share your life story in a safe, private setting. For information and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $6 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. Call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

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.

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, hosts a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, laptop classes, exercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

The Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., is offering free Chinese language classes Thursdays at 1 p.m.; its very first Dear Abby Group Thursdays at 11 a.m.; free ESL classes for Chinese speakers, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 a.m.; and the Knitting and Crochet club Thursdays at 1 p.m. for beginners and experts. Call the Pomonok Senior Center at (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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