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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibits

“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email david@dorsky.org or visit dorsky.org.

Photographer Walker Evans’s “Havana 1933” collection will be on display at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, through May 29. Free. Visit laguardia.edu.

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, launches its 2013 season on Sunday, May 12 from 2-6 p.m. featuring “Do It (Outside)” and site-specific installations by Toshihiro Oki Architect P.C., Heather Rowe and Chitra Ganesh. The park is open from 10 a.m. until sunset daily.

Audition

St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, 242-20 88 Ave., Bellerose, holds open auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar” to be performed on August 2-4 and 7-11. Auditions are on Saturday, May 18 from 12:30 to 4:40 p.m., adults ages 15-65+ and 10 a.m.-noon, kids ages 7-14 and Monday, May 20 ages 15-adult from 7-9 p.m. Email info@sgtg.org or call (718) 989-2451.

Dance

Dance Into Light hosts its 10th Anniversary Benefit Event on Saturday, May 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Call (347) 770-3454.

theater

“Blood Brothers” will be performed through May 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.

“You Have a Recipe For WHAT?” will performed on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. at Laguardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Free but reservations required. Email rsvp-lpac@lagcc.cuny.edu.

Douglaston Community Theatre Group presents “Hound of the Baskervilles” on Fridays, May 10 and 17 and Saturdays, May 11 and 18 at 8 p.m. 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 Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. 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.

“Broadway Babies” will be performed at a meeting of the Horizons Club, a club for those 55 and over, at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Thursday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. $3 includes coffee and cake.

Music

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, hosts NYC’s Rising Stars on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m., $35, call (718) 631-6311.

Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band honors Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie at Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave. on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Free. Call (718) 426-5997.

The Church-in-the-Gardens presents Jazz Vespers featuring Jimmy Heath and Jeb Patton Duo on Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. $20 suggested donation.

Community Singers of Queens holds its spring concert on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 658-1021. Visit csofq.org.

The Bayside Men’s Glee Club presents its spring concert on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Church on the Hill, 167-05 35 Ave, Flushing. $10 suggested donation. Visit conductorsclub.org/bayside.htm.

Oratorio Society of Queens features Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria” in its spring concert on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. $30, $25 seniors and students with ID, $10 children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Call (718) 279-3006 or visit queensoratorio.org.

Flea Markets

On Saturday, May 11 St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, hosts a spring fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 347-5990.

Church of the Resurrection spring fair will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. Dinner served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call (718) 847-2649.

Grace Episcopal Church, 14th Avenue and Clintonville Street, Whitestone, holds a flea market on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission 25 cents.

Italian Charities of America hosts a flea market at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

There will be a spring outdoor neighborhood flea market on Sunday, May 19 at the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Forest Hills.

Richmond Hill flea market is held on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117-09 Hillside Ave. Call (347) 709-7661 or visit richmondhillfleamarket.com.

Lecture

A day-long seminar entitled Overcoming Anger and Bitterness will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 105-01 37 Ave., Corona, on Saturday, May 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (718) 598-4528.

Meetings

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7 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.

VFW post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone holds its monthly meeting on Monday, May 13 at 8 p.m.

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.

Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its next meeting on Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave.

City View Pharmacy’s free spring walking club meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. through May 30 at City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. Call (718) 545-2550.

Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club will meet on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Carlyle Towers, 43-10 Kissena Blvd., Lobby Floor, Flushing. Speakers will be Cathy Guerriero, candidate for Public Advocate; Bill Thompson, mayoral candidate; and Barry Grodenchik, candidate for Queens borough president.

For Kids

“Spellbound” by Masters of Magic, a family fun day in Kew Gardens, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road. $10 per family, $5 for members. Reservations required. Call (347)-878-6614 or visit friendsofmaplegrove.org.

CLASSEs

Foundations in Astronomy workshop series will be offered on Sundays, May 19 and June 9, 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $50 for series. Pre-registration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

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

The historic First Presbyterian Church of Newton, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst, will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites free open house weekend on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 639-3126.

“Touring Italy” a video and lecture compliments of Agostino Sabbatino, will be hosted at Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Door #10, 3rd floor, on Sunday, May 12 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Music, dancing and refreshments before the lecture. $7, $5 members. Call (718) 426-1240.

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

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.

Special Events

Doodle and Conquer: the Art of Re-Invention Through Creativity, a free seminar will be given at Johnson Family’s Studio J, 11-11 44 Road, Long Island City, on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (201) 981-6455.

Professor Roland Dollinger will discuss Jews in postwar Germany on Monday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Free Call (718) 268-5011.

An interactive public speaking training session, BYOB-Storyselling: How to Tell Your Story and Communicate Better will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., entrance on 37 St., Astoria. $10. Reservations required. visit queesncouncilarts.org.

Mother’s Day plant sale will be held on Sunday, May 12 at St. Barnabus Church, 159-19 98 St., Howard Beach.

Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond HIll/Kew Gardens, will be one of the sites on the Sacred Sites third annual open house on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Bayside HIstorical Society hosts a Civil War re-enactment on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at “The Castle” on Fort Totten, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. $5. Call (718) 352-1548, contact info@baysidehistorical.org or visit baysidehistorical.org.

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.

JCC-Chabad of LIC, 10-31 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, has a Shavuot Holiday program. On Tuesday, May 14 services will be at 6 p.m. with cocktails at 10 p.m. On Wednesday, May 15 there will be services at 9:30 a.m., a children’s program “Make Your Own Cheesecake” at 10:15 a.m. and “Ten Comandments” followed by desert at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, May 16, there is a childrens service at 10:15 a.m. and a L’Chaim to loved ones, yizkor prayer, coffee and cheesecake at 6:30 p.m. Call (718) 609-0066 or visit jewishlic.com.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., hosts its Parashat and Haftarat club on Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. and its Expression in the Arts group on Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. Call (718) 459-1000.

The Ravenswood Lions Club will hold a spring luncheon and fashion show fundraiser on Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 p.m. at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24 Ave., Astoria. Call (718) 932-1854 or (718) 274-3487.

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

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays 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. Call (718) 224-7888.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hosts hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; Sit and Be Fit, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 a.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. AARP defensive driving class, Monday, May 13; bus trip to Yonkers, Monday, May 20. 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.

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 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.

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