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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 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 the Queens Museum, on view thru November.

Artworks by Abdias Nascimento, works by the Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, through June 21. Free.

THEATER

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.

“We Women Do It Better! (°Nosotras lo hacemor mejor!),” Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, May 30-June 29. Performances en el Espa–ol; Fri., 8 p.m. & Sat., 3 p.m. Performances in Spanish: Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. $27 adults, $25 students/seniors. Info/tickets: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

MUSIC

Astoria Symphonic Choir, memorable Broadway music, Trinity Church, 31-18 37 St., Astoria, Sat., May 31, 8 p.m. $20 online; $25 at door. Contact: astoriachoir.org.

“An Evening of French Jazz in the Gardens” The Church-in-the-Garden sanctuary, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, Sat., May 31, 6 p.m. $20 suggested donation.

“Wings of Song” concert series, jazz and swing, Broken Reed Saxophone Quintet, St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Sun., June 1, 3 p.m. Suggested donation: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors. Contact: (718) 268-7772, gingerbreadplayers.com.

50th Anniversary Concert, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sun., June 8, 2 p.m. $5 adults, $3 students/seniors, available at the door. Contact: (718) 374-1627, fhso.org.

Con Brio Ensemble concert, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Wed., June 11, 2 p.m. Free.

DANCE

“Retrospectiva,” an evening of flamenco, Spanish classics & zarzuela by the American Bolero Dance Company, Tony Bennett Concert Hall at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35 Ave., Astoria, Sat., May 31, 8 p.m. $28 adults, $20 seniors, $12 students/children. Contact: (718) 392-8888, ambolero.com.

AUDITIONS

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre Group, 136-23 Sanford Ave., Mon., June 9 & Wed., June 11, 7:30-10 pm; callbacks, Thurs., June 12. Be prepared to sing & dance, rehearsals begin in August (Tues. & Thurs.), performances in Nov. Info: (516) 354-5210, (516) 521-5500.

“South Pacific,” Theatre By The Bay, Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, Tues., June 10 & Thurs., June 12, 7:30 p.m. Be prepared to sing (bring sheet music), dance & read lines from the script; rehearsals begin July 31, performances in Nov. Info: (718) 428-6363, Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., theatrebythebayny.com.

LECTURES

Drinking History: A Pint of the Past, Beer & Home Brewing in 19th Century New York, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Sun., June 29, 3 p.m. Free, reservations required. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.org, kingmanor.org/events.

Elder Law: Learn How to Protect Your Assets, Ronald Fatoullah, Esq., elder law attorney, Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expy., Mon., June 16, 6 p.m. Free.

CLASSES

Defensive driving courses, for insurance and point reduction: American Martyrs Church, 79-43 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Sat., May 31, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp.; Our Lady of Fatima Church, 25-02 80 St., Jackson Heights, Sat., June 7, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $45 pp. Info/register for both: (631) 360-9720.

Italian for Beginners, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Tues., 7-9 p.m., 10-week course. $60 pp. 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.

Regents review classes, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Register for June classes in: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, U.S. history & government, algebra 1, algebra 2/trig. Contact: (718) 335-6049, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

KIDS/TEENS

Open House, St. Luke’s Nursery School & Pre-K, 87-34 85 St., Woodhaven, Fri., June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Preregister for Sept., free UPK for children born in 2010 (full & half-day); nursery school for children born in 2011. Call: (718) 296-6683.

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, Series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries; 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale; meets Mon., Wed., Fri., 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, info@easternqueensalliance.org or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.

Drama workshop, with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Poppenhusen Institute, ages 8-12; 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Sat., thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., Free. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

Boy Scout Troop #119, St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79 Place off Juniper Valley Rd., Middle Village, meets every Tues., 7:15-9 p.m. New members welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

22nd Annual Queens Pride Parade & Festival, celebrating a “World of Pride.” Parade: 84 St. & 37 Ave., Jackson Heights, ending at 75 St. Festival: 37 Rd. from 74 to 77 sts., Sun. June 1, 12 p.m. Celebrate the accomplishments of the global LBGT community in Queens and the struggles that still need to be addressed. Grand marshals include the NYC Council’s LBGT Caucus.

National Women’s Health & Wellness Awareness Day, Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, Sat., May 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info/register: (718) 712-0873, qscan.org.

Comedy Night, featuring Moody McCarthy, Dave Konig & Jonny Lampert, Howard Beach Judea Center, 162-05 90 St., Howard Beach, Sat., May 31, 9 p.m. $36 in advance, $40 at door. RSVP: (718) 845-9443.

COMMUNITY

Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City, Dreamers & Visionaries, Lecture Hall, Mon. June 2, 7 p.m. The Legacies of William Steinway, Chester Carlson, Ethel Merman & others. $5, free for members. Astoria Village Walking Tour, Socrates Park main gate at Vernon Blvd. & Broadway, Sat. June 7, 11 a.m. See what remains of Old Astoria Village. $20, $15 for members.

70th Anniversary of D-Day, Whitestone Memorial Field, 149th St. & 15th Drive, Fri., June 6, 11 a.m. Followed by luncheon for all veterans at Whitestone VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St. RSVP: (718) 746-0540.

Grocery auction, Emanuel Church, 91st St. at Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven, Fri., June 6, 7:30 p.m. $8, includes fifty chances to win groceries of your choice! Info: (718) 849-1153.

Pet adoption fair, Richmond Hill Block Association, the Buddy Monument at Forest Park, Myrtle Ave. & Park Lane So., Sat. June 12, 4 p.m.

Health Care Expo 2014, Community Board 3, 34-33 Junction Blvd., Corona, Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free medical screenings, info tables, entertainment & raffles. Info: (718) 458-2707.

Wine tasting, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Wed., June 11, 7-9 p.m. $10 members; 12 nonmembers. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext. 160, olderadults@cgy.org.

Barbecue, United Community Civic Association, Central Lounge (patio), 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria, Thurs., June 19, 6:30 p.m. $50 donation pp.

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 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Raphael’s Church, outdoors, rummage sale, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, Sun. June 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: (718) 729-8957.

Fun Day at Ridgewood Library, Madison St., between Forest & Fairview aves., Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Ridgewood Library, sign up for a free library card, write a memory for the library’s memory book, face painting and more.

St. Josaphat’s Church, rummage sale & ethnic Polish bake sale, parish hall, 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside, Sat., June 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

Kew Gardens spring flea market, LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Sat., June 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Raindate: Sat., June 14. Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue with dogs & cats for adoption from 1-5 p.m. All vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatric Dept.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., 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

40th Anniversary Celebration of Ridgewood Older Adult Center, Vetro, 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, Monday, June 16, 12-4 p.m. $60 pp. Contact: Jackie Eradiri or Cathy Branda (718) 456-2000, jeradiri@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

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.

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

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 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.

Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325. Job Club, Wed. (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women’s Support Group, Wed. (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

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.

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