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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:00 pm


9/11 “Ten Years After,” an art exhibition, runs now through Oct. 1 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

“The Allure of Red,” a selection of photographs taken by Greta Jaklitsch, will be on exhibit at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, from now - Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.


The Queens Symphonic Band now has openings for all woodwind and brass musicians, rehearsing Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30, at Queensborough Community College in Bayside. Call (646) 662-9373 or email phlzy@aol.com.

Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.


Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park opens its season with “CHIX 6,” a new rock musical written by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane. Tickets for this five-week engagement are on sale now at queenstheatre.org, by phone at (718) 760-0064 and in person at the box office. “CHIX 6” is continuing to play through Sunday, Oct. 30. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 8 p.m. , Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (There is no matinee on Wednesday, Sept 28.) Tickets are $42 for weekday performances and $49 for weekend performances, with special pricing for the first three performances (Sept. 27-29) – all seats $30.


Experience the music and dance of the Colombian coasts with a dash of salsa featuring the Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his band at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Five weeks only, Sept. 30-Oct. 30. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 4 p.m. Tickets $30. Students and seniors $27 . Fridays only $25. Call (718) 729-3880.


Indoor flea market at Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26 Cooper Ave., Glendale, on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, sponsored by the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Annunciation of the BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, 171-21 Underhill Ave., Fresh Meadows, is holding a bazaar and homemade ethnic foods sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


A lecture on “The Disappearing Dutch: Where Have All the Houses Gone?” will be given by Chris Ricciardi on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. at the King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Suggested $5 donation for refreshments. Reserve your seat. Call (718) 206-0545 ext. 13 or email programs@kingmanor.org.


Dr. James E. Satterfield will present “Cancer 101: What You Need To Know and Are Afraid To Ask” at St. Gabriel’s Anglican Church, 196 Street and Jamaica Avenue, Hollis, on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Humanity Service Incorp., a nonprofit that helps the needy, has a free clinic of mental and medical health services from 6-8 p.m. every Friday. There is also a food pantry that is open during this time. These services are located at 92-17 101 Ave., Ozone Park. For more information, call (718) 845-1901.

Join the Walkers for Wellness Club at New Hope Lutheran Church of Jamaica. Under the guidance of a walking leader, you will walk two to three times each week at a comfortable pace. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, meet at the church, located at 167-24 118 Ave.


AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at noon, at the Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. New members are welcome. Topic: “Having a Will may not be Enough.” Speaker: Michael Connors, attorney.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesdays, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave. Flushing. New members welcome.

“Tracing Your Family Tree – an Interactive Program,” will be the subject of a presentation by Jeffrey Arkin, a genealogist, at a meeting of Horizons, a club for those 55 and over, on Thursday, Oct. 6 at noon at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake.

You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.


A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at a cost of $45 per person. For information and registration call (718) 326-1911.

A points/insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers classes in all mediums, adults and children, days and evenings at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82 St. Prices vary. Call (718) 426-9871.

Learn two languages at the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave. Rabbi Moses Kirsh will teach conversation Hebrew, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Torah stories in Yiddish from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. It’s free.

A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.

Social activities

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, will hold its “Wednesday Nite Rap” for singles 45+ on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.


The Church of Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, will have its annual celebration of blessing of the pets on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. Free goodies for pets and escorts.

A free car wash will be offered by Grace Episcopal Church, Clintonville Street and 14th Road in Whitestone on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pick your own pumpkin at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 1-30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze, at the Queens County Farm Museum, every Saturday and Sunday, now-Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “Maze by Moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 15. On these nights the maze will be open until 9 p.m. The maze is also open on Columbus Day, Oct 10 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per person.

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is presenting a free, hour-long “Preventing Caregiver Burnout” seminar at the Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing, on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. specifically for those who are caregivers and might be feeling the stresses of caring for loved ones.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is holding an Oktoberfest in the garden on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. It will include food, music and dancing. Admission is $30 and $25 for museum members. Call (718) 359-6227.

St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church is having its annual international street fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the corner of 263rd Street and Union Turnpike in Floral Park. It will include blessing of the pets, free entertainment, free children's games, a moonbounce and more.

The Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, will hold its free annual apple festival on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See cider-pressing demonstrations and watch as the nation’s largest apple cobbler bakes on site. Food will be available.

P.O.W.E.R.S. announces the DV Walk to Restore 2011 on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m.-noon in Flushing Meadows Park. This event is designed to raise awareness of domestic violence. Participants will gather at Ederle Terrace on Meadow Lake for a 1 1/2 mile walk beginning at 9 a.m. To register go to powersinc.org or call (866) 974-9533 or email dvwalktorestore2011@powersinc.org.

The Ridgewood Youth Farm Market will be held at Ridgewood Memorial Triangle between Cypress and Myrtle avenues every Saturday now through Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for local produce, flowers and plants from local farms sold by local teens.


The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.


Computer classes for seniors at the Selfhelp Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Registration Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.

The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers beginner and intermediate level computer classes and workshops in Word 2007 and Excel 2007. The center will take a trip to the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Bus, ferry ride, breakfast and lunch are all included for $35. To sign up or for more information call (718) 894-3441 or visit the center.

An Alzheimer’s Adult Day program is held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. Door to door transportation included. Call (718) 358-3541.

The Howard Beach Senior 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.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing for area seniors.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. with a suggested donation of 75 cents; lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: yoga, tai chi stretch, three dance groups (African, interpretive and line), chair exercise, choral group, crochet/knit (Mondays and Tuesdays), ceramic, art and camera class, quilting/sewing, Wii games, arts and crafts, conversational Spanish, book talk club, movie afternoons, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared toward seniors. Learn basics, email and the Internet. The fall semester is starting in October. Register now by calling (718) 445-3864.


Bridge instructor needed for refresher course and guided supervised play. Contact Wendy or Rochelle at SNAP Bell Park Senior Center in Queens Village at (718) 740-3905.

New York Cares Day, the city’s largest volunteer day for public schools, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15. New York Cares is looking for 7,000 volunteers to revitalize more than 100 public schools across the five boroughs. Volunteers will paint murals and classrooms, reorganize libraries and store rooms, fix up gardens and playgrounds and more, to give NYC students and teachers brighter, cleaner places to learn. New Yorkers can register to volunteer at newyorkcaresday.org from now until Oct. 14. There is a $20 registration fee per volunteer, and the event is open to volunteers ages 12 and up (volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Hospice Care Network, one of the largest hospice organizations in New York State that serves more than 400 patients and their families daily in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties, is looking for volunteer licensed massage therapists. Contact Eva Pendleton, director of Complementary Therapy for Hospice Care Network at ependleton@hospicecarenetwork.org.

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