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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

The Quilter’s Showcase, NYC Parks “Arts, Culture & Fun” series, world-renowned, award-winning quilters display their cultural & creative works in an interactive showcase, Roy Wilkins Recreational Center’s Garden, 177-01 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, Thurs., June 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info: (718) 276-8686 or RSVP: cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov.

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.

“Maldita Pared,” a photographic exhibition by Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Miller Gallery, on display thru July 26.

“Between the Lines,” a group exhibition by Zaun Lee, TJ Volonis and Scott Fitzgerald, connected by a shared interest of line, plane and pre-determined structure; thru July 12, Crossing Art, 136-17 39 Ave., Flushing. Info: (212) 359-4333, crossingart.com.

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.

THEATER

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

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.

AUDITIONS

“Shrek The Musical,” HCJ Teen Drama Group, Holy Child Jesus School, 111-02 86 Ave., Richmond Hill, Mon.-Tues., June 23-24, 7 p.m. Actors, singers, dancers, set and stage crew; rehearsals begin June 29 from Sun.-Thurs., 7-10 p.m. Performances Aug 7-10. Info: (718) 847-1860, hcjteendrama@gmail.com.

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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.

“Telephone Inventor, Antonio Meucci and the Age of Invention,” Tony DeNonno, historian, Bella Italia Mia, Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., CNL Anne+Henry Paolucci Center, Door#10, 3rd Floor, Middle Village, Sun., June 22, 12 p.m. $5 members, $7 nonmembers.

Nutrition, guest speaker Dr. Rita Harper, Sisterhood of the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Mon., June 23, 12 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 459-1000.

CLASSES

Free English & civics class, Flushing Jewish Community Council, McGoldrick Queens Library, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Mon., July 7, 4-7 p.m. Register: (718) 463-0434.

Free dance/fitness classes, a week of free classes for children & adults includes: belly dance, boot camp, break dance and yoga, EC Squared Studio, 80-20 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 207, Jackson Heights. Info: (646) 508-4818, (646) 229-5867, ecsquarestudio.com.

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.

KIDS/TEENS

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

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.

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

Summer Solstice & Festival de las Flores, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sun., June 22, 12-5 p.m. Free with admission. Displays of silletas (floral tapestry) and botanical sculptures; petting zoo, arts & crafts, live music. Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

Strawberry Festival & Two-Penny Auction, Grace Episcopal Church, Clintonville St. & 14th Ave., Whitestone, Sat., June 21, 2-5 p.m. $7 adults, $3.50 children under 12. Info: graceepiscopalchurch.org.

“LGBTQ Immigrant Voices,” music, dance, performance art & more, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Sat., June 21, 7-9 p.m. $15 pp. Info: flushingtownhall.org.

“When Harry Met Sally,” free outdoor screening, Tribeca Film Festival, AT&T and Rooftop Films, Socrates Sculpture Garden, 31-34 Vernon Blvd., LIC, Tues., June 24, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Info: tribecafilm.com/filmforall.

35th Annual Gregorian Festival, St. Gregory the Great, 88th Ave. on the northbound service road of Cross Island Pkwy., Bellerose, Thurs., June 19-Sun., June 29. No admission charge. Info: sgtgfestival.com.

COMMUNITY

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

Block party at the Kaufman Arts District, backlot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th St. & 35th Ave., Sat., June 21, 4-10 p.m. $35 pp. Info: queenscouncilarts.org.

Car wash, Redeemer Lutheran Church youth group, at the school, 69-26 Cooper Ave. (enter on 69th Place), Glendale, Sat., June 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 cars, $7 vans. Info: (718) 456-5292.

“La Dolce Vita,” Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society gala, Hollywood Avenue home of Peter & Arlene Angelilli, Douglaston, Sat., June 21, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Attendance limited; tax deductible reservations: dlnhs.org.

10th Annual Ramadan Tent Celebration, Turkish Cultural Center Queens, parking area under arches of the elevated No. 7 train, between 45th & 46th sts., Sunnyside; Sat.-Sun., June 28-29 at 7:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Greenmarkets — Socrates Sculpture Park: Vernon Blvd. & Broadway, Long Island City, every Sat., through Nov. 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/socratesgreenmarket. Astoria: 14 St., between 31st Ave. & 31st Road, every Wed., July 9-Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/astoriagreenmarket.

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.

Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Sat. thru Oct., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.

Flea Markets

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., Jamaica, every Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.

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

MEETINGS

Community Board 3, second annual outdoor board meeting, Diversity Plaza, 37th Road, between 73rd & 74th Sts., Jackson Heights, Fri., June 19, 7 p.m. Info: (718) 458-2707.

National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section, guest speaker Lauren Hersh, director of “Equality Now,” about the international scourge of human trafficking. Clinton Martin Park, Marcus Ave., East of New Hyde Park Road, Mon., June 23, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 343-6222.

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.

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mon. at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30; Eldercise, Tues. at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wed. at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Mon., Tues. and Fri. at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thurs. of month. Monthly buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

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.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, free SNAP screenings for all seniors 60+. Eligibility check and application help. Info: (718) 591-3377, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Women’s Support Group, Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325. Thurs. (weekly) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. 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.

Narcotics Anonymous Drug problem? Call Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meeting 7 days a week.

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