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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 3:07 pm, Thu Feb 27, 2014.

EXHIBITS

“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, bonnie@maplegrovecenter.org.

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games, through March 2. Museum hours: Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and students with ID, $6 children 3-12, under 3 free.

“Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reactions,” Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, runs thru March 2. Contact: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

THEATER

“Hairspray,” Marathon Little Theatre Group, Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Little Neck, Saturdays, Mar. 1, 8, 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 3 p.m. Donation $18 (adults), $16 (seniors & children under 13). Contact: (718) 229-4644, (718) 428-1580 or mtgproducer@gmail.com.

“Nunsense: The Mega-Musical,” Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, Friday, Mar. 14, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Mar. 8, 15, 8 p.m., Sundays, Mar. 9, 16, 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 children 11 & under. Contact: Dolores Voyer (917) 579-5389, maggieslittletheater@gmail.com, maggieslittletheater.org/tickets.html.

“Children of Eden,” All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Fridays, Mar. 7, 14, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Mar. 8, 15, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Mar. 9, 16, 4 p.m. $20 adults, $18 seniors, $16 children under 13. Contact: (718) 736-1216.

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fridays, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

MUSIC

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra 50th Season, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Mar. 9, 2 p.m., $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, tickets available at door. Includes works by Weber, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Contact: (718) 374-1627, fhso.org.

Paul Joseph Quartet, St. Patrick’s Day Jazz, Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Contact: pauljoseph.com.

FILM

6th Annual NY Reelabilities Film Festival, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Sunday, Mar. 9-Monday, Mar. 10. $8 donation requested. Three feature films on living with disibilities, follow-up discussions with directors/actors from each. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, cgy.org/tickets.

LECTURE

Author Talk: Neal Gillen, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, March 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $5-8 pp. Discussion about diversity in Queens and how Gillen weaves that into his writings. Contact: Karyn Mooney: (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

An Evening with David Wachtel, Finding the Hidden Maimonides: From the Cairo Genizah to the Vatican, Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke., Sunday, Mar. 2, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info: hollishillsjc.org.

CLASSES

Geocaching 101, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Saturday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $24 pp (adults and children - under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Modern day treasure hunting (must bring own handheld GPS device). Class is limited. Pre-registration required, contact: (718) 229-4000.

Tango Dance Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greepoint Ave., Sunnyside, Fridays & Saturdays, 5-6 p.m., now-March 22. Taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, for men/women, no experience needed. $150 for 15 classes, $100 for 5 classes, $25 per class. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

Indoor Gardening Workshop, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 8, 12-1:30 p.m. $6. A workshop on starting summer vegetables. Pre-registration required, contact: (718) 886-3800, education@queensbotanical.org.

Dance with Instruction, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday night, 7:15-8 p.m., social dance follows at 8 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

LESSONS

Defensive Driving Course, Forest Hills Jewish Center, sponsored by the National Safety Council, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Mar. 9, 9 a.m-3:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 263-7000.

COMMUNITY

Volunteer youth baseball/football coaches, LP Fam Youth Organization, baseball ages 5-14, football ages 9-12, teams play in spring, summer and fall, 2014. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

Register for February Cycle Youth Job Training & GED Program, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., 3rd Floor. Contact: Evelyn Ortiz (212) 630-9727, eortiz@obtjobs.org, ymcanyc.org/yroads.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Tuesday Night Bingo, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., every Tuesday in March, doors open at 6 p.m., early game, 7 p.m., regular games at 7:15 p.m., $4 includes 12 games. Cash prizes, everyone 18 & over. Contact: (718) 459-1000.

Saturday Night Dances, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturdays, Mar. 1,15,29, 8-12 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Yoga classes, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, registration ongoing for winter series (14 classes), Mondays (intermediate/open), 10:20-11:20 a.m.; Wednesdays (beginners/seniors), 10:10-11:10 a.m.; Fridays (intermediate/advanced), 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. $168 CQY members, $210 general public; seniors, $66 CQY members, $119 general public. Contact: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

KIDS/TEENS

“HSBC Children's Garden Family Day,“ Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Saturday, Mar. 15, 2-4 p.m. Free. Plant seeds, learn about the environment, register early for the Spring Session. Info: queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden.

Baseball 2014 registration, Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135 St., South Ozone Park, Saturdays, now-Apr. 19, 12-3 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 5-14. Proof of age (birth certificate, passport, school record). $100 registration includes uniform, insurance, weekly training, games, trophies. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775, Ted Jones (917) 375-6185 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Earth Angel: Art in Environmental Reactions,” Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Saturday, Mar. 1, 3-5:30 p.m. Yung-Li Dance, vibraphone by Yuhan Su, 3 & 5 p.m; artists in conversation moderated by curator Luchia Meihua Lee, 3:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 769-5900, info@queensmuseum.org.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Alley Pond Environmental Center, Papazzio Restaurant, 39-38 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Monday, March 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65 pp (free babysitting available – children must be potty trained). Pre-registration required, contact: (718) 229-0400.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, fundraiser for St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, Saturday, Mar. 8, 7-11 p.m. Boston Burglars perform and buffet dinner served. Contact: (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

SHABBAT

Shabbat Across America, Friday, Mar. 7, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., services at 5:45 p.m.; dinner at 6:45 p.m. Open to the community, prepaid reservations by Mar. 3, $20 pp, $8 (children 6-12), free for kids under 5. Contact: (718) 459-1000, rpjc.org. Havurat Yisrael Synagogue, 68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills, 6:30 p.m. Join your neighbors in synagogues from coast to coast to celebrate Shabbat dinner. $10 for newcomers. Contact: (718) 261-5500, hyoffice18@yahoo.com by March 4. Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke., 7:00 p.m. $30 pp, $18 for first two children 5-18, additional children free, free for kids under 5. Contact: (718) 776-3500, hollishillsjc.org.

FLEA MARKETS

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

White Elephant Sale, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org; queenshistoricalsociety.org.

St. Josaphat Flea Market plus Polish Meat & Bake Sale, Parish Hall, 34-32 210 St., Bayside, Sunday, Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Steve (718) 224-3052.

MEETINGS

Business Card Exchange & Networking Meeting, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Zum Stammtisch Restaurant, 69-46 Myrtle Ave. Contact: President Pat Gatt (516) 835-1433, pattig213@aol.com.

AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1 p.m. Next meetings: Mar. 3, 17. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, noon.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

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. Contact: (718) 657-6752.

CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kosher/nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact: (718) 225-1144.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training 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, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, card playing and more. Contact: 718) 224-7888.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and have a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Contact: (718) 886-5777.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Conquering Strongholds, 5th Edition, Breaking Cycles: Recognize, Confront, Overcome, Linden Seventh-day Adventist Chhurch, 228-20 137 Ave., Laurelton, Saturdays, now-Feb. 22, Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park, Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 937-0163. Other location: Rego Park Library, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. For help with weight loss and/or other eating disorders.

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Do you provide help to a family member or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/information: (516) 802-3142. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Contact: (516) 826-2058.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

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