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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:30 am


The Museum of Moving Image, The Soundtrack Series - Music Video Edition, Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30-11 p.m., 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Features stories of music videos of Morrisey, Beyonce, etc. Contact: Dana Rossi, danarossi23@gmail.com, (917) 232-1931, $12.

Dorsky Gallery,“Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.


The Friends of Maple Grove, Murder Mystery Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Celebration Hall at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens. Reservations, (347) 878-6614, $35 - general public, $25 - members of the Friends of Maple Grove.

STAR - Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents drama/comedy scenes and musical numbers, Wednesdays: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke., (718) 831-8636, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.; Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, (718) 479-0505 Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m. Free.


Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627, fhso.org


The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Friday Night At The Movies, “Box of Forgiveness,” about a boxer abused by his trainer, Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Call (718) 523-3312. $10.

Rego Park Jewish Center’s Sunday at the Movies series, “Kuni Lemel in Cairo,” Sunday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. All welcome, $5 includes cake and coffee after the film. 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 459-1000.


Church of the Redeemer, Guitar Music Concert, “500 Years of Music for Guitar,” Sunday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., 30-14 Crescent St., Astoria. Admission is free-will offering ($15 suggested; $10 for students & seniors). Call (718) 278-8093.

Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, “Shirathon 5,” Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m., 193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows. Free concert featuring noted cantors, choirs and soloists. Call (718) 357-5100.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, ”90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion,” with ALL-4-ONE and COLOR ME BAD, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $45 all seats. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Contact: (718) 631-6311,visitQPAC.org.

For Kids

Kids’ Ukulele Jam Class, Mondays thru Dec. 16, 5 p.m., Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact: Andrew Salamanca, andrewsalamanca@gmail.com, (718) 544-5997.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.


Italian Charities of America, Ballroom Dancing Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings. 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, YWCA of Queens, Mondays-Fridays thru Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, all ages, $7. Contact: ywcaqueens.org, (718) 353-4553.

LaGuardia Community College, open houses on The Affordable Care Act for Small Business Owners, Tuesdays, Oct. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., LaGuardia’s B-building at the Small Business Development Center, room B-A02, 30-20 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. RSVP: (718) 482-5439, business_services@lagcc.cuny.edu.

Defensive Driving Course, All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 fee includes course, breakfast & lunch. Call (718) 229-4631.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128.

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sunday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. $65. Must pre-register: Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.


Hike three lakes, three parks in Queens, 6 miles, Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal $10-$12 at end. Bring snack/water. Meet Sunday, Oct. 27, 9:45 a.m., E, F, R or M train to Continental/71st Ave. station, north side of Queens Blvd. at Sterling Bank, Forest Hills. $3-4 to enter Queens Botanical Garden. Contact: Rachel Donner, shorrd@yahoo.com.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

St. Agnes Academic HS Reunion, Homecoming 2013, all years especially ending in 3s or 8s, Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 353-6276, denise.fetonte@stagneshs.org.

AARP Chapter 2889, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

Flea Markets

United Methodist Church Rummage Sale, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill. Call (718) 846-3925.

Sacred Heart School, Fabulous Fall White Sale, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, bargains galore.

Relay For Life Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-6 p.m. 155-51 81 St., Howard Beach. Great vendors, products, refreshments and raffles.


The New Homestead Home, A Kew Gardens fundraiser to fight hunger! Sunday, Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m., 82-45 Grenfell Street, $15 donation per bowl. Music and poetry, celebrity bowls silent auction (autographed). Call (917) 881-3358.

Sunnyside/Woodside Community Blood Drive, Monday, Oct. 21, 2-8 p.m., 46th St. & Queens Blvd. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome. Must have ID. Call Joe Ferrara (516) 805-1637.

2nd Annual Woodside Halloween Pet Parade & Festival, Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Windmuller Park, 52nd St. & 39th Drive. Start Woodside Pet Store, 49-16 Skillman Ave. Costume contest, raffle, workshops, grooming demos, goody bags. $5 Fee. Contact Adriana: (718) 476-8449, woodsideonthemove.org.

St. Helen’s Church, the Secular Franciscans, a Candlelight Interfaith Prayer Service, to commemorate the 1st anniversay of Hurricane Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., St. Helen’s schoolyard, 83rd St. & 157th Ave., Howard Beach.

Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma, Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Ben’s, 211-37 26 Ave., Bayside. Dinner and comedy show. $50 donation. Call to reserve: (718) 229-2367.

Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in Oct.; donations at 84th St. entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

Special Events

Green Space, Fertile Ground, new works showcase for emerging and established artists, Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, LIC, $10. Contact: Judi Huck, judi@greenspacestudio.org, greenspacestudio.org.

The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, and Tea and Talk stories with Barbara Aliprantis, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Contact: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org. $5 suggested donation.

Hands-on History: Gather Around the Hearth, Saturday, Oct. 19, 12-3 p.m., King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Family fun, games. Free. Contact: (718) 206-0545 ext. 13, kingmanor.org.

The Biggest Birthday Party Ever, Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-111 St., Corona. Party gallery, crafts, workshops. Free with Hall admission: $15-adult. (18+), $13 children (2-17)/students/seniors (62+), under 2 free. Visit nybirthdayshow.com.

Queens Botanical Garden Third Annual Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch, Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., features petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, live music, face painting and more, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Contact: queensbotanical.org, (718) 886-3800.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens County Farm Museum, Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks. Adults $9; children ages 4-11, $5; children 3 and under, free. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Golf outing, Monday, Oct. 21, 7 a.m., Forest Park Golf Course, benefits the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-Cop/104-Cop). $150 golf and luncheon; $60 luncheon only. Call (917) 796-4535. Sponsors wanted.


Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, Mondays, Oct. 21, 28, dance aerobics at 10 a.m., QiGong at 10:45 a.m., mahjong/canasta at 12:30 p.m., music w/Dee at 1 p.m., Wii time at 12:45 p.m.; movie “A Little Bit of Heaven,” Friday, Oct. 25, 12:45 p.m. (718) 224-7888.

The 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, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other 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). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., 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. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Computer classes, Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince St. Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, starts Monday, Sept. 30. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329.

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.


Free Social Anxiety Support & Treatment Program for Queens Residents, thru Monday, Dec. 16, Queens College Psychological Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call for appointment. Contact: Yvette Caro, qcpc@qc.cuny.edu, (718) 570-0500, qc.cuny.edu/QCPC.

Bereavement groups for loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

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

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road, Rego Park.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960, ext. 226.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings, call (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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