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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:00 am


“Art in Bloom,” will be held at the Voelker Orth Museum, 140-19 38th Ave., Flushing, now through Dec. 10. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

Spirit and Power in African Art displays masks, figures, ritual and practical objects and textiles from three centuries and a dozen nations, featuring over 100 items in all media, now through Dec. 15 at the Queens College Benjamin Rosenthal Library, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., 5th Floor, President’s Conference Room 2, Flushing.

“Brush with Nature: Installation Art” by Barbara Roux will be held now through Dec. 21 at the Queens College Arts Center in Benjamin Rosenthal Library. Roux’s installation’s are influenced by her efforts to protect habitats and record incidents in natural history. She focuses on habitat change in New York’s remaining wild landscapes. Call for hours at (718) 997-3770.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Avenue, Long Island City, presents an exhibition of Butoh master Min Tanaka, featuring approximately 75 black and white and color photographs taken by photographer Masato Okada, now through Jan. 7.

St. John’s University’s Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery presents “Vietnamese Modernism: An Ethnography of its Art,” now through Jan. 15 at the Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica. For information, call (718) 990-7476.

“Line (Drawing),” an exhibit that explores the conceptual and formal qualities of line found in a variety of media that relates to and expands upon the conventional idea of drawing, will be on view now through Jan. 20 at Queens Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, presents “A Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Marshall and Caroline Mount Collection” from now through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For information, call (718) 631-6396 or visit www.qccartgallery.org.


Senior Theater Acting Repertory is looking for people interested in joining. Rehearsals are on Friday mornings. For details, call Ronnie or Natalie at (718) 347-2310, or (718) 776-0529.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.


The Parkside Players fall production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be shown Nov. 23, 24, 25, 30 and Dec. 1. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. Ticket prices are $13 and $10 for seniors. For tickets, call (718) 497-4922.

Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” will be performed on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $42/$39/$35. For tickets, call (718) 631-6311.

The Outrageous Fortune Company opens its 15th season at Queens Theatre in the Park with “Shining City,” by Conor McPherson. Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $21 in advance, $25 at the door. For information, call (718) 428-2500, ext. 20 or (718) 760-0064.


A film festival featuring “Officer Azoulay” starring Shaike Ophir an Israeli comedy with English subtitles, will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Cost is $5.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, presents “Glorious Technicolor,” a collection of landmark films made since the advent of this technology, now through Dec. 2. This series includes a look at the history of the Technicolor process. For information, call (718) 784-0077.


A Sunday afternoon of Jazz featuring “Miz B” aka Bonicella Lewis and Trio on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Clark Terry, will be joined by Tootie Heath, Earl May, Benny Powell and vocalist Denise Thimes in a jazz performance on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Cost is $40, $32 for members and can be purchased by calling (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center at 106-06 Queens Blvd., presents Cantors in Concert, on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. featuring Adamn Frei and Shayna Postman. Tickets are $18. For reservations, call (718) 263-7000.

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill and the SMC Chamber Orchestra will present its holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and can be mail-ordered at this time. Ticket orders and checks, made out to The Sacred Music Chorale, can be sent to St. Johns at the above address. For information, call (718) 849-1437.

The Bayside Historical Society will hold a holiday celebration on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Library and Grand Ballroom of the Officers’ Club at Fort Totten. The event includes dinner, medieval and classical music, sing-along and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale now through Dec. 5. Cost is $60, $55 for members. To reserve, call (718) 352-1548.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at Miguelina’s, 63-20 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 326-2992.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Cafe Dolce, 63-02 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. New musical artists appearing every weekend.


Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents a new program of Flamenco dance with guest performers from Spain, now through Dec. 16. Shows are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, $27 for students and seniors, $25 for Friday performances only. For information and reservations, call (718) 729-3880.


Len Lyons, author of “The Ethiopian Jews,” will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Cost is $4.


Our Lady of Mercy Holiday Shoppe, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, preview sale from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $5. Free on Friday, Nov. 30 from noon-8:30 p.m. and Saturday,Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League is holding its winter flea market on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon, and 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 68-07 Burns St.


Sunnyside to Jackson Heights, a walking tour with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum, will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Meet under the Sunnyside Arch, 46th Street on the south side of Queens Boulevard. Cost is $12/$15. Call Municipal Art Society at (212) 935-3960.

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a free tour of King Manor, Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Jamaica, on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.


Naturalist/author “Wildman” Steve Brill will lead one of his Wild Food and Ecology Tours of Alley Pond Park’s wetlands on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11:45 a.m. Meet at Springfield and Northern boulevards. The suggested donation is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Bring exact change. Nobody is ever turned away due to lack of funds. To attend, call (914) 835-2153 at least 24 hours beforehand.


LeChaim David Freddman Chapter of Armdi is sponsoring a dance party on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8;30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside. Cost is $17.50 Music by DJ Andrew. Includes food. For reservations call (718) 347-6790 or (718) 347-8502.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on Dec. 1 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Jean and Joe.


Free bilingual (Spanish and English) civic education and history classes; assistance completing the naturalization application is also offered, beginning Monday, Nov. 26 from 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will offer, dance with instruction on Nov. 26 and 30 at 8 p.m. Learn to tango. Instruction by Sal Escott.

Ongoing free weekly classes in Sahaja yoga meditation, every Monday, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at 44-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria.


William Cullen Bryant 1958 graduates, contact Alysoun Roach at (718) 721-5404, ext. 357, or e-mail miagab@aol.com or irvmicki@comcast.net.


Knights of Columbus, Long Island Council 197, will hold its semi-annual blood bank on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 94-04 Linden Blvd., Ozone Park.

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 is co-sponsoring a blood drive with St. Anastasia Youth group on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Father Smith Hall, in back of St. Anastasia Parish, 45-14 245th St., Douglaston. Call Father Chris at (718) 631-4454 to make an appointment.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Queens/Nassau, will hold its November meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 76th Avenue and 266th Street, Glen Oaks. The topic is How to Advocate Successfully for a Loved One. A support group for families meets at 6 p.m.

The Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington, meets at the Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street, Jackson Heights, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Speaker will be Mary Beth Mothersell of the New York Relay Ambassador Program. Transportation from the subway is available. For information, call (718) 350-3183 or (718) 264-3017.


Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support groups meet Sundays at 10 a.m. at the L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

Gam-Anon is a 12 step program for families of someone with a gambling problem — call the Gam-Anon hotline number for information (877) 664-2469.

City University of New York School of Law offers free legal counseling for immigration and other issues every Thursday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.; and 5-8 p.m. for other legal issues (landlord/tenant, child support, divorce, etc.) at St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. For information and appointments, call (718) 347-5990.


Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, will hold a special presentation by the New York City Fire Department on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. Also, “Belle’s Players” is presenting a performance on Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 268-5960.

Catholic Charities/Bayside Older Adult Services (Bayside Senior Center), 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, (718) 225-1144, offers a full Monday-Friday schedule from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., of nutritious kosher lunches, classes and parties for adults 60+. Activities include, computer classes, social dancing with musicians every Friday, yoga, tai chi, line dancing, chess, 3 pool tables, day trips and weekly speakers. Membership is free.

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88th Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; Yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Catholic Charities/BFFY Alzheimer’s adult day care center, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing, has openings for diagnosed Alzheimer’s/dementia participants Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Therapeutic activities and a meal are included. Caregivers support group is available every Tuesday from 10:15-11:45 a.m. For information, call (718) 358-3541.

Hillcrest Senior Center, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica Estates, regular offerings: flea market every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; computer training Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment; support group through poetry, first Wednesday of each month. For information, call (718) 291-7171.

Ongoing events at SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., building 40, Queens Village: Mondays at 9 a.m., tai chi for people with arthritis; Mondays at 1 p.m., gentle exercise with Robin; Tuesdays at 9 a.m., gentle exercise with Tina; Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., tai chi (24 movements); and Fridays at 9 a.m., “People with arthritis can exercise” with Margo.

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, is sponsoring a caring calls program for senior citizens in need of companionship, help in their home and/or escort services to doctor’s appointments or shopping. Helpers will receive a stipend. If you are in need of some help or if you are a senior who would like to become a helper, call (718) 347-2244 for information.

Regular events at the Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, include: Free lunch every Friday; dance to live music every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3 p.m. ($1.25, includes lunch); blood pressure monitoring every other Tuesday; oil painting classes, ESL and chair yoga classes on Friday; and a Saturday dinner dance from 7-11 p.m. for $20. Call (718) 497-2908 for more information.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., offers the following classes: chair yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.; aerobics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Sit and Be Fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; line dancing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.; tai chi, Thursdays from 10:15-11:15 a.m.; arts and crafts, Mondays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m.; watercolor painting, Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. For information, call (718) 894-3441.

Ongoing events at the Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd.: Mondays at 10:45 a.m., yoga class and at 1 p.m., oil painting instruction. Tuesdays at 9 a.m., beginners tai chi. Wednesdays at 1 p.m., dance with live music. Free blood pressure screenings the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. For information, call Lyuda Sinenko at (718) 896-8511.

Weekly activities at the Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing: line dancing, Mondays at 10 a.m.; Tuesday discussion groups with Phyllis Schwartz at 1 p.m.; Wednesday morning forums with guest speakers at 10 a.m.; arm chair yoga on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; social dancing on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 886-5777.


Literacy volunteers needed for St. Paul After-School Education Program, 173-01 108th Ave., Jamaica, Mondays through Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. The project needs literacy and reading volunteers to tutor youths in grades 1-7. Call B. Edwards at (718) 523-5570.

Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to Queens children ages 6-16 who lost a parent on Sept. 11, has a mentoring program and is currently looking for mentors. Mentors must be 18 years of age and agree to a one-year commitment. For information, call (212) 899-4746.

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