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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, opens Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi, an exhibition that explores the dynamic and productive working relationship between artist-designer Isamu Noguchi and the man credited with the invention of what came to be known as “Japanese Modern,” from Sept. 19-March 16. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its independently curated exhibitions: Seeing Things, a photographic exhibit on view through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) and by appointment. For information, call (718) 937-6317.

The National Art League’s annual show highlighting its recent paintings will be held now through Sept. 29 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday 1:30-4 p.m.

St. John’s University presents: Prints & Books: Artist Collaborations with Printmaker Ruth Lingen at the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery on the university’s Jamaica Estates campus, now through Oct. 5. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“Breaking Barriers: Louis Armstrong and Civil Rights,” on display through Oct. 8 at the Louis Armstrong House, 34-56 107th St., Corona. Free with museum admission. Cost is $8 for adults; $6 for students. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends, noon-5 p.m.

AUDITIONS

Senior Theater Acting Repertory is casting for its fall season of “Scenes.” New talent is welcome at rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more details, call (718) 347-2310 or (718) 776-0529.

THEATER

The Queens Players and The Secret Theatre present “Atonement” at the L.I.C. Art Center, 44-02 23rd St. at 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 14, 15; matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15. For reservations call, (718) 581-6089.

FILM

A film screening of “51 Birch St.” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. in Forest Hills. The film screening will be followed by a talk and discussion with Susan Rosenthal, coordinator for the National Center for Jewish Healing, and a family friend of the director. Cost is $4.

The Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, will offer a Fritz Lang: King of Noir series now through Sept. 30. Lang became one of the greatest directors to work in the genre. This series will include Lang noir classics from the 1940s and 1950s such as “The Big Heat,” “Scarlet Street,” and “The Woman in the Window” For information, call (718) 784-4520.

MUSIC

David Bennet Cohen, original keyboard player of the 1960’s rock band Country Joe and the Fish, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing piano trios by Turina, Chausson and Tchaikovsky on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

The Astoria Symphony will perform on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 43-19 30th Ave., Astoria. Tickets to most Queens concerts cost $18/$12 (free for kids). For information, call (718) 204-9034.

Ascension Presbyterian Church presents Aradha in concert on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 101 auditorium, 2 Russel Place, Forest Hills. Aradha performs Yashu bhajans in the Hindi language fusing sitar, guitar, bass, violin and tabla. Cost is $5 admission at the door.

The York College Performing Arts Center presents saxophonists Jimmy Cozier and Patience Higgins in its free annual jazz forum series on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

Free admission concerts featuring the chorus Voices That Blend on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose; Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. at St. Kevin’s, Flushing and Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at St. Clare’s, Rosedale. Sponsored by Andrew Koslosky and the Josephine Foundation, performances features Terence Purtell conducting the masterwork Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem in its entirety, as sung by a 25-person chorus and accompanied by an ensemble of instrumentalists.

Ben Vereen will perform a one-man show with a band on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $45. Call (718) 631-6311, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Samuel Field YM-YWHA offers a teen center at P.S. 169, 18-25 212th St., Bayside, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. For information, call Jessica at (718) 423-6111.

SPECIAL EVENTS

All Saints Church of Sunnyside, 43-12 46th St., is having a penny social on Saturday, Sept. 15. Doors open at noon, drawings start promptly at 2 p.m.

The 25th annual Queens County Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and under. Blue Ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts and arts and crafts and more. Early American craft demonstrations, pie eating and corn husking contests, pig racing, Lumberjack Shows, make your own scarecrow, hayrides and more.

A blessings of the pets will take place on the front steps of Emanuel Church located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue in Woodhaven at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. All are invited to bring their restrained pet to receive blessings. Also, there will be a dinner and show on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. To reserve tickets, call the church at (718) 849-1153 on Wednesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Celebrate fall at Astoria Restoration Association’s 28th annual Astoria Street Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on 31st Street, between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue.

Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church of Astoria will hold its annual Ukrainian Heritage Day Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16 on the ground of Holy Cross Church located on 31st Avenue and 30th Street, Astoria, beginning at 1 p.m. Festivities include music, games, raffles, prizes and homemade Ukrainian food. Concert will feature Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Group. Admission is free.

Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs will hold its annual street festival on Sunday, Sept. 16 at noon at the corner of Oceana St. and Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside.

Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network cordially invites you to come out and join the walk for Sickle Cell Awareness, Research, Outreach and Advocacy on Sunday, Sept. 23. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Walk begins at Detective Keith Williams Recreational Center, 173rd Street and Liberty Avenue, and ends at Roy Wilkins Park. For information on volunteering, registering and making a donation, go online to www.qscan.org.

REUNIONS

St. Fidelis School of College Point Class of 1967 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A reunion party is in the planning stages for Oct. 27 in the school’s auditorium. All 1967 graduates, contact Regina Devine at queen192@juno.com or fax (718) 845-7366.

TOURS

Daylight Factory Buildings in Long Island City, a free walking tour with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2-4 p.m. The daylight factory building was to industry what the skyscraper was to offices. LIC’s great makeover at the beginning of the 20th century, coincided with the widespread introduction of this architectural innovation that modernized manufacturing. Meet at southeast corner of 21st Street and 44th Drive, Long Island City (Exit Manhattan end of platform of E train, 23rd/Ely. Cost is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Call (212) 935-3960.

FLEA MARKETS

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Margaret’s Church, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, will hold its annual bazaar on two successive weekends in September: Fridays, Sept. 14 and 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 15 and 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 23 at 6 p.m.

Autumn Treasure Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens.

OUTDOORS

The butterfly count challenge will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. For information, call (718) 318-4340.

Join the Parks Department and the American Littoral Society to clean up city coastal areas on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Golden Pond in Crocheron Park in Bayside.

MEETINGS

The Queens Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. at Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.

“The Jewish People of Ireland,” will be the topic at a meeting of the Jewish War Veterans and the Ladies Auxiliary on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Sy Weber, a member of the Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250, JWV, will recount his observations on his visit to Ireland this past summer, with special emphasis on his visits to local Irish synagogues. The meeting is open to the public.

Family Focus Adoption Services will hold an adoption information meeting at the agency administrative offices located at 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4, Little Neck.

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst.

NAMI Queens/Nassau will meet and discuss Wills, Trusts and Life Planning on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium Zucker Hillside Hospital, 266th Street and 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks. Free support group for families at 6 p.m.

LESSONS

An astronomy program with Mark Freilich will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

LaGuardia Community College’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Artisan Baking Center and Mi Kitchen es su Kitchen, is sponsoring a 10-session workshop series for those interested in starting their own business. Classes run Thursdays from Sept.-Nov. 29 (except Thanksgiving Day) from 6-8 p.m. at the Artisan Baking Center, 36-46 37th St. in Long Island City. The cost of the series if $95. To register, call (718) 482-5303 or e-mail sbdc@laqcc.cuny.edu. Registration deadline is Sept. 19.

Free ESL classes, English as a Second Language, Conversational English, Citizenship Test Preparation, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192nd St., Flushing. Classes are held Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 25. For information, call the church at (718) 463-4292 or (718) 359-1513.

HEALTH

The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation will offer a discussion on “The Search for Answers to Lupus: How You Can Get Involved” with Dr. Cynthia Aranow, and Dr. Meggan Mackay, on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Jamaica Hospital, 6th floor auditorium, 89-00 Van Wyck Expressway.

SUPPORT GROUPS

A parents bereavement support group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Adalbert’s School, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst.

Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support groups meets 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 announces 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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Selfhep Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, will hold a speaker bureau every Thursday at 10:15 a.m.; Sept. 20 “Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep” will be discussed. For information, call (718) 224-7888.

Welcome to the discussion.