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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 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.

“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.

FILM

“Call Me Kuchu,” a riveting award-winning documentary about the efforts of Ugandan LBGT activists, with American Jewish World Service, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Sat., June 28, 7 p.m. (film screening & discussion). Info: (212) 792-2919, mrosenberg@ajws.org.

LECTURES

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.

CLASSES

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; Yoga in the Elements, Sat., July 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m. $12 pp; Scientifically Speaking: Environmental Archeology, Sat., July 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $24 pp. Pre-registration required for both. Info/register: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.

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, every Tues., 7-9 p.m., 10-week course. $60 pp. Dance with Instruction, every Mon. and Fri., 7:15-8:15 p.m. $10. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, 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

HSBC Children’s Garden Summer Session, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, July 7-Aug. 21, (7 weeks); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Offering hands-on discovery for children ages 5-12, Summer I: Mon. & Wed. or Summer II: Tue. & Thurs., $810 QBG members/$900 nonmembers. July only (Summer I or II): $477 QBG members/$530 nonmembers. Aug. only (Summer I or II): $360 QBG members/$400 nonmembers. Info/register: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions.

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

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

Comedy for Cats & Dogs, to benefit Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue, Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39 St., Long Island City, Sat., June 28, 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at door. Contact: (347) 722-5939, harescue@aol.com.

Harlem Magic Masters Basketball Show, York College Gymnasium, 160-02 Liberty Ave., Jamaica, Mon.-Thurs., July 14-17, shows at 9:45 & 11:30 a.m. $8. Tickets: (212) 643-2640, (800) 597-1140, harlemmagicmasters.com.

Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sat., July 19, 12-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. Ticket req’d; $45 in advance, $50 at door (21+ only). Celebrate the 50th & 75th anniversaries of New York’s World’s Fair at inaugural brew fest. Info/register: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org/Brewfest.

COMMUNITY

Sunday to Remember 20th anniversary dance, with entertainment & raffle, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona, Sun., June 29, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Info: (718) 261-7664, laccq.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.

Farmer’s Market Fridays, Queens Botanical Garden, Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, Flushing, thru Nov. 21, every week, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

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.

30+ Singles Social, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sun., July 13 & Aug. 10, 2-6 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 897-6255.

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. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, outdoors every Sat. & Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

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.

MEETINGS

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Al-anon self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking. Jackson Heights, meets every Tues., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd St. & 34th Ave., Parish House, 1st floor. Contact: (718) 457-1511. Other location: Rego Park, every Sun. at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets Tue., once a month, 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.

Schizophrenics Anonymous free self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400.

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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