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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

“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.

“Touched by Women’s Hands,” with Lin Yan as guest curator, will be on display now through Jan. 20 from noon-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Sundays, at the Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. For information, call (718) 463-7700.

“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.

THEATER

The Parkside Players fall production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be shown Nov. 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.

Singer and storyteller, Shire Kline presents “Shirlala Chanukah” on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $10. For information, call (718) 631-6311.

Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park, presents “Girls Room” starring Carol Lawrence and Donna McKechnie, now through Dec. 9. Ticket prices are $20-$35. For show times and ticket information, call (718) 760-0064, Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-6 p.m.

AUDITIONS

Auditions to held for “The Mousetrap” on Dec. 4, 6 and 11 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Oak Room of St. Gregory’s Church, 242-20 88th Ave., Bellerose. Be prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue. Come with a photo and resume.

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.

FILMS

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.

MUSIC

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. Also, the Randy Sandke Quartet, featuring the internationally acclaimed trumpeter, along with Ted Rosenthal on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass and Joe Ascione on drums on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $12 for members. For information and tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 224-04 147th Ave., Springfield Gardens, presents its Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Guest artists will be Gail Hightower, bassoonist; Jakar Sourzes, vocalist; and St. Peter’s Saxophone Ensemble. Donation of $15 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 years old.

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.

Jonathan Russell, a 12-year-old violin prodigy, will be performing on Friday, Dec. 7 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s jazz jam session at 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre at 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. General admission is $13; students and musicians are $10. For tickets, call (718) 482-5151.

A winter concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica, featuring Larry Moser and Mary Nagin, performing the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, accordion and English concertina. Reception at 6 p.m. Concert from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20/$15 for members. For tickets, call (718) 206-0545.

St. John’s University will host its annual Christmas concert in Carnesecca Arena on the Jamaica Estates campus, Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert will feature the University Mixed Chorus and the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra along with a performance by Thomas Stallone and Rinaldo Toglia. Admission and parking are free. Donations of new unwrapped toys will be collected. For information, call (718) 990-7588.

The Community Singers of Queens presents “A Winter Fantasy,” choral concert on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. Tickets are $10. For information, call (718) 658-1021.

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.

The Oratorio Society of Queens will perform Handel’s “Messiah” and traditional Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and students with I.D. and are free for children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult. For information, call (718) 460-0726.

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.

DANCE

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

A whimsical winter tea party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 43-12 40th St., Sunnyside. There will be entertainment, door prizes and raffles. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12.

Sisterhood and Men’s Club of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., invites you to its annual Hanukkah party, Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. Entertainment by Sima.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a St. Nicholas Dinner Dance in the parish hall, 34-32 210th St., on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-6 p.m. Dinner and music. Donation is $30. Call (718) 746-5138.

REUNIONS

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

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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.

OUTDOORS

Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the forests of Cunningham Park on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m., one of the most undisturbed natural areas in the entire city. Meet in the parking lot on Union Turnpike at 196th Street.

FLEA MARKETS

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 Ladies Guild of Steinway Reformed Church, Ditmars Boulevard and 41st Street, Astoria, will hold its winter sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston is having its annual Christmas Fair at Alameda Avenue and 245th Street on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. There will be pictures with Santa from noon-2 p.m.

Our Lady Queens of Martyrs, 72-55 Austin St., Forest Hills, is having a Christmas fair on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in McLaughlin Hall.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church, 34-32 210th St., Bayside, will hold a Christmas craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Queens County Farm Museum located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, will have its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Craft Group of St. Gregory the Great Parish, 242-20 88th Ave., Bellerose, will hold its Spirit of Christmas craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Holiday Gift Fair and Craft Fest will be held at VFW Flanders Field Post 150 Hall, 51-11 108th St., Corona on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, will run an indoor flea market on Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall.

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.

LESSONS

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

Dance with instruction will be held on Dec. 3 and 7 at 8 p.m. at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Learn to salsa and rumba. 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.

LECTURES

Road Map to Public and Affordable Housing Conference will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, 10-25 41st Ave., Long Island City. For information and reservations, call (718) 784-7447, ext. 113.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council and the Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a free workshop titled “Coping with Family Stress” on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:15 a.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing. For information, call (718) 463-0434.

SUPPORT GROUPS

St. Adalbert’s Siblings Bereavement support group will meet on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and subsequent first Mondays at St. Adalbert’s Church, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst, in the back of the lower church. For information, call Eileen Pesek at (718) 639-0212.

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.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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.

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