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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

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, dorsky.org.

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The Gingerbread Players, “Love’s Labours Lost,” Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. Suggested donation $12, $10 for groups of six or more. Contact: (718) 268-7772, gingerbreadplayers.org.

FSF Community Theatre Group, “Legally Blonde: the Musical,” Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Saturdays, Nov. 9, 16, 8 p.m.; Sundays Nov. 10, 17, 3 p.m. $18, $15 seniors, children 10 and under. Contact: (718) 428-8681, fsfctg.org.

Parkside Players, “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills, Fridays, Nov. 22, 29, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 16, 23, 30, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 17, 24 at 2 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $10 children under 12. Call (718) 353-7388.

Auditions

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

Marathon Little Theatre Group, “Hairspray,” 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston, Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. All roles open, dancers and backstage help also. Contact: (917) 842-7101, mtgproducer@gmail.com.

Music

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, “Blaze Craze/Open Mic Series,” 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Calling all poets, rappers, singers, community and business people. “The Nat Turner Special,” Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Call J. Bayete, (718) 476-8812.

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.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra 50th Anniversary season opener, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. Tickets $5 adults, $3 senior citizens and students, group rates available. Contact: Franklin Verbsky (718) 374-1627, fhso.org.

Lessons

Holy Family Church, Defensive Driving Course, sponsored by the National Safety Council, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45. Call (631) 360-9720.

health

Sol Dance Center, Modeling Workshop, Promote Healthy Body Image for Teen Girls & Women, 30-16 Steinway St., Astoria, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Reserve: (347) 935-3955.

Lecture

Talking About History: “Forever Free: Lincoln, Civil War and the American March to Emancipation,” lecture by James L. Coll, co-sponsored by King Manor Museum, Queens Central Library, at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.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.

Classes

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.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 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: (718) 353-4553, ywcaqueens.org.

English as a Second Language Adult Classes, Immanuel Church, 68-10 31 Ave., Woodside, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Licensed NYC teacher. Free. Contact: (718) 335-1623, rnadar@ImmanuelChurchNY.org.

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.

Meetings

Kiwanis Club of Bayside, Bourbon Street Restaurant, 40-12 Bell Blvd., meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. Contact: joecorace@aol.com

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

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

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.

COMMUNITY

Astoria Park Alliance, Cocktail Party to Benefit Astoria Park, Home of Kim Lancial & George Vafakos, 23-08 21 Ave. #1, Friday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Contact: Martha Lopez-Gilpin, apagreetings@gmail.com.

Flea Markets

Emanuel Church, Annual Fair & Flea Market, Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Woodhaven, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Raffles, books, collectibles, baked goods, refreshments, lunch, lots of vendors. Free admission. Call (718) 849-1153.

St. Josaphat’s RC Church of Bayside Flea Market, 34-32 210 St., Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Also ethnic Polish bake sale. Free. Call Steve, (718) 224-3052.

St. Gregory’s 33rd Annual Craft Sale, St. Gregory’s the Great Parish, 242-20 88 Ave., Oak Room (lower level), Bellerose. Saturday, Nov. 23, 12-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Special Events

Sacred Heart School, Supermarket Sweeps, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. $10 admission includes: 2 playing cards, coffee/tea, cake, door prizes. Call Miriam, (347) 248-6227; Marcia, (718) 749-6075.

Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association, service for veterans of all faiths, Memorial Field, 15th Drive and 149th Street, Glendale, Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary Black Tie Gala, Grand Ballroom & Community Center, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 7 p.m. dinner. Admission $65. Contact: Ivette Hernandez, (718) 276-5700, ext 336; ihernandez@rochdalevillage.com.

Senior Resource Fair, St. Sebastian Parish Center, 39-60 57 St., Woodside, sponsored by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. Information on qualifications for Medicaid, Food Stamps, STAR property tax exemption and EPIC. Thursday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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.

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.

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.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Peer Support Group every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information call (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous Drug problem? Call 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.

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.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/information: (516) 802-3142. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516) 826-2058.

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th St. and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

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

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

A free schizophrenics anonymous 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.

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