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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City, presents the group exhibition A Disagreeable Object on Sunday, Sept. 16-Nov. 26. This exhibition brings together a group of international artists who similarly posit the object in relation to capitalist culture and technology, as well as the gendered oppositions between interior and exterior space. Exhibition hours: Thursday-Monday, 11a.m.-6 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation for entry, $3 for students.

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

During NYC’s fall fashion week, the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting a selection of formal gowns by Hee Myung Han through Sunday, Sept. 16. The exhibition brings Han’s elegant classic designs into the intimate setting of the museum’s period rooms. A musical performance is scheduled Saturday evening. Elegance, Music & Bubbly is a cocktail hour performance with Paul Gabriel Winston on the piano in the parlor on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m. Delight in the tunes of Cole Porter and other memorable masters of the American songbook. Admission is $12 and $10 for members.

Reopening after extensive renovations, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will mark the event by exhibiting the work of Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg through Oct. 26. This retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and numerous collages celebrates the career of a remarkable octogenerian artist. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flushing Town Hall: Celebrating 150 Years, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will run through Sunday, Oct. 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $5/members free.

AUDITIONS

STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.

Auditions for the Oratorio Society of Queens are Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Visit the website queensoratorio.org for audition and membership information or call (718) 279-3006. Rehearsals are held Monday nights at 7:45 in the FSG Hall at Temple Beth Solom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing.

Music

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery announce that on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. the Lhevinne Classical Concert Series returns, with chamber musician Steven Graff, to Celebration Hall at The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. The hour-long program, with a 10-minute intermission, also includes a pre-concert wine and cheese reception scheduled for 7:30 p.m. There is limited seating and tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for members. Checks are payable to Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery (include name and number of tickets) Online payment (PayPal) via friendsofmaplegrove.org.

Astoria Jazz Band with guest artist octogenarian Sarah McLawler on organ and vocals will be featured at the annual picnic of Grace Lutheran Church, 31-20 21 Ave., Astoria, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. She is to be followed by a jam session to include young, new talents from Queens.

As part of the city-wide Locating the Sacred Festival produced by the Asian American Arts Alliance, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will host traditional artists from Asia and Africa presenting authentic music and dance grounded in spiritual journeys and beliefs on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. on the Cherry Circle. Free with Garden admission.

Health

St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, is having a blood drive on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 8:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at Tolentine Hall.

A health fair and blood drive will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 196-10 Woodhull Ave., Hollis, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. A doctor will be on site and osteoarthritis will be the topic at 2:30 p.m.

No-cost breast cancer screenings are being offered in Queens through the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile clinic. Locations include: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot (upper level), 56-18 69 St., Maspeth; and Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Office of Council Member Peter Vallone Jr., 22-45 31 St., Astoria. Call (877) 628-9090 to schedule an appointment.

Flea Markets

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

Queens Angels Church, 44th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside will hold its annual rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center.

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

Meetings

NAMI Queens/Nassau invites all to meet William Jiang, the author of “A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloman Auditorium of Zucker Hillside Hospital, 266th Street and 76th Avenue in Glendale. A support group for families meets at 6 p.m.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405 holds its meeting at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 24. New members welcome.

Howard Beach Metal Detecting/Treasure Hunters Club will be meeting at the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the club contact Keith at (917) 599-6674 or email Keithprez12@aol.com.

For Kids

“Kids Walk-In Craft Workshop — A Step Back in Time” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon-2 p.m. at the Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Ft Totten, Bayside. Cost is $5 per child ages 6-12 years old.

CLASSEs

A free CPR course at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Monday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. will be conducted by the Fire Department. Call (718) 229-4000 to pre-register.

Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

A points/insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost per person is $35. Call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes in all mediums, adults, children, days, evenings. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Costs are: adults, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203 St. in Bayside on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.

Reunion

Bayside High School class of 1962; 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 7 to be held at the Courtyard Marriot at Laguardia, from 2-6 p.m. For information contact EileenTorraca@yahoo.com

Social Activities

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Special Events

A farmers market will be held every Friday until fall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Doulaston Greenmarket at 41st Avenue and 235th Street is open Sundays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit and WIC and FMNP checks accepted.

Sacred Heart wine tasting and pasta dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6-10 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale. Cost is $25. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Come celebrate the birthday of the Constitution on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon-3 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Learn about the Constitution and how it was written. Try to write your own Constitution with a quill pen. Enjoy cake and celebrate freedom.

Enjoy getting lost in a three-acre interactive corn maze at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Maze Hours: every Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 through Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two special “maze by moonlight” evenings held on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 13, open until 9 p.m. Admission: adults - $9 per person, children ages 4-11 - $5 per child, children 3 and under - free.

St. Josaphat’s RC Church of Bayside, 35th Avenue and 210 Street, Bayside, will hold a parish barbeque on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Adults - $25, children 11-15 - $10, under 10 - free.

The Ukrainian Heritage Day Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church, 31st Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria. Vocal groups and dances, traditional arts and crafts and traditional Ukrainian food.

The State Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a charitable softball game, K of C “Mets” versus K of C “Yankees,” to benefit N.Y.S. Special Olympics and St. Mary’s Hospital. It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at ICYP Fields at 35-15 20 Ave. in Astoria. Admission includes games and BBQ. The cost is $10 per person; $25 per family; children under 10 go free. Call Rich Monahan at (917) 769-2172.

The Center for the Women of New York invites everyone to join its annual 3K Walkathon for Women on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fort Totten Park at the intersection of Bell Boulevard and 212 Street in Bayside. Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Register with a $15 donation. With a $25 donation you also receive a CWNY T-shirt. Send a check to Queens Borough Hall, Room 325, 102-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424 or register online at cwny.org.

The Pomonok Community Farmers Market will be held every Thursday until Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Kissena Boulevard between 65th Avenue and Melborne Avenue, across the cross from Queens College. Accepted: Cash, EBT, FMNP, Health Bucks.

The FDNY Bravest Boxing Team will host its first boxing event ever held in a NYC casino on Friday, Sept. 14. They will take on the always tough New England Law Enforcement Team for charities at the new Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park. There are 12 bouts with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the first bout scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP ringside. Tickets are on sale now at fdnyboxing.eventbrite.com

SUPPORT GROUPS

A women’s anxiety support group will be held every other week beginning Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at 71-41 159 St., Flushing. Most insurance accepted. Sponsored by Kissena Jewish Community Council. For additional information contact Keri-Ann or Maribel at (718) 461-6393.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.

Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

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