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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

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 Oct. 19-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.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents an exhibition of Butoh master Min Tanaka, featuring approximately 75 black and white and color photographs taken by photographer Masato Okada from Oct. 21-Jan. 7. Opening reception will be held on Sunday Oct. 21 from noon-6 p.m.

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. Opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. For information, call (718) 990-7476.

October Drawing Exhibition will be held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, now through Oct. 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

“Face to Face: From See to Shining See;” photographs by Sid Kerner, through Oct. 31 at the Queens College Arts Center in Benjamin Rosenthal Library. Call for hours at (718) 997-3770.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents an exhibit titled Oasis, now through Nov. 11 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Curator’s Talk on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 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 Benjamin Rosenthal Library, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., 5th Floor, President’s Conference Room 2, Flushing.

THEATER

“Harvest Festival” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park (rain or shine). Enjoy jugglers, stilt walkers and musicians from Circus Amok; dress up your dog for the third annual canine costume contest at 2 p.m.; medieval costume making workshops with artists Jane Benson, McKendree Key, Catarina Leitao and Deborah Fisher; and play spooky games with Free Style Arts Association. Plus, there will be a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” by The Red Door Theatre Company at 3:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 956-1819 or e-mail info@socratessculpturepark.org.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents its Fall production of “Quartet,” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $14 ($12 for seniors and students, $10 for children 10 and younger). For reservations call (718) 482-3332.

Beari Productions presents “The Gin Game” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $13 for seniors. For reservations, call (718) 736-1263.

Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road) employs one of Temporary Distortino’s claustrophobic boxlike installations to stage the story of a man who is haunted by his past and drifting across America from now through Oct. 27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City. Cost is $15.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, presents “Pink,” a monologue that chronicles playwright and actress Jenny Saldana’s battle with breast cancer, on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets are $10. Call (718) 482-5151 or visit www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.

Theatre A La Carte presents the Agatha Christie mystery, “Spider’s Web,” on Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $14, children under 12 and seniors with I.D. are $12. For reservations, call (718) 631-4092 or e-mail theatrealacarte@aol.com.

Bilingual American premiere of the “Ladies” of Avignon at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, from now through Nov. 11. Tickets are $25.

FILM

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, presents Warhol’s World, a retrospective of the films directed by Andy Warhol, from Oct. 20-Nov. 11. More than 30 Warhol films will be shown, including a preview screening of the new documentary “A Walk into the Sea: The Danny Williams Story.”

The Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Committee presents a free screening of “The Camden 28,” an acclaimed documentary by Anthony Glacchino, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and for a post-film discussion with Father Ned Murphy at 215-35 38th Ave., Bayside.

MUSIC

Queens Symphony Orchestra presents, “Music of the Americas,” on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., pre-concert lecture series at 6:30 p.m., at Queensborough Community College of the Performing Arts Center, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside. Tickets are $25 for adult (orchestra), $20 for balcony; students/seniors $18.50; children 12 and under, $10. Lecture series is $5, free to subscribers. To purchase tickets, call (718) 326-4455, ext. 20.

Chubby Checker in concert with opening act The Chords on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Chubby Checker recorded his most famous No. 1 hit, “The Twist” in 1960 which remains a dance floor phenomena. Opening act, The Chords, are best known for their No. 1 hit “Sh-Boom.” Cost is $40/$35. For tickets and informaiton, call (718) 631-6311.

Voelker Orth Museum, 140-19 38th Ave., Flushing, will offer Jazz in the Parlor (vocal) on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. For reservations, call (718) 359-6227.

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

“Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular” will be held at Mainstage Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. This 10-member ensemble will demonstrate the five key elements of hip-hop: break dancing, deejaying, emceeing, graffiti and fashion. The group will also perform dance steps that combine physical strength and agility. Tickets are $15. For information, call (718) 482-5151 or visit the Web site at www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.

READINGS

The Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, presents the following reading: “Seymour Hersh,” on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:45 p.m. in the Music Building. Admission is $15. For information, call (718) 997-4646.

TOURS

“7 Train Eating Tour: Take the Ethnic Eats Express Through Queens,” on Saturday, Oct. 20 from noon-5 p.m. Reservations and advance payment required: $45. N.Y. Transit Museum members, $40 (cost of food included). Capacity is limited. Call (718) 694-1867. Todd Coleman leads a special tour where you’ll shop for ethnic groceries, munch on Mumbai-style street food, discover the secret to pulling noodles, and other activities.

The World of the No. 7 Train, a free walking tour with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The tour will include six walks and lunch break accessed by the “International Express” from Grand Central to Flushing. (By reservation only) Cost is $35 for full day, $20 for half day. For information, e-mail jaconet@aol.com.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The Josephine Foundation presents a Halloween Oldies Dance: “The Fabulous 50s Sock Hop,” on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. at St. Clare’s Parish Hall, 137-25 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale. Tickets are $25. To reserve, call (516) 334-1536.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will hold a dance on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., presents the Human Karaoke Experience on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Take the stage, dance to the band or just watch the show. Cost is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For information, call the center office at (718) 263-7000.

An October dance party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St. Bayside. Food and music by DJ Andrew. Cost is $17.50 per person. For reservation, call (516) 746-1278.

FLEA MARKETS

White Elephant Sale on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Ave.

REUNIONS

John Adams and Woodrow Wilson Classes of 1956/57 will hold a dual reunion on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Manor East in Massapequa, L.I. For information, call (516) 804-0302 or (631) 467-6862; or e-mail adamgirls4@yahoo.com or aja12039@aol.com.

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.

St. John’s Prep High School/Lewis Avenue alumni reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St. in Manhattan. Eugene Kirkwood, Class of 1957, will be the honoree. For information call the alumni/development office at (718) 721-7200, ext. 686.

OUTDOORS

Help clear aggressive vines from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1-4 p.m., then make decorative wreaths from your cuttings. Reservations required. Call (718) 318-4340.

Lectures

A lecture on “Lodz — The Last Ghetto in Poland,” will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside., Library, lower level, Room 14.

Iraqi Jewish author Naim Kattan will speak on his memoir, “Farewell Babylon,” on the life of Jewish Baghdad, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Cost is $4.

MEETINGS

The Bayside Historical Society presents “Nostalgia Night” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the grand ballroom of the Officers’ Club in Fort Totten Park, Bayside, a general membership meeting with photos of Bayside past. Attendees will try to identify the locations in current photos and discuss Bayside’s rich history. A $3 donation is requested from nonmembers. RSVP at (718) 352-1548.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, will hold its annual membership meeting on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. There will be a program on the “Raptors of Long Island” complete with live birds given by Volunteers for Wildlife. RSVP to APEC at (718) 229-4000.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sisterhood presents, Congressman Anthony Weiner, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 for members, $3.50 for guests.

Join the Andrean Players for a general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Andrean Hall, located in St. Andrew Avellino, 157th and 158th streets, off Northern Boulevard in Flushing. The 2008 Spring production of “Annie” needs actors, actresses, musicians, carpenters, artists, seamstresses, stage crew, makeup artists, etc.

Intercommunity Civic Association will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Villa Russo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill. For information. call (718) 849-6900.

Immigration Information Night on driver’s license, citizenship classes, undocumented preparation for legalization, visas at All Saints Episcopal Church, 97-25 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

LESSONS

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring free English conversation partner programs pairing English learners with volunteers for a one-on-one and small group experience in practicing English. Orientations will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing. Ongoing programs are scheduled for Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons.

The Parents Association of Forest Hills High School will sponsor a defensive driving class for insurance and point reduction at the high school, 67th Avenue and 110th Street, on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $35. For information and to register, call the P.A. co-presidents at (718) 459-2707 or (718) 575-3698.

Ongoing free weekly classes in Sahaja yoga meditation, every Monday, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at 44-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria.

HEALTH

St. John’s Queens Hospital, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold its annual blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. To make an appointment, contact Elizabeth Kent at (718) 558-1239.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Queens Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills, offers a lecture: “Social and Political Issues” on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. and “Medication with Josephine Francoso” on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Also, flu shots will be given on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Free flu shots for men and women over the age of 60 at SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village (Creedmoor Community campus) on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 454-2100.

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.

Seniors are invited to visit the Senior Garden at the Queens Botanical Garden any Wednesday during October between 9 and 11 a.m. A member of the membership committee will be on hand to greet and show seniors around the garden and answer questions. Members enjoy the company of the community of senior gardeners while tending three times a week to their own 5x15 foot garden. For information on becoming a member for the 2008 season, call (718) 886-3800.

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