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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 pm

EXHIBITS

Fall Members’ Exhibition runs Monday to Dec. 3 at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

“The Allure of Red,” a selection of photographs taken by Greta Jaklitsch, will be on exhibit at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, from now through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

“Duality,” an exhibit of stoneware and bronze, continues at Queensborough Community College’s art gallery in Bayside through Feb. 3. Hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

AUDITIONS

The Queens Symphonic Band now has openings for all woodwind and brass musicians, rehearsing Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30, at Queensborough Community College in Bayside. Call (646) 662-9373 or email phlzy@aol.com.

Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.

Theatre

The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, begins its winter season with an original play titled: “With Over Two Pieces of Luggage,” written and directed by, and starring, Alexandros Malaos, Oct. 28-Dec. 11 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and children. Call (718) 726-7329

The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, presents “Othello,” running now- Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Paranoia, betrayal and post traumatic stress propel this highly physical reinvention of “Othello,” depicting returning U.S. Afghanistan veterans. Tickets are $10. Call (718) 392-0722.

Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park opens its season with “CHIX 6,” a new rock musical written by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane. Tickets are on sale now at queenstheatre.org, by phone at (718) 760-0064 and in person at the box office. “CHIX 6” is continuing to play through Sunday, Oct. 30. Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $42 for weekday performances and $49 for weekend performances.

“A Hard Wall at High Speed,” a new play, will be presented Nov. 3-19, Thursdays, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria. Tickets are $18 general, and $12 seniors and students. To purchase tickets visit apacny.org or call (866) 811- 4111.

Tickets are now available for the Theatre by the Bay production of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” to presented on Saturdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at 8 p.m. and on Sundays Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors (62 and older) and children 12 and under. For reservations call (718) 428-6363, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Gingerbread Players of Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” a romantic comedy, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $12. For reservations call (718) 268-7772.

The next scheduled performances of the Cill Cais Players, one-act comedies — “Uncle Pat” and “The Pot of Broth,” are: Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City; Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, 35 Avenue and 203 Street, Bayside. Tickets range from $20-$25.

Film

The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, invites the community to its “Earth Matters Films on the Environment Film series,” featuring “Soylent Green” on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Discussion follows the film. All are welcome to attend.

MUSIC

Javier Arau conducts the New York Jazz Academy Big Band in swing and salsa on Saturday, Oct. 29. at 7 p.m. at P.S. 69 auditorium, 77-02 37 Ave., Jackson Heights. Tickets at the door: $12/$10 (students/seniors).

A Doo Wop Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Rochdale Village Senior Center, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica. Performing live are Doug McClure of the Flamingos, Al Handfield of the Limelites, Lisa & the Lovetones and Charles Moffitts’ Velours. Tickets are $35. For info call (718) 525-2800.

Experience the music and dance of the Colombian coasts with a dash of salsa featuring the Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his band at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Now-Oct. 30. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets $30. Students and seniors $27. Friday only $25. Call (718) 729-3880.

“Duo Appassionato” with Gwendolyn Toth and Dongsok Shin performing duets on the King family fortepiano on Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Tickets are $25. Call (718) 205-0545 ext. 13

Flea Markets

Rummage sale at Trinity United Methodist Church, 108 Street and 86 Avenue, Richmond Hill, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 29.

There will be a yard sale of used items at the Pilgrim Congregational Church Parsonage, 104-22 89 Ave., Richmond Hill, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

LECTURES

Pulitzer Prize winning author Diana Henriques will discuss her book “The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” on Monday, Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Cost is $6.

HEALTH

Corona Congregational Church Hostess Fellowship and Multi-Diagnostic Association is sponsoring a free or low cost cancer screening for women on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Florence E. Smith Community Center, 102-19 34 Ave., Corona. Must register seven days before the exam and must be 40 years or older. To register call (718) 712-6392.

Dr. Vincent D’Amore, author of “Common Sense Care: A Parent’s Guide to a Harmless ER Visit,” will discuss the truth about the flu on Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon at Premier Care, 74-25 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Contact andrea@premiercaredoc.com to RSVP.

Humanity Service Incorp., a nonprofit that helps the needy, has a free clinic of mental and medical health services from 6-8 p.m. every Friday. There is also a food pantry that is open during this time. These services are located at 92-17 101 Ave., Ozone Park. For more information, call (718) 845-1901.

MEETINGS

Bayside Jewish Center Sisterhood, 203-05 32 Ave., will offer talks on “What Is Home Health Care” on Monday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m.

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at noon at the Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhust. New members are welcome. Topic: Having a Will May Not Be Enough. Speaker: Attorney Michael Connors.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13 at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing. New members welcome.

You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency, is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

CLASSES

A points/insurance reduction defensive driving course will be held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost per person is $35. Call Keith on (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com to register.

The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, offers classes in Greek folk dance for adults and teens every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $20 monthly or $150 for the whole year. Bouzouki lessons are also available every Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is open to beginners as well as advanced players of all ages. Students are recommended to bring their own instruments to class. The fee is $40 to enroll and $60 monthly. For more information call (718) 726-7329.

Tango class, no partner necessary, at 7-8 p.m. and tango magic dance 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through April at Buenos Aires Tango Steakhouse, 111-08 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. Cost is $15 a class. For information call (347) 642-4705.

CLASSES

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers classes in all mediums, adults and children, days and evenings at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82 St. Prices vary. Call (718) 426-9871.

Learn two languages at the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave. Rabbi Moses Kirsh will teach conversational Hebrew, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Torah stories in Yiddish from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. It’s free.

A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.

Tours

A South Asian Jackson Heights walking and eating tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Meet in front of Shaheen’s Food & Sweets, 72-09 Broadway. Fee includes all tastes: $44, Noshnews subscribers; $49 all others; $16 children 6-12.

Social activities

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, presents “Wednesday Nite Rap” for singles 45+ on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $9.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities is hosting a Family Support Conference on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39 Ave., Flushing, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for parents and caregivers and includes a continental breakfast, resource fair, get smart get connected forum and workshops. Professionals will be charged a $20 fee. Interpreters will be available in a variety of languages. Family members may register the day of the conference.

Step into the Haunted House for thrills and chills at the Queens County Farm Museum, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 4-7 p.m. Admission is $4 per person.

The annual Children’s Fall Festival will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for all ages. Play traditional games like trinkets-in-the-haystack and sack races or take a pony ride. Professional character look-a-likes, country western music, food and craft vendors will make this a memorable time for all. Costumes encouraged.

Annual 5K foot race in and around Fort Totten, featuring a waterfront course along Little Bay to the Throgs Neck Bridge and back on Sunday, Oct. 30. Race begins at 9 a.m. Children run for free in the Kids Fun Run. Register by calling (718) 352-1548 or visit baysidehistorical.org for an application. Entry fee is $25.

All are invited to the third annual Queens Interfaith Unity Walk on Sunday, Oct. 30, starting at the Sikh Center of Flushing, 38-17 Parsons Blvd., at 1:30 p.m. and proceeds to the Temple Gates of Prayer, Masjid Hazrat Abu Bakr, Tzu Chi Foundation and Flushing Quaker Meeting House. For further details contact (212) 420-0250.

On Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m. the American Legion Post 104 will hold an Oktoberfest dinner with a German buffet, wine, beer and soda at 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Cost is $35. Call (718) 821-9726 for tickets or information.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

An Alzheimer’s Adult Day program is held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. Door to door transportation included. Call (718) 358-3541.

The Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at howardbeachseniorcenter.org.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing for area seniors.

Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared toward seniors. Learn basics, email and the Internet. The fall semester starts this month. Register by calling (718) 445-3864.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, sit, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

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