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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2007 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

“The Greening of the AQA,” Art Looks at the Environment from Saturday, Sept. 22-Nov. 3 at the AQA Gallery and Studio, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m.

The National Art League’s annual show highlighting its recent paintings will be held now through Sept. 29 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday 1:30-4 p.m.

St. John’s University presents: Prints & Books: Artist Collaborations with Printmaker Ruth Lingen at the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery on the university’s Jamaica Estates campus, now through Oct. 5. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“Breaking Barriers: Louis Armstrong and Civil Rights,” on display through Oct. 8 at the Louis Armstrong House, 34-56 107th St., Corona. Free with museum admission. Cost is $8 for adults; $6 for students. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends, noon-5 p.m.

“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.

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its independently curated exhibitions: Seeing Things, a photographic exhibit on view through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) and by appointment. For information, call (718) 937-6317.

The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, opens Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi, an exhibition that explores the dynamic and productive working relationship between artist-designer Isamu Noguchi and the man credited with the invention of what came to be known as “Japanese Modern,” now through March 16, 2008. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

AUDITIONS

Senior Theater Acting Repertory is casting for its fall season of “Scenes.” New talent is welcome at rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more details, call (718) 347-2310 or (718) 776-0529.

THEATER

Tres Vidas, a new chamber music theatre work, celebrates the life, times and work of three significant Latin and South American women: painter Friday Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. at York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. Tickets are $20.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents its Fall production of “Quartet,” Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 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.

The Astoria Performing Arts Center presents “A New Generation of Song ’07 — The Future of Musical Theatre,” Sept. 28-30 at 7 p.m. at the Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (212) 352-3101, or visit www.apacny.org.

FILM

The Forest Park Trust, Inc. presents Movies Under the Stars featuring a free showing of the family movie “Happy Feet” at the George Seuffert Banshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

The Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, will offer a Fritz Lang: King of Noir series now through Sept. 30. Lang became one of the greatest directors to work in the genre. This series will include Lang noir classics from the 1940s and 1950s such as “The Big Heat,” “Scarlet Street,” and “The Woman in the Window” For information, call (718) 784-4520.

MUSIC

Free admission concerts featuring the chorus Voices That Blend on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great, Bellerose; Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. at St. Kevin’s, Flushing and Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at St. Clare’s, Rosedale. Sponsored by Andrew Koslosky and the Josephine Foundation, performances features Terence Purtell conducting the masterwork Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem” in its entirety, as sung by a 25-person chorus and accompanied by an ensemble of instrumentalists.

St. George’s Church, 135-32, 38th Ave., Flushing, presents the steel drums of the Praises in Steel Orchestra on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. Donation is $20 for adults, $10 for young adults.

A Tribute to Sam Cooke, the Drifters and Ray Charles will be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Baisley Park, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica.

Ben Vereen will perform a one-man show with a band on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $45. Call (718) 631-6311, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DANCE

The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City, begins its 4th year with Tere O’Connor Dance — Rammed Earth, Sept. 26-Oct. 7 Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 and 9 p.m., Sundays at 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets to all events are $15 and may be purchased in advance via thereatermania at (212) 352-3101 or on the Web site at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org. Thursday night performances are free for Queens residents.

The Pasha Dance Company, a Korean dance troupe, will be making its United States debut on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets are $20; $10 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (718) 482-5151.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Samuel Field YM-YWHA offers a teen center at P.S. 169, 18-25 212th St., Bayside, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. For information, call Jessica at (718) 423-6111.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network cordially invites you to come out and join the walk for Sickle Cell Awareness, Research, Outreach and Advocacy on Sunday, Sept. 23. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Walk begins at Detective Keith Williams Recreational Center, 173rd Street and Liberty Avenue, and ends at Roy Wilkins Park. For information on volunteering, registering and making a donation, go online to www.qscan.org.

TOURS

Queens’ Latin Quarter Under the No. 7 Train, also known as the “International Express,” a free walking tour with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The tour will navigate the shops and also walk on nearby streets to see new and old churches, the (former) Tiffany studios and planned garden apartments in Jackson Heights. Meet in the triangle on the south side of the 103rd Street station (Corona Plaza). Ends at 74th Street.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Margaret’s Church, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, will hold its annual bazaar on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church, 34-32 210th St., Bayside, will hold a rummage sale and ethnic Polish bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

A church bazaar will be held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 25-36 37th St., Astoria, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 30 noon-3 p.m. Odds and ends, clothing, kitchenware, costume jewelry and Russian food. Rain or shine.

REUNIONS

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.

OUTDOORS

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a special hike around Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park along the border of Queens and Brooklyn on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Meet at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street. Now abandoned, it has become a secret haven for a diversity of birds — red-winged blackbirds, robins, Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks and more.

Migrations On! at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Observe fall warblers, shorebirds and other birds on their southbound migration through the Jamaica Bay area. Bring binoculars. Reservations required. Call (718) 318-4340.

MEETINGS

The Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington, meets at the Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Avenue and 75th Street in Jackson Heights, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24. A short video, “Sound and Fury: Six Years Later,” will be shown. Speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Tinagero, the speech pathologist who actually appears in the film. Transportation from the subway is available. For information, call (718) 350-3138.

Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces, 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens, at the Overlook, will meet on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7:30-9 p.m. For information, call (718) 341-1395.

LESSONS

Free ESL classes, English as a Second Language, Conversational English, Citizenship Test Preparation, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192nd St., Flushing. Classes are held Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 25. For information, call the church at (718) 463-4292 or (718) 359-1513.

Throop Memorial Presbyterian Church, Memphis Avenue and 243rd Street, Rosedale, will sponsor Empire Safety Council Defensive Driving class Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. For all ages. Fee is $40 for course and snack. For reservation, call Monica Daniels at (718) 528-0936 or (718) 525-8000.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Margaret’s Church, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $45. For information and registration, call (718) 326-1911.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Incarnation Church, 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $45. For information and registration, call (718) 465-8534.

Duplicate bridge lessons and games at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., on Wednesdays, at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 and includes a light lunch.

HEALTH

The National Council of Negro Women, Queens County Section, in collaboration with the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Women’s Ministry invites you to attend the Community Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 114-44 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Free health screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar) will be available, as well as information on a variety of prevalent health issues.

Information on how to engage a friend or loved one with a mental health problem in treatment, with speaker Dr. Xavier Amador, TV personality and author of “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help,” will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Queens College Student Union, corner of Kissena Boulevard and Melbourne Avenue, Flushing. Sponsored by NAMI Queens/Nassau and Queens County Psychiatric Society. No charge. Registration required. Call (718) 347-7284.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support groups meets 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

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, will hold a speaker bureau every Thursday at 10:15 a.m.; Sept. 27 “Where Are My Keys?” — “Healthy Aging” will be discussed. For information, call (718) 224-7888.

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.

The Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, is preparing a new fall program. Visit or call (718) 268-5960 for information.

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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