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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibit

“Queens Surface” photography exhibition, Aug. 10-28, weekdays, Flushing Queens Library, 41-17 Main St. Free. Information: Michelle Cheikin, m@michellecheikin.com, (917) 669-0877.

Auditions

Douglaston Community Theatre, comedy, “The Second Time Around,” Monday, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 20, 7:30 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church Hall, Church Street, 1 block north of Northern Boulevard, off Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Call Marilyn Welsher, (516) 623-3692.

Theatre

The First String Players, uproarious comedy, “Play On!” Saturdays, Aug. 10, 17, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Aug. 11, 18, 2 p.m., $10, Our Lady of Mercy, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills, Juno Street entrance. Contact: (718) 268-6143; firststringplayers@gmail.com.

HCJ Teen Drama Group, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” Thursday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Aug. 9, 10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 11, 3 p.m., Church of the Holy Child Jesus, 111-02 86 Ave., Richmond Hill. $10, $8 seniors and children under 12. Call (718) 847-1860.

The 1st annual UNFringed festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, through Aug. 24. Information: info@secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” St. Gregory’s Theatre Group, Aug. 8-10, 8 p.m., Aug. 11, 2 p.m., Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87 Ave., Bellerose. $18, $15 seniors, $7 kids under 12. $2 extra at the door. Information: tickets@sgtg.org, (718) 989-2451.

“Les Miserables,” ICC Theater, 7200-7250 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Aug. 8-10, 8 p.m., Tickets: $25, thejosephinefoundation.org/store, (516) 650-3231. Proceeds to benefit the Josephine Foundation.

Free Shakespeare showing “The Tempest” and “Love Labor’s Lost”: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39 Ave., Sunnyside, Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., children’s programming at 7 p.m.; Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. Contact: Andrea Rose, sunnysideshakes@gmail.com, (718) 672-1555.

Film

Movies at Cunningham Park, 193rd street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Thursdays, starting at 8 p.m.: Aug. 15, “North by Northwest;” Aug. 22, “Les Miserables;” Aug. 29, “Kinky Boots.” Free.

The Chain NYC Film Festival through Aug. 18 at the Chain Theatre, 21-28 45 Road, Long Island City. Cost $10. Contact (646) 580-6003 or visit chainfilmfestival.com.

Music

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, “Music in the Garden,” Saturday, Aug. 10, 6:15-7:45 p.m.. Bring a blanket and snacks. Free with Garden admission. Call (718) 886-3800.

City Parks Foundation, Summerstage, free. 5Pointz, 45-46 Davis St., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 5 p.m., Back to the Roots — Kool Herc at 5Points celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop.

Flea Markets

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farmstand supplied by local farmers and operated by youths to provide fresh healthy foods to the community, intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. until November 23.

Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps yard sale, Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 92-29 Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday, Aug. 18, Myrtle Avenue Festival sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue, noon-6 p.m. Call (718) 444-6028.

Meetings

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: hiking club monthly meetings, Mondays, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Adults only. Membership Required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Health

New York Hospital Queens and Deepdale Gardens Community Council, 23rd annual community blood drive, Sunday, Aug, 11, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Samuel Field Young Men and Young Women Hebrew Association, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck. Call to register (718) 428-5050.

Blood Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Ages 17+, 16 with signed consent from parent. Appointment recommended, walk-ins welcome. Contact: (718) 229-4000 ext. 214, email emcglinchey@alleypond.com, visit alleypond.com.

For Kids

Play4Autisim, programs for kids on the Autism Spectrum: “Kidz Into Action” street hockey program, Fridays in August, Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard between Lutheran Avenue, 71st Street and Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Martial arts class, Tiger Schulman’s Martial Arts, 73-25 Woodhaven Blvd., Glendale, Thursdays to Aug. 22, martial arts gear available for $50. Small registration free for both programs. Contact: Grey Vasicek, greg@play4autism.org, (718) 894-3400.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Storytime Safari— Ocean Bonanza, Saturday, Aug. 10, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 3-4, 5-7, $18. Listen to an ocean-related story followed by a craft and activity, snack, meet an animal, take a trail walk.; Adventure Hour—Sand Creatures, Sunday, Aug. 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m., 18-36 months with a parent, $16. Socialize and learn about sand creatures, sand-related activities, art projects, outdoor play, trail walks, music, live animals.; Animal Care Trainee, Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12, $21. Teaches about the job of an animal caretaker, hands-on experience in feeding brushing, cleaning, certificate included.; Wet and Wild, Saturday, Aug. 17, ages 3-4; Saturday, Aug. 24, ages 5-7; 1:30-3 p.m., $18 enjoy the water at APEC, water tables, sea shell and fish games, live sand and water animals, wet and wild craft, snack. Young Chefs—Lunch Italian Style, Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12, $24. Italian music, homemade garlic Parmesan bread, fresh caprese salad. Preregistration required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Classes

Summer Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays in August, 6-7:15 a.m., BambooMoves, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills. Donation $5. Information: Melissa Seigel (347) 684-0451.

Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Drama workshop with Scott Klavan at Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Thursday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $8 members. Call (718) 268-5011.

Queens Arts Fund information session, about grants available for artists and nonprofits, Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., entrance on 37th Street, Astoria. Contact Katie Tuff, ktuss@queenscouncilafts.org, (347) 505-3019. Free.

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., offers toddler playgroups in September, children 3 and under. Call (718) 335-6049.

Special Events

An evening ride on the Forest Park Carousel to end Alzheimer’s, Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven. Unlimited rides and face painting, $10; individual rides, $3 donation. Contact: Carol Lacks, Carollacks@aol.com, (917) 881-3358.

Free car wash, Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Clintonville Street and 14th Road, Whitestone. Information: Brian Blayer, revblayer@gmail.com, (718) 767-6305.

Demonstrations of crafts from the 1800s, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, 17, noon-4 p.m., King Manor, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. kingmanor.org/events.

Special Events

Wrap up party for the College Point Relay for Life, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., College Point Ambulance Corps, 123rd Street and 18th Avenue. Contact collegepointrelay@gmail.com.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, August, 12, 26, September 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit.; Star Safari Astronomy Adventure, Saturday, Aug. 17, 8-10 p.m., adults, children ages 7 and up with participating adult, $16, star gazing with astronomer Mark Freilich; Scientifically Speaking—Discovering our Pond, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m., adults and children ages 9 and up with a participating parent, $24. Explore the pond using waders, nets and other tools, learn to identify creatures and test chemical components. Preregistration required. Call (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or visit alleypond.com.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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.

Computer classes for seniors, registration Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m., Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave. (718) 429-3636.

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. Both kosher and nonkosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Much more. Contact (718) 225-1144.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; topical club, Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays 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 and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Plus music appreciation, current events discussions, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

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