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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Art of Ink in America, “Gesture and Beyond,” Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Nov. 21-Dec. 30, Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; opening reception, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m. An East/West exhibition of contemporary calligraphy.

theater

Parkside Players, “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills, Fridays, Nov. 22, 29, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 23, 30, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 17, 24 at 2 p.m. $17, $15 seniors, $10 children under 12. Call (718) 353-7388.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, “Heartbeat of Latino America,” 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Nov. 15-Dec. 15, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Music and dance of 14 Latin American countries. $35, $32 (seniors and students); Fridays only, all tickets $30. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

DANCE

Estampas Folkloricas Peru, “Dances and Music from Peru,” a concert showcase, Queens Theatre, United Nations Ave. South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.; adults $35, children under 12, $25. Contact: Luis M. Mostacero, (516) 473-5765, estampasny@gmail.com.

Music

Gingerbread Players, “Nowell: The Christmas Story in Song,” St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 3 p.m. A family-friendly concert in pageant form, featuring original music and traditional carol arrangements by composer William Ryden. $12, $10 (seniors and students). Contact: gingerbreadplayers.org.

Chanukah Concert & Celebration, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m. Snack of latkes and applesauce after the performance is included. $12 Call (718) 459-1000.

Auditions

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627, fhso.org

For Kids

Kids’ Ukulele Jam Class, Mondays thru Dec. 16, 5 p.m., Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact: Andrew Salamanca, andrewsalamanca@gmail.com, (718) 544-5997.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Children’s Writers Workshop, for children 7 & up. Learn to perform poetry with Sheila Carter, two-week workshop, Saturdays, November 23, 30, 3-5 p.m., Center For Culture, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Register: (718) 523-3312.

Classes

Wreath-Making Workshop, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. Registration required (please bring garden shear), $20 per wreath. Register: (718) 347-FARM, ext. 301.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100.

Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, YWCA of Queens, Mondays-Fridays thru Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, all ages, $7. Contact: (718) 353-4553, ywcaqueens.org.

English as a Second Language Adult Classes, Immanuel Church, 68-10 31 Ave., Woodside, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Licensed NYC teacher. Free. Contact: (718) 335-1623, rnadar@ImmanuelChurchNY.org.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25/session. Instruction from award-winning artist. Call (718) 969-1128.

Community

Self-Transcendence 5K at Flushing Meadows Fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m., $20, $25 on race day. Fun-run for kids 13-under following, $5. For more info us.srichinmoyraces.org/events/ny5k.

Holiday Toy Drive for Autistic Children, bring new unwrapped educational toys, games or books (suitable for children under 12) to Assemblyman David Weprin’s office, 185-06 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, to benefit Lifeline Center for Child Develompent. All donations must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 18. Call (718) 454-3027.

Bake & Rummage Sale, Trinity Reformed Church of Brooklyn, 66-30 60 Place, Ridgewood, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call (718) 821-2700.

Singles Social & Dance, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sundays, Nov. 24, December 29, 2-6 p.m. Ages 45+, proper attire please. $10. Call Bernice (718) 897-6255.

Forum about excessive airplane noise, PS 69 auditorium, 77-02 37 Ave., Jackson Heights, Monday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. Call (718) 803-6373.

Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Church of the Nazarene, 95th Avenue and 108th Street, Richmond Hill, Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free; space is very limited. Call to reserve (718) 849-5734.

Blood Drive, Queens Jewish Center, 66-05 108 St., Forest Hills, Sunday, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII this February. Contact: (718) 459-8432, qjcblooddrive@myqjc.org.

Meetings

Kiwanis Club of Bayside, Bourbon Street Restaurant, 40-12 Bell Blvd., meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. Contact: joecorace@aol.com.

The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

AARP Chapter 2889, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

St. Agnes Academic HS Reunion, Homecoming 2013, all years especially ending in 3s or 8s, Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 353-6276, denise.fetonte@stagneshs.org.

Special Events

Annual Skillman Ave. Holiday Lighting Party, Aubergine Cafe, 50th St. & Skillman Ave., Woodside, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Music and carole singing by students from PS 11 & PS 150, guest speakers, USMC, Toys for Tots, complimentary hot chocolate and hot apple cider by Aubergine and an appearance by Santa Claus. Bars/restaurants along Skillman Ave. offering seasonal beer specials.

Art Exhibit & Auction, Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing, Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., $10 pre-paid, $15 at the door. Arts in all media and price ranges, door prizes, raffle, refreshments. Contact: (718) 380-4145, hillcrestjc.org.

Turkey Shoot Fundraiser, American Legion, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2-6 p.m. Call Tom Long, (718) 704-4197.

Thanksgiving Day Brunch, Church of the Nazarene, 95th Avenue and 108th Street, Richmond Hill, Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free; space is very limited. Call to reserve (718) 849-5734.

Jazz Bruch at ‘The Castle,’ Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Ft. Totten Park, Sunday, Dec. 1, 1-2 p.m., $25 ($20 for members); Reservations required. Contact: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org.

Flea Markets

St. Gregory’s 33rd Annual Craft Sale, St. Gregory’s the Great Parish, 242-20 88 Ave., Oak Room (lower level), Bellerose. Saturday, Nov. 23, 12-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Italian Charities of America Flea Market, 83-20, Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst. Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church Flea Market, Clintonville Street & 14th Road, Whitestone. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-2000.

“The Village Marketplace” Fundraiser Fair, Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, to benefit the St. Albans Congregational Chruch, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, Saturday, Dec. 7, 12-6 p.m., free. Contact Sharon Banks, sharonbanks552@yahoo.com.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center Flea Market, 59-14 70 Ave., Saturday, Dec. 7. Tables on sale for $25 to benefit the center. Call (718) 456-2000.

SENIOR ACTIVITIEs

Computer class for seniors, Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, 8 weeks, basics/email/internet starting Monday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Call John to register (718) 559-4329.

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. Kosher/ nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact (718) 225-1144.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

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.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays 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 Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Free Social Anxiety Support & Treatment Program for Queens Residents, thru Monday, Dec. 16, Queens College Psychological Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call for appointment. Contact: Yvette Caro, qcpc@qc.cuny.edu, (718) 570-0500, qc.cuny.edu/QCPC.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Peer Support Group every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information call (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bereavement groups for loss of a spouse, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Call Pamela Leff: (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

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

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

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960, ext. 226.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call hot line (212) 606-8177.

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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

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