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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“Knarr,”Benjamin Rosenthal Library, level six, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, group exhibition: drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, Queens College Art Center, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed weekends, thru May 8.

“Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden,” 43-50 Main St., Flushing, opens Tuesday, May 6 (thru Sept.28), Gallery in Visitor & Administration Building. Free with QBG admission. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

Artworks by Abdias Nascimento, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, works by Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator, through June 21. Free.

theater

“Night Must Fall,” a thriller, Douglaston Community theater Company, Zion Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m., May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17; Sunday, May 4 & Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. $17 adults, $15 students/seniors. Call (718) 482-3332. Special benefit for Zion Church, Thursday, May 15; wine & hors d’oeuvres, 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. $25 pp. Info/reservations: (718) 225-0466, zion11363@aol.com.

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fridays, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.

music

“Serenade for Spring,” Community Singers of Queens, Church on the Hill, 167 St. & 35 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. $10. Info: (718) 658-1021.

Queens Music Fest, hosted by the Queens Symphonic Band, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, Latin, big band and jazz groups to perform, Sunday, May 4, 12-4 p.m. $10 at door; $8 seniors/students.

Queens’ East Indian Music Academy Performance Day, 25 years of promoting Indian culture through music, Academy, 126-10 111 Ave., South Ozone Park, Sunday, May 4, 3-6 p.m.

Musica Reginae 2nd Annual Composers’ Forum, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, Saturday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Info/tickets: musicareginae.org.

Bruckner’s “Mass in F minor,” Oratorio Society of Queens, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Sunday, May 18, 4 p.m. $30, $25 students/seniors, $10 children 12-under (with an adult). Info: (718) 279-3006, QueensOratorio.org.

dance

Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, Long Island City, Take Root with Sunhwa Chung/Ko-Ryo Dance Theater, a studio presentation, Friday-Saturday, May 16-17, 8-10 p.m. $15. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/takeroot.html. Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Sunday, May 18, 7-9 p.m. New works showcase for emerging and established artists. $10. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/tickets.html.

“Mexico en Primavera,” Thalia Spanish Theatre, with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, through May 18, Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 4 p.m. $35, $32 students & seniors, Fridays all tickets only $30. Info/tickets: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

auditions

“Godspell,” St. Gregory the Great, open cast call, ages 16-40+ years. Wednesdays, May 7 & 14, 7-9 p.m., Oak Room, St. Gregory Church, 242-20 88 Ave., Bellerose. Thursday, May 8, 7-9 p.m., convent basement, 8819 Cross Island Pkwy. Prepare a 16 bar musical selection and one-minute monologue. Dance skills will be auditioned.

classes

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

Child abuse identification mandated reporter training, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Room M-143, Long Island City, Saturday, May 3, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and the required procedures for reporting abuse. $80. Register: (718) 482-5097, laguardia.edu/acereg, using course code: A20CRD010A.

Defensive driving course, St. Mel’s Church, 2615 154 St., Flushing, Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Info/register: (631) 360-9720.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month starting in April. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.

Regents review classes, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Register now for classes in June in: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, U.S. history & government, algebra 1, algebra 2/trig. Contact: (718) 335-6049, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kids/teens

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale. Ten-week series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, info@easternqueensalliance.org or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.

Drama workshop, Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Saturdays, thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 8-12 with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Free, pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

Boy Scout Troop #119, St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79 Place off Juniper Valley Rd., Middle Village, meets every Tuesday, 7:15-9 p.m. New members welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Mother’s Day fun & plant sale, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sunday, May 11, 12-4 p.m. Children’s activity table free with Garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Gus Schumacher: Farming in Flushing, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, May 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Turkish cooking class, Turkish Cultural Center, 43-49 45 St., Sunnyside, Wednesday, May 14, 7-9:30 p.m. Call: (718) 482-8263.

Subway Series fundraiser, to benefit Queens Community House, Modell’s Clubhouse at CitiField, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Corona, Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. $250 pp. Guests get to watch the game inches from the field, along the warning track in right field. Tickets: queenscommunityhouse.org.

Periodontal disease seminar, Steinway Family Dental, 35-20 Steinway St., Astoria, Sunday, May 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Diagnosing, understanding and treating periodontal disease. RSVP: (718) 728-3314.

Highway to Health festival, South Street Seaport, Fulton St., between Water & South Sts., Manhattan, Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. HealthCorps Highway to Health festival showcases neighborhood resources and promotes healthy lifestyle & benefits. Contact: (212) 742-2875, healthcorps.org.

community

Celebrate Queens Farm! Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 pp, free parking. Sheep shearing, hayrides, spring plant sale, locally made food, live music by Savannah Sky and more. Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.

It’s My Park Day, Briarwood Action Network, Hoover Park seating area, Manton St. betw. 83rd Ave. & Main St., Briarwood, Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Bus to Empire Casino in Yonkers, St. Josaphat Leisure Club, 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside, Thursday, May 29, $25 pp. Call: Joy (917) 921-7631.

Jane’s Walk – Four Queens Neighborhoods, Meet at Starbucks, 83-51 Broadway, Elmhurst, Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. Join licensed tour guide Linda Fisher on walking tour of Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside & Sunnyside. Free. Contact: (917) 568-8193, lfisher718@gmail.com.

Come Clean Your River, Powells Cove Park shoreline, College Point/Malba border, Saturday, May 10, 1-3 p.m. Meet at 137th St. & 11th Ave., enter park via dirt path and proceed to shoreline. Gloves, bags & Starbucks coffee provided.

Forest Park Classic 4 Mile Road & Trail Race, presented by Forest Park Runners Club, Sunday, May 18, 10 a.m. start, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Drive. Register/application: forestparkrunners.org.

Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Saturday thru October, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.

Flea Markets

Chinese auction, United Methodist Church, 112-14 107 Ave., Richmond Hill, Friday, May 2, 7 p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran School, 69 St. & Cooper Ave., Glendale, Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Flea market & carnival.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

PS 177 Supports Autism, 188 St. & 58 Ave., Fresh Meadows, Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Blood drive, indoor flea market & outdoor car show, sponsored by Knights of Columbus #569.

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors:, $30 ten-foot spot. Info: (718) 729-8957.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026

SENIOR ACTIVITIEs

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, free SNAP screenings for all seniors 60+. Eligibility check and application help. Info: (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, 6-week computer class for seniors 60+, classes began Apr. 28. Call: John (718) 559-4329 to register.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc., SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mondays, 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly 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 buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology and the 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). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Contact: (718) 886-5777.

Meetings

AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, 12 p.m.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325, Job Club, Wednesdays (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women's Support Group, Wednesdays (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

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

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