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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, bonnie@maplegrovecenter.org.

Mixed Media Exhibit, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Fort Tilden, on the Rockaway side of the Marine Park Bridge, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4 p.m., until March 23. Local artists on display: watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, photography and more.

theater

“The Gemini Killer,” Theatre Time Productions, The Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Friday, Apr. 4 & Saturdays, Mar. 29, Apr. 5 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, 3 p.m. $16 adults, $14 seniors. Contact: (347) 358-8102.

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. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

music

1960s Vegas-style lounge-jazz show, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Saturday, Mar. 22, 8 p.m. $35. Contact/tickets: (718) 631-6311, visitqpac.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Jazz, Paul Joseph Quartet, Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing (enter on Jasmine Ave.), Sunday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Contact: (718) 359-5996, pauljoseph.com.

Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, Spring Concert, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Sunday, Mar. 30, 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors/students/advance. Reception to follow. Contact: richmondhillny.com.

LECTURE

Talking About History, “Poking Fun: Political Puns and Social Satire in the Genre Paintings of William Sidney Mount,” York College, 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd., Room 4D01, Jamaica, Thursday, Mar. 27, 12 p.m. Presented by King Manor Museum, and Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan. Free, RSVP recommended. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.org.

DANCE

Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Moscow Festival Ballet, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, Sunday, Mar. 30, 3 p.m. Contact: QPAC Box Office (718) 631-6311, qcc.cuny.edu/qpac/boxoffice.asp.

CLASSES

Tango Dance Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Fridays & Saturdays, 5-6 p.m., now-March 22. Taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, for men/women, no experience needed. $150 for 15 classes, $100 for 5 classes, $25 per class. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

English & ESOL/Civics Class, Flushing Jewish Community Council, two locations: Sheba USA, 72-32 Broadway, Jackson Heights, starting Wednesday, Mar. 19, 6-9 p.m.; ongoing classes, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing, 6-8 p.m. Intermediate & advanced ESOL, Mon-Thu. 9:15 a.m-12:15 & 1-3 p.m. Register: (718) 463-0434.

Defensive Driving Courses, St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, Saturday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Contact/register: (718) 326-1911. Holy Family Parish, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, Mar. 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Contact/register: (631) 360-9720.

Dance with Instruction, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday, 7:15-8 p.m., social dance follows at 8 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

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.

Nature Workshops, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Wildlife Photography with Shari Romar, Saturday, Mar. 22, 1-3:30 p.m. Flower & Macro Photography with H. David Stein, Saturday, Mar. 29, 1-3:30 p.m. $10/one workshop; $18 both photo workshops; advance registration required (limited to 12 people). Sundial Craft, Sunday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. Free (while supplies last). Make a sundial pendant. Contact: (718) 886-3800, ext. 230, queensbotanical.org.

COMMUNITY

Blood Drive, Secular Franciscan Fraternity at St. Adalbert Parish. 52-29 83 St. (enter on 84 St., Elmhurst, Sunday, Mar. 23, 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Contact: Carolyn Talento (718) 821-1875, medical questions to 1 (800) 933-2566, nybloodcenter.org.

Volunteer youth baseball/football coaches, LP Fam's Youth Organization, baseball ages 5-14, football ages 9-12, teams play in spring, summer and fall, 2014. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

Flushing House Open House, “March into Spring,” Saturday, Mar. 22, 2-4 p.m. & Monday, Mar. 24, 6-8 p.m. Experience all that’s new at New York State’s largest not-for-profit, “Independent Living” retirement community offering: fun, safety, socialization, convenience and freedom of choice. Meet and greet the management team and enjoy music, appetizers and refreshments. Free, seating is limited. Call to RSVP: (718) 762-3198, ext. 3014.

Oratorio Society of Queens Bowling Fun Night, San-Dee Lanes, 342 Hempstead Ave., Malverne, Saturday, Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m. $30 pp (incl. food & 3 games, shoe rental); cash bar. Tickets: (718) 279-3006.

Ladies Fitness Night Out, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Wednesday, Mar. 26, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Zumba, Pilates, Body Pump and more mini-classes. $10 in advance, $15 at door. RSVP by Mar. 19 to cgy.org/LadiesNight.

International Day, 34th annual event at Archbishop Molloy High School, 83-53 Manton St., Briarwood, Sunday, Mar. 30, doors open at 1:30 p.m. $10 pp, $5 kids (10 & under). Info: molloyhs.org.

Hillcrest Jewish Center Open House, 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, Sunday, Mar. 30, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Light kosher lunch at 11 a.m., Make your own sundaes at 1 p.m. Contact/RSVP: (718) 380-4145, info@hillcrestjc.org.

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.

Spring Fashion Show Luncheon, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Sunday, Mar. 23, 2 p.m. $20 pp. Saturday Night Dances, Saturday, Mar. 29, 8-12 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

KIDS/TEENS

Hands-on-History: Weaving History, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Mar. 22, 1-3 p.m. Free. Create weavings out of cloth and paper; families with children of all ages. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, kingmanor.org.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, the Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, begins Monday, Mar. 31. 10-week series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 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.

Baseball 2014 registration, Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135 St., South Ozone Park, Saturdays, now-Apr. 19, 12-3 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 5-14. Proof of age (birth certificate, passport, school record). $100 registration includes uniform, insurance, weekly training, games, trophies. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775, Ted Jones (917) 375-6185 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Chili Cook-Off, Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Saturday, Mar. 22, doors open at 4 p.m., $10, includes a tasting of each chili entry plus house chili and chips. Contact: (718) 894-4000 x133, info@martinlutherNYC.org.

March for the Earth, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 23, 10 a.m-1 p.m., celebrate vernal equinox with volunteering and unity at QBG, followed by a festive march to the Unisphere. Free, advance registration required. Contact: (718) 886-3800, rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

St. Josaphat Leisure Club bus to Empire City Casino, St. Josaphat Church, 34-32 210 St., Bayside, Thursday, Mar. 27, bus leaves at 9 a.m., leaves casino at 4 p.m. $25. Register: Joy (917) 921-7631.

Community Healthcare Network Enrollment Drive, Long Island City Health Center, 36-11 21 St., Saturday, Mar. 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free, ages 18 and over. Contact: Kate Mammolito (212) 545-2400, kmammolito@chnnyc.org.

FLEA MARKETS

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

Sidewalk Flea Market, St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., every Saturday, begins Mar. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

MEETINGS

Friends of Cambria Heights Library, general meeting, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Saturday, Mar. 22, 4:15-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 528-3535.

National Council of Jewish Women/Lakeville Section, Guest speaker Dr. Arthur Flug, director of Holocaust Resource Center at Queensborough Community College, Clinton Martin Park, Marcus Ave., East of New Hyde Park Rd., Monday, March 24, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 343-6222.

Richmond Hill South Civic Association, Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd., Thursday, Mar. 27, 7:30 p.m. Special guest from the Fire department.

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. Next meeting: Mar. 17. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, noon.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

55+ Singles Social, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Wednesday, Mar. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $5 pp, free for CQY members. Advance registration required. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext., 160, OlderAdults@cgy.org.

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. Programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Contact: (718) 657-6752.

CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace 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.

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.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group begins Monday, Mar. 17, 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Overeaters Anonymous, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park, Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 937-0163. Other location: Rego Park Library, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. For help with weight loss and/or other disorders.

Al-anon self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking. Jackson Heights, meets every Tuesday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd St. & 34th Ave., Parish House, 1st floor. Contact: (718) 457-1511. Other location: Rego Park, every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road.

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.

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

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

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Do you provide help to a family member or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

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