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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibit

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces Donut Muffin, an exhibition that explores dialogues in New York-based contemporary painting and sculpture, opening Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2-5 p.m., on view through March 10. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 pm. and by appointment. Contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or visit dosrsky.org.

AUDITIONS

Community Singers of Queens will resume for spring concerts. Auditions are at the Lutheran Church Church of the Messiah at 42-15 165 St., Flushing, at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. For more information call (718) 658 102.

The Oratorio Society of Queens will begin rehearsing “Messa di Gloria” by Puccini, opera choruses and Americana for the Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19 with Maestro David Close and the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at 7:45 p.m. beginning Jan. 14 in the FSG hall at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing. Auditions are Mondays, Jan. 14 and 21 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (718) 279-3006.

The Queens College Choral Society seeks new members for its Spring 2013 concert season, which will feature the performance of J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass on Saturday, May 18. Auditions for new members will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Music Building Room 246, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., on Wednesdays: Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 16 from 7:30-9:45 p.m. in room 270. Auditions consist of basic singing skills. No preparation is necessary. For further information visit qcchoralsociety.org. To schedule an audition contact James John, Music Director, at (718) 997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond HIll will hold rehearsals beginning on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., for a spring concert on April 14. The program with professionals soloists and chamber orchestra will be Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert’s Mass in A flat. Semester dues are $60 which entitle singers to five free tickets. Visit richmondhillny.com/arts/smc for more information.

Theatre

The Secret Theatre, 44-07 23 St., Long Island City, will show “Urinetown: The Musical!” on Thursday - Saturday, Jan. 10-26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18. Call (718) 392-0722.

There will be a live presentation of “Special Effect,” 20 underground animations featuring original music by Lucky Dragons and Seabat on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Tickets are $15 for the public, $9 for members, free for Silver Screen members and above. Advance tickets are available online at movingimage.us or by phone at (718) 777-6800.

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider brings his zany comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for all seats. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Dance

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, premieres “Afro Tango” on Friday, Jan. 25. The show runs through March 17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35; students and seniors $32; Fridays only $30. For information and tickets call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

Film

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, will present a “Best of 2012” program of films selected by chief curator David Schwartz and assistant film curator Rachael Rakes, through Feb. 22. The cost is $12. Times vary. Visit movingimage.us or call (718) 777-6888 for hours and more information.

Paul Williams, legendary songwriter, singer, actor and subject of the documentary “Paul Williams: Still Alive” will be honored with a weekend retrospective at Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, from Jan. 25-27. Prices and times vary. Visit movingimage.us or call (718) 777-6800.

Music

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing works by Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel and others on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Admission will be $12 and $10 for students and senior citizens. TDF vouchers are accepted.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, hosts Poetry and Music: Poet George Wallace and Music from the Aaron Copland School of Music on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. Admission is $12.

Flea Markets

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts a flea market on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.

Lecture

Read and discuss Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at Queens Village Community Library’s book club, 94-11 217 St. Call the library at (718) 776-6800 for more information.

Meetings

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $6 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

A schizophrenics anonymous self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400 for more information. The group is free.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave., enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor. Come and spend an evening learning about good photography and enjoying excellent photography-related programs. On Jan. 16 at 7:15 p.m. listen to “Exposure Time” with Ettoree Trrauzzi and on Jan. 30 at 7:15 p.m. enjoy “Show and Tell” with Adam Holstein. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org for more information.

Free public speaking/effective communication˝meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. Learn to be comfortable speaking before an audience. Meetings are held at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact club vice president membership at (646) 748-8290.

CLASSEs

Tai chi is being offered at Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Registration is now ongoing for the winter series of 11 classes beginning on Monday, Jan. 7 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The cost is $44 for members/$83 for the general public. Call Ellen Shajnfeld at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 to register or visit cqy.org/registration for more information.

The Central Queens Y at 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, is offering yoga for the active senior adult. Registration is now ongoing for the winter series of 11 classes. Cost is $52 senior CQY members/ $94 senior general public/ $132 under 65 CQY members/ $163 under 65 general public. For more information call Robin Budnetz at (718) 268-5011 ext. 504 or email rbudnetz@cqy.org.

LaGuardia Community College is hosting an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 23 for those interested in becoming credentialed alchohol and substance abuse counselors. The information session runs from 6-9 p.m. in the college’s B-building Room BA-01 at 30-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. To RSVP email ACEProfessional@lagcc.cuny.edu. For more information call (718) 482-5125.

“Make Your Own Pillowcase,” a sewing basics workshop for teens, will be given on Mondays, Jan. 14 and 28 at 4 p.m. at Queens Village library, 94-11 217 St. Call the library at (718) 776-6800 for more information.

Falls are becoming an increasing problem among older adults, so it is important to take steps to reduce the risk. Those with walkers and canes are welcome and are encouraged to enroll in Balance Training, Section 3 at 1:40 p.m., where they will receive extra assistance, at Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Registration is now ongoing for the winter series of 10 classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15. For more information call Robin Budnetz at (718) 268-5011 ext. 504 or email rbudnetz@cqy.org.

There will be a drum workshop on Monday, Jan. 28 at 4 pm. at the Douglaston/Little Neck Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd. Call the library (718) 225-8414 for more information.

Queens Library Enrich Your Life presents Magic Tricks workshops for teens on Wednesdays: Jan. 16 at 4 p.m. at St Albans Library, 191-05 Linden Blvd., (718) 528-8196; Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St., (718) 776-6800; Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Bellerose Library, 250-06 Hillside Ave., (718) 831-8644; and Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Briarwood Library, 85-12 Main St., (718) 658-1680. Admission is free. Call your library for more information or visit queenslibrary.org.

CLASSEs

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens is offering free art classes for children ages 8 to 16 on Tuesday and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at NYC Parks & Recreation-ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria. For more information call (718) 261-7664 or email laccq@aol.com

Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. join Rabbi Waidenbaum at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., to learn and discuss the weekly Torah portion. On Mondays the Rabbi will teach a class, “Jewish Choices — Jewish Voices,” from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The Parashat and Haftarat Club discusses the Torah portion Bo on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. The club is led by Rabbi Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. A light bite will be served. There is no charge for any class and all are welcome. Call (718) 459-1000 for more information.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Adult education classes will be held at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. Rabbi Waidenbaum will be teaching several adult education classes. No charge. Call for more information, (718) 459-1000.

Special Events

Bayside Historical Society will host its annual art show beginning Jan. 13 through Jan. 27. Opening reception will be on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Come to “The Castle” at 208 Totten Ave, Fort Totten in Bayside. Visitors can enjoy a vocal performance by Lindsay Magiddo. Admission is $8 per person, free to BHS members.

Bayside Business Association Presents: 10th Annual “Taste of Bayside” on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Adria Hotel and Conference Center, 220-33 Northern Blvd., featuring food and beverage samplings from area restaurants. Cost is $30.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts a dance on Saturday nights from Jan. 12 to 26 at 8 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100 for information.

Los Pleneros De La 21 comes to Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Sunday, Jan. 13 for a 1 p.m. interactive arts workshop and a 2:15 p.m. performance. Cost of the workshop is $6/$5 children/ free for members with tickets to the 2:15 p.m. show. Tickets to the show cost $12/$10 members/$8 children/$6 member children. Call (718) 463-7700 for tickets and information.

Join the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., for a Tu B’Shevat luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. The cost is $18 per person. Pre-paid reservations must be made by Tuesday, Jan. 22. Call (718) 459-1000.

Close Embrace - Nimbus Dance Works comes to Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26 for a 1 p.m. interactive arts workshop and a 2:30 p.m. open rehearsal and talk. Cost for the workshop is $6/$4 children/ free for members with tickets to the 2:30 p.m. program. The open rehearsal costs $12/$10 members/$8 children/ $6 member children. For more information call (718) 463-7700.

Join open mic night with Performance Poets Association on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main St. There will be a special guest, Smooth, a masterful poet who writes about the soul of contemporary society. Call (718) 661-1200 for more information.

An electronic waste recycling event will be held at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800 ext. 330 or email dhector@queensbotanical.org.

St. Josaphat’s RC Church of Bayside will hold a St. Nicholas Day dinner dance on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2-6 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210 Street. Donation is $35. Plenty of free parking. Call Helen at (718) 746-5138 for information.

The Samuel Field Y has two weekday programs for preschool children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities and their families. On Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there is Monday Magic: Learn and Play at the Bay Terrace Center: 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, welcomes all seniors age 60+. Come and enjoy a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, lap top classes, excercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

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, starting Jan. 12, 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 have a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Call (718) 886-5777 for further information.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes seniors age 60 and older. The center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A food pantry is available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Other activities include daily hot lunch, mini-trips, monthly birthday parties, theme parties and daily exercise. Movies are held every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

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