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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 12:13 pm, Wed Nov 21, 2012.

Queens Historical Society presents “Permanent Residence: Uncovering the Cemeteries of Queens” through April at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave. in Flushing. Call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 or email info@queenshistoricalsociety.org

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its program of independently-curated exhibitions: “Contested Territories,” that will remain on view through Jan. 6, 2013. Contested Territories is an exhibition that explores the interaction of the city and society in an age of conflict. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows/Corona, presents ReGeneration now through Jan 13. Ten artists will present their interpretations of cultural sustainability. For over 450 exhibits as well as featured events and programs,visit nysci.org/visit

“Three Generations” features the works of three generations of the Aguilera family — artists Raphael, Florencio and Chencho. Their paintings and drawings capture the history of Ayamonte, Spain from 1903 to the present day. The exhibit is on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 225-05 56 Ave. in Bayside and will continue through Jan. 5. For more information visit the website at QCCArtGallery@qcc.cuny.edu or call (718) 631-6396.

AUDITIONS

Slow Pitch Softball of Queens is now enrolling for the 2013 summer season. Visit spsofqueens.com or email spsofqueens@gmail.com for more information. Limited space is available.

STAR is looking for actors to audition for established senior repertory company. Call (718) 776-0529.

Socrates Sculpture Park at 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, is looking for artists and architects with a deadline of Jan. 7. Visit socratessculpturepark.org, click on the exhibition tab and search for artist opportunities for more information and to print out an application.

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.

Theatre

Parkside Players presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy Moon Over Buffalo at 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills on Fridays, Nov. 23 and 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14/$12 for seniors. For reservations call (718) 353-7388.

Dance

The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Colombia de fiesta with Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez and his Band through Dec. 9 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, students and seniors are $27. Friday tickets are $25. Call (718) 729-3880.

Enjoy excerpts from Tchailkovsky’s beloved Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” performed in full costume by the Ohman School of Ballet on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. The performance is free.

Music

The Astoria Big Band Concert set to be given on Nov. 3 has been postponed to Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Steinway Reformed Church, 41st Street and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria. It is free.

Artists of the Kunqu Society and students of its workshop will present highlights from Kunqu classics in a concert called “The Beauty of Kunqu” to be held at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. This concert is free.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a Christmas craft sale plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for more information.

Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-01 Kessel Street, Forest Hills, will hold a holiday shoppe on Friday, Nov. 30 from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free, but there will be a preview sale on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-9 p.m. with $5 admission fee, &hich includes free coffee and cake.

Meetings

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.

New York Cares will hold a meeting to recruit new volunteers on Monday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. at Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave.

A National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support group will be held at the Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. The group welcomes family and caregivers as well and meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month.

Jointhe Knitting Circle at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Mondays, Dec. 3 and17from 6 to 7 p.m.This is a meeting for adults who know how to knit and not a class. Call (718) 229-4000 Ext. 214.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $7 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.

An Overeaters Anonymous support group will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. The group meets every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.

VFW post 4784, located at 19-12 149 St., Whitestone, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. All those who served in the military overseas are invited to attend.

for kids

Bring your little one who is between the ages of 18 & 36 months and join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for Furry Friends on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.This program will include games, songs, a snack, a craft, live animals and a nature walk (weather permitting). Limited to 8 parent/child pairs. Call 718-229-4000 to reserve a pre-paid spot today. Cost is $16.

CLASSEs

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.

A job search strategies workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. at Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. The workshop will cover what is needed to start a job search, general and career-specific websites, safely finding and applying for jobs online, posting a resume online, following up after applying online as well as other topics. For more information call (718) 900-0746.

An AARP defensive driving class will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at Laurelton Library, 134-26 225 St. Call (718) 479-8914 for more information.

A Scrabble club will be held at the East Flushing Library, 196-36 Northern Blvd. on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

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.

On Mondays at 10 a.m. there will be an ongoing discussion titled “In the News” at the Clearview Selfhelp Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Other classes held at the center include: QiGong on Mondays, at 10:45 a.m., dance aerobics on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., aerobics at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wii Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m., bingo on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m., Staywell exercises on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and dance fitness on Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Call (718) 224-7888 for more details.

Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills is now offering a ballet fitness fusion class which will combine the fundamentals of ballet barre work with traditional fitness training. This Wednesday class is designed to strengthen, tone and shape the lower body. Classes will run through Dec. 19. Free for members of the CQY; nonmembers can purchase a 10-class card at $150. One can start classes anytime.

The Sunnyside Community Senior Center, 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside, offers free classes in Argentine tango every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Beginning tai chi classes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. with the intermediate level on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Creative writing classes are at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 411 or email jmonterroso@scsny.org.

CLASSEs

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host a dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. From 8-11 p.m. there will be a social dance. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information. Cost is $10 per person or you can buy a series card.

Special Events

On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. the Northern Woodside Coalition will present a Manton Christmas tree lighting with hosts John and Rita Manton at 33-30 58 St., Woodside. A reception at Christ Lutheran Church, 33-57 58 St., will follow. Performances will include the Goliard Carolers and Manny Perez & Friends. Call the Northern Woodside Coalition at (718) 205-1030 for more 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.

Join Hands-on History: Decorate the Manor on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave. Learn about and make historic winter decorations for your home. For more information call (718) 206-0545.

A soul moving concertto benefit the Howard Beach Judea Center Hurricane Sandy relief effort withtraditional, Yiddish, Latino, show tunes, old and modern songs featuring Rabbi Cantor George Hirschfeldand company will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at theHoward Beach Judea Center, 162-05 90th St. Tickets are $20. Dairy buffet served.RSVP at(718) 835-2298

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens celebrates Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., in Corona. There will be dancing and Latin American music with an artistic presentation by Francisco Cantilo. Free. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call (718) 261-7664 to make a reservation.

Social Activities

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. Call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org for more information.

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Middle Village Adult Center will hold a beginner’s computer course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and an Excel and PowerPoint course on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. These classes will begin on Nov. 26 and run through Jan. 9, 2013. Each class consists of ten 2-hour sessions. The center also holds classes in Zumba on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. and Zumba and Pilates on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. Call Richard or Lorri at (718) 894-3441 for more information.

The Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., is offering free Chinese language clases every Thursday at 1p.m.; its very first Dear Abby Group every Thursday at 11 a.m.; free ESL classes for Chinese speakers, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m.; and the Knitting and Crochet club every Thursday at 1 p.m. for beginners and experts. For more information, please contact the Pomonok Senior Center at (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., welcomes seniors age 60 and older, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. offering activies, health seminars, exercise classes, bingo Tuesday through Saturday, billiards daily, monthly bus trips, a food pantry (Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.). Flo Michaels entertains on Friday, Nov. 30 from 4-7 p.m. Ticketes are $8 ($10 at the door). For more information call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

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, ceramic, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, for area seniors.

An exercise class for seniors. meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Community Campus, Queens Village. For more information call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100.

 

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of activities and exercise classes including Wii sports, billiards, bingo, and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

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