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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2008 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, presents “A Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Marshall and Caroline Mount Collection” from now through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For information, call (718) 631-6396 or visit www.qccartgallery.org.

St. John’s University is showing the works of Bill Ronalds at the Dr. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery on the Jamaica Estates, campus now through March 5. Ronalds, a former professor in the Fine Arts Department at St. John’s, retired in 2004 and has been working on a composition of prints, drawings and watercolors. Hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Parkway.

The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, opens Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi, an exhibition that explores the dynamic and productive working relationship between artist-designer Isamu Noguchi and the man credited with the invention of what came to be known as “Japanese Modern,” now through March 16, 2008. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., presents “Olu Oguibe’s Women of Substance — A Canon in Progress,” an exhibit of portraits, now through March 22. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call (718) 658-7400.

Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents White Landscape, drawings by Jin Lee from now through March 28. Gallery talk Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5-6 p.m.; reception from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery will be closed Feb. 12, 18 and March 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens Library will feature an exhibit Poets on Painters from now through March 30 at Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. The collaborative exhibit juxtaposes the act of painting with the act of writing, featuring 20 contemporary poets with 20 contemporary painters. Open during library hours.

The Queens Historical Society presents “Queens As It Was: 1880-1920,” now through April at 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Museum hours are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

“Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America,” a multimedia exhibition, runs now through June 28 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Admission is free. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call (718) 997-4747.

The Bayside Historical Society will host a photo exhibit of Bayside past and present titled “That Was Then … This Is Now,” on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Officers’ Club at Fort Totten. Juxtaposed images of early- to mid-20th century Bayside with their modern counterparts will be shown accompanied by a narrative. Requested donation will be $3. For information, call (718) 352-1548.

AUDITIONS

The Oratorio Society of Queens will hold rehearsals every Monday at 7:45 p.m. for its annual spring concert at the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue, Flushing. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 18. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple “listening.” For information, call (718) 460-0726.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory is looking for people interested in joining. Rehearsals are on Friday mornings. For details, call Ronnie or Natalie at (718) 347-2310, or (718) 776-0529.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.

FILM

The Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, will present a tribute to St. Clair Bourne, the prominent African-American filmmaker and activist, who died in December, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. The program will include a selection of clips from his films and a panel discussion about his life and work. Bourne made more than 40 films, mainly documentaries about African-American culture and politics. Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors over 65 and students with I.D.; $5 for children ages 5-18. Children under 5 and museum members are free. For information, call (718) 784-0077.

THEATER

The Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria, presents “With Power From Kifissia,” Feb. 8-March 16. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday shows are at 7 p.m. Admission is $20, seniors, students and children are $15. For information, call (718) 726-7329.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents the award winning play “Duck-Walls,” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Little Theatre, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. The play takes a critical look at the mental health industry, insurance fraud and teen addiction. Tickets are $5. For information, call (718) 482-5151.

Queens Theatre in the Park at Flushing Meadows Park, presents “Pied Piper,” on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $12. For information, call (718) 760-0064.

Black Spectrum Theatre Company, located in Roy Wilkins Park at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, presents “The Adventures of Kid Zero,” on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14 at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. For elementary students. Tickets are $7 for weekday performances and $10 for the Saturday show. One teacher free for every 20 students. For information, call (718) 723-1800, or visit www.blackspectrum.com.

MUSIC

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Jazz Band will perform on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, as part of the “Jazz Through The Ages” series. General admission is $13; $10 for students and musicians. For information, call (718) 482-5151.

Queens Symphony Orchestra presents “New York, New York” Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. at Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets for the concert are $10-$25. Cost for the lecture is $5. For information, call (718) 326-4455.

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives presents the 3rd annual Memorial Concert featuring Cantor Sol Zim and the JEM Children’s Choir, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Margaret Teitz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For information, call (718) 281-5770.

The Noguchi Museum, Vernon Boulevard at 33rd Road, Long Island City, presents a special performance by internationally-acclaimed experimental percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. For information, call (718) 204-7088.

The Long Island Chapter, National Hampton Alumni Association, and Calvary Baptist Church will present in concert the Hampton University Concert Choir on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. at the church, 111-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for youth up to 18 years of age and college students with I.D. For information, call (718) 297-2301.

Queensborough Community College’s Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives in Bayside, together with the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica, will present the 3rd annual Memorial Concert featuring Cantor Sol Zim on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Reservations are required. Contact the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at (718) 281-5770.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at Miguelina’s, 63-20 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 326-2992.

DANCE

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents the world premiere of the musical “Tango and Milonga,” with music by 2007 Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena, now through March 23. Tickets are $25-$30. For information call (718) 729-3880.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Father’s Guild of St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, announces its annual oldies dance starring Kenny Vance and the Planatones, co-founder of Jay Black and the Americans, on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets are $30 and include food.

The SAFAD Chapter of Hadassah of Forest Hills is holding its annual Mid-Winter Mediterranean Brunch and Get Together on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Muscat Kosher Dairy Restaurant, 178-07 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows. Reservations are required. Guests are welcome. Cost is $30, which includes a $10 donation to SAFAD. Send your check, made out to SAFAD Hadassah to Florence Halbright, 98-51 Queens Blvd., 3C, Rego Park, NY 11374-4375.

St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, offers free legal aid in a limited 12-week program, every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., now through March 20. Most legal matters will be discussed. For appointments, call (718) 347-5990.

REUNIONS

The Alumni Association of Saint Demetrios Greek-American School of Astoria is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their school on Friday, Feb. 29 with a dinner dance at Terrace of the Park in Flushing Meadows Park. All St. Demetrios students, former and current teachers, principals and priests are invited. To register, call Jimmy Hartofilis at (718) 762-3060.

Christ the King High School will be holding two reunions. A reunion for the Class of ’68, ’73, ’78 and ’83 will be held on Saturday, March 15. The reunion for the Class of ’88, ’93, ’98 and ’03 will be held on Saturday, May 3. For information, call the Alumni office at (718) 366-7400, ext. 272.

St. John’s Prep Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, April 12 for the classes of ’83, ’88, ’93 and ’98. If you are interested in attending, call the Alumni Office at (718) 721-7200, ext. 686.

June and January 1953 Newtown High School graduates are planning its 55th reunion in May 2008. Call Wolfgang Radermacher at (718) 899-0905 for information.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

New York Metropolitan Country Music Association presents a Country and Western dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 with the Mary Lamont Band at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., at 7 p.m. Band starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 per person and $10 for CMA members.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, presents Saturday dances on Feb. 9 and 23 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe.

TOURS

Journey back to the final years of the 19th century on an Urban Park Ranger tour of Fort Totten. Find out the history behind this Civil War era water battery that was built to protect New York’s Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Meet at Fort Totten Ranger Station (enter park at fort entrance, north of intersection of 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway).

FLEA MARKETS

St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine will run an indoor flea market on Sunday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall. St. Nicholas of Tolentine is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike.

LESSONS

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at the St. Anastasia Church, 45-14 245th St., Douglaston, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $45. For information and registration, call (718) 631-4454.

YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, will sponsor family yoga classes on Tuesdays, now through April 15 at 7:30 p.m. (No classes on Feb 19) for 10 sessions. Cost is $100 for members; $140 for nonmembers. To register, call (718) 353-4553.

Line dancing classes are being offered at the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and beginners class on Mondays at 7 p.m. Cost is $8.

Tai chi workshops will be held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155th St. Cost is $15.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., offers Israeli folk dancing every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Classes in traditional and contemporary watercolor painting are held Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkways, Douglaston. The cost is $20. Beginners are welcome. For information, call (718) 969-1128.

The Queens Community House Kew Gardens offers free English as a Second Language on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. The location is 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. For information, call (718) 268-5960.

MEETINGS

Verizon Telephone Pioneers of America Keller Life Member Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 144-04 14th Road, College Point, at noon.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Community Advisory Program for the Elderly, the counseling center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, has openings in four groups: You and Your Aging Parent, held on Wednesday nights; support group for those with ill spouses, held on Thursday mornings; Alzheimer’s Support Group, held on Wednesday nights; and a newly formed bereavement group, to be determined. If you are interested in joining any of the groups, call Judy at (718) 224-0566. A screening interview is required. Also, the Partner Abuse Counseling Program has a weekly evening support group for women who experience family violence and abuse. There is no fee for this service, but an intake is required before admission. For information and to schedule an appointment, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 248.

Jackson Heights Al-Anon, a self help group for anyone affected by another person’s drinking, meets every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 82nd Street and 34th Avenue on the 1st floor of the Parish House, 82nd Street entrance. For information, call (718) 335-7379.

The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group on all issues. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672.

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