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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

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

THEATER

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

“We Women Do It Better! (°Nosotras lo hacemor mejor!),” Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, May 30-June 29. Performances en el Espa–ol; Fri., 8 p.m. & Sat., 3 p.m. Performances in Spanish: Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. $27 adults, $25 students/seniors. Info/tickets: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

MUSIC

“Women Composers,” Carol Sudhalter’s 13-piece Astoria Jazz Band, Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave., Sat. May 24, 7 p.m., donations accepted. Info: (718) 426-5997.

“Wings of Song” concert series, jazz and swing, Broken Reed Saxophone Quintet, St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Sun., June 1, 3 p.m. Suggested donation: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors. Contact: (718) 268-7772, gingerbreadplayers.com.

50th Anniversary Concert, Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sun. June 8, 2 p.m. $5 adults, $3 students/seniors, available at the door. Contact: (718) 374-1627, fhso.org.

“An Afternoon of Tangos,” Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Sunday to Remember, performance by Quintet of the Americas, at El Paraiso, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona, Sun. May 25, 2:30 p.m. $5, suggested donation. Reservations req’d: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

CLASSES

Defensive driving course, for insurance and point reduction, American Martyrs Church, 79-43 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Sat., May 31, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Info/register: (718) 360-9720.

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

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month. 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 for June classes 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.

DANCE

“Retrospectiva,” an evening of flamenco, Spanish classics & zarzuela by the American Bolero Dance Company, Tony Bennett Concert Hall at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35 Ave., Astoria, Sat., May 31, 8 p.m. $28 adults, $20 seniors, $12 students/children. Contact: (718) 392-8888, ambolero.com.

LECTURES

Drinking History: A Pint of the Past, Beer & Home Brewing in 19th Century New York, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Sun., June 29, 3 p.m. Free, reservations required. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.org, kingmanor.org/events.

KIDS/TEENS

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Sat., 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, Series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries; 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale; meets Mon., Wed., Fri., 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, with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Poppenhusen Institute, ages 8-12; 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Sat., thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., Free. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

World’s Fair Train Show, watch model trains through a display which includes a mini World’s Fair Unisphere; Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sat.-Mon., May 24-26, 10 a.m.-5.p.m. Free with general admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, education@queensbotanical.org.

National Women’s Health & Wellness Awareness Day, Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, Sat., May 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info/register: (718) 712-0873, qscan.org.

Comedy Night, featuring Moody McCarthy, Dave Konig & Jonny Lampert, Howard Beach Judea Center, 162-05 90 St., Howard Beach, Sat., May 31, 9 p.m. $36 in advance, $40 at door. RSVP: (718) 845-9443.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

Little Neck-Douglaston, Jayson Ave. & Northern Blvd., Mon. May 26, 2 p.m. Free.

Whitestone, oldest Memorial Day parade in Queens, Mon., May 26, ceremony on field at 149th St. & 15th Drive, 12 p.m., followed by parade at 1 p.m. Free.

Maspeth, United Veterans & Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth, Walter A. Garlinge Memorial Park, 72 St. & Grand Ave., Sun. May 25, 1 p.m. Free.

COMMUNITY

Luau Party, hosted by Nativity B.V.M. Columbiettes, Church Hall, 91 St. & Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, Sat., May 24, 12 p.m. $15 includes buffet lunch, drinks, dessert. RSVP by May 19 to (718) 843-1046.

Willets Point walking tour, Sun., May 25, 4 p.m., walk to the area from central Flushing to understand political, economic & ecological issues. Register: mas.org/tours.

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

70th Anniversary of D-Day, Whitestone Memorial Field, 149th St. & 15th Drive, Fri., June 6, 11 a.m. Followed by luncheon for all veterans at Whitestone VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St. RSVP: (718) 746-0540.

Grocery auction, Emanuel Church, 91st St. at Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven, Fri., June 6, 7:30 p.m. $8, includes fifty chances to win groceries of your choice! Info: (718) 849-1153.

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

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.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Ann Church, Parish Hall, 142-30 58 Ave., Flushing, Mon., May 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Raphael’s Church, outdoors, rummage sale, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, Sun. June 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: (718) 729-8957.

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

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

MEETINGS

38th Assembly District Part B Regular Democratic Club, monthly meeting, Richmond Hill Block Association office, 110-08 Jamaica Ave., Thurs., May 29. Guest speaker Assemblyman Mike Miller. Contact: 38DemPartB@gmail.com.

North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, LIJ Hearing & Speech Center, 270-05 76 Ave., New Hyde Park, every third Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m.

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

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Have a loved one with memory loss? Selfhelp Community Services Inc., 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Stimulating program – One, two, three or four days a week; half-days are also available. Call Ellen Sarokin or Cathy O'Sullivan: (718) 631-1886.

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

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

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

Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Mon.-Fri., 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.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mon. at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mon. and Thurs. at 10:30; Eldercise, Tues. at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wed. at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thurs. at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Mon., Tues. and Fri. at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thurs. of month. Monthly buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer 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, yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, meals and more). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Do you provide help to a family member, friend or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Free support services. Contact: Anne Attanas, LMSW, (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, Wed. (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women’s Support Group, Wed. (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Job placement assistance, ANIBIC, 61-35 220 St., Bayside, a nonprofit organization serving children and young disabled adults in the community with job & apartment placement.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous Drug problem? Call Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meeting 7 days a week.

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

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

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

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