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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

Flushing Town Hall: Celebrating 150 Years, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will run from Sunday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested admission is $5/members free.

AUDITIONS

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

The Queens College Choral Society is seeking new members for its 2012-13 concert season. Auditions for new members will take place on the following Wednesdays in Room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing: Sept. 5 and 12 from 6-7:15 p.m. Rehearsals are held from 7:30-9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Queens College. A new member welcome party will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Auditions consist of basic singing skills; no preparation is necessary.

Music

New York Opera Forum presents a concert featuring Act III, Pt. 1 of Richard Wagner’s comic masterpiece Die Meistersinger with Bartok’s dark fairy tale Bluebeard’s Castle at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. The suggested donation is $12, $10 for seniors, students and groups of six or more. For reservations and more information, call (718) 268-7772 or visit the church’s website at stlukesforesthills.org.

Flea Markets

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish continues to run its outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

Lectures

A demonstration by Nicholai Khan on spicing up your artwork with an urban contemporary look will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston.

Health

No-cost breast cancer screenings are being offered in Queens through the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s mobile clinic. Locations include: Friday, Sept. 7 at the Merrick Park Baptist Church, 120-02 Marsden St., Jamaica; Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot (upper level), 56-18 69 St., Maspeth; and Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Office of Council Member Peter Vallone Jr., 22-45 31 St., Astoria. Call (877) 628-9090 to schedule an appointment.

Meetings

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.

For Kids

A Back to School Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from noon-3 p.m. at Little Bay Park in Bayside. An afternoon of fun activities including games, rides, craft projects and free giveaways.

CLASSEs

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, presents Zumba Fitness classes on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 5. Rates are $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information call Janet Wolf at (718) 631-5468.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes in all mediums, adults, children, days, evenings. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Costs are: adults, $75 for four sessions; children seven years and up, $50 for four sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

Ongoing watercolor class every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor is Diane Leiberman. Fee is $25 per class. Call (718) 969-1128.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203 St. in Bayside on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

Suran Song offers a free yoga class every Wednesday from 8-9 a.m. at JH Laundromat, 85-15 37 Ave., Jackson Heights.

Free English classes will be given Saturday’s Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at New People’s Church of NY, 46-04 162 St., Flushing. To reserve your seat, register online at newpeopleschurch.com /english.php.

The Queens Community House, Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, is offering Zumba with Nando Zee on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. for $10 per person. Participants must wear sneakers and be at least 16 years old. For information call Amy at (718) 591-6060.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, teaches ballroom dancing every Monday and Friday night from 7:15 to 8 p.m. followed by a social dance. Cost is $10.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.

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.

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.

A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.

Reunion

Bayside High School class of 1962; 50th year reunion on Sunday, October 7 to be held at the Courtyard Marriot at Laguardia, from 2-6 p.m. For information contact EileenTorraca@yahoo.com

Social Activities

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.

Special Events

A farmers market will be held every Friday until fall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Come to a car show at Atlas Park, Cooper Avenue and 80th Street in Glendale, on Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 5-9 p.m. Music from Joe Fuoco. Hosted by East Coast Car Association. All donations will go directly to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside.

A Jamaica Bay sunset cruise, sponsored by the American Littoral Society’s Broad Channel branch, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard the 100-foot, two-decked Golden Sunshine. Departure: 4 p.m. sharp from Pier 4 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn (at Emmons and Bedford avenues). Arrive one half-hour early for boarding. Cost: $45 adults; $20 children (includes narrated tour, wine, cheese, fruit, drinks and snacks). For information call (718) 318-9344.

The FDNY Bravest Boxing Team will host its first boxing event ever held in a NYC casino on Friday, Sept. 14. They will take on the always tough New England Law Enforcement Team for charities at the new Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park. There are 12 bouts with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the first bout scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP ringside. Tickets are on sale now at fdnyboxing.eventbrite.com

SUPPORT GROUPS

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226 for details.

A bereavement group will meet this summer at the Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Pre-registration is a must. Call (718) 225-1144.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group or anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

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

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.

The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a new mourning and bereavement group to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.

Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.

Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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, computer classes and monthly bus trips. For information, call Karen at (718) 456-2000.

United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.

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