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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. 25 Years of Madden NFL video game exhibition. Five versions of the groudbreaking game on view and available to play now thru Sunday, Feb. 23. Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, Exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games, through March 2. Museum hours: Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and students with ID, $6 children 3-12, under 3 free.

“Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reactions,” Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, runs thru March 2. Contact (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

THEATER

St. Gregory Theatre Group’s 35th Anniversary, Oak Room of St. Gregory the Great Church, 242-20 88 Ave., Bellerose, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 21-22, 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. A musical review/cabaret of songs of past SGTG shows. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $7 kids (under 12). For tickets call: (718) 989-2451 or email tickets@sgtg.org.

“Freedom High,” Goldstein Theatre at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. First staged reading of Queens College presentation written by Adam Kraar. Tickets are free.

“Hairspray,” Marathon Little Theatre Group, Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Little Neck, Saturdays, Mar. 1, 8, 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 3 p.m. Donation $18 (adults), $16 (seniors & children under 13). Contact: (718) 229-4644, (718) 428-1580 or mtgproducer@gmail.com.

Queens Secret Improv Club, comedy every Wednesday-Saturday, approx. 7:30 p.m. $7, for the best improv in Queens. 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

MUSIC

The Shops at SkyView Center Concert Series, NYC-based jazz band Alter View, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2-4 p.m., 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing, opening act at 1:30 p.m. Information: shopsatskyviewcenter.com, alterviewmusic.com.

DANCE

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy New York City Season, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Little Theater, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students. Contact: Marisa Martin (718) 956-3037, marisa@greenspacestudio.org.

“A Night with Dancers,” Queens Council on the Arts, 3-11 35 Ave., entrance on 37th St., Astoria, Friday, Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m. $5. Contact: Lauren, drosa@queenscouncilarts.org.

CLASSES

Geocaching 101, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Saturday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $24 pp (adults and children - under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Modern day treasure hunting (must bring own handheld GPS device). Class is limited. Pre-registration required, call (718) 229-4000.

Tango Dance Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greepoint Ave., Sunnyside, Fridays & Saturdays, 5-6 p.m., now-March 22. Taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, for men/women, no experience needed. $150 for 15 classes, $100 for 5 classes, $25 per class. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

Dance with Instruction, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday night, 7:15-8 p.m., social dance follows at 8 p.m. $10. Call: (718) 478-3100.

Defensive Driving Course, Forest Hills Jewish Center, sponsored by the National Safety Council, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Mar. 9, 9 a.m-3:30 p.m. Call: (718) 263-7000.

COMMUNITY

Volunteer youth baseball/football coaches, LP Fam Youth Organization, baseball ages 5-14, football ages 9-12, teams play in spring, summer and fall, 2014. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

Register for February Cycle Youth Job Training & GED Program, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., 3rd Floor. Contact: Evelyn Ortiz (212) 630-9727, eortiz@obtjobs.org, ymcanyc.org/yroads.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday at the Movies, “Arranged,” Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., cake & coffee served after the film, $5 per person. Afternoon Bingo, every Tuesday in Feb., early game, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m., everyone 18 & over. Call (718) 459-1000.

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.

Saturday Night Dances, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturdays, Mar. 1,15,29, 8-12 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

Yoga classes, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, registration ongoing for winter series (14 classes), Mondays (intermediate/open), 10:20-11:20 a.m.; Wednesdays (beginners/seniors), 10:10-11:10 a.m.; Fridays (intermediate/advanced), 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. $168 CQY members, $210 general public; seniors, $66 CQY members, $119 general public. Register: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

KIDS/TEENS

Arts & Crafts Class, Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64 St., Wednesdays, thru Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m., ages 5-12. $65 Members, $75 nonmembers. Contact: Sarah Feldman (212) 912-2180, labohemianartist@gmail.com.

Baseball 2014 registration, Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135 St., South Ozone Park, Saturdays, now-Apr. 19, 12-3 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 5-14. Proof of age (birth certificate, passport, school record). $100 registration includes uniform, insurance, weekly training, games, trophies. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775, Ted Jones (917) 375-6185 or Paul Cox (917) 607-2421.

FLEA MARKETS

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

White Elephant Sale, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org; queenshistoricalsociety.org.

St. Josaphat Flea Market plus Polish Meat & Bake Sale, Parish Hall, 34-32 210 St., Bayside, Sunday, Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Steve (718) 224-3052.

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Presidents’ Day Interactive Performance,” presented by Flushing House Independent Living for Seniors, 38-20 Bowne Street, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2-4 p.m. Free performance by a professional Lincoln impersonator. Seating is limited, RSVP is a must, call: (718) 762-3198, ext. 3014.

Valentine’s Day Gala for Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center Antun's Restaurant, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, Saturday, Feb. 22, 12-4 p.m. $80 donation. Contact Hilda Rodgers (718) 528-8238 or Halvor James (718) 276-0520.

Early 20th Century Animated Cartoons, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. $5, delight in the magical world of projected cartoon images. Contact: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

Valentine’s Day Celebration, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Sunday to Remember Program, Sunday Feb. 23, 2:30-5 p.m., El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42 Ave., Corona. Program is free, donations welcome; enjoy raffles and refreshments. RSVP: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Alley Pond Environmental Center, Papazzio Restaurant, 39-38 Bell Blvd., Bayside, Monday, March 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65 pp (free babysitting available – children must be potty trained). Pre-registration required, call (718) 229-0400.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, fundraiser for St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, Saturday, Mar. 8, 7-11 p.m. Boston Burglars perform and buffet dinner served. Tickets: (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

MEETINGS

Business Card Exchange & Networking Meeting, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Zum Stammtisch Restaurant, 69-46 Myrtle Ave. Contact: President Pat Gatt (516) 835-1433, pattig213@aol.com.

AARP meetings: Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

AARP meeting: Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., meets last Tuesday of each month, noon, next meeting on Feb. 25.

SENIOR ACTIVITIEs

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

CCNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horrace Harding Expy., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kosher/nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact (718) 225-1144.

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

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginner’s drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; drawing and painting, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; dance fitness Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

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, 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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Conquering Strongholds, 5th Edition, Breaking Cycles: Recognize, Confront, Overcome, Linden Seventh-day Adventist Chhurch, 228-20 137 Ave., Laurelton, Saturdays, now-Feb. 22, Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.

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

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Do you provide help to a family member or neighbor? Could you use some help yourself? Call Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

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

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

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.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/information: (516) 802-3142. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516) 826-2058.

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.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th St. and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

Schizophrenics anonymous free 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.

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

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