An art exhibition with the Mardi Gras theme will run through March 31 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
An exhibit titled “Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey,” organized by Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, will be on view at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. through April 30. Exhibit hours are Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Ralph Weiss Photographs are on view through April 22 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Continuing through April 24 the second of a two-part exhibition on the evolution of art will be on view at the Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will exhibit the photography of documentary photographer Audrey Gottlieb now through May 19. “Vignettes from the Queens Project” is a photo collection that celebrates the diversity of the Queens community.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, announces that “Video<>Object,” will remain on view through March 18. It explores the relationships between video-art and narcissism. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), and by appointment. For further information contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or via email: email@example.com.
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 Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra has openings in oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and bass sections. Auditions will be held during the regular rehearsals of the orchestra on Wednesday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Interested players should contact the conductor, Franklin Verbsky at (718) 374-1627 or (516) 785-2532.
“Tear Jar, the Blues Musical” will be presented March 16-18, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College in Flushing. Tickets are $23-25. For tickets, call (718) 793-8080.
Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston, presents the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” March 17 and 24 at 8:30 p.m. and March 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13. For tickets, call (718) 229-4644.
Alula, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter, accompanied by Alicia Svigals, top Klezmer violinist and a band, will perform an Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tickets are $22 at the door, online (bakerdan.com) $20, and seniors and children under 13 (door and online) are $15.
Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park presents Tom Wopat in a special concert as part of its Celebrity Concert series on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $44 or $60. The box office number is (718) 760-0064.
The Harlem Quartet, a string quartet, will perform on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Lefrak Concert Hall on the Queens College Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., in Flushing. Tickets are $34-$36. Call (718) 793-8080.
A Blues Brothers revue will be presented on Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on the Queensborough Community College campus, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $35-$39. Call (718) 631-6311 to reserve.
All Saints Church Thrift Shop winter sale will be held at 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, on Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Author Nicole Krauss will participate in the Queens College evening reading program on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Music Building on the Flushing Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Tickets are $20 at the door.
On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will welcome landscape architect Michael Veracka as he presents “The Amazing World of Bamboo,” a discussion of the hardy plant’s booming popularity worldwide. Registration required, call (718) 886-3600 ext. 230.
Allison Stagg will discuss “Remembering the War of 1812” in American caricature on Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m. at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., St. John’s Hall, Room 306 in Jamaica. It’s sponsored by King Manor Museum. Reservations requested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.
Elinor Miller, representative from the League of Woman Voters of New York City, will talk at a meeting of the Bayside Jewish Center sisterhood, 203-05 32 Ave. on Monday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m.
The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The guest speaker on Monday, March 19 will be Bob Hogan, member of the Quinn-Fogarty Funeral Home. The topic is living wills. New members welcome.
Tracking the hidden spectacle of bird migration, a Queens County Bird Club presentation by Andrew Farnsworth will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
Queens Best Toastmakers Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room, 79-01 Broadway.
You Gotta Believe, a community-based older child adoption agency, is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.
The Magic School Bus celebrates its 25th anniversary with an all-new musical adventure on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at Colden Auditorium, on the Queens College Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., in Flushing. Tickets are $12-$18. Call (718) 793-8080.
A beginner’s Hebrew class is held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29 at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Registration required. Cost for nonmembers is $5 per session. Free onsite parking. For more information call (718) 961-0030 or freesynagogue.org.
Bayside Historical Society will present a Sunday lecture/workshop series on “The Art of Victorian Flower Arrangement,” featuring guest speaker Natalie Carbone. On March 18, Carbone will offer a workshop on “Dried Pressed Art,” while on March 25 she will cover the “Victorian Bouquet and the Language of Flowers” (both $20 per person and $18 for BHS members, which includes materials). Both events will be held at 2 p.m. at the Officers’ Club in Fort Totten, and pre-registration is required. For more information, call (718) 352-1548 or visit baysidehistorical.org.
Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten Park, Bayside, will offer a family craft workshop to decorate stick puppet characters and make origami baskets on Sunday, March 18 from noon-2 p.m. This program is suitable for children 5-8 years old accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5 per child; $2 per adult. RSVP by March 15 to email@example.com or call (718) 352-1548.
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center at 45-25 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing offers a series of computer classes geared towards seniors. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced computer user, there is a class for you. Sign up now for winter classes. For information call John at (718) 559-4329.
Dance with instructions at the Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Monday and Friday, 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance social. Music by Sal Escott. Admission $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 Wednesday of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.
A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74 Ave. in Flushing, on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.
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.
Italian Charities of America at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Italian classes˝for adults and children. Adult classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Children’s classes are on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. The course is for 14 weeks. Price: adult – $80, children — $75 for first child, $50 for second and third child. Call (718) 478-3100.
A defensive driving course will be held at All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 which includes the driving course, breakfast and lunch. Call church to reserve: (718) 229-5631.
The Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30 St., Astoria, offers classes in Greek folk dance for adults and teens every Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $20 monthly or $150 for the whole year. Bouzouki lessons are also available every Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is open to beginners as well as advanced players of all ages. Students are recommended to bring their own instruments to class. The fee is $40 to enroll and $60 monthly. For more information, call (718) 726-7329.
Yoga with Lorain at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Drop in and start anytime. Six week series $60 members/ $80 nonmembers. Single class $15 members/ $20 nonmembers. Classes are held on Wednesdays, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. The first class will be complimentary. Call (718) 263-7000 ext. 200.
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.’
The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost: $75 for adults, for four sessions, $75 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.
Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for a evening of dancing with square dance caller Jim Emory on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Partners are not required. The cost is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers and $8 for children, 7-12. Pre-registration required by calling (718) 229-4000.
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.
An interactive and educational program using live hawks, falcons and owls will be held at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-register by calling (718)229-4000.
A St. Patrick’s Day luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 18 at noon at All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, 6-12. Reservations are a must. Call the church office at (718) 229-5631.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, join Bayside Historical Society at Fort Totten for a performance of traditional Irish dance by members of the Petri School and taste the fare of Ireland. Donation: $10/$5 for BHS members.
The Mary Louis Academy Parents Club will hold its annual Night of Chance on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates. This year’s theme is Casino Royale. The cost is $25, which includes food, drink and dessert. The event will feature live auctions, silent auctions and raffles. For more information phone (718) 297-2120.
On March 31, Peter Rabbit makes an early visit to Immaculate Conception Parish, 21-63 29 St., Astoria, as a special guest for breakfast. The event, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m., will take place in Lyons Hall, Immaculate Conception School. The cost is: children ages 3-13 years old, $5, 14 years to adult, $9 and children under two are free. Admission includes buffet breakfast, arts and crafts and a photo opportunity with Peter Rabbit. Tickets will be sold on Sundays, March 18 and March 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school hall. To RSVP contact Dewey Hopkins at (347) 215-0154 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on Saturday, March 24 at noon at Marbella restaurant in the Ramada Inn, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside, for its annual luncheon and fashion show. There will be food, music and fashions all for the cost of $40. For information call Irene at (516) 437-7038 (evening).
Nativity BVM/St. Stan’s Parish presents a night of comedy on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Tickets are $20. For information call Steve Jasiak (718) 551-2333.
The Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills, will hold its annual casino night, adults only, on Saturday, March 24, casino and buffet, 7-11 p.m. Admission: $10 CH member, $20 non-CH member. Reservations recommended by March 15. Call (718) 268-7710.
The Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.
Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.
Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.
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.
Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.
The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.
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.
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 Howard Beach Senior Center invites seniors aged 60 and older to become members. The center offers exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, billiards, creative writing, crafts, weekly dances with a DJ, painting and sketching classes, bingo, ballroom and line dancing, Wii bowling and computer classes. The center also takes many trips, including a monthly excursion to Atlantic City. It is located at 156-45 84th St., use the 85th St. entrance, open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at noon. For more information, call (718) 738-8100, or visit their new website at\ howardbeachseniorcenter.org.
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.
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.
The Louis Armstrong House, the longtime home of the great musician Louis Armstrong, is a national historic landmark located on 107 St. in Corona. It is open to the public as a historic house museum and needs volunteers to assist in the Welcome Center. For information, contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or on the web: satchmo.net.
The Samuel Field YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to teach a class in the older adult services or computer department. Applicants should have some experience either teaching or working in their field of interest, but those with a specific hobby they would like to share are welcome to apply. To volunteer, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 233.