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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2007 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

October Drawing Exhibition will be held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, now through Oct. 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

“Art in Bloom,” will be held at the Voelker Orth Museum, 140-19 38th Ave., Flushing, now Through Dec. 10. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College presents “Spirit and Power in African Art,” now through Dec. 15. The exhibit includes masks, figures, currency, textiles and jewelry, that offers a compelling look at the artistic, social and religious importance of African art and it’s impact on Western and global culture. Free and open to the public. For information, call (718) 997-4747.

“Breaking Barriers: Louis Armstrong and Civil Rights,” on display through Oct. 8 at the Louis Armstrong House, 34-56 107th St., Corona. Free with museum admission. Cost is $8 for adults; $6 for students. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends, noon-5 p.m.

“Face to Face: From See to Shining See;” photographs by Sid Kerner, through Oct. 31 at the Queens College Arts Center in Benjamin Rosenthal Library. Call for hours at (718) 997-3770.

“The Greening of the AQA,” Art Looks at the Environment now through Nov. 3 at the AQA Gallery and Studio, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents an exhibit titled Oasis, now through Nov. 11 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from noon-5 p.m. Curator’s Talk on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, announces the continuation of its independently curated exhibitions: Seeing Things, a photographic exhibit on view through Nov. 12. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) and by appointment. For information, call (718) 937-6317.

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.

“Line (Drawing),” an exhibit that explores the conceptual and formal qualities of line found in a variety of media that relates to and expand upon the conventional idea of drawing, will be on view Oct. 9 through Jan. 20 at Queens Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.

THEATER

Bilingual American premiere of the “Ladies” of Avignon at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, from Oct. 5-Nov. 11. Tickets are $25.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents its Fall production of “Quartet,” Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $14 ($12 for seniors and students, $10 for children 10 and younger). For reservations call (718) 482-3332.

Theatre Time Productions is presenting “12 Angry Men” by Reginald Rose at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St., on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 7 and 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $14/$12 for seniors. For reservations, call (718) 391-8697.

Beari Productions presents “The Gin Game” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Fridays, Oct. 12 and 19 at 8 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 14 and 21 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $13 for seniors. For reservations, call (718) 736-1263.

Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road) employs one of Temporary Distortino’s claustrophobic boxlike installations to stage the story of a man who is haunted by his past and drifting across America from Oct. 12-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City. Cost is $15.

FILM

The Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, presents Cahiers Selects: Arnaud Desplechin from Oct. 6-14. In partnership with Cahiers du Cinema, this retrospective will pair four films, by the contemporary French director Arnaud Desplechin, with films that he selects. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 65 and over and students with I.D.; $5 for children ages 5-18; free for children under 5 and museum members. For information, call (718) 784-4520.

MUSIC

“Benny Powell’s Nexstep” will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. at 8 p.m. For tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222

DANCE

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, presents Tango Buenos Aires on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $42, $39 and $35. For tickets and information, call (718) 631-6311.

The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City, begins its 4th year with Tere O’Connor Dance — Rammed Earth, now through Oct. 7, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 and 9 p.m., Sundays at 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets to all events are $15 and may be purchased in advance via theatermania at (212) 352-3101 or on the Web site at www.chocolatefactorytheater.org. Thursday night performances are free for Queens residents.

TOURS

Long Island City Waterfront Loop, a free walking tour with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Highlights of this walk are the Pulaski bridge views of Long Island City’s transportation heritage, Courthouse Square with MOMA and Queens’ only brownstone row, and Gantry Park’s waterfront panorama. Meet at Vernon Mall, extending south from Dorian’s Cafe at No. 7 Vernon/Jackson station (use west exit-Manhattan end of platform).

A Queens waterfront bike tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Gantry Plaza State Park, at 48th Avenue and the East River in Long Island City. Bring bike, helmet, water and a parent/guardian if you are under 18 years. In case of bad weather, contact Karen at (917) 902-9165. To register, call the Greater Astoria Historical Society at (718) 278-0700.

Discover Fort Totten history in park tour on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. Meet at Fort Totten Ranger Station (enter park at fort entrance, north of intersection of 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway), Bayside.

Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn about the history and design of New York City’s largest pool, the Astoria Pool, at 19th Street and 24th Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forty-five minute tours start every hour on the hour; last tour starts at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

LaGuardia Community College’s Teen Academy will host a Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon, in the E-building Atrium at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Parents and teens can learn about test preparatory and tutorial courses that the program has to offer. For information, call (718) 482-5334 or visit www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ace/courses.asp?Course=Children.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Knights of Columbus, St. Clare Council 12056 is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a dinner dance extravaganza at St. Clare’s Ballroom, 137-36 241st St., Rosedale, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Most Rev. Bishop Thomas Daily. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the rectory. Contact Bob Harper at (718) 949-6928.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will hold Saturday dances Oct. 6 and 20 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe.

FLEA MARKETS

Rummage sale will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 36-01 Bell Blvd., Bayside, on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Clothing, jewelry, bric-a-brac, household goods and furniture will be sold.

All Saints Church, 43-12 46th St., of Sunnyside, if having its annual pumpkin fair on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Great bargains and many vendors.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Queens County Farms Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, will hold its annual Apple Festival on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and free parking.

The Bay Terrace Community Alliance presents brunch and conversation with New York City Comptroller William Thompson, Jr. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Samuel Field/Bay Terrace YM & YWHA, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside.

REUNIONS

St. Fidelis School of College Point Class of 1967 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A reunion party is in the planning stages for Oct. 27 in the school’s auditorium. All 1967 graduates, contact Regina Devine at queen192@juno.com or fax (718) 845-7366.

MEETINGS

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meets on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at noon at Church-on-the-Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. Queens AARP Chorus presents, “Broadway Revisited 2007,” including a solo and dance number in the Broadway musical tradition.

A La Leche League meeting, offering free information and support for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their babies will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St. ,Astoria.

LECTURES

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, presents “Push-Pull — Contrast and Rhythms in Painting,” a demonstration by instructor Robert Cariola on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., will speak at the Ruth and Arthur Coller Memorial lecture at a breakfast forum on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing.

Best-selling author Daniel Mendelsohn will speak on his memoir, “The Lost: A Search For Six of Six Million,” on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. Forest Hills. Cost is $4.

LESSONS

P.S. 38, 135-21 241st St., Rosedale, will sponsor the Empire Safety Council defensive driving class on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. for insurance and point reduction. Cost is $40. For reservation, call Ms. Goodman, parent coordinator at (718) 528-2276, ext. 1 or (347) 563-4442.

Duplicate bridge lessons and games at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., on Wednesdays, at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 and includes a light lunch.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., offers Israeli Folk Dancing with instructor Debra Weil on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. For information, call the office at (718) 263-7000.

HEALTH

Clergy United for Community Empowerment will hold a health fair on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St., Jamaica.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support groups meets Sundays at 10 a.m. at the L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

Gam-Anon is a 12 step program for families of someone with a gambling problem — call the Gam-Anon hotline number for information (877) 664-2469.

City University of New York School of Law offers free legal counseling for immigration and other issues every Thursday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.; and 5-8 p.m. for other legal issues (landlord/tenant, child support, divorce, etc.) at St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. For information and appointments, call (718) 347-5990.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Free flu shots for men and women over the age of 60 at SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village (Creedmoor Community campus) on Tuesdays, Oct. 9 and 30 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 454-2100.

Seniors are invited to visit the Senior Garden at the Queens Botanical Garden any Wednesday during October between 9 and 11 a.m. A member of the membership committee will be on hand to greet and show seniors around the garden and answer questions. Members enjoy the company of the community of senior gardeners while tending three times a week to their own 5x15 foot garden. For information on becoming a member for the 2008 season, call (718) 886-3800.

Queens Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills, offers a lecture: “People Places and Events,” with Marilyn Kaufman on Friday, Oct. 5 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Also, “Social and Political Issues” will be held on Wednesdays, Oct. 10 and 24 from 10:15-11:15 a.m.

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88th 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.-3 p.m.

The Catholic Charities/BFFY Alzheimer’s adult day care center, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing, has openings for diagnosed Alzheimer’s/dementia participants Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Therapeutic activities and a meal are included. Caregivers support group is available every Tuesday from 10:15-11:45 a.m. For information, call (718) 358-3541.

The Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, is preparing a new fall program. Visit or call (718) 268-5960 for information.

Hillcrest Senior Center, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica Estates, regular offerings: flea market every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; computer training Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment; support group through poetry, first Wednesday of each month. For information, call (718) 291-7171.

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