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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, bonnie@maplegrovecenter.org.

Mixed Media Exhibit, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Fort Tilden, on the Rockaway side of the Marine Park Bridge, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4 p.m., until March 23. Local artists on display: watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, photography and more. Special Irish Fun Afternoon, Saturday, Mar. 8, 1-3 p.m.

THEATER

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

“Nunsense: The Mega-Musical,” Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, Friday, Mar. 14, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Mar. 8, 15, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Mar. 9, 16, 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 children 11 & under. Contact: Dolores Voyer (917) 579-5389, maggieslittletheater@gmail.com, maggieslittletheater.org/tickets.html.

“Children of Eden,” All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside, Fridays, Mar. 7, 14, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Mar. 8, 15, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Mar. 9, 16, 4 p.m. $20 adults, $18 seniors, $16 children under 13. Contact: (718) 736-1216.

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fridays, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

MUSIC

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra 50th Season, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Sunday, Mar. 9, 2 p.m., $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, tickets available at door. Includes works by Weber, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Contact: (718) 374-1627, fhso.org.

Les DelicÈs, Five Boroughs Music Festival, King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Friday, Mar. 14, refreshments 6 p.m., French Baroque concert, 6:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at door, $15 students. Contact: kingmanor.org/events/concert.php.

Musica Reginae Concert, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, Saturday, Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (ages 13-21), kids under 12 free with an adult. Concert of works by Brahms and Schumann. Contact: musicareginae.org.

Paul Joseph Quartet, St. Patrick’s Day Jazz, Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 23, 1 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Contact: pauljoseph.com.

FILM

6th Annual NY Reelabilities Film Festival, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Sunday, Mar. 9; Monday, Mar. 10. $8 donation requested. Three feature films on living with disabilities, follow-up discussions with directors/actors from each. Contact: (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, cgy.org/tickets.

LECTURE

Quakers: An Ethic of Tolerance & Respect, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 16, 2:30-4:30. Lecturer Cheshire Frager discusses Quaker principles expressing respect for all. $5-8. Contact: queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Learn to Build & Cultivate Relationships with Individual Donors, with fundraising consultant Dara Silverman, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave. (entrance on 37 St.), Astoria, Wednesday, Mar. 12 & April 9, 6-8 p.m. $10. Contact: queenscouncilarts.org/fundraising-101/.

CLASSES

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.

Defensive Driving Course, St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Pl., Middle Village, Saturday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45 pp. Contact/register: (718) 326-1911.

Indoor Gardening Workshop, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sunday, Mar. 8, 12-1:30 p.m. $6. A workshop on starting summer vegetables. Pre-registration required, contact: (718) 886-3800, education@queensbotanical.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. Contact: (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. Contact: (718) 263-7000.

COMMUNITY

Festive Purim Celebration, Flushing Jewish Community Council, 136-23 Sanford Ave., Thursday, Mar. 13, 7 p.m. Costumes welcome. Contact: (718) 463-0434, flushingjcc.org, flushingJCCC@gmail.com.

Flushing House Open House, ‘March into Spring’, Saturday, Mar. 22, 2-4 p.m. & Monday, Mar. 24, 6-8 p.m. Experience all that’s new at New York State’s largest not-for-profit, ‘Independent Living’ retirement community offering: fun, safety, socialization, convenience and freedom of choice. Meet and greet the management team and enjoy music, appetizers and refreshments. Free, seating is limited. Call to RSVP: (718) 762-3198, ext. 3014.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Parashat & Haftarat Club, Saturday, Mar. 8, 12:30 p.m. Free. Expression in the Arts, Purim sing-along and more. Sunday, Mar. 9, 11:30 a.m. $5 pp. Contact: (718) 459-1000, rpjc.org.

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.

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. Contact: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

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 Charitie of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturdays, Mar. 15,29, 8-12 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

KIDS/TEENS

“HSBC Children's Garden Family Day,“ Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Saturday, Mar. 15, 2-4 p.m. Free. Plant seeds, learn about the environment, register early for the Spring Session. Info: queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden.

Bilingual Dance for Children Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Saturdays, Mar. 8-June 7 (14 sessions), ages 5-8, 10 -11 a.m; ages 9-13, 11 a.m.-noon. Each workshop concludes with a performance. $150 (discount available for families), enrollment limited. Contact: Soledad Lopez or Kathryn Giaimo (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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. Contact: (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser, Donovan’s Pub, 57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, Thursday, Mar. 13, 6-9 p.m. Honoring Msgr. Michael Hardiman, benefits community programs. $20 donation (food & drink included). Contact: Adriana (718) 476-8449, ext. 12, abeltran@woodsideonthemove.org.

Taste of the World Food Festival, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Auditorium, 72-55 Austin St., Forest Hills., Sunday, Mar. 16, 2:30-5 p.m. $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door. Showcases local restaurants and from neighboring communities, proceeds benefit the church. Contact: (718) 268-6251.

Chili Cook-Off, Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Saturday, Mar. 22, doors open at 4 p.m., $10, includes a tasting of each chili entry plus house chili and chips. Contact: (718) 894-4000 x133, info@martinlutherNYC.org.

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.

Flea Markets

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. Contact: Steve (718) 224-3052.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, Mar. 22, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

SHABBAT

Shabbat Across America, Friday, Mar. 7, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., services at 5:45 p.m.; dinner at 6:45 p.m. Open to the community, prepaid reservations by Mar. 3, $20 pp, $8 (children 6-12), free for kids under 5. Contact: (718) 459-1000, rpjc.org. Havurat Yisrael Synagogue, 68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills, 6:30 p.m. Join your neighbors in synagogues from coast to coast to celebrate Shabbat dinner. $10 for newcomers. Contact: (718) 261-5500, hyoffice18@yahoo.com by March 4. Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke., 7:00 p.m. $30 pp, $18 for first two children 5-18, additional children free, free for kids under 5. Contact: (718) 776-3500, hollishillsjc.org.

MEETINGS

AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1 p.m. Next meeting: Mar. 17. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, noon.

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. Contact: 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. Contact: (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). Contact: 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. Contact: 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. Contact: (718) 886-5777.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325, Job Club, Wednesdays (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women's Support Group, Wednesdays (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for both programs. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park, Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: (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? Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

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

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