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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:30 am

Audition

Theatre Time Productions in Bayside seeks cast for Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” Julia Simmons: 20s-30s (lead role), Dora Bunner: 40s-60s (lead role); Patrick Simmons: 20s-30s (lead role); Phillipa Haymes: 20s-30s (supporting role); Mrs. Swettenham: 40s-60s (supporting role); Edmund Swettenham: 20s-30s (supporting role); Rudi Scherz/Sergeant Mellors: any age (two small roles, one actor). Performances are last two weekends in September. Call for an audition, (347) 358-8102.

Theatre

The Golden Dragon Acrobats special pre-season event, through Sunday, July 28, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $28.95, family 4-pack $99. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.

The Queens Players, “Macbeth,” through Saturday, July 27, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $18. secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722.

Maggie’s Little Theater, Fiddler on the Roof, July 19 and 20, 8 p.m., July 21, 2:30 p.m.; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road. (917) 579-5389, maggieslittletheater.org/tickets. $18, $15 seniors, $12 children 11 and under.

“The Tempest” by Shakespeare, Hip to Hip Theater Company, Sunday, July 28, 8 p.m., Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Flushing. Free.

The 1st annual UNFringed festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City, Aug. 1-24. Information: info@secrettheatre.com, (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.

Film

The work of Jennifer Connelly, Johnny Depp, Slawomir Idziak, Eiko Ishioka, Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze, Ang Lee, Walter Murch, Jeannine Oppewall, Theadora Van Runkle and Julie Weiss, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., through Nov. 10.

“Operation Thunderbolt,” about Israeli recovery of hostages in Entebbe, Uganda; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sunday, July 21, 2:30 p.m. $5 includes coffee and cake. Call (718) 459-1000.

Queens World Film Festival free summer screenings, July 20-Aug. 3, Saturdays and Sundays, 78th Street Plaza at 34th Avenue, Jackson Heights. Contact: Katha Cato, kathacato@gmail.com, (718) 429-2579, queensworldfilmfestival.com.

“Prime Evil,” Aug. 1 at 10:30 p.m., Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. $5. Information: Daniel Reynolds, devilscience@gmail.com, (407) 276-6724, dst3k.com.

Music

Queens Symphony Orchestra performs: Tuesday, July 30, Verdi selections, St. Johns University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Flushing; and Sunday, Aug. 4, a follow-up performance at the Forest Park Bandshell. All concerts are free. Visit queenssymphony.org.

NWC concert, Thursday, July 18, 7-9 p.m., Broadway Park at 59th Street, Woodside.

Irish concert, Thursday, July 26, Windmuller Park, 7-9 p.m., 52nd Street and 39th Drive, Woodside/Sunnyside.

La Piccola Opera, Carmen (abridged), Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71 Ave., Saturday, July 20, 2 and 4 p.m.

Jazz Concert sponsored by Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m. $25, $20 seniors, $15 members. Reservations required. Information/reservations: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org, info@friendsofmaplegrove.org.

JAMS under the stars, a free outdoor concert beginning the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer festival, Friday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m., Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue, between 150 and 153 streets, Jamaica. Information: Tyra Emerson, collaborative23@verizon.net, (718) 526-8700, go2ccj.com.

Jamaica Arts and Music Summer festival, Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to 169th Street, Jamaica. Free. Information: Tyra Emerson, collaborative23@verizon.net, (718) 526-8700, go2ccj.org.

Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial concert, Saturday, Aug. 3, 12:30-7 p.m., 46th Street (Bliss Street) and Queens Boulevard, under the Sunnyside Arch. Free. Information: sunnysideshines.org

Flea Markets

Richmond Hill flea market is held on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117-09 Hillside Ave. Call (347) 709-7661 or visit richmondhillfleamarket.com.

Our Lady of the Angelus, flea market every Sunday in the soccer field at 98-05 63 Dr., Rego Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 897-4444.

Ridgewood Market, art, vintage and handmade items, food, Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St. Contact: Sarah Feldman, contact@ridgewoodmarket.com, (718) 456-KIDS (5437), ridgewoodmarket.com.

Health

Hillside Polymedic free health fair, Friday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 187-30 Hillside Avenue. Information: Debi Zvi, debi.nutrition@gmail.com, (718) 264-1111, hillsidepolymedic.com.

Meetings

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

Howard Beach Metal Detecting Club, VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach, Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Keith, keithprez12@aol.com, (917) 599-6674.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: hiking club monthly meetings, Mondays, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Adults only. Membership Required. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Classes

Summer Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays in July and August, 6-7:15 a.m., BambooMoves, 107-40 Queens Blvd., Suite 206, Forest Hills. Donation $5. Information: Melissa Seigel (347) 684-0451.

Instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, “America’s Volunteer Guardians,” About Boating Safety class, Fort Totten, Bayside, Sunday, July 21, 8:30 a.m. $65. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866, 12-01@verizon.net.

Free hour-long yoga classes at: Astoria Park, 21 Hoyt Ave. N, Saturdays, July 20 and Aug. 24, 10 a.m.; Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Rd., Long Island City, Sunday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. Call the Yoga Room at (718) 274-0255.

Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

Coed mixed-level line dancing for adults, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 3, 17, Sept. 7, 21, 9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m. $10 per session. Call (646) 229-0242.

Drama workshop with Scott Klavan at Central Queens YM and YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Thursday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $8 members. Call (718) 268-5011.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Star Safari astronomy adventure, Saturday, July 20, 8-10 p.m. Adults and children ages 7-12. $16, $7 children. Astronomer Mark Freilich discusses the stars while star gazing. Scientifically Speaking: Fruit and flower dissection, Saturday, July 27, 1-3 p.m., adults and children 9-12. $24. An introduction to the study of life and plants, concentrating on flowering plants. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

For Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: Animal Care Trainee, Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to noon, ages 8-12. $21. Children will have hands-on experiences and learn all about the needs of the APEC’s animals. Young Chefs — Strawberry Banana Bonanza, Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12. $24. Prepare “strawberry banana snakes” and healthy fresh fruit smoothies. Fun in the Sand, Saturday, July 27, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 5-7. $18. Children play in a sand table, create colored sand pictures, meet sand-dwelling animals and have a snack. Young Discoverers Club — Radical Rainforest, Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 8-12. $24. Meet animals, plants and people of the rainforest, make a rainforest animal and plant a rainforest plant. Preregistration required for all programs. Call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.

Mario the Magician, magic and music, Queens Library at Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Saturday, July 27, 3 p.m.

Children’s workshop, Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Flushing, Sunday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Special Events

North Flushing pool Club, August 31, 141st Street on 32nd Avenue, 1:30-4 p.m.

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck hosts: monthly Shabbat morning experience, Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m., breakfast and a Torah discussion.; Tot Shabbat, Saturday, July 27, 10:45 a.m., Shabbat service for 3-6 year olds.;

NY Surf Week, though Sunday, July 21 at National Blvd. Beach in Long Beach. Surf and skateboard competition, art show, movie premiere and concerts. nysea.com/nysurfweek.

Municipal Art Society sponsors a walk with Jack Eichenbaum: Flushing’s Chinatown, Saturday, July 20, 4-6 p.m. A destination and commercial center to rival its Manhattan antecedent. Taiwanese at its core, host to a variety of Chinese groups. See office buildings, hotels, condos, specialty shops, cultural institutions and malls. Restaurant tips distributed. $20; $15 MAS members. Registration required: mas.org. Information: (212) 935-3960.

35th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Friday-Sunday, July 26-28. Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults — $5, all weekend pass $15; children 12 and under, $5, all weekend pass, $7. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org, info@queensfarm.org.

Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, 84-20 Jamaica Ave., hosts a free poetry workshop every third Tuesday, until Monday, Dec. 16. Email cabbz@aol.com.

Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., hosts a singles social and dance for singles over 45 from 2-6 p.m. on Sundays, July 21 and Aug. 18. $10. Call (718) 897-6255.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, July 29 August, 12, 26, September 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit. Good things come in small packages, penny social “fun”raiser, Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m., adults only. $12. Preregistration required. Call (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or visit alleypond.com.

The 15th annual summer slam car show and blood drive, Sunday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maspeth Federal Saving Bank, parking lot, 69th Street off Grand Avenue, Maspeth. Rain date, Aug. 11. Information: Bob (917) 385-2322, Lou (917) 682-5362. All donations go to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

Social

Singles social and dance, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 2-6 p.m., Sundays, July 21, Aug. 18. 45+. $10. Information: Bernice (718) 897-6255.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, starting July 29, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and other 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 or visit the Center.

Six-session series of coed line dancing, starts Tuesday, July 23, Robert Couche Adult Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Jamaica, 1:40-2:50 p.m., $20, (718) 978-8352.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; topical club, Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays 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 and “You Be the Judge,” Fridays at 10:45 a.m. Plus music appreciation, current events discussions, card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.

Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 92-47 165 St., details its safety program about rent, Medicaid and food stamps. Call for an appointment at (718) 657-6500. Free.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; free computer classes, Mondays at 12:30 p.m.; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10 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. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

The Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center, 34-30 137 St., Flushing, offers ballroom dancing, Mondays, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10:30 a.m. to noon; tai chi, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to noon; English as a second language, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. to noon; Ping Pong, exercise and mahjong, Mondays though Fridays. Call (718) 961-3660.

Computer classes are being held at Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

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