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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“Maldita Pared,” a photographic exhibition by Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Miller Gallery, on display thru July 26.

“Between the Lines,” a group exhibition by Zaun Lee, TJ Volonis and Scott Fitzgerald, connected by a shared interest of line, plane and pre-determined structure; thru July 12, Crossing Art, 136-17 39 Ave., Flushing. Info: (212) 359-4333, crossingart.com.

Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum, on view thru November.

Artworks by Abdias Nascimento, works by the Brazilian artist, author, playwright and senator, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, through June 21. Free.

THEATER

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wed. & Thurs. 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fri., 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.com.

“Willy Wonka,” Oakland Gardens Community Theatre, PS 203, 53-11 Springfield Blvd., Bayside, Thurs.-Fri., June 12-13, 7 p.m. $5. RSVP: (718) 423-8652, dgiovan@schools.nyc.gov.

“We Women Do It Better! (°Nosotras lo hacemor mejor!),” Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, now thru June 29. Performances in English: Fri., 8 p.m. & Sat., 3 p.m. Performances en el Espa–ol: Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. $27 adults, $25 students/seniors. Info/tickets: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

MUSIC

Quintet of the Americas, Music in the Garden at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sun., June 15 at 2:30 p.m. Free with garden admission. Contact: (718) 886-3800, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

AUDITIONS

“South Pacific,” Theatre By The Bay, Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, Thurs., June 12, 7:30 p.m. Be prepared to sing (bring sheet music), dance & read lines from the script; rehearsals begin July 31, performances in Nov. Info: (718) 428-6363, Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., theatrebythebayny.com.

“Shrek The Musical,” HCJ Teen Drama Group, Holy Child Jesus School, 111-02 86 Ave., Richmond Hill, Mon.-Tues., June 23-24, 7 p.m. Actors, singers, dancers, set and stage crew; rehearsals begin June 29 from Sun.-Thurs., 7-10 p.m. Performances Aug 7-10. Info: (718) 847-1860, hcjteendrama@gmail.com.

LECTURES

Drinking History: A Pint of the Past, Beer & Home Brewing in 19th Century New York, King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Sun., June 29, 3 p.m. Free, reservations required. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.org, kingmanor.org/events.

Elder Law: Learn How to Protect Your Assets, Ronald Fatoullah, Esq., elder law attorney, Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expy., Mon., June 16, 6 p.m. Free.

“Telephone Inventor, Antonio Meucci and the Age of Invention,” Tony DeNonno, historian, Bella Italia Mia, Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., CNL Anne+Henry Paolucci Center, Door#10, 3rd Floor, Middle Village, Sun., June 22, 12 p.m. $5 members, $7 nonmembers.

Nutrition, guest speaker Dr. Rita Harper, Sisterhood of the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Mon., June 23, 12 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 459-1000.

CLASSES

Italian for Beginners, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, every Tues., 7-9 p.m., 10-week course. $60 pp. Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Free dance/fitness classes, a week of free classes for children & adults includes: belly dance, boot camp, break dance and yoga, EC Squared Studio, 80-20 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 207, Jackson Heights. Info: (646) 508-4818, (646) 229-5867, ecsquarestudio.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wed., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.

KIDS/TEENS

Drama workshop, with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Poppenhusen Institute, ages 8-12; 114-04 14th Road, College Point, Sat., thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., Free. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, Series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries; 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale; meets Mon., Wed., Fri., 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, info@easternqueensalliance.org or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.

Boy Scout Troop #119, St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79 Place off Juniper Valley Rd., Middle Village, meets every Tues., 7:15-9 p.m. New members welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Strawberry Festival & Two-Penny Auction, Grace Episcopal Church, Clintonville St. & 14th Ave., Whitestone, Sat., June 21, 2-5 p.m. $7 adults, $3.50 children under 12. Info: graceepiscopalchurch.org.

35th annual Gregorian Festival, St. Gregory the Great, 88th Ave. on the northbound service road of Cross Island Pkwy., Bellerose, Thurs., June 19-Sun., June 29. No admission charge. Info: sgtgfestival.com.

COMMUNITY

Leo Von Holden Memorial Health Care Expo, Community Board 3, Corona Health Center, 34-33 Junction Blvd., Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free medical screenings on site, no insurance required. Info: (718) 458-2707.

Property Management 101, free workshop designed for new & existing property owners, Community Bridge House, 120-50 Springfield Blvd., Jamaica, Sat., June 14, 10-11:30 a.m.

Pet adoption fair, Richmond Hill Block Association, the Buddy Monument at Forest Park, Myrtle Ave. & Park Lane So., Sat., June 14, 12-4 p.m.

Barbecue, United Community Civic Association, Central Lounge (patio), 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria, Thurs., June 19, 6:30 p.m. $50 donation pp.

Block party at the Kaufman Arts District, backlot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th St. & 35th Ave., Sat., June 21, 4-10 p.m. $35 pp. Info: queenscouncilarts.org.

Greenmarkets — Socrates Sculpture Park: Vernon Blvd. & Broadway, Long Island City, every Sat., through Nov. 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/socratesgreenmarket. Astoria: 14 St., between 31st Ave. & 31st Road, every Wed., July 9-Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: grownyc.org/astoriagreenmarket.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wed. of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

FLEA MARKETS

Kew Gardens spring flea market, LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Sat., June 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Raindate: Sat., June 21. Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue with dogs & cats for adoption from 1-5 p.m. All vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatric Dept.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Sat., June 14, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100.

St. Benedict the Moor Church, Merrick Blvd. at 110th Ave., every Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors welcome. Contact: (718) 332-0026.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens.

MEETINGS

Community Board 3, second annual outdoor board meeting, Diversity Plaza, 37th Road, between 73rd & 74th Sts., Fri., June 19, 7 p.m. Info: (718) 458-2707.

North Shore Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, LIJ Hearing & Speech Center, 270-05 76 Ave., New Hyde Park, every third Wed. of month, 6:30 p.m.

AARP meetings: Open to the general public. Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mon. each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wed. each month, 12 p.m. Contact: (718) 672-9890.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

40th Anniversary Celebration of Ridgewood Older Adult Center, Vetro, 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, Monday, June 16, 12-4 p.m. $60 pp. Contact: Jackie Eradiri or Cathy Branda (718) 456-2000, jeradiri@yahoo.com.

Have a loved one with memory loss? Selfhelp Community Services Inc., 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Stimulating program – One, two, three or four days a week; half-days are also available. Call Ellen Sarokin or Cathy O'Sullivan: (718) 631-1886.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Email & the Internet, computer class for seniors 60+. Call: John (718) 559-4329.

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc., SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mon., 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

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

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, free SNAP screenings for all seniors 60+. Eligibility check and application help. Info: (718) 591-3377, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Contact: (718) 657-6752.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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

Job placement assistance, ANIBIC, 61-35 220 St., Bayside, a nonprofit organization serving children and young disabled adults in the community with job & apartment placement.

Narcotics Anonymous Drug problem? Call Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meeting 7 days a week.

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

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.

Al-anon self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking. Jackson Heights, meets every Tues., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd St. & 34th Ave., Parish House, 1st floor. Contact: (718) 457-1511. Other location: Rego Park, every Sun. at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road.

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