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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:30 am


The Queens College Choral Society, Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Queens College music building, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., room 246, Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 6-8:30 p.m.; Aug. 28, Sept. 11, 6-7:15 p.m. Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Call (718) 997-3818.

The Bayside Glee Club, a male chorus, fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave., Bayside. Men who love singing are invited to join. Call (718) 961-6852.

The Community Singers of Queens, rehearsals for winter concert in Dec., Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing, Monday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Call (718) 658-1021.

The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) is preparing for its Annual Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 22. Auditions 7 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 9 and 16. Reservations are required. Contact: 718-279-3006, www.queensoratorio.org.


Free Jewish holiday services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul’s International Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. Contact: office@templeshalom.org, templesholom.org, (718) 343-8660.


Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Devil Science Theater 3000, “The Creeping Terror,” Thursday, Sept. 5. $5. 10:30 p.m. Contact: Daniel Reynolds, devilscience@gmail.com, (407) 276-6724.

Selichot service, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 p.m.; plus a film, “The Exodus Revealed,” and refreshments, 8:45 p.m. Call (718) 459-1000.


Queens Botanical Garden announces the latest in the “Music in the Garden” concert series: the ensemble “Zikrayat,” in a concert featuring the classical music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon and the greater Arab world, Saturday, Sept. 7, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Contact: 718-886-3800 ext. 330 or dhector@queensbotanical.org.


V.F.W. post 4787, 19-12 149th St., Whitestone, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. All those who served in the military overseas are invited to attend.

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 12 Noon at the American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth. Call: 718-672-9890.

Flea Markets

The Ridgewood Youthmarket, an urban farmstand supplied by local farmers and operated by youths to provide fresh healthy foods to the community, intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, Saturdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. until Nov. 23.

Labor day weekend Artisan Flea Festival, Ridgewood Market, Saturday, Aug. 31- Sunday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, 59-03 Summerfield St. Contact: contact@ridgewoodmarket.com, (347) 460-7549.

St. Raphael’s Church, Sunday Outdoor Flea Market, Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 3520 Greenpoint Ave. Call 718-729-8957.


Free mobile mammography, Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 122-05 Smith St., Jamaica. Contact: Rosalie Harris, remhamf@verizon.net, (718) 723-6287.

For Kids

Play4Autisim, programs for kids on the Autism Spectrum: “Kidz Into Action” St. hockey program, Fridays in August, Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard between Lutheran Avenue, 71st St. and Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Small registration fee. Contact: Grey Vasicek, greg@play4autism.org, (718) 894-3400.

Hey Kids – Play Gym News! Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, invites infants and toddlers from 7 months to 3 years of age to come to Play Gym Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The schedule is as follows: 7–18 months, 10:00–10:45 a.m., 19–36 months 11:00–11:45 a.m. Contact: 718-268-5011. Visit www.cqy.org.

The City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile is coming the Queens Historical Society with a modern version of Little Red Riding Hood, Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. at 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Call 718-939-0647 ext. 14 or dhilkin@queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Alley Pond Environmental Center,228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Sunny Bunnies, Sept. 9 - Dec. 20 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, Ages 3-4. The Happy Hedgehog Band, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Agest 3-4. Pre-registration required.Pre-register by calling 718-229-4000. Visit www.alleypond.com for more info.


National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Queens/Nassau, twelve-session class for caregivers of an adult living with mental illness, Monday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Emblem Health Neighborhood Care, 206-20 Linden Ave., ground level, Cambria Heights. Call 718-347-7284 to register or email: NAMIQN@aol.com.

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. & Northern Blvd., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25 per session. Instruction from award winning artist. Call: 718-969-1128.

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

About Boating Safety class, qualified instructors from Flotilla 12-01 of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, held at Fort Totten, Totten Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, Sunday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. $65. Pre-registration a must. Call Mike Kaff (917) 952-7014, Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866.

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center, 53-37 72 St., offers toddler playgroups in Sept., children 3 and under. Call (718) 335-6049.


Alley Pond Environmental Center, Scientifically Speaking – Wonder About Weather?Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. $24. Pre-registration required. Contact: 718-229-4000, www.alleypond.com.

Special Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts: (Knot Only) Knitting Circle, Mondays, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, 6-8 p.m. Adults, $5 per session. All knitters, crocheters or crafters welcome. For adults who know how to knit.; Preregistration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000 ext. 214 or alleypond.com.

Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, collecting for Annual White Elephant Fundraiser in Oct.; donations dropped off at 84th St. entrance to school, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (718) 456-6636.

Special Events

33rd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, Sunday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Admission $5 per person. Contact: 718-347-3276, queensfarm.org.


The 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. Both kosher and nonkosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a $2 contribution. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Much more. 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, 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.

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 St. Senior Center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For seniors 60 plus. Call John at (718) 559-4329 to register.

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, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

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.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. Call (718) 224-7888.


Bereavement groups for the 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.

Gay andJewish siblings of Gay and Jewish Victims of Domestic Homicide/Violence meets in Forest Hills. All are welcome. Call (917) 561-4252.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for 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. Call 1(800) 984-0066, or visit nar-anon.org.

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058.

Try a NEW way OUT of FAT with Overeaters Anonymous, Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Dr.

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

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th St. and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

Free caregiver support groups at Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road. Call (718) 226-5960 Ext. 226

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 962-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

Al-anon meets every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

A free schizophrenics anonymous self-help support group will be held on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call (718) 896-3400.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1 (212) COCAINE (262-2463).

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.


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. Contact Deslyn Dyer at (718) 478-8274 or visit 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.

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