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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

“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.

THEATER

“Fiddler on the Roof,” ICC Theater in Douglaston, 7200-7250 Douglaston Pkwy., Fri.-Sat., July 18-19, Thurs.-Sat., July 24-26, 8 p.m.; Sat., July 19, 2 p.m. (add post-show/pre-show dinner at 5 p.m., $30 pp); Sun., July 20, 3 p.m. (add 1 p.m. brunch, $30 pp). $40 VIP seating, $25 general admission. Tickets: (516) 205-8169, thejosephinefoundation.org.

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.

MUSIC

“Natives in Jazz,” a celebration of Native American jazz artists with special recognition of bassist Oscar Pettiford and singer Mildred Bailey, St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), Manhattan, Sat., July 12, 7-9 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Info/tickets: (718) 575-1922, nationalalliance.info.

Queens Family Day: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Rashida Bumbray, Michael Mossman & Copland Jazz, in association with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, Queensbridge Park, 21st St. & Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Sun., July 20, 4-7 p.m.

“The Magic of the Baroque,” Music at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, Sun., July 20, 4 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at door. Revelations Quintet with soprano Candace Lynn Matthews. Contact: Paul Joseph, (516) 766-8116, pjclassical@yahoo.com.

“Latin Fire,” Queens Symphony Orchestra, 16th annual Great Summer Lawn Concert at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, Wed., July 30, 7 p.m. Free admission & parking. Info: (718) 990-1941.

Live at the Gantries Concert Series, Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47 Road, Long Island City, every Tue., 7 p.m. July 15: Solomon Hicks, blues guitarist; July 22: Dhaka Band, world music; July 29: Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse, reggae/ska music; Aug. 5: And You and I, progressive rock music; Aug. 12: Zikrayat, Arabic music & dance. Info: (718) 786-6385.

DANCE

Young Dancemakers Company, 17 teens from NYC public high schools choreograph and dance to their own works, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Sun., July 27, at 1 p.m. Free, reservations recommended. Contact: (718) 329.7300, ext. 3358, aliceteirstein@gmail.com.

AUDITIONS

“The Gingerbread Lady,” by Neil Simon, Douglaston Community Theatre, Zion Episcopal Church Hall, Church St., a block north of Northern Blvd. off Douglaston Pkwy., Tue., July 15, 7-10 p.m. Performances: weekends of Nov. 14, 21. Info: (347) 239-6262.

LECTURE

Elder Law: Learn How to Protect Your Assets, Ronald Fatoullah, elder law attorney, Glendale Library, 78-60 73 Place, Thurs., July 17, 4 p.m. Free. Contact: Ann Marie Joseph (718) 821-4980.

Grant Wade Jonathan, Tuscarora Raised Bead Art Tradition, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, Sun., July 27, 2 p.m., exhibit thru Aug. 30. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

CLASSES

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.

Italian for Beginners, every Tues., 7-9 p.m., 10-week course. $60 pp. Dance with Instruction, every Mon. and Fri., 7:15-8:15 p.m. $10. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Contact: (718) 478-3100.

Co-ed mixed level Line Dance for adults, open to all levels, Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220 St., Sat., July 20, Aug. 2, 16, Sept., 6, 20, 9:30-10:55 a.m. $10 per session. Bring water & towel. Info: (646) 229-0242, bof115@yahoo.com.

Spanish for beginners and Face & hand reading according to Zohar, Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Free. Info: (347) 771-9132.

Yoga in the Elements, Sat., July 12, 9:15-10:15 a.m. $12 pp; Scientifically Speaking: Environmental Archeology, Sat., July 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $24 pp. Pre-registration required. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston; Info/register: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.

New York State Safe Boating Class, qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, Flotilla 12-01, Fort Totten, Bayside, Sun., July 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8-hour course, $65 pp. Registration required for entry & parking at Fort Totten. Info: Ralph Traub (347) 336-5866, Flotilla (347) 669-4460, uscgaux1201.org/unit_classes.html.

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.

Knitting Circle, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Thurs., July 24, 2 p.m., Contact: (718) 459-1000, office@rpjc.org.

KIDS/TEENS

HSBC Children’s Garden Summer Session, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, thru Aug. 21, (7 weeks); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Offering hands-on discovery for children ages 5-12, Summer I: Mon. & Wed. or Summer II: Tue. & Thurs., $810 QBG members/$900 nonmembers. July only (Summer I or II): $477 QBG members/$530 nonmembers. Aug. only (Summer I or II): $360 QBG members/$400 nonmembers. Info/register: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions.

Tumbling with Autism Program, Team Up with Play4Autism at Triumph Gymnastics Center, 79-41 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Sun., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Child’s first Sunday free; after: $20 for 1 hour, $30 for 2 hours per child, $40 for 2 hours/2 children. Child must be a registered member of Play4Autism (play4autism.org). Info: Greg Vasicek, Play4Autism, (646) 836-4535.

Hands-on-History: Play Time!, King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Sat., Aug. 9, 12-3 p.m. Free. Learn games kids played in the 19th century! Get some exercise & cool off with quiet indoor games. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13; kingmanor.org.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Fri.-Sun., July 25-27. Fri.- gates open 6 p.m.; performance 7-10 p.m. Sat.- gates open 10 a.m.; performances: 12-5 & 7-10 p.m. Sun.- gates open 10 a.m.; performance 12-5 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children; $15 adults all-weekend pass, $7 children. Free parking. Contact: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.

Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Sat., July 19, 12-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m. Ticket req’d; $45 in advance, $50 at door (21+ only). Celebrate the 50th & 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fair at inaugural brew fest. Info/register: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org/Brewfest.

Harlem Magic Masters Basketball Show, York College Gymnasium, 160-02 Liberty Ave., Jamaica, Mon.-Thurs., July 14-17, shows at 9:45 & 11:30 a.m. $8. Tickets: (212) 643-2640, (800) 597-1140, harlemmagicmasters.com.

July Star Safari Astronomy Adventure, Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Sat., July 19, 8-10 p.m. $16 per adult, $7 per child, pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com

COMMUNITY

Electronic waste recycling event, Queens Botanical Garden parking garden, 42-80 Crommelin St., Flushing, Sun., July 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, bring unwanted/broken electronics to be disposed of for free. All recyclers receive coupons & other incentives.

Free dental implant seminar, Steinway Family Dental Center, 32-50 Steinway St., Astoria, Sun., July 27, 11 a.m-2 p.m. Call to reserve, space is limited, (718) 728-3314.

14th annual Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert, Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee & Sunnyside Shines BID, Queens Blvd. & 46th St., under the Sunnyside Arch, Sat., Aug. 2, 2-7 p.m. 1920s costume contest. Free.

Farmer’s Market Fridays, Queens Botanical Garden, Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, Flushing, thru Nov. 21, every week, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.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.

30+ Singles Social, Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Sun., July 13 & Aug. 10, 2-6 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 897-6255.

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.

Doggie boot camp, Crocheron Park, Bayside, every Sat. thru Oct., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. dogschoolny.com.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, Sun., July 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: (718) 729-8957, straphaelrectory@yahoo.com.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 150-75 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, outdoors every Sat. & Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

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

Meetings

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Women’s Support Group, Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325. Thurs. (weekly) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. 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.

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.

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

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