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Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, presents Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition starting Sunday, Sept. 12 from 2-6 p.m.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents, The Creative Process Revealed, 2010 Members’ Arts Exhibition, now through Sept. 12. Exhibit hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents “Nature and Cosmos 1966-2010” exhibit by Marlene Tseng Yu, Sept. 13-Nov. 24. Opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Donald Kuspit, art critic and distinguished professor emeritus of SUNY Stonybrook, will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Queens Historical Society presents For Love of the Games: A History of Sports in Queens., at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Free The exhibit will run through the summer. Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, is open to the public. Come see the International Doll Exhibit. Exhibit hours are Wednesday-Friday and Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

AUDITION

The first rehearsal of the new season of the Oratorio Society of Queens will be held on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7:45 p.m. at the Studio of the North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. If interested in joining, call (718) 279-3006 or visit queensoratorio.org.

The Community Singers of Queens will hold rehearsals for its Winter Concert in December beginning on Monday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. Flushing. New members welcome, especially tenors and basses. For information, call (718) 658-1021.

MUSIC

Country and Western concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at Bowne Park, 32nd Avenue and 157th Street, Flushing, featuring the Stoney Creek Band and dance lesson by Dancin’ with Bob.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents David Leonhardt Quintet in An Evening of Gershwin, on Friday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.; cocktail hour fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 (fundraiser), $20/$16 for members (concert). On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. David Leonhardt Quintet presents a family-friendly concert. Interactive arts will be held at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12/$10 for members; $8 for children/$6 for member children.

FILM

The 4th annual Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival will feature the work of eight filmmakers from New York, the United Kingdom and Argentina. The two-hour event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.. Suggested donation is $10 at the door.

FOR KIDS

The Flushing YMCA Flyers will hold tryouts for its swim teams on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12 at 8 a.m. and Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. The tryouts are open to girls and boys aged 6-18. The YMCA is located at 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing. For more information, call (718) 961-6880, ext. 131.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Glendale Kiwanis will hold a Glendale Community day at Atlas Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. For information, call Joe at (718) 386-3766.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents fall family fun day and workshop registration on Saturday, Sept. 11 from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy workshop previews, on-site workshop registration, one day only discounts, arts and crafts, face painting, games and more. Registration for Teen Spot, performing and visual arts after school program, will be held now through Oct. 1. Program runs from Oct. 12-Dec. 16, Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Ages 12-18. Free.

The Morris Schaefer Branch of the Workmen’s Circle will celebrate the Jewish New Year on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. The program begins with classic melodies, followed by the blowing of the Shofar. The second program will be a concert and dance with lots of klezmer, jazz and sing-a-longs and dance-a-longs. Admission is $4.

Kupferberg Center Performances presents the second annual Festival of World Music and Dance on Sunday, Sept. 12 from noon-6 p.m. on the Queens College campus quad, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. In case of rain, the festival will be held in Colden Auditorium. The following groups are scheduled to perform: Ebony Hillbillies; Calpulli Mexican Dance Company; Mar Sala; Moon Oak Joo Arts Traditional Music and Arts Center; and Anatomy Marc Cary and Samita Sinha. Admission is free.

The U.S. Columbarium is hosting a free seminar on how to save money on energy from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 61-40 Mount Olivet Crescent in Maspeth. RSVP to Jean Tanler at (718) 205-3773.

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum presents Chee Wan Ng Sept. 11 Memorial Installation now through Sept. 15 in the Queens College Student Union Building, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Artist talk will be held in Room 181, Klapper Hall on Sept. 15 from 8:15-8:45 p.m.

Sen. Joseph Addabbo will host an e-waste collection/electronics recycling event on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 81-76 Cooper Ave., Glendale (Marshal Lot at Atlas Terminals, next to the Shops at Atlas Park) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Full course Hungarian goulash dinner and entertainment at Emanuel Church located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue in Woodhaven on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Call the church at (718) 849-1153 on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to reserve your tickets. Deadline is Sept. 15.

Ridgewood Youthmarket Farm Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. now though Oct. 31 at Myrtle and Cypress avenues.

Free soup kitchen/hot lunch from noon-2 p.m. every second Saturday of every month. All are welcome. Non-denominational event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing.

The Queens Multi Service Center, 76-01 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, offers the Living Space Program, a non-treatment socialization and recreational program designed for developmentally disabled adults aged 40 and over. They offer a variety of activities in a structured environment. A breakfast snack and lunch is provided by the center for a suggested contribution. The program operates daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and currently has openings. For more information, or to refer an individual, contact Alicia Nunziato or John Gartland at (718) 366-0200.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on Sept. 11 and 25 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

FLEA MARKETS

North East Flushing Civic Association will coordinate a community book sale on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on 26th Avenue just off of Francis Lewis Boulevard Raindate is Saturday, Sept. 25. Buy gently-used fiction and nonfiction books to support Auburndale Library’s Buy-a-Book program.

St. Rapael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, will host an outdoor flea market on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ten-foot spots cost $30; $40 with a table. For information, call (718) 729-8957.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, runs an outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

TOUR

Free Jamaica walking tour on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1-3 p.m. Meet at King Manor Museum in King Park on Jamaica Avenue.

La Rive Gauche, a walking tour of Long Island City to Astoria, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18. Meet at the northeast corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue at 10 a.m. Cost is $20.

REUNIONS

Holy Child Jesus is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a home coming celebration for the school alumni on Saturday, Sept. 18 To be a part of the celebration, contact hcjchurch@aol.com or call (718) 847-1860.

The 1985 Class of Newtown High School from Elmhurst, will celebrate its 25th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 25. Contact Maria Torres at marialoves2write@yahoo.com.

CLASSES

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 372-3003. The next classes will be held Sept. 12 and 19.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., will offer tai chi classes every Wednesday, now through Oct. 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for all classes.

Free ESL classes at the Salvation Army, 45-18 Broadway, Long Island City. To register, call (718) 721-9046.

Jamaica YMCA senior computer classes are held on Fridays at 89-25 Parsons Blvd. For information, call (718) 739-6600.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer dance with instructions every Monday and Friday at 7:15 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

A boating safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside on Sundays, Sept. 26, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. The class will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the fees are $75 for adults and $40 for children under 16. Pre-registration is a must. For more information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email 12-01@verizon.net.

LECTURES

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum and Cultural Center, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, will hold a Women Around the World lecture on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 3-6 p.m. as part of the Wise Women series. Speaker will be Gewn Pruden. Suggested donation of $7. For information, call (718) 276-3454 or (917) 817-8653.

HEALTH

Ever wonder why plastic water bottles should not be left in a hot car? What does BPA-free mean anyway? Come hear from the staff of the National Children’s Study and help crack the code on consumer product labels; explain how to navigate terms like BPA; and provide safer alternatives to plastics, on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Free.

On Sunday, Sept. 26, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo will sponsor a health fair at Nativity BVM Church basement, 101-19 91st St., Ozone Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Whitestone School for Child Development is conducting ongoing free speech screenings for children ages 2 1/2-4 1/2 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (718) 746-6555.

MEETINGS

Women’s Circles, weekly women’s gathering will begin on Friday, Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army Astoria Center, 45-18 Broadway. The Women’s Circles will share in various activities including special presentations and speakers, games, crafts, devotionals, movies and field trips. Lunch will be served.

Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on Sept. 13 and 27.

NAMI Queens/Nassau will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (support group for families at 6 p.m.) at Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, 76th Avenue and 266th Street, Glen Oaks. Free.

Be comfortable speaking before an audience. Free, on the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact Queens Best Toastmasters Club President Liz Huang at (646) 436-7940.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For more information, call (718) 441-6210 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

A bereavement group led by Lauren Fredston-Hermann, director of the Senior Adult Center at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 21 for those dealing with their loss and with help beginning the process towards healing. The program is free for members, $2 for nonmembers.

SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Social ballroom dancing lessons for seniors takes place at the Lefrak-Emcor Center beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-noon at St. Paul’s Parish Hall in Corona. There will be a dance showcase for those that wish to learn and demonstrate what was taught, at Halloween and birthday party of the month on Oct. 12.

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