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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2007 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, presents “A Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Marshall and Caroline Mount Collection” from now through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. For information, call (718) 631-6396 or visit www.qccartgallery.org.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Avenue, Long Island City, presents an exhibition of Butoh master Min Tanaka, featuring approximately 75 black and white and color photographs taken by photographer Masato Okada, now through Jan. 7.

St. John’s University’s Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery presents “Vietnamese Modernism: An Ethnography of its Art,” now through Jan. 15 at the Sun Yat Sen Hall, 80-00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica. For information, call (718) 990-7476.

“Brush with Nature: Installation Art” by Barbara Roux will be held Nov. 5-Dec. 21 at the Queens College Arts Center in Benjamin Rosenthal Library. A gallery talk will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5-6 p.m., reception from 6-8 p.m. Roux’s installation’s are influenced by her efforts to protect habitats and record incidents in natural history. She focuses on habitat change in New York’s remaining wild landscapes. Call for hours at (718) 997-3770.

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents an exhibit titled Oasis, now through Nov. 11 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., from noon-5 p.m.

Spirit and Power in African Art displays masks, figures, ritual and practical objects and textiles from three centuries and a dozen nations, featuring over 100 items in all media, now through Dec. 15 at the Queens College Benjamin Rosenthal Library, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., 5th Floor, President’s Conference Room 2, Flushing.

AUDITIONS

The Broad Channel Theatre Group will be holding auditions for their 2008 production of “Bye Bye Birdie” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. for all adults and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. for children 12 and over. All auditions will be held at Thomasina’s Dance Studio, 1903 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday starting November from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.

THEATER

The Astoria Performing Arts Center presents the Pulitzer-prize winning play “Proof,” at the Broccoli Theater at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road in Astoria on Nov. 2-4; 9-11; 16-18. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. Sunday performances at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $18 if purchased at the door; $12 for students and seniors. For reservations, call (212) 352-3101.

The FSF Community Theatre Group will present the musical “Oliver!” on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3, 10 and 17, and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11 and 18. All shows will be at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors over 60 and children under 10. For reservations, call (800) 260-6789.

Theatre By The Bay’s production of the Broadway musical “Gypsy” will be performed on Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 at 3 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside. Cost is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and children. Call (718) 428-6363.

Theatre A La Carte presents the Agatha Christie mystery, “Spider’s Web,” on Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $14, children under 12 and seniors with I.D. are $12. For reservations, call (718) 631-4092 or e-mail theatrealacarte@aol.com.

Bilingual American premiere of the “Ladies” of Avignon at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, from now through Nov. 11. Tickets are $25. For information, call (718) 729-3880.

FILM

The 5th annual Queens International Film Festival will run Nov. 8-11. More than 90 short documentaries, music videos, animations and feature length films from around the world will be shown at seven venues throughout Queens. Most of the films will be screened at P.S. 166 and the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Tickets are $8 for day screenings and $10 for evening screenings. There are a variety of full day event passes available. For information, visit www.queensfilmfestival.com or call (718) 459-5496.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, presents Warhol’s World, a retrospective of the films directed by Andy Warhol, now through Nov. 11. More than 30 Warhol films will be shown, including a preview screening of the new documentary “A Walk into the Sea: The Danny Williams Story.”

MUSIC

Neo Magazine and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York presents the All Star Latin-Jazz Coalition in a concert of Afro-Cuban jazz, traditional American jazz, bomba, salsa and jazz based on Greek folkloric traditions on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St., Astoria. Free admission.

Flushing Town Hall presents vocalist Gabriele Tranchina, Friday, Nov. 9, singing Braziian, French and jazz songs, accompanied by Joe Vincent Tranchina on piano, Bobby Sanabria on drums, Santi Debriano on bass and percussionist Roberto Quintero. Tickets are $20, or $16 for members. For tickets and information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.

Jazz Jam Series presents Women Jazz Greats of Queens, Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Little Theatre in the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Cost is $13, $10 for students and musicians. For tickets, call the box office at (718) 482-5151, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will hold the first concert of its 44th season on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., featuring violinist Neal Wachenheimer in a performance of the Beethoven Romance Op. 50. Other works on the program will include Schubert’s Symphony No. 1 in D, the Egmont Overture of Beethoven, and the Norwegian Dances Op. 35 of Grieg. Tickets are $5 and $3 for senior citizens and students and are available by calling (718) 591-3456 or by writing to the Queens Festival Orchestra Association at: 107-23 71st Road, Suite 240, Forest Hills, NY 11375.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at Miguelina’s, 63-20 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 326-2992.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Cafe Dolce, 63-02 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. New musical artists appearing every weekend.

WORKSHOPS

Flushing Council on the Arts, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents “Saturday Mornings for Families,” now through Nov. 17 from 10 am. to noon. A 2-hour interactive workshop led by artists, designed for kids in grades K-6 and their parents. A pre-K “Music for Tots” workshop for toddlers begins at 11 a.m. Cost is $8/$6 adult members; $6/$4 child members. Limited parking in the rear. For information, call (718) 463-7700.

LECTURES

Lecturer Barbara Wind, director of the Holocaust Council of Metro West, will discuss Sister Rose’s inspirational story of a most unlikely activist who made the battle against anti-Semitism her life’s work on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. in the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, lower level, Room 14.

FLEA MARKETS

A rummage sale will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 42-15 165th St., Flushing.

Annual church fair at the United Methodist Church of Richmond Hill, 112-14 107th Ave., on Nov. 2 and 3 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Church of the Resurrection’s annual fair “Christmas Around the World,” will be held at 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens, on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

A flea market will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St. in the large game room on the first floor. Goods will be on sale, including jewelry, arts and crafts, collectibles, new and gently used clothing, white elephant items. Admission is free.

A rummage sale will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesday,Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing.

OUTDOORS

The Department of Parks and Recreation and the Flushing Meadows Park Conservancy are sponsoring a free birding tour of the Willow Lake Natural Area, a state protected wetland in Flushing Meadows Park, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Al Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace (on the east side of the park, midway between Jewel Avenue and Union

Turnpike).

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, will hold a square dance on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $12 for adult nonmembers, $10 for APEC members; $8 for children ages 7-12 (children must be with paying adult). Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The New York Club of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, will host its annual pre-holiday shopping extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Allen Christian School, 171-10 Linden Blvd., Jamaica. Admission is $3. This event features over 50 artisans from the tri-state area. For information, call (718) 260-4600.

The Fathers’ Guild of St. Francis Preparatory High School announces its annual art auction to be held at St. Francis Prep, 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door and $7 per person in advance. For tickets call (718) 423-8810, ext. 311.

Safad Hadassah of Forest Hills and the Queens Region of Hadassah invite the community to a fashion show and brunch, with fashions by Coldwater Creek on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center Ballroom, Union Turnpike at 184th Street. The price is $35 per person. For reservations, call (718) 225-0999.

HEALTH

High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture, 94-06 104th St., South Ozone Park, presents a family and community health fair on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

MEETINGS

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst.

A La Leche League meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St., Astoria. It offers free information and support for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Spanish and Japanese available.

LESSONS

An anger management workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. For information, call (718) 358-0067.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Mel’s Church, 26-01 154th St., Flushing on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $45. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720.

Ongoing free weekly classes in Sahaja yoga meditation, every Monday, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at 44-01 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Astoria.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support groups meet Sundays at 10 a.m. at the L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

Gam-Anon is a 12 step program for families of someone with a gambling problem — call the Gam-Anon hotline number for information (877) 664-2469.

City University of New York School of Law offers free legal counseling for immigration and other issues every Thursday from 1:30-4:30 p.m.; and 5-8 p.m. for other legal issues (landlord/tenant, child support, divorce, etc.) at St. Paul’s International Lutheran Church, 262-22 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. For information and appointments, call (718) 347-5990.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Events at Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside include: bingo, scrabble and a variety of arts and crafts. Kosher lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. For information, call (718) 224-7888.

Catholic Charities/Bayside Older Adult Services (Bayside Senior Center), 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, (718) 225-1144, offers a full Monday-Friday schedule from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., of nutritious kosher lunches, classes and parties for adults 60+. Activities include, computer classes, social dancing with musicians every Friday, yoga, tai chi, line dancing, chess, 3 pool tables, day trips and weekly speakers. Membership is free.

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88th Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; Yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Catholic Charities/BFFY Alzheimer’s adult day care center, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing, has openings for diagnosed Alzheimer’s/dementia participants Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Therapeutic activities and a meal are included. Caregivers support group is available every Tuesday from 10:15-11:45 a.m. For information, call (718) 358-3541.

Hillcrest Senior Center, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica Estates, regular offerings: flea market every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; computer training Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment; support group through poetry, first Wednesday of each month. For information, call (718) 291-7171.

VOLUNTEERS

Literacy volunteers needed for St. Paul After-School Education Program, 173-01 108th Ave., Jamaica, Mondays through Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. The project needs literacy and reading volunteers to tutor youths in grades 1-7. Call B. Edwards at (718) 523-5570.

Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit organization that provides services and support to Queens children ages 6-16 who lost a parent on Sept. 11, has a mentoring program and is currently looking for mentors. Mentors must be 18 years of age and agree to a one-year commitment. For information, call (212) 899-4746.

The Queens Museum of Art near the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park has openings for museum store volunteers. No experience necessary and training will be provided. For information, call (718) 592-9700, ext. 238.

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