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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:30 am


Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.


The Gingerbread Players, “Love’s Labours Lost,” Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills, Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 3, 10, 2:30 p.m. Suggested donation $12, $10 for groups of six or more. Contact: (718) 268-7772, gingerbreadplayers.org.

FSF Community Theatre Group, “Legally Blonde: the Musical,” Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Saturdays, Nov. 9, 16, at 8 p.m.; Sundays Nov. 3, 10, 17, 3 p.m. $18, $15 seniors, children 10 and under. Contact: (718) 428-8681, fsfctg.org.


Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals/auditions, Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Franklin Verbsky, (718) 374-1627, fhso.org

Marathon Little Theatre Group, “Hairspray,” 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston, Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 12-13, 7:30 p.m. All roles open, dancers and backstage help also. Contact: (917) 842-7101, mtgproducer@gmail.com.


Sacred Heart Church, “Night of Recollection” and Concert, 215-35 38 Ave., Bayside, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Call: (718) 428-200, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, ”90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion,” with ALL-4-ONE and COLOR ME BAD, Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $45 all seats. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Contact: (718) 631-6311,visitQPAC.org.


Holy Family Church, Defensive Driving Course, sponsored by the National Safety Council, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45. Call (631) 360-9720.


Sol Dance Center, Modeling Workshop, Promote Healthy Body Image for Teen Girls & Women, 30-16 Steinway St., Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Reserve: (347) 935-3955.


Talking About History: “Forever Free: Lincoln, Civil War and the American March to Emancipation,” lecture by James L. Coll, co-sponsored by King Manor Museum, Queens Central Library, at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Free. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, programs@kingmanor.org.


The Flushing AARP Chapter No. 1405, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m.

St. Agnes Academic HS Reunion, Homecoming 2013, all years especially ending in 3s or 8s, Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 353-6276, denise.fetonte@stagneshs.org.

AARP Chapter 2889, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., Maspeth, meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890.

For Kids

Kids’ Ukulele Jam Class, Mondays thru Dec. 16, 5 p.m., Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center, 102-02/06 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Contact: Andrew Salamanca, andrewsalamanca@gmail.com, (718) 544-5997.

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo, Flushing, registration for 2013-2014 fall and winter education programs, including teen zoo internship and meeting zoo keepers. Register: (718) 271-7361, queenszoo.com/programs, qzeducation@wcs.org.


Queens Botanical Garden, Teacher Wormshop, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Monday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m., $5. Learn the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. Contact: Rebecca Wolf, (718) 539-5296, compost@queensbotanical.org.

English as a Second Language Course, Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 333, Kew Gardens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., thru Dec. 19. Free. Register: (718) 261-7664, laccq@aol.com.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100.

Zumba, Yoga, Kickboxing, YWCA of Queens, Mondays-Fridays thru Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, all ages, $7. Contact: (718) 353-4553, ywcaqueens.org.

English as a Second Language Adult Classes, Immanuel Church, 68-10 31 Ave., Woodside, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Licensed NYC teacher. Free. Contact: (718) 335-1623, rnadar@ImmanuelChurchNY.org.

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

Flea Markets

Church of the Resurrection, Annual “REZ” Western Round-Up, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Prizes and raffles. Call (718) 847-2649.

Whitestone Hebrew Centre, Holiday Flea Market, 12-25 Clintonville St., Saturday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4.p.m. Call (718) 767-1500.

Emanuel Church, Annual Fair & Flea Market, Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue, Woodhaven, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Raffles, books, collectibles, baked goods, refreshments, lunch, lots of vendors. Free admission. Call (718) 849-1153.


African Poetry Theatre, Brothers Who Cook Fund Raiser, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Nov. 2, 4-9 p.m., $25 advance tickets, $30 at door, $15 children under 12. Food, soft drinks, entertainment. Call: (718) 523-3312, ext. 10.

Astoria Park Alliance, Cocktail Party to Benefit Astoria Park, Home of Kim Lancial & George Vafakos, 23-08 21 Ave. #1, Friday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Contact: Martha Lopez-Gilpin, apagreetings@gmail.com.

Special Events

Queens County Farm Museum, Wildlife Weekend, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Saturdays-Sundays, Nov. 2-3, 9-10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $9 includes hayride, pony ride, goat feeding, birds of prey, animal shows, insects. Contact: (718) 347-3276, ext. 304.

First Annual Jets Fans vs. Giants Fans Flag Football Scrimmage for Men’s Health Awareness, Roy Wilkins Southern Queens Park, Merrick and Foch boulevards, Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. Free. Contact: Paul Persaud, (516) 900-2450, info@gflny.com.

Sacred Heart School, Supermarket Sweeps, 84-05 78 Ave., Glendale, Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. $10 admission includes: 2 playing cards, coffee/tea, cake, door prizes. Call Miriam, (347) 248-6227; Marcia, (718) 749-6075.

Rochdale Village 50th Anniversary Black Tie Gala, Grand Ballroom & Community Center, 169-65 137 Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 7 p.m. dinner. Admission $65. Contact: Ivette Hernandez, (718) 276-5700, ext 336; ihernandez@rochdalevillage.com.

Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association, service for veterans of all faiths, Memorial Field, 15th Drive and 149th Street, Glendale, Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.


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. Kosher/ nonkosher lunch, 11:30 a.m. $2. Bingo 3 times a week. Adults 60+. Contact (718) 225-1144.

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

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.

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; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 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. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, activities include: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Dance Aerobics, Mondays at 10 a.m. & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Wednesdays 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 Fridays at 10:45 a.m.; health education class, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; fire prevention exercises, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; mahjong/canasta, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Music, Dance & Fitness, Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Sculpture, Fridays at 1 p.m; current events, Fridays, Sept. 6, 20 at 12:45 p.m.; music appreciation, Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 24 at 12:45 p.m.; movies, Fridays, Sept. 13, 27 at 12:45 p.m.; card playing and more. Call (718) 224-7888.


Free Social Anxiety Support & Treatment Program for Queens Residents, thru Monday, Dec. 16, Queens College Psychological Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call for appointment. Contact: Yvette Caro, qcpc@qc.cuny.edu, (718) 570-0500, qc.cuny.edu/QCPC.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Peer Support Group every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information call (718) 591-3377, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Flushing. Register/information: (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.

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.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings, call (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.

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.

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