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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 1:06 pm, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

EXHIBITS

Gabino Abraham Castelan Solo Show, in collaboration with Mano a Mano, Space Art Gallery, 29-09 39 Ave., Long Island City, now thru Apr. 25.

Global Art Project for Peace Exhibition and The Potter’s Wheel Artists Exhibit: “Off the Wall,” Austin’s Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens, thru Apr. 22; Contact: (718) 849-3939.

theater

Queens Secret Improv Club, Queens’ only all-improv comedy theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Indie teams: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m., $5. House teams: Fridays, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 p.m., $7 for the whole night. Info: secrettheatre.org.

MUSIC

Easter Concert, First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Queens Blvd. & 54 Ave., Elmhurst, Thursday, Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m. The Harmonious Chorus sings in the 1895 sanctuary. Free. Info: mmelikian@aol.com.

DANCE

“Flamenco,” with Spain’s Auxi Fernandez, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Sunday, Apr. 13, 4 p.m. $35. Sponsored by Music Program of NY State Council on the Arts. Info/tickets: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

“Pleading Against Prophecy,” a Millennial Ballet, In-Sight Dance Company, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10, Jamaica Ave., Friday, Apr. 25, 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at door; special discount until Apr. 15, buy one, get one free with discount code: QueensChronicle. Info: insightdance.org.

Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Green Space Studio, 37-24 24 St., Suite #301, Long Island City, Sunday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m. New works showcase for emerging and established artists. $10. Contact: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org/tickets.

AUDITIONS

“Fiddler on the Roof,” American Martyrs Sullivan Hall, Bell Blvd. & Union Tpke., Bayside, Thursday, Apr. 10 & Saturday, Apr. 12, 7-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Apr. 13, 3-5:30 p.m. Open call all ages, kids parts for 11 year olds and up. Required: head shot & resume, sheet music for ballad & up tempo, conficts for May-July, comfortable clothing for group dance audition. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult.

CLASSES

Watercolor classes, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All techniques, beginner to advanced with demonstration. Call: (718) 969-1128.

DJ classes, Mainline, 218-12 Hillside Ave., Queens Village, 1st & 2nd week of every month starting in April. Once a week, four sessions, classes in beat mixing and MC techniques. Call: (718) 479-4848.

Regents review classes, Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Register now for classes in June in: integrated algebra, geometry, global history & geography, living environment/biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, U.S. history & government, algebra 1, algebra 2/trig. Contact: (718) 335-6049, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

KIDS/TEENS

Hands-on-History: Let’s Go Fly a Kite! King Manor Museum, 150-30 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, Apr. 19, 12-3 p.m. Free. Create and decorate your own kite. Contact: (718) 206-0545, ext. 13, kingmanor.org.

Children’s carnival, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Saturday, Apr. 12 & Sundays, Apr. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $11 pp (includes all rides). Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.

After-School Environmental Science Enrichment Program, Eastern Queens Alliance, Idlewild Park Preserve Environmental Science Learning Center, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, began Monday, Mar. 31. Ten-week series of hands-on science workshops focusing on wetland and estuaries meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m., thru June 14. Ages 8-12, $8 per session, $21 per week. Contact: (347) 824-2301, info@easternqueensalliance.org or eqa-ippc.com/science-in-the-park.html.

Drama workshop, Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, Saturdays, thru June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 8-12 with instructor Lisa LaGrande. Free, pre-registration required. Contact: (718) 358-0067.

LP FAM’s youth baseball registration, Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135 St., South Ozone Park, every Saturday, 12-3 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 5-14. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775, or Paul Cox (718) 835-8416. Volunteer coaches welcome for baseball & football.

LP FAM’s youth basketball program, Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Blvd., South Ozone Park, every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 8-16. Contact: Mike Glasgow (917) 442-0479.

COMMUNITY

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Beach Cleanup, with New York Cares Day Spring, Saturday, Apr. 12, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers wanted. Register: littoralsociety.org.

Blood drive, West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 102-33 Davenport Ct., Howard Beach, Saturday, Apr. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: (800) 933-2566, nybloodcenter.org.

Social dance, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, Saturday, Apr. 21, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Call: (718) 478-3100.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Art of Ghost Dumplings, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., Friday, Apr. 11, 6:30-10 p.m. $75. Proceeds to scholarship fund. Contact/RSVP: Jackie (347) 505-3013, drosa@queenscouncilarts.org; queenscouncilarts.org/the-moveable-feast-book-launch/Proceeds.

“Long Island Cars” show & swap meet, Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead Tpke. in Elmont, Exit 26B off the Cross Island Pkwy., enter thru Gate 3, Saturday & Sunday, Apr. 12-13, show cars arrive by 11 a.m. $7 Saturday, $9 Sunday; $13 for both; kids under 12, free. Info: (631) 567-5898, LongIslandCars.com.

Cherry blossom walks on Roosevelt Island, Saturdays Apr. 12 & 26 at 11 a.m., meet at the Visitor Center Kiosk at the tram Plaza. $10 donation requested to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. Contact: (212) 688-4836, rooseveltislandhistory@gmail.com.

Shorewalker walk, Three Lakes, Three Parks, Sunday, Apr. 13. Contact: Christine at (212) 787-1136, chryost@hotmail.com.

St. John’s Health & Wellness Expo, presented by HealthFirst, in front of Carnesecca Arena, St. John‘s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, Saturday, Apr. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

35th Annual Antique Auto Show, Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Sunday, Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $2 kids 12-under. Contact: (718) 347-FARM, queensfarm.org.

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

FLEA MARKETS

St. Josaphat R.C. Church, Easter craft & plant sale, plus Polish bake sale, Parish Hall, 35th Ave. & 210th St., Bayside, Saturday, Apr. 12, 10 a.m-4 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 13, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

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

American Martyrs CVW Post, garage sale, Parish Hall, Bell Blvd. & Union Tpke., Bayside, Sunday, Apr. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call: Ed (718) 468-9351.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Bereavement Group for Seniors, Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, eight-session group, Mondays, 2:15 p.m. For those who have recently lost a loved one. Contact: Marion (718) 454-2100.

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. Programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Contact: (718) 657-6752.

Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center), 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, has a special Saturday program, open every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all seniors, especially South Asians, offering basic computer classes, basic English, health education, Indian movies, Indian yoga, games, Kinect bowling, tai chi, Yuan Ji dancing, breathing yoga, Ping-Pong, karaoke, field trips, case assistance and a vegetarian Indian-style lunch. Contact: (718) 886-5777.

Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly 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 buses to Yonkers. Contact: Karen (718) 456-2000.

CNS Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace 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.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology and the 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). Contact: Hindy at (718) 894-3441.

MEETINGS

AARP meetings: Open to the general public.Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Contact: (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., last Tuesday of each month, noon.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver support groups, Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills. & Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Free. Contact: Anne Attanas (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

Center for the Women of New York, Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Room 325, Job Club, Wednesdays (once a month) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, get firsthand info on job leads. Women's Support Group, Wednesdays (once a month) 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required for either program. Free. Contact: CWNY (718) 793-0672, centerwny@yahoo.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park, Sundays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: (718) 937-0163. Other location: Rego Park Library, Thursdays at 11:15 a.m., 91-41 63 Drive. For help with weight loss and/or other issues.

Al-anon self-help group for anyone affected by another’s drinking. Jackson Heights, meets every Tuesday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 82nd St. & 34th Ave., Parish House, 1st floor. Contact: (718) 457-1511. Other location: Rego Park, every Sunday at noon at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center basement, 85-18 61 Road.

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

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

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.

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. Members $10, nonmembers $15, includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Contact: (516) 826-2058.

Schizophrenics Anonymous free 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.

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.

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.

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