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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 am

Auditions

STAR is now interviewing for a director as well as auditioning senior actors for short classical scenes for upcoming performances for an established senior acting group located in Queens Village. Call (718) 776-0529 for an appointment.

Theatre

Marathon Little Theatre Group presents “The Pajama Game” on Saturdays, March 9 and 16 at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, March 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children under 13 at 247-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Call (718) 229-4644 for more information.

Maggie’s Little Theater performs “Godspell” on March 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m. in St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Juniper Valley Road in Middle Village. $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for children. Visit maggieslittletheater.org to reserve tickets or call (917) 579-5389.

STAR — Senior Theater Acting Repertory will present drama/comedy scenes and musical numbers at JASA Holliswood Senior Center, 86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd., Jamaica, on Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m. Free.

Theatre By The Bay produces “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturdays, March 9 and 16 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays, March 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, 62 and older and children 12 and under. For more information or to make reservations visit theatrebythebayny.com or call (718) 428-6363.

Film

Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St, Forest Hills, will begin its 5th annual NY ReelAbilites Film Festival on Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m. showing international short documentaries about people with autism, Down syndrome and Tourette syndrome. Suggested donation is $8. On Monday March, 11 at 1 p.m. a special ReelAbilites event with singer Anita Hollander will be open to the public for $6. Tickets are available for all events at cqy.org/tickets, (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or pkurtz@cqy.org.

Green Film Series: “Flow” about the world water crisis will be held at Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd. on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Call (718) 278-2220 for more information. Free.

View the premiere of the short film “Product of My Environment” on Saturday, March 16 at 3 and 8 p.m. at Black Spectrum Theatre, 119-07 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica. $15. Call (718) 790-9000 for more information.

Music

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Alisa Weilerstein, cello, and Inon Barnatan, piano, on Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m., at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College off Exit 23 on the Long Island Expressway. Tickets are $32-$54. Call (718) 793-8080 or visit kupferbergcenter.org for more information.

The Hollis Presbyterian Church Ministry of Music presents “Evensong” on Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Free.

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, host The Lautreamont String Quartet on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 p.m. Contact info@friendsofmaplegrove.org, visit friendsofmaplegrove.org or call (347) 878-6614. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for members.

Homage to Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15/$10 for members and students. Call (718) 463-7700 ext. 222 for more information.

Queens College Chamber Music Live concert series continues with the Calidore String Quartet on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. in the QC Opera Studio, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, and the Kashkashian-Artymiw Duo will perform on Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Call the Aaron Copland School of Music at (718) 997-3800 or email Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu for purchasing information.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside holds a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Plenty of free parking. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for more information.

There will be a flea market on Saturday, March 16 at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood. Call (718) 456-2000 for hours.

Our Lady of Hope, 61-21 71 St., Middle Village, hosts a spring flea market and craft fair on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts a flea market on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine, at Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica, hosts an indoor flea market on Sunday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meetings

VFW Post 4787, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone, holds its next monthly meeting on Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m.

Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45 Ave.; enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street, 5th floor, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. For more information call (718) 749-0643 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

For Kids

On Saturday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. the HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden will host a free family day. For more information email rwolf@queensbotanical.org.

CLASSEs

The JCC-Chabad of Long Island City/Astoria, 10-31 Jackson Blvd., hosts Torah Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.; Taam Shabbat, Mommy and me, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Carlbach Shabbat service and LeChaim on Fridays at 6 p.m.; Shabbat morning service and kiddush on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m..Call or visit (718) 609-0066 or jewishlic.com for more information.

Sustain Your Rain workshop on sustainable ways to water plants, collect rainwater and reduce storm water runoff will be held at Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd. on Monday, March 11 at 4 p.m. Call (718) 278-2220 for more information. Free.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, hosts dance with instructions every Monday and Friday from 7:15 to 8 p.m. and a social dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Call (718) 478-3100. $10.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, announces the return of PERC, a club for retirees. Come meet and speak with others about what concerns you Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Free for members of the CQY. Nonmembers free for first session, then $2 per session. Call the Adult and Senior Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160 or 622 for more information.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing, hosts Dr. Mirele Goldsmith for a lecture entitled Environmental Responsibility in Jewish Tradition and Today on Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m.

Watercolor classes at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. All techniques, beginners to advanced. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per session. Call (718) 969-1128.

Special Events

B Sharp LI Branch presents the 2013 National Scholarship local competition in organ on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196 St., Hollis. Call (718) 723-4626 for more information.

Jewish Meditation and Ahava, Love, two meditations, will be held on Thursday, March 7 and Thursday, March 14 at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke. Contact (718) 380-4145 or visit hillcrestjc.org.

The 12th annual Eva and Lou Friedman Model Passover Seder will be held on Monday, March 18 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Machane Chodosh, 67-29 108 St., Forest Hills. $15 for Central Queens YM&YWHA members/ $18 nonmembers. Payment required in advance. Call the Adult Department at (718) 268-5011 ext. 160.

Family board game day at Bay Terrace Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd., on Friday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Call (718) 423-7004 for more information. Free.

All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside, observes the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS on Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m. and noon.

Maspeth Town Hall Community Center holds an Irish Celebration on Sunday, March 10 at 3-7 p.m. at St. Adalbert’s Parish Hall, 84th Street off Grand Avenue in Elmhurst. Tickets are $30 for adults, children ages 6-12 $12 and children under 6 are $7. To reserve call (718) 335-6049.

Afternoon Composting: Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off at the Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Call (718) 721-2462.

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html

Special Events

St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraising dance on Saturday, March 9 from 7-11 p.m. Proceeds will go to smartboards for the school. The Boston Burglars will play Irish hits and a buffet will be served. Tickets are $50. Call (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Fun with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 p.m. at 69th Street and Myrtle Avenue in Glendale. Parents should bring their children and their cameras forphotos withand a gift fromthe bunny, face painting, acoloring table and fun for everyone. Free.

The Samuel Field Y has two weekday programs for preschool children ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities and their families. On Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there is Monday Magic: Learn and Play at the Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside. On Wednesdays from 3-4:30 there is Gym and Creative Exploration at the Little Neck Site, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Contact Amanda at (718) 225-6750 ext. 262 or email asmith@sfy.org for more information.

Support Groups

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. Anyone with Lupus and family members are invited to attend Education Days on Saturdays, March 23 and June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required in advance. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058 for more information.

Emotions Anonymous, an emotional support group, will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Congregational Church, 148th Street and 87th Avenue, Briarwood. Call (718) 938-8869 or (917) 312-7150.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at The-Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information, call 1(800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

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

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

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Innovative SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a wide array of programs and services including: healthy lunches, current events, diabetes self-management classes, yoga and the Reminiscence Groups. Receive information on benefits and entitlements or share your life story in a safe, private setting. For more information on classes and transportation call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100 or visit snapqueens.org.’

A leisure group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, Prince Room, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Cost is $6 for lunch. The program includes yoga instruction, discussion groups, card games, bingo, birthday celebrations, guest speakers and holiday celebrations. For info., call Dr. Roz Gold at (718) 229-7511.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., has a food pantry Tuesdays-Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Next bus trip to Yonkers and AARP Defensive Driving class both on Monday, March 18. The MetroCard van is at the Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Movies are held every Monday or Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Art classes are held every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Call Karen at (718) 456-2000 for more information.

The Brooks Senior Center, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica, hosts a healthy lunch from noon to 1 p.m., activities such as Wii sports, bowling, bingo, laptop classes, exercise, ceramics, cards and board games, blood pressure checks, trips, monthly nutrition presentations and monthly birthday celebrations and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. For more information call (718) 291-3935.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, hosts: Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:45 a.m.; Wii time, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; Music with Dee, Mondays at 1 p.m.; beginners drawing, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; health education, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; aerobics, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.; yoga, Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; mind, body and soul, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; bingo, Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; jewelry making, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; stay well exercises, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; reminiscing group, Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.; Scrabble, Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.; dance fitness, Fridays at 10:45 a.m. and AARP chorus, Fridays at 1 p.m.., shopping trips, computer classes, lunches and more. Call (718) 224-7888 for further information.

Lamar Peters, Elvis impersonator extraordinaire, performs at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Ridgewood, on Saturday, March 16 from 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 for those over 60. Call (718) 456-2000.

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. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.

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