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Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.

AUDITIONS

The AARP Queens Chorus performs at Queens nursing homes and rehab/senior centers. If interested in joining call (718) 523-1330 for audition dates.

FILM

The “First Fridays” program at the Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City, offers monthly evening events every first Friday (July 6) with free admission and beginning this year, film. At 6 p.m. visitors may participate in “Center of Attention,” a guided discussion of a single work of art on view at the museum. The film program begins at 7 p.m.

DANCE

Ballet Repertory, NYC, is performing on Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at The Secret Theater, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Premiering the most recent work of Edwin Kinter, titled The Accursed Hunter and new works by Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance and Barbara Brandt. Tickets: $25/$20 students and seniors. For reservations call (212) 662-4628.

MUSIC

A morning of music with Darlene Graham on Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue off Springfield Boulevard. Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive performance of folk and remixes of familiar children’s songs. Bring a blanket or low chair.

Music in the Garden, an annual collaboration between Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Rd., Long Island City, presents post-classical string quartet ETHEL, performing “Present Beauty,” a program that celebrates the concepts of presence and continuity on Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. Free with museum admission, $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students with valid ID; free for children under 12 and New York City public high-school students with valid ID.

Multi-platinum rock band Daughtry will perform at Citi Field on Friday, July 20 following the Mets-Dodgers 7:10 p.m. game. Tickets starts at $28, and include admission to the game and post-game concert, and are available at Mets.com/daughtry and (718) 507-TIXX.

Meetings

Independent Business Women’s Circle of LI and Queens meets Tuesday, July 10 at noon at Brandywine at the Savoy, 55-15 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Topic is: “The Secret to Making your Business Look Bigger Using the Internet.” Cost is $20 nonmembers/$5 members. Contact ibwc.ymail.com or call (631) 754-6640.

Free public speaking/effective communication meetings are held on the first, third and fourth Saturdays of the month at 10 a.m. Learn to be comfortable speaking before an audience. Meetings are held at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact club vice president membership at (646) 748-8290.

Flea Markets

The Richmond Hill flea market held at the old RKO theatre, 117-09 Hillside Ave., is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Richmondhillfleamarket.com or call (347) 709-7661 for more information and directions.

CLASSES

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Holy Family Church, 175-20 74 Ave., in Flushing, on Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

The Queens Community House, Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, is offering Zumba with Nando Zee on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. for $10 per person. Participants must wear sneakers and be at least 16 years old. For information call Amy at (718) 591-6060.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, teaches ballroom dancing every Monday and Friday night from 7:15 to 8 p.m. followed by a social dance. Cost is $10.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 45th Avenue and Burling Street on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of the month. For information, visit flushingcameraclub.org.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes, all mediums. Daytime and evening adult classes are offered Monday-Friday; daytime children’s classes are offered during the weekend. Classes are held at St. Mark’s Church, 82nd Street and 34th Avenue. Cost: $75 for adults, for four sessions, $75 for children for eight sessions. Membership available. For information, call Geraldine at (718) 446-4709.

A one-hour auto clinic for women is held the third saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at Great Bear Auto Repair Shop, 164-16 Sanford Ave., Flushing. Call to reserve at (718) 762-6212.

Ongoing drawing class every Wednesday 1-4 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston. Instructor, Marc Jasloff. Call (516) 223-7659. Fee: $25 per class.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has expanded its GED preparation program to include free adult classes. Tracks vary in length from 10 to 20 weeks depending upon entrance test results. Contact the YW and sign up for the next placement examination. Call Stacy McKelvey at (718) 353-4553 for more information or to reserve your placement exam seat.

Mindfulness Meditation one-hour class with Rabbi Michael Weisser at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call (718) 961-0030 or email info@freesynagogue.org.

Social Activities

The Wednesday Night Singles Group of the SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, invites you to social evenings with special guest speakers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Join Dancing Under the Stars every Wednesday through Aug. 1 at Little Bay Park roller hockey rink, Cross Island Parkway between Utopia Parkway and Totten Avenue, in Bayside from 7-8:30 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Queens Alliance Baseball League and the Queens Kiwanis Baseball League have combined to provide recreational baseball, as well as tournaments in the RBI, Pony, Federation and Greater N.Y. Sandlot. Any teams or players looking to play baseball in a local competitive league can call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.

A farmer’s market will be held every Friday until fall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dalia Avenue off Main Street, near the Queens Botanical Garden.

Kiwanis Club of Glendale and Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center presents a day at Cyclone stadium on Sunday, July 22 at 5 p.m. featuring the Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees. Donation is $20 per person. Contact Hank at (718) 386-7302 or Joe at (516) 622-6758 or (718) 386-3766 for tickets.

Free events at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave. on July 11-14 from 2-8 p.m. Offering free medical screenings, US citizenship information, English as a Second Language class information, music lessons, vacation Bible school, tutoring for students, live music and more.

Tours

Walk the East River shore between the Queensboro and RFK (Triboro) bridges on Wednesday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. and end in Astoria at the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden (Czech food). This tour is led by Jack Eichenbaum. Fee is $15. Meets at the northwest corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue. No reservations necessary.

SUPPORT GROUPS

A bereavement group will meet this summer at the Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Pre-registration is a must. Call (718) 225-1144.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. The group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens, every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate no prior group experience is needed and there is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call the Center for the Women of New York at (718) 793-0672.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (women only) meetings are held every Friday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Resurrection Ascention Pastoral Center, Fr. Freely Hall, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

Nar-Anon is a self-help support group or 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.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Problem with cocaine or other mind-altering substances? For local Cocaine Anonymous meetings call: 1-(212) COCAINE.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health announces a free Women’s Support Group on alternate Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Kissena Jewish Center, 43-43 Bowne St., Flushing. If you are experiencing anxiety, fear or stress and are searching for a venue that can provide understanding, compassion and respect, call to register at (718) 461-6393.

The Queens Counseling services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces a new mourning and bereavement group to be held on Saturdays form 1-2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For further information call (718) 461-6393.

Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

Schizophrenics Anonymous meets on Sundays at 10 a.m. at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

An exercise class for seniors. meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Community Campus, Queens Village. For more information call Kathleen at (718) 454-2100.

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 78-15 Jamaica 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. to 3 p.m.

United Hindu Senior Center, 118-09 Sutter Ave., South Ozone Park, offers free vegetarian lunch, health promotion, nutrition education, cards and games, mammograms and blood pressure screenings. In addition, we provide transportation for many seniors via bus. For more information, call (718) 323-8900.

The Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, welcomes all seniors age 60 or above. Enjoy a daily healthy meal at noon. On Fridays there is a free lunch. They offer an array of activities such as bingo, movies, exercise, oil painting, yoga, line dancing classes, dancing to a live band, sing-a-longs, health presentations, blood pressure checks, and monthly birthday celebration and theme parties. Suggested contribution is $1.25. Meals-on-Wheels program is offered also. Call (718) 497-2908.

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