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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 12:00 am

Exhibits

The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents Biennial 2002, an exhibition of the work of its visual artist members now through March 24 at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

St. John’s University’s Chung Cheng Art Gallery, in conjunction with the university’s Italian Cultural Center and Center for Global Studies, will host the first exhibition in the United States of the graphic designs of the Rome-based artist Romeo Guaricci now through Saturday, March 2, in the gallery at Sun Yat-Sen Hall on the Queens campus. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.

National Art League Students’ Exhibition will be held now through Friday, March 1. Adult NAL students show their proficiency in the arts of drawing and painting. The NAL is located at 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. in Douglaston.

An exhibition of the work of 12 artists of Chinese descent who live and work in New York will be presented at the Queens College Art Center now through March 22. On Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5:30pm, in President’s Conference Rm. 2 of Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, there will be a forum held in conjunction with the exhibition.

A Theme Exhibition on tools will be held on March 4 to April 5 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston.

Theatre

The Parkside Players will be presenting the world premiere of Alan Perkins’ comedy, “Second Bananas.” Tickets at $10 are now available by calling 497-4922. The performance dates are March 1 and 2. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Performances will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills.

Beari Productions presents Neil Simon’s “The Female Odd Couple” on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm and Sunday, March 3 at 4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village. Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and children under 12. For reservations and information call 736-1263.

St. Gregory Theatre Group presents “God’s Favorite,” a Neil Simon comedy on Feb. 28 at 7:30pm with a dinner theatre, March 1 and 2 at 8pm and March 3 at 6pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and kids at the dinner theatre; $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and kids at the regular shows. All performances in Gregorian Hall at the Cross Island Pkwy. in Bellerose. For reservations call 224-4439.

Marathon Little Theatre Group will present the musical comedy “Hello, Dolly,” on March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 18. Performances will be held at Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Saturday performances start at 8:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $12. For Sunday performances tickets are $10. Call 428-1580.

Auditions

Douglaston Comm. Theatre will hold auditions for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a family comedy at the Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy., on Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5 at 8pm and Saturday, March 9 at 10am. The cast cal¡s for 2 women and 2 men, ages 50+, and 1 man and 1 woman, age range 20s to 30s. Performances will be the last weekend in April and the first 2 weekends in May.

Music

Candlelight Irish Cafe Night with “Morningstar,” performing Irish music on Saturday, March 2 at 7pm at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd. in College Point. Tickets $15, includes desserts and beverage. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 358-0067.

The Messiah Festival of the Arts Concert Series presents cellist Enrique Orengo performing works by Bach, Brahms and others at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St. in Flushing on Sunday, March 3. Admission is free.

The Julius Grossman Orchestra will offer a free concert on Thursday, March 7 at 10:30am at SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village.

The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York presents pianist Konstantza A. Chernov with a special appearance of Lyric Soprano Moon-Sook Park and others on Saturday, March 9 at 5pm at the Choral Room 264, Music Building Queens College, Flushing. Tic9ets are $5. Reservations and information call 428-5650.

Ronald Morton, tenor, Thomas Stallone, baritone, Julie Miller, lyric soprano, and Jenny Lynn Stewart, dramatic soprano, accompanied by the pianist, Matthew Cvetic, will perform operatic arias and Broadway show tunes at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Saturday, March 9 at 8pm. The cost is $24. For reservations, call the temple at 261-2900.

Lecture

A free lecture by Professor Roger Optsbaum on Global Warming, (Part II) “Can We Do Anything About It?” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8pm at Temple Beth Sholom, 172 St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Hands On Computer Art Demonstration by Jeff Berman will be held at the monthly members’ meeting on Friday, March 1 at 8pm at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston.

Sound Gardening is a program that integrates good gardening practices with water pollution prevention practices and will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 10am at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $3 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 229-4000. Join Nassau County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Peter Zwerlein for this presentation.

Meeting

City of Hope Lifeline Chapter, will meet on Sunday, March 3 at 1pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.

Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Whitman Life Member Club, will meet on Tuesday, March 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St., Jamaica at 11am.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7:45pm on Wednesday, March 6, for its semi-monthly meeting. This will be an opportunity to auction, swap or sell photographic and related items. The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Flushang Hospital’s Administration Bldg., 45 Ave. and Burling St. For more information call 441-6210.

The Emergency Communications Service meets at the American Red Cross, 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30pm. For information call 357-6851.

Nature/Outdoor

Come to Alley Pond Park and enjoy a leisurely walk through a mature oak-hickory forest on Saturday, March 2 at 1pm. Meet at Alley Pond Nature Center. Enter the park at Winchester Blvd., under the Grand Central Parkway. Call 846-2731 for further info.

Social Gatherings

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country-Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, March 2 at 8:30pm featuring Ridin’ High. Doors open at 7:30pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Entry fee is $12. Adults only will be admitted.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. presents a Singles Dance for ages 45 plus on Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 6pm. Music will be by Andrew Forman. Admission is $10 per person. For more information call 459-1000.

Special Events

Electchester Jewish Center, 65-15 164 St., Flushing presents its annual Purim Carnival festival on Sunday, March 3 at noon.

Monday, Monday hosted by Irene Mallinger is the Open Mike for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians on the first Monday (March 4) of every month at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37 Ave., Jackson Heights at 7pm.

There will be an Open Mic Night at the Flushing Library (Rooms A&B), 41-17 Main Street on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be Open Mic Night hosted by Irene Mallinger and Hy Auslander presented at Starbucks Coffee, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, on Thursday, March 7 from 7 to 9pm.

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