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Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:00 pm

EXHIBITS

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.

The Oriental Brush Painting class of St. Andrew Avellino Church will hold a gallery show on Sunday, July 11 at the St. Andrew School cafeteria, located on 158th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue in Flushing. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reception with the artists begins at 11:40 a.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park, at Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City presents the exhibit Vista, now through Aug. 7, during daylight hours.

“My Lovely Ladies: The Dried Floral Art of Natalie Carbone,” will be on view now through Aug. 21 at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. June is bride month. The museum will feature dolls dressed in bridal gowns.

AUDITIONS

Douglaston Community Theatre announces auditions for its fall production, “Crossing Delancey” on Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. The show will open Oct. 14 and run for three weekends.

Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.

THEATRE

Maggie’s Little Theater at St. Margaret presents “The Sound of Music.” Performances will be held Saturdays, July 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, July 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for children 11 and under. For reservations, call (917) 579-5389 or visit maggieslittletheater.org.

MUSIC

Irish and American music of Boston Burglars will be performed on Thursday, July 7 and Doo-Wop plus with the New York Exceptions on July 14, both at 7 p.m. at Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village. Bring your own lawn chair.

Stone Soul Picnic - The Great Rhythm and Blues Classics will perform on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. during the Sunday concert series. Also, on July 24, Cumbia, traditional music of Colombia, will be featured during the concert series. Free. First-come first-served. Dance lessons prior to each concert at 1:15 p.m.

The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City continues its Music in the Garden series with a performance by the internationally acclaimed So Percussion. The quartet will be joined by guitarist Grey McMurray to perform excerpts from its next major theatrical project on Sunday, July 10 at 3 p.m. It’s free.

Bill Popp and the Tapes will perform British songs including Beatles and Moody Blue songs as well as his own original songs on Sunday, July 10 at 3 p.m. at the Garden of the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point. It’s free.

Maspeth Federal Savings Bank presents a summer concert featuring the Crests with the voice of Tommy Mara and Randy and the Rainbows on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the main office parking lot on 69th Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth.

Queens Symphony Orchestra presents Opera Under the Stars on Sunday, July 17 at 5 p.m. at George Seuffert Bandshell at Forest Park in Woodhaven, and on Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s University’s Great Lawn, Jamaica, featuring Martin Sola, tenor and Marcos Sola, baritone with members of the QSO conducted by Maestro Kitsopoulos. Free. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved to an alternate locations.

FILM

Outdoor Cinema 2011: Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Queens on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. This annual international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each Wednesday evening. Now in its 13th year, this program invites visitors to sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline and watch international films on an outdoor screen.

CLASSES

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203 St., Bayside, on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center will host a defensive driving course sponsored by the National Safety Council on Sunday, July 10 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and/or registration, call the synagogue at (718) 263-7000. The cost is $50.

Southeast Queens Camera Club presents “Introduction to Digital Photography,” six free photography classes on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Park, Administration Building, second floor, Baisley Boulevard and Merrick Road, Jamaica from July 12-Aug. 23. Call (718) 723-6849 or (516) 328-3776.

Two introductory workshops in the arts of drying flowers and their use in decorative arts projects will be held at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Wednesday, July 13 and 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. The registration fee for each session is $12, $10 for VOM members, inclusive of materials. To register, call the museum at (718) 359-6227.

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten in Bayside, suggests preparing for the summer afloat by enrolling in one of their boating classes on July 17 or Aug. 14 at Fort Totten in Bayside. Pre-registration is required. Cost starts at $75. Contact Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net.

Yoga classes are now being held at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 76-11 37 Ave., Room 204, Jackson Heights. All levels are welcomed. Classes are held Saturdays, from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Classes held during the week include, meditation, ayurvedic, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit language instruction. Minimum donation is $5. For information, call Rashid at (646) 912-1885 or Shree at (646) 417-2252.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing, offers Israeli folk dancing on Mondays from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for nonmembers, $9 for members.

FLEA MARKETS

Faith Mission’s summer flea market will be held every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. starting July 9-Oct. 1 at 114-40 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park.

A rummage sale will be held on Sunday, July 10 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Young Israel of New Hyde Park, 264-15 77 Ave., New Hyde Park.

St. Raphael’s outdoor flea market will be held on Sunday, July 10 (raindate, July 17), from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City.

The Bellerose Jewish Center will be holding its summer rummage sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at 254-04 Union Turnpike in Floral Park.

OUTDOORS

A cycling tour of Fort Totten Park in Bayside will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 1 p.m. Meet at the entrance to the fort, north of the intersection of 212th Street and Cross Island Parkway.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The people of Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Ave., invite everyone to an event on Saturday, July 9 at 5 p.m. The program includes a moon bounce, face painting, a giant slide, giveaways and much more. At 8 p.m. finish off the day with a viewing of a recently released blockbuster movie. Remember to bring a chair.

The 4th annual Tour de Queens will be held on Sunday, July 10 at 9 a.m., check-in begins at 8 a.m., and will begin and end in Flushing Meadows Park. Participants will ride throughout parks and neighborhoods in eastern and northern Queens. The ride is open to cyclists of all skill levels and ages, though a helmet is required for those 14 and under. For information, visit tourdequeens.org.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s I FISH NY program will be offering free fishing clinics for all New Yorkers on Wednesday, July 13: Fishing with Senior Citizens at Baisley Pond Park, in Jamaica from 9 a.m.-noon. This event has been designated a “free fishing event” during which a NYS freshwater fishing license will not be required. While most of the expected participants will be seniors, all ages are welcome.

FOR KIDS

Free traditional craft programs for kids will be held on Sundays, July 10 and Aug. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Basic embroidery will be held on July 10 and intro to quilting will be on Aug. 14. Call to register at (718) 939-0647, ext. 17.

Puppets in the Parks presents “Bessie’s Big Shot” at Rochdale Park, New York Boulevard and 134th Avenue on Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. Bring low chairs or blanket.

Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo will be presented on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. on the lawn in front of Jamaica Avenue at 151st Street in Rufus King Park.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The Best Female Friends Club will be meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Edison Place Restaurant, 71-28 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Women of all ages and backgrounds meet for fun, friendship and laughter. Cost: $30 per person which includes a three-course dinner, wine, dessert, coffee, tax and tip. For reservations call (718) 821-8401.

Dancing Under the Stars will be held on Wednesdays, now through July 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Little Bay Park roller hockey rink, Bayside. Free ballroom dance lessons (first 45 minutes), dancing, music and fun.

HEALTH

Join the Walkers for Wellness Club at New Hope Lutheran Church of Jamaica. Under the guidance of a walking leader, you will walk two to three times each week at a comfortable pace. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Weather permitting, meet at the church, located at 167-24 118 Ave.

MEETINGS

A new hiking club and trail crew is being organized for adults at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Enter through the rear door. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston’s very own knitting circle. Knitters, crocheters, or crafters of any kind welcomed. This is a meeting for adults who know how to knit, not a class. Call Liz at (718) 229-4000, ext. 200 or e-mail emcglinchey@alleypond.com to inquire about meeting times. They will meet a few times a month, and there will be a fee of $3 for members, $5 for nonmember per meeting.

You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, join the agency every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announces that a free summer bereavement group will start July 12-Aug. 16 on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. For more information or to sign up, call (718) 461-6393.

The Center for the Women of New York announces that it is now accepting registration for a new session of their Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793-0672.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at (718) 932-6244 or visit westernqueensna.com. Meetings are held seven days a week.

SMART Recovery, a free self-help group dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are looking for a bereavement support group, come on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Rectory basement of Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 969-2448. All losses, all denominations are welcome.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Caregivers need a break? Enroll your family member with memory loss in a stimulating program at Selfhelp Community Services, Alzheimer’s Resource Program, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. Program is open Monday-Friday. Transportation is provided to many areas of Queens. Lunch and snacks are served. Fees are on a sliding scale. For information, call (718) 631-1886 and ask for Ellen Sarokin.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. with a suggested donation of 75 cents; lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: yoga, tai chi stretch, three dance groups (African, interpretive and line), chair exercise, choral group, crochet/knit (Mondays and Tuesdays), ceramic, art and camera class, quilting/sewing, Wii games, arts and crafts, conversational Spanish, book talk club, movie afternoons, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. For more information, call (718) 657-6752.

The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA will offer computer classes every Thurs .

The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., is now offering a new six-week “Enter 21st Century Advanced Computer Course” which trains seniors in five different computer programs, preparing them to enter the modern force or to just enhance their computer skills. Beginner computer skills necessary. Call Dina at (718) 894-3441 or visit the center.

VOLUNTEERS

Hospice Care Network, one of the largest hospice organizations in New York State that serves more than 400 patients and their families daily in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties, is looking for volunteer licensed massage therapists. Contact Eva Pendleton, director of Complementary Therapy for Hospice Care Network at ependleton@hospicecarenetwork.org.

The Senior Theatre Acting Repertory is looking for a piano player, who is retired, to join the group. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at the Queens Village Public Library, 94-11 217 St., For more information, call the assistant director at (718) 776-0529.

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