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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Exhibits

The Flushing Art League of Queens and the Queens Historical Society present New Horizons of 2002 now through May 12. Gallery hours, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Admission $3, $2 seniors/students at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-3537 Ave., Flushing.

Queens Council on the Arts presents Art In Unexpected Places, an exhibition of work by Katrin Asbury, Michael Rakowitz and Troy Richards. It will run through April 27 in a gallery located at 44-61 11 St., Long Island City. Hours are noon to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday.

An exhibition of photographs taken in cemeteries in Paris, Prague, New England and elsewhere by Czech-born artist Eva Fuka is on display in the Queens College Art Center now through June 6 on the sixth floor of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library. Gallery hours are Mondays to Thursdays, 9am to 8pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm. The gallery is closed May 27. After May 27, call for summer hours. For more information call 997-3770.

Art and artifacts from the ancient worlds of Mesopotamia and the Near East, Asia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and pre-Colombian America and artworks from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is on exhibit at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College now through June 1. On Wednesday, April 24 at 12:30pm, Amy Winter, GTM director will present a gallery talk giving an overview of the exhibition.

Theatre

The Spotlight Players will present the John Patrick Shanley comedy: “Italian American Reconciliation” at the Christ Lutheran Community Center on 101 Ave. and 86 St., Ozone Park on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 8pm. For reservations call 718-THEATER. Cost is $12 adults, $10 seniors and children under 12.

The Mousetrap,” Agatha Christie’s suspenseful mystery, will be presented by Theatre A La Carte on April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8pm and April 21 and 28 at 3pm at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets are $12. For reservations and information, call 631-4092.

Theatre Time Productions presents “Witness For the Prosecution” by Agatha Christie on Fridays, April 19 and 26 at 8pm; Saturdays, April 20 and 27 at 8pm and Sundays, April 21 and 28 at 4:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149 St. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and children 13 and under.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents the comedy, “Over the River and Through the Woods” on Fridays: April 26 and May 3 and 10 at 8pm; Saturdays: April 27 and May 4 and 11 at 8pm; Sunday: May 5 at 2pm at Zion Church, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets: adults: $12, seniors citizens and students: $10 and children 12 and under $8. For reservations call 482-3332.

The Colonial Players of the Hollis Woods Church present “You Can’t Take It With You,” an award-winning classic comedy by Kaufman and Hart, now through Sunday, April 28. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3:30. The theatre is located in the Hollis Woods Community Church on 82 Ave. and Bell Blvd. (one block south of Union Tpke.). Donation is $13 and $11 for seniors. For info call 740-9400.

Music

Alexander Kouguell will perform at a concert on Sunday, April 21 at 2pm at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. A dessert reception will follow the performance. The cost is $20 after April 18 and at the door.

Œhe Julius Grossman Orchestra will offer a free concert at Immaculate Conception Center, 72-00 Douglaston Pkwy. on Monday, April 22 at 1pm.

Health

St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers—St. John’s Queens Hospital has a cancer support group. The group will meet every Friday from 2 to 3:30pm at the St. John’s Queens Hospital, 2nd floor, Board Room, 90-02 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 558-1198 for more information.

Lessons

Free classes for adults in ESL and computers—word processing and surfing the net are offered at Franklin K. Lane High School in Woodhaven, every Saturday from 9am until noon. Classes in preparation for the English, math and chemistry Regents are also available to all high school students. For additional information call Mr. Pietraru at 647-2100 ext. 1400.

Global dance classes will be held Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1pm at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave., Jamaica. Classes are $12. Global dance is for non-dancers and lovers of yoga.

Hatha Yoga, meditation and relaxation exercises for radiant health, long life and greater well being. Classes are held at Yogi Gupta Ashram, 90-16 51 Ave., Elmhurst. Class prices range from $5-$15. For more information call 592-3217.

Adult salsa dance lessons with instructor Angel Navarro will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations are required. The suggested donation is $10 per session. For more information call 235-0815.

Watercolor classes, traditional and contemporary techniques, demonstration and critique will be held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Call 969-1128 for more information.

Meeting

The National Council of Jewish Women, Kew Gardens Section, Inc. will hold an open meeting on Monday, April 22 at 12:30pm at the Silver Towers, 125-10 Queens Blvd., Suite 317, Kew Gardens. The speaker will be Marilyn Kaufman and the topic is: “An Afternoon of Humor.”

The Marcus Aurelius Lodge 2321, Order Sons of Italy in America, a co-ed lodge, will hold its monthly general meeting on Monday, April 22 at 8pm at Mary’s Nativity School basement, 146-20 Jasmine Ave. in Flushing.

Hillside Hadassah, 167-11 73 Ave. in Flushing will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22 at 12:45pm. The program will be: From Victim to Victor by Paul Melinger.

The Aviva Chapter 828 of Jewish Women International is holding its next general membership meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:30pm at the North Hills Library, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck. Guest speaker is Ethel Katz, a Holocaust survivor and an author, who will speak about her book “Our Tomorrows Never Came.”

The Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills and Hadassah Kew Gardens Hills Chapter, annual joint meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 1pm at 71-25 Main Street. It will feature “The Wandering Jew In America.”

Nature/Outdoor

Outdoor Singles continues its hikes on Saturday, April 20 at Rockefeller State Park in Tarrytown, NY. For more information and reservations call 212-946-1115 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20 from 11am to 4pm and later for a hike at 6:30pm at the Alley Pond Park, Alley Pond Nature Center. Enter the park at Winchester Blvd., under the Grand Central Pkwy. Call 217-6034 for more information.

Come to Forest Park for an afternoon of wildlife sketching at noon on Sunday, April 21. The Rangers will be teaching all participants how to sketch owls, flying squirrels, blue jays and a variety of birds at the Forest Park Nature Center on Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Dr. Free.

Lecture

The 110th Precinct presents a lecture about crime prevention on Friday, April 26 at 10:30am at the St. John’s Queens Hospital in the two west conference room. The topic of discussion will be: Learning how to remain safe in the office, home and community. Free parking available.

A historical symposium sponsored by the Central Queens Historical Society will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 4:30pm at the Church in the Gardens Community House, 50 Borage Place, Forest Hills Gardens. Slide shows featuring De. Stanley Cogen, Jim Driscoll and Jeff Gottlieb.

The National Art League presents Louis Patric Piard who will give a demonstration of painting with acrylic and a slide lecture on Haitian art on Friday, May 3 at 8pm at NAL, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston.

Tour

Jack Eichenbaum has added a new urban walk to his repertoire of tours entitled “In Search of Newtown’s Origins,” with an inaugural tour on Saturday, April 20 at 1:30pm meeting at the front of the Dutch Reformed Church of Newtown, Broadway and 51 Ave. Cost is $10. Call 939-0647 extension 17.

The Central Queens Historical Assocation will conduct a tour of Downtown Forest Hills on Sunday, April 21 from 1 to 3pm beginning at Austin Street and Continental Avenue.

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, April 20 at 8:30pm featuring Savannah Sky. A general membership meeting will also be held. Doors open at 7:30pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8pm. Entry fee is $12. Adults only will be admitted.

Saturday dance at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst on April 20 at 8pm. Members $8, non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe.

Special Events

There will be Open Mic Night hosted by Irene Mallinger and Hy Auslander presented at Starbucks Coffee, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, on Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 9pm.

St. Andrew’s Church, 46-09 31 Ave., Astoria, is holding a penny social on Saturday, April 20 at 11am.

Duplicate Bridge Game Mondays from 11:30am to 3pm sponsored by NORC. Bring bag lunch, refreshments served. Cost $1.50. It will be held at the NORC Self Help Community Center at Big Six Towers, 60-10 Queens Blvd., 1st floor in Woodside. Call Connie Barclay at 429-3178 for information and partnerships.

Central Queens Partnership invites you to a spring fun day on Saturday, April 20 from 11am to 3pm at Beacon Program at JHS 168, 158-40 76 Rd. Free activities for adults and children will include workshops, magic show, dancing and performances from the Beacon Steppers.

The Altar Rosary Society of Nativity BVM Church of Ozone Park located at Rockaway Blvd. and 91 St. will hold a card party in the church hall on April 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $4 per person. For tickets call Betty at 641-3222.

Change your life. Come to “Transitions: A Conference For Women Considering A Return To College” at Queensborough Community College, Science Building, 22-05 56 Ave., Bayside on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 4pm. Hear about sources of financial aid, get tips on balancing work, school and family. The event is free and open to all. Call 229-0371 for more information.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd. Douglaston is holding an art and treasures auction on Sunday, April 28 at 5:30pm.

The Church-in-the-Gardens is sponsoring a program of liturgical dance by the Omega Dance Company of the Cathedral of St. John The Divine on Sunday, April 28 at 1pm at the Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills. Drawing from scriptural passages of healing, they will lead participants on how to overcome profound loss and find healing of body, mind and spirit through dance movement. Admission is free.

Reunion

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53, is planning its 50th Reunion. For more information call Barb 224-0612 or e-mail wdickman@ ix.netcom.com.

The 1953 graduating class of Long Island City, New York High School is planning a reunion in May of 2003. Contact Peter Galluzzo at 631-736-4495 for more information.

Support Group

TOUGHLOVE, international parent support group for parents of out-of-control children meets at I.S. 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside, every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In Woodside, the group meets every Thursday at 7pm at 61-20 Woodside Ave. Call 426-1935 for more information.

NAR-ANON, a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs meets Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Rm. 204 at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For further information call 800-984-0066.

St. Adalbert’s Bethany general bereavement support group meeting general group for loss of any loved one will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 25 at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria.

Senior Activities

Richmond Hill Senior Center, 86-25 118 St. is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 3pm. The center will be offering the following events: On Friday, April 19 at 10am: blood pressure screening and 1pm: birthday party. Thursday, April 25 at 10am: needlepoint craft class. Monday, April 29 at 10am: jazzercise. Tuesday, April 30 at 10am: blood pressure screening.

SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Westchester Blvd., Queens Village (Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Campus) announces the formation of a bereavement group for seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a spouse. The group will meet on Thursdays at 1pm.

Wakefield Senior Center, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd., South Ozone Park is open daily from 9:30am to 3pm with lunch at 11:45am. The center will offer the following events: Friday, April 19 at 10am: Treat Day and Volunteer Recognition Day. Wednesday, April 24 at 1pm: birthday party and Thursday, April 25 at 9:30am: trip to Queens Botanical Garden.

Come join a three-piece band and sing-a-long every Wednesday at 10am at the Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For additional information call 591-3377.

Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88 Ave., is open daily from Monday through Friday, 10am to 3pm and serves lunch at noon. The center will be offering the following events: Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26: National Volunteer Week. Thursday, April 25: JPAC speaker-Adele Bender at 10:30am will speak on Medicare issues. Friday, April 26: birthday party, music and dancing and blood pressure screening.

Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-02 101 Ave. will offer the following events: Friday, April 19: crime prevention presentation identify theft by Dominick; Wednesday, April 24: FAN sign up; Thursday, April 25: FAN pickup and Tuesday, April 30: birthday live music dancing and refreshment.

Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62 Dr., open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm. For more information call 699-1010.

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 St. will be sponsoring a Sunday luncheon/dance on April 28. A Russian themed lunch will be followed by dancing to DJ Al. The center will open at 10am, lunch will be served at noon followed by dancing until 3pm.

Robert Couche Senior Citizens Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, is offering a Spanish class for beginners on Wednesdays at 1pm and advanced on Fridays at 10:30am. For further information call 978-8352.

Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Call the center, 225-1144. Ongoing Tuesday afternoon bridge game at 1pm. Lessons every Tuesday at 10am.

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