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Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents “Nature and Cosmos 1966-2010” exhibit by Marlene Tseng Yu, now through Nov. 24. Opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Donald Kuspit, art critic and distinguished professor emeritus of SUNY Stonybrook, will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Queens Historical Society presents For Love of the Games: A History of Sports in Queens., at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Free The exhibit will run through the summer. Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, is open to the public. Come see the International Doll Exhibit. Exhibit hours are Wednesday-Friday and Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

MUSIC

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents David Leonhardt Quintet in An Evening of Gershwin, on Friday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.; cocktail hour fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 (fundraiser), $20/$16 for members (concert). On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. David Leonhardt Quintet presents a family-friendly concert. Interactive arts will be held at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12/$10 for members; $8 for children/$6 for member children.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing works by Mozart, Kodaly and Schumann during its Twilight Concert series on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Cost is $12; $10 for students and seniors.

FILM

The 4th annual Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival will feature the work of eight filmmakers from New York, the United Kingdom and Argentina. The two-hour event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St.. Suggested donation is $10 at the door.

DANCE

Calpulli Danza Mexicana (aka Calpulli Mexican Dance Co.) will perform at Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Park on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18-$27. Call to reserve, at (718) 760-0064.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Holy Cross Ukranian Catholic Church of Astoria will hold its annual Ukrainian Heritage Day festival on Sunday, Sept. 19 on 31st Avenue and 30th Street, beginning at noon. Festivities include music, games and homemade Ukrainian food. Concert will feature Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Group. Free admission.

St. Joseph Church, 30th Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets in Astoria, will celebrate the sixth annual Parish Carnival in honor of St. Pio of Pietrelcina from Wednesday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 26. Come bring your family to our Fiesta Night, Italian Pasta Night, International Food Festival and Taste of Astoria, and the St. Pio Dinner Dance. Enjoy the amusement rides, games, music and fun for all ages.

On Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 3-4:30 p.m., the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, invites the public to learn about honey harvesting and sample some honey. This is an afternoon program of discovery activities, stories and crafts for children and adults. Admission is $3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups are advised to call ahead to be accommodated, (718) 359-6227.

“Writers in the Woods: Mountain Towns and Urban Wildernesses” featuring poet Alison Koffler and essayist/poet Will Nixon will be held on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Pre-registration by calling (718) 229-4000.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, will hold registration for Teen Spot, performing and visual arts after-school program, will be held now through Oct. 1. Program runs from Oct. 12-Dec. 16, Monday-Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Ages 12-18. Free.

Sen. Joseph Addabbo will host an e-waste collection/electronics recycling event on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 81-76 Cooper Ave., Glendale (Marshal Lot at Atlas Terminals, next to the Shops at Atlas Park) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ridgewood Youthmarket Farm Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. now through Oct. 31 at Myrtle and Cypress avenues.

Free soup kitchen/hot lunch from noon-2 p.m. every second Saturday of every month. All are welcome. Non-denominational event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing.

The Queens Multi Service Center, 76-01 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, offers the Living Space Program, a non-treatment socialization and recreational program designed for developmentally disabled adults aged 40 and over. They offer a variety of activities in a structured environment. A breakfast snack and lunch is provided by the center for a suggested contribution. The program operates daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and currently has openings. For more information, or to refer an individual, contact Alicia Nunziato or John Gartland at (718) 366-0200.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

FLEA MARKETS

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, corner of Queens Boulevard and 54th Avenue, will hold an indoor flea market in the church gym on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The flea market will include furniture, rugs, housewares, toys, books, costume jewelry and more. Proceeds will benefit much needed repairs to the church.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, runs an outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

OUTDOORS

The Urban Park Rangers will hold a scavenger hunt on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at Forest Park. Meet at Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. For more information visit nyc.gov/parks./rangers or call 311.

TOUR

La Rive Gauche, a walking tour of Long Island City to Astoria, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18. Meet at the northeast corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue at 10 a.m. Cost is $20.

REUNIONS

Holy Child Jesus is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a home coming celebration for the school alumni on Saturday, Sept. 18 To be a part of the celebration, contact hcjchurch@aol.com or call (718) 847-1860.

The 1985 Class of Newtown High School from Elmhurst, will celebrate its 25th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 25. Contact Maria Torres at marialoves2write@yahoo.com.

St. Luke School of Whitestone, will hold its 100th anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at North Hills Country Club, Manhasset. To register or for more information call (516) 997-1950.

CLASSES

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 372-3003. The next classes will be held Sept. 19 and 26.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., will offer tai chi classes every Wednesday, now through Oct. 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for all classes.

Free ESL classes at the Salvation Army, 45-18 Broadway, Long Island City. To register, call (718) 721-9046.

Jamaica YMCA senior computer classes are held on Fridays at 89-25 Parsons Blvd. For information, call (718) 739-6600.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer dance with instructions every Monday and Friday at 7:15 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

A boating safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside on Sundays, Sept. 26, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. The class will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the fees are $75 for adults and $40 for children under 16. Pre-registration is a must. For more information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email 12-01@verizon.net.

Classes in the Irish language are held on Tuesday evenings at the New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave. Long Island City. Beginners classes are held at 6:30 p.m.; intermediate/advanced classes are held at 8 p.m. Children’s classes are held from 4-6 p.m. Beginners learn through total physical response method. Greetings, songs and poems. Intermediate/advanced level, spoken language is emphasized. Cost is $200 for a 10-week session; $150 for a 10-week session for seniors. Classes are 75 minutes per week. For information, call Maura Mullingan at (201) 869-6717 or email mauramulligan@aol.com. For more information on children’s classes, call the center at (718) 482-0909.

HEALTH

Ever wonder why plastic water bottles should not be left in a hot car? What does BPA-free mean anyway? Come hear from the staff of the National Children’s Study and help crack the code on consumer product labels; explain how to navigate terms like BPA; and provide safer alternatives to plastics, on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Free.

On Sunday, Sept. 26, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo will sponsor a health fair at Nativity BVM Church basement, 101-19 91st St., Ozone Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Whitestone School for Child Development is conducting ongoing free speech screenings for children ages 2 1/2-4 1/2 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (718) 746-6555.

MEETINGS

The Queens Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst. New members are welcome.

Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on Sept. 27.

Be comfortable speaking before an audience. Free, on the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact Queens Best Toastmasters Club President Liz Huang at (646) 436-7940.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For more information, call (718) 441-6210 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

SUPPORT GROUPS

A bereavement group led by Lauren Fredston-Hermann, director of the Senior Adult Center at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 21 for those dealing with their loss and with help beginning the process towards healing. The program is free for members, $2 for nonmembers.

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.

If you have a drug problem, contact Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 932-6244, or visit westernqueensna.org. Meetings seven days a week.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call the Gam-Anon hotline number at (877) 664-2469.

The Queens Counseling Services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announce bereavement groups forming in July to be scheduled during weekdays in Flushing at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd. For information, call (718) 461-6393.

Obsessive compulsive anonymous meetings will be held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Church, Felly Hall, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

Celebrate recovery support group meets every Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164th St., Jamaica, from 6:30-8 p.m. For information, call (718) 526-4775, ext. 10.

Pain management support meeting sponsored by the Jirut Foundation, held the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Christian Church, 113-02 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica.

SNAP is conducting several support groups for caregivers serving seniors 60 and older: Spouses Support Group meets every other Monday (Queens Village) at 10:30 a.m. at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., CBU 29, Building 4. Mixed Group (Spouses and Adult Children) meets every other Monday (Howard Beach) at 2:30 p.m. at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Adult Children’s Group meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 80-45 Winchester Blvd., CBU 29, Building 4, Queens Village. For information, contact Marcia Friedlander at (718) 740-6519.

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

Clergy United for Community Empowerment offers free group sessions at 89-31 161st St., 10th floor, Jamaica, on various topics such as domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse intervention, and self-esteem awareness. Round-trip MetroCard reimbursement is available at the end of each completed session. For more information, call (718) 297-0720.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Social ballroom dancing lessons for seniors takes place at the Lefrak-Emcor Center beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-noon at St. Paul’s Parish Hall in Corona. There will be a dance showcase for those that wish to learn and demonstrate what was taught, at Halloween and birthday party of the month Oct. 12.

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.

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