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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:00 pm



   Culture blending in ceramic arts: Contemporary ceramic artwork, will be held now through March 31 at Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Cost is $5, free for members. Also, “Solo for Gold/Blue,” abstract paintings by Tibor Cervenak, will be on view April 3-23. Opening reception will be held Sunday, April 3 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Suggested donation is $5, free for members. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.


   The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting a series of drawings by Seongmin Ahn, a Korean-born artist, now through April 3, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.


   “Unforgettable,” selections from the Emily Fisher Landau collection, will be on view now through April 4 at Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30 St., Long Island City. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, noon-5 p.m. Call (718) 937-0727 or visit flcart.org.


   MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents its winter exhibitions featuring Feng Mengbo’s “Long March: Restart,” a large-scale, fully functional video game installation located on the first floor Painting Gallery; and the New York presentation of “The Talent Show,” a group exhibition that examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences and participants, modeling the competing desires for notoriety and privacy that characterize our present moment. These exhibits will run now through April 4. For more information, visit ps1.org.


   “Extravagant Drawing,” an exhibit at Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, will be held now through April 10.




   The Forest Hills Choir seeks new members. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. The season will culminate in a Spring Concert on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. featuring the Schubert Mass in G. If you’d like to arrange an audition, send an email to info@fhchoir.org.


   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.


   Parks will be hosting the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps rehearsals this winter at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. The corps is currently accepting applications for performing members in the areas of brass, percussion, color guard and dance, as well as support team members and staff. Membership is open to those 15 years of age through adult, and there are no membership dues or tuition. Instruments and uniforms provided. All those interested should fill out form on the Skyliners’ website by clicking the “join us” link to be kept informed of upcoming rehearsal information at nyskyliners.org.


   The AARP Queens Chorus, learn to sing old and familiar songs and perform one-hour sets at Queens nursing homes and senior centers during April/May and October/November. Practice is every Friday in March from noon-3 p.m. at Reformed Church of Newtown, 49-20 87 St., Elmhurst. If interested, call the director John Thomas at (718) 523-1330.




   St. Gregory’s Theatre Group will present the comedy “Noises Off,” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31, April 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. at Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87th Ave., Bellerose. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students in advance; $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and students at the door. For tickets, call (718) 989-2451 or email tickets@sgtg.org.


   Christ the King Musical Theatre presents “Phantom of the Opera” on Fridays, April 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 2 and 9 at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, April 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. at Hugh P. Kirwan Performing Arts Center, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors. For reservations or information call (718) 366-7400, ext. 330 or charge tickets online at showtix4u.com.


   Beari Productions presents “Pippin” at All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $16 for seniors. For information and reservation, call (718) 736-1263.


   The Gingerbread Players of Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills will present “Meet Me in St. Louis” on April 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. and April 2 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $12, $10 for groups of six or more. For reservations and information, call (718) 268-7772 or visit gingerbreadplayers.org.


   “Babies are Brought by the Stork,” a comedy premieres on now through April 17 for 18 performances, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. at Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th St., Astoria. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.




   The Con Brio Ensemble will perform at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, on Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 and $10 for members.


   Voices of Victory, a gospel choir of St. John’s University, will perform at Emanuel Church located on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue in Woodhaven, on Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Suggested donation is $10.


   Guitar virtuoso and vocalist John Pizzarelli will perform an evening of jazz standards and American popular song with the Swing Seven Orchestra at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. on the campus of Queensborough Community College in Bayside. Tickets are $40 and are available online at visitqpac.org or by phone at (718) 631-6311.


   The Parker Quartet will perform at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. Free. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.




   American Bolero Dance Company presents, “Tablao Flamenco,” Friday, April 1 at 8:30 p.m. at Auditorium Centro Espanol, 41-01 Broadway, 2nd floor, Astoria. Cost is $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for children under 12 years old. For tickets, call (718) 392-8888 or (917) 288-7996 or visit ambolero.com.




   The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., will hold a flea market on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


   The Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, will hold a spring rummage sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.




   A defensive driving course for points and insurance reduction will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 102-17 160 Ave., Howard Beach. Cost is $35 per person. To register, call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit progressive-training-ltd.com.


   Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Adult Day Health Care Program and the American Red Cross present a free emergency preparedness seminar on Tuesday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at 97-35 Allendale St., Jamaica. Call Sheva Turk at (718) 297-4700, ext. 224 to reserve.


   Free CPR classes are offered in Queens during April sponsored by the FDNY Foundation. To register for a class visit nyc.gov/cprtogo. Classes include: April 6 at 3 p.m. at New York Sports Club in Whitestone, 153-37 Cross Island Parkway; April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at FDNY EMS Station 52, 135-16 38 Ave., Flushing; April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at FDNY EMS Station 54, 222-15 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton; April 27 at 3 p.m. at New York Sports Club in Astoria, 38-11 30 Ave.; and April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at FDNY EMS Station 46, 79-01 Broadway with the entrance on Baxter Avenue on the grounds of Elmhurst Hospital.


   Learn computers in five-weeks at the Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be held now through April 6 and May 2-June 1, Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m. Three-week workshops include MS Word, now through April 13; and Digital photography/editing, May 2-18, Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For information, call Dina at (718) 894-3441, or visit the center.


   The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is offering a course for aspiring and practicing bee keepers. It covers the basics of bee care and honey harvesting. Classes will meet on Wednesdays on April 6, May 4 and June 1 from 7-9 p.m. The course is taught by master bee keeper Walter Blohm. The course fee is $90, $75 for Voelker Orth members. For more information, contact the museum at (718) 359-6227.


   New creativity and advanced painting workshop at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, with Pedro Pacheco, instructor. For advanced students who wish to develop their personal self expression, will meet Fridays, April 8-June 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $500. Contact Pacheco at (646) 546-2296. Also, fundamental and advanced drawing techniques with artist/instructor Eric March, will be held Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per class. To register, call (718) 361-0628.


   Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Samuel Field Y & YHMA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Free for the initial class, then $12 per class, $90 per 10 class punch card. For information, call (516) 987-7524 or visit fitnesspcancer.com.


   Free tai chi ongoing introductory classes now being held on Saturdays at 1 p.m. at 87-10 Liberty Ave., Ozone Park. Sponsored by Cheng Man-Ching Tai Chi Association. RSVP at ozoneparktaichi@yahoo.com.


   Weekly Saturday community yoga class as 22-38 College Point Blvd., College Point form 8:30-9:30 a.m. Classes are free, just bring a mat and water.


   Our Lady of Snows, 79-33 258 St., Floral Park, will offer Zumba classes with Beth Lauren Levine, ACSM certified health fitness instructor and cancer exercise trainer, Mondays at 3:15 p.m. For information, visit fitnesspcancer.com.




   Nativity B.V.M. School alumni reunion luncheon will be held Saturday, April 2 from noon-4 p.m. at Nativity Church, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Cost is $20. For tickets and information, call Tom Amendola at (718) 845-5373 or Annette Curran at (718) 843-1046.




   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer Saturday dances on April 2, 16 and 30 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.


   The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, presents Wednesday Nite Rap for singles 45+ on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.




   The Church of the Nazarene in Richmond Hill is sponsoring a free pasta lunch for those in the community on Saturday, April 2 from noon-2 p.m. The church is located on the corner of 95th Avenue and 108th Street.


   Forest Hills Jewish Center Evening Sisterhood will hold a women’s seder on Sunday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. at 106-06 Queens Blvd. All women ages 12 and older are invited to this celebration of Jewish women and the Passover saga. Cost is $18 per person, $50 for families of three or more. The Ma’yan Haggadah is available for $10 per copy. To RSVP call (718) 263-7000 or email Sisterhood@fhjc.org by Monday, March 28.


   The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, presents its annual women’s seder on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:15 p.m. Light Passover refreshments will be served. The cost for adults is $5 and for children ages 5-12 is $3. For information, call the office at (718) 428-6363.




   Thanassis Cambanis, a Middle East scholar, will be a guest speaker at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Friday, April 1 following the Shabbat 8 p.m. service. He will discuss his book “A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel.” Mr. Cambanis served as the Boston Globe bureau chief for Iraq and the Middle East until 2007.


   AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge Annex, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. New members are welcome. Cabaret singer Diane Templeton will perform.


   The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays starting at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on April 4 and 18 at 1 p.m.


   You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, meetings are held every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.




   Pastel portrait painting demo by Jeff Web on Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston.

   The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point, will present a free lecture by Robert Cohen on “They All Sang on the Corner — The Roots of Doo Wop” at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 3.


   Joel Schwartz, professor emeritus of biology at the City University of New York, will speak at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Tuesday, April 5 at 8:30 p.m. He will discuss his book “Darwin’s Disiple: George John Romanes, a Life in Letters.” Dr. Schwartz is currently contributing editor of the Darwin Manuscript Project which is based at the American Museum of Natural History. This event is sponsored by the temple’s sisterhood and is open to the general public at no charge.




   The Samuel Field YM & YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, will offer a support group for “The Emotional Impact of Separation and Divorce” for 10 sessions on Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. beginning April 7. Pre-registration is required.


   Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 962-6244 or westernqueensna.com. Meeting seven days a week.


   Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for 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 westernqueensna.com. Meeting seven days a week.


   The Caregiver Support Program at Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, offers counseling, support groups, education, respite services and referral services. For more information, contact Elizabeth Levine at (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.


   Richmond Hill Overeaters Anonymous meets every Tuesday from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Richmond Hill, on the second floor. Visit queensoa.org.


   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. 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.


   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.


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