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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents White Landscape, drawings by Jin Lee from now through March 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery will be closed Feb. 18 and March 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens Library will feature an exhibit Poets on Painters now through March 30 at Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. The collaborative exhibit juxtaposes the act of painting with the act of writing, featuring 20 contemporary poets with 20 contemporary painters. Open during library hours.

The Queens Historical Society presents “Queens As It Was: 1880-1920,” now through April at 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Museum hours are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City, presents Thomas Nozkowski paintings: “Voices of Dissent: Social, Political and Environmental Statements” in painting and sculpture and “Multiple Visions and Sequential Imagery” in photographs, through April 14. The museum is open Thursday through Monday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution,” now through May 12. Tickets are $5, $2 for students and seniors, free for Museum of Modern Art members. Hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For information, call (718) 786-3139.

The Bayside Historical Society will host a photo exhibit of Bayside past and present titled “That Was Then … This Is Now,” on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Officers’ Club at Fort Totten. Juxtaposed images of early- to mid-20th century Bayside with their modern counterparts will be shown accompanied by a narrative. Requested donation will be $3. For information, call (718) 352-1548.

AUDITIONS

Queens Chapters AARP Chorus volunteer singers wanted to perform at nursing homes and AARP chapters. Rehearsals are every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Newtown, 85-15 Broadway, Elmhurst. For information, call (718) 523-1330.

The Oratorio Society of Queens will hold rehearsals every Monday at 7:45 p.m. for its annual spring concert at the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue, Flushing. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 18. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple “listening.” For information, call (718) 460-0726.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory is looking for people interested in joining. Rehearsals are on Friday mornings. For details, call Ronnie or Natalie at (718) 347-2310, or (718) 776-0529.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.

THEATER

York College Theatre announced the opening of its first production for the Spring 2008 season, Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit,” on Friday, March 28 at 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 1 at noon in the York College Little Theatre in the Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

“Anne of Green Gables,” a new musical based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, will be performed at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for members and children, and $10 for member children. For tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222.

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, presents “Crossing the BLVD,” a multimedia performance that re-creates the lives and experiences of recent immigrants to Queens, on Sunday, March 30 in the Goldstein Theater. Tickets are $12. For information, call (718) 793-8080.

In celebration of deaf history, LaGuardia Community College will host a free special performance on Friday, April 4 that features two deaf theater artists, CJ Jones and Monique Holt. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in the college’s Little Theatre at 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City.

Theatre Time Productions will presents Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St. Call (718) 391-8697, 24 hours for reservations. Performances are on Fridays, April 4, 11 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 5, 12 at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 13 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15/$13.

Maggie’s Little Theater at St. Margaret Parish, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, presents “Spring is for the Birds,” a family-oriented comedy, on Saturdays, April 5 and 12 and Sundays, April 6 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. Children ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a professional theater workshop immediately following the show. All tickets are $8. For reservations, call (347) 707-0473.

MUSIC

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents Flamenco guitarist Daniel Casares on Saturday, March 29 at 3 and 8 p.m. Also, on Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m. zarzuelas (Spanish operettas). Tickets are $25 or $44 for two concerts.

Four organists will perform on Sunday, March 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Mel Church, 26-01 154th St., Flushing. Cost is $15.

Musica Reginae Productions presents “Brava Italia! — Blockbuster Italians Opera Arias” on Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at The Church-in-the-Gardens, Ascan Avenue and Greenway North, Forest Hills. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors. Children under 12 are free. For tickets, call (718) 894-2517.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in collaboration with Carnegie Hall presents “An Evening of Indie Hindi Rock with Falu,” Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in JCAL’s theater at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Admission is free. Seats are limited for Falu’s concert, so call (718) 658-7400, ext. 100 in advance to be added to the guest list.

The Cotton Club comes to Queensborough Performing Arts Center courtesy of the Cab Calloway Orchestra and Bill Godwin’s Ink Spots on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. on the Bayside college campus. Tickets are $42, $39 and $35. Contact the QPAC Box Office at (718) 631-6311, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or go online at www.visitqpac.org.

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill and the SMC Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel’s Oratorio Judas Maccabaeus on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at St, John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and can be mail-ordered. Ticket orders and checks, made out to The Sacred Music Chorale, can be sent to St. John’s at the address above.

The O’Jays in concert in the Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., on Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48 for orchestra/$42 for mezzanine; $4 discount for seniors, students, alumni and QTIP members. Orders may be charged online at KupferbergCenterArts.org, by phone at (718) 793-8080 or purchased at the Colden Auditorium in Flushing.

Free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8-11 p.m. at Miguelina’s, 63-20 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. Call (718) 326-2992.

DANCE

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside, presents the St. Petersburg Ballet in “Russian Seasons,” on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 and $39. For information and tickets, call (718) 631-6311.

The award-winning Buglisi Dance Theatre, whose Martha Graham-trained choreographers and dancers are creating a new template for contemporary dance, will be performing at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in LPAC’s Mainstage Theatre at 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (718) 482-5151.

SPECIAL EVENTS

All Saints Church of Sunnyside, 43-12 46th St., is having a magic show on Saturday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m. The show is being presented by Capt. Angelo Bermeo. For information, call (718) 784-8031.

Bingo Italiano on Saturday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. Play Bingo and enjoy an Italian buffet. Cost is $20, $10 for children 6-12 years old. RSVP by March 24 at (718) 224-8629 or (718) 820-9220 or e-mail kittygurl22@hotmail.com.

A woman’s perspective of Passover will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Sponsored by the Women in Judaism Series. Featuring a pre-Passover, traditional seder and dinner. Cost is $20. For women only. To RSVP, call (718) 459-1000.

Join the Queens County Chapter, IAAP, on Saturday, April 12 at noon at the White House Restaurant, 10-24 154th St., Whitestone, for its annual luncheon and fashion show. Cost is $35. For information, call (718) 746-2758.

REUNIONS

St. John’s Prep Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, April 12 for the classes of ’83, ’88, ’93 and ’98. If you are interested in attending, call the Alumni Office at (718) 721-7200, ext. 686.

June and January 1953 Newtown High School graduates are planning its 55th reunion in May 2008. Call Wolfgang Radermacher at (718) 899-0905 for information.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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talian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a Saturday dance on March 29 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 478-3100.

OUTDOORS

The Parks Department and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy are sponsoring a walking tour of the Willow Lake Natural Area to welcome migrating birds back to Willow on Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. The Willow Lake Natural Area is part of the Great Atlantic Flyway used by millions of migrating birds during the spring and fall migrations. Meet the Urban Rangers at Al Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace — on the east side of the park, between Jewel Avenue and Union Turnpike.

Bring a flashlight and explore the Endicott Batteries, a labyrinth of concrete bunkers that once housed giant seacoast artillery guns, range finding stations and map rooms, at Fort Totten Park in Bayside on Sunday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

Join Dyan Freiberg, APEC educator, for a nature walk on the wetland trails of Alley Pond Park on Saturday, March 29 at 3 p.m. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. On Thursday, April 3, join Dr. Aline Euler, director of Education, in observing the three ranges of twilight and listening to a chorus of spring peepers at Alley Pond Park at 7 p.m. For ages 5 and over. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. To register, call (718) 229-4000.

Spring is in the air and so are the migrating plovers that are heading north toward their beachfront nesting habitat in the Rockaways. Join the Urban Park Rangers on Sunday, March 30 at noon at Rockaway Beach, 44th Street and Boardwalk and be among the first ones to spot these endangered birds as they arrive.

LESSONS

St. Clare’s Church, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale, will sponsor an Empire Safety Council defensive driving class, for point and insurance reduction, on Saturday, March 29 from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $40 for course items and snack. For reservation, call (718) 341-0452.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for $45 per person. For information and registration, call (718) 326-1911.

Free English as a Second Language classes Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon from March 31-June 26 at Astoria Corps Community Center, 45-18 Broadway, Long Island City. Call (718) 721-9046.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold dance with instructions, an April Fool’s Dance, on Friday, April 4 and Monday, April 7. Participants will learn the mambo and the waltz.

YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, will sponsor family yoga classes on Tuesdays, now through April 15 at 7:30 p.m. (No classes on Feb 19) for 10 sessions. Cost is $100 for members; $140 for nonmembers. To register, call (718) 353-4553.

Selfhelp-Austin Street, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, presents the Magic of Broadway, every Thursday at 11 a.m. Join professional actress Abby Jones for a one-hour theatrical workshop.

LECTURES

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing presents James Loewen, author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America” and “Sundown Towns” on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15.

Author Catherine Gregory will be presenting a slide lecture on her publication “Woodside” at the Queens Historical Society on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the society’s Flushing headquarters, Kingsland Homestead, located at 143-35 37th Ave. Lecture is free with regular admission to the house museum: adults $3, students and seniors $2. For information, call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 (Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

“Bearing Witness: Where the ‘Lost Generation’ Might Have Gotten Lost” by guest lecturer Dr. David Humphries, will examine how the act of filming such human catastrophes influenced the language of the “lost generation” and the way we continue to witness, interpret, and record such tragedies on Wednesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, Medical Arts Building, Room M-136.

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, will host a discussion of book culture around the world with book artist and educator, Miriam Schaer on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m.

Arthur Miller, a nationally known attorney and author, will deliver the annual Telsey Lecture at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., on Sunday, April 6 at 10 a.m. His topic will be “Is Big Brother Watching You? Privacy Issues in the 21st Century.” Admission is $45 and includes a catered brunch. For reservations, call (718) 261-2900.

MEETINGS

The Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington will meet on Monday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Lexington Center for the Deaf, 75th Street, between 25th and 30th avenues in Jackson Heights. Speaker will be Anne Pope, the president of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Transportation is provided free to the center by the Lexington van, which will be at 73rd Street and Broadway in front of the Astoria Federal Bank. leaving at 5:45 p.m. and will return at the end of the meeting.

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, April 2 at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst. New members are welcome.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. for a judged competition/critique of members’ digital images, black/white and color prints and color slides. The club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (as well as on the fifth Wednesday when there is one) in the first floor auditorium of the Flushing Hospital Administration Building, corner of 45th Avenue and Burling Street. For information, call (718) 441-6210.

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