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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:00 am

Auditions

Beari Productions will be holding auditions for “Magical, Musical Moments: Pop N’ Broadway” on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63 70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Come prepared with a piece of sheet music. For information, call (718) 736 1263.

Auditions for the Andrean Players production of “Once Upon A Mattress” will be held on Monday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Avellino, Andrean Hall, 35 60 158th St., Flushing. Come prepared to sing.

Lessons

Astronomer Mark Freilich will present an astronomy program on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228 06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7 12 (includes handout information packet). Pre register by calling (718) 229 4000.

Holy Family Church, 175 20 74th Ave., Flushing, will present a defensive driving course sponsored by the National Safety Council on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Cost is $45. For information and registration, call (631) 360 9720.

Samuel Field Y, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, is now offering adult evening classes in exercise, pre natal yoga, aerobics and regular yoga. All classes are taught by certified instructors. For information, contact Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225 6750, ext. 228.

One Stop Richmond Hill Center, 110 08 Jamaica Ave., is sponsoring free English as a Second Language and citizenship classes. Most classes begin in January and run through June. ESL classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 10:30 a.m. and 1 2:30 p.m. Citizenship classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. noon and 2:30 4 p.m. Saturday morning classes begin in February. If interested, call (718) 849 3759 or come in and complete a registration application.

Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106 06 Queens Blvd., presents Israeli folk dancing every Wednesday from 8 10 p.m. Fee is $5 members, $10 nonmembers. For information, call (718) 263 7000.

Line dancing classes for all levels are being offered at the Samuel Field Y, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Classes are held Thursdays from 7 9 p.m. Two new dances are taught every other week with reviews on alternate weeks. Open dancing between and after lessons. Cost is $8. For information, call (718) 225 6750.

Lectures

The Greater Astoria Historical Society will kick off its “Sports Saturdays” on Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. with “The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports” featuring author Stuart Miller at Quinn’s Gallery, 35 20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City. Members free, $5 nonmembers. For information, call (718) 278 0700 or www.astorialic.org.

Touro College’s Lander College for Men presents its lecture series “Living an Ethical Life,” beginning Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8:30 p.m. The lectures will take place at the college, 75 31 150th St., Kew Gardens Hills.

The Queens Historical Society presents a slide lecture on Louis Comfort Tiffany and his two Long Island homes on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the society’s headquarters, Kingsland Homestead, 143 35 37th Ave., Flushing. Free with paid admission to the homestead. Call (718) 939 0647, ext. 17.

Dr. Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will speak on the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183 02 Union Turnpike, Flushing.

Health

Long Island Blood Services, hosts a campus wide blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. 8 p.m. at St. John’s University, 80 00 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica Estates.

The Department for the Aging sponsors blood pressure screenings the first Tuesday and third Friday of every month from 9:30 11:15 a.m. at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156 45 84th St. in Howard Beach. Open to all seniors 60 and over.

Selfhelp Community Service, 208 11 26th Ave., Bayside, offers a program for people experiencing mild memory impairment. Sessions will meet every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. The cognitive strengthening program provides support and counseling on an individual basis, as well as through group activities. For information or to register, contact Diana Salowe or Ellen Sarokin at (718) 631 1886.

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, is sponsoring an early stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., offering socialization opportunities and participation in activities such as current events, music, history. A caregivers’ support group meets Tuesdays from 12:45 1:45 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon 1:15 p.m. An interview is required to determine best placement. Call (718) 225 6750, ext. 331.

Meetings

The Queens Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest HIlls, 71 11 112th St.

The next meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington will take place on Monday, Jan. 29 from 6 7:30 p.m. at the Lexington School for the Deaf, 30th Ave. and 75th Street in Jackson Heights. The program will feature a video on improving community skills through speechreading. Transportation from the subway is available. For information, call (718) 350 3183 or (718) 264 3017.

Outdoors

The Willow Lake Natural Area, a state protected wetland, long closed to the public, will be opened by City Park Rangers for a tour on Sunday, Jan. 21 at noon, the Flushing Meadows Park Conservancy has announced. Participants in the tour will explore the area for the Tundra swan and other birds who frequent the park, which is part of the Atlantic Flyway. Meet the rangers at Al Mauro Playground at 73rd Terrace and Park Drive, on the east side of the park midway between Jewel Avenue and Union Turnpike. The wetland is a marsh, so wear warm clothes and waterproof shoes. For information, call (718) 520 5900.

Social Activities

Singles dance for ages 45 and over will be held at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97 30 Queens Blvd. on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2 6 p.m. Cost is $10. For information, call Bernice at (718) 897 6255.

Youth Activities

Discover how some animals survive the winter and learn how to identify their footprints at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228 06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Remaining dates are Saturday, Jan. 20 for age 3; Sunday, Jan. 21 for age 4; and Saturday, Jan. 27 for ages 5 6. Cost is $12 for members, $16 for nonmembers and includes a story, craft, detective game, nature walk, live animals and snack.

Learn to draw and paint manatees and find out why these gentle creatures are endangered. The class, for ages 7 9, will be held at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228 06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 11:30 a.m. Cost is $14 for members, $17 for nonmembers. To pre register, call (718) 229 4000.

Registration for the Parks and Recreation Department’s free after school “Learn to Swim” program for children ages 6 14 will take place Jan. 27, 30 and Feb. 1, 3 at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 5 p.m., Feb. 6 to April 26. For information, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks.

Samuel Field/Bay Terrace YM&YWHA, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, has openings in its after school socialization recreation program for children with special needs including developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The Y also offers a program from 2:30 6:30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Center, 212 00 23rd Ave., for elementary school aged children with learning disabilities, ADHD or PDD. For information, call (718) 225 6750, ext. 262.

The Samuel Field Y, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, offers a Teen Center at P.S. 169 in Bayside on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 9 p.m. For information, call Jessica at (718) 423 6111.

The Sunnyside Drum Corps is looking for boys and girls ages 7 17 to join its marching band. Practices are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at All Saint’s Church, 43 12 46th St., Sunnyside. For information, call (718) 786 4141.

Special Events

The 115th Precinct Community Council will be holding its annual Fellowship Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 26 from 8 10 a.m., to honor City Councilwoman Helen Sears and the Police Officer of the Year. The event will take place at Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88 25 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst. Tickets cost $32 and reservations are required. Call (718) 672 9194.

North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 25 33 154th St., will show “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore’s movie about global warming, on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

The Lipsky Blum Post 764 of the Jewish War Veterans is offering free flags to all families of deceased veterans for use at cemeteries. They also accept old flags for disposal. Contact Commander Ben Singer at (718) 463 4742.

Support Groups

Parker Jewish Institute is sponsoring bereavement support groups through its “Forget Me Not” program. The opening sessions for the eight week program are: adult children (whose parent has died, or for bereaved parents), Monday, Jan. 22 from 7 9 p.m.; spouse/partners, Monday, Jan. 22 from 7 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 2:15 4:15 p.m. Prior registration is required. Contact Lorraine Fitzgerald at (516) 586 1514.

Kew Gardens Community Center, 80 02 Kew Gardens Road, will form a group for those who have experienced a loss within the last two years. Contact Lucille Bruto at (718) 268 5960 to learn more about this program.

Womenheart, the National Coalition for women with heart disease has a support group meeting the third Monday of every month at the Cardiac Health Center of New York Hospital of Queens, 174 03 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows. The group meets from 6:30 8 p.m. For information, call (718) 526 0790.

CAPE, an outpatient counseling program of the Samuel Field YM&YWHA, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, is starting a new widow/widowers bereavement group. CAPE also has openings for the You and Your Aging Parent group and Alzheimer’s support group. These groups meet on alternate Wednesday evenings. Screening interviews are required. For information and to make an appointment, call (718) 224 0566.

The Samuel Field Y, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, offers groups, activities, and dinner for single parents looking to connect with other single parents. The program runs every other Monday, from 6 7:30 p.m. Small fee required for food and activity. For information, contact Danielle Quinn at (718) 225 6750, ext. 263.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queens Borough Hall, 120 55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6 7:30 p.m. There is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793 0672.

St. Adalbert’s bereaved parents support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Adalbert Parish Center, 52 40 84th St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria. Next meeting is Dec. 14. For information, call Eileen Pesek at (718) 429 2005.

SMART Recovery, a self help group for individuals with addictive behavior problems, meets Sundays from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97 29 64th Road, Rego Park. For information, call (212) 631 1198 or visit www.smartrecovery.org.

Senior Activities

Howard Beach Senior Center, 156 45 84th St., will be holding drawing classes on five consecutive Tuesdays. Remaining classes are on Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6 from 10 11:30 a.m. The classes are open to anyone age 60 and up. Pre registration is required. Call (718) 738 8100. Also, the classic film club will show “The Palm Beach Story” on Monday, Jan. 22 at 1:15 p.m.

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, in conjunction with UJA Federation is sponsoring a caring calls program for senior citizens in need of companionship, help in their home and/or escort services to doctor’s appointments or shopping. Helpers will receive a stipend. If you are in need of some help or if you are a senior who would like to become a helper, call (718) 225 6750 for information.

Flea Markets

Italian Charities of America, 83 20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a flea market on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 150 75 Goethals Ave. (at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike), Jamaica, will run an indoor flea market on Sunday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall. For information, call (718) 969 3226.

Special Events

The 115th Precinct Community Council will be holding its annual Fellowship Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 26 from 8 10 a.m., to honor City Councilwoman Helen Sears and the Police Officer of the Year. The event will take place at Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88 25 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst. Tickets cost $32 and reservations are required. Call (718) 672 9194.

The Lipsky Blum Post 764 of the Jewish War Veterans is offering free flags to all families of deceased veterans for use at cemeteries. Contact Commander Ben Singer at (718) 463 4742.

Support Groups

Womenheart, the National Coalition for women with heart disease has a support group meeting the third Monday of every month at the Cardiac Health Center of New York Hospital of Queens, 174 03 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows. The group meets from 6:30 8 p.m. For information, call (718) 526 0790.

CAPE, an outpatient counseling program of the Samuel Field YM&YWHA, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, is starting a new widow/widowers bereavement group. CAPE also has openings for the You and Your Aging Parent group and Alzheimer’s support group. These groups meet on alternate Wednesday evenings. Screening interviews are required. For information and to make an appointment, call (718) 224 0566.

The Samuel Field Y, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, offers groups, activities, and dinner for single parents looking to connect with other single parents. The program runs every other Monday, from 6 7:30 p.m. Small fee required for food and activity. For information, contact Danielle Quinn at (718) 225 6750, ext. 263.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queens Borough Hall, 120 55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6 7:30 p.m. There is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793 0672.

St. Adalbert’s bereaved parents support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Adalbert Parish Center, 52 40 84th St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria. Next meeting is Dec. 14. For information, call Eileen Pesek at (718) 429 2005.

SMART Recovery, a self help group for individuals with addictive behavior problems, meets Sundays from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97 29 64th Road, Rego Park. For information, call (212) 631 1198 or visit www.smartrecovery.org.

Senior Activities

Howard Beach Senior Center, 156 45 84th St., will be holding drawing classes on five consecutive Tuesdays. Remaining classes are on Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6 from 10 11:30 a.m. The classes are open to anyone age 60 and up. Pre registration is required. Call (718) 738 8100.

Perk up your lives with “Perc,” a discussion group for seniors. Meetings every second Tuesday at the Central Queens Y at 67 07 108th St., Forest Hills from 10 a.m. noon. Next meeting is Jan. 9.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208 11 26th Ave., Bayside, invites seniors age 60 and up to try out some of the activities offered at the center. Scheduled events include: tea dance Tuesdays at 1 p.m.; tai chi Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.; short stories Jan. 25 at 12:45 p.m.; speakers bureau Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. This month’s topics include “Health and the Elderly” on Jan. 11, “Loss” on Jan. 18, “Healthy Eating” on Jan. 25. For more information, call (718) 224 7888.

Regular events at the Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68 52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, include: Free lunch every Friday; dance to live music every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 3 p.m. ($1.25, includes lunch); blood pressure monitoring every other Tuesday; oil painting classes, ESL and chair yoga classes on Friday; and a Saturday dinner dance from 7 11 p.m. for $2. Call (718) 497 2908 for more information.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67 09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, offers line dancing, English classes, tai chi, bingo, movies, painting classes, arts and crafts, aerobics and quilting classes and more. For information, contact Angella or Dinah at (718) 591 3377.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69 10 75th St., offers the following classes: chair yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 2 p.m.; aerobics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Sit and Be Fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 1:30 p.m.; line dancing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 11:30 a.m.; tai chi, Thursdays from 10:15 11:15 a.m.; arts and crafts, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 11:30 a.m.; watercolor painting, Fridays, 9 11:30 a.m. For information, call (718) 894 3441.

Special Events

The 115th Precinct Community Council will be holding its annual Fellowship Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 26 from 8 10 a.m., to honor City Councilwoman Helen Sears and the Police Officer of the Year. The event will take place at Bruno’s on the Boulevard, 88 25 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst. Tickets cost $32 and reservations are required. Call (718) 672 9194.

The Lipsky Blum Post 764 of the Jewish War Veterans is offering free flags to all families of deceased veterans for use at cemeteries. Contact Commander Ben Singer at (718) 463 4742.

Support Groups

Womenheart, the National Coalition for women with heart disease has a support group meeting the third Monday of every month at the Cardiac Health Center of New York Hospital of Queens, 174 03 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows. The group meets from 6:30 8 p.m. For information, call (718) 526 0790.

CAPE, an outpatient counseling program of the Samuel Field YM&YWHA, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, is starting a new widow/widowers bereavement group. CAPE also has openings for the You and Your Aging Parent group and Alzheimer’s support group. These groups meet on alternate Wednesday evenings. Screening interviews are required. For information and to make an appointment, call (718) 224 0566.

The Samuel Field Y, 58 20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, offers groups, activities, and dinner for single parents looking to connect with other single parents. The program runs every other Monday, from

6 7:30 p.m. Small fee required for food and activity. For information, contact Danielle Quinn at (718) 225 6750, ext. 263.

The Center for the Women of New York is now accepting registration for a new session of its Women’s Support Group. It meets at Queens Borough Hall, 120 55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens every Thursday from 6 7:30 p.m. There is no fee. For information and an interview appointment, call (718) 793 0672.

St. Adalbert’s bereaved parents support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Adalbert Parish Center, 52 40 84th St., Elmhurst, lower cafeteria. Next meeting is Dec. 14. For information, call Eileen Pesek at (718) 429 2005.

SMART Recovery, a self help group for individuals with addictive behavior problems, meets Sundays from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97 29 64th Road, Rego Park. For information, call (212) 631 1198 or visit www.smartrecovery.org.

Senior Activities

Howard Beach Senior Center, 156 45 84th St., will be holding drawing classes on five consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6 from 10 11:30 a.m. The classes are open to anyone age 60 and up. Pre registration is required. Call (718) 738 8100.

Perk up your lives with “Perc,” a discussion group for seniors. Meetings every second Tuesday at the Central Queens Y at 67 07 108th St., Forest Hills from 10 a.m. noon. Next meeting is Jan. 9.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208 11 26th Ave., Bayside, invites seniors age 60 and up to try out some of the activities offered at the center. Scheduled events include: tea dance Tuesdays at 1 p.m.; tai chi Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.; short stories Thursdays, Jan. 11 and 25 at 12:45 p.m.; speakers bureau Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. This month’s topics: “Healthy Weight” on Jan. 4, “Health and the Elderly” on Jan. 11, “Loss” on Jan. 18, “Healthy Eating” on Jan. 25. For more information, call (718) 224 7888.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69 10 75th St., offers the following classes: chair yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 2 p.m.; aerobics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Sit and Be Fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 1:30 p.m.; line dancing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 11:30 a.m.; tai chi, Thursdays from 10:15 11:15 a.m.; arts and crafts, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 11:30 a.m.; watercolor painting, Fridays, 9 11:30 a.m. For information, call (718) 894 3441.

Ongoing events at the Rego Park Senior Center, 93 29 Queens Blvd.: Mondays at 10:45 a.m., yoga class and at 1 p.m., oil painting instruction. Tuesdays at 9 a.m., beginners tai chi. Wednesdays at 1 p.m., dance with live music. Free blood pressure screenings the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 11 a.m. For information, call Lyuda Sinenko at (718) 896 8511.

Weekly activities at the Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center, 45 25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing: line dancing, Mondays at 10 a.m.; Tuesday discussion groups with Phyllis Schwartz at 1 p.m.; Wednesday morning forums with guest speakers at 10 a.m.; arm chair yoga on Thursdays from 9:30 10:30 a.m.; social dancing on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 3:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 886 5777.

Volunteers

Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share? The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156 45 84th St., needs volunteers with expertise in the arts, literature, conversational foreign languages, computers, crafts, etc., who can volunteer on a one time basis or longer. If interested, call (718) 738 8100.

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