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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:00 am

Exhibits

A Sept. 11 Memorial Exhibit is open at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, for at least one year. Hours are Monday-Tuesday, 10am-7:30pm, Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, Fridays, 2-6pm and Saturdays, by appointment only.

Auditions

The Community Singers of Queens is holding auditions at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing. Voices at all levels are welcome. For more information, call 718-658-1021.

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, rehearsing at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St. every Saturday from 10am-noon, seeks singers of all voices to join them for Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” to be presented on Palm Sunday. No tryout is required; rehearsals have already begun. Just come. Dues of $10 and purchase of score, $13, required.

Theatre

The Experimental Theater Company of the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. S., Astoria, will present Chrissa Spilioti’s “Who Discovered America” on weekends only, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm from now through March 9. All performances will be given in Greek. Admission is $12. For information, call 718-726-7329.

Beari Productions presents “Steel Magnolias” on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8pm, Saturdays, Feb. 22 and March 1 at 8pm, and Sundays, Feb. 23 and March 2 at 4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village. Tickets are $11 for opening night for all ages, and $13 for adults and $12 for seniors and children under 12 for all other performances. For reservations, call 718-736-1263.

“I Hate Hamlet” will be presented at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33 St., on Feb. 21 and 22 at 8pm and Feb. 23 at 6pm. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students, $5 for kids under 16. For reservations, call 718-278-5925.

The Parkside Players present “Crimes of the Heart” on Feb. 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 and March 1. Tickets at $10 are available by calling 718-497-4922. Show times on Fridays and Saturdays are 8pm. Sunday shows start at 2pm. Performances at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents “Death Takes a Holiday” at 8pm Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21, 22, 28, March 1, 7, 8 and at 2pm, Sunday, March 2 at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44 Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $12 ($10 seniors, kids). Call 718-482-3322.

Music

The Black History Committee of Saint Clement Pope Church, 141-11 123 Ave, South Ozone Park, presents a concert and luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 22 from noon-4pm. Donation $25 adults, $12 children under 12. For information, call 718-341-0368.

Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Rabbi Mowshewitz Way, Flushing and the Klein family will present an evening of Klezmer and Chassidic music by Sruli and Lisa on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm.

Irish Candlelight Café Night with Morning Star, including vocalist Mary Courtney on Saturday, March 1 at 7pm at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Tickets, $15, must be purchased in advance. Call 718-358-0067.

Lessons

Sisterhood of Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., sponsors an art class Wednesday mornings from 10am-noon. Beginners as well as advanced students are all given support and encouragement. Fee is $13 per session. For information, call 718-263-7000.

Learn the fundamentals of yoga. A free orientation will be held at The Yoga Studio of Rosemarie Augoustatos, 84-04A 60 Ave., Middle Village on Friday, Feb. 21 from 7:15-8:15pm. For information, call 718-672-2108.

QSAC, a nonprofit group serving children and adults with autism, holds a weekly training seminar for parents and caregivers of persons with autism. All meetings are free. Respite and childcare is available with advance notice. Workshops are held every two weeks on Tuesdays, 7-9pm at 30-10 38 St., 3 floor, Astoria. For information, call Perry at 718-7-AUTISM.

Yoga with Lisa Leshman on Fridays from 11am-noon at the Kew Gardens Community Center at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. For information call 718-268-5960.

American and Latin ballroom dance classes, every Thursday, 7:30pm, free lesson for beginners; 8pm, intermediates classes. Every Saturday at 3pm lessons for beginners; 3:30pm, intermediates classes. Admission is $9 at All Saints Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside.

Line Dance Lessons at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point, every Monday, 7-9pm. $6 per class.

Free adult classes. Register now for days, evenings and Saturdays, GED, ESL, basic education, computer office skills and job coach. For information call, Queens Adult Learning Center, 42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City at 718-361-9480.

Line Dance Lessons on Wednesdays 7:30-9pm at the ANIBIC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside. $6 per class. For information, call 718-939-4936.

English as a Second Language, conversational English, citizenship test preparation and improving job application and interview skills classes at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St., Flushing. Classes on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. For information call 718-359-1513. No tuition.

Yoga with Barbara every Tuesday at 6pm at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. $15 a class. For information, call 718-767-1481.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers dances with Instructions. Every Monday, beginners class starts at 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, and social dancing at 8:15pm. Every Friday, advanced routines class begins 6:30pm, drop-in lesson at 7:15pm, social dancing at 8:15pm. For information call 718-478-3100.

Line Dancin’ with the Sidekicks every Monday. Beginner lessons at 7pm, intermediate lessons and open dancing at 7:30pm at the Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth. Admission $6.

Òatercolor classes, traditional and contemporary techniques, demonstration and critique are held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston. Nominal fee. Call 718-969-1128 for information.

ýhe Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for speakers of other languages at Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Pl., Elmhurst. Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced. Classes are free with a nominal book charge. For information call 718-463-0434.

Global Dance classes will be held on Thursdays from 7-8:30pm at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. $12 per class.

Sisterhood of Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., sponsors an art class Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon. Fee is $13 per session. For information, call 718-263-7000.

Classes in Hatha Yoga, breathing, meditation and relaxation offered at Yogi Gupta Ashram, 90-16 51 Ave. Special introductory yoga class $7 and lecture $5 on 2nd and 4th Friday (Feb.-March). Classes regularly $11, taught Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 718-592-3217.

Line dance lessons by Kickin’ Up Country on Tuesdays from 7:30-9pm at the Union Congregational Church, 86-15 114 St., Richmond Hill, 718-847-7982. Donation is $6. For information, call Ira and Ellen at 718-939-4936.

Learn Salsa during Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at Oak Ridge in Forest Park. Reservations required. Suggested donation $10 per session. For information or reservations, call 718-235-0815.

Peaceful Yoga at Oak Ridge in Forest Park on Mondays at 5:15pm. Suggested donation, $10 per session. For directions, call 718-235-4100.

Health

Suhail Khan, clinical pharmacist for North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills, will host a lecture, “Medication for a Healthy Heart,” on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2pm in the hospital’s conference room 4 (8th floor), located at 102-01 66 Rd.

Meetings

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8pm in Room D235 in the Science Building on the Queens College campus. President David Brand will give an illustrated talk on the different forms of Quartz. They are also holding the annual silent auction of minerals and fossils.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will be holding its general membership meeting on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm Guest Speaker will be Dr. Silvana Mangione, who will talk about the Italian voting and citizenship. The general public is welcome to attend.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People will meet on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6pm at the Lexington School for the Deaf, 30 Ave. and 75 St., Jackson Heights. Speaker is Congressman Joseph Crowley. Transportation available. For further information, call 718-350-3203.

The Marcus Aurelius Lodge 2321, Order Sons of Italy in America, a co-ed lodge, will hold its monthly general meeting on Monday, Feb. 24 at 8pm at Mary’s Nativity School basement, 146-20 Jasmine Ave., Flushing.

Every second and fourth Monday of the month, the Queens Toastmaster’s Club 5867 meets in the large jury room at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Next meeting is Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm. Learn public speaking skills to improve your leadership and communication skills.

The Aviva Chapter 828 of Jewish Women International is holding its next general membership meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1:30pm at the North Hills Library, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck. Guest speaker is Phillis Hellman, who will speak about “Our Memory.”

Nature/Outdoors

Take a hike on a former fast lane on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1pm at Alley Pond Woodland Nature Center in Alley Pond Park. Enter park at Winchester Blvd., under Grand Central Pkwy.

Join Joseph Varon for a weekly leisure walk. He will alternate between the Doug MacKay Trail, the Joe Michaels Memorial Mile and Oakland Lake. Sorry no strollers. Dates are Wednesdays: Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19 and 26; April 2, 9 and 30; May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Meet at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, at 9:30am weather permitting, call APEC, 718-229-4000, if in doubt. Reservations requested, but not mandatory.

Reunion

Franklin K. Lane HS, Class of ’53. Plans for our 50th Reunion at Villa Roma, April 7 through April 9, 2003 and a gala dinner at Russo’s on the Bay, April 10 are under way. For information call Barbara at 718-224-0612.

The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates will be having reunion for class years ending in 3s and 8s on Saturday, April 12. For information, contact Sister Joan Killen, 718-297-2120.

Newtown HS Reunion for graduates of Jan./June 1953 will be held on May 16, 2003 at Marriott at LaGuardia. Call Wolfgang, 718-899-0905.

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

Graduation Class of 1968 for St. Adalberts. A reunion is in the plans for June 2003. Anyone interested, contact Carol Cozeolino at 718-224-5445 or log onto Classmates.com and register there.

ýt. Michael’s School (Flushing), Class of 1964 is planning a 40th reunion. Search currently being conducted for all 112 classmates. Contact Steve Dolan or Joanne Passaro-Dolan at 516-483-6620. Use maiden names and provide telephone call-back number in correspondence.

Alumni/Reunion Cardozo HS, 1970-present. They need to contact classmates. For information call 917-834-8957 (days) or 718-528-3866 (evenings).

Social Activities

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, Glen Oaks, presents a singles dance on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8:30pm at La Bella Vita, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park. Admission is $18 for members, $21 for non-members. For further information, call 718-343-7674.

Comedy Events for Singles 32-62 on Saturday, Feb. 22, March 1 and March 15 at 8:30pm at Holliswood Theatre, 215-16 82 Ave. $15. includes show, wine and cheese. For reservations, call 718-265-6354

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., welcomes you to a singles’ dance, age 45 plus on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2pm. Music by Andrew. Donation is $10 per person. Free parking.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents, Saturday Dances, March 1, 15, 29, 8pm to midnight. Members $8, Non-members $10. Music by Jean and Joe. Sunday dances with instruction, March 2, 16, 23. Lesson from 3:30-4:30pm and dancing from 4:30-8pm. $8 at the door. Lesson and music by Sal Escott. Call 718-478-3100.

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