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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

AES Gallery presents the work Various Amusements by Portland, Maine-based artist Alex Sax, now through Feb. 19 at 44-02 23rd, Long Island City.

A National Art League members’ art exhibition will be held now through Feb. 27 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting photographic art by Dora Sofia Caputo, “Visions of Spring — Glimpses of Summer,” now through Feb. 28. The gallery is open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday.

The Maria Rose Doll Museum and Cultural Center, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, will feature “The African Diaspora Doll Exhibits” for Black History month. The exhibit can be seen Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12:3-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children. For information, call (718) 276-3454 or (917) 817-8653.

THEATRE

“Love Letters” and the SGTG Lounge Long Songs, will be presented by the St. Gregory Theatre Group, 242-20 88th Ave., Bellerose, on Feb. 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.; and Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and includes light refreshments and beverage. For tickets, call (718) 989-2451.

Parkside Players present “The Lion in Winter” on Fridays, Feb. 26 and March 5 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 20, 27 and March 6 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, at the corner of 71st Road and Union Turnpike in Forest Hills. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors. For reservations, call (718) 497-4922.

MUSIC

Queens Symphony Orchestra and Musica Reginae, continues its 57 season with Bach to Dreams of Flying — part two in the Masterworks Concert Series, “Strings Attached” — on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave. Bayside. Cost is $30 for orchestra; $25 for balcony; $20 for seniors (65 and over) and students; $10 for children 12 and under. Pre-concert lecture is $5. For tickets or information, contact Kate Oberjat at (718) 326-4455, ext. 19, email qso@queenssymphony.org or visit the website at queenssymphony.org.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 224-04 147th Ave., Springfield Gardens, presents Rudy Simpson’s Jazz Unlimited Orchestra, on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. featuring Walter Jackson, vocalist. Admission is free.

An afternoon performance by students of Julliard School of Music will be held on Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 109th St., Forest Hills. Cost is free for members and $2 for nonmembers. For information, call Shira and Lisa at (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

See the opera, Cosi fan tutte on Feb. 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. and Handel’s Serse on Feb. 25, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. at The Secret Theate, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City. Tickets are $20. Call (718) 392-0722 or visit secrettheare.com.

B-Sharp Branch, the National Association of Negro Musicians, concert “Piano Expressions” of the African American music heritage, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. at Amity Baptist Church, 164-18 108th Ave., Jamaica. Free will offering will be accepted.

FILMS

Kupferberg Center Performances presents Keep Dancing: An Afternoon with Marge Champion and Donald Saddler, on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. The documentary “Keep Dancing” will be screened with remarks from Champion and Saddler. Tickets are $25; $23 for seniors, QC alumni or QC ID. Tickets may be purchased online at kupferbergcenterarts.org, or by phone at (718) 793-8080, or at the Colden Auditorium Box Office.

REUNIONS

Attention all alumni, on Sunday, March 7, we will be hosting an all year reunion celebrating 150 years of St. Margaret Parish with a mass at noon followed by launch in the Parish Center. Tickets are $25 per adult, and $15 up to age 15. There will be refreshments, pictures, yearbooks and a school tour. Contact Lisa Ann Verdi-Colalella for tickets. Call (718) 894-7817 or (347) 865-2250.

Holy Cross High School reunions Class of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005 will be held on Friday, March 12, 7-11 p.m. Also, Class of 1960 with 1965, 1970 and 1975 will be held on Saturday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, at Holy Cross High School Gymnasium, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. Contact Gail Sicoli at alumni@holycrosshs.org or call (718) 461-1288.

St. Agnes Academic High School, College Point, homecoming 2010 for all years, especially those ending in 0 or 5, on Saturday, April 24 from 1-5 p.m. Call (718) 353-6276 or email cosullivan@stagneshs.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebrate I Love NYC Pets with Loving Touch Rescue on Saturday, Feb. 20 from noon-5 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St., Flushing. Bring someone special along (2 or 4-legged) for a photo. Your $5 donation per photo helps rescued animals.Bring dog or cat food for the food drive. They use Fancy Feast, Friskies, Innova, California Natural (dog or cat), Purina One Dog, Pupperoni treats, paper towels and paper plates.

Knights of Columbus, Council 12675 presents Knight at the Races at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 82nd St., Ozone Park. Saturday, Feb. 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., post time at 7 p.m. Receive one free betting ticket to use in any race (must be 18 and older to play). Admission is $7 at the door and include hot dogs, snacks, cake and coffee; additional beverages are available. For information, call Steven at (718) 551-2333.

Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will offer a jewelry making workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 12:30-2 p.m. The cost is $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers and includes supplies. For information, call (718) 268-5011, ext. 621.

A Lenten soup supper at Our Lady of the Cenacle, 136th Street and Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Free will offering will be accepted. For information, call (718) 291-2540.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., Astoria, will hold a Megillah reading/Purim program on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Arriving in costume will add to the fun.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will host a Purim Carnival on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1-4 p.m. Come dressed in costume. Best costume in each age group wins a prize. For information, call Joanne Someck at (718) 268-5011, ext. 131 or email jsomeck@cqyjcc.org.

Tea and treasures, a fund-raising mini auction will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, is celebrating Purim on Sunday, Feb. 28 with the reading of the Megillah at 10 a.m. and a carnival to follow. All are welcome.

Bayside Jewish Center Sisterhood and Men’s Club, 203-05 32nd Ave., are sponsoring a Purim party on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. with an Italian buffet lunch with the Three Italian Tenors (Sinatra, Martin and Como). Cost is $18. All reservations and checks must be received before Friday, Feb. 19.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The RVC Catholic Singles and LBS Singles are co-sponsoring a singles event on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m., an afternoon of billiards will be held in Raxx Pool Room and Grill, 510 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead. RSVP is a must by Feb. 18 to Ray K. at (516) 561-6994.

The Catholic Fellowship Young Adults Group of Our Lady of the Snows R.C. Church in Floral Park invites all 20-40 year old adults to join them on Saturday, Feb. 20 for their coffee house/open mic night, in the school green room from 7-10 p.m. If you wish to participate in the open mic, contact Fr. Patrick Longalong at (718) 347-6070, ext. 102 or email him at fr.longalong@gmail.com.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will offer Saturday dances on Feb. 27 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $10. Music by Jean and Joe.

OUTDOORS

A scavenger hunt will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at Kissena Park in Flushing. Meet at Rose and Oak Avenue entrance.

LECTURES

The Newtown Historical Society will present a free lecture and slideshow about the historic Newtown Pippin apple at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, Queens Boulevard and 54th Avenue in Elmhurst, on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m.

CLASSES

LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with Queens Botanical Garden, is offering a series of workshops on organic gardening beginning in February. The workshops being offered are: creating a sensible landscape — Feb. 18: learn the basic concepts that make for a trouble-free landscape. House Plant Care and clinic — Feb. 25: learn the basics of watering, light, feeding, soil and potting. Participants can bring their own house plant for diagnosis. The two-and-a-half-hour workshops, which run from 6:30-9 p.m. will be held at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. The cost is $29. To register by phone, call (718) 482-7244, or visit online at peopleware.net/ace.

An astronomy program with Mark Freilich will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. The programs include an indoor lecture on basic astronomy and outdoor viewing with a professional telescope. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Bayside Historical Society is now accepting registration for an 8-week water color workshop to be held at the Castle in Fort Totten Park on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning Feb. 20 by award-winning painter and illustrator John Tomaselli; the program is open to those of all experience levels. The fee is $150, payable to the Bayside Historical Society prior to the first class, and students are responsible for their own materials. To register, or for more information, call (718) 352-1548.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203rd St. in Bayside, on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

The Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., will hold adult bat mitzvah class led by Rabbi Pearl after Shabbat services on Saturday, Feb. 20. To pre-enroll, call the center at (718) 278-2680.

Photo workshop on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Composition, editing and presentation will be covered. A five-week in-depth class will start Thursday, March 25.

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, Feb. 21 and March 21. It will take place from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the fees are $75 for adults and $40 for children. Pre-registration is a must. Call (718) 352-3764 or email 12-01@verizon.net.

Selfhelp Alzheimers Resource Program (SHARP) in Bayside, a program for people with memory impairments is now offering a Saturday program on the third Saturday of each month. To register or find out more, contact Erin Brennan or Ellen Sarokin at (718) 631-1886.

MEETINGS

A philosophy book club will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at Queens Public Library, Forest Hills branch 108-19 71st Ave. Discussion will be on Nietzsche’s “On the Genealogy of Morals.” Free and open to the public.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be on Feb. 22.

The Best Female Friends Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Manor Oktoberfest, 73-11 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. Guest speaker from Queens Multi-Services will attend. Hear what you are entitled to from the city, state and the government and receive help getting it. For women of all ages. For information or reservations, call Pat at (516) 835-1433.

HEALTH

A National Black HIV/AIDS awareness day health fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the St. Albans Baptist Church, 196-02 119th Ave. For more information, call (212) 749-3656, ext. 3109.

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 Feb. 21 and 28.

Healthy Heart Screening events, featuring screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, glaucoma and high blood pressure, plus cardiovascular risk assessments, sponsored by the New York Hospital Queens Community Health Outreach Team will be held Monday, Feb. 22 at the Flushing YMCA, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

The highlight of Heart Month activities at New York Hospital Queens will be a Heart and Vascular Disease Symposium from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the hospital’s Lang Auditorium, 56-45 Main St., Flushing. The symposium is free and to help attendees learn about the latest ways to diagnose, treat and prevent heart and vascular disease. Reservations for the symposium are required, call 1-(800) 282-6684. Free parking is available in the hospital parking facility on Booth Memorial Avenue off Main Street in Flushing.

QLIMG Cambria Heights Medical Office, 206-20 Linden Blvd., is presents a health seminar on March 9, “Colonoscopies and Colon Cancer the Risk Benefits and Alternatives,” at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Sandip Parikh.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. will hold a bereavement support group for anyone who has experienced a loss on Friday, Feb. 19 and 26 at 7 p.m. at 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village. For more information or to register, call the center at (718) 712-0873.

VOLUNTEERS

Queens Chapters AARP Chorus needs retired persons to volunteer to sing at nursing homes and AARP chapters. Rehearsal will be held Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Reform Church of Newtown, 85-15 Broadway, Elmhurst. For more information, call Joyce at (718) 523-1330.

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