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Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Kew Gardens Children’s photo show “Small Eyes on Kew Gardens” Nov. 5-26 at Q Gardens Gallery, 80-61 Lefferts Blvd., Kew Gardens. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Opening reception will be held Nov. 5 and 6. For more information, call (917) 881-3358.

80th Fall Members’ Exhibition, now through Nov. 27 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Admission is free.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Endangered Artists — China exhibit, now through Nov. 14. Also, Within the Emperor’s Garden — The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion exhibit will be held now through Sept. 30, 2011. Suggested donation is $5, free for members. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents “Nature and Cosmos 1966-2010” exhibit by Marlene Tseng Yu, now through Nov. 24.

Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City, presents Stream of the Unknown, selections from the collection of Jon Kessler sculpture from the 80s and 90s, now through Jan. 3, 2011. Gallery is open Thursday-Monday, noon-5 p.m.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, is open to the public. Come see the International Doll Exhibit. Exhibit hours are Wednesday-Friday and Saturday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

AUDITIONS

Theatre by the Bay invites performers to audition for the Broadway musical hit “Annie” on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St. Bayside. For information call the temple office at (718) 428-6363. Rehearsals begin in December with performances set for March, 2011. Those auditioning should bring music and be prepared to sing 16 bars in piano accompaniment, dance and read line from a furnished script. All roles are open.

THEATRE

George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” will be performed at Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, by the Queens Players on Nov. 4-7, 10-13 at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Nov 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For reservations, call (718) 392-0722.

Queens Theatre in the Park presents “One Ride” now through Nov. 7 at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Park. Tickets are $34-$40 at queenstheatre.org, or by phone at (718) 760-0064. Performance shcedule will be Thursday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. It is a new dance musical told through the songs of country legend Chris LeDoux and choreography of Robert Royston.

“The Mystery of Irma VEP,” spooky parody, will be featured at the Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th Ave., Astoria, now through Dec. 12; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m., in Greek with English subtitles. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children. Call (718) 726-7329.

“Pygmalion,” the tale of the dazzling transformation of Eliza Doolittle from cockney guttersnipe to society lady at the hands of Professor Henry Higgins, comes to the stage of Saint Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills, for a four-performance run beginning Nov. 6. Performances on Nov. 6 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 with a discount rate of $10 for groups of six or more. For more information and ticket reservations, visit gingerbreadplayers.org or call (718) 268-7772.

FSF Community Theatre Group presents the musical “Sweet Charity” on Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 60 and up. For information and tickets, call 1 (800) 260-6789 or (718) 229-8547 or email fsfctg@yahoo.com.

FILM

A free film festival: Bergman and the Struggle to Believe, Winter Light will be held on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception lower church, Ditmars Boulevard and 29th Street, Astoria. Topic will be “The Anatomy of the Loss of Belief” with Fr. Thomas Ahern from St. Augustine’s Park Slope.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., is presenting the screening of “Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg” on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (718) 459-1000.

MUSIC

Vijay Iyer, in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series, will perform on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Kupferberg Center Performances presents “A Far Cry” featuring the Chamber Orchestra, on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets are $36, $34 for seniors, QC alumni, $15 for students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online at kupferbergcentertarts.org, by phone at (718) 793-8080 or purchased at the Colden Auditorium Box Office.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage Theater at LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, presents an Asian Jazz fusion concert on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students. For tickets, call (718) 482-5151; visit laguardiaperformingarts.org; email lpacboxoffice@lagcc.cuny.edu; or visit the box office.

DANCE

Song Hee Lee Dance Company and Yien will perform on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are $20/$16 for members/$10 for students.

CLASSES

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is offering free English for speakers of other languages at the intermediate and advanced levels to start on Monday, Nov. 8 from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing. To register or for more information, call (718) 463-0434.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., is resuming its Monday night dance classes, two different classes are now being offered. Tap will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.; Partnering (including aspects of jazz) will be held 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per session. Classes will be held Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27. For information, call (718) 278-2680 or visit astoriacenter.org.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, is introducing a course on making silk flowers in a four-session workshop on Nov. 9, 16 and 30 from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $20, $18 for members. Call (718) 359-6227.

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 Nov. 7.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Mel’s Church, 26-15 154th St., Flushing, on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. Cost is $45.

A boating safety class will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside on Sunday, Nov. 21 The class will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The fees are $75 for adults and $40 for children under 16, learning materials included. Pre-registration is required for driving a car on the base Fort Totten. For information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email 12-01@verizon.net.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St., Bayside will have Zumba fitness classes on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. and Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rates are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Classes will take place every week until Dec. 8.

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.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst will offer dance with instruction every Monday and Friday from 7:15-8 p.m. A dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10.

The Jackson Heights Art Club offers art classes for children and adults, day or evening, seven days a week, in drawing, watercolor and oil and acrylic at St. Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St. Cost $60-$70 for eight weeks. Call (718) 426-9821 or go to jacksonheightsartclub.org.

Yoga with Vanita will be held on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St. Chairs only, no mats used. Also, Middle Eastern dancing will be held on Tuesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Amy Smith. Line dancing with Pat will be held Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

FLEA MARKETS

Church of the Resurrection annual Harvest Festival at 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7, noon-3:30 p.m. Resurrection’s famous dinner will be served on Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. For information, call (718) 847-2649.

FOR KIDS

I.S. 8, 108-35 167th St., Jamaica, will offer a free basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 6-14 on Saturday, Nov. 6 and 13 from noon-3 p.m. For more information, (718) 371-8929.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, presents “illumiNATION” drama program that provides children with drama therapy. The program will run every Saturday now through Dec. 18 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is $70 for the program ($30 membership fee is required).

TOUR

A free tour of the historic Lawrence Cemetery, a NYC landmark that remains one of Bayside’s last true links to its colonial past, will be given by Bayside Historical Society on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. It is located at 216th Street and 42nd Avenue. For information, call (718) 352-1548, or visit baysidehistorical.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Animals Alive,” presented by Alley Pond Environmental Center, will be held on Saturday Nov. 6 at noon, Sky View Center lower lobby, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing. It will feature a 45-minute live animal presentation with mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Free admission and complimentary two-hour parking with purchase.

A wildlife weekend will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Admission includes, birds of prey, frogs, bugs and animal shows, hayrides, pony rides and animal feedings on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7 and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $9.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, will hold an auction on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.

Free soup kitchen/hot lunch from noon-2 p.m. every second Saturday of every month. All are welcome. Non-denominational event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing.

The Queens Multi Service Center, 76-01 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, offers the Living Space Program, a non-treatment socialization and recreational program designed for developmentally disabled adults aged 40 and over. They offer a variety of activities in a structured environment. A breakfast snack and lunch is provided by the center for a suggested contribution. The program operates daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and currently has openings. For more information, or to refer an individual, contact Alicia Nunziato or John Gartland at (718) 366-0200.

Join the First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St., Jamaica, for lunch and get refueled, renewed and refilled, every Wednesday at noon. For more infomation, call (718) 526-4775, ext. 10.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold Saturday dances on Nov. 6 and 20 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe.

Fundraiser dance for College Point Memorial Day Parade featuring Risky Business, an acapella group will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 22-38 College Point Blvd., College Point. Cost is $40 per person and includes food. For tickets, call Donald Remiszewski at (718) 762-0506.

MEETINGS

Family Focus Adoption Services gives you the full story about adopting children on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4, Little Neck. No reservations necessary.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. on Mondays at 1 p.m. The next meetings will be held on Nov. 15.

Be comfortable speaking before an audience. Free, on the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Contact Queens Best Toastmasters Club President Liz Huang at (646) 436-7940.

The Flushing Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. For more information, call (718) 441-6210 or visit flushingcameraclub.org.

REUNIONS

Incarnation School, Queens Village is hosting homecoming 2010 for all graduates on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5-11 p.m. in the school at 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd. All alumni and guests can register by calling (718) 465-5066 or at alumni@incrcc.org.

St. Clare’s School, Rosedale, will host a homecoming celebration for all graduates on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 5-11 p.m. in the school located at 137-25 Brookville Blvd. All alumni and guests can register by calling (718) 528-7174 or stclareqns@aol.com.

LECTURES

A demonstration at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, by artist Mary Ann Heinzen will be held on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.

Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing, will have a lecture by Dr. Esther Grushkin on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. The topic will be “The History and Archeology of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period.” The cost of the lecture is $3. For more call the temple at (718) 463-4143.

The Queens County Bird Club presents a free lecture by Dr. Robert Spiegelman, on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.

HEALTH

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and new York Blood Center will hold a blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the first floor cafeteria at Flushing High School, 35-01 Union St. This blood drive is open to the entire community.

Community wide blood drive on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at the Young Israel of New Hyde Park, 264-15 77th Ave.

Community Health and Wellness fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St. There will be health screenings, fire safety, CPR instruction (must RSVP), exercise, healthy eating and cooking tips and financial and legal planning. Lunch will be served.

The Whitestone School for Child Development is conducting ongoing free speech screenings for children ages 2 1/2-4 1/2 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (718) 746-6555.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck is starting a new group, Heart to Heart for couples where one partner is experiencing memory loss. Heart to Heart provides a friendly atmosphere in which couples can socialize and meet other couples in the same situation. This group will begin Friday, Nov. 5 and will meet every Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There is a fee of $15 per couple/per session, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. For information, contact Ilene Yair at (718) 225-6750, ext. 236.

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