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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Kew Gardens Childrens 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. All submissions must be handed in to Q Gardens Gallery by Friday, Oct. 22. For more information, call (917) 881-3358.

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.

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.

An exhibit of pen, pencil, charcoal and crayon drawings from life and the imagination will be held now through Oct. 30 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston.

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.

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.

THEATRE

A staged student concert of “Brigadoon” and the original choreography will be presented at LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. All seats are $14. For advance tickets call the Colden Center Box Office at (718) 793-8080. Tickets will also be available at the door starting one hour prior to show.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents “Light Up the Sky” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 22, 23 and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Zion Episcopal Church, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call (718) 482-3332.

Beari Productions presents “On Golden Pond” at All Saints Church, 214-35 40th Ave., Bayside on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $13 for seniors. For information and reservations, call (718) 736-1263.

George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” will be performed at Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, by the Queens Players on Oct. 28-29, Nov. 3-7, 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.

“The Mystery of Irma VEP,” spooky parody, will be featured at the Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th Ave., Astoria, from Oct. 29-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.

FILM

The fourth annual New York City free Greek Film Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave., Astoria.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 88-24 Myrtle Ave., will host the 2010 Sprout Touring Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23. Registration begins at 10 a.m. To register in advance, go to stjohnsglendale.org/church/announcements. Free.

The Church in the Gardens Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills, will show an hour-long documentary, “All Fracked Up” on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. A discussion will follow the film. Admission is free.

A free film festival: Bergman and the Struggle to Believe, the Seventh Seal will be held Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception lower church, Ditmars Boulevard and 29th Street, Astoria. Topic will be “Eternal Questions” with speaker Father Robert Lauder, philosophy professor at St. John’s University.

MUSIC

Queens Symphony Orchestra presents Wind Serenades featuring QSO’s wind and brass musicians, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $30 for adult orchestra seating, $25 for balcony; $20 for seniors 65 and over and students; $10 for children 12 and under. A pre-concert lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For information, call Kate Oberjat at (718) 326-4455.

The Hollis Presbyterian Ministry of Music presents Brothers in Joyful Praise an afternoon of musical fellowship featuring male choruses, instrumentalists, soloists and dancers sponsored by the Men’s Chorus on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. at Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196th St., Hollis.

A piano trio featuring Ann Zalkind, Nadine Scharman and Natalia Galebsky will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Church of Saint Mel, 26-01 154th St., Flushing. Tickets are$15.

Louis Prima Jr. and Ricci Martin celebrate the music of their famous fathers on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Tickets are $35, $45. Call the box office at (718) 631-6311 or go to visitqpac.org.

Classical piano concert featuring soloist Jordi Querol of Barcelona, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 4-6p.m. at the Bayside Historical Society in Fort Totten, Bayside. Admission is $15; $10 for BHS members.

Chembo Corniel will perform on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are $25, $20 for members and students; packages $75/$65 for members (table seating for two, wine, snack, meet the artist and a cd). For tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

The Green Cafe at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, features Fall Creek Folk, on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person per session if paid in advance; $12 at the door. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

CLASSES

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 Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27. For information, call (718) 278-2680 or visit astoriacenter.org.

A points and insurance reduction defensive driving course is being held in the VFW Hall, 102-17 160th Ave., Howard Beach on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $35. To enroll, call Keith at (917) 599-6674 or visit the website at progressive-training-ltd.com and complete the contact us page.

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 Oct. 24.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., will offer tai chi classes every Wednesday, now through Oct. 27 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 for all classes.

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.

FOR KIDS

Join Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, for its traditional pumpkin patch which includes activities for kids and pumpkin painting on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10 per child.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parish hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside.

TOUR

Explore the 19th century fortress at Fort Totten that helped protect New York Harbor from possible naval attack and learn about the history of Willet’s Point, free, on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. Meet at the Fort Totten Visitor Center in Bayside.

A Noshwalk walking tour of Jamaica on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. highlights the diversity of a neighborhood known for its American Revolutionary War roots, its hip-hop tradition and the many jazz musicians who lived nearby and for the variety of food you can find here. Tastes include Salvadoran, West Indian, Bangladeshi, Filipino, Colombian and more. Cost is $45. Meet 1 p.m. in front of Capitol One Bank, 146-21 Jamaica Ave.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14th Avenue and Clintonville Street, Whitestone. Featured will be treasures, thrift shop, baked goods, raffle, snack bar, children’s activities including pumpkin picking, face painting and tattoos, balloon animals and mini ballet lessons. For information, call the church at (718) 767-6305.

Celebrate autumn and remember harvests of years past with this afternoon festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, noon-4 p.m. Crafts, games, stories and even fun historic chores will fill an afternoon of seasonal and historic fun at King Manor Museum, located in King Park, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.

There will be a free symposium on “The Cinema Artistry of Roman Polanski,” presented at Queens College on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Kiely Hall, Room 150. Excerpts from several of Planski’s films will be viewed and commented upon by a panel.

Dr. Kay Ryan, the Poet Laureate of the United States, will hold a poetry reading with commentary on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2:15 p.m. at LaGuardia Community College’s Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. RSVP by calling (718) 482-5058.

Ridgewood Youthmarket Farm Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. now through Oct. 31 at Myrtle and Cypress avenues.

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.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a Saturday dance on Oct. 23 for Italian Night from 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for an evening of square dancing with caller Jim Emory on Saturday, Oct. 23. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dancing will start at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The fee is $15 per adult and $8 per child ages 7-12. Pre-registration is required by calling (718) 229-4000.

MEETINGS

Ladies Nite Out Networking dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Connolly’s Corner, 74-02 Grand Ave., Maspeth. For reservations, call Andy at (718) 565-7383.

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

Resurrection Ascension, 85-25 61st Road, Rego Park, will hold a reunion for alumni from 1943-1959 on Saturday, Oct. 23. For more information, call (718) 426-4963.

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

The Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Committee presents Human Trafficking: The Commodification of a Human Being on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church Jobo Center, 215-35 38th Ave., Bayside. Free. Speakers will be Kathleen Slocum and Sister Joan Dawber.

A panel discussion on the topic: “Climate Change: Causes, Effects and the Future” will take place at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., on Friday, Oct. 22, following Friday night services, which begin at 8 p.m. Participants will be Leonard Rodberg, chair of the Urban Studies Department at Queens College who is teaching a course on climate change, Assembly member Andrew Hevesi, chair of the Assembly’s Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, and Rabbi Mayer Perelmuter.

The Queens Jewish Agency Coalition presents, A Community Conversation on Autism, on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Elaine Hall, noted author and inspiration for the documentary “Autism: The Musical,” will be the featured speaker. For information, contact Nancy Perkins at (718) 352-4157 or email capconnects@sfy.org.

“The Many Faces of Caregiving — Practical Strategies and Solutions Conference” will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Center, 72-00 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. The conference will offer a variety of panel discussions and workshops specifically designed to meet the needs of caregivers and healthcare professionals. Serving as keynote speaker will be writers and public speaker Francine Russo, author of the best-selling book, “They’re Your Parents, Too!” To register, go to vivohealth.com/caregivers or northshorelij.com/caregivers, or call (516) 465-2500.

HEALTH

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

A bereavement group led by Lauren Fredston-Hermann, director of the Senior Adult Center at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for those dealing with their loss and with help beginning the process towards healing. The program is free for members, $2 for nonmembers.

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