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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:00 pm

   EXHIBITS

    

   Professional Jewish musicians, adept at chamber music, jazz, cabaret and classical music, often played during the Holocaust. Beginning Thursday, March 17, the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside, will offer an exhibit featuring historic narratives and musical pieces.

    

   Jeffrey Leder Gallery, 11-05 44 Road, 3rd floor, Long Island City, presents Wilfredo Chiesa “The Deeps,” now through March 19. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. For information, visit jeffreyledergallery.com.

    

   National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston presents the MOMMS art exhibition, now through March 26. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

    

   Culture blending in ceramic arts: Contemporary ceramic artwork, will be held now through March 31 at Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Cost is $5, free for members. For information, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

    

   AUDITIONS

    

   The Forest Hills Choir seeks new members. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. The season will culminate in a Spring Concert on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m. featuring the Schubert Mass in G. If you’d like to arrange an audition, send an email to info@fhchoir.org.

    

   Senior Theatre Acting Repertory holds acting rehearsals on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Hollis Public Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St. For information, call the director’s assistant at (718) 776-0529.

    

   Parks will be hosting the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps rehearsals this winter at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. The corps is currently accepting applications for performing members in the areas of brass, percussion, color guard and dance, as well as support team members and staff. Membership is open to those 15 years of age through adult, and there are no membership dues or tuition. Instruments and uniforms provided. All those interested should fill out form on the Skyliners’ website by clicking the “join us” link to be kept informed of upcoming rehearsal information at nyskyliners.org.

    

   The AARP Queens Chorus, learn to sing old and familiar songs and perform one-hour sets at Queens nursing homes and senior centers during April/May and October/November. Practice is every Friday in February and March from noon-3 p.m. at Reformed Church of Newtown, 49-20 87 St., Elmhurst. If interested, call the director John Thomas at (718) 523-1330.

    

   THEATRE

    

   Theatre Time Productions presents “Twelve Angry Men” on March 18, 19 and 20, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 14-15 Clintonville St., Whitestone. General admission is $15, $13 for seniors and students with ID. For tickets, call (347) 732-9015.

    

   Theatre by the Bay presents “Annie” on Saturdays, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays, March 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older and children 12 and under. Group sales are available for groups of 15 or more. For information, call the temple office at (718) 428-6363 from 9 a.m.-5p.m., Monday-Thursday.

    

   Marathon Little Theatre Group, 245-37 60 Ave., Little Neck, presents the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, March 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors over 65 and children under 12. For information call (718) 229-4644 or (718) 428-1580 or visit marathontheatergroup.com.

    

   Beari Productions presents “Pippin” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, March 18, 19 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 20 and 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $16 for seniors. Performances will also be held at All Saints Church, 214-35 40 Ave., Bayside on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. For information and reservation, call (718) 736-1263.

    

   “Summer in Sanctuary,” written and performed by Al Letson, will be held on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 at 2 and 8 p.m. at Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Park. Free performances. Reservations required. Call (718) 760-0064. Also, comedian Pat Cooper will perform on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40, $38 for seniors, $28 for students, $36 for multi-show. For tickets, go to queenstheatre.org.

    

   Kupferberg Center Performances presents Gregory Popovich Comedy Pet Theater on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. in Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Cost is $18, $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling (718) 793-8080, online at kupferbergcenterarts.org or at the Colden Auditorium box office.

    

   “Babies are Brought by the Stork,” a comedy premieres on now through April 17 for 18 performances, every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. at Greek Cultural Center, 26-80 30th St., Astoria. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.

    

   MUSIC

    

   Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents “Sol y Canto — Twice As Many Friends” on Saturday, March 19 at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for members, $8 for children, $6 for member children. For children 5 and up. For tickets, call the box office at (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

    

   Sky View Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing, is launching a special event series, a Sunday music spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The series will be beginning March 20 at 2 p.m. and will feature a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by students and faculty of CenterStage.

    

   The B Sharp Branch of National Association of Negro Musicians, presents a concert presenting the candidate for the national vocal competition, Stephen Daniels, Bass. Vocalists Kendra Hollingsworth, Mari-Yan Pringle and pianist Cory Crayton will also perform on Saturday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 143-22 109 Ave., Jamaica. Free.

    

   The Lhevinne classical concert series featuring pianist Frank Levy will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. The program will include: Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninov including Rosina and Josef Lhevinne’s favorites. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $15 for members. Send checks payable to Friends of Maple Grove, Inc., 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Include your name and number of tickets, or call (917) 881-3358.

    

   Music Reginae presents Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on Sunday, March 27 at 5 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. For information, call Musica Reginae at (718) 894-2178.

    

   FOR KIDS

    

   Kupferberg Center Performances presents Classic Hits for Kids: Meet the Composer, on Saturday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets are $12.

    

   CLASSES

    

   All Nations Center, 86-74 80 St., Woodhaven, will hold a free English class every Thursday, from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning March 17. Separate classes for men and women. To register, call (347) 903-2261.

    

   Learn abut the winter constellations at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per adult, $12 per adult nonmember, $7 for children ages 7-12. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

    

   Do you want to own your own home? Join Project Single Mom on Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. at 215-32 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village. To register, email mevans@projectsinglemoms.com or call (718) 413-4168.

    

   Yoga for the Fabulous 50s and Beyond meets Tuesday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Crescent Tower, Community Room 23-22 30 Road, Long Island City. Space is limited, registration needed.

    

   Learn computers in five-weeks at the Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes will be held now through April 6 and May 2-June 1, Monday and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and 3:15-5:15 p.m. Three-week workshops include Excel, now through March 23; MS Word, March 28-April 13; and Digital photography/editing, May 2-18, Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For information, call Dina at (718) 894-3441, or visit the center.

    

   The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is offering a course for aspiring and practicing bee keepers. It covers the basics of bee care and honey harvesting. Classes will meet on Wednesdays on March 23, April 6, May 4 and June 1 from 7-9 p.m. The course is taught by master bee keeper Walter Blohm. The course fee is $90, $75 for Voelker Orth members. For more information, contact the museum at (718) 359-6227.

    

   A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at St. Margaret Church, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at a cost of $45 per person. For registration call (718) 326-1911.

    

   Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Samuel Field Y & YHMA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. Free for the initial class, then $12 per class, $90 per 10 class punch card. For information, call (516) 987-7524 or visit fitnesspcancer.com.

    

   FLEA MARKETS

    

   Church of the Resurrection will hold a spring treasure sale at 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens on Saturday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    

   St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, March 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street.

    

   Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., will hold a thrift shop bag sale on Monday, March 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fill up your bag for $6. For information, call (718) 961-0030.

    

   Trinity Methodist Church, 108th Street and 86th Avenue, Richmond Hill, will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    

   REUNIONS

    

   Nativity B.V.M. School alumni reunion luncheon will be held Saturday, April 2 from noon-4 p.m. at Nativity Church, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Cost is $20. For tickets and information, call Tom Amendola at (718) 845-5373 or Annette Curran at (718) 843-1046.

    

   SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    

   Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, offers Saturday dances on March 19 at 8 p.m. Music by Jean and Joe. Cost is $10.

    

   Join Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, for a square dance on Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers, $10 for children ages 7-12. Children must be with paying adults. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

    

   LECTURES

    

   A lecture on “Legal and financial issues facing senior citizens” will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Sarkis Church, 38-65 234 St., Douglaston. For information, contact Dr. Arthur Kubikian and (718) 786-3842 or the church office at (718) 224-2275.

    

   Sisterhood of the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., presents Avi Posnick, New York regional coordinator for StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization, who will discuss “Education is the Road to Peace” on Monday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m.

    

   HEALTH

    

   The World Service Committee will be holding its next semiannual blood drive on Sunday, March 20 from 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Community House Gym, 50 Borage Place, Forest Hills.

    

   Free prostate testing on Saturday, March 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164th St., Jamaica. Breakfast served from 8-9 a.m.; screenings from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Screenings done by a team of urologist led by Dr. Douglas Scherr. Also, free diabetes testing and counseling. For information, call (718) 526-4775, ext. 13.

    

   SPECIAL EVENTS

    

   Celebrate Purim at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Megillah reading in the main sanctuary followed by an entertaining Purim play “The Magician of Shushan” will be held in the Crystal Ballroom. Free. All are welcome. For information, call (718) 459-1000.

    

   A Purim celebration will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Costumes encouraged for all ages.

    

   Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing is having a Family Purim Dinner and Costume Ball on Saturday, March 19. There will be a costume parade and contest with prizes for the best costume. Entertainment will be provided by the Eckman Brothers. There will be a catered buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. The cost in advance is $12 for adults and $6 for children 3-13. At the door the cost will be $15 for adults and $7 for children 3-13. Call the temple office at (718) 463-4143 to make a reservation.

    

   The Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike in Floral Park, will host a Purim Carnival following the 10 a.m. reading of the Megillah on Sunday, March 20. There will be food for sale and games for the children to play to win prizes.

    

   Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside will hold its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m. All children and parents from the community are welcome for an afternoon of fun, costumes, games and prizes.

    

   “Megillah Mia,” a sing-along Purim shpiel inspired by the music of ABBA and the Broadway musical, “Mama Mia,” will take place at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend the celebration in costume. A carnival at noon will offer games, food, raffles and Hamantaschen, the traditional pastry for Purim. There is no charge for this event but registration is required. For free tickets, call the temple at (718) 261-2900.

    

   Gala Purim banquet and Purim shpiel will be held on Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. at Havurat Yisrael House, 108-11 69 Road, Forest Hills. Wear your favorite costume. For information, call (718) 261-5500.

    

   The Celebration of Hadassah’s birthday, a Purim party plus the magic music of Ari Leshans will be featured on Tuesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., at a meeting of the Park Hills Hadassah Chapter.

    

   Going Green in Queens 2011, a greening, educational and networking conference will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Al Oerter Recreational Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave., Flushing. Free. For information, call (718) 341-1395.

    

   Join the Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on Saturday, March 26 at noon at Marbella Restaurant in the Ramada Inn, 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside, for its annual luncheon and fashion show. The cost is $40. For information, call Irene at (718) 746-2758 during the day.

    

   Talons! A Bird-of-Prey experience will be featured at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Cost is $15. It is an interactive and educational program using hawks, falcons and owls. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

    

   The Oratorio Society of Queens will hold a Karaoke event on Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m. at the Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills. Tickets are $50. For tickets, call (718) 279-3006

    

   A march for meals fundraiser will be held at the Ridgewood Older Adult Center and Services on Wednesday, March 30 from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance, $17 if purchased at the door.

    

   MEETINGS

    

   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 are on March 21.

    

   Sisterhood of Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., will meet on Monday, March 21 at noon. The speaker will be Judith Beizer, certified geriatric pharmacist, who will speak on “Managing your Medications.” Cost is $3.25, $3.75 for guests.

    

   You Gotta Believe, a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love and nurturing to a child in the foster care system. To learn more, meetings are held every Sunday at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162 St., Jamaica.

    

   SUPPORT GROUPS

    

   Nar-Anon is a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs. The group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement lounge at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For information, call 1 (800) 984-0066, or go to nar-anon.org.

   

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