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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Priscila De Carvalho’s (In)visible Cities will be on display now through Aug. 21 at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. for ages 5 and up. For information and gallery hours, call (718) 658-7400 or visit jcal.org.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, presents Asiatique, an exhibition of Nina Kuo’s paintings, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. now through Sept. 1.

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents, The Creative Process Revealed, 2010 Members’ Arts Exhibition, now through Sept. 12. Exhibit hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

Queens Historical Society presents For Love of the Games: A History of Sports in Queens., at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Free The exhibit will run through the summer. Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-4:30 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

Douglaston Community Theatre is holding open auditions for nine men and four woman for Moss Hart’s comedy “Light up the Sky,” Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 3 and 5 at 7:45 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. For information, call (516) 459-5585.

THEATRE

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is hosting Queens’ first international theater festival featuring a lineup of world premiere original works by eight directors and playwrights form six countries. The nine-day festival will be held July 29 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Ticket are $15, $10 for students for a single program; and $20, $15 for students for both programs. For tickets and information, call (718) 482-5151.

St. Gregory’s Theatre Group presents Roger and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” on Aug. 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. at Gregorian Hall, 244-44 87th Ave., Bellerose. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $7 for children under 12 in advance. Tickets are an additional $2 at the door. Dinner package for Wednesday, Aug. 11 and brunch package for Sunday, Aug. 8 and 15 are available, advance reservations are needed. For tickets, email tickets@sgtg.org or call the box office at (718) 989-2451.

MUSIC

The Caribbean Music Festival will be held every Thursday during the month of July in downtown Jamaica. The York College Summer Jazz Program will perform on July 29 from 5-7 p.m. at Queens County Supreme Court.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, will hold Warm Up 2010, a outdoor music series, Saturdays, now through Sept. 4 from 2-9 p.m. On July 31. Animal Collective, DJ Set; Domino Blondes/ Merok/RVNG Intl, live; Oneohtrix Point Never/No Fun/Editions Mego, Brooklyn, live; CFCF/Acéphale Records, Montreal, DJ set; Babe Rainbow/Warp Records, Vancouver, live DJ set; Prince Rama/Paw Tracks, Brooklyn, live. Admission is $15 and includes access to all exhibitions and Warm Up. MoMA members are free with valid membership card. Long Island City residents free with proof of residency.

The eighth annual NYC musical saw festival, featuring a concert and art exhibit revolving around the 300 year old art of playing music on a carpenter’s handsaw, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent St., Astoria. Admission is $10. The 10-piece band Ameriklectic will perform.

Flushing Town Hall presents its Summer Garden Concert III featuring The Channel Surfers on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. Dance lessons will be held before the concert at 1:15 p.m. Free. Limited seating available, or bring a lawn chair. Rain location: Flushing Town Hall Theater.

A Pistolera and Electric Kulintang will perform on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at Travers Park, 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

Fresh Meadows Concerts will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Oak Grove, 194th Street and 64th Avenue Circle. On Aug. 3, the Ronnie Gent Band will perform. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and food.

FOR KIDS

Backyard birding for kids on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at Kissena Park. Meet behind Kissena Playground near 164th Street and Oak Avenue in Flushing. Binoculars are recommended.

Zany Umbrella Circus, new vaudeville, mixes storytelling with circus acts on Monday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Rochdale Park, New York Boulevard and 134th Avenue in Jamaica.

Nego Gato, music/dance, African and Brazilian influenced rhythms and dances on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at Queensbridge Park, 41st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City.

Children’s Reading Series every Thursday from now through Aug. 12 at Mount Sinai Queens Family Health Associates, 31-60 21st St.,Long Island City. You may choose a morning session (11 a.m.) or an afternoon session (2 p.m.) Check the website for more information. Click on mshq.org/community/events and scroll down to find your specific event date as there may be particular information for your chosen date and time. To register, call (718) 267-5956.

Queens Parks, Bike New New York and Friends of Cunningham Park will host a free cycling program for kids ages 8-14, Monday through Thursday, now through Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Cunningham Park, 193rd Street and Aberdeen Road in Fresh Meadows.

YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, is offering basic Chinese classes for children ages 6-11 and adults who would like to learn Chinese, now through Aug. 20. Adult classes will be held on Fridays, from 9:30-11 a.m.; kid classes will be held Thursdays, from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $70 for members, $100 for nonmembers.

Jamaica Neighborhood Center will sponsor a reading program, Adventures in Reading in Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, now through Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.-noon every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the gazebo area. Free. All are welcome. For information, call Joan Laws at (718) 739-2060, ext. 15 or Sylvia Walker at (718) 739-2060, ext. 14.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Queens Museum of Art presents its free Target Passport Fridays 2010: Taiwan on July 30 from 6:30-10 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Park. Enjoy live dancing from Sun Son Theater. Music from Formosa Chamber Music Society and the film “OrzBoyz!”

Grace Episcopal Church, 34-34 98th St., Corona, announces its annual International Food Fair on Saturday, July 31, form 11 a.m.-7 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy delicious American and Caribbean food and drink. Donation is $20.

Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Park presents a Latino Cultural Festival now through Aug. 8 featuring Moona Luna, the new musical project brought to you free by the Latin-alternative group Pistolera, on Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. This is the 14th year of the festival, which features 12 additional events, including music, dance, comedy, spoken word, film and family-friendly performances, such as a concert by Leon Geico, a pop-folk musician who has been called the Argentine Bob Dylan and Carlos Varela, one of Cuba’s most talented and emblematic artists. For information, call (718) 760-0064.

St. Agnes Academic High School, 13-20 124th St., College Point, home of the 2010 CHSAA cheerleading champions, will hold a Summer Cheerleading Clinic for 7th and 8th grade girls to be held at St. Agnes, Monday, Aug. 9-Friday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $75. For information, contact Mrs. Susan Nicoletti at (718) 353-6276, ext. 12.

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.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Raphael’s Church, 35-20 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City, will host an outdoor flea market on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ten-foot spots cost $30 and $40 for 10-foot spots with table. For information, call (718) 729-8957.

Rummage sale on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Young Israel of New Hyde Park, 264-15 77th Ave.

Giant indoor rummage sale at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jamaica Avenue and 88th Street, Woodhaven, on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

TOUR

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 12:30 p.m., the Queen Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., in Flushing, is offering garden tours free with admission. Meet in the lobby of QBG’s visitor and administration building and check-in at the front desk to be added to the list for the tour. Tours are given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 25 visitors.

REUNION

St. Sebastian’s School in Woodside, is planning a 50 year reunion for the class of 1960. It will be held on Sept. 25 in the parish center. If you would like to attend or know someone from the class of 1960, email carolhart1947@gmail.com.

CLASSES

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, 34-24 203rd St., Bayside, on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (631) 360-9720. The 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 Sundays, Aug. 22 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This one-day class will cover various aspects of safe boating for power boats, sail boats and personal watercraft. The fees are $100 for adults and $50 for children under 16. Pre-registration a must. For more information, call Mike Kaff at (917) 952-7014 or Ralph Traub at (646) 418-1239, or email 12-01@verizon.net.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at the Corpus Christi Church, 31-30 61st St., Woodside, on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (718) 278-8114. The cost is $45.

The YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, is offering summer ESOL classes, now through Aug. 13, twice a week. Fee is $100. For information, call (718) 353-4553.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a 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 Middle Village Adult Center at 69-10 75 St., Middle Village offers courses in computer training for senior citizens. Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are offered. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1 and 5 p.m. Learn on state of the art computers with a professional teacher. No previous experience necessary. Call (718) 894-3441 or visit the center.

HEALTH

The Flushing Herald Center will hold a mobile blood drive on Saturday, July 31 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing.

If you’re not on the road to retirement or already there, Astoria Federal Savings invites you to attend a free, “Eat Right for Life” Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at its Astoria Branch, 37-16 30th Ave. Lauren Antonucci, owner/director of Nutrition Energy will provide practical information on how to live a healthier lifestyle, especially as you age.

Deepdale Gardens Community is co-sponsoring a blood drive on Sunday, Aug. 8 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Samuel Field YM & YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. If you want to schedule a time for your donation, call (718) 428-5050.

Stay Fit, Have Fun, a series of free fitness activities, will be held at Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve, 223rd Street and 148th Avenue, Springfield Gardens, Saturdays, now through Aug. 28 from 9:15-10:30 a.m.; and Fridays Aug. 20 and 27 from 7:30-9 p.m. Pilates will be held on July 31 with Beth McFarlane. Exercise, develop flexibility and tone. Bring a mat.

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.

MEETINGS

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.

The Friendship Club for couples and singles meets at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. Forest Hills on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call Shira or Lisa with questions about this program at (718) 268-5011, ext. 621 or Lena at (718) 592-0178. Cost is $4 for members, $6 for nonmembers.

SUPPORT GROUPS

The Queens Community Center Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, is offering a bereavement support group, beginning Thursday, now through July 29 at 1:30 p.m. For additional information, call (718) 268-5960.

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one and are looking for a bereavement support group, come on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Rectory basement of Holy Family Church, 175-20 74th Ave., Flushing. Call (718) 969-2448. All losses, all denominations are welcome.

If you have a drug problem, contact Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 932-6244, or visit westernqueensna.org.

Gam-Anon is a 12-step program for families of someone with a gambling problem. Call the Gam-Anon hotline number at (877) 664-2469.

The Queens Counseling Services and LISUN of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health announce bereavement groups forming in July to be scheduled during weekdays in Flushing at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd. For information, call (718) 461-6393.

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