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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2005 12:00 am

Exhibits

The Queens Library will exhibit newly conserved works of the Federal Arts Project of the mid-1930s in “New Deal, New York: Prints and Paintings from the Queens Library Collection” now through Dec. 11 in the Queens Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., in Jamaica. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-5:30pm and Sunday, noon-5pm.

Queens College Art Center presents “Mono.logue: Works on Paper,” by Seongmin Ahn, now through Dec. 23. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday, 9am-5pm (closed Nov. 24 and 25) at Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Flushing.

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston, will hold a Holiday Art Exhibition Dec. 3-24 from 1:30-4:30pm, every day except Friday.

Auditions

Open auditions for the Parkside Players’ winter production of Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor” will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2pm and continue on Monday, Dec. 5 at 8pm Callbacks, if necessary, will be announced at the auditions. They will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church located at 71st Rd. and Union Tpke. in Forest Hills. The performance dates are Feb. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, March 3 and 4.

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill is holding rehearsals for its winter season every Saturday from 10am-noon. All voices are welcome. For information, call 516-223-7256.

Theatre

Theatre Time Productions presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149 St. Remaining performances on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm; Sunday at 4:30pm. Tickets are $14. Call 718-391-8697.

The Parkside Players fall production of Neil Simons’ “The Sunshine Boys” remaining performance dates are Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Show times are 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. The performances will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills. Ticket prices are $12 and $10 for seniors. Call 718-497-4922.

The Spotlight Players will be presenting “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7pm and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2pm at the Community Learning Center, 85-15 101 Ave., Ozone Park. Ticket price is $5 for all. For reservations, call 718-THEATER.

Music

Popular favorites from Musica Hispana performed with a live orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm at Msgr. Mulz Hall of St. Thomas Apostle Church, Jamaica Ave. at 88 St., Woodhaven. Tickets are $15. Call 718-850-5507.

The Community Singers of Queens presents a “Winter Interlude,” a holiday concert chorale at their new location, Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave., Flushing on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will hold the first concert of its 42nd season on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. The program will feature four soloists in the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major. Other works on the program include the Dvorak Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 8, Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Op. 21 in C, and the ballet music from the opera Faust by Gounod. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Call 516-785-2532 or by writing to the Queens Festival Orchestra Association at 160-08 25 Dr., Flushing, NY 11358.

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill presents at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Richmond Hill, on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3pm “Tidings of Comfort and Joy.” It will feature Rheinberger’s “Star of Bethlehem,” Redford’s “Shepherd Story” and a medley of holiday favorites with professional soloists and orchestra. Reception immediately following. Admission $15, $12 advance/senior/student, 12 and under are free. For tickets, call 718-849-1437.

Lessons

A four-week series of meditation classes is being offered free of charge on Tuesdays at 8pm. Remaining dates: Dec. 6 and 13 at the Sri Chinmoy Centre, 172-09 84 Ave., Jamaica. For information or to register, call Shantishri at 718-380-5259, ext. 113.

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at workshops given at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, on Saturday, Dec. 10. Three sessions are offered: 10am, noon and 2pm. All materials are provided, you only need to bring a garden shear. Registration required. Workshop fee is $15. Call 718-347-FARM.

Yoga for daily living with Denis Licul will include breathing exercises, Asana (stretching postures) and deep relaxation. Classes are on Mondays from 10:30am-noon for beginners and Saturdays from 10:30am-noon for intermediate and advanced students, at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Cost is $15 per class. Call Susan Brustmann at 718-358-0067.

The Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, 10-25 41 Ave., Long Island City, offers free GED, English and low-cost computer classes. Register today by contacting Robin at 718-784-7447, ext. 131.

Free adult classes, register now for days, evenings and Saturdays in GED, ESL, basic education, computer office skills at the Queens Adult Learning Center, 42-15 Crescent St., Long Island City. To register, call 718-361-9480.

Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center is now offering English as a Second Language classes at the literacy, low-intermediate, high-intermediate and advanced levels. Monday for Conversation, Tuesday for High Intermediate, Thursday for Literacy or Friday for Citizenship. To register, come to 45-25 Kissena Blvd., between 2:30 and 3:30pm Friday or call 718-961-3660 for class times.

Ballroom dance classes will be held at 7:30pm at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Cost is $8 a class.

Lectures

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston presents artist-illustrator John Tomasselli on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8pm to demonstrate watercolor techniques used in his unique narrative paintings.

Caraid O’Brien will discuss “The Influence of Yiddish Theater on American Pop Culture” at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Free.

Health

Queens Library’s Enrich Your Life and Queens Hospital Center present a free health fair on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10am-4pm at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.

A speaker from the Department for the Aging will be at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., to explain the new Medicare Drug Program on Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon.

Meetings

Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30pm. The new location is the Robert R. Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans.

Learn public speaking with Queens Best Toastmasters Club, at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway at 10am on the first, third and fifth Saturdays.

Tours

New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Urban Park Rangers present Fort Totten Tours, in Bayside, on Saturdays from 2-3pm and Sundays from 11am-noon. Meet at the front gate.

Social Events

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a Saturday dance Dec. 3 and 19 from 8pm-midnight. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Music by Jean and Joe.

Special Events

Cinema on Sundays: “Tevyre” (Yiddish with English subtitles) Discussed by Professor Emanuel Goldsmith, Dec. 4 at 2pm at LeFrak Concert Hall. Admission is $5. Call the Colden Center Box Office at 718-793-8080.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Poppenhusen Monument, 11 Ave. and College Point Blvd. at 5pm on Sunday, Dec. 4. If the weather permits, everyone will march to the Institute while caroling, and the program will continue there. Otherwise if it is inclement weather, people can take their cars, after the monument program, directly to the Institute for the rest of the program. Music and caroling will continue at Poppenhusen Institute with Santa and hot apple cider from 6-7:30pm.

Poet to Poet Open Mic at Munch Cafe and Grill, 71-60 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills on the first and third Sundays from 3-5pm. Donation requested.

Free reading program for children and adults the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at Emanuel Church on Woodhaven Blvd. and 91 Ave., Woodhaven (use side entrance on 91 Ave.).

Schizophrenics Anonymous Self-Help Support Group meets on Sundays, from 10-11am at L.I. Consultation Center, 97-29 64 Rd., Rego Park. Call 718-896-3400.

Clutterers Anonymous meets on Fridays at 7:30pm at Pastoral Care Center, Resurrection Ascension R.C. Church, 85-18 61 Rd., Rego Park.

The Queens Parkinson’s Support Group of Forest Hills meets the first Monday of each month at 3pm at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. For information, contact Eunide Alexandre at 718-440-4200.

A group for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse will be held Mondays for women; Thursdays for girls 12-18 at 6:30pm at Rochdale Village, 169-65 137 Ave., room 17, Jamaica.

The Alzheimer’s Association NYC chapter, offers a bimonthly support group for spouses and adult children caring

for family members with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 1-2:30pm at the Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62 Dr. Registration is required. Call Laura Avery at 718-592-5757, ext. 237.

Domestic Violence Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10am and on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. For information contact Laura Zimmermann at 718-779-1234.

The Tourette Syndrome Association hosts a support group and counseling program for children with Tourette Syndrome and their families. It runs Monday through Friday, with daytime and evening hours available. Appointments are required. TSA, 42-40 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Call 718-224-2999 for information.

Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care Program offers a socialization program to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. The program is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Support group is offered to caregivers on Tuesdays at 10:15am. Located at 157-16 65 Ave., Flushing. For information, call 718-358-3541.

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

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