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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

“Cheap Shots Made in China: Beijing Bicyclists and Pedestrians” photograph installation by Tommy Mintz, will be on exhibit at Queens College Art Center, Jan. 28-May 27 in the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, level Six, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays and April 18-22 and 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Feb. 11 and 21, weekends and holidays. Free and open to the public.

National Art League Students’ Art Exhibition will be held now through Jan. 29 at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

Bayside Historical Society presents works from 40 Queens artists on display through Jan. 30. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the reception. Limited parking is available by reserving in advance at (718) 352-1548. Additional parking can be found at Little Bay Park, just outside the Fort Totten gate.

Windows and Mirrors, Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, will run now through Jan. 30 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Small Works Art Exhibition, Jan. 31-Feb. 26, a members’ exhibition at National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

In celebration of African American Heritage month, LaGuardia Community College is hosting an art exhibition featuring 18 watercolor paintings by artist Richard Yarde Feb. 2-26, in the E-building (fifth floor) at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing, is exhibiting a series of drawings by Seongmin Ahn, a Korean-born artist, Feb. 5-April 3, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Artists reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. Minwha Folk Art workshop with Seongmon Ahn will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, presents “Behind the Screen,” the core exhibition will be ongoing. “Real Virtuality” will be on view through June 12; “Dolls vs. Dictators” will be on view through April 10; and “City Glow” will be on view through July 17.

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

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, presents its winter exhibitions featuring Feng Mengbo’s “Long March: Restart,” a large-scale, fully functional video game installation located on the first floor Painting Gallery; and the New York presentation of “The Talent Show,” a group exhibition that examines a range of relationships between artists, audiences and participants, modeling the competing desires for notoriety and privacy that characterize our present moment. These exhibits will run now through April 4. For more information, visit ps1.org.

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, exhibits are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

AUDITIONS

Theatre a la Carte and Douglaston Community Theater will hold joint open auditions for the upcoming fall productions, “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Design for Murder.” Auditions will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 5 from noon-3 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Both casts have multiple male and female roles ages 18 through 60s. If possible, bring a resume and a photo. Performances for “Arsenic and Old Lace” are three weekends beginning May 6. Performances for “Design for Murder” are three weekends beginning May 13. For directions and information on “Arsenic and Old Lace,” call (718) 631-4092 or email TALC at theatrealacarte@aol.com. For information on “Design for Murder,” call the director at (516) 338-6234.

THEATRE

LaGuardia Community College Theatre program presents “Arms and the Man” an adapted comedy by George Bernard Shaw at the college, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City in the Black Box Theatre on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

MUSIC

Musica Reginae Productions presents a chamber music concert on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Plentiful street parking with permit from Musica Reginae. Cost is $20; seniors are $15; young adults (13-21 years old) are $10; children, 12 or under accompanied by an adult, free. To reserve, call (718) 894-2178.

FOR KIDS

Ricitos (Goldilocks) leads the audience on an adventure into the woods on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Park. Tickets are $12.

Free boys and girls basketball clinic on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at I.S. 8, 167th Street and 108th Avenue in Jamaica, now through the end of January. All skill levels invited. For more information, email nyangel basketball@yahoo.com.

CLASSES

Women and work — Queens College, offers a free job training program for women. Open house on Jan. 27 at Queens College Rosenthal Library, Room 230, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing at 11 a.m. Space for this free program in limited.

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 Jan. 30.

Flotilla 11-3 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, will offer an eight-lesson boating skills and seamanship course beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Old Mill Yacht Club, 163-15 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach. The cost via early registration is $80 to cover textbooks and room use. The class size will be restricted to 25 people and pre-registration is advised. Registration checks should be made out to Flotilla 11-3, USCGAUX. For additional information and registration information contact, Helen Cohen at (718) 623-3114 or email helen.cohen@hok.com.

Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., will hold dance classes the first Monday of each month beginning Feb. 7. Tap classes will be held at 6 p.m.; partnering will be help at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person per class. For information, call (718) 278-2690 or visit astoriacenter.org.

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 Feb. 9 and 23, March 9 and 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.

Instructor Eric March will cover drawing fundamentals and advanced techniques Mondays from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per session at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Contact (718) 361-0628.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St., Bayside, will have zumba fitness classes on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 428-6363.

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 ozonepark

taichi@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 jackson eightsartclub.org.

Ongoing Zumba/fitness classes for cancer survivors in Queens by a nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist every 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

St. Nicholas of Tolentine will run indoor flea markets on the following Sundays: Feb. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Tolentine Hall, at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike.

REUNIONS

Christ the King High School will host an alumni reunion for the classes of ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96 and ’01, on March 12 from 7 p.m.-midnight at the school, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. Tickets can be purchased at ctkrhs.org or by calling (718) 366-7400, ext. 272.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Queens Boulevard Kiwanis Club will host Vasilopita Day on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Flagship DIner, 138-40 Queens Blvd., Briarwood. A $15 donation includes breakfast (anything except steak), juice, coffee, tea, or milk. Come out, meet new business contacts and have some fun. Call Janice at (718) 450-2179.

Come explore global warming, a family education program at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Doulgaston, on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $15 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Clergy United for Community Empowerment is sponsoring a family that plays together bowling extravaganza on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Jib Lanes, 67-19 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Children 12 and under are $15, $20 for children over 12. Price includes two bowling games, bowling shows, bowling balls to choose from, pizza and a drink.

The Queens Alliance Baseball League is celebrating its 83rd year and is now taking registrations for the 2011 baseball season. The alliance is open to all teams and players 13-18 years old and for the mens unlimited division 18 and over that play on Sundays. If you are looking to play this year and want a competitive league, call (718) 366-7717 or (718) 821-4487 for more information.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, presents Wednesday Nite Rap for singles 45+ on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.

A Valentine’s dance featuring Randy and the Rainbows will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 878, 82-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. It will include a buffet dinner. Tickets are $37 for members, and $39.50 for nonmembers. For tickets, call (631) 987-0443.

MEETINGS

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 2, weather permitting, at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmhurst, 54-05 Seabury St. Jokes and exercise.

The Flushing Camera Club, meets at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Flushing Hospital, enter at 146-01 45 Ave. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month.

AARP Chapter 3698 has canceled meetings for January and February. The next meeting will be held on March 9 at the Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Social hour will be held at noon. Meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. Guests and new members are welcome.

LECTURES

A coalition of religious leaders invites the public to participate in “Circle Unbroken: An Interfaith Discussion on the Afghan War,” on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Flushing. Rabbi Michael Weisser of the Free Synagogue of Flushing will facilitate the discussion with Shakila Hamidi, program manager of Women for Afghan Women, and representatives from the Peace and Social Action Committee of the Flushing Monthly Meeting, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens, Pax Christi Metro New York, the Queens chapter of the United Nations Association and other co-sponsors.

Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg, rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Israel in York, Pa., will speak on Jewish Humor at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 8:30 p.m. This event, sponsored by the Temple’s Sisterhood is open to the public at no charge.

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, presents an alla prima demonstration by multi-media artist Susie Gach on Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Admission if free.

HEALTH

Donate blood on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 3-8 p.m. at PS 169, 18-25 212 St., Bayside, operated by the New York Blood Center.

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

Project Single Moms, is a nonprofit national organization, formed to help single moms make a better future for themselves and the families they support. Join them for a PSM’s launch meet-n-greet on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12:30 p.m. at New Greater Bethel Ministries, 215-32 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village. Free, but you must register by emailing your name, address and telephone number to mevans@projectsinglemoms.com or call (718) 413-4168.

Drug problem? Call Narcotics Anonymous helpline at (718) 962-6244 or westernqueensna.com. Meeting seven days a week.

The Caregiver Support Program at Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, offers counseling, support groups, education, respite services and referral services. For more information, contact Elizabeth Levine at (718) 268-5960, ext. 226.

Richmond Hill Overeaters Anonymous meets every Tuesday from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Richmond Hill, on the second floor. Visit queensoa.org.

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.

Welcome to the discussion.