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Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Endangered Artists — China exhibit, Oct. 16-Nov. 14. Opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Also, Within the Emperor’s Garden — The Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion exhibit will be held Oct. 16-Sept. 30, 2011. Opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m. 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, Oct. 18-Jan. 3. Opening reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2-5 p.m. 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. Opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Donald Kuspit, art critic and distinguished professor emeritus of SUNY Stonybrook, will be held at 7:30 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.

THEATRE

Douglaston Community Theatre presents “Light Up the Sky” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23 and matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 and 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 Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $13 for seniors. There will also be performances 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. For information and reservations, call (718) 736-1263.

“In the Shadow of the Glen,” a one-act drama by John Millington Synge and “Peggy O’Reilly’s Purse,” a one-act comedy by Seamus Burke, will be performed by the Cill Cais Players on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at Saint Gregory the Great, Gregorian Hall, Cross Island Parkway Service Road and 87th Ave., Bellerose. Cost is $15 and $12 for seniors.

FILM

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.

MUSIC

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., presents Wycliffe Gorden Sextet who will be performing early roots jazz from the 1920s and ’30s, on Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40/$32 for members; $20 for students with I.D. Packages are $120/$100 for members and includes table seating for two, wine and snacks; meet the artists; and receive a CD. For tickets, call the box office at (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

The Ron Jackson Duo will perform jazz on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing. General admission is $12, $10 for members.

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.

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.

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. 18, 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. 31 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.

A defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction will be given at the American Martyrs Church, 79-43 Bell Blvd., Bayside, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration call (631) 360-9720. The cost is $45.

An astronomy class with Mark Freilich will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

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. 17 and 24.

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, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. The class will run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the fees are $75 for adults and $40 for children under 16. Pre-registration is 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.

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 free woman to work job training program will be held now through Dec. 10 at the YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Register by calling (718) 353-4533 or email Moo Young Kim at mykim@ywcaqueens.org.

FOR KIDS

Join Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., in collaboration with the McGraw-Hill Companies Carnegie Kids series, for “Polygraph Lounge”a concert filled with instruments played by Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer, on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. Free. Pre-show interactive arts workshop: Musical Mayhem, at 1 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Maximum 35 participants. For information, visit flushingtownhall.org.

FLEA MARKETS

The Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens, will have its autumn treasures sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Saint Barnabas Church, 159-19 98th St., Old Howard Beach, will hold its annual Fall Rummage Sale on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The doors will also be open Monday from 7-9 p.m.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, runs an outdoor flea market every Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Jamaica.

TOUR

The Maria Rose International Doll Museum, 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, will hold an open house and tour of the museum as part of its third year anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2-6 p.m. See all the international doll exhibits and more. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall “Fifties” Fabulous Fun Night with Louise and Jane of Twin Gold on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 4-8 p.m. at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Tickets are $25 pre-event and $30 at the door and includes entry to the event, a hot dog or hamburger, chips, cookies and beverages all night (tickets should be purchased in advance). For information, contact Susan or Faye at (718) 358-0067.

Community Harvest Festival and Camp open house will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. For information call (718) 268-5011, ext. 202 or visit centralqueensy.org.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale, will hold a bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the church parish hall. Home made cakes, cookies and other goodies will be on sale. For information, call (718) 456-5292.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, located at 13-00 209th St., Bayside is having a luncheon card party on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. This event is for ladies and gentlemen. Cost is $20; at the door is $22. For more information, call (718) 428-6363.

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

Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents Salsa in Jamaica, Latin dance party with live dj to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets are $35 per person; $315 per table of 10; $40 at the door. For tickets and information, call the box office at (718) 618-6170 Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1:30-5 p.m. or visit jamaicaperformingartscenter.org.

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

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. starting at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 18 and will be a Halloween Party for paid members only who have paid for the party in advance.

AARP Chapter 2889 will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst. New members are welcome. Music by Statz Donovan.

Tom Newby will deliver his second lecture on the career of Mario Lanza, an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the 1940s and ’50s, at a meeting of Horizons, a club for those 55 and over, on Thursday, Oct. 21 at noon at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. A charge of $3 will include coffee and cake.

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

St. Luke School of Whitestone, will hold its 100th anniversary gala on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at North Hills Country Club, Manhasset. To register or for more information call (516) 997-1950.

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

Jason Antos will discuss his new book, “Then and Now: Flushing” on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., in Ridgewood.

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.

Free lecture on Rufus King’s Library on Saturday, at 5 p.m. at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Suggested $5 donation. Reserve you seat now by calling (718) 206-0545, ext. 13 or email programs@kingmanor.org.

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

Parents bereavement support group meets on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Adalberts, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst, stained glass door, left side of garages.

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