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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:00 am


Crossing Art presents a selection of artwork by 12 international artists working in a variety of materials and subject matters, highlighting work from past favorites and introduce new talent from abroad, will run through Dec. 30. Crossing Art is located at 136-20 38th Ave., 4th floor, Flushing. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment.

Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City, will re-open Sunday, Jan. 4 with the following exhibits: Five Decades of Passion, Part One: The Eye of the Collector, 1968-1988; Jasper Johns: The Screenprints; and Imagination Noir. For information, call (718) 937-0727 or visit flcart.org.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, presents its annual Small Works Extravaganza, an exhibition of small art and crafts (jewelry, ceramics, home decorations, etc.) priced to sell unique holiday gifts, now through Jan. 10 at the AQA Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. For information, call (718) 520-9842 or visit arts4u.org.

Power to the Peaceful, an exhibit of peace quilts from around the world, will run now through Jan 15 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 405-Klapper Hall, Flushing. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Gallery, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents Metro Poles — Three boroughs, four galleries, 13 weeks, 60 artists — now through Jan. 17. Admission is free. RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (718) 658-7400, ext. 100 or e-mail info@jcal.org. Include your name, number of guests and phone number.


The Outrageous Fortune Company will hold auditions for “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a dark comedy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Friday, Jan. 9 from 7-10 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 11 from 1-4 p.m. at its offices at 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Casting eight men and four women, Latinos, blacks and whites. Nine roles are for those in their 30s; two 40-50; and one 60s. Performances will be held at Queens Theatre in the Park, March 6-15. For information, call (718) 428-2500, ext. 20.

The Senior Theater Acting Repertory (also known as S.T.A.R.) will hold auditions at its Wednesday and Friday morning rehearsals. For information, call (718) 776-0529.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.


BroadHollow Theatre Company presents “Annie” Dec. now through 28 at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont. Times are: Saturday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, $18 for students and $14 for 16 and under. For tickets, call (516) 775-4420.


The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Ave., announces a $1 movie festival on Thursday, Dec. 25 at 2:30 p.m. featuring “Every Time We Say Goodbye” with Tom Hanks.


Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents “Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah!” featuring Louie Miranda, on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. Miranda will perform original and traditional songs and stories from his CD Louie’s Jewish Fiesta. Tickets are $6, $4 for members. For tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or go to flushingtownhall.org.

Chabad of Rego Park presents “Sharing the Light,” concert and volunteer appreciation event featuring M-Generation, on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at J.H.S. Halsey School 157, 63-55 102nd St., Rego Park. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For tickets, call (718) 393-3085 or visit chabadrego.org/chanukah.

Musica Reginae will present Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with guest artist Charles Neidich and the Musica Reginae Society Chamber Artists, on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, Flushing. Tickets are $20. For tickets, go to musicareginae.org or call (718) 894-2178.


Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents the “Nutcracker” on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for adult members; and $12, $10 for children members. Also, Catch the Kwanzaa Beat on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. featuring the members of the Harambee Dance Company. Experience the tradition of music and dance in African culture. Tickets are $6, $4 for members. For tickets, call (718) 463-7700, ext. 222 or go to flushingtownhall.org.


Young Israel of Forest Hills, 71-00 Yellowstone Blvd., invites members, friends and neighbors to a Chanukah party on Thursday, Dec. 25 from 6:30-9 p.m.in the ballroom. Cost is $10 per person; $25 per family. Free child care available. RSVP to the YIFH office at (718) 268-7100.


Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter waterfowl prowl at Baisley Pond Park on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. Meet at the parking lot on Baisley Boulevard and 155th Street.


Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold dance with instruction on Friday, Jan. 2 and Jan. 5 at 7:15 p.m. On Jan. 2 learn to do the Lindy; on Jan. 5, learn to do the waltz. Social dancing will be held at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.

Free pre-GED classes. Are you 16-24 and out of school? Queens Library has classes are three locations to help you improve your reading and math so you will be ready for a GED class. For information on classes in Far Rockaway, Long Island City and Jamaica, call (718) 480-4300

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, announces Watercolor classes on Tuesdays. Adult classes will be held 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; senior classes will be held 1-3 p.m. and children’s class will be held 4-6 p.m. Classes are ongoing. The fee for 4 weekly sessions is $60. For information, call during galley hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-6 p.m at (718) 520-9842.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will offer dance with instructions every Monday and Friday at 7:15 p.m. Dance social will be held from 8-11 p.m. Music by Sal Escott. Admission is $10 or buy a series card.

Traditional and contemporary watercolor classes will be held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Little Neck, Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Full demonstration and individual instruction and critique. Beginners welcome. Cost is $40. For information, call (718) 969-1128.

Line dancing classes are being offered at the Samuel Field Y, 58-30 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, on Thursdays, from 7-9 p.m. Open dancing between and after lessons. Entry fee is $8.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing is offering a Mindfulness Meditation class every Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. at 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Led by Rabbi Michael Weisser. Class is free for members, $10 for nonmembers. For information, call (718) 961-0030.


You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child. Meetings are held every Sunday, at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call, (718) 372-3003.


Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

SMART Recovery, a free self help group to overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems, meets on Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Road, Rego Park.

The Caregiver Support Program at Queens Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens, offers counseling, support groups, training and education, respite services and referral services. For information, call Laurie Avery, director at (718) 592-5757, ext. 237.

The Center for Women of New York announced its Job Club will now meet every Friday from 10 a.m.-noon at 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, 3rd floor. Advance registration by phone (718) 793-0672 or e-mail centerwny@yahoo.com.


Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services/St. Mary’s Senior Center, 10-15 49th Ave., Long Island City, invites seniors 60+ to join for lunch daily and participate in activities such as tai chi, yoga, beading class, meditation class, line dancing, aerobics, weekly speakers, trips, and special events. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Membership is free.

Catholic Charities/Bayside Older Adult Services (Bayside Senior Center), 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, (718) 225-1144, offers a full Monday-Friday schedule from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., of nutritious kosher lunches, classes and parties for adults 60+. Activities include, computer classes, social dancing with musicians every Friday, yoga, tai chi, line dancing, chess, 3 pool tables, day trips and weekly speakers. Membership is free.

Free senior lunch program last Saturday of each month at noon at Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens. For information, call (718) 847-2649.

The Community Advisory Program for the Elderly, the counseling center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, has openings in four groups: You and Your Aging Parent, held on Wednesday nights; support group for those with ill spouses, held on Thursday mornings; Alzheimer’s Support Group, held on Wednesday nights; and a newly formed bereavement group, to be determined. If you are interested in joining any of the groups, call Judy at (718) 224-0566. A screening interview is required. Also, the Partner Abuse Counseling Program has a weekly evening support group for women who experience family violence and abuse. There is no fee for this service, but an intake is required before admission. For information and to schedule an appointment, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 248.

The Woodhaven Senior Center, 87-04 88th Ave., announces free exercise classes at the center. Stay Well on Monday includes stress reduction; Yoga on Thursday includes meditation time. The center is open five days a week from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Catholic Charities/BFFY Alzheimer’s adult day care center, 157-16 65th Ave., Flushing, has openings for diagnosed Alzheimer’s/dementia participants Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Therapeutic activities and a meal are included. Caregivers support group is available every Tuesday from 10:15-11:45 a.m. For information, call (718) 358-3541.

Hillcrest Senior Center, 168-01B Hillside Ave., Jamaica Estates, regular offerings: flea market every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; computer training Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment; support group through poetry, first Wednesday of each month. For information, call (718) 291-7171.

Ongoing events at SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., building 40, Queens Village: Mondays at 9 a.m., tai chi for people with arthritis; Mondays at 1 p.m., gentle exercise with Robin; Tuesdays at 9 a.m., gentle exercise with Tina; Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., tai chi (24 movements); and Fridays at 9 a.m., “People with arthritis can exercise” with Margo.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing is looking for retired musicians interested in volunteering their talent for its sing-along. Contact Angella or Dinah at (718) 591-3377 or stop by the center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Southwest Queens Senior Services, Citywide Meals-on-Wheels is hosting Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Ozone Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to transport seniors from their homes to the church, as well as to deliver homebound meals. Volunteers are also needed to prepare and serve the dinner. Call Pat Critelli at (718) 847-9200.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s Financial Coaching Corps is recruiting adults age 55+ to work one-on-one with low-wage individuals and families on areas of financial literacy. Volunteers will attend a training beginning in November. A personal interview, successful completion of the training and a commitment of 4-6 hours per week for one year of volunteer service is required. To obtain additional information, call Mercedes Eustache at (212) 614-5500.

Are you an avid knitter? Do you want to share your craft locally? The Queens Community House, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, is looking for a volunteer to teach knitting (and crocheting, if possible). Call (718) 268-5960, ext. 223 and ask for the director.

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