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EDITOR’S PICKS

‘Sweet Charity’

November 13 at 8 p.m. and November 14 at 3 p.m. Free Synagogue of Flushing: Sweet Charity; set in New York City, this story follows a young woman’s (mis)adventures of love, heartbreak, self discovery and life’s trials and tribulations; featuring Monica Barzcak; for ticket information and reservations call 718-229-8547 or visit www.spotlightonstage.com.

‘Historic Images’

November 14 at 11-2 p.m. Executive Office Center at Fresh Meadows: Historic Images of Queens; obtained by the Queens Historical Society, the images depict life in Queens from the late 19th Century through the 20 Century; call 718-939-0647.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Little Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm and Rhyme; the classic fairy tale brought to new life through international dances from Ireland, Canada, Argentina and the USA; live musical accompaniment; for audiences of all ages; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 13 at 9:30-5 p.m. YWCA of Queens: 31st Annual Bazaar; homemade ethnic food, entertainment and bargain shopping perfect for gifts like toys, clothes, electronics and housewares; call 718-353-4553

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

8 a.m. Langston Hughes Library: NYC Department of Education; NYC Department of Education professional development session; call 718-651-1100.

8 p.m. NYCB Theatre at Westbury: Smokey Robinson Live; Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award winner Smokey Robinson performs the hits that made him a legend; visit www.livenation.com or call 800-745-3000 for ticket information.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

11 a.m. Forest Hills Library: Free Practice Test with Kaplan Test Preparation; take a practice MCAT, LSAT or GRE and find out how you would score on test day; receive a detailed analysis of your performance by email and get that competitive edge; call 718-268-7934.

1 p.m. Langston Hughes Library: Tribute to Ralph McDaniels; join the library as they honor Queens’ own legendary Ralph “Uncle Ralph” McDaniels, hip-hop culture pioneer, entrepreneur, and visionary who created Video Music Box, the first music video show focused exclusively to an urban market—broadcast on public television; call 718-651-1100.

2:30 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Naomi Zeitlin; vocalist/guitarist Naomi Zeitlin performs memorable music, when the lyrics spoke from the heart and were able to convey drama, comedy and more; call 718-899-2500.

3:30 p.m. Broadway Library: The Golden Age of Radio and Television: A Retrospective; a nostalgia-filled program that tests your knowledge of popular radio and television shows and personalities, focusing primarily on the years 1935-1965; call 718-721-2462.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Sunday, November 14 at 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: David Gonzalez – Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World; a family concert that brings the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to life with delightful tales from the Caribbean, South America and the Bronx; Stories are Gifts family workshop begins at 1 p.m.; visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call the Box Office at 718-463-7700, ext. 222.

8 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center: The 17-piece Jeff Fairbanks Jazz Band; an exciting new sound of Asian folk music mixed with modern Jazz, the Jeff Fairbanks Jazz Orchestra performs all original music of its leader, Jeff Fairbanks visit www.laguardiaperformingartscenter.org for more information.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15

5 p.m. LeFrak City Library: LeFrak City Cancer Action Council Meeting; discuss the health issues that LeFrak City residents face and how to create positive change in the neighborhood; call 718-990-5197. Stay after the meeting for a Zumba Dance class.

5:45 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Recovery, Inc.; anxiety, fear, obsession, temper, stress, depression–finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery, International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues; call 718-268-7934.

6 p.m. Howard Beach Library: Galina Gergel and Eduard Nisimov; enjoy a concert of arias from operas and operettas, hits from famous American musicals and popular Russian, Ukrainian, Italian and Hebrew songs; call 718-641-7086.

6 p.m. Woodhaven Library: Eranga and Prianga; natives of Sri Lanka, this singing duo blends rich, vibrant tones in a program of international songs and stories from their homeland and travels; call 718-849-1010.

6 p.m. Long Island City Library: End of Year Tax and Investment Planning Program; join R. John Smith Esq., guest columnist on Tax.com, for an End of Year Tax and Investment Planning Program; call 718-752-3700.

6 p.m. North Hills Library: Creative Writing Workshop; creative workshop for poetry and fiction; read and critique short pieces based on assignment suggestions, in order to generate new works or improve existing pieces; preregistration is required; call 718-225-3550.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

10 a.m. Howard Beach Senior Center: What Exemption Can I Apply For? a seminar conducted by the NYC Department of Finance, call 718-738-8100. Don’t miss the Howard Beach Senior Centers Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 11 at 11 a.m. featuring live entertainment.

1 p.m. Forest Hills Library: AARP Driving Class; driving class for seniors who wish to reduce their auto insurance rates; call 718-268-7934.

1:30 p.m. Laurelton Library: Caregivers Workshop 101; topics include who is a caregiver; understanding the emotional dynamics of aging; preventing caregiver burnout; resources in the community; call 718-528-2822.

3 p.m. Central Library: National Memory Screening Day; come in and test your memory. The National Memory Screening Process is a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem; call 718-990-0700.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: NCLEX-RN Practice Test and Strategy Seminar; Kaplan will offer a free NCLEX-RN Practice Exam; come in and see how you score on the test so that you can begin your nursing career right away; call 718-990-0700.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

7:30 p.m. Samuel Field Y, Little Neck: Wednesday Night Rap; lecture, group discussion, social, bagels and cheese; for singles ages 45 and older; guest speaker; call 718-225-6750.

1 p.m. The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College: Our Survivors, Our Authors; authors share their powerful experiences as told in their published works; featuring Yala Korwin, Ethel Katz and Werner Kleeman; call 718-281-5770 to reserve.

8 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center: Queens County Bird Club; the club meets the third Wednesday of every month, visit www.qcbirdclub.org or call 718-229-6559.

8:30-4 p.m. St. Andrew Avellino School: Shopping Bonanza Sale; all new merchandise for sale; call 718-359-7887.

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