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On Saturday September 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company at Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park features more than 20 dancers and musicians in glorious costume. Tickets are $26; seniors pay $24, students $18; $2 internet charge per ticket at www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVENTS

From Thursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Markella Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America: Street Fair offers food, fun and more; on 26th Street, from 23rd Avenue to the Amtrak trestle (one block south of Ditmars Avenue) in Astoria; call 718-728-7820.

On Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. the 27th Annual Queens County Fair has Blue Ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, a maze and more; at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Admission: Adults $7; children (age 12 and under) $4; call 718-347-3276 or visit www.queensfarm.org.

FRIDAY

On Friday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. a Farmers’ Market opens in the parking lot of The Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing. Enter the parking lot on Crommeling Street, between Blossom and Dahlia Avenues (between College Point Boulevard and Main Street); call 718-886-3800, Ext. 230 or visit www.queensbotanical.org.

On Friday, September 18, at 9 a.m. join a group for Tai Chi in Crocheron Park, on the lawn behind the parking lot on 215th Place; learn new techniques led by an experienced instructor, sponsored by Vitality Yoga, www.vitalityyoga.net.

On Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. LaGuardia Performance Arts Center and The Internationalists present NOwhere NOwhere. The dance group incorporates Butoh, Kathak and modern dance to explore what it means to be Asian in America; at the Little Mainstage Theatre at 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street in Long Island City. General admission is $10; call 718- 482-5151 or visit www.laguardiaperformingarts.com.

SATURDAY

On Saturday September 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trinity Women of Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road in Middle Village are having a Rummage Sale; call 718-335-7300.

Last chance: On Saturday September 19, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, free Kripalu Yoga taught by Monique Schubert. Suitable for all experience levels; participants should bring a mat or towel, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

On Saturday September 19, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Church of Little Neck, 46-46 Little Neck Parkway (one block south of Northern Boulevard) hosts an indoor flea market. Lots of great items; call the office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or e-mail ccln1@verizon.net.

On Saturday September 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hunters Point Community Development Corporation has an Eco-friendly marketplace open to local artists, crafts people, farmers, designers and performers. Hunters Point Hidden Treasures is at Vernon Boulevard and 48th Ave in Long Island City, next to the Greenmarket. Vendor set-up at 9 a.m.; space available, $25.00 per week, $80.00 for four weeks in advance; call 718-786-9245 or email artforqueens@gmail.com.

On Saturday, September 19 at 10 a.m., Queens Village Library will present Saturday ESOL Classes. Weekly Saturday morning ESOL classes begin. Registration required on September 12, 2009. The library is located at 94-11 217th Street. For more information, call 718-776-6800.

On Saturday, September 19 at 11 a.m. meet the Rangers at Fort Totten Visitor Center, Ordnance and Lee Roads, for a Tree-mendous Walk through Fort Totten Park to learn about the trees; call 718-352-1769.

On Saturday September 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, hosts their Fall 2009 Open House & Workshop Registration. Registration opens at 11 a.m.; demo classes of fall workshops – dance, drama, music, visual arts – for children, teens and adults, noon to 5 p.m.; includes Zumba, Tango, Bollywood and JCAL Idol; free admission, $10 registration fee waived during event; R.S.V.P and details at 718-658-7400, Ext. 123 or www.jcal.org.

On Saturday September 19, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, opens the Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison; adults $8; children ages 4 to11, $5; ages 3-and-under free. Group (10 or more) and package rates available; call 718-347-3276 or visit www.queensfarm.org.

On Saturday, September 19, at noon, Hands-on History: Archeology at Rufus King Park; see artifacts found and enjoy stories and activities centered on the subject of archaeology at the King Manor Museum, 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue; call 718-206-0545.

On Saturday, September 19, at noon, Freshwater Fishing on Kissena Park Lake; catch and release; limited equipment provided; first come, first-served. Meet at Kissena playschool inside the park, near Oak Avenue and 164th Street; call 718-846-2731.

Last chance: On Saturday September 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine, free Capoeira in the Park, taught by Professor Abar. Classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. At Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

On Saturday September 19, from noon to 3 p.m. try Saturday Sculpture Workshops: Rock Pets with Heather Hart. Can’t have a dog or cat at home? Make pets that don’t require food or clean up by adopting a piece of the park and using craft supplies to give your new pet a personality all its own; at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

On Saturday, September 19 at 1p.m., Explore Historic Fort Totten, the 19th Century fortress that guarded New York harbor. Meet at the entrance to the Fort, 212th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-1769.

On Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m., Lefferts Library will present Dances of India: Classical Dance and Folk. Under the guidance of Ms. Roy, Srijan Dance Center will perform different forms of Indian dance. The library is located at 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard. For more information, call 718-843-5950.

On Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m., Flushing Library will present Japanese Dance with Ms. Sachiyo Ito and Company, who will present the beauty and culture of Japan through the performance of Japanese classical dances, demonstration of Kabuki dance with the explanation on gestures and use of props dating back to the early 17th century. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m., Auburndale Library will present Phyllis Lynd and Sean Mahoney as they recapture music made great by singers like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, more. The library is located at 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard. For more information, call 718-352-2027.

On Saturday, September 19, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Curious Frog Theatre: Plutus, a six-actor contemporary version of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy at Queensbridge Park, 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard; visit www.curiousfrog.org.

On Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m., Flushing Library will present Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Guitarist Chris Caffery. At this concert, Chris will be playing acoustic versions of his solo material as well as Savatage songs. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

SUNDAY

Last chance: On Sunday September 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., rain or shine, free Pilates in the Park, taught by Courtnie Vitali. Participants will leave feeling empowered and stress free; at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Last chance: On Sunday September 20, from 11 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, free Tai Chi in the Park, led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society designed for all experience levels; wear comfortable clothing; at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Call 718-956-1819 or visit www.socratessculpturepark.org.

On Sunday, September 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. go Kayaking in Hallets Cove sponsored by the Long Island City Boathouse (LICB). Meet at Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. An adult must accompany participants under 18; launch from the beach just north of the park; Visit www.licboathouse.org or call 718-228-9214.

On Sunday, September 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Curious Frog Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, is a six-actor contemporary version of Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy; at Astoria Park; visit www.curiousfrog.org.

MONDAY

On Monday, September 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the Kingsland Homestead Summer 2009 Education Programs, 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing, presents “Geometry Scavenger Hunt: Math, Art & History” and “Digging Up History: Science, Art & History” Weeping Beech Park. $4 per child; call 718-939-0647, Ext. 17 or email QhsEducation@gmail.com.

On Monday, September 21 at 2 p.m., South Ozone Park Library will present Reverse Mortgage Discussion with Mark Rizzo. Discuss the hows and whys of reverse mortgages. Register at the Reference Desk. The library is located at 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard. For more information, call 718-529-1660.

On Monday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m., Woodhaven Library will present Movie Making. For ages 7 to15. Learn how a movie is made! We will transform a picture book into a movie that will be posted on YouTube! All participants must have a signed permission slip. The library is located at 85-41 Forest Parkway. For more information, call 718-849-1010.

On Monday, September 21 at 6 p.m., Flushing Library will present Beautiful Yiddish and Hebrew Songs with Linda Kunkin. Linda Kunkin and her group will perform new and old regional and popular songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, English and Russian, including traditional and original music. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Monday, September 21 at 6 p.m., Flushing Library will present Writing/Publishing Workshop for AL J. Vermette. Topic to be discussed will be How to use the Internet to get the word out about your work; learn how publishers work and what they are looking for. The library is located at 41-17 Main Street. For more information, call 718-661-1200.

On Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m., Langston Hughes Library will present Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection. Noted elder law and estate planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, power of attorney, estate and disability planning and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insight into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income. The library is located at 100-01 Northern Boulevard. For more information, call 718-651-1100.

On Monday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m., Rosedale Library will present Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults. The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR. Knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life. Pre-registration is required. Call the library or come in and sign up at the Information Desk. The library is located at 144-20 243rd Street. For more information, call 718-528-8490.

TUESDAY

On Tuesday, September 22, and Thursday September 24 at 9 a.m. take a Fitness Walk Along the Water along scenic Joe Michael’s Mile and participate in other fitness activities along the way, sponsored by The Fitness Consultant. Meet at the entrance to Fort Totten Park, 212th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-4793.

On Tuesday, September 22 at 4 p.m., Arverne Library will present I Wanna Be The Artist. At this weekly program, we will look at the work of a famous artist and then try his or her style out ourselves. Art class for children 6 to 12. The library is located at 312 Beach 54th Street. For more information, call 718-634-4784.

On Tuesday September 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, hosts Queens Community Arts Fund: Information Sessions for Individuals 2010. Learn to apply for available Art Grants. Grants for Queens Individual Artists and Non- Profit Arts Organizations Applications and Guidelines are available on www.queenscouncilarts.org.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The Bayview Bridge Club, a not-for-profit organization of bridge players, meets at Church of the Resurrection, 100-17 32nd Avenue in East Elmhurst. For more information, call club president Ted Harvin at 516-209-7864.

Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a Woman’s Group will meet in Forest Hills to talk, and in the process improve their relationships. Members will give and receive support and practice direct communication. The group will be led by a licensed clinical social worker; call Heidi Elias at 718-371-8916.

Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m., The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Sanford Avenue and Main Street) in Flushing, is offering a Mindfulness Meditation class, Led by Rabbi Michael Weisser. Open to all; appropriate for beginners or experienced in meditation. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Free on-site parking available. Call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.

THURSDAY

On Thursday, September 24, a free support group for people suffering from anxiety and depression meets at Zucker Hillside Hospital, 75-59 263rd Street in Glen Oaks, in the Conference Room of the Kaufman Building. Please call group leader, Lori Kalman, at 718-746-3092 before coming. Visit their web site at www.namiqn.org for more information.

On Thursday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, has Meditation with Instructor Ronnie. Call 718 268-5960 or e-mail jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

On Thursday, September 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th Street in Jamaica, has a Farmers’ Market on the south side sidewalk of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion. Produce grown locally on Long Island; WIC and Senior FMNP checks are accepted.

On Thursday, September 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Center for the Women of New York’s Women’s Support Group meets in Room 325 at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. For information or an interview appointment, call 718-793-0672.

Saint Michael’s Cemetery at 7202 Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst is offering pre-need plans for purchase of memorial property, with payment from three to five years and as little as 10 percent down; monthly billing available. Call 718-278-3240 to inquire.

 

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