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Russian American Ballet, Winter Wonderland, Early Birding…AND MORE

RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCE: On Sunday, January 10 at 3 p.m. by the Russian American Ballet in Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing. Tickets purchased for the snowed-out December 20 performance will be honored. The company received an award from Mayor Michael Bloomberg for Best Ballet Shows for The Young Audience in 2009. All seats are $20; $12 for children; at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org ($1 per ticket surcharge applies), by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center Box Office at Queens College


On Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 10 at 3 p.m. The First Spring Players: Arsenic and Old Lace, a play by Joseph Kesselring, at St. Luke’s, 87-34 85th Street in Woodhaven; general admission at the door only: $10.


At 11 a.m. Picture Book Time is stories, songs and finger plays for kids ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers at the Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue; call 718-784-3033.

At 11:30 a.m. simple Preschool Crafts at the Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue; call 718-784-3033.

At 4:30 p.m. weekly session, Crafts for Ages 6 to 12+ is at Lefferts Library, 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard; create a new project each week using paint, clay, glitter, etc.; call 718-843-5950.


At 1 p.m. Fort Totten Park: Winter Wonderland is a historical and nature related scavenger hunt; snowshoeing, weather permitting; all ages welcomed; enter at 212th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway; call 718-352-1769.

From 1 to 4 p.m. Photography Exhibition: Visions of Spring – Glimpses of Summer opens at Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing; until February 28; Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays; call 718-359-6227.

At 2 p.m. the Con Brio Ensemble performs works by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov and others at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street; call 718-661-1212.

At 2:30 p.m. Urban Stages: “The Gates of Equality” is a dramatic presentation of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative; at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th Street; 718-776-6800

At 5 p.m. Denizens of the Dark is an after-hours hike through Alley Pond Park; search for bats, raccoons, owls; bring a flashlight; call 718-217-4685.


At 8:30 a.m. Early Birding at the Forest Park Nature/Visitor Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive; call 718-846-2731.

At 1 p.m. learn how to identify animal tracks at Fort Totten Park; meet at Building 502; call 718-352-1769.

At 2 p.m., Kew Gardens Hills Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place, will present Russian Violin Romance with Leonid Levin. Russian born violinist Levin will perform a range of music featuring Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and popular songs by Oskar Strok. For more information, call 718-261-6654.

From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the Queens Historical Society screens its three-part documentary film Kingsland Homestead: A History; Slavery in New York; and the Flushing Freedom Mile. Free with admission ($3; $2 for seniors and students) at 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing; call 718-939-0647

From 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. the Con Brio Ensemble: Twilight Concert at Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills; works by Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and others; Admission $12 ($10 for students and seniors); TDF vouchers accepted.


Until Friday, February 26, Gallery Vérité is exhibited at the Queens College Art Center at Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing.

At 11:30 a.m. Water Color classes with Helen Magrisso at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

At 5:30 p.m., Seaside Library, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, will present Prose Fiction Workshop for aspiring writers to learn about the craft and get feedback on their writing. For more information, call 718-634-1876.

At 5:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue, will present Recovery, Inc. Get help for issues including anxiety, fear, obsessions, temper, stress, depression and find a way to cope. All are welcome. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

At 6 p.m., Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Avenue, will present Isaiah’s Dream – A Parade of Poets. New York Artists Unlimited’s dramatic presentation that explores the relevance of poetry through the voices of 20 poets from diverse cultures. For more information, call 718-849-7150.

At 6 p.m., Far Rockaway Library, 1637 Central Avenue, will present Russian Violin Romance with Leonid Levin. Russian born violinist Levin will perform a range of music featuring Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and popular songs by Oskar Strok. For more information, call 718-327-2549.

At 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present How to Search the Internet to Find a Job – Winter Series. The Job Information Center in collaboration with New York Cares will help you find the most useful web sites when job hunting. You must have basic computer skills and bring your resume. Seating is limited; preregistration required. Topics to be discussed include introduction to Internet job searching; job search assessment; job sites and resumes; applying for jobs; practice session. For more information, call 718-990-0700.

At 7 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Discover Your Career Potential. Take the Career Exploration Inventory, a self-scored, easy-to-use survey guide to choosing a career based on your interests and experiences. For more information, call 718-990-0700.


At 1:30 p.m. Dr. Steven Steinlight, Senior Policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies discusses what our current administration should be doing about Immigration at Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th Street in Forest Hills; members free; non-members pay $2; call 718-268-5011 or visit www.cqyjcc.org.

At 1:30 p.m., Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, will present Census 2010 Jobs Test. Proctored exam for Census 2010 job seekers. Pre-registration required. Please call 1-866-861-2010 or visit www.2010censusjobs.gov for more details. For more information, call 718-278-2220.

At 3 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue will present a Recovery, Inc. meeting – a safe, free and confidential place to get help for issues from anxiety, fear, obsessions, temper, stress, depression and finding a way to cope.. All are welcome. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

A lecture and demonstration of Depression Glass at the AARP4158 meeting at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Avenue in Flushing.

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; call club president Ted Harvin at 516-209-7864.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., a Woman’s Group meets 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.

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; $5 suggested donation from non-members; free on-site parking available. Call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.


At 2 p.m., Bellerose Library, 250-06 Hillside Avenue, will present Eddie Lee Isaacs and His Blues Guitar. For more information, call 718-831-8644.

At 6:30 p.m. the Well Spouse Association, well spouses or partners of the chronically ill and disabled, meets at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Road, (corner of Searingtown Road) in Albertson, Long Island; free; call Rose at 516-829-8740 or e-mail rosebirdlady@aol.com

From 8 to 9:30 p.m. the Samuel Field Y at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway has “High Beginner” Line Dancing Classes with instructor Lynn Martino; $8 per person; call 347-693-8300.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The National Art League of Douglaston, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, hosts Watercolor Classes with Diane Lieberman, instructor. Beginners welcome; $20 per class; call 718-969-1128.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Kew Gardens Community Center, a program of the Queens Community House, located at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, hosts a history class for enthusiasts led by Al Collins. Call director Bari Goltzman at 718-268-5960, Ext. 223, email bgoltzman@queenscommunityhouse.org or visit www.queenscommunityhouse.org.


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 www.namiqn.org.

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 email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

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.


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