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Happenings: Week beginning 3/18

On Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m., The Outrageous Fortune Company continues its 17th season with Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, hilarious, provocative and heartbreaking monologues, delivered by five different performers, in the intimate Studio theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park; tickets $22 advance/ $25 door; call Box Office 718-760-0064 (credit cards) or 718-428-2500, Ext. 20; Also March 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and March 28 at 3 p.m.; email OutrageousFortune@RBHofc.com or visit www.OutrageousFortuneCompany.com.

WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVENTS

On Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. Theatre by the Bay presents, at the Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 13-00 209th Street in Bayside, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children 12-and-under; Call 718-428-6363 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

From Thursday through Sunday, March 18-21 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. Queens Players: Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure” in The Little Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City (Enter via Green Loading Dock Gates); $15 general admission; visit www.thequeensplayers.com.

From Thursday through Sunday, March 18-21 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. Queens Players: Shakespeare’s “Othello” in The Big Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street in Long Island City (Enter via Green Loading Dock Gates); $15 general admission; Also Thursday-Saturday, March 25-27 and Wednesday, March 31 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 27 at 3 p.m.; visit www.thequeensplayers.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

At 10 a.m., A Women’s Circle Discussion Group will meet (pre-registration required) at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.- noon); 11 a.m. Yoga (bring a mat), Chorus; 1-3 p.m. Open Games ¬– Bridge, Canasta, Chess, Mah Jong, Scrabble and Painting/Drawing Class; 2 p.m. Bereavement Support Group; suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

At 11 a.m., Pomonok Library, 158-21 Jewel Avenue, will present free AARP Tax Help for eligible people. No reservations; help is given on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 718-591-4343.

At 1:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue will present Association for Home Educators Advancing Dream a meeting for parents who home school their children. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

At 3 p.m., Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st Street, will present Nutrition Basics. Holistic health and nutrition educator Milvi Vehik guides you on how to incorporate healthy eating strategies into your daily diet. For more information, call 718-899-2500.

From 6:30-8 p.m. Arts, Culture & Fun: Film Screening of "Dirt! The Movie;" get a first look at these films before their national debut on PBS at Vic Hanson Recreation Center, 133-39 Guy Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica; call 718-978-1536 or email cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov.

SATURDAY, MARCH 20

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our Lady of Hope School holds its annual Spring Market, at the school, 61-21 71st Street in Middle Village; call 718-458-3535.

At 10 a.m. Duck, Duck, Goose: Birding at Flushing Meadows Corona Park; meet at Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace; call 718-846-2731.

At 10 a.m. Spring Has Sprung: Hike Fort Totten Park; meet at Fort Totten Visitor Center, Building 502, Ordnance and Lee Roads; call 718-352-1769.

From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bowling Bash: St. Robert Bellarmine School; $20 (half goes directly to the School); free shoe rental plus Sweepstakes, food specials, giveaways, more, at JIB Lanes 67-19 Parsons Boulevard in Flushing; call 718-591-0600 or email jim.santora@jiblanes.com.

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Mark’s Church: Indoor Spring Sale, 33-50 82nd Street (corner of 34th Avenue) in Jackson Heights; gently used ties, bargains, snacks.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Queens Library for Teens, 2002 Cornaga Avenue, will present a Special Needs Resource Fair to provide information and support for families and youth with special needs including access to special needs schools, camps, after school programs, support groups and much more. For more information, call 718-471-2573.

At 10:30 a.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present an Improve Your Writing Skills workshop on consecutive Saturdays – Session I – Basic Grammar and Punctuation; Session II – Writing a Cover Letter. For more information, call 718-990-0700.

At 11 a.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, will present Free Tax Preparation. Free Income Tax Preparation every Saturday at 11a.m. through April 11. Customers are encouraged to bring all their tax related documents. For more information, call 718-651-1100.

From 11 a.m. to noon, storybook and discovery activity for young children 6-and-under, in the parlor at Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden, 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing; suggested contribution $1 for children, more for adults; call 718-359-6227

At 2 p.m., Woodside Library, 54-22 Skillman Avenue, will present Ed Deacy singer/guitarist/actor celebrating the Emerald Isle with Irish ballads, lullabies and nostalgic tunes. For more information, call 718-429-4700.

At 2 p.m., Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, will present Avantango an ensemble tha incorporates the passion and intricacy of tango with the spontaneity and virtuosity of jazz. For more information, call 718-651-1100.

At 2:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue, will present the Con Brio Ensemble performing sonatas and shorter works by Marcello, Mozart and Paganini. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

At 3 p.m. Elmhurst Library, 86-01 Broadway, will present Castorina and Rose performing musical selections from the Broadway stage and American standards. For more information, call 718-271-1020.

At 3 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Irish Music and Dance featuring Irish step dancing performed by students of the Acosta School of Irish Music and Dance. For more information, call 718-990-0700.

At 3 p.m. STARS: Theater in the Afternoon; the Star Acting Company appears at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th Street in Jamaica; call 718-776-6800.

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

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

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nativity Church Hall: Giant Indoor Flea Market, rain or shine, 91st Street and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park; sponsored by the Holy Name Society; snack bar; raffle; gift certificates; more; call 718-848-3265.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New York Hall of Science: Sid the Science Kid Family Day includes “super fab lab investigations,” screenings of Sid the Science Kid episodes, and an opportunity to meet Sid (11 a.m-4 p.m.); visit https://pbskids.org/sid/index.html for show information; free with admission; $11/ adults; $8/ children (ages 2-17), college students with valid ID and seniors (62+); call 718-699-0005 or visit www.nysci.org.

From 2:30-4:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue in Flushing; Abolition and the Women’s Rights Movement: Connections and Controversies, a lecture by Laura Fishman, Professor of History at York College; free with Admission ($3 general, $2 students/seniors); call 718-939-0647.

At 3 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center: America’s Diamond Live! Starring Jay White, Neil Diamond impersonator, on the campus of Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside; tickets are $35 from the box office at 718-631-6311 or at www.visitqpac.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 22

At 10 a.m., a Creative Writing class will meet at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11:30 a.m. Watercolor, Drawing, Acrylic Art Class; Current Events; 1 p.m. Art Appreciation; Open Games ¬– Bridge, Canasta, Chess, Mah Jong Scrabble; suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

At 11 a.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and how to protect your hearing, and community resources. For more information, call 718-990-0700.

At 1 p.m., Bellerose Library, 250-06 Hillside Avenue, will present free AARP Tax Help for low-income older adults. For more information, call 718-831-8644.

At 1 p.m., Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, will present free AARP Tax Help for eligible persons Monday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. through April 12. First come, first served. For more information, call 718-454-2786.

At 1 p.m., Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, will present Tax Counseling for Low-Income Older Adults. AARP volunteers trained by the IRS will provide assistance in completing 2009 personal income tax returns. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return, W-2 forms, 1099 forms, any other forms mailed to you by the IRS, and any other information concerning your income and expenses. For more information, call 718-784-3033.

At 5:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue will present a Recovery, Inc. Anxiety, meeting to help you cope with feelings of fear, obsessions, temper, stress and depression. For more information, call 718-268-7934.

At 6 p.m., Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, will present Job Information Services. Research information on the Internet; preparation and email of resumes; cover letter interview skills. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 718-326-1390.

At 6:30 p.m., Central Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard will present Polish Your Resume. Bring a copy of your resume on disk; volunteers will guide you through editing and producing a professional quality resume using Cyber Center computers. Preregistration is required in the Job Information Center. For more information, call 718-990-0700.

At 6:30 p.m., Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway will present Investor Education Seminar on avoiding problems with securities brokers .Topics include – common investor problems, how to check on the history of a broker, prohibited broker conduct, causes of action, tips for investors and common scams. For more information, call 718-849-1010.

At 7 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, will present Discover Your Career Potential. Take 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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23

At 10 a.m., a Stay-Well Exercise meeting will be held at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also10 a.m.-1 p.m. ESL Class; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11 a.m.-noon “Jokesercise”-Fun Expo; 11:30 a.m. Stress Reduction; 1 p.m. Actors’ Workshop, Wii Sports (instructor available); 1:15 p.m. Chair Yoga (Mat is required); suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

At 1 p.m., Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, will present free Tax Preparation for eligible candidates Tuesdays through April 13. For more information, call 718-465-7355.

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

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24

At 10 a.m., Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th Street, will present AARP Defensive Driving Class for seniors. For more information, call 718-776-6800.

From10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon) at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also 10 a.m. Knitting Club; 10:30 a.m. “For Men Only”, Intermediate Spanish; 1 p.m. Interior Decorating – must register also Open Games ¬– Bridge, Canasta, Chess, Mah Jong Scrabble; Spanish for Beginners; Poetry Reading (open mic); suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@queenscommunityhouse.org.

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, demonstration, instruction and critique at each session. Fee: $20 per class. For more information, call 718-969-1128.

At 1 p.m., Broad Channel Library, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, will present AARP Tax Preparation for Low-Income Older Adults. Tax forms will be done on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 718-318-4943.

At 4 p.m. Game Day for Tweens and Teens begins at Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156th Avenue; friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers and other board games; snacks are provided; call 718-641-7086.

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 Open dancing between and after classes; free refreshments, snacks and holiday parties. Entry fee $8 per person; call 347-693-8300 for information. Ten week beginners program (from 6:30 to 8 p.m.) starts soon.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ESL Class at Queens Community House Kew Gardens, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202; also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Computer Lab (instruction 10 a.m.-noon); 11 a.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung; 12:30 pm Movie; 1 p.m. ESL Conversation with Carol; Meditation; Oil Painting Class; 2:30 p.m. Casual French Conversation; suggested contribution is $1 per class; call 718-268-5960, fax 718-268-0295 or email jkeibel@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.

Volunteers wanted at the Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive (just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A) in Roslyn Harbor; enthusiasm for museum work, willingness to learn and desire for service to the community required; call Nancy Barone, Director of Volunteers, at 516-484-9338, ext. 31.

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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