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Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, qns.com, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page.


Sunday, January 16, 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: International Guitar Night; an evening with the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists performing in their own styles and exchanging music ideas; tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org or by calling 718-760-0064.


January 15-February 20 Museum of the Moving Image: Recovered Treasures; Great Films From World Archives; view films from around the world and classic American movies at the new main theater; tickets are available; visit https://movingimage.us or call 718-777-6800.

Saturday, January 15 at Noon Greater Astoria Historical Society: History Roundtable, Civil War to Civil Rights; a symposium on the role of religious women who, through social activism, brought about social change in the lives of New Yorkers; guest speakers, call 718-278-0700 or visit www.astorialic.org for more information.

Saturday, January 15, 12-5 p.m. NY Hall of Science: Design Squad Nation Family Day; Engage your creative and inventive side with tabletop design challenges, just like the PBS Kids! show Design Squad Nation; in addition to hands-on activity challenges, you can view clips from upcoming episodes of Design Squad Nation, participate in trivia time, and get photos and autographs with the show’s hosts and more, call 718-699-0005.


7 p.m. Langston Hughes Library: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Community Conversation; Dr. Adelaide Sanford will lead a discussion about the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; call 718-651-1100.


9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. YWCA in Flushing: IllumiNATION Drama Program; IllumiNATION offers children a place to express themselves through creative performance; Improvisation, role playing, expressive movement; kids will have a great time acting while also gaining new friends, confidence and interpersonal skills; Saturdays till March 26; for ages 4-12; call 718-353-4553.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Con Brio Ensemble; The Con Brio Ensemble, now in its 32nd season, is a Queens-based group which performs many concerts in the New York metropolitan area. Musicians include: Alexander Meshibovsky violin, Alan Hollander oboe and Diana Mittler-Battipaglia piano. They will be performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Szymanowski, Gershwin and others; call 718-661-1200.

3 p.m. Jackson Heights Library: Music of the American Heartland, The Claremont Strings; a musical journey across America’s heartland, with festive music that features regional American fiddling with hints of bluegrass and ragtime music; call 718-899-2500.

11 a.m. Central Library: JIC Orientation; join us for an interactive orientation to learn about our services: Career resources including workshops; Assistance with your job searching; Our resources: books, newspapers, pathfinders, bookmarks & brochures; Resume/Cover Letter Reviews; Queens Workforce 1 information; call 718-990-0700.

3 p.m. Elmhurst Library: Radio Jarocho Celebrates Las Posadas; Las Posadas are traditional Mexican Christmas celebrations that start in mid-December and last until winter’s end; Radio Jarocho will be performing traditional songs for this Mexican celebration with its unique southern-Veracruz flavor; call 718-271-1020.


3 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: Happy Puppetry of Taiwan; A return engagement performance of the traditional Taiwanese folktale of a young boy who must defeat a tiger to save his village, told with elaborate handcrafted puppets; call 718-463-7700.

2 p.m. Central Library: Open Mic for Poets; Featured Readers: Norman Stock, Tim Suermondt, Pui Ying Wong Host: Inge Judd; call 718-990-0700.


2 p.m. Seaside Library: Creative Writing Workshop; Learn the craft of writing prose fiction. Share your writing with your peers; call 718-634-1876.


6-9 p.m. Touro College: Free Seminars and Workshops; Touro College’s Graduate School of Business will hold free programs to help improve job hunting skills and re-entry into the workforce; Tuesday’s workshop will focus on job hunting, Wednesday’s workshop will focus on resume building. Anyone interested in participating in the information sessions and workshops should contact Michael Spampinato, 212-742-8770, ext. 2439, or visit www.touro.edu/gsb.


6-7:15 p.m. Queens College: Queens College Choral Society Auditions; auditions for new members will take place in Room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College; the spring 2011 concert season will feature Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis; for further information visit www.qcchoralsociety.org; to schedule an audition contact James John at 718-997-3818 or jmshhn@aol.com

7 p.m. Vallone & Vallone LLP: The Clinton Democratic Club Meeting; call 718-428-7285.


8-9:30 a.m. Astor Room, Kaufman Astoria Studios: LIC Elected Officials Breakfast; meet elected officials and hear their plans and priorities for 2011; networking and continental breakfast; call 718-786-5300, Ext. 21.

7 p.m. Samuel Field Y: Dance, Zumba and Fitness Class for Cancer Survivors; join the ongoing class every Thursday with oncology nurse and fitness specialist Beth Levine, call 516-987-7524


Saturday, January 22, The Secret Theatre: New Semester of The Secret Theatre’s Academy of Dramatic Arts; classes for children ages 6-16-years-old; learn about acting, musical theatre, stage combat, improvisation, playwriting and more; to register, call 718-392-0722 or email academy@secrettheatre.com; the winter/spring semester begins on February 5 and runs until Junes 25.

Saturday, January 29, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; part of Queens Theatre in the Park’s Kids’ Corner series, sponsored by Queens Center; a hilarious adventure into the woods; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.

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