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EDITOR’S PICKS

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT
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.

WEEKEND EVENTS

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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17

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.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18

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.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20

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

FUTURE EVENTS

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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