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Auditions for The Colonial Players' production of "Nobody Knows I'm a Dog," by Alan D. Perkins, will be held on Monday and Wednesday, June 25 and 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Production is scheduled for weekends in October. Six characters are needed ranging in age from 17 to 60, and all parts are available. Technicians, stage hands and support crew are always needed, and are most welcome. The theater is located in The Hollis Woods Community Church on 82nd Avenue and Bell Boulevard. 718-740-9400.

The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music in the Music Building on the Queens College Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, is holding auditions for its new Music Theatre Workshop this summer for children ages 10-16. The workshop will run from July 9 through August 2, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be optional field trips on Fridays. Students will have the exciting opportunity to take classes in singing, acting and dancing with NYU Graduate Students in Music Theatre. Please call to make a registration/ audition appointment. 718-997-3888.

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. under the direction of Evelyn Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at the the Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.

All are invited to audition for the Neil Simon comedy, "Come Blow Your Horn"on Tues., June 19 at 7:30 p.m. or Tues., June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston. Needed are actors, actresses, stage manager and crew. Performances are scheduled for the end of October. 718-263-0976.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

The Queens chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its membership. All men who enjoy singing, be they tenors, leads, baritones or basses, are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall at 74-15 175 St., Flushing. 718-468-8416.

Concerts

Bayside Historical Society presents a free Outdoor Concert on the Great Lawn at Historic Fort Totten on Sun, June 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. 718-352-1548.

The Barbara Sfraga Trio performs at Erawan, 42-31 Bell Blvd., Bayside on Tues.., June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 718-428-2112.

American Martyrs Church presents A Night Out With The Stars 3, a Broadway review on June 22 and June 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10, $8. 718-464-4582.

The Little Brass Band of the American Band performs patriotic and show tunes Sun., July 1 at 5 p.m. at MacNeil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place, College Point. 718-358-0067.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., presents a breakfast (bagels and lox) performance of its newly formed A Cappella group, Kolot Ba-Yaar, on Sun., June 17, at 10 a.m. We will be joined by Tavim, an a cappella group from Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck. Cost: $9. All Children under the age of 12 are free. 718-263-7000.

The Roadsters perform music of the 50's, 60's and 70's on on Sun., July 8 at 5 p.m. at MacNeil Park, 5th Ave., and College Place, College Point. 718-358-0067.

The Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. Douglaston will celebrate Music Sunday and Father's Day, Sun., June 17 at 10:30. At this special service the choirs will bejoined by Blaise Latella, Trumpet and Thomas Wolf, Trombone in addition to the church's fine organ. The music will include J,S. Bach: Fantasia in a minor for Organ; Marvin Curtis: "O Let Us Sing", a spiritual for acappella choir; Standford/Ziegenhals: "When in Our Music God is Glorified" for Choir, Brass, Organ and Congregation; Saint-Saens: "Consurge, Sion and Tollite hostias, Alleluia" for Quintet, Choir and Organ, Soloists will be Kim Iannuzzi and Margaret King, Sopranos, Stacey Atwell-Keister, Mezzo-soprano, Beno Foster, Tenor and Rolf Stang, Baritone. The closing work for the service is the John Rutter setting of the benediction text "The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Gerald Anders is the Organist/Choir Director. 718-229-2169

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc,176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents Jazz Educational Concert, with Amiri Baraka and Blue Ark Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright, author, social activist, one of the key figures in the Black Arts movement of the 1960's, leads a quartet of musicians in a music and poetry concert. Join Amiri Baraka and his exciting band for an evening of fine music and stimulating poetry on Sat., June 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 , $10. 718-523-3312

"Here they come..." Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones, also known as The Monkees come to Westbury Music Fair with special guests Natural for two shows only on Sun., July 15 at 7 p.m. and Mon., July 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are $42.50. 631-888-9000.

The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing will sponsor its third annual Juneteenth Freedom Music Festival on Sat., June 16 from noon to 4 p.m. 718-461-8910.

Country superstar Trisha Yearwood brings her inspirational melodies to The Westbury Music Fair on Wednesday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45. 631-888-9000. .

Classical Soul Jam starring The Dells, Millie Jackson, The Manhattans and Ray Goodman and Brown will hit Westbury Music Fair On June 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. 212-307-7171.

Frank Sinatra Jr., will perform at Westbury Music Fair with a 36-piece orchestra on Sun., June 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $42. 212-307-7171.

The Judy Collins Wildflower Fest, starring Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Richie Havens, and Roger McGuinn, will be hitting Westbury Music Fair on Thurs. July 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. 212- 307-7171.

Pack your favorite picnic dinner and lawn chairs on Sat., June 16 for an evening of music under the stars with friends and family at the 19th annual Summer Picnic POPS Concert at Old Westbury Gardens. Taking the stage for this annual event is Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Orchestra. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will support the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove ofthe North Shore-LIJ Health System. The Institute is internationally known for its state-of-the-art programs in Joint Replacement and an all-inclusive Spine Program. Tickets: $45 per person, two for $80, children (16 and under) $10 eac. 516-465-2550.

The emotionally charged music of rock 'n' roll duo Air Supply joins the multi-talented songwriter Christopher Cross as they perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., July 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 212-307-7171.

Al Green and The Holmes Brothers perform at Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., June 21 at 8 pm. Tickets:$42.50. 631-888-9000.

Dick Fox's Summer Doo-Wop Extravaganza arrives at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., June 23 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $35.00. 631-888-9000. Comedy

Dancing

American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) L'Chaim David Freedman Chapter will hold a Father's Day Dance at the New Hyde Park Jewish Center 100 Lakeville Rd. New Hyde Park, on Sat. June 16 at 9 p.m. Set ups and delicious food is included with admission. 718-224-7989.

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom, Latin. Tango, Swing, Savoy Lindy, Salsa, Mambo. etc. and wedding dances, at meir Floral Park. New Hyde Park, Bayside, Floral Park. Garrlen City and Roshln locations, mmplimentary to the complete beginner. 718-891-4209.

Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. featuring the best danceable ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, allafternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, a nice wood dance floor and introductions, Donation: $6. 718-891-4209.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Other dancing styles are offered at other times. 718-423-8179. .

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.

Israeli and Folk Dance Class is held every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209 St., and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363. Exhibits

Events

Want to find your significant other, and have fun at the same time? Men and Women age 35-50 - Join in a Singles Mixer on Friday June 29 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hollis Woods Community Center, corner of 82nd Avenue and Bell Boulevard, one block south of Union Tpke. 718-321-5922.

The NAACP Jamaica Branch, 189 26 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans will host its annual Oldie's but Goodie's Party on Sat., June 23 at 9 p.m. A donation of $35 will give you an evening of nostalgia, good music, and free membership to the NAACP for one year. 718-723-3653.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc,176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents Urban Poets and Writers workshop "The World of Publishing With Kayo, poet, publisher, popular performing artist on Sat., June 16 and 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donation: $5. 718-523-3312

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston presents An Evening With The Stars, Astronomy Programs with Mark Freilich on Sat., June 16 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission. $10, $7. 718-229-4000.

The Queens Women's Center holds its 14th annual Anniversary Dinner "A Celebration of Women's Leadership" on Thurs., June 14 at The Cowne Plaza Hotel LaGuardia Airport. Cocktails at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Raffles/Silent Auctions. 718-352-7225.

The Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing will hold its annual Journal Dinner Dance, honoring Zelman Zook on Sun., June 24 at 6 p.m. at Tivloli Terrace, Westbury. Bruce Kweller President, George and Riuth Convor, Chairs. 718-263-6500.

Exhibits

"Versatility," works by Jim McCarthy and Salvatore Lodico, will be shown at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Dougiaston from July 2 to July 27. Reception is Sun. July 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to this exciting and creative show. 718-539-5 804.

The Bayside Historical Society presents Trolleys of the North Shore on edxhibit through June 2003 at Officers Club, Building #208, Fort Totten, Bayside. Exhibit opening June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation: $3, $1. 718-352-1548.

Queensboro Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives continues "Janusz Korczak's Warsaw" through June 30. Exhibit traces the career of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw until his death at Treblinka in August, 1942. Consists of a narrative text, photographs and documents. Library Basement, Room 30. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to4 p.m. Free event. 718-225-1617.

"The Girls of Summer," works by Madeline Braisted, Blanche D'Errico, Barbara Firestone, Irene Helm, Siglinda Konrad, Lina LoGiudice, Meg Martin, Clara Walsh will be on exhibit at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston from July 30 to Aug. 31. A reception will bed held on Sun., August 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to see this creative be held on Sun., August 12 and evocative show. 718-225-4917.

Events

The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston presents clasical music each week at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-224-2597.

A Visual Arts Forum is held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at La Vuelta Bistro, Long Island City. Artists are invited to bring one work of art to share. 718-274-9585.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.

Festivals

The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, will hold its Annual Strawberry Festival on Sat., June 23, and Sun., June 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Free parking available. Fresh Strawberries, strawberry products and fun facts about strawberries will make this event fun for people of all ages! Country Western Music and Dance instruction, hayrides, free games for children and tours ofthe historic Adriance Farmhouse will be available. The museum greenhouse complex will offer a wonderful variety of ,house and garden plants. 718-547-3276

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, will persent it's 7th annual Festival Thalia Al Aire Libre/Free Outdoors Festival, Four Free Concerts In Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, happens Sunday afternoons in June at 1 p.m. on June 17 and 24. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on wednesdays, thursdays and fridays only. 718-729-3880.

The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck will present its 123rd Strawberry Festival will be on Sat, June 16, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. On Sale will be cakes, berries, ice cream, jewelry, white elephant, plants, baked goods hot dogs and chili. Entertainment Music, special performances and games for the children. 718 229-253

Festivals

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, will persent it's 7th annual Festival Thalia Al Aire Libre/Free Outdoors Festival, Four Free Concerts In Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, happens Sunday afternoons in June at 1 p.m. on June 17 and 24. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on wednesdays, thursdays and fridays only. 718-729-3880.

The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy, will present its 123rd Strawberry Festival will be on Sat, June 16, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. On Sale will be cakes, berries, ice cream, jewelry, white elephant, plants, baked goods hot dogs and chili. Entertainment Music, special performances and games for the children. Thank you for providing this valuable Community Service. 718 229-2534.

Performances

Murder At Temptation Island, a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri. July 13 at 8 p.m., at The White House, 10-24 154th Street, Whitestone. Admission: $39. 718- 746-1111.

The Colonial Players of The Hollis Woods Church present Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney; a touching and poignant piece chronicling the correspondence of two friends throughout their lives. The show will run from Fri. June 15 through Sun. June 24. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 3:30. There are only six performances, so do't miss out. The theater is located in The Hollis Woods Community Church on 82nd Ave. and Bell Blvd. Donation: $12, $11, $10. 718-740-9400..

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, will present the World Premiere of an original tango musical, All That Tango/ Todo Tango, conceived by bandoneonista Raul Jaurena and singer Marga Mitchell, under the direction of Angel Gil Orrios through July 1. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. On, June 20 and 27, there will be Tango Workshops taught by professional tango dancers. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on wednesdays, thursdays and fridays only. 718-729-3880. tyhe theater also hosts the return of Yloy Ybarra's Ballet Fiesta Mexicana in an all-new show, featuring Mariachi Citlalli. Performances are from July 13 to August 12, held on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. 718-729-3880.

Poetry

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents Marcus Garvey Revolutionary Guards - Free Yourself from mental slavery with a night of Open Mic Poetry and the rhythms of Jah on Sun., June 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: $2 Refreshments will be available. 718-523-3312.

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing presents Open Mic Night on the first Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians are welcome. 718-424-6494.

Open Mic for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, and comedians is held on the first Monday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 718-424-6494.

Singles

Cyber Singles meets Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills offers volleyball for singles 22 to 45 on Sunday mornings. 718-268-5011.

The Outdoor Singles activities hotline is 718-353-5506.

Tours/Trips

Through June the New York Hall of Science is offering free Audio Tours, taking visitors through selected highlights of the museum. Tours last from 45 minutes to 2 hours. A hand-held Audio Tour device is available. Audio Tours are free to the general public during the month of June. After June, Audio Tours are available for only $2 per person, $1 for Hall members and free to blind, low-vision and special needs individuals. Admission: $7.50, $5. 718-699-0005, ext. 370.

American Red Magen David For Israel is sponsoring a day trip to Atlantic Cty at the Showboat Hotel, June 21. Cost: $25. 718-746-6620. The group also hosts a weekend at the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg N.Y. from July 12 through July 15. Limited rooms available. Proceeds goto Isreal for Emergency Medical Care, Blood and Ambulance. 718-224-7989.

Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, will hold a Trip To See Marisol Exhibition At Neuberger Museum Of Art, Purchase, on Thurs., June 28 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Trip includes: Round-Trip transportation, Guided tours and lunch. The tour is limited to 45 people. 718-592-9700.

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