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Auditions

The Queensborough Orchestra at Queensborough Community College, now under the direction of professional conductor George Rothman, holds open auditions at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 18 718-281-5339.

Community Singers of Queens is holding rehearsals for the fall concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. Call 718-658-1021.

Oratorio Society Of Queens, under the artistic direction of David Close, invites singers to join the group for weekly rehearsals in the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue, Flushing. No choral experience is necessary. Newcomers are requested to arrive at 7:45 p.m. December program will include portions of Handel's "Messiah" and other appropriate holiday music. 460-0726.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Meetings held Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call Ronnie Arond at 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

The Barbershop Harmony Society's Queens chapter 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 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416. Classes

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus 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.

Dancing

Open house of country line dancing classes at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Come to learn what it's all about. Classes are held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for beginners ($5 a class) and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for intermediate ($6 per class). Instructors: Ira and Ellen Lengel. 718-358-0067

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons in ballroom, Latin, tango, swing, savoy lindy, salsa, mambo and wedding dances in Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bayside. 718-891-4209.

Ballroom dancing 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 for singles age 40+, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. Includes coffee, bagels, pastries, 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., Bayside, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Ballroom dancing hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Fridays at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Free line dance lessons hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Mondays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Israeli and folk dance class is held Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209th Street and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors: Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.

Events/ Exhibits

Queensborough Community College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a small exhibit featuring materials honoring Puerto Rico's contribution to American culture through Oct. 15. Kurt R. Schmeller Library during regular library hours. Elaine Gardstein, coordinator. 718-631-6227.

The Alliance of Queens Artists presents "Expressions of Strength, V," an exhibition of art by women who have survived cancer, Oct. 13 through Oct. 27 at the AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 718- 520-9842.

Bayside Historical Society presents "Trolleys of the North Shore." A $3 donation for adults and $1 for children is requested. Refreshments are served.

Irma Wesley, a Queens artist and teacher returns to the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. with a series of illustrated lectures on the include all phases of art. 718-268-5960.

The History of the Great Hall - the Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hall in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This compact panel exhibit spotlights the New York Hall of Science, built for the 1964 -1965 World's Fair. Discover the Great Hall, its architect, Wallace K. Harrison, and the history behind its seven-story blue stained glass serpentine walls. 718-699-0005.

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston presents classical music meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month October through May 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.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City presents "Joe Brainard: A Retrospective," featuring more than 150 collages, paintings, and book covers from the late artist, now through Nov. 25. 718-784-2084.

Films

The American Museum of the Moving Image presents different series of classic films. Call 784-4520 for titles and schedule.

Queensborough Community College hosts a Hispanic Film Festival Monday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union lounge incelebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free admission. 718-631-6233.

The Queens Museum of Art has launched its "Video Cafe" in the Unisphere Gallery, showcasing film works by established as well as up-and-coming filmmakers. 718-592-9700, ext. 223.

Performances/Concerts

The Outrageous Fortune Company presents "Three Days of Rain" by Richard Greenberg at Queens Theatre in the Park Oct. 12, 13 and 14. 718-428-2500.

Queensborough Community College presents Israel Horovitz's play "The Indian Wants the Bronx," opening Oct. 17. for a 10-day run. 718-631-6284.

The fall season of the Harvest Room of Jamaica Market kicks off at noon Sat., Oct. 13 in a concert featuring Harold Ousley and A Circle of Friends. Admission is $6 for the three-hour concert at Jamaica Market, 90-40 160th St., 718-297-4708.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents "Nuts," the drama made famous by the Barbara Streisand film, weekends through Oct. 20 at the Zion Church Parish Hall. 718-482-3332.

The Tuesday Morning Music Club presents classical chamber music with professional musicians every fourth Tuesday of the month at Douglaston Cmmunity Church, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Next performance is 11 a.m. Oct. 23. Prospective members are welcome as guests on the first visit. 718-224-2597.

Shakespeare's "Seven Ages of Man" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 outside the Bliss Cafe, 82-60 Austin St. in Kew Gardens. Seating is limited so please bring your own chair. The event is free but contributions will be accepted to benefit Jamiaca Hospital's Pediatric Fund. 718-849-7647.

The Colonial Players present "Nobody Knows I'm a Dog," about the relationships and charades that people go through when seeking companiuons via the Internet. Performances are weekends through Saturday, Oct. 27. at the Hollis Woods Community Church, 82nd Avenue and Bell Boulevard. 718-740-9400.

Eight of the 11 free concerts by the Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra to be given throughout the city in October and November will be at locations in Queens. For dates and sites call 718-776-5914.

"A Gershwin Cabaret" will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at St. Luke's Parish House, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills (rescheduled from an earlier date). 718-793-2236.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., lauches its Weekend Theatre Series at 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 26 with Beauteez 'n the Beat, an all-women ensemble of street-dancers, jazz musicians, and other artists. 718-658-7400, ext. 45.

"Blue Widow," a 1984 comedy-drama of loneliness and shifting relationships, will be presented by guest director Shannon Meyers at Queens College in seven performances beginning Oct. 11. For complete schedule call 718-997-5590.

The Orion Strig Quartet opens the Fleet Classical Concert Series at Colden Center on the Queens College campus at 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14. 718-793-8080.

Poetry

Queens Borough Public Library presents Open Mic Nights on the third Thursday of the month Oct. 18, Nov., 16, Dec., 20, Jan., 17 and Feb., 21 at the Langston Hughes Community Librarby and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. 718-651-1100.

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.

Volunteers

Join the diverse and dedicated group of men and women who help enrich our Queens community, become a Queens Museum of Art volunteer! No experience is necessary. All it takes is a cheerful personality, team spirit, and one morning or afternoon a week. The museum staff provides all training and supports. Benefits include free admission to the QMA as well as many cultural institutions around New York City. If you have an interest in education, art and children, consider becoming a museum decent. A decent is a trained museum interpreter who conducts participatory tours for children grades K through 6 on one morning per week, focusing on the museum's permanent and changing exhibitions. Docents receive training sessions, featuring workshops, lectures on child development and touring techniques, quest speakers, slide lectures, and field trips to other cultural sites. 718-592-9700.

Workshops/Lectures

.Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of "A Perfect Fit," discusses the role of fashion in the Americanization of Jews and other immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. The talk kicks off the "Meet the Author" series at the Central Queens YM&YWHA, 67-09 108th St. in Forest Hills at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. 718-268-5011.

Life Drawing Sessions, drawing from a live model at Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21 St., Suite 216, Long Island City, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $15. 718-274-9585

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues this fall at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Queens Society for Humanistic Judaism meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 to discuss the book, "Constantine's Sword - the Church and the Jews" at Parsons Junior High School, 158-40 76th Road, Flushing. Free admission and refreshments. 718-380-5362.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, offers a weekly, multi-media creative arts group for teens through age 18 on Monday evenings. 718-592-5757.

The Queens Museum of Art presents free Family Drop-In Art Workshops every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-592-9700.

Rabbi Mayer Perelmuter discusses "The Many faces of Judaism" at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31, and Nov. 7 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 718-261-2900.

Learn to draw and paint during an instruction workshop Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artists, 991-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.

Kids' painting workshops held Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills. 718-520-9842.

Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.rts

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Art Workshops to learn to paint, draw and express yourself. 718 263-8066.

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