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Auditions/Rehearsals

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. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple listening audition. 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 welcomes 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

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston adds an evening of portrait class to weekly schedule. Dan Slapo, well known representational artist with 3S years as an instructor has brought his drawing & painting class to the NAL. The class is held every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dan Slapo has received many awards for his pastel paintings from major competitions, and his work has been published in a number of prestigious publications. Artists at all levels of proficiency are invited to attend. 718-428-1859.

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 atKew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

Free Drama/Acting Class for ages 10-17 is offered at the Poppenhusen Instiitute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Ages 10-12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and ages 13-17 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 718-358-0067.

The Pride of Judea Community Services Center hosts a workshop for Jewish parents and grandparents whose children have intermarried, focusing on communication and Jewish identity. The three-session program is at 7 p.m. Mondays Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at the center, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. 718-423-6200.

Congregation Shaari Tefilla offers an introduction to the new Conservative Pentateuch (the Five Books of Moses) taught by Rabbi Albert Thaler at the Temple gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd. at 8 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 20 and 27. 718-359-1160.

Concerts

Free Youth Choral Group for ages 10-16 The Poppenhusen Instiitute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 718-358-0067.

The Queens College Choral Society, Harold Rosenbaum, director, presents the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah plus the halleluah Chorus, selections from bach's Christmas Oratorio, and more at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8 at Colden Center on campus. 718-793-8080.

Flushing Jewish Community Council, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., sponsors an afternoon of Jewish operatic and popular songs performed by "The Three Jewish Tenors" at 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2. 718-463-0434.

Barbara Sfraga Group featuring... Barbara Sfraga, vocals John Hart, guitar Fred Berman, bass at ERAWAN Thai Cuisine, 42-31 Bell Blvd., Bayside on Tues., Nov. 19 and 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 718-428-2112

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.

Quintet of the Americas - Woodwind Ensemvle presents music and sounds from around the world Sun., Nov. 18 at the Community Church of Douglaston. 718-229-2169.

Performers sing in groups and as a full chorus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays under bthe direction of Evelyn Castro at the Kew Gardens Communuty Center, 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.

Dancing

DNA 22 34th Ave., Queens presents DNA Fridays through March 1 at 10 p.m. DJs Nick Planet, Chris the ''Greek,'' Teddy GQ, and Geo Roc spin house, hip-hop, reggae and freestyle every Friday night. 718-784-1822.

ANIBC Center, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside, offers Line Dance evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Kicken Up Country. Donation: $6 No partner needed. Dance Instruction and Music by Ira and Ellen. 718-939-4936.

Open house of country line dancing classes at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Come to learn what it's all about. Future classes will be 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.

Dinners

The next session of "Temple Tots," a monthly dinner and service designed to introduce children up to age 7 to the joys and meaning of Shabbat, will be at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. 718-261-2900.

Events/Exhibits

The Bayside Business Association presents the Taste of Bayside at Queensborough Community College at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Eat and drink in a night of culinary tastings from the best restaurants in town. Resevations: 718-229-0300, Ext. 0.

The Bicycle Takes Off: From Boneshaker to Boom presented by The New York Hall Of Science 47-01 111 St. Flushing Meadows Corona Park through Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cost: $7.50, $5 children and seniors. 718-699-0005

Susan Wolsborn: Kinesthesia on display at Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building , Flushing Meadows Corona Park now through Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5, $2.50 students and seniors. 718-592-9700

Janet Cardiff Exhibit is on display at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City from noon to 6 p.m. through Jan. 31. This exhibit features several of her installations as well as collaborations with Goerge Bures Miller. 718-784-2084.

Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik holds a book-signing and discussion at Barnes & Noble, 23-80 Bell Blvd. (in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, on his new book, "The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice." Free and open to the public. 718-631-9060.

Joe Brainard: A Retrospective is on display at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City on from noon to 6 p.m. through Nov. 25. 784-2084.

Big Eyes by: Charley Friedman is presented by the Queens Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 7 Cost: $5, adults, $2.50 children and seniors. 718-592-9700

Digital 2001: Our Sci-Tech World presented by New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is on display. Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 25. Cost: $7.50; $5. 718-699-0005

El Ritmo Latino Del Mundo will be on display at Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing from noon to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30. This exhibit features works that transcends traditional notions of ''Latino'' identity. 718-463-7700

The National Art League holds its 71st annual Members' Exhibition through Nov. 30 at The National Art League Galley, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston. The reception and awards presentation will be held on Nov., 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 718-428-1859

An art auction will take place at Hiillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 p.m. A preview ofthe works to be auctioned will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m prior to the auction. Tickets: $10., $15. There will be a large selection ofart. People may request selected works of art. There will also be sports memorabilia. 718-380-4145.

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

The Acting Workshop of Queens is 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 clasical music on the fourth Tuesday of the month 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.

The Center for Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica calls for an open dialogue toward an artists/writers colation from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Free admission. 718-523-3312.

Poetry

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.

Queens Borough Public Library, 35-51 81 St., Jackson Heights presents The Jackson Heights Sophian Lederer and irene Mallinger on Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m.. Plus Open Mic. Everyone is welcime to read. 718-424-5494.

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

Connecting Singles meets at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at bayside Billiards Cafe, 45-18 Bell Blvd for ages 26-55. 718-445-6879. The new group also meets at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 for line dancing and dinner at the AMBIC Center, 212-12 26th Ave. in Bayside for singles 25 and older. 718-445-6879.

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.

Theater

Tickets are now available for the Parkside Playuers' production of "A Man for All Seasons" weekends Nov. 17 through Dec. 1. 718-497-4922.

Queens Theratre in the Park presents a Russian/American Kids Circus, the Cashore Marionettes, and comedian Pat Cooper on Thanksgiving weekend starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23. 718-760-0064.

The FSF Community Theatre Group presents its annual fall production, "Fiorello!"- a musical drama based on the life of New York's popular former mayor. Remaining performances are at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $13. $10. All seats are reserved. 718-428-8681.

The Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park presents The Killing Kompany Murder Mystery Dinner Show on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Cost: $35. 718-470-6450.

Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents Translated Acts throughout November, December, January and February from noon to 5 p.m. 718-592-9700.

The Thalia Spanish Theatre 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside presents "Brake Four Hearts (and Put in Reverse), a comedy about sipping from the elixir of eternal youth, weekends through Dec. 16. 718-729-3880.

Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing presents "108 Waverly" on dates through Nov. 25. Tickets: $12- $15. 718-760-0064.

Tours

Behind the Scenes Tour by Candle Light of King Manor Museum on Sat., Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at King manor Museum inside King Park Jamaica Ave., &150 Street. 718-206-0545.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City offers Isamu Noguchi Tour through December. General:: $4, students and seniors $2. 718-721-1932.

Workshops

The Rockaway Theatre Company offers Basic Acting Skills Wokrshops on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 22 for 10 sessions. 718-404-3906 ext 5643.

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 : $150. 718 263-8066.

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.

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.

Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, offers a bereavement group Tuesday evenings. 718-359-1160.

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