What’s Happening this week

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Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Queens Center for the Performing Arts: Feel Good Music, the World’s Greatest Love Songs; part of the Culture Expressed Through Sound concert series; some of the most enduring and heartfelt romantic songs from American Pop, Jazz, Broadway and top 40 radio playlists; featuring Dakota MacLeod and Ray Naccari; call 718-321-8406 or visit www.centerstageqcpa.org.


Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 11-4 p.m. Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo: Boo at the Zoo; festivities include the haunted habitat, animal presentations, pumpkin picking, face painting, trick or treating and fun costumes; Pre-registration for the party is required by emailing qzeducation@wcs.org or calling 718-271-7361.





Friday, October 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. Strawberry’s Sports Grill: 25th Anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets Championship Season; open bar, food, photo opportunities and mingling with the ‘86 Mets; purchase also includes: one item that will be pre-signed by a minimum of 15 of the players in attendance; to purchase tickets, call 718-575-9500 or visit www.strawberrysgrill.com.




3:30 p.m. East Elmhurst Library: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week; lead poisoning is a serious environmental health hazard and peeling lead paint in older homes is the most common source of exposure for New York City children; learn about the health effects of lead exposure and potential sources such as peeling paint and imported products; call 718-424-2619.

4 p.m. Long Island City Library: Go Pink Day; make sure to wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness; everyone who wears pink will get rewarded by being served a yummy pink smoothie; call 718-752-3700.




2:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Vocalist Sherry Zannoth; vocalist Sherry Zannoth pays tribute to Fanny Brice and Molly Picon and the music that made them famous; call 718-268-7934.

3 p.m. Bayside Library: Italian Heritage Month with Music; Michela Musolino and friends perform traditional Sicilian Songs to the Sea; call 718-229-1834.

3 p.m. Broadway Library: Stan Edwards; Stan Edwards performs the tunes that captured America, from its first radio show in April 1934 to its final year on TV in April 1959; call 718-721-2462.


Noon. Flushing Library: Blood Fest 2011 – Halloween Show: with Special Guests Ray West and Alex Haines; a magic show, horror films, trick-or-treat haunted tunnel, ghost and creature displays, costume/scream/make-a-mummy contests. Plus, Werewolf vs. Bigfoot: see two legendary creatures collide in a battle to the death live on-stage; there will also be concerts featuring our opening act, Alex Haines, and headliner Ray West, with his band All Points West; call 718-661-1200.



3 p.m. St. Luke’s in Forest Hills: Songs of the Civil War, A 150 Year Anniversary Commemorative through Music; presented by Wings of Song in collaboration with Park & Bark Opera; music filled with passion, patriotism and peace; call 212-769-7082 or email ltg@operanews.com.com; visit www.stlukesforesthills.org.


10 a.m. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: Talk on Homelessness in America; a discussion regarding how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness; to register, visit www.rtfh.org or call the temple at 718-261-2900.




6 p.m. Glendale Library: Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards; Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards take you on a musical tour of New Orleans with foot-stomping, finger-snapping music featuring some Dixieland tunes, Blues ballads, and great swing selections; call 718-821-4980.

6 p.m. North Forest Park Library: The Jeff Kruh Jazz Ensemble; enjoy some of Ellington’s best known compositions such as Sophisticated Lady, Caravan and more; call 718-261-5512.

6:30 p.m. Long Island City Library: Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults; the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR; knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life; preregistration is required; call 718-752-3700.



3 p.m. Bellerose Library: Castorina and Rose; Castorina and Rose perform memorable favorites such as Send In the Clowns, Hello, Dolly!, Everything’s Coming Up Roses and many more; call 718-831-8644.

6 p.m. Flushing Library: Acoustic Guitarist George Worthmore; solo acoustic guitarist performs songs by traditional American Blues artists like Blind Blake, contemporary players like Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, and more; call 718-661-1200.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Owning Your Own Business: The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Started; learn how to develop your idea into a business plan. Participants will learn; creating a demand for your product/service; setting goals and objectives, budgeting and timelines, identifying resources and networks; every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Job Information Center. To register, please call 718-990-5102.



2 p.m. Central Library: Social Security; If you are 55+ years and over, then this class is for you. Q & A session will follow. Topics that will be covered include:Social Security Benefits; Financial Literacy; The Retirement Estimator and other online tools; Medicare; call 718-990-0700.


6:30-9 p.m. Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue): New York Asian Women’s Center 29th Anniversary Benefit and Phoenix Awards; silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; tickets can be purchased online at www.nycharities.org, keyword: New York Asian Women’s Center; call 646-502-5337 or visit www.nyawc.org for more information.




6:30 p.m. Steinway Library: Budget Travel Tips; learn how to plan a great trip without spending a lot of money; Regina Landi will share tips and strategies for navigating the sea of travel information out there and will show you how to get the most value out of your travel dollar wherever you go; call 718-728-1965.




Sunday, October 30 at 9 a.m. Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay: 10th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race; in memory of Billy Barnes; supporting the education programs of the Bayside Historical Society; check in begins at 7:30 a.m.; kids fun run begins at 10 a.m.; running in Halloween costume optional


Through October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.


Wednesday, November 2 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum Barn: Cross Island Y Live and Silent Auction; whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction; every bid benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign; call 718-479-0505 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland.


Thursday, November 10, 7-9 p.m. Villa Russo: Annual Wedding Seminar; learn how to plan a “Wedding on a budget” Find out whats new in the world of Weddings today; call 718-849-0900.


November 3-13 Queens Theatre in the Park: ‘S Wonderful; five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places, times and styles that made the Gershwins the most successful songwriting team in musical history; featuring more than 40 classic hits including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful will have you tapping your toes to the fascinating rhythms of George & Ira Gershwin; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.


Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.