28 TIMES • JANUARY 7, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com happenings 2015 Thursday, Jan. 7 Are you brave in front of a mic? Thursday is Open Mic Night at the Flushing Branch of Queens Library. Performers are invited to share poetry, written or spoken word, music, or comedy. Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at 41-17 Main St., Flushing. Saturday, Jan. 9 The Church on the Hill will be hosting its annual auction. Jewelry, antiques, collectibles, artwork, vintage items and more will all be on display for bidding. There’s something for everyone! There will also be door prizes, refreshments and lunch served. The auction will take place at the Church on the Hill, located at 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. Admission is free. Viewing will begin at 9 a.m. and the auction will begin at 10 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 718- 358-3671. The Secret Theatre will be offering free trials of its acting classes for kids ages 6 to 17. Bring in your aspiring actor any Saturday between Jan. 9 and 23 to try out a lesson in drama or musical theater. Lesson times vary. For more information on the free trials or on regular classes, visit http://www. secrettheatre.com/classes or email email@example.com. The Queens Historical Society, in partnership with Sylvan Learning, is offering a six-week program for students from second to sixth grade called “The Queens Young Scientists Academy.” The program teaches students about the inspiring stories of Queens-native innovators and inventers in various STEM elds. They will also have the chance to build their own robots out of Legos and program them to move and make sounds! The entire six-week program costs $199 per student. Classes will take place on Saturdays, from Jan. 9 till Feb. 13. They will last from noon to 1:15 p.m. and be held at the Queens Historical Society located at 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. For more information, and to sign up your student, contact Ka-Ling Cheung at 718-939-5815 or email sylvan. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Queens Library at Astoria is hosting a theatrical presentation called 7 13 JAN. - JAN. EDITOR’S PICK CITY GIRLS AND DESPERADOES The Secret Theatre presents “City Girls and Desperadoes,” a play set in the New York City of 1977. The story follows events in the lives of people “willingly lost in the world of drugs and dealing.” The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, and will take place at the Secret Theater, located at 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City. Admission is $18. For information on other show times, visit http://citygirls.bpt.me/ or call 718-392-0722. Photo by Orestes Gonzalez Director Richard Mazda “The American Dream: Progress without Borders.” This theatre piece focuses on a group of undocumented Latino men who set out to discover whether the American Dream is truly possible. The presentation will be at 3 p.m. The library is located at 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. Sunday, Jan. 10 Looking to get rid of your unwanted or broken gadgets? Do so responsibly at the Queens Botanical Garden’s 13th annual “after the holidays” e-waste recycling event. The main event will last from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Children are welcome to make free crafts out of recycled and repurposed items from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m., or until supplies last. The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing. For more information, visit http://queensbotanical. org/programs/events or call 718-886- 3800. The Anshe Sholom Chabad Jewish Community Center is hosting a shopping bazaar. Come down and browse selections of clothing, accessories, housewares, tools, memorabilia and more. The bazaar will begin at 11 a.m. The Center is located at 82-52 Abingdon Rd., Kew Gardens. The Queens Central Library is holding its Sunday Concerts at 3 p.m., featuring King Solomon Hicks and His Band of Brothers. The band will perform blues, jazz, R&B, funk and gospel. The library is location at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. Monday, Jan. 11 The Knit and Crochet Club will be meeting at the Douglaston/Little Neck branch of the Queens Library for their weekly club. All ages and skills are welcome. Bring yarn, needles and creativity! Must be preregistered to join. The library is located at 249-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Are you in need of health insurance for you or your family? Representatives from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be available at the Central Library starting at 10 a.m. to answer your questions and provide information on low- or no-cost medical insurance options through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. The library is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Queens. Have a knack for medieval English? Come learn about the Bard’s English in this behind-the-scenes look at the texts of “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Othello,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Antony and Cleopatra” by artistic director Lenny Banovez. He will discuss the language and modern interpretations of these classic plays. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the Flushing Branch of the Queens Library, located at 41-17 Main St., Flushing. Watch an award-winning foreign lm at the Fresh Meadows branch of Queens Library at 2 p.m. This week’s selection is “Grigris” (2013), a lm about a paralyzed man who dreams of dancing, but who struggles when his father falls ATTENTION: Want your event on this page? Post it on QNS.com! It’s never been easier to submit a Happening. Become a registered member at www.qns.com, visit the Events page, click the “Add Event” bar at left, complete the form and click “Post Event.” You can even post a photo or a flier for your event. 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