38 JANUARY 12, 2017 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 “NASTY WOMEN,” a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity in the face of recent and ongoing threats to women’s rights, will open at Maspeth’s Knockdown Center. The exhibit aims to act as a catalyst for conversation, organization and action preceding the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. It opens tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. and will be on view through Sunday, Jan. 15. Artwork will be off ered for sale, with proceeds given to Planned Parenthood. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave. For more information about the exhibit, visit www.knockdown. center. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 Astoria Bookshop will host a reading and signing with award-winning author Roxane Gay for her new collection of short stories, “Diffi cult Women.” This will be a ticketed event, and only those who have purchased a copy of Diffi cult Women from The Astoria Bookshop will be allowed to enter the event. You may purchase your copy online at astoriabookshop. com or in the store. There will be limited seating so prepare for standing room. 7 p.m., Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St., Astoria. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 Experience a world of sound at Flushing Town Hall with “Michel Lauzière: Science of Sound.” Highly entertaining, interactive and musical, Michel uses basic scientifi c principles to play his bizarre and original musical instruments. Through Michel’s funny way of transforming noise into music, he explains what sound is, how it travels and how it is amplifi ed with visual examples and audience participation. Interactive arts workshop at 1 p.m. precedes EDITOR'S PICK the show at 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, visit www.flushingtownhall. org. SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 Ever wonder why ice fl oats in a glass instead of sinking to the bottom, or why freezing water becomes snow, sleet, ice or hail? Join the Alley Pond Environmental Center for “ECOClub: Ice Extremes” to learn about ice and the extreme organisms that can survive its chilling eff ects such as lichens and mosses. Participants will take home their very own moss gardens. Program for children ages 8 to 12, limited to eight guests. $25 per child. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, visit www.alleypond.com. Fans of Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese can learn more about the acclaimed fi lmmaker by attending a special screening and conversation with visual eff ects designer Rob Legato at the Museum of the Moving Image. Legato worked closely with Scorsese on such fi lms as “The Aviator,” “Shutter Island,” “The Departed,” “Hugo” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Legato will show clips of some Scorsese fi lms and talk about his own creative journey. $15 per person, includes admission to museum. 1 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. For more information, visit www.movingimage.us. MONDAY, JANUARY 16 The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York Joint Board of Offi cers will present August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” — directed by Bette Howard and produced by Carl Clay. Join them for this theatre brunch at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral. Tickets available at The Cathedral Bookstore. Admission $12-30. 11 a.m., Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, 110-31 Merrick Blvd., St. Albans. For more information, visit http://www.allencathedral. org. TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 Looking for an evening of excitement? The Rego Park Jewish Center has you covered with bingo games every fi rst and third Tuesday of the month. More than $1,000 in prizes are at stake with 12 games every night. Bring your friends! Admission is $4 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. First game 7 p.m. Rego Park Jewish Center, Crystal Ballroom, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park. For more information, call 718-459-1000. Join the LIC Partnership for a seminar on Succession Planning for Small Business Owners. Hosted by Quontic Bank and David Hammer of The ICA Group, a national not-forprofi t consultancy, the discussion will include a presentation on succession planning techniques, including employee ownership. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Quontic Bank, 31-05 Broadway, Astoria. For more information or to RSVP, email Matt Berlin at mberlin@ ica-group.org. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 Bring your kids from ages 3 to 5 to the Middle Village Library for a special picture book session. Together with caregivers, they’ll enjoy listening to stories and looking at pictures which will enable them to develop vocabulary and comprehension. 11:30 a.m., Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave. For more information, call 718-326-1390. COMMUNITY CALENDAR At the Queens Botanical Garden’s “Herbals Creations” program, participants will learn about the various medicinal, culinary, and practical uses of herbs. Kids will get to make an herbal tea bag and plant an herb to take home. Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4- to 10-year-olds, but all are welcome to attend. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org. COUNSELING PROGRAMS • GLENDALE ALANON, a program for families and friends of alcoholics, meets every Wednesday night at Trinity Reformed Church, Palmetto Street and 60th Place, Ridgewood, Beginners meet at 7:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 8:10 p.m. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 21st Avenue and 32nd Street, Astoria. For more information, call 718-520-5021. • NAR-ANON, a self-help support group for those aff ected by a loved one’s drug abuse, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Church of the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For more information, call 800-984-0066. YOUTH ACTIVITIES • BOY SCOUT TROOP 28 meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill. All boys ages 10 1/2 to 17 are welcome. For information, call 718-478-5747. • SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at All Saints Church, 43-12 46th St., one block off Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside. Boys and girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join. For more information, call 718-786-4141. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 119 meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish Center, 80th Street off Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village. Boys ages 11 to 17 are welcome. • CUB SCOUT PACK 383 meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Avenue and 68th Street, Glendale. For more information, call 718-938-2073. ONGOING SENIOR PROGRAMS • RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes new members 60 years of age and older every weekday. For more information, call 718-456-2000. • RIDGEWOOD-BUSHWICK SENIOR CENTER, 319 Stanhope St., Bushwick, holds various programs every day. Call 718-366-3083 for more information. • PETER CARDELLA SENIOR CENTER, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, holds breakfast and lunch every weekday, as well as a variety of programs. For more information, call 718-497-2908. • SELF-HELP MASPETH SENIOR CENTER, 69-61 Grand Ave., holds beading, jewelry and other programs daily. Hot lunch served at noon. Transportation available. For details, call 718-429-3636. • MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER, 69-10 75th St., holds arts and craft s at 10 a.m.; Sit and Be Fit exercise at 1 p.m.; and Tai-Chi Chuan at 10:15 a.m. daily. For more information, call 718-894-3441. • REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER, 93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety of programs every day. For more information, call 718-896-8751. • SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43- 31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call 718-392-6944 for more information.
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