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Community Calendar

By The Times/Ledger

Clubs

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Service meets on the first Thursday of the month, 8 p.m. at 133-50 41st Ave., Flushing. Call 357-6851.

Couples meet Couples Group. Couples and Married Services of the Sameul Field YM&YMHA, 68-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a couples meet couples group, ages 25 through 59. Admisson: $60 for five sessions. Call 225-6750.

The Eye Opener The staff of this Forest Hills Community House youth newspaper meets on Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills. Call 592-5757.

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 2, when Hilton Chan, will present a slide show entitled, “Flowers of the Rainbow.” It will be informative as well as beautiful. Preceding the meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. the club will offer a photo seminar entitled, “Introduction to Photography.” The club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Flushing Hospital's Administration Bldg., 45th Avenue and Burling St., Flushing. Free and open to the public. Call 441-6210.

“The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, 70–00 Austin St., Forest Hills hosts a reading of the new Stephen King short story about a young girl who strays and gets lost in the woods. For more information, call the store at 793-1395.

“Insight: The Arts of Life” meets on every Thursday in January from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Global Harmony House, 46 S Middle Neck Road, Great Neck. Free admission. Call 773-0971.

Judo Club The Beacon Program at M.S., 45-38 Oceania St., Bayside presents a Judo Club: Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m. for children, ages 7-10; Monday, 8-9 p.m., for children ages 11-17; Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 423-9966. .

Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of women who share the challenge of community and world improvement. The Kiwanis Club of Richmond Hill-Kew Forest meet at 12:30 every Thursday at Saerno's Restaurant, 117-11 Hillside Ave, Richmond Hill.

Non-fiction discussion group The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, 70–00 Austin St., Forest Hills hosts a non-fiction discussion group Mon., Jan. 24, 3 p.m. The featured book is “Isaac's Storm” by Eric Larson, recounting the deadliest hurricane on record. For more information, call 793-1395.

Oprah Discussion Group The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, 70–00 Austin St., Forest Hills hosts a new reading group based on the Oprah Winfrey book club. The book for January is “The Pilot's Wife” by Anita Shreve, a story about a woman who tries to unravel the mystery of her husband's secret life after learning his plane has exploded. The book for February: “Mother of Pearl” by Melinda Haynes. For more information, call 793-1395.

Sisterhood Card Party Temple Israel of Jamaica, 88-15 McLaughlin Avenue, Holliswood, will hold a Sisterhood Card Party on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m.. Admission: $7.50. Call 468-6517.

The Walking Club meets every Monday at 9 a.m. at CERC, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. Call 423-8174.

The Yiddish Club The second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. Yiddish culture, literature, music and language. Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Ave., Bayside. Call 352-7900.

Dances

The Bellerose Jewish Center 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park presents singles and couples dance featuring the music of Rhoda and Dave on Jan. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Reservations required.Call -343-9001.

Clearview Jewish Center takes pleasure in holding our Adult Dance featuring the Music of “Rhoda & Dave at the Clearview Jewish Center, 16-50 Utopia Parkway, Whitestone. Parking available. Admission is $10. 718-352-1696

The Cross Island YMCA is proud to offer swing dancing with instructor Ellen Prunella of the Dance School of Swing. Participants will learn to dance to the music of the 40's and 50's. The classes start on Fri., Feb. 4 at 7 pm and are located in the Aerobic Studio of YMCA. Singles are welcome, a partner is not necessary. Sensible flat shoes are recommended, not sneakers. Class size is limited. The cost is $100 for 10 weeks. The Cross Island YMCA is located at 238-10 Hillside Avenue in Bellerose, just west of the Cross Island Parkway. Call 479-0505.

Doo wop fundraiser Beach Channel High School, 100-00 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway, hosts its annual doo-wop fundraiser concert for Jan. 29. Call 945-6900, ext. 501.

The Long Island Matchmaking Club holds a matchmaking social ballroom dance for singles 40+ at the C. I. Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, every Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. A dance mixer for introductions will be included. Coffee, cake, bagels, and pastries will be served. Donation: $8. Proper attire required. Call 891-4209.

Education and lectures

Bridge lovers should head for the Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, presents two sessions which will be held on Tues., Jan. 25 and Tues., Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission: $4, $6.

“Business Basic and Technical Assistance” A free course for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. Classes begin January 2000. Classes will be conducted in: English, Haitian, Creole, French, Wollof, Mandingo. Call (212) 618-8916, (212) 513-6327, (212) 513-6348, (212) 618-8873.

The College and Career Counseling Library, offering information about college programs and financial aid resources, is at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program at JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., near Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. Hours: 7-10 p.m.,Tuesday and Thursday; noon-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 830-5233.

Defensive driving The Central Queens YM & YWHA, located at 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills, is offering an accident prevention course. Completion qualifies motorists for a minimum 10 percent reduction. The instructor is Gary Supper. The next sessions are: Jan. 20; Feb. 10 and 17; March 9 and 10; and April 6 and 13. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9:45 p.m. Call 268-5011.

Financial aid workshop The College of Aeronautics will hold a financial aid workshop for college bound students on Sat. Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.Call 429-6600.

Financial clinic The Queens Women's Center, 410 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, will feature a financial clinics for people in need of advice. By appointment only. Call 793-0672.

Fort Totten Historical Center Take a tour of historical Fort Totten, seven days a week throughout the year. To make arrangements, call 352-0180.

SNAP of Eastern Queens is offering the AARP Defensive Driving class on Feb.15 and 22 from 10:30 to 3 p.m. Admission: $10. 718-4554-2100.

The Will and Hanni Horowitz Lecture series begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, with a lecture presented by Dr. Don Well, an internationally recognized Jewish educator as well as a consultant, author and lecturer. Call 268-5011.

Events

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Elmhurst Branch of the Queensborough Public Library on Sat. Jan. 29. Cosponsored by the Chinese Information and Culture Center, all-day activities, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. include: food sampling, paper folding and cutting, flour dough sculpture, brush painting, calligraphy, a tea ceremony, exotic plants, games, postal exhibit, tai-chi demonstration, and performances. Call 271-1020.

Governmental Relations Dinner President of the New York State Business Council, Daniel B. Walsh will be the keynote speaker at the Governmental Relations Dinner of the Queens Chamber of Commerce on Thurs., Jan. 20 at the Terrace on the Park, 111th Street and 52nd Ave., in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The reception is at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person. Call 898-8500.

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, presents a special Native American program, celebrating the new millennium by honoring the earliest history of Queens on Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 358-0067.

Health

“Gentle Stretching and Yoga Postures” An 18-session course to help battle the effects of stress, stiffness and physical limitations. Mondays, beginning Feb. 7, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $22 for seniors, $42 for general admission. Call 268-5011.

Medicare seminar Flushing Hospital Medical Center has all the answers to your questions about Medicare every Wednesday from 9 am.-12:30 p.m. Medicare 101 is offered to help the community and is free of charge. Call 670-4546.

Overcome phobias The Flushing Hospital Medical Center will be hosting a six-week therapy program to help people suffering with phobias. Cost: $60. Tues., 1-2:30 p.m. at the hospital, 45th Ave. at Parsons Blvd. Call 670-4555.

Positive Thinking Intensive an interactive session, will meet on Sat., Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Global Harmony House, 46 So. Middle Neck Road, Great Neck. Free admission. Call 773-0971.

Stress seminar Understand how stress damages your body in this four-session program scheduled for Jan. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Fee: $100 for an individual; $150 per couple. 516-629-2038.

Yoga classes are being held every Tuesday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 15th St, Flushing. Call 747- 0941.

Kids

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-02 Northern Blvd, Douglaston presents Water Color Workshop, learn to paint on Thursdays. Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3 and 10. from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: $85, $90. Call 229-4000.

A chess club grades 5-12, meets Thurs., 3-5 p.m. at the Beacon Program at MS 172, 81-14 257th. St., Floral Park. Free Call 347-3279.

Boy Scout Troop 109 will meet on Tuesdays at P.S.165 7-9 p.m. through June. Entrance on 70 Av. between 150th Street and Kissena Blvd. Flushing. All boys age 11 and up are welcome to join the fun. Call 544-4259

Club Baby The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, 70–00 Austin St., Forest Hills hosts “Club Baby” for preschoolers, featuring a morning of songs for children Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 793-1395.

Early Childhood Program The Flushing YMCA Bayside Center presents its Early Childhood Program, including art, free play, gym time, snacks, music and more to introduce children to playing and learning in a group setting. The Bayside Center is located at 214-13 35th Avenue. Call 229-5972.

“For the Birds” Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-02 Northern Blvd, Douglaston presents “For The Birds” on Sun. Jan. 23, from 1-3 p.m. and Sun. Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: $8, $10. Call 229-4000.

Jamaica East/West and Rockaway Adolescent Servivce Consortium will meet on Thurs. Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Queens Social Concern Office 226-18 Merrrick Blvd, Laurelton. 718-723-1119.

The Junior Knicks Program The Flushing YMCA presents its Junior Knicks Program at JHS 214 for boys and girls ages 8 – 12 regardless of their athletic ability. The program runs every Saturday at noon at JHS 214, 64-20 175th St., Fresh Meadows. For more information, call 229-5972.

Kindermusik For ages 12-18 months, held every Thurs., 10:30-11:15 a.m., and every Fri. 10:15-11 a.m. The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Fee: $114 for members, $l42 for non-members. Material fee: $26. Call 268-5011.

Mommy and Me The Bayside Center of the Flushing YMCA is offering free a Mommy & Me Class classes for ages 18 months to 2 1/2 years on Wed., Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Flushing YMCA, Bayside Center, 214-13 35th Ave., Bayside. Call 229-5972

New York Hall of Science Starlab The Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills hosts a visit from the New York Hall of Science for a night of dazzling Starlab sights and educational fun Thurs., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. For more information, call 793-1395.

“Story Sharers” For ages 6-10 and teens who want to read out loud to younger children. Meets Fridays. Pre-registration required. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Call 990-0767.

Youth Build Program The Flushing YMCA is recruiting students for its Youth Build Program which gets troubled kids back into mainstream society. Students 17-to-21-years-old who are high school drop-outs and from low-income housing can apply. Call 961-6880.

Reunions

Sacred Heart School reunion Bayside graduates are asked to contact the school at 631-4804 for information regarding the Sacred Heart School reunion to be held on Sunday, April 2.

Seniors

The Flushing Senior Center offers weeklong activities this month. Mondays: line dancing (10 a.m.), Yiddish Conversation Club (10 a.m.). Tuesdays: bingo (10 a.m.), knitting and crocheting (1 p.m.) Wednesdays: ballroom dancing (1 p.m.) Thursdays: “Alert and Alive,” (10 a.m.) Fridays: Social Action, current events and community interests (10 a.m.), cards and games (1 p.m.) Daily lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Special events this month include: a Thursday theater and luncheon, Jan. 23, “The King and I” (transportation provided.) New members welcome. Call 886-5777 or 463-0234.

The Forest Hills Senior Center is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Must be 60+ to join. enjoy arts and crafts, music classes, exercise, yoga, tai-chi, current events, local trips, parties, sings along's and much more. Call 699-1010.

“The New Retirees” meet Fri., 1 p..m. at the CERC, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. All are welcome. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Call 468-7736.

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center and Services 59-14 70 Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Among the many activities offered are: a hot luncheon served at 11:30 a.m.; social dancing, country and western dancing; Bingo; choral group; movies; arts and crafts; intermediate bridge; exercise (including Tai Chi); guest speakers; theme parties; day trips; museum excursions; free blood pressure screening and billiards.

Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center The senior center hosts its monthly trip to Atlantic City; theater and luncheon, four times yearly, Jan. 27; Westchester Broadway Theater, “The King & I,” transportation provided. The center is located at 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call 886-5777 or 463-0234.

Service organizations

The Adolescent Service Consortium will meet on Thurs. Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Queens Social Concern Office, 226-18 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton. Call 723-1119.

Naturalization assistance will be offered at the Rego Park Senior Center, Lost Batallion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Assists refugees in obtaining an array of benefits and entitlements, including Medicaid, food stamps, housing, HEP and benefits for seniors (SSI, CRIE, EPIC, senior citizen discount Metrocards and Medicare.) Call Sima Musarskaya or Luda Simanko at 830-3502.

Tenant clinics hosted by the Forest Hills Community House are held the first Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd. and 6-8 p.m. at the Beacon Center, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. Call 592-5757. Email pdolan@fhch.org. Bring leases and all other documents related to questions and/or problems.

Sign ups

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St., is currently taking registration for upcoming AARP “55 Alive” Defensive Driving classes. Each course is 8 hours and is given on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-738-8100.

Singles

Bowling Night The Young Singles Group of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 34-24 203rd St., Bayside will host bowling night at Sterling Bowl, 1350 Union Turnpike. Call Charlie at (516) 739-3842.

Billliards Night The Young Singles Group of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 34-24 203rd St., Bayside will host a billiards night at Bayside Billiards, 45-18 Bell Blvd. Call James at 428-4134 after 6 p.m. for more information.

Country & Western dances The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold country and western dances at the Glendale Memorial Building, Jan. 2000, featuringJan. 22, Crossroads; Jan. 29, karaoke night with the Cityline Country Dancers. Feb. 5, benefit for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 2-10 p.m.. Call 763-4328. The Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Doors open at 8 p.m .

The Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing and social dancing 50+, Wed. and Fri., noon to 4 p.m., offering free lesson for and refreshents for a $6 donation. The NC1 Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Call 891-4209.

The Long Island Singles holds a matchmaking social ballroom dance for singles, 40+ every Tuesday evening, beginning 7:30 p.m. Includes: a DJ dance mixer, a complimentary lesson by a professional instructor, refreshments. $8 donation. Proper attire required. N. C. I. Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Call 891-4209.

The Long Island Singles presents Social Dancing 50+, every Wed. and Fri. from noon to 4 p.m. featuring ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, all afternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, for a $6 donation at the NCI Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Orientation for new members will be held Jan. 21 and 28 at noon. Call 891-4209.

Matchmaking dance The Long Island Singles holds a ballroom dance for singles, 40+ at the N. C. I. Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, every Tuesday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Coffee, cake, bagels, and pastries will be served all evening long in a nightclub atmosphere for a $8 donation. Call 891-4209.

Couples and Married Services of the Samuel Field YM&YMHA, 68-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers lectures, discussion groups and socials for singles Call 225-6750.

Pub Night Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 34-24 203rd St., Bayside will meet for an evening of jazz at the Bourbon St. Pub, 40-12 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Call 428-4134 after 6 p.m. for more information. The next pub night: Jan. 28, 8 p.m. at Farrell's, 45-53 Bell Blvd. Call Luisa after 6 p.m. at 445-6538.

A singes dance Parents Without Partners Queens Chapter 16, presents a singles dance on Wed. Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at Nancy's Fireside, 255-41 Jamaica Ave., in Floral Park. Mixed music and refreshments. Admission is $4, $6. Call 343-7674.

Young Widows/Widowers Group Couples and Married Services of the Samuel Field YM&YMHA, 68-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a young Widow/Widowers Bereavement Group for the recently-bereaved. Admission: $115. The program lasts 10 weeks. Call 225-6750. Spe

Support Groups

Alzheimer's disease If you are a teenager coping with a parent, grandparent, relative or friend who has Alzheimer's disease and would like to participate in this new support group, please call Dawn Mulligan at the L. I. Alzheimer's Foundation. Call (516) 767-6856.

Catholic Charities The parents program of Catholic Charities welcomes all pregnant parents or parents with children under the age of one to attend. Every Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Young Parents program of Catholic Charities, 90-39 189th St., Hollis. Call 217-1238.Catholic Charities Alzhelmer's Adult Day Care Center has openings for clients to participate in Social Adult Day Care activities, on Monday through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 961-4712.

The Compassionate Friends of Flushing, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, meets 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. The Church on the Hill, 167th St. and 35th Ave. Call 746-5010 or 961-0353.

Families Anonymous, a group that offers guidance and support to relatives or friends of people with drug abuse or behavior problems, meets every Tuesday night at 7:30 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church at 213 St. and 58 Ave. in Bayside. Entrance to the meeting room is on 213 St. Call Steve at 224-0032 for more information.cial Events

Family Daycare Training Program The Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens is now taking application for its family daycare training program. The program will begin in mid-January 2000. Call 793-0672.

F.E.G.S Beacon Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens. Free parent exchange groups, fitness workshops, job development, GED, computers, mental health clinic, immigrant services and basketball. Call 528-1743.

“Focus on Families”, a parent support group meets weekly at Middle School 172 in Floral Park, Queen. Focus on Families meets on Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. All parents and even grandparents are welcome to join the group. 718-347-3279.

The Forest Hills Community House offers a one-day a week tenants hotline every Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to discuss problems. Housing specialists will be available to respond to tenants' concerns. Call 592-5757.

The Friendship Club The Central Queens YM-YMHA, 67-09 108th. St., Forest Hills hosts the Friendship Club, part of the YM-YMHA's Senior Adult Department. For more information, call 268-5011.

The Job Club Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Room 158, Borough Hall. Interview skills and job search techniques. Free. The meetings are held on every other Thurs., 5:30 p.m. Call 793-0672.

Mother's Center The Parenting Center of the Central Queens YM & YWHA is the host site of the local branch of the National Association of Mothers' Centers. The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. Call 268-5011, ext. 216.

Overeaters Anonymous will hold a free meeting every Tuesday at 8 p.m. for those with compulsive eating problems. The meeting will take place at the Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. Call 516-794-1333.

Parents without Partners will meet on Jan. 13, and Feb. 10 at the Skyline Diner, 271-27 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park at 8 p.m. Call 343-7674.

“Overeaters Anonymous” meets every Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, Free. No registration necessary. Call 794-1333.

Survivors of Suicide meets the first Friday of every month at Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd, Douglaston. Call (516) 295-6345.

The Queen's Women's Center. Support Counseling Service When life changes seem overwhelming, and you need to refocus your energies, the Queens Women's Center can help you. The Queens Women's Center offers the services of a trained support counselor every Mon. at 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, 10 a.m. -noon. Call 793-0672.

The Queens Women's Center offers help for women coping with issues of separation and divorce. This support group meets at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Room 158, Kew Gardens on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 718-793-0672.

QSAC, holds monthly support group/information exchange meeting for parents and family members of individuals with autism. The meetings are free to the public and are held the last Thurs. of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the QSAC office located at 30-10 38 St., 3rd Floor, Astoria. 718-7-AUTISM ext. 46.

Richmond Hill Block Association is open to help you with personal problems at 110-08 Jamaica Ave. Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 849-3759. For Russian speaking only call Olga Wednesdays. Free of charge.

The Single Parents Network Find support and attend free parenting workshops, Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the P.A.L. Foster-Laurie Center, 199-10 112th Ave., Hollis. Call 464-1129 or 464-1034.

The Singles Center of the Samuel Field YM&YMHA, 58-20 LIttle Neck Parkway, offers a widow/Widowers Bereavement Group. Admission for the ten week program is $115,000. Pre-registration is required. Call 718-225-6750.

Victorious Overcomers Support Group Substance Abuse Ministry meets Monday evenings at 8 p.m. at Pillars of Faith Tabernacle on Parsons Blvd., 33 and 34 Aves., Flushing. Free program offering Christian alternative to recovery, dealing with addiction, compulsion and depression. Call 463-8140 for more information.

Youth Build Program The Flushing YMCA is recruiting students for its Youth Build Program which gets troubled kids back into mainstream society. Students, 17 to 21 years old, who are high school drop-outs and from low-income housing can apply. The Youth Build Program is also looking for volunteers who wish to become involved in the effort. Call 961-6880.

Worship services and activities

Bible class meets at the Queens Church of Christ, 42-08 Murray St., Flushing on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m. Worship services are held on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call 463-0203.

Coffee House The Temple Sholom Coffee House is an informal weekly gathering on Sun. at 9:15 a.m. for those who wish to study and talk about issues important to ourselves and the Jewish community. Temple Beth Sholom of Floral Park, 263-10 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. Call 343-8660.

The Ethical Culture Society will meet on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Little Meadows Early Children Center, 67-25 188th St., Fresh Meadows. Call Richard L. Kiniry at 424-1249 or 631-2807.

The First Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 150-20 Barclay Ave., hosts 10 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children and 11 a.m. worship service. There are also activities for children and more. Call 359-0161.

“Food for Thought,” a Saturday weekly study and discussion program follows the 10:30 a.m. Shabbat morning service. Includes brunch. The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. Call 261-2900.

The Queens Interfaith Worship Service meets Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Step into Spirit Center, 161-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing. A study group meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Call 969-6336.

A seder to celebrate Tu B'Shvat will be held at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-111 112th St., on Sunday Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Call 261-2900.

Temple Beth Sholom 171-30 Northern Blvd in Flushing, presents a class for pre-schoolers and their parents preparing for Tubeshevat on Sat. Jan. 15, 9:45 p.m. Call 463-4143.

Temple Beth Sholom 171-30 Northern Blvd in Flushing, presents a class for pre-schoolers and their parents preparing for Tubeshevat on Sat. Jan. 15, 9:45 p.m. Call 463-4143.

Temple Sholom the Reform Synagogue of Northeast Queens, invites you to our services each Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. We also have many activities.Temple Beth Sholom Of Floral Park, 263-10 Union Turnpike, Floral Park. Call 343-8660.

Tu Bishevat The Jewish Center of Bayside Hills will hold its traditional Tu Bishevat Seder on Jan. 21. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The seder has its own Haggadah and rituals The celebration also known as the “New Year of Trees,” will be held at the center, 211-06 48th Ave. at 8 p.m.. This event is open to the community. Call 225-5301.

YMCA

Catalpa YMCA 69-02 64th St., Ridgewood, opens its doors to community teens, ages 11 to 17, 6:45–9:45 p.m. Fridays. Fee: $2. Call 821-6271.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose teaches both basic and advanced techniques of a variety of sports as well as good sportsmanship. Call Raphael Mohammed at 479-0505, ext. 164.

“Early Childhood Program” The Bayside YMCA features new Mommy and Me classes including art, free play, gym time, snacks, music and more, introducing children to play in a group setting. The center is at 214-13 35th Ave. For more information, call 229-5972.

“Holiday Camp” The YMCA Holiday Camp is the perfect alternative for grades K through junior high school. Register now. Trips, and exciting activties are planned. Space is limited. The Bayside YMCA is at 214-13 35th Avenue. Call 229- 5972.

“Junior Kicks” The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing features this new program at JHS 214 for boys and girls ages 8-12 regardless of athletic ability. The program runs every Saturday at noon at JHS 214, 64-20 175th St., Fresh Meadows. For more information, call 229-5972. u]nteers

The Astoria Christian Center 22-55 31st St., is seeking seniors, housewives or college students as volunteers for its ESL outreach to new immigrants. Call 217-4902.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center is looking for volunteers in many hospital areas from office work and the gift shop to patient care including geriatrics, pediatrics and maternity units. Call 670-5489.

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