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By The Times-Ledger

Activities

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free computer classes, recreational swimming, game room time, and other activities for children ages 8-18 every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880.

Animals

Free Doggie Boot Camp presented by The Academy of Canine Education, Inc., is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon in Crocheron Park. 718-454-5800.

Bingo

Bingo is held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden Jewish Center of Flushing, 24-40 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. 718-445-1317.

Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike in Floral Park offers Triple Bingo every Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

Bridge

ACBL Duplicate Bridge plus brunch is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. Singles welcome. 718-261-2900.

Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, offers duplicate bridge every Monday from noon to 4 p.m. 718-423-6200.

Classes

LaGuardia Community College, 29-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City offers a free five-month course that trains low-income women to be emergency medical technicians. The course begins Nov. 27 and runs through April 25. Women who are interested must be 18 years of age by March 15, 2001 and possess a driver's license. 718-482-5768.

Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike, Flushing, will hold a defensive driving course on Nov. 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $45.

Design 101-A Basic Sewing Experience is offered at Queen's Women's Center 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Donation: $35. Registration: $5. 718-793-0672.

Demetrios Creek Orthodox Cathedral of Astoria offers classes for public school students, grades 1-7, on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Seventh grade students prepare for the Greek Regents exam. Free bus transportation from neighborhood public schools is available. Registration is being held at the St. Demetrios church office. Classes are held at St. Demetrios School for all grades Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes are held at St. Catherine's Church, 22-30 33rd Street, Astoria, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday classes are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-728-1754

Karate Classes for men, women and children are offered on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Donation: $5.. 718-523-3312.

A course that can reduce automobile insurance costs by 10 percent for three years and to remove up to 4 DMV points is being offered at Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, on Mon., Nov. 13 and Mon., Nov. 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-641-3911.

Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps offers Community CPR Classes d on Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 11,12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 718-352-2080.

Computer class by a professional teacher will be starting shortly at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 718 224-7888 and at Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center 66-35 58th Avenue, Maspeth. 718-429-3636.

A wood class is starting very shortly on Tuesday afternoon: “Learn to Use Machinery Tools” and “Learn to Make Assorted Gifts and Toys” at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 718-224-7888.

Italian classes are offered at the Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.

Computer class for beginners is offered on Saturday mornings at The Queens Women's Center Legal Clinic, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Small groups, with skilled instructor. 718-793-0672.

Painting space instruction is offered every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Queens Women's Center Legal Clinic, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Arts materials donation: $50. Registration fee: $5. 718-793-0672.

Spanish and French classes for ages 60 and over are offered every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers pre-natal exercise classes. 718-961-6880.

Art classes are offered at The Cultural Arts Department of the Central Queens YM&YMHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills.

The Queens Women's Center at Fort Totten, Bayside offers painting space and instruction every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donation: $50. Registration: $5. 718-793-0672.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road presents craft instructor Mildred Hasin on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 719-268-2690.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, offers chess instructions with chess pro Mia Immerman every Friday from l p.m. to 4 p.m. for all levels. 719-268-2690.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck offers art class led by Otto Nedo every Friday at 10 a.m. The center also offers bridge lessons for beginners on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuition: $40. 718-423-8179.

Children

Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers Preschool and Kindergarten for children age 2.9 to 6 years old with a focus on learning through fun. After-school for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade with a focus on homework help. Registration is going on now. Space is limited. 718-961-6880.

Clubs

The Friendship Club meets every first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., in Forest Hills. Admission: $2. 718-268-5011.

The Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights is organizing a free weekly Multicultural Conversation Club on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Queens Public Library, 35-51 81st St. at 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. 718-937-8185.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a couple's club that meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. 718-423-8179.

Dancing and Dances

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons to the public in the latest crazes of dance at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner on Thursdays. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.

The Long Island Singles holds a Matchmaking social ballroom dance for singles, 35+ at the N. C. I. Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, every Tuesday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. which will include a complimentary Dance Lesson by a professional instructor and will feature a professional Ballroom DJ. Donation: $8.. Latin dancing begins at 10 p.m. 718-891-4209.

Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. We are offering complimentary admission for November to our Wednesday dances for singles, widowed and separated. Orientation for new membership also takes place. 718-891-4209.

Country Western Line and Couples Dance Lessons by Betty Mullon will be held on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing. No partner required. 718-463-4143.

Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United will host a country and western dance demonstration by the Manhattan Mustangs at the Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., in Jackson Heights. Country dance to follow. 718-205-6605. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Monday for beginners from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Intermediates learn from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Admission: $5, $6. 718-358-0067.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents free line dance lessons every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Line Dancing with Steve will be held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Dinner

New Directions Chapter of Hadassah, A Young Professional Women's Group will have a Gala Dinner on Wed., Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ben's Kosher Restaurant in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. 718-225-0999.

Discussion Groups

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a discussion group that meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and a current events group that meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 718-423-8179.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, is having a book discussion at its next meeting on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. There will also presentation at Kristalnacht. 718-428-6363.

Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston presents Little Chefs on Sun., Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sun., Dec 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission: $11, $9. 718-229-4000.

The Bayside Historical Society, will hold a Veteran's Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Totten Chapel Green. 718-352-1548.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center Nursery School/ Kindergarten, under the guidance of Director Adrienne Cohen, has won the METNY Awards for Competition for “Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Education-Nursery School”. The award will be presented at the

Regional Convention to be held Nov. 19, at Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, Long Island.

Saint Robert Bellarmine Home School Association is holding An American Girl Pastime Luncheon on Sat. Nov. 11 and Sun Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickstes: $18. 718-224-6487.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center is holding its Annual Kids Disco on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Gym for children ages 4 to 11. DJ, music, games, snacks. $6 per child. Chaperones 14 and over are free. 718-263-7000 x208

The Queens County Builders and Contractors Association will hold its Annual Legislative Breakfast at 17 Murray Street at 8:30 a.m. This year's topic will be “The City Council after Term Limits” 516-932-7580.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside presents A Veterans Day Ceremony at Fort Totten Chapel Green on Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. 718-352-1548.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose hosts its annual Bowl-a-Then to benefit special populations and Special Olympics. The event will be held at Sterling Lanes, 1350 Union Turnpike in Lake Success on Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The YMCA is seeking bowlers to secure sponsors and participate in the Bowl-a-Then. All proceeds will benefit the programs for special populations at the Y as well as the Special Olympics program. 718-479-0505.

All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica will have a penny social on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Admission: $2. 718-360-4710

The Parents Association of The Forest Hills Jewish Center is having its Annual Judaica Book Fair on Sun. Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. 718-263-7000 x208

The Flushing YMCA Beacon Center at JHS 194 hosts a family event at Fort Totten Pool. The mini-Olympics, open to all community families, will include tug-o'-war, pie-eating contest, water balloon toss, swimming relays, potato sack races and relay races. Donation: $10. 718 747-3644.

A Hobby Shop is offered every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck 718-423-8179.

Pop quiz is offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside on Mondays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission: $5. Winning table takes home all the money. 718-225-0652.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside presents a Turkish Carpet Exposition on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-352-1548.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten, holds a Holiday Party on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Admission: $10, $15. 718-352-1548.

Exercise

For relaxation and good health, come to the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside for beginner yoga instruction. on Mon., Nov. 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Donation: $10, $12. 718-793-0672.

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers Pre-Natal Exercise, a class taught by a certified prenatal exercise instructor, which gives a fun pre-natal workout appropriate for all stages of pregnancy. 718-961-6880.

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers Weight Training for Beginners taught by Jim Henry, a fitness counselor. The weekly class teaches how to use free weight exercise equipment–you will learn proper technique, form and various types of exercises using free weights. 718-961-6880.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers shape-up exercise class led by Sylvia Doner every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:45 a.m. 718-423-8179.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, offers Strength Training for Women on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Fee: $50, $40. 718 479-0505.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. in Bellerose, offers a Saturday Afternoon Special for adults and teens interested in kick boxing, Tai Chi and self-defense. The clinic, with Mel Oliver, a Black Belt and certified martial arts instructor is on Saturdays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Space is limited. 718 479-0505.

Fairs

St. John Vianney Parish will be hosting its 1st Annual Christmas Fair in the parish Center, on Sat., Nov. 18 from 9 .m. to 7 p.m and Sun., Nov. 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Santa will be visiting on Sat., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 718–762-7920.

Flu Shots

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers flu shots on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. Preregistration required, 718-423-8179.

North Shore Long Island Health System will administer Pheumonia and Flu Shots on Tues., Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Free Synagogue of Flushing. Flu Shot: $10, Pheumonia Shot: $15. Open to public. 718-961-0030.

Food Drives

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 26-33 164 St., Flushing will be having a Food Drive for the Queens Federation food pantry. Bring non-perishable items to the Church during the month of November.

Games

Fun and Games are offered at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Join the moviegoers on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. A new movie every week, some old ones, some new ones. opera aficionados meet every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. Open Games meet every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. 718-268-5960.

Health

Adult day health care services are now offered at the new Hillside Manor Comprehensive Care Center at 188-11 Hillside Ave., Jamaica from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 718-264-6700.

The Cross Island YMCA offers an Integrated Weight Management course on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 718-479-0505.

Lectures

The Queensborough Community College (QCC) Alumni Association will present it 2000 Lecture Series featuring the return of two of its most popular speakers: Irene Masiello and psychic Gerard Jacob who will discuss the role of a professional psychic in counseling and police investigations. The astrology demonstration will be held on Tues., Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. On Tues., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Admission: $8. 718-281-5144.

The Bayside and Clearview Jewish Centers, Combined Adult Education Programs present Dr. Ruth Adler, who will speak on Mon., Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. at Bayside Jewish Centers, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside. Admission: free. 718-352-7900.

Lessons

The Jamaica YMCA will be offering free lessons in swimming, basketball, soccer and karate during the spring 2001 recess for youth. Spaces are limited, so register early! 718-739-6600.

Luncheon

The North Hills League for Retarded Children will sponsor a Luncheon and Card Party at the George Washington Manor Restaurant, 13-05 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. 718-225-8349.

Douglaston Garden Club Fund Raising Fall Luncheon, will be held on Thurs., Nov. 9 from 12:45 p.m. at Classico Restaurant, 1042 Northern Blvd., Roslyn. Admission: $35. 718-225-0223.

Meetings

The Board of Trustees of The Queens Borough public Library will meet on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 5:45 at the Central Branch Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica 718-990-0705.

Catholic Parents of Lesbian/Gay Children will meet on Nov. 20 from 7:30 p.m. to p.m. at Cenacle Center For spiritual renewal, 154-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. 718-463-2073.

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens/Care of St. Kevins Church, will have their next meeting on Mon., Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Kevin's School, Cafeteria, 455-50 195 St., Flushing. 718-591-3492.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members at 8:15 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 16 at the Skyline Diner, 271-27 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park. 718-343-7674.

The Queens Mineral Society, will meet on Mon., Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Science Building on Queens College Campus. 718-544-5059.

Retiree Membership Meeting, Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Keller Life Member Club will meet on Tues., Nov. 14 at St. John Vianney Church, Flushing. 718-463-4535.

The Sisterhood and Golden Age Club of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 main St., will have a joint meeting, “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Kasruth But Were Afraid To Ask” on Mon. Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. 71-8263-6500.

AARP Chapter #1762, 45-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, will meet on the third Thursday of the month of Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 110 St., Kew Gardens. 718-969-8813.

The Flushing Camera Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Flushing Hospital's Administration Bldg., 45th Ave., and Burling St., Flushing. Free and open to the public. 718-44I-6210.

The Queens Toastmasters Club meets on Mon., Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in the Lower Level. Learn Public Speaking skills. Free. 212-687-4159.

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter #1762 is look for new members. The Chapter meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens at 1 p.m. 718-969-8813.

Whitestone VWF Community Post 4787 meets at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 19-12 149 St., in Whitestone. The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4787 meets on the fourth Monday of the month also at 8 p.m. 718-746-0540.

The Floral Park Community Council meets on every third Wednesday of the month at North Fork Bank, 257th Street and Hillside Avenue from 8 to 9 p.m.

The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway, W.A.T.C.H (Women At The Chapel Hall) meet the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All community women are invited to join these Christian women for a fun and spiritual experience. 718-229-2534.

The Queensboro Hill VFW Post #3427, 136-06 Horace Harding Expressway, meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. New members are encouraged to attend. 718-359-1987.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United Inc. holds its monthly meetings at the Community United Methodist Church, Room 2, 81-10 35th Ave., in Jackson Heights and are open to all. 718-205-6605.

Northeast Widow/Widowers Society meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 718-464-4085.

National Stuttering Association, Queens chapter, will hold meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:15 p.m. 718-464-4085.

Whitestone Community Post 4787 meets at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 19-12 149th St. in Whitestone. The Ladies of Post 4787 meet on the fourth Monday of the month, also at 8 p.m. 718-746-0540.

The Catalpa YMCA hosts the new Queens Chapter meeting of ACES. The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Inc. will meet on every third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Catalpa YMCA, 69-02 64th St. in Ridgewood. 718-366-2965.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a couples club that meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. 718-423-8179.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets the third Sunday of every month at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills 71-11 112th Street Forest Hills. 718-271-6663.

A free karate program is taught Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children 8 to 11 years old and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for ages 12-16 at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 718-358-0067.

Open House

The Solomon Schechter School of Queens 76-16 Parson's Boulevard, Flushing, the only Conservative Jewish Day in Queens is holding its Open House on Mon., Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. 718-591-9800.

The Jamaica YMCA hosts its sixth annual Community Fall Open House. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy free exercise classes, swimming, sports events, fitness testing and much more. 718-739-6600.

Programs

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers Sports Bugs, a program for three to five year olds. The program focused on familiarizing the children with a variety of sports and fitness activities like soccer, tee-ball, basketball and floor hockey. Children will develop motor skills, hand to eye coordination and sports skills and knowledge. Spelts Bugs is held on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Fee: 50, $40. 718 479-0505.x

Jewish Start for preschoolers and their parents will be held on Sat. Nov. 11 at 9:45 a.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-4143.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, offers diversified programs. The center is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 718-269-0285.

Temple Gates, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. offers a weekly Sunday Morning Jewish Studies program for Children with special needs. The program will be designed for high functioning children with learning disabilities; feature small classes with individualized attention; and be taught by teachers trained and experienced in the field of special education. 718-358-7536.

The Cross Island YMCA is located at 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers Early Childhood programs for children to begin their educational and recreational experience. The Y's Early Childhood Center for ages 2.0 through 4.5 years operates on a school year session, September through June. 718 479-0505.

Enjoy imaging new friends as you improve your understanding and use of English in your daily life. Queens Women's Center is offering conversational English classes at QWC, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Donation $35 per month. One-time registration fee of $5 for non-members. 718-783-0672.

It's time to learn about computers! The Queens Women's Center holds basic computer classes for beginners at 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Small groups with skilled instructors. Call today and reserve your space! 718-793-0672

Queens Women's Center has new, exciting courses this Fall: QWC at 401 Murray Ave. Fort Totten, Bayside is offering Conversations with Shelley – An Experience in English Language Practice, GED Preparation and Basic Sewing. QWC at 120-55 Queens Blvd. Kew Gardens will have Sharing Our Lives. A Writing Experience for Women and Literacy Lessons. 718- 793-0672.

Raffles

Quality Services for the Autism Community will hold their 2000 raffle to benefit children with autism throughout New York City. Tickets: $5 each or 11 for $50. 718-7-AUTISM.

Registration

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is now holding registration for Religious Education for Public School children. Classes are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for grades 1 through 6 and from 3:45 to 5 p.m. for grades 2-6. Other classes for grades 6-7 meet on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 718-225-6179.

Registration for an upcoming AARP “55 Alive” Defensive Driving Classes will be held at The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-56 84th St. 718-738-8100.

School District 26 is pleased to announce Immediate Openings in Universal Pre-Kindergarten daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Community School District 26, 61-15 Oceania St., Bayside. Bring: your child, original birth certificate or passport, two proofs of residency and record of immunization.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten at the Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck has openings for the 2000-01 school year for the afternoon session only. For more information please call the Community School Board District #26. Children who are eligible must be 4 years old by Dec. 31. 718 631-3900.

Bible School Registration for Children from nursery school age to high school are eligible for registration on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. at the Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 718-229-2534.

YAI/NYL Clearview School, 16-50 Utopia Parkway, Whitestone, Early Childhood Class is now accepting applications for children, 2 1/2 to 5 years of age, who are at all levels of development. Afternoon sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-352-0104.

The Flushing YMCA, 136-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing, is offering registration for a wide variety of programs and activities for the whole family. 718-961-6380.

Reunions

The Class of 1971 of John Bowne High School in Flushing, Queens is planning a 30th Reunion celebration during the weekend of July 20, 2001. The reunion committee is conducting a national search for 1971 graduates, so if you are one or know one, please e-mail Bowne71@koenig-adpr.com or call Stew Koenigat 315-472-0573.

Everyone who shared in the memories of P.S. 115Q is invited to celebrate its 50th birthday at its location. Contact the school at 718-831-4010 or e-mail at Comp115 @ultinet.net. The party will be held on Fri., Nov. 17.

Screenings

Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides free Glaucoma screenings in the hospital lobby every Monday, from 9 a.m. until noon and every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-670-5719.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides free glaucoma screenings in the hospital lobby every Monday from 9 a.m. until noon and every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Flushing Hospital is located on 45th Ave., and Parsons Boulevard. 718-670-5719.

Seminars

Susan Horowitz will presenting “Handling Difficult People (including yourself) with Humor at Donovan's of Bayside on Sat., Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. Cost: $25. 718-842-5000.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the Long Island City Business Development Corporation and the Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation will host an Export Seminar, at the Crowne Plaza LaGuardia Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Boulevard in East Elmhurst from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cost: $7.50. 718-898-8500.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside presents A Model Railroad Seminar on Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. Admission: $3. 718-352-1548.

The Women and Work Program is a 15-week job-training course offered free of charge by the Queens College Women's Studies Program. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-343-2782.

Design For Living: A Sewing Experience, will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray St., Fort Totten. 718-793-0672.

The Cross Island YMCA is seeking individuals to participate in its new Health & Wellness Internship Program. Opportunities are available working with children ages 8-17 years, older adults and people new to the exercise programs. 718-479-0505.

Having money problems? Need help planning a budget? Get sensible advice about ways to handle your money. A trained financial planner at the Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, can help you. By appointment only. 718-793-0672.

Support Groups

Queens Rape Counseling Center 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills, offers two weekly support groups, The first meets on Monday from 5:20 p.m. to 7 p.m. for victims of both sexual abuse and domestic violence. The second meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for victims of sexual abuse. 718-263-2013.

The Compassionate Friends of Flushing, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at The Church on the Hill, 167th St and 35111 Ave., Flushing, at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of every month. Next meeting is Nov. 17. 718-746-5010.

A Lyme disease support group has been formed in Queens to assist borough residents in coping with the tick-borne illness. A support group can be very helpful to a patient in understanding the multiple symptoms of Lyme disease. 718- 263-8490.

Franklin Hospital Medical Center's Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 13 in the hospital's Conference Room located at 900 Franklin Ave., in Valley Stream. Guest speaker will be Director of Nutrition Services Lovelina Nadkami, MS, RD, CDE. She will lead a discussion on “Healthy Eating.” 516-256-6198.

The Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing serves the housing needs of neighborhoods by assisting individuals, families, building management companies and their staff with wide-ranging types of free advice and counseling and through workshops and seminars. 718-591-6060.

The Breathing Easy support group is a free support group sponsored by Flushing Hospital Medical Center as part of their ongoing efforts to offer important health care services and information to the community. The group is fee and is open to adults with chronic breathing disorders and their families. 718-670-5640.

Are you having trouble collecting child support? The Association For Children Enforcement of Support meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. Fresh Meadows. 1800-738-ACES.

At Flushing Hospital Medical Center, a trained volunteer is on staff every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to answer questions about Medicare eligibility criteria, benefits, and filing procedures. The service, known as Medicare 101. is offered to the community and is free of charge. 718-670-4546

R.A.R.E. (Recent Active Retirees Experience) is for you if you're retired! Retirement brings changes and challenges! With the guidance of a facilitator, a self-motivated group of recent retirees will plan interesting and exciting activities and trips for their own group. The group will meet at The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Contribution: $5. 718-268-5011, ext. 226.

Young Moms Support Group meets on the first and third Friday of each month at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1-800-351-1001.

A Bereavement Support Group offering professional guidance through small group interaction meets weekly at Hillside Hospital, of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System on Tuesday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 718-516-470-8087.

SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a Bereavement Group for Seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a spouse or child. The groups meet on Fridays at 1 p.m. 718-454-2100.

Parents of Murdered Children and other survivors meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-740-1061.

QSAC, Quality Services for the Autism Community, offers a twice-monthly support group meeting for parents and family members of individuals with autism. The meetings are free to the public and are held the second and third Thursday 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.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a recently retired group that meets every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, is offering an ongoing weekly support group for women looking to share their everyday concerns and help each other adjust to life changes every Monday 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 718-793-0672.

The Compassionate Friends of Flushing, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at The Church on the Hill, 167th St. and 35th Ave.

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