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Community Calendar Listings II

By The Times-Ledger

Support Groups cont.

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.

Are you still clinging to an unavailable man who can't commit? Still obsessing about your man who got away? Attend a women's support group led by psychotherapist Rhoda Findling, author of “Don't Call that Man! A survival Guide To Letting Go.” The group will help you let go of relationships that have ended or are dysfunctional. The support group meets by appointment only at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 158, Kew Gardens on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 718-793-0672.

A Lyme disease patient 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.

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.

Community Education Resource Center, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at The Church on the Hill, 167th St. and 35th Ave. in Flushing, at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. 718-746-5010.

A free mutual support group is forming for grandparents involved in the full-time caregiving for their grandchildren. The meeting is held on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. 718-297-2301.

Domestic Violence Support Groups are now in progress, meeting twice a week at the Pomonok Neighborhood Center. Groups are held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. These groups are free and there is ample parking available.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a group for retired people. The group meets every Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., in Forest Hills, offers “Connections” (Post-Bereavement Program) on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Admission: $2. 718-268-5011.

Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, offers a Crime Victim Assistance Unit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SNAP Senior Center of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village offers a Bereavement Group for seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one who will meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. 718-454-2100.

Support groups are available free of charge every first and third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. at the Hillside Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry, 267th Street and 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks. 718-470-8097.

The Renaissance Group is a nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful at Bellerose Jewish Center at 254th Street and Union Turnpike. 718-343-9001.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center has the answers to questions about Medicare every Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-670-4546.

The Ostomy Club 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. 718-670-5640.

The Bio-Behavioral Institute, 935 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck, offers a free support group for people with obsessive-compulsive disorders on the last Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 516-487-7116.

A weekly support group for women looking to share their everyday concerns and help each other adjust to life changes is offered at The Queens Women's Center Legal Clinic, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-793-0672.

The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., in Forest Hills, offers R.A.R.E. (Recent Active Retirees Experience): Retirement brings changes and challenges. 718-268-5011.

Are you the parent or a child 8-17 with asthma? Support for Asthmatic Youth of America a program of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, presents of workshop on asthma management at school on Fri., Jan. 19 at 7:15 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital Center for Extended Care, 300 Community Dr., Manhasset. A free workshop will be an informative interactive and fun evening. A light dinner will be also served. 516-625-5735.

The RSD Association of NY State, conducts monthly self-help groups, provides patient support and education, physician referrals and information on the newest treatment programs. The next meeting will be held on Tues., Jan. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. guest speaker John Ondrush, P.T. will discuss the importance of physical therapy in RSD treatment. 516-739-2435.


Cocoa House nights are offered on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Center/JHS, 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills. 718-830-5233.


Fort Totten Historical Center offers tours of Fort Totten conducted by Jack Fein seven days a week during the year. 718-352-0180.


A shelter for victims of abuse to which Hillcrest Jewish Center has been delivering clothing and household items is currently short of space and requests only winter clothing for the time being. To donate such clothing, call 718- 657-2504.

Join the diverse and dedicated group of men and women who help enrich our Queens community – become a Queens Museum of Art volunteer. No experience is necessary. All it takes is a cheerful personality, team spirit, and one morning or afternoon a week. The museum staff provides all training and supports. If you have an interest in education, art and children, consider becoming a museum docent. 718-592-9700, ext. 131.

The Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which assists taxpayers that file basic tax returns and cannot afford to pay professional preparers. Those who complete the course and pass an open book test are asked to volunteer at least four hours each week from Feb. to April 16. 718-468-4655.

AARP Chapter #1762, 45-09 118 St., Kew Gardens is looking for new members. 718-969-8813.

The Machson segment of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will pick up furniture to distribute to needy Jewish families. You can call 212-453-9525 Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is sometimes a three week wait so plan ahead.

The Association for the Advancement of the Blind and Retarded is seeking salable clothing, household items, books, and furniture for its new thrift shop whose main purpose is to provide its group home members with meaningful work training and opportunities to interact with the community. The thrift shop called the Treasure Box, is located at 164-09 Hillside Ave., 718-558-0390.

The Queens Library Adult Learning Centers are looking for volunteers to tutor adults in literacy and English for speakers of other languages. No previous teaching experience is necessary. Training is starting soon. 718-657-2485.

The Auxiliary Police Programs at the Auxiliary Police Section, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Special Task Unit is currently seeking new members. Community volunteers in the Auxiliary Police Program perform such duties as Uniform patrol with a partner in residential and commercial areas; special events, detail parades, block parties, street fairs.

Opportunities for high school students to volunteer assisting and caring for elementary school age children in after-school programs are offered at the Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35 Ave., 718 229-5972.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills is looking for men and women who want to work as volunteers with frail seniors in a non-institutional setting. 718-592-5757.

The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens is seeking volunteers to provide clerical assistance in departments housed in Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd. 718-670-1125.

The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for members to serve as dispatchers and ambulance crew personnel. The ambulance corps needs members who are available to serve between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week. 718-347-1637.

Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service, 12-15 150th St., Whitestone, needs volunteers to serve as dispatchers for a few hours a week to answer phones during the day. 718-767-1000.

“Connections” is a workshop for people who find themselves alone and often lonely in their “golden years”, will meet on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. at The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. Discuss various strategies which may assist participants in taking control and actively working on changing their lives. Contribution is $2. 718-268-5011, ext. 226.


Queens Legal Services Corporation, will present Retirement Benefits and Work Incentives at Woodside Senior Housing, 49-11 Broadway, Woodside on Feb. 13rf at 10:30 a.m. 718-392-5546. Ext. 40

The Bayside Historical Society presents a Papermaking Workshop featuring Zelda Tanenbaum on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. 718-767-8369.

The Ethical Culture Society of Queens offers an Adult Education workshop at the Early Childhood Center, 67-25 188th St., Fresh Meadows, “How do I Raise a Moral Child?” to be led by Curt Collier, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture. This question may seem difficult to answer given the number of conflicting approaches. This 3-session workshop is $15.00 and will be held on 1/24/01, 1/31/01, and 2/7/01 from 7:30 – 9:30PM. 718-445-85 15 or 718-969-2412.       

The death penalty will be the subject of a breakfast forum at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Flushing on Sun., Jan. 28 at 10:30 Admission is $5. 718-261-2900.

During the upcoming personal income tax filing season, Queens Borough Public Library will present income tax counseling for low-income and older adults, sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program. Beginning in the first week of February 2001 through April 13 on Thursdays and Fridays, the tax counseling sessions will take place at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, in Area A on the lower level. There is no session on Thursday, March 15. Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Counselors trained by the Internal Revenue Service ( will provide assistance in completing personal income tax returns for the year 2000. Participants are requested to bring a copy of their 1999 tax return, W-2 and 1099 forms, any blank tax forms received from the IRS, all receipts for expenses and any other information concerning all sources of income. 718-990-0853.

Yoga Instruction, A fitness workshop designed to help you achieve an inner peace while developing a healthy body will be held on Wed., Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Broad Channel Branch Public Library, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel. Preregistration. 718-318-4943

Women's Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica offers Employment Preparation Workshops. 718-657-6200.

Kids' Painting and Clay Workshops will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays for ages 5 and up at the Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 718-520-9842.

Basic Nature Photography is offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $12, $14. 718-229-4000.

Worship Services

Shabbat Family Service will be held on Fri., Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-4143.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Flushing, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing hold Sunday Services at 11 a.m. 718-3535-3860.

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 26-33 164 St., offers services Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join the fellowship for coffee in the Community Room after services.

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 26-33 164 St., offers Church school for children ages 4 and up on Sunday at 10 a.m.

The New Apostolic Church in Bayside offers Vacation Bible School, The Fruits of the Spirit for children ages 4 to 13. There will be crafts, singing and discussion of The Fruits of the Spirit. 718-423-5001.

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1465 Clintonville St., Whitestone offers Saturday Eves of Feasts: Great Vespers at 6 p.m. and Sundays and Feast Days: Divine Liturgy, at 10 a.m. 718-767-7292.

The Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park offers a free Jewish education for Kindergarten and Sunday School children. The center also provides a thorough religious curriculum for Grade 3 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Youth services are held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and adult services from 8:45 a.m. to noon. 718-343-9001.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Ave., offers Bible every Wednesday at 11 a.m. An informal Prayer service follows at noon. A Children's Choir (with Christian education) is held weekly on public school days. Our craft group meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Unity Center of Flushing holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. at 42-11 155 St. Service includes reading of the Daily Word, truth lesson, prayer, meditation and social hour including coffee and refreshments after service. 718-353-5887. Class is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m.; Brief prayer service to follow. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Avenue, Bayside. All welcome. 718-352-6744.

Redeemer Lutheran Church offers Sunday worship. The church is located on the corner of Bell Boulevard and 36th Avenue, Bayside. 718-229-5770.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Ave., Bayside, offers Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10 a.m. 718-352-6744

The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 36-01 Bell Blvd. in Bayside will hold a Christian Education hour is held at 9 a.m. and regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. 718-229-5770.

Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran weekly services are held Sunday as follows: worship service 10 a.m., Sunday school 9 a.m., Bible study 9 a.m., Lenten service Wednesday evening 8 p.m.

Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, 211-06 48 Ave., Bayside, holds Sabbath Morning 8:45 a.m., followed by a Kiddush and parsha discussion. Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. Friday. 718-225-5301.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Religious Education for public school children classes are held every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for grades 1, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Grades 2-6. Other classes for Grades 6-7 meet on Tuesday from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 225-6179. 718-229-4000.

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