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Activities

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free computer ., 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 is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays in Crocheron Park. 718-454-5800.

Bingo

Bingo is held every Monday at 7:15 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 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. Forest Hills. 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

The Beacon Program at M.S. 158 Q, 46-35 Oceania Street, Bayside offers an S.A.T. Math Prep Course starting March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The class will run for a 10 week period. No classes on April 14. 718-423-2266.

The Jewish Center of Kew Garden Hills, 71-25 Main Street presents Rabbi Joshua Karlip's Adult Education Class, when bad things happen to good people a view from tradition on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29. 718-261-6500.

A class on Jewish history from the time of the rabbi known as the Ba'al Shem Tov, the founder of an hasidic movement in the 18th century, to the dawn of the State of Isreal will be presented by Dr. Burtob Schall at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Forest Hills on three Wednesday evenings on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at 7:45 p.m. 718-261-2900.

Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside is offering an ESL class for women to learn English. The class will be offered on Fridays at 10 a.m. for eight sessions. Reasonable donation. 718-793-0672.

There will be weekly Yoga classes held every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. 718-747-0941.

Sign Language for children ages 7-12 years old featuring instructor Barbara Aliprantis will be held on April 9, 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Fee: $5. Pre-Registration required. 718-358-0067.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave, Bellerose offers Safety Training classes at its Bellerose facility. The schedule is as follows: CPR for Professional Rescuer (ReCertification Only) on March 6, and April 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Community CPR and Safety ReCertification on Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m Community CPR and Safety Full Course April 17 and 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must attend both classes. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Must attend all classes. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training ReCertification April 8 from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor Candidate Training and Water Safety Instructor April 9 through 13. Time to be announced. 718 479- 0505 ext 108.

The Saturdays at Hillcrest courses start every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. where students can take enrichment or skill building classes such as Sequential Math I and II, tutoring in needed subjects, Basic Writing Skills, English Regents Preparation, Review for Earth Science, Physics, and Biology, Global History RCT Prep., U.S. History RCT Prep and Health Careers Prep. At 10:15 some of the above courses are repeated and additional courses such as Physical Fitness and Playwriting are offered. At 9 a.m. courses for parents and staff members are provided in Art Workshop, Dancercise, Communicating with your Child, and Introduction to Computers. Mr. Stephen M. Duch is Principal of Hillcrest H.S.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for Speakers of Other Languages classes at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Place in Elmhurst and other locations in Flushing. Classes in Elmhurst are Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (beginning) and 10:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. (intermediate). Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced in Flushing. Classes are free (with a nominal book charge). 718-463-0434.

The Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., presents Ongoing Classes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Joshua Karlip. The the topic Delving into Davening, The Meanings and Origins of Prayer.” 718-263-6500.

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-56 84th St. offers a class in Origami for seniors, taught by Sam Batt on Wednesdays from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-738-8100.

Kids in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 can get homework assistance, do arts and crafts, play sports, or work on their computer skills at the free after-school program at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, 68-17 Austin St. Sessions are on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Improve your understanding and use of English in your daily life. Queens Women's Center offers Conversational English at Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Donation: $35. Registration fee: $5. 718-793-0672.

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.

It's time to finish your education in caring and comfortable environment. Queens Women's Center offers GED High School Equivalency classes at Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Small donation. 718-793-0672.

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

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

A wood class: “Learn to Use Machinery Tools” and “Learn to Make Assorted Gifts and Toys” is offered Tuesday afternoons 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.

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.

Clinics

Christine Roland, director of housing/community organizing at the Forest Hills Community House holds housing clinics for tenants living in rent regulated apartments on the first Wednesday of every month. First Wednesdays for Tenants at the Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd. from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 718-592-5757.

Clubs

The Samuel Fiels/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck has expanded the afterschool socialization/recreation program for children with special needs; mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, ages 5-21. The program runs Monday through Friday. 718-225-6750.

FEGS Beacon 231 Advantage Afterschool Program, Magnetech 231, 145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens, offers homework/tutor assistance, participate in competitive sports, traditional/ non-traditional, attend workshops and service learning-community outreach projects free at the FEGS Beacon 231 Advantage Program, Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 718-528-1743.

The Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 158, Kew Gardens, offers the Job Club every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Development/update of resumes interview skills and job search techniques. Free. 718-793-0672.

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 Ave., 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. 718-423-8179.

Dances

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose will host its first annual Be A Neighborhood Dinner Dance on Thurs., Feb. 22, at the Swan Club in Roslyn, New York. Three honorees will be recognized for their long-term commitment to the betterment of our communities – Rev. Joseph L. Cunningham, Kevin Forrestal and Senator Frank Padavan. Dinner tickets are available for purchase as well as space ads in the Dinner Journal and sponsorship opportunities. 516-354-0098.

Discussion Groups

A panel discussion, “Civil and Human Rights in the 21st Century” will be presented in cooperation with the Queens Borough President's African American Heritage Committee on Wed., Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Boulevard. Distinguished panelists will include the Honorable Justice Laura Blackburne; Howard Dodson, Chief, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Rabbi Robert Kaplan, Director Intergroup and Community Relations; Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.; and Dennis Walcott, Executive Director, New York Urban League. 718-651-1100

A short story discussion group with Debbie takes place every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. A different story is discussed every week. All are welcome. 718-961-4550.

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 February sessions of “Food for Thought” a study and discussion group program, offered by The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Forest Hills on Feb. 10, 17, and 24 following the Shabbat morning services which begin at 10:30 a.m. A brunch will be served. 718-261-2900.

Events

The Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Jamaica, will hold Coffee and Conversation, Read Aloud IV on Tues., Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Coffee and Cake. Admission: $3. 718-776-4400.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose is hosting events for families and seniors as part ofa Valentine's Day celebration. On Wed., Feb. 14 a Senior Social will be held at 12 noon in the large gym. A pasta lunch will be served with light refreshments, dancing and an opportunity to meet friends. There is a nominal fee of $3 per person. Registration is necessary. On Fri., Feb. 16 a Family Extravagant will be held at 7 pm in the large gym. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pasta dinner and light refreshments. The cost is $3 per person and registration is necessary. 516-354-0098.

Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, Suite 202 presents Humor and Politics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 718-268-5960.

The 55 Plus Expo, A Tribute to the Generations that made Queens the County it is Today will be held on Thurs., Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Flushing Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. Free admission. Speakers: Carol A. Gresser, John C. Liu. Complimentary Brunch and Raffle Prizes. 718-347-3202.

Exercise

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers Instructional and Recreational Swimming for Adults with Disabilities. The program is offered three times per week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Participants will learn exercise and swimming skills individualized to suite personal needs. Instruction is provided as well as free time to practice. 516-354-0098.

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 – 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.

Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, Suite 202 offers Stay-Well Exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 718-268-5960.

Forums

A Writers Forum will be held on the sfourth Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at Palladium, Astoria/. Writers are invited to bring one work of writing to share (5 mins or less). 718-274-9585.

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. 718-264-6700.

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

Luncheons

The Free Synagogue of Flushing, presents a breakfast/lecture on Sun., Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. with Michael Goring, Licensed Acupuncturist. Introducting us to oriental medicine and complimentary health care. Admission: $5. 718-961-0047.

The Ladies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 89-19 114 St., Richmond Hill will hold its annual Valentine Luncheon and Card Party in the Chruch fellowship hall on Thurs., Feb. 15 at noon. Cost: $8. 718-849-0009.

Lectures

The Dorot Group of Hadassah at Hillcrest Jewish Center has announced that on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Sandra King, national hadassah Chair of Jewish Education, will speak about P'kud Nefesh or organ donation. The pblic is invited. Hillcrest Jewish Center is. located on Union Turnpike at 184th Street, Fresh Meadows.

Take control of your life! Come to a Free Kabbalah lecture at Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks, 50-35 Cloverdale Blvd. on Sun., March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. 718 631-0100

Castle Senior Living at Forest Hills, 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Forest Hills, will host a lecture on the topic “Music” Tracing the history of the musical Fiddler on the Roof on Fri., Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. 212-717-8888. The second lecture of a three Synagogue Lecture Series will continue on Sunday, February I1 at 11 a.m. at the Conserative Synagogue of Jamaica Estates, 162-69 Wxford Terrace, with Rabbi Sideney Schwartz speaking on, “The Transformation ofthe Synagogue in the 21st Century.” This lectue series is sponsored by Hillcrest Jewish Center, the Conservative Sysnagogue of Jamaics Estates and the Hollis Hills Jewish Center. The public is welcome.

Learn how to start your own investment club on Mon., Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road College Point. Registration required. 718-358-0067

The Samuel Fiels/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck presents Merrill Weiner, A.C.S.W, Clinical Director of North Shore University Hospitals A.D.H.D Treatment Program.

Lessons

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

Learn ballroom dancing with instructor Carol Kaminski on Wed., .31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills. Come alone or bring a partner. 718-268-7934.

Meetings

The Millennium Mom Club meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach. All mothers invited to this Mommy and baby social hour. Come meet other mothers of babies and small children. Share your worries, fears and above all the joys of being a mother. All welcomed. Free admission. 718-641-5718.

The Samuel Fiels/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a Day Care and Family Respite Program for persons from Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. The program meets Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-225-6750.

The Queens Society of Humanistic Judaism will meet on Sat., FEb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Parson's JHS, 158-40 76th Rd., Flushing. A Coalition For Secular Humanisism on Long Island. All refreshments. All invited. Free admission. 718-380-5362.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce will host the Queens Borough Cabinet meeting with Borough President Claire Shulman. This is the fifth year that this joint meeting will be held. A question and answer period will follow. The meeting will be held on Tues., Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza LaCuardia,104-04 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst This meeting is open to the public but there is a $39 charge for breakfast. 718-898-8500.

Living Well…Tobacco Free will meet on Wed., Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The American Cancer Society, 97-77 Queens Blvd., Suie 1110, Rego Park. 718-263-2224.

The103rd Precinct Community Council will meet on Tues., Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Benedict The Moor, R.C. Church, 71-17 Brinkerhoff Ave. Jamaica. Special Guest: Queens District. Refreshments Served. 718-657-8195 or 718-264-4029

The Queens Society for Humanistic Judaism will meet on Sat., Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at Parson's JHS, 158-40 76th Rd., Flushing. Topic: Israeli Election: Results and Anaylsis, Speaker: Robert Wolfe. Free admission amd refreshments. 718-225-1706.

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens/Care of St. Kevin's Church will have their next meeting at St. Kevin's School Cafeteria, 45-50 195 St., Flushing. 718-591-3492.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members on Thurs., Feb. 8, 22 at 8:15 p.m. at Skyline Diner, 271-27 Union Turnpike., 718-343-7674.

The Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209 St., and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside is having a general meeting with gues speaker Sally Charalambous from New York Hospital of Queens, on “Stress Management” on Tues., Feb. 13 at noon. 718-428-6363.

The Queens Borough President's African American Heritage Month Planning Committee In Cooperation with the Langston Hughes Community Library an Cultural Center Queens Borough Public Library, presents “Civil and Human Rights in the 21st Century,” an African American Heritage Month panel discussion on Wed., Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Free admission. 718-651-1100.

The Flushing Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Friends and Co., 154-17 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. The Flushing Rotary Club is an international service organization serving all of Northeast Queens. 718-353-1220.

The Samuel Fiels/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a program for people who have early stages memory loss:Alzheimer's Disease or a Demenia Related Illness, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays each weel for a morning support group. 718-225-6750.

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 St. This group is for anyone who is the parent, family member or friend of lesbians, bisexuals, gays or transgender people. 718-271-6663.

The Astroclub meets at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reach for the stars! Explore the great frontier of space by using state-of-the-art telescopes, binoculars and other astronomy equipment. 718-699-0005, ext. 349. Fee: $4, $3. 718-699-0005.

AARP Chapter #1762, 45-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, meets on the third Thursday of the month 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. Free and open to the public. 718-44I-6210.

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter #1762 is looking 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 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.

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.

Programs

A Springbreak Children's Program, featuring Steve Johnson's Magic Variety Show on Tues., April 10 at 1 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road College Point. This 45 minute performance includes magic, juggling, an illusion and a dramatic Escape. Tickets: $5. $3. 718-358-0067.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center introduces Quit Smart Stop Smoking Program to the community. Cost: $25. 718-770-5476.

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