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Southeast and Western Queens Community Calendar

By The TimesLedger

Assistance

Housing work group helps those with disabilities apply for New York City Housing Authority. First Wednesday of month, 11 a.m. Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica. 658-2524.

Sensible financial advice from trained financial planner. Appointment required. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Camps

Summer day camp program open house, Wed., 10 a.m.-noon, 6-8 p.m., Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd. 392-7932.

Children’s Activities

After-School Program offers homework/tutor assistance, sports, workshops, service learning-community outreach projects. Weekdays, 3-6 p.m. FEGS Beacon 231, 145-00 Springfield Blvd. 528-1743.

Early Childhood programs offered at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 479-0505.

Painting and clay workshops for ages 5 and up. Mon. & Tues. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 520-9842.

Classes

Compass training will be held at noon Sunday at the Forest Park Nature Center, Woodhaven Boulevard at Forest Park Drive. Call 846-2731.

Computer class by a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 429-3636.

French conversation with Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.

Intermediate Spanish with Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.

Media Art – Helen Magrisso teaches Mon. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5960.

Slow down in a fast paced world 7 – 8:30 p.m. with moderator Roslyn Dudley and “Lady Prema” Carter at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre. A free vegetarian meal will be served. Sponsored by Science of Spirituality. 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 523-3312.

Urban Park Rangers will spend the afternoon enhancing and refurbishing the trails of Forest Park on National Trails Day, to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Call 846-2731.

Wood Carving, 1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month, except July & Aug. at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 631-2115.

Clinics

Financial help. Thurs., 3 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Clubs

Friendship Club meets first, third Mon. of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 268-5011.

Job Club helps women with resumes, interview skills and job search techniques. Alternate Wed., 5:30 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Multicultural Conversation Club organized by Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights. Sun., 3-5 p.m. Queens Borough Public Library, 35-51 81st St. 937-8185.

Photography Group meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. 268-5960.

Dancing

Sunday Dances with Instruction, Sun., 3:30-4:30 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd. 478-3100.

Exercise

Athletic activities for teens include swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 479-0505.

Instructional and recreational swimming for adults with disabilities features exercise and swimming skills individualized for personal needs. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 516-354-0098.

Kick boxing, tai chi, self-defense for adults and teens. Sat., 2:30-3:30 p.m.. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 479-0505.

Stay-Well Exercise. Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Events

Howard Beach Senior Center annual arts and crafts festival 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday at the center, 156-45 84th St. Call 738-8100.

Prelude to Pride Dinner 7 p.m. Friday at Tung-Shing House, 97-45 Queens Blvd., Sponsored by Queens Gays & Lesbians United. Special guest Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Call 205-6605.

Interfaith AIDS Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 34th Avenue between 81 and 82 streets, featuring the Rainbow Voices Chorus and the Four Wind Earth Chorus. Sponsored by Queens Gays & Lesbians United. Call 205-6605.

Bikers Against Breast Cancer will hit the streets at 12:30 p.m. Sunday when Harley enthusiasts and other motorcyclists will wind their way through Brooklyn and Queens, starting at Harley Davidson of New York City, 42-11 Northern Blvd., and ending at Cunningham Park. Call 800-227-2345 for more information.

10th Annual Queens Pride Parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 89th Street and 37th Avenue. The parade runs along 37th Road from 74th to 77th Street. Call 205-6605.

Forums

“The United States and Russia: What Kind of Relationship do We Want?” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Heights branch of the Queens Library, 35-51 81st St.

Lectures

“Jewish Stories: A Penchant for Parables,” with speaker Steve Zeitlin, will be held at the Bayswater Jewish Center, cor. of Healy Avenue and Dickens Street, Far Rockaway. Call 471-7771.

Meetings

Queens Public Library Board of Trustees administrative committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the conference room at Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762. Second Thurs. of the month, 1 p.m. New members welcome. Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St. 969-8813.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United holds monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 205-6605.

Queens Mineral Society, Mon., 8 p.m. Queens College. 544-5059.

Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 158 of Queens Village meets weekly through mid-June. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92-10 217th St. Boys in 6th grade through age 18 welcome.

Cub Scout Pack 158 meets Fri., 7:30-8:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92-10 217th St., Boys in 1st-5th grade welcome.

Venture Crew 158 of Queens Village meets first and third Fri. of the month, 9-10:30 p.m.

Self-Help

Self Management and Recovery Training, Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 54 Rd. 212-929-6107.

Seniors

Elderplan hosts “Meet & Greet” Medicare informational meetings weekly at the following times and locations: Waterview Diner, 163-30 Crossbay Blvd., Mon., 9 a.m.; Palace Diner, 60-15 Main St., Tues., 9 a.m.; Glendale Diner, 71-08 Myrtle Ave., Wed. 9 a.m.; Mark Twain Diner, 72-12 Northern Blvd., Thurs., 9 a.m.; Bayside Diner, 207-70 Northern Blvd., Fri. 9 a.m.; Shalimar Diner, 63-68 Austin St., Thurs., 3 p.m.; Caridad Restaurant, 100-02 Northern Blvd., Wed., 3 p.m.; G&P Diner, 118-03 Liberty Ave., Wed., 9 a.m.; Rockaway Sunset Diner, 116-11 Beach Channel Dr., Mon., 9:30 a.m.; and Three Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Tues., 9 a.m. Call 921-7898.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s caregivers. Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 626-1500.

Autism support for parents and family members of people with autism. Spanish-speaking groups also offered. Third Thurs. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Quality Services for the Autism Community, 30-10 38th St. 728-8427.

Bereaved siblings and children. Helps kids in grades 1-8 who have lost a loved one. First Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.

Bereavement group for seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. 454-2100.

Bereavement group. Last Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease group. Third Wed. of the month (except July, Aug.), noon-2 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, sixth floor auditorium. 206-8410.

Connections for seniors. Tues., 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 268-5011.

Diabetes support group. First Thurs. of the month (except July, Aug.), 6:30-8 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center private dining area. 206-8410.

Employment preparation. Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 657-6200.

Geriatric psychiatry support groups. First, third Wed. of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks. 470-8097.

Grandparents raising grandchildren. First Mon. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 297-2301.

Lost Miracles bereavement group for those suffering the loss of a newborn or miscarriage. Third Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.

Lyme disease patients. 263-8490.

Millennium Mom Club mommy and baby social hour. Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd. 641-5718.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sun. of the month. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 271-6663.

Recent Active Retirees Experience. Help cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 268-5011.

Renaissance Group, nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 343-9001.

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People. Last Mon. of the month, 6 p.m., Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 264-3017.

Separation and divorce support group. Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Sexual abuse/domestic violence victims. Mondays, 5:20-7 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 263-2013.

Sexual abuse victims. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 263-2013.

Self-esteem for women. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 352-7225.

Women’s group led by psychotherapist Rhoda Findling helps with relationships. Appointment required. Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Tours

Walking tour of Jamaica highlights Jamaica’s agricultural roots and transformation into a modern city. Landmark buildings and sites within walking distance of King Manor Museum, 90-04 161st St. 206-0545.

Reform Temple of Forest Hills will hold an open house Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 71-11 112th Street. Call 261-2900.

Volunteers

Catholic War Veterans seeks new members. Must be practicing Catholic and past or current member of U.S. armed forces. Second, fourth Thurs. of the month, 8 p.m. 73-53 Metropolitan Ave. 894-1133.

Youth football coaches. LP Fam’s Youth Organization Inc. of South Ozone Park seeks coaches for two teams in Warner Conference Youth Football League this fall. Paul Cox, 835-8416 or Hayward Gillyard, 659-8333.

Workshops

Parenting skills. Second Fri. of the month. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

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