By The TimesLedger
Housing work group
Helps those with disabilities apply for New York City Housing Authority. First Wed. of month, 11 a.m. Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica. 658-2524.
Free advice on basic legal issues at the Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.
Clinic with a trained financial advisor Thurs. at 2:30 p.m. Free, but appointment needed. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.
Available at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. on Mon. and Fri. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 738-8100.
Queens Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., provides assistance with resume, Microsoft tutorials, job search/interviewing techniques, GED & ESL classes, referrals to training programs. Call 657-6200.
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.
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.
Forest Hills classes include instruction in relief and three-dimensional carving. Free membership to the Queens Woodcarvers Club is also available. Call 544-0265 or visit woodcarving.web.com.
With a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 429-3636.
St. Clare’s Church, Rosedale, 137-35 Brookville Blvd. from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Sat. of each month. Call 341-0452.
With Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.
With Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.
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.
1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month, except July & Aug. at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 631-2115.
Meets first, third Mon. of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 268-5011.
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.
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.
From noon to 6 p.m. there will be an Arts Fair at Athens Square with stage performances, music, dance, poetry, art exhibitions, photography, wood carving, dry flower artwork, stained glass, sculpture, masks, pottery, computer artwork, tiles, jewelry, face painting. Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue & 30th Street. Take the “N” train to the 30th Avenue stop.
Blood drive at Tolentine Hall, Parson Boulevard and Union Turnpike, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 969-3226.
Athletic activities for teens
Including swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Sat., 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 479-0505.
Classes will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs. and 1 p.m. Sat. at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. and at 9:30 a.m. Sat. at Int’l Karate & Fitness 69-02 Austin St. Suite 202. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. Call 297-1204.
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.
Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.
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.
The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents “African Education for Social Change: Pre- vs. Post-Colonial.” Participants will be educators from the US and Africa, discussing how pre- and post-colonial education has impacted social change in various African countries. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call Hazel Rollins at 527-7434. Event sponsored by The African research and Educational Institute.
Discussion led by Marjory Peterson of the Staff and Patient Education Department at Queens Hospital Center. The sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hollis Branch of the Queens Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., and Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Queens Village Branch or the Queens Library, 94-11 217 St.
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
Monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 205-6605.
Queens Mineral Society
Mon., 8 p.m. Queens College. 544-5059.
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 Management and Recovery Training
Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 54 Rd. 212-929-6107.
Meet & Greet
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.
Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 626-1500.
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.
For seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. 454-2100.
Last Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.
Connections for seniors
Tues., 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 268-5011.
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.
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.
Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 657-6200.
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.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sun. of the month. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 271-6663.
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.
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.
Recent Active Retirees
Help cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 268-5011.
Nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 343-9001.
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing
Last Mon. of the month, 6 p.m., Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 264-3017.
Separation and divorce
Call for appointment. 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.
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.
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.
Catholic War Veterans
Seeking 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.
Helps develop resumes, interview skills, job search techniques. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Call for appointment. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.
For teenagers at the Astoria branch of the Queens Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Call 278-2220.
The King Manor Museum will host a workshop on quilting and its importance in African-American culture at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with Geraldine Hazel, founder of the Stitches from the Heart program Ages 12 and up. Call 206-0545.
Discuss and create a poem or journal. Open to mature women. Donation requested. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.