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Southeast, West Queens Community Calender Listings

Assistance

Free Tax Counseling

The Queens Library system will offer free tax counseling for low-income and older adults sponsored by AARP running through April 15. To find out locations participating and hours they are available, call 718-990-0700 or go to www.queenslibrary.org.

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. 718-658-2524.

Legal Clinic

Free advice on basic legal issues 5 p.m. Mon. at the Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

Money Management

Clinic with a trained financial advisor. Free, but appointment needed. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

Notary Public

Available at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. on Mon. and Fri. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 718-738-8100.

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. 718-528-1743.

Forest Park Hike

On Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Forest Park Nature Center. Call 1-866-NYC-HAWK.

Painting and clay

Workshops for ages 5 and up. Mon. & Tues. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 718-520-9842.

Spring Fever Festival

At the Forest Park Carousel on Saturday, April 12 from 12-3 p.m. Call 718-235-4100.

Classes

Beginner woodcarving

Forest Hills classes include instruction in relief and three-dimensional carving. Free membership to the Queens Woodcarvers Club is also available. Call 718-544-0265 or visit woodcarving.web.com.

Computer class

With a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 718-429-3636.

Computer Instruction

The Center for the Women of New York will hold a computer instruction class at their computer lab in Kew Gardens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325. Mornings and evenings available. Call 718-793-0672.

English for the Foreign Born

At the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Thurs. starting May 8 from 10:15- 11:30 a.m. Call 718-738-8100.

French Conversation

With Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.

Guitar Class

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre will host guitar classes with instructor Guy Daniels. Call 718-523-3312 to register.

Intermediate Spanish

With Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.

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. 718-268-5960.

Woodcarving

1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-631-2115.

Clinic/Screening

Health Fair

At the Queens Center for Progress, 81-15 164 St. on Friday, April 11 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 718-380-3000 ext. 298.

Clubs

Friendship Club

Meets first, third Mon. of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

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. 718-937-8185.

Photography Group

Meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. 718-268-5960.

Events

Flea Market

On Tueday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 69-23 Cypress Hills St., Ridgewood.

Food Drive

Bring donation to Salvation-Army Corps located at 69-23 Cypress Hills St. M-F 9:30 a.m. -3 p.m. Call 718-497-4356.

Open House

At York College on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Call 718-262-2000.

“Skippy”

On Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. At the Leonard Center, 86th Ave. and 112th St. Call 718-847-6070.

Exercise

Athletic activities for teens

Including swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Sat., 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-479-0505.

Global Dance

Classes will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs. at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. All ages, shapes & sizes. Call 718-217-0172.

Karate

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., will host karate classes for men, women and children ages 5 and up from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 718-529-7857 to register.

Martial arts

Kick boxing, tai chi, self-defense for adults and teens. Sat., 2:30-3:30 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-479-0505.

Stay-Well Exercise

Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.

Swimming

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.

Tai Chi Chuan

Learn tai chi and other movement exercises from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-523-3312 to register.

Forum

Senior Citizen and Diabetes

At the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119 Ave. on Thursday, April 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call 718-657-5312.

Lectures

Adjusting to the Death of a Spouse

Speaker Deborah Levinson at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. on Friday, April 11 at 8:15 p.m. Call 718-261-2900.

Common Eye Concerns

On Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. by Greg Gordon, MD at North Shore University Hospital conference room #3, 102-01 66th St. Call 516-465-2500.

Domestic Violence

Held at the Women’s Studio Center, 43-01 21st St., Long Island City from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Call 718-793-0672.

U.S.-Iraq War

What it means for Asian countries. Dr. Thomas B. Lee on Monday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s University.

Meetings

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762

Second Thurs. of the month, 1 p.m. New members welcome. Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St. 718-969-8813.

Catholic War Veterans

St. Margaret’s Post No. 1172 of the CWV meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thurs. at the post, 72-53 Metropolitan Ave. 718-894-1133.

Membership Meeting

For the Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Whitman Life Member Club, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 89-60 164 St. Call 718-386-1775.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United

Monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 718-205-6605.

Queens Library Administrative Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 3 in the Formal Conference Room at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd at 5:30 p.m. Call 718-990-0700.

Self Help For Hard of Hearing People

Monday at Lexington School for the Death, 30th Ave. and 75th St., Jackson Heights from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Summer Theatre Camp

Summer fun and ativities for children at Black Spectrum Theatre Co., Inc., 177th St. and Baisley Blvd., Jamaica. Call 718-723-1800 ext. 19.

Scouts

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.

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Jamaica Chapter meets every Wed. at 8 p.m. at the school hall located at 74-15-175th St. in Flushing. Call 718-468-8416.

Venture Crew 815 of Hollis Hills

Meets every Fri. 6:15 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Tpke. Call 718-464-3464 or 718-465-4236.

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.

True Potential

A communication and leadership skills club invites the public to its meetings, first and third Mon. at Borough Hall from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 212-807-2827.

Seniors

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 718-921-7898.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 718-626-1500.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Group meets Saturdays noon-1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Call 718-784-6173, Ext. 137.

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. 718-728-8427.

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. 718-429-2005.

Bereavement group

For seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. 718-454-2100.

Bereavement group

Third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.

Bereavement Program for Children

Tuesdays April 15-June 3 at the Bayside United Methodist Church, 38-20 Bell Blvd., from 4-5 p.m. Call 718-518-2125.

Connections for seniors

Tues., 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

COPD Group

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease group. Third Wed. of the month (except July, Aug.), noon-2 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, sixth floor auditorium. 718-206-8410.

Diabetes support group

First Thurs. of the month (except July, Aug.), 6:30-8 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center private dining area. 718-206-8410.

Employment preparation

Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 718-657-6200.

Geriatric psychiatry

First, third Wed. of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks. 718-470-8097.

Grandparents raising grandchildren

First Mon. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 718-297-2301.

Lesbian/Gay

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sun. of the month. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 718-271-6663.

Life Issues

Strategies for reducing stress, dealing with Sept. 11. Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Call for appointment. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 718-793-0672.

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. 718-429-2005.

Millennium Mom Club

Mommy and baby social hour. Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd. 718-641-5718.

Recent Active Retirees

Help cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

Renaissance Group

Nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 718-343-9001.

Schizophrenics Anonymous

Meets Sun. 10 a.m. at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd. Call 718-896-3400.

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing

Last Mon. of the month, 6 p.m., Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 718-264-3017.

Separation and divorce

Call for appointment. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 718-793-0672.

September 11 Support

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, in partnership with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, will offer support an counseling every Wed. from 1-5 p.m. at the temple, 71-11 112 St. Call 718-261-2900.

Sexual abuse/domestic violence victims

Mondays, 5:20-7 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 718-263-2013.

Sexual abuse victims

Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 718-263-2013.

Toughlove

The international support group for parents with out-of-control children meets every Thurs. at 7 p.m. at 61-20 Woodside Ave. Call 718-426-1935.

Tours

Jamaica’s roots

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. 718-206-0545.

King Manor

Tours of King Manor are given noon-2 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Groups of 10 or more must call ahead. Rufus King Park, 150-153rd Streets, Jamaica Avenue. Call 718-206-0545.

Volunteers

Beautify the Park

The Queens Urban Park Rangers need volunteers to help clean and preserve Forest Park. Call 718-846-2731.

Workshops

Fiction Writing Workshops For Women

Women’s Studio Center Inc., 43-01-21 St. Suite 216, Long Island City. For six Sundays beginning March 23 from 2-4 p.m. Call 718-361-5649.

Job Readiness

The Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, will hold a Job Readiness Workshop to help with the development of resumes, interview skills and job search techniques at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 718-793-0672.

Poetry Writing Workshop for Women

For eight Sundays starting March 23 from 4:30 -6 p.m. at Women’s Studio Center Inc., 43-01-21 St. Suite 216, Long Island City. Call 718-361-5649.

Research Conference and Exhibition

Fostering miniority participation in the field of Science at York College on Friday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.nyc-amo.cuny.edu

Writers’ Workshop

Discuss and create a poem or journal. Open to mature women 2 p.m. Tues. Donation requested. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

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