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Activities

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free activities such as computer classes, recreational swimming and game room time for children ages 8-18 every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880.

North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 offers a few hours with a storyteller, reading a book, acting it out and making a craft on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon. Free program, pre-registration necessary. 718-740-1557.

Animals

Free Doggie Boot Camp presented by The Academy of Canine Education, Inc., will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon in Crocheron Park. 718-454-5800.

Awards

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will hold an awards dinner on Thurs. Oct. 26 at Harper Restaurant, 1270 Union Turnpike in New Hyde Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets: $60. 516-326-0797.

Bazaars

First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, 70-35 112 St., Forest Hills, will hold a church bazaar on Sat., Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books, toys, plants, clothing, costume jewelry, housewares, records, CD's, tapes and many other items. 718-258-4035.

Bingo

Bingo is held every Monday at 7:30 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 night 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. 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

Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike , Flushing, will hold a defensive driving course, on Nov. 6 and 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $45.

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.

Adult Jewish Start, course in Basic Judaism by Rabbi Goldwasser will be held on Wed. Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-4143.

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St., Howard Beach will be holding a creative writing class for seniors from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 718-738-8100.

Demetrios Creek Orthodox Cathedral of Astoria, is offering classes for public school students, grades 1-7, on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Seventh grade students prepare for the Greek Regents exam. Free bus transportation from neighborhood public schools is available. Registration is being held at the St. Demetrios church office. Classes are held at St. Demetrios School for all grades Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes are held at St. Catherine's Church, 22-30 33rd Street, Astoria, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday classes are held from IO a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-728-1754

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

A course that can reduce automobile insurance costs by 10- percent for three years and to remove up to 4 DMV points is being offered at Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, on Mon., Nov. 13 and Mon., Nov. 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-641-3911.

Latin Cooking with Faustino, Featuring Faustino Quintanilla will be offered on Thurs., Oct. 26 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Queensborough Community College. Free event. 718-631-6233.

Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents Community CPR Classes will be offered on Nov. 8, 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Nov. 11,12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come. 718-352-2080.

The Bayside Power Squadron offers two four-session boating classes at 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8 at St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. 718-565-5792..

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

A wood class is starting very shortly on Tuesday afternoon: "Learn to Use Machinery Tools" and "Learn to Make Assorted Gifts and Toys" 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.

Art classes are offered at The Cultural Arts Department of the Central Queens YM&YMHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills.

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.

Children

Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers Preschool and Kindergarten for children age 2.9 to 6 years old with a focus on learning through fun. After-school for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade with a focus on homework help. Registration is going on now. Space is limited. 718-961-6880.

Clubs

Chess Club, for ages 9-11 learn the basics from instructor Miguel Iniquez if they are beginners or new strategies if they are intermediate-level players will meet on Sat., Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the East Flushing Branch Public Library, 196-36 Northern Boulevard. Equipment provided. Preregistration required. 718-357-6643.

Story Sharers, for ages 6-12 enrolled in the After-School Homework Assistance Program, who like reading aloud and being read to by older youth/teens. Program starts today, ends December 15. Meets weekly on Fridays in the Auditorium, Level C at the Central Branch Public Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-0767.

Tall Club of Long Island will meet Mon., Nov. 6 at Monroe's in Holiday Inn at LIE Exit #46 - Plainview at 8 p.m. Minimum age is 21. Men must be 6 feet, 2 inches or taller and women 9 feet, 10 inches or taller. Meetings are $5. 516-616-3320.

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., and 37th Avenue 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 at 10 a.m. 718-423-8179.

Dancing

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons to the public in the latest crazes of dance at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner on Thursdays. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.

The Long Island Singles holds a Matchmaking social ballroom dance for singles, 35+ at the N. C. I. Club, 800 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, every Tuesday evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. which will include a complimentary Dance Lesson by a professional instructor and will feature a professional Ballroom DJ. Donation: $8.. Latin dancing begins at 10 p.m. 718-891-4209.

Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. We are offering complimentary admission for November to our Wednesday dances for singles, widowed and separated. Orientation for new membership also takes place. 718-891-4209.

An Adult Dance will be held on Sun., Nov. 5 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills. Donation: $8. 718-263-7000.

Country Western Line and Couples Dance Lessons by Betty Mullon will be held on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing. No partner required. 718-463-4143.

The Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows, holds a dance on Sun., Oct. 29, at the Center on Union Turnpike and 184th Street, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for people ages 45 plus. There will be refreshments, prizes and a D.J. Cost is $10. 718-592-5740.

Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United will host a country and western dance demonstration by the Manhattan Mustangs at the Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., in Jackson Heights. Country dance to follow. 718-205-6605. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Monday for beginners from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Intermediates learn from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Admission: $5, $6. 718-358-0067.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents free line dance lessons every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Line Dancing with Steve will be held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Dinners

North Shore Long island Branch of Women's League for Conservative Judaism's Annual "Ahavat Torah" study dinner will be held on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Temple Israel of Great Neck, 109 Old Mill Rd. 516-482-7800.

Dinner And Millennial Masquerade will be held on Sat., Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Bayside United Methodist Church, 38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 718-229-4024. Donation: $12, $6. 718-229-4024.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside presents Taste of Bayside, Buffet Dinner Fundraiser on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: $35. 718-352-1548.

Discussion Groups

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 Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, is having a book discussion at its next meeting on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. There will also presentation at Kristalnacht. 718-428-6363.

Events

The Queens County Builders and Contractors Association will hold its Annual Legislative Breakfast at 17 Murray Street at 8:30 a.m. This year's topic will be "The City Council after Term Limits" 516-932-7580.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside presents A Veterans Day Ceremony at Fort Totten Chapel Green on Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. 718-352-1548.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose hosts its annual Bowl-a-Then to benefit special populations and Special Olympics. The event will be held at Sterling Lanes, 1350 Union Turnpike in Lake Success on Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The YMCA is seeking bowlers to secure sponsors and participate in the Bowl-a-Then. All proceeds will benefit the programs for special populations at the Y as well as the Special Olympics program. 718-479-0505.

The Parents Association of the Religious School of The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., presents its first annual Storybook Character Brunch on Sun., Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Admission: $5 per person. All reservations must be received by Nov. 5. No children will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult. 718-263-7000 ext. 208.

The Flushing YMCA Beacon Center at JHS 194 hosts a family event at Fort Totten Pool. The mini-Olympics, open to all community families, will include tug-o'-war, pie-eating contest, water balloon toss, swimming relays, potato sack races and relay races. Donation: $10. 718 747-3644.

A Hobby Shop is offered every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck 718-423-8179.

Pop quiz is offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside on Mondays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission: $5. Winning table takes home all the money. 718-225-0652.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside presents Turkish Carpet Exposition on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-352-1548.

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Box 6 Fort Totten, Bayside will have a Holiday Party on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom on Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Admission: $10, $15. 718-352-1548.

Exercise

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 class will teach you how to use free weight exercise equipment--you will learn proper technique, form and various types of exercises using free weights. The class will meet one time a week for eight weeks. 718-961-6880.

Pre-Natal Exercise is offered by the Flushing YMCA, 136-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-961-6380. 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.

Fund-raisers

The Floral Park Lions Club will hold its annual Columbus Day Spaghetti Dinner and fund-raiser at The Our Lady Of Victory Church in Floral Park on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 516-328-9015.

Halloween Events

The Flushing YMCA, 38-46 Northern Blvd., holds its annual Halloween Fright Night for families, featuring a Haunted House, arts and crafts, trick or treating in the building, movie time for young and older, costume contests, gym activities, dancing on Sat., Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $5. 718-961-6880

Children's Halloween Celebration will be Sat., Oct. 28. from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road College Point. Halloween stories told by Barbara Aliprantis, Trick or Treat bags to take home. Admission: $6, $4. 718-358-0067.

Judy Markowitz, will be holding her 2nd Annual Halloween Event on Tues., Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bowne Park and from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of 201 St., and 33rd Ave. 718-353-6000.

A Halloween Costume Party, for ages 6-11 years will be held on Sat., Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. in the Story Room.

Posted 7:06 pm, October 10, 2011
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