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Activities

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free computer classes, 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.

Bazaars

All Saints Episcopal Church, 214-35 40th Ave., Bayside will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m., Country Kitchen Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Come and take a photo with Santa too. 718-229-5631.

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 at 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussions

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents a Book Party and Discussion "Genocide In The Congo" (Zaire) by Yaa-Lenghi Ngemi, educator, author, translator of the last great work of Cheikh Anta Diop, "Civilization or Barbarism" "Genocide in The Congo" on Sun., Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. Admission is free! 718-523-3312

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.

Children

Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers Preschool and Kindergarten for children ages 2 and 9 months to 6 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. Christmas Activities

Reedemer Lutheran Church, 36-01 Bell Blvd., Bayside hold an Outdoor Living Nativity pageant on Dec. 15, 16 and 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 718-229-5770.

Classes

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., Forest Hills. 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.

LaGuardia Community College, 29-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City offers a free five-month course that trains low-income women to be emergency medical technicians. The course begins Nov. 27 and runs through April 25. Women who are interested must be 18 years of age by March 15, 2001 and possess a driver's license. 718-482-5768.

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 enviornment. 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.

Demetrios Creek Orthodox Cathedral of Astoria offers 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, and at St. Catherine's Church, 22-30 33rd St., Astoria, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday classes are held from 10 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, 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 Avenue, 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.

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.

Clubs

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 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. Call 718-423-8179 for times.

Conferences

At the second annual Conference on Domestic Violence, a panel of experts will discuss "Why Domestic Violence Occurrs and How To Access Services" on Sun., Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 718-286-6406.

Dancing and Dances

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.

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 beginning at 7:30 p.m.. including a complimentary dance lesson by a professional instructor, and 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.

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.

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Mondays 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 is held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

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.

Events

The Flushing Rotary Annual Holiday Extravaganza will be held on Sat., Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Admission: $85 singles, $160 couples.

Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Jamaica will hold Coffee and Converstaion: Crypto-Judaism and The Inquisition in 16th Century Mexico with speaker Selma Perlstein on Tues., Dec.12 at 12:30 p.m. 718-776-4400.

Christ the King Alumni and Friends Day of Remembrance Memorial Mass will be held on The Feast of Christ the King, Sun., Nov. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to be followed by a Communion Breakfast. Alumni, friends, families, and past and present faculty will gather at Christ the King Regional High School to remember all members of the Christ the King family who have gone to their eternal rest. The names of all deceased will be placed in a Book of Remembrance, which will be kept on permanent display in the chapel. 718-366-7400, ext 272

Calvary Baptist Church, 111-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, will celebrate 10 years of dedicated leadership of their pastor, Rev. Victor T. Hall, Sr. and his family with a gala Anniversary Weekend, Dec. 9 and Dec.10. There will be a 10th Anniversary Luncheon at the Sand Castle Caterers in Franklin Square, Long Island on Sat., Dec. 9. The Rev. Dr. Harry S. Wright, Sr., pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, will be the guest speaker. 718-297-2301.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston presents Little Chefs on Sun., Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission: $11, $9. 718-229-4000.

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.

The Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten, holds 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 weekly class teaches how to use free weight exercise equipment--you will 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.

Fairs

Reedemer Lutheran Church, 36-01 Bell Blvd., Bayside will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sat., Dec. 2 from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Christmas Cafe will be serving breakfast and lunch. 718-229-5770.

Food Drives

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 26-33 164 St., Flushing is holding a Food Drive for the Queens Federation food pantry. Bring non-perishable items to the church during November.

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. Call 718-264-6700.

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

Lectures

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Flushing, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing, presents Bill Baird who will speak on "The Politics of God , Government and Sex" on Sun., Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. 718-353-3860.

"Relections On Traditional Chinese Education" will be delivered by Dr. Thomas H.C. Lee, Director and Professor in Asian Studies at the City College, City University of New York on tues., Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Seminar Room of Sun Yat-Sen Hall at St. John's University.

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.

Meetings

The Aviva Chapter #828 of Jewish Women International is holding it's next General Membership meeting on Tues., Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the North Hills Library, 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-279-0447.

The Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library will meet in open session at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 7, in the Formal Conference Room at the Central Library, 89-I1 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-0700.

The Queens Society For Humanistic Judaism will meet at 2 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 25 at Parsons JHS, 158-40 76th Road, Flushing. The subject will be Kabalah: Secular Perspective presented by Robert Wolfe. Free admission and refreshments. All invited. 718-380-5362.

The Queens Toastmasters Club meets on Dec. 11, 18 and Jan. 8, 2001 at 7:30 at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in the Lower level learn public speaking skills. 212-687-4159, Ext. 17.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, holds a general membership meeting of Mon., Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. Guest Speaker: Professor Gaetano Cipolla who will talk about Sicily. 718-478-3100.

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.

Astroclub Meeting 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.

The Queens Toastmasters Club meets on Nov. 27 and Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in the Lower Level. Learn Public Speaking skills. Free. 212-687-4159.

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 the first and 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.

The Catalpa YMCA hosts the new Queens Chapter meeting of ACES. The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support meets every third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Catalpa YMCA, 69-02 64th St. in Ridgewood. 718-366-2965.

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.

Presentations

The National Art League 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, will present a demonstration by the noted artist Sheila Blunt on Fri., Dec. I at 8 p.m. Blunt will show how she uses several hand-building clay techniques and answer questions from the audience. This creative artist promises an exciting demonstration. Everyone is welcome to thgis free event. Refreshments provided. 718-225 3957

Programs

If you have taken the NYS Orientation Program for Family Daycare Providers and filed your application, you acn complete your 30 hours early childhood training at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-793-0672.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers Sports Bugs, a program for three to five year olds. The program focuses on familiarizing the children with a variety of sports and fitness activities like soccer, tee-ball, basketball and floor hockey. Children will develop motor skills, hand-to-eye coordination and sports skills and knowledge. Spelts Bugs is held on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Fee: 50, $40. 718 479-0505.

Open to mature women. Discuss and create a journal of your life expierences and personal "herstory" at Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. An 8-week special workshop on Mondays at 7 p.m. Donation requested. 718-793-0672.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers a new program for Older Active Adults. The 10-week program now in progress allows adults 55 and over to enjoy full use of the Y's facility between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. 718-479-0505.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, offers diversified programs. The center is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 718-269-0285.

Temple Gates, 38-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. offers a weekly Sunday Morning Jewish Studies program for Children with special needs. The program will be designed for high functioning children with learning disabilities; feature small classes with individualized attention; and be taught by teachers trained and experienced in the field of special education. 718-358-7536.

The Cross Island YMCA is located at 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers Early Childhood programs for children to begin their educational and recreational experience. The Y's Early Childhood Center for ages 2.0 through 4.5 years operates on a school year session, September through June. 718 479-0505.

Enjoy imaging new friends as you improve your understanding and use of English in your daily life. Queens Women's Center offers conversational English classes at QWC, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Donation $35 per month. One-time registration fee of $5 for non-members. 718-783-0672.

It's time to learn about computers! The Queens Women's Center holds basic computer classes for beginners at 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Small groups with skilled instructors. Call today and reserve your space! 718-793-0672

Queens Women's Center has new courses this Fall: QWC at 401 Murray Ave. Fort Totten, Bayside is offering Conversations with Shelley - An Experience in English Language Practice, GED Preparation and Basic Sewing. QWC at 120-55 Queens Blvd. Kew Gardens will have Sharing Our Lives. A Writing Experience for Women and Literacy Lessons. 718- 793-0672.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose offers Early Childhood programs for children to begin their educational and recreational experience. The Y's Early Childhood Center for ages 2.0 - 4.5 years operates on a school-year session, September through June. 718 479-0505.

Raffles

Quality Services for the Autism Community will hold their 2000 raffle to benefit children with autism throughout New York City. Tickets: $5 each or 11 for $50. 718-7-AUTISM.

Registration

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is now hold registration for Religious Education for Public School children. Classes are held every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for grades 1 through 6 and from 3:45 to 5 p.m. for grades 2-6. Other classes for grades 6-7 meet on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 718-225-6179.

Registration for an upcoming AARP "55 Alive" Defensive Driving Classes will be held at The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-56 84th St. 718-738-8100.

Bible School Registration for Children from nursery school age to high school are eligible for registration on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. at the Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 718-229-2534.

YAI/NYL Clearview School, 16-50 Utopia Parkway, Whitestone, Early Childhood Class is now accepting applications for children, 2 1/2 to 5 years of age, who are at all levels of development. Afternoon sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-352-0104.

The Flushing YMCA, 136-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing, is offering registration for a wide variety of programs and activities for the whole family. 718-961-6380.

Reunions

The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, Queens, is having their reunion for class years ending in 1's and 6's. It will be held on Sat., April 7, 2001 at The Mary Louis Academy. 718- 297-2120.

The Class of 1971 of John Bowne High School in Flushing, is planning a 30th Reunion celebration during the weekend of July 20, 2001. The reunion committee is conducting a national search for 1971 graduates, so if you are one or know one, please e-mail Bowne71@koenig-adpr.com or call Stew Koenigat 315-472-0573.

Screenings

Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides free Glaucoma screenings in the hospital lobby every Monday, from 9 a.m. until noon and every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-670-5719.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides free glaucoma screenings in the hospital lobby every Monday from 9 a.m. until noon and every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Flushing Hospital is located on 45th Ave., and Parsons Boulevard. 718-670-5719.

Seminars

Susan Horowitz will present "Handling Difficult People (including yourself) with Humor at Donovan's of Bayside on Sat., Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. Cost: $25. 718-842-5000.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce, the Long Island City Business Development Corporation and the Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation will host an Export Seminar, at the Crowne Plaza LaGuardia Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Boulevard in East Elmhurst from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cost: $7.50. 718-898-8500.

The Women and Work Program is a 15-week job-training course offered free of charge by the Queens College Women's Studies Program. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-343-2782.

Design For Living: A Sewing Experience, will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray St., Fort Totten. 718-793-0672.

The Cross Island YMCA is seeking individuals to participate in its new Health & Wellness Internship Program. Opportunities are available working with children ages 8-17 years, older adults and people new to the exercise programs. 718-479-0505.

Having money problems? Need help planning a budget? Get sensible advice about ways to handle your money. A trained financial planner at the Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, can help you. By appointment only. 718-793-0672.

Shows

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, will hold a Holiday Show and Sale. Give a gift of art for the holidays. Or come to see our exciting exhibit of creative works of art. The exhibit runs from Dec. 4 to Jan. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., except Fridays. Admission: Free. 718-225 3957

Support Groups

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's is held Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway, Astroia. 718-626-1500.

Queens Rape Counseling Center 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills, offers two weekly support groups, The first meets on Monday from 5:20 p.m. to 7 p.m. for victims of both sexual abuse and domestic violence. The second meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for victims of sexual abuse. 718-263-2013.

A Lyme disease patient support group has been formed in Queens to assist borough residents in coping with the tick-borne illness. A support group can be very helpful to a patient in understanding the multiple symptoms of Lyme disease. 718- 263-8490.

The Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing serves the housing needs of neighborhoods by assisting individuals, families, building management companies and their staff with wide-ranging types of free advice and counseling and through workshops and seminars. 718-591-6060.

The Breathing Easy support group is a free support group sponsored by Flushing Hospital Medical Center as part of their ongoing efforts to offer important health care services and information to the community. The group is fee and is open to adults with chronic breathing disorders and their families. 718-670-5640.

Are you having trouble collecting child support? The Association For Children Enforcement of Support meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. Fresh Meadows. 1800-738-ACES.

At Flushing Hospital Medical Center, a trained volunteer is on staff every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to answer questions about Medicare eligibility criteria, benefits, and filing procedures. The service, known as Medicare 101. is offered to the community and is free of charge. 718-670-4546

R.A.R.E. (Recent Active Retirees Experience) is for you if you're retired! Retirement brings changes and challenges! With the guidance of a facilitator, a self-motivated group of recent retirees will plan interesting and exciting activities and trips for their own group. The group will meet at The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Contribution: $5. 718-268-5011, ext. 226.

Young Moms Support Group meets on the first and third Friday of each month at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1-800-351-1001.

A Bereavement Support Group offering professional guidance through small group interaction meets weekly at Hillside Hospital, of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System on Tuesday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 718-516-470-8087.

SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village, offers a Bereavement Group for Seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a spouse or child. The groups meet on Fridays at 1 p.m. 718-454-2100.

Parents of Murdered Children and other survivors meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-740-1061.

QSAC, Quality Services for the Autism Community, offers a twice-monthly support group meeting for parents and family members of individuals with autism. The meetings are free to the public and are held the second and third Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the QSAC office located at 30-10 38 St., 3rd Floor, Astoria.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a recently retired group that meets every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, is offering an ongoing weekly support group for women looking to share their everyday concerns and help each other adjust to life changes every Monday 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 718-793-0672.

The Compassionate Friends of Flushing, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at The Church on the Hill, 167th St. and 35th Ave. in Flushing, at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. 718-746-5010.

A free mutual support group is forming for grandparents involved in the full-time caregiving for their grandchildren. The meeting is held on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. 718-297-2301.

Domestic Violence Support Groups are now in progress, meeting twice a week at the Pomonok Neighborhood Center. Groups are held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. These groups are free and there is ample parking available.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a group for retired people. The group meets every Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., in Forest Hills, offers "Connections" (Post-Bereavement Program) on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Admission: $2. 718-268-5011.

Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, offers a Crime Victim Assistance Unit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SNAP Senior Center of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village offers a Bereavement Group for seniors who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one who will meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. 718-454-2100.

Support groups are available free of charge every first and third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. at the Hillside Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry, 267th Street and 76th Avenue, Glen Oaks. 718-470-8097.

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