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Activities

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

Adoptions

Family Focus. Adoption Services, 54-40 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck presents an Adoption Information Meeting on Sat., March 31 at 10 a.m. at the Agency Administrative Office. Topic: The Children Who Need Adoptive Homes Today-What Are They Really Like?" 718-224-1919.

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.

Bingo

Bingo is held every Monday at 7:15 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.

Blood Drives

John Bowne High School holds its annual Blood Drive on March 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the auditorium. The school hopes to raise 100 pints of donated blood. John Bowne seniors who are 17 years old and over 110 pounds and staff members are invited to extend this opportunity to community neighbors. 718-263-1919 ext. 1540.

Skaggs-Walsh, 119-02 23 AVE., College Point, will be holding a Blood Drive on Tues., March 27 from noon to 5 p.m. Walk-in or call for an appointment. 718-353-7000.

Bridge

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

United States Coast Guard Auxilliary Flotilla 12-08 presents boating safety courses on March 14 at Building 611, Fort Totten Bayside. Fees: $40. 917-952-7014.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring English for Speakers of Other Languages classes at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 48-08 91 Place in Elmhurst and other locations in Flushing. Classes in Elmhurst are Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (beginning) and 10:30 p.m. to noon (intermediate). Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced in Flushing. Classes are free (with a nominal book charge). 718-463-0434.

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.

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 environment. 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.

Computer class by a professional teacher is offered at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 718 224-7888

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.

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.

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.

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

Leo Lionni Fan Club, for ages 3- 4/12 will meet on Sat., March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $25, $20, $10, $8. 718-229-4000.

Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston offers a Saturday Youth Club, for children ages 4 through 8. The club will be held on Saturdays through May, from 10 a.m. to noon. Crafts, music, Bible stories, snack. Free admission. Parking behind church on 44th Ave. 718-225-0466.

The Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck has expanded the after-school socialization, recreation program for children with special needs; mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, ages 5-21. The program runs Monday through Friday. 718-225-6750.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a couple's club that meets every Thursday. 718-423-8179.Discussion Groups

A short story discussion group with Debbie takes place every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. A different story is discussed every week. All are welcome. 718-961-4550.

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 Queens Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Card Exchange on Thurs., March 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Caffe On The Green, 201-10 Cross Island Parkway, Bayside. Tickets: $30, only those whose reservations are received by March 18, will be included on the Chamber's attendee list. 718-898-8500.

Events

The Sisterhood of the Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck will have a General membership meeting open to the community of Wed., March 14 at 8 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ann Wax, R.N. from Romantic Seniors.com. Her topic will be "This life my beloved, This is my friend: the embrace of sexuality and intimacy in Jewish Life" Learn how the Jewish Marriage laws and Jewish way of life encourage and support sexual intimacy every day.

Celebrate the "wearing of the green" on Fri., March 16 at Clearview Senior Center." Even if you are not Irish, wear something green. A prize will be given to someone who wears the most green. Come and enjoy!

Order of Ahepa , Estia-Pindus Chapter No. 326, 196-10 Northern Blvd. Flushing will hold a card night at Society of Eleftheriani, 42-11 162 St., Flushing. Admission: $10. Food and beverages included. 718-423-4825.

Electchester Jewish Center, 65-15 164 St., Flushing will host "Shabbat Across America," sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program. It is a national event designed to bring Jews of all denominations together for a traditional Shabbat service, followed by a hot festive dinner on Fri., March 23, at 5:45 p.m. Admission: $18 adults, $10 children, age 6-12, Free children Under 5. 718-886-4454.

Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike, Flushing presents Dabble With Scrabble, Scrabble Tournament on Sat., March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25, $20, $15, $10. 718-776-3500.

The Queens Women's Center, Fort Totten will hold a Race/Walk on Sat., March 24 at 10:30 a.m. Help to raise money for our new Women's Sports League and Youth Program. 718-353-7225.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing. 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing presents Shabbat Across America on Fri., March 23 with a dinner at 6 p.m. Contribution: $15. 718-961-0030.

Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck presents A Holocaust Commeroation on Wed., April 18 at 7:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Ed Lessing, Surviver and primary speaker for The Hidden Children Foundation/ADL. 718-224-5768.

The Douglaston Garden Club will celebrate its 80th birthday on March 20 at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. Civic leaders and politicians have been invited to attend and, the Club's past presidents will be acknowledged for their leadership in the growth, development and beautification of Douglaston. 718-229-0017.

The 55 Plus Expo, A Tribute to the Generations that made Queens the County it is Today will be held on Thurs., April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Flushing Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. Free admission. Speakers: Carol A. Gresser, John C. Liu. Complimentary Brunch and Raffle Prizes. 718-347-3202.

The Sisterhood and Men's Club of The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside, celebrate purim on the Yiddich Stage on Sun., March 11 at 7 p.m. Admission: $35.

The Sisterhood and Men's Club of The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside presents Marilyn Kaufman, Retired Librarian and Public Speakers

Exercise

Beacon Community Center, ParsonsJHS 168, Queens Child Guidance Center, 158-40 76th Rd., Flushing. offers Women's Health and Fitness Program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March. 718-820-0760.

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 - learn proper technique, form and various types of exercises using free weights. 718-961-6880.

The Sisterhood and Men's Club of The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside, celebrate purim on the Yiddich Stage on Sun., March 11 at 7 p.m. Admission: $35. The Sisterhood and Men's Club of The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside, celebrate purim on the Yiddich Stage on Sun., March 11 at 7 p.m. Admission: $35.

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.

Lectures

St. John's University, School of Education and Human Services, Dean Jerrold Ross, Ph.D presents Carol Gresser Forum on Issues in Education, School Leadership Deterioration vs. Innovation featuring Lorraine Monroe, Ed.D. on Mon., March 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Bent Hall, Room 277 A&B. 718-990-1565.

Order of Ahepa, Estia-Pindus Chapter No. 326, 196-10 Northern Blvd. Flushing will present Business Network disussions by leading entrepreneurs at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodoz. 718-423-4825.

Free Synagogue Of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Flushing presents Rabbi Bruce K. Cole will discuss "Jewish Moral Issues" the first in a series of a two-part breakfast lecture on Sun., March 25 at 10 a.m. His topic will include generosity, decency and wealth. Donation:$5. 718-961-0030.

Meetings

The Aviva Chapter #828 of Jewish Women International is holding its next general membership meeting on Tues., March 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the North Hills Branch Public Library, 57-04 Marathon parkway, Little Neck. 718-279-0447.

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.

Hillside Hadassah, 167-11 73 Ave. Flushing, on Monday, March 26 at 1 p.m. Program: Managing Your Medications Safety. 718-591-5353.

The Queens Women's Center and the Queens Historical Society present "Women's History Day at the Flushing Library on Sun., March 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 718-793-0672.

North Shore Long Island Branch of Women's league for Conservative Judaism's will hold a meeting on Thurs., March 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Israel Center of Hillcrest Manor, 167-11 73 Ave., Flushing. Panel Discussion: "You've come a long way baby" or "Making it in a man's world yet still remaining a Jewish woman." 718-591-5353.

The Queens Mineral Society meets on every third Monday of the month, September through May. The next meeting will meet on Mon., March 19 at 8 p.m. in Room D2 35 in the new science building on the Queens College Campus. Guest Speaker: Professor Hugh Rance, Queensboro community College. 718-347-6839.

The Flushing Camera Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Flushing Hospital's Administration Bldg., 45th Avenue and Burling St., Flushing. Free and open to the public. For more information about this program or the Camera Club. 718-441--6210.

The Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a Day Care and Family Respite Program for persons from Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. The program meets Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-225-6750.

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens/Care of St. Kevin's Church regularly meet at St. Kevin's School Cafeteria, 45-50 195 St., Flushing. call 718-591-3492.

The Flushing Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Friends and Co., 154-17 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. The Flushing Rotary Club is an international service organization serving all of Northeast Queens. 718-353-1220.

The Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a program for people who have early stages memory loss:Alzhe­imer's Disease or a Demenia Related Illness, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays each weel for a morning support group. 718-225-6750.

The Astroclub meets 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.

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.

Northeast Widow/Widowers Society meets on 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.

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.

Programs

Looking For Great Stars In Springtime Skies, Astronomy Program with Marck Freilich will be held on Sat. March 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sat., April 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $10, $7. 718-229-4000.

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.

A Springbreak Children's Program, featuring Steve Johnson's Magic Variety Show on Tues., April 10 at 1 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road College Point. This 45 minute performance includes magic, juggling, an illusion and a dramatic Escape. Tickets: $5. $3. 718-358-0067.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center introduces Quit Smart Stop Smoking Program to the community. Cost: $25. 718-670-5476.

Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside is offering a Family Daycare Training Program for women interested in becoming registered with New York State and offer childcare in their homes for other working parents. 718-793-0672.

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

Women discuss and create a journal of life experiences 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.

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.

Enjoy making new friends as you improve your understanding and use of English in your daily life. Queens Women's Center offers conversational English classes at the center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside on Fridays 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

Registration

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside 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.

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., is offering registration for a wide variety of programs and activities for the whole family. 718-961-6380.

Reunions

The June '51 Class of Bishop McDonnell is planning a 50th reunion on Fri., Sept. 14. Anyone who is interested in attending can call Patricia at 718-352-0343.

A reunion between friends from the Glen Oaks and Floral Park neighborhood, near Whalen's Drug Store, and students from Junior High School 172, is set for Sat., March 31, at Victor Koenig's restaurant, at 7:30 p.m. Attendees of the event will be those who used to associate outside candy stores in Glen Oaks, such as Saul's, Herby's, and the Bench, during the late 1950s to the early 1960s. 631-360-9067.

St. Agnes High School, College Point, will host a reunion for all years on March 25 at 2 p.m. Special recognition will be given to significant anniversaries. If you or a friend have lost touch with St. Agnes and are not receiving Agnews, please contact S. Pat Koehler at 718-353-6276, ext. 30 or pkoehler@aol.com.

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 Koenig at 315-472-0573.

Screenings/Seminars

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

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. on Wed., March 21 for its monthly competitio­n/critique. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Club and see examples of good photography by the Club members. From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.the Club will continue its photographic seminars; the topic will be, ''Dealing with Photographic Situations." 718-441-6210.

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, is held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray St., Fort Totten. 718-793-0672.

Seniors

Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, offers a Diner Theatre on March 29. Free tax assistant on Tuesday and Thursday. Call to make appointment. Painting classes on Thursday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Humor and Politics discussion group on Wednesday at 10:30. Every other Tuesday a mobile post office is available from 11:30 to 2 p.m.

Support Groups

Allen Gold and Anada Weinblatt, from Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dept of Respiratory will be the special guest at Flushing Hospital Medical Center's Breathing Easy Support Group on Thurs, March 8 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Topic: "Energy and Conservation for People with Breathing Problems." 718 -206-8739

Nar-Anon Support Group for Families and Friends of Drug and Alcohol Abusers meets on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone.

The Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a domestic violence suppor/partner abuse group which meets every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 718-225-6750.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center hosts a free breast cancer survivor group on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group meets in the East Conference room in the Medical Sciences building. 718-670-5714.

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.

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.

A Bereavement Group for Seniors will meet on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. 718-224-7888.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center has the answers to questions about Medicare every Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-670-4546.

The Ostomy Club 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 Bio-Behavioral Institute, 935 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck, offers a free support group for people with obsessive-compulsive disorders on the last Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 516-487-7116.

The Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside understands that mothers need to meet other of young mothers for comfort and support and begin a "Moms with Young Children" group on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. 718-353-7225.

Tours

A Historic Bus Tour through Colege Point and Whitestone will be held on Sat., April 21 at 10 a.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Admission: $18, $15.

A Historic Walking Tour through South and Central College Point, on Sat., May 12 at 11 a.m. Admission: $5. 718-358-0067.

Fort Totten Historical Center offers tours of Fort Totten conducted by Jack Fein seven days a week during the year. 718-352-0180.

Trips

Sisterhood Clearview Jewish Center wil host a trip to Showboat Casino Hotel on Mon., .39. Cost: $25. Cash Bonus: $17. 718-746-5660.

Volunteers

The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens is seeking volunteers to provide clerical assistance in departments housed in Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd. 718-670-1125.

The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for members to serve as dispatchers and ambulance crew personnel. The ambulance corps needs members who are available to serve between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week. 718-347-1637.

Holy Trinity Church, Whitestone, is seeking all parishioners to participate in "Discernment Day" on March 31. Parishioners will help mold the future of our faith community in creating a "shared vision for our parish." Come and share your ideas! 718 746-7730

Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service, 12-15 150th St., Whitestone, needs volunteers to serve as dispatchers for a few hours a week to answer phones during the day. 718-767-1000.

Opportunities for high school students to volunteer assisting and caring for elementary school age children in after-school programs are offered at the Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35 Ave., 718 229-5972.

Workshops

Queens Council on the Arts presents a Technical Assistant Workshop on Wed. March 28 at the Flushing Branch, Queens Borough Library, 47-17 Main St., Flushing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 718-647-3377.

Clearview Jewish Center, 16-50 Utopia Parkway, Whitestone, takes pleasure in participating in "Shabbat Across America", on Fri., March 23, at 6 p.m., Services followed by a complete Delicious Sabbath Dinner and concluding with the festiveness of an Oneg Shabbat. 718-352-1696.

St. George Parish, 135-32 38 Ave., Flushing will hold model building craft workshops on March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fees: $40 for two. Classes are for children 6 years old and up with guardians 718-359-1171.

Basic Nature Photography is offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $12, $14. 718-229-4000.

The Ethical Culture Society of Queens offers an Adult Education workshop at the Early Childhood Center, 67-25 188th St., Fresh Meadows, "How do I Raise a Moral Child?" to be led by Curt Collier, Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture. This question may seem difficult to answer given the number of conflicting approaches. This 3-session workshop is $15.00 and will be held on 1/24/01, 1/31/01, and 2/7/01 from 7:30 - 9:30PM. 718-445-85 15 or 718-969-2412.

Basic Nature Photography is offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $12, $14. 718-229-4000.

Worship Services

All you ever wanted to know about Passover. Join us at the Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks 50-35 Cloverdale Blvd. Bayside. Bring your lunch, we provide coffee and dessert. Free of charge. Mon. March 26 at 11:45 a.m. 718 631-0100.

Holy Trinity Church, Whitestone, is seeking all parishioners to participate in "Discernment Day" on March 31. Parishioners will help mold the future of our faith community in creating a "shared vision for our parish." Come and share your ideas! 718 746-7730

Church Hispanic Community Of The Nazarene Of Bayside, 61-11 220th St., and Horace Herding Expwy (Exit 29 -LIE-Springfield Blvd) Bayside. Rev. Hector Josue Machuca holds Worship Service are held on Sundays at 4 p.m., Home's Worship on Thursdays at 8 p.m.718-428-6871

Holy Trinity Church, Whitestone, is seeking all parishioners to participate in "Discernment Day" on March 31. This process involves all members of our faith community in creating a "shared vision for our parish." Come and share your ideas! For more information, contact the rectory at 718 746-7730.

Observe the Passover holiday by holding an annual Mock Seder, which will be conducted by a rabbi on Wed., March 28 Clearview Senior Center. Even if you are not Jewish, come and partake of this special meal. Tickets: $4 and preregistration is required.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church will present Melange II, a Multicultural Clebration of Praise on Sat., March 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Jamaica. Free admission. 718-526-0578.

Sunday Grace Episcopal Church, Whitestone, Clintonville Street and 14 Road, holds the Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m.; Sung Eucharist at 10 a.m.; Sunday School Classes at 9:45 a.m. (September through June). Coffee Hour follows the Sung Eucharist. Easter Schedule: Statsions of the Cross will be held on Fridays in Lent. Holy Week Masses held at 10 a.m. daily, Palm Sunday, April 8 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Maundy thursday Arpil 12 at 8 p.m., Good Friday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 15 at 10 a.m. only 767-6305.

Saint Gregory the Great Church, 242-20 88th Ave., Bellerose welcomes Father Sullivan, who will offer a four day Lenten retreat from Sun., March 11 through Wed., March 14 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the church. Topics: Called to be Born and Empowered by the Spirit," "Called to Healing and Wholeness "Called to Fidelity and Commitment and Called to Be Once Bread, One Body." 718-347-3707.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Flushing, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing hold Sunday Services at 11 a.m. 718-353-3860. 718-380-4145.

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 25-33 154 St., offers services Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join the fellowship for coffee in the Community Room after services.

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 26-33 164 St., offers Church school for children ages 4 and up on Sunday at 10 a.m. 718-463-4143.

The New Apostolic Church in Bayside offers Vacation Bible School, The Fruits of the Spirit for children ages 4 to 13. There will be crafts, singing and discussion of The Fruits of the Spirit. 718-423-5001.

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