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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 LittleNeck 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.

The North Hills League for Retarded Children, will sponsor a dinner and bingo at Harper's Restaurant 1270 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park at 7 p.m. 718-6510367,

Blood Drives

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

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.

Sign Language for Adults, an intermediate course (but beginners also welcomed.) with Instructor Barbara Aliprantis begins on Tues., March 20 (and 5 consecutive Tuesday) (Program was delayed Due to poor weather) from 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute,114-04 14th Road, College Point. Admission: $50 for 6 two hour session - pre-registration and payment are required. 718-358-0067.

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.

Kids who want to produce their own cartoons and animation sketches can learn how at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program at JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., Yellowstone Blvd and Austin St., Forest Hills. Free classes are on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. The classes will be offered until May 3. 718-898-7461.

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 12 p.m. 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, from10 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 afterschool 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.

Events

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.

The Center for Global Studies of St. John's University, will host a one-day conference on Poverty and Globalization on Thurs., April 26. There is a registration fee of $35, $25 for students, and it will cover the cost of conference materials, a luncheon, and a reception. 718-990-6185.

A Spiritual Journey to the Ancient Secrets of Sound, Song and Love with Cantor Moti Fuchs, will be presented on March 29 at 8:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. For Jewish singles 18-39. 718-380-4145.

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.

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 Synangue 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.

Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Club will hold a 5th Annual Charter Night Dinner Dance on March 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rev. John H. Meyer from the Community Church of Douglaston will be honored as Man of the Year, Gloria Bodie for Community Service and Charles W. McBride for Lion of the Year. Price: $55. 718-229-0173.

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.

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 Catholic Widows and Widowers, of Queens will have their next meeting at St. Kevin's School Cafeteria, 46-50 195 St., Flushing. 718-591-3492.

The Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. meets on the third Thursday on the month at the Reception House, 167-17 Nothern Blvd., Flushing at 8 p.m. 718-423-3676.

A General Membership meeting of the Hillcrest Jewish Center will take place on Sun., March 25, at IO a.m. In the Moreida Auditorium For the purpose of election of officers and members of the Board of Trustees 718-380-4145.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health is offering a series of six group meetings, led by Specialist Julie Wei and Melyssa Lazar for teens that are dealing with pressures from two different societies, and are having conflicts with parents, peers, and school. This Six-week series will help group members cope within a multicultural world. The First meeting will be held on Wed., April 16 at 7:15 p.m. at the Free Synagogues Of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Fee: $10. 718-463-0434.

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.

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 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 will have their next meeting at St. Kevin's School Cafeteria, 45-50 195 St., Flushing. 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

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 12 p.m. 718-670-5719.

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

Flushing Hospital Medical Center is holding a special six session, free bereavement group beginning on Wed., April 14 at 3:30 p.m. in our 2 East Conference Room. The purpose of this group is to help those who have lost a loved one get through the holiday season. The group will meet on every Wednesday through May 9. 718-670--316o.

"Look Good Feel Better," a free program to help cancer patients look and feel their best during and after cancer treatment, will be held at Franklin Hospital Medical Center on Mon., April 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For further information or to reserve a space at the meeting, which will be held in Franklin's Dr- Alvin Greenberg Conference Center. 256- 6012.

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 con 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.

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