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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. 718-651-0367,

Bingo every Friday night, $1,000 jackpot, $2,025 in prizes 50/50 at 7 p.m. Regular at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament auditorium, 203 St. and 35 th Ave., Bayside. 718-229-5929.

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

Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60 Ave., Douglaston offers a Defensive Driving Course, on May 2 and May 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $35. Save 10% off your liability and Collision Insurance for 3 renewal years and reduce up to four points on your driving record in only six hours. 718-428-1580.

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 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.

Childrens Events

Egg-Citing Animals for ages 3- 4 1/2 will be held on Sat. April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon; Sat., April 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and for ages 5-7 on Sat., April 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Alley Pond Enviromental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $3 non members, free non members. 718-229-4000.

Dancing

Country Line Dancing, Kickin' Up Country with instructors Ira amd Ellen will be held on Monday April 9 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Beginners and from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Intermediate at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Fee: $5 for beginners and $6 for Intermediate. 718-358-0067.

Easter Events

Egg Decoration and Exploration for ages 8 to 12 will be held on Sun, Aprl 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at at Alley Pond Enviromental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $10 non members, $8 non members. 718-229-4000.

Eggciting Easter will be held on Sat., April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bowne Park featuring music, games, arts and crafts, face paintings, refreshments, giveaways and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Admission: Free. 718-520-5918.

Events

St. Kevins Parish of Flushing is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and will hold a Spring Luncheon on Sat., April 21 at noon at the New Hyde Park Inn. 718-357-8888.

Queens Recreation is seeking talented girls and boys, ages 5-18 to participate in a Talent Competition, which is held every spring. If you can sing, dance, rap, act tell stories, poetry, gymnastics, play an instrument, step dance know martial arts, break dance you can participate. The show will be held on April 16 at 4 p.m. at Flushing Meadows Corona Park 718-699-4236; Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park on April 18 at 4 p.m.; Sorrentino, 18-48 Carnaga Ave., Far Rockaway on April 19 at 4 p.m. 718-471-4618; Det. K. Williams, Liberty Ave., and 173 St., Jamaica on April 20 at 4 p.m. 523-6912.; Roy Wilkins, Baisley and Merrick Blvd, St. Albans on April 20 at 4 p.m. 718-276-8686.

A Second Seder Night will be held on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Conducted by: Rabbi Evan Radier and Cantor Moti Fuchs. Admission: $45 per person, $30 for chilclren under 12, $10 additional surcharge for non-members not coming as guests of members.

A Holocaust Commemoration will take place at Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Parkway Little Neck, on Wed., April 18, at 7:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Ed Lessing Survivor and primary speaker for The Hidden Child Foundation/Adl. This annual commemoration is held in memory of all the victims of the holocaust. This special service is open to the public. Community participation is invited. 718-224-0404.

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.

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.

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.

Festivals

Nature Fun Film Festival, will be held on Thurs., April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Alley Pond Enviromental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: free. 718-229-4000.

Forums

Queens Speaks Community Forum: Patients' Rights, a panel discussion. Learn the history behind the Patients' Rights debate, progress made in the areas of confidentiality and insurance, and issues currently on the debate floor, with representatives from various health care organizations on Thurs., April 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the East Flushing Branch Public Library, 196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing. 718-357-6643.

Lectures

Queensborough Community College's Spring Health Lecture Series will present "Domestic Violence As A Public Health Issue" on Wed., April 18 at 1 p.m. in Room G201/202. Ms. Catherine Shugrue, Executive Director of HELP HAVEN and HELP HARBOR shelters for survivors of domestic violence, will discuss the implication of domestic violence vis a vis public health.. In celebration of Women's History Month. Free event. 718-631-6322.

Meetings

Friends Of Flushing Library will hold a General Membership Meeting in IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing on Tues., April 10 at 7 p.m. 718-661-1200.Linda Dilandro, Convatech Representative, will be this months special guest speaker at Flushing Hospital's next Ostomy Club meeting on Fri., April 5 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. . She will discuss the topic "Ostomy Q&A." 718-670-5640.

The next meeting of the Queens Mineral Society will take place on Mon., April 16 at 8 p.m. in room in D235 in the new science building on the Queens College Campus. Dr. Nicholas Coch, Queens College, will give us an illustrated talk on New York's Hurricane History. Evidence from the Island That Time Forgot. "Dr. Coch is a Foremost Expert on this topic. 718-347-6839.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an Orientation Meeting for prospective members at 8:15 p m. on April 12, 26 at Skyline Diner, 271-27 union Turnpike, New Hyde Park. 718-343-7674.

Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America, Keller Life Memeber club will hold a Retiree Membership Meeting on Tues., April 10 at St. John Vianney Church, 34th Ave., and Union Street, Flushing. 718-463-4535.

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

Chapter members of the AARP Chapter, Richmond Hill Chapter 1762 meet on the second Thursday of the month. The nest meeting is April 12 at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens at 1 p.m.

Laura Fogelman RNC, MA, Mental Health Clininc from Flushing Hospital Medical Center, will be the special guest speakers at Flushing Hospital Medical Center's Breathing Easy Support Group on Thurs., April 12 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Their topic of discussion will be "Getting Results From Your Medications." 718-670-5078.

The Queens Counseling Services of the Foundation of Religion and Mental Health is offering a series of six group meetings, led April 12, 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. We will work out problems dealing with self-identity. Through listening and sharing, the group will practice techniques to manage the thoughts, feelings and stress that arise from within a community. 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.

Chapter members of the AARP Chapter, Richmond Hill Chapter 1762, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, is looking for new members.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ryan Beacon, 216-Q, 64-20 175 St., Fresh Meadows, offers several activities, games, classes and events for seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to Saturday Adult Computer Classes, there is now a Senior Social Center, for seniors to gather and share in good times. Always free. All are welcome. Register when you arrive.

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--3160.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Queens, A support group for families of the mentally ill att 6 p.m. will meet on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Hillside Hospital's Sloman Auditorium, Glen Oaks. Obsessive Dr. Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D, Clinical Director. Institute for Bio-Behavioral Therapy and Research will speak on Compulsive Disorder. Admission: Free. 718-3478-7284.

"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. 718- 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 Senior will meeton 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

Starting this May, The Amulatory Care Department at Flushing Hospital Medical Center will be offering weekend and evening hours in its medical and pediatric clinics. From Monday through Friday the clinics will be open until 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 718-670-5486.

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.

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.

Walks

A Spring Pepper Walk will be held on Wednesday April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Enviromental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $3 non members, free non members. 718-229-4000.

Workshops

A Free Workshop on Long Term Care will be offered at the Catholic Chairites, 2221-15 Horace Harding Expressway in Wed., April 11 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Long Term Care specialist Jackie Bonesi will review insurance iptions and choices. Representative Edwin Salas from Everwell Home Health Corp. will discuss how to maintain independence at home. 800-526-9999. Carnival in the Apple Orchard at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Florall Park on Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $6. 718-347-3276.

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 Naure 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 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

Redeemer Lutheran Church, on the corner of Bell Boulevard and 36th Avenue, Bayside Holy Week schedule Maundy Thursday April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Worship Services. Good Friday April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 15 at 7 a.m. Post Sunrise Communion Service at 10:30 a.m. Easter Festival Services. 718-229-5770.

St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church, 6 Harvard Street, Floral Park, is pleased to announce the following schedule; Holy Week and Easter Services St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church Palm Sunday, 11 a.m. - Eucharist with Procession Holy Week Monday, 7:30 p.m. - Stations of the Cross Maunday Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - Liturgy and Washing of Feet followed by a Soup & Bread Supper Good Friday, Noon Liturgy Great Vigil of Easter - 8 p.m. Easter Day, 11 a.m. The Great Feast of the Resurrection-Holy Eucharis. 516-354-6867.

Yom Hashoah Observance, Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks 50-35 Cloverdale Blvd, Bayside, NY. Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. A moving program presented by our Hebrew School Students. 718 631-0100.

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