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Classes

A class offering practical guidance on how to draw upon the spiritual resources of Jewish faith and tradition will be presented by Rabbi Mayer at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Forest Hills. 718-261-2900.

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 will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. The event will be held until May 3.

The Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach will hold one hour-long yoga classes at 2 p.m. on the following consecutive Tuesdays: April 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22. Space is limited; preregistration is required by calling the branch at 718-641-7086.

The Saturdays at Hillcrest courses start every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. where students can take enrichment or skill building classes such as Sequential Math I and II, tutoring in needed subjects, Basic Writing Skills, English Regents Preparation, Review for Earth Science, Physics, and Biology, Global History RCT Prep., U.S. History RCT Prep and Health Careers Prep. At 10:15 some of the above courses are repeated and additional courses such as Physical Fitness and Playwriting are offered. At 9 a.m. courses for parents and staff members are provided in Art Workshop, Dancercise, Communicating with your Child, and Introduction to Computers. Mr. Stephen M. Duch is Principal of Hillcrest H.S.

The Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., presents Ongoing Classes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Joshua Karlip. The the topic Delving into Davening, The Meanings and Origins of Prayer." 718-263-6500.

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. Sessions are on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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.

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 St., Howard Beach is currently taking registration for AARP "55 Alive" Defensive Driving Classes. The first class will be held on Tues., June 5 and Tues., June 12 and the second classes will be held on Tues., June 19 and Tues., June 26, and the third on Tues., July 10 and Tues., July 17. Classes are from 9:30 to 2:30 and pre-registration is necessary. 718-738-8100.

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 Maspeth Senior Center 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 718-429-3636.

Italian classes are offered at The Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.

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.

Clinics

Christine Roland, director of housing/community organizing at the Forest Hills Community House holds housing clinics for tenants living in rent regulated apartments on the first Wednesday of every month. First Wednesdays for Tenants at the Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd. from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 718-592-5757.

Clubs

A Photography Group meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program at JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St., Yellowstone Blvd and Austin St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5960.

FEGS Beacon 231 Advantage Afterschool Program Magnetech 231, 145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens, offers homework/tutor assistance, participate in competitive sports, traditional/ non-traditional, attend workshops and service learning-community outreach projects free at the FEGS Beacon 231 Advantage Program, Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 718-528-1743.

The Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 158, Kew Gardens, offers the Job Club every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Development/update of resumes interview skills and job search techniques. Free. 718-793-0672.

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 Ave., in Jackson Heights. 718-937-8185.

Events

Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark will be holding a rally to protest Governor Pataki's anticipated appeal of the landmark decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York State school funding case. The rally will be held on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front of Governor Pataki's NYC office, 633 Third Ave., Manhattan. 718-479-2333.

South Ozone Park Council 2236, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd., South Ozone Park will hold a K of C Communion Breakfast on May 6. The morning begins with 8:30 Mass at OLPH Church. Followed immediately by Breakfast at the K of C Hall. Cost: $5 Per Person Pancakes, Sausage, Hash browns, Bagels, Coffee Tea and Juice will be served. Come join us for a great day. Admission by ticket only call Enzo Rossi. 718-641-6291

Ask The Pediatrician, Live via video teleconference, Dr. Luis Rodriguez, staff pediatrician at Elmhurst Hospital, will talk about asthma, a serious children's health issue in Queens. He will then take questions on any children's health subject on Thurs April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing. 718-268-7934.

The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, along with SHARE, a self-help organization dedicated to the needs of women with breast and ovarian cancer will jointly offer a Newly Diagnosed Support Group for women with breast cancer. This six-week session provides newly diagnosed/treated women with a unique opportunity to meet for an extended period of time to explore their concerns. Women are encouraged to attend all six sessions. An evening group will be formed based on registration and will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 718-268-5011.

There's a song in the air The Kew Gardens Community Center, 8O-O2 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens these days. Panicipants are singing show tunes, folk songs, classical, and popular songs under the direction of Evelyn Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Soft or loud, periSormers sing in groups and as a chorus on Mondays frorn 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-268-5960.

The Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th Street in Forest Hills, presents a enchanting storyhour will convene each Sunday and Monday. Note the new time on Sunday: 10:10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday's session continues from noon to 12:45 p.m. Fee: $10. 718-268-5011.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, Suite 202 presents Humor and Politics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 718-268-5960.

Exercise

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, offers Instructional and Recreational Swimming for Adults with Disabilities. The program is offered three times per week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Participants will learn exercise and swimming skills individualized to suite personal needs. Instruction is provided as well as free time to practice. 516-354-0098.

Queens Independent Living Center will run a monthly housing workgroup to assist individuals with disabilities to apply for New York City Housing Authority. It will start on the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. on 140-40 Queens Blvd. Jamaica. We invite all individuals with disabilities to participate in the housing workgroup. 718-658-2524.

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.

The Kew Gardens Community Center,, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, Suite 202 offers Stay-Well Exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 718-268-5960.

Fairs

In conjunction with National Occupational Therapy Month, LaGuardia Community College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is conducting a practice fair on April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the college's E- building lobby at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City..Admissio: free. Open to the public. . 718-482-5777.

Forums

A Writers Forum will be held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at Palladium, Astoria. Writers are invited to bring one work of writinf to share (5 mins or less). 718-274-9585.

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. 718-264-6700.

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

Lectures

Castle Senior Living At Forest Hills, 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Forest Hills, will host a lecture regarding the topic: " Dental Care For The Senior on Wed., April 18 at 7 p.m., and will be conducLed by Dr. Trapani, DDS. Light refreshments will be provided, and admission is free. 718-760-4600

Castle Senior Living At Forest Hills, 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Forest Hills, will host a lecture provided by The Department of Social Security regarding the topic: "Medicare Update" on Thurs., April at 10 a.m., and will be conducted by Pat Piccione from The Department of Social Security. Light refreshments will be provided, and admission is free. 718-760-4600.

Castle Senior Living At Forest Hills, 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Forest Hills, will host a lecture workshop/support group directed to caregivers of seniors regarding the topic: " Coping Caring While BalancingYour Life" on Wed., April 25 at 7 p.m. and will be conducred and facilitated by Dr. Brody. Light refreshments will be provided, and admission is free. 718-760-4600.

Castle Senior Living At Forest Hills, 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Forest Hills, will host a lecture on the topic 'Injury and Fall Prevention" on Fri., April 13 at 10 am. 718-760-4600.

Castle Senior Living At Forest Hills, 108-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Forest Hills, will host a lecture in conjunction with MetLife regarding the topic: "MetLife Services for the Senior Population" on Fri., April 20 at 10 a.m. and will be conducted by Greg Sanders and Lancey Conyers of MletLife. Light refreshments will be provided, and admission is free. 718-760-4600. .

The Will and Hanni Horowitz Lecture Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Sun., April 22 at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, with a lecture presented by Dr. Monty Penkower, the Victor J. Selmanowitz Professor Modern Jewish History and Chair of the Division of the Social Sciences at Touro College. The theme of this year's series is At Home in America-Jewish Adjustment to American Culture. The focus of Dr. Penkower's presentation will be The Turning Point of American Jewish Identity: The Holocaust. 718-268-5011.

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.

The Millennium Mom Club meets every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach. All mothers invited to this Mommy and baby social hour. Come meet other mothers of babies and small children. Share your worries, fears and above all the joys of being a mother. All welcomed. Free admission. 718-641-5718.

Open House

Walk the walk, 25-09 38 Ave., Long Island City will hold an Open House with a free alcohol prevention screening provided by the Alpha Omega Clinicon April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.A presentation by NYC Fire Dept. with distribution of free smoke detectors. 718-433-0800.

Meetings

A noted chiropractor who specializes in Senior Citizen ailments will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250, Jewish War Veterans of the USA and their Ladies Auxiliary on Sun. April 22 at 9:30 a.m., and at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97 30 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park. 718-AX7-7711.

Jamaica East/West and Rockaway Adolescent Service Consortium, 117-08 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica will hold a meetin on April 26 at the Jamaica YMCA, 85-25 Parson's Blvd., Jamaica, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 718-723-1119.

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens members will meet on the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting is at 1: p.m. on May 10 at the Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 Street, Kew Gardens. Guest Entertainer: Mr. Erwin Pfeffer. the well known comedian. 718-969-8813.

American Lung Association, will meet on Fri., April 20 at 2 p.m. at the at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills. 718-268-7934.

Friends Of Kew Gardens Hills Library, will hold a General membership meeting on Mon., April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Hills Branch Public Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing. Featured guest speaker will be noted neighborhood astronomer Mark Freilich. 718-261-6654.

The general public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Queens County Conservative Party which will be held on Thurs., April 10 nat 8 p.m. at the American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Anyone seeking additional information about this meeting, or about the Conservative Party. 718-474-3826.

Queens Toastmasters Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd in lower level on May 14, May 29 and June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Speaking skills. Admission: Free. 212-687-4159.

Sane Aviation For Everyone, Inc. is holding its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Flushing Hospital auditorium. The entrance is on 45 Avenue near Burling Street. The problems at our airports resulting from AIR 21 and the prospects for a "bubble bill" measuring air pollution will be discussed. 718-848-1800.

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., Forest Hills. This group is for anyone who is the parent, family member or friend of lesbians, bisexuals, gays or transgender people. 718-271-6663.

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.

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.

The Queens Toastmasters Club meets on April 23, and May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in the Lower Level. Learn Public Speaking skills. Free. 212- 687-4159.

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.

Programs

Both the Central Queens YM & YWHA, located ar 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, and area synagogues offer a wide variery of educational and cultural programs ro stimulare and educate. The "Y" and area synagogues cffer classes, support groups and programs for people of all ages. Participating synagogues are the Queens Jewish Center, the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, the Rego Park Jewish Center, the Forest Hills Jewish Center and the Free Synagogue of Flushing. 718-268-5011.

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.

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 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 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.

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 through 4operates on a school year session, September through June. 718 479-0505.

Raffles

Quality Services for the Autism Community, Astoria 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

Registration for an upcoming AARP "55 Alive" Defensive Driving Classes will be held at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-56 84th St. The first class will be given on Tues., April 24. The second classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and pre-registration is necessary. 718-738-8100.

Reunions

"1951 John Adams Graduates: reunion being planned for October 27. If interested please contact: Joan Kempf Egan at 718-441-6210; email: jkecps @aol.com. "

Seminars

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 Blvd. in East Elmhurst from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost: $7.50. 718-898-8500.

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.

Support Groups

The Queens Women's Center offers help for women coping with issues of separation and divorce. This support group meets by appointment only at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 158, Kew Gardens on the first and third Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 718-793-0672..

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, Astoria. 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.

Are you still clinging to an unavailable man who can't commit? Still obsessing about your man who got away? Attend a women's support group led by psychotherapist Rhoda Findling, author of "Don't Call that Man! A survival Guide To Letting Go." The group will help you let go of relationships that have ended or are dysfunctional. The support group meets by appointment only at Queensborough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 158, Kew Gardens on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 718-793-0672.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Renaissance Group is a nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful at Bellerose Jewish Center at 254th Street and Union Turnpike. 718-343-9001.

The Renaissance Group, a nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a dear one. Dialogue and an exchange of ideas can be helpful, at Bellerose Jewish Center at 254 St. and Union Turnpike. 718-343-9001.

The Senior Adult Department of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., in Forest Hills, offers R.A.R.E. (Recent Active Retirees Experience): Retirement brings changes and challenges. 718-268-5011.

Teens

Cocoa House nights are offered on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Center/JHS, 68-17 Austin St., Forest Hills. 718-830-5233.

Volunteers

A shelter for victims of abuse to which Hillcrest Jewish Center has been delivering clothing and household items is currently short of space and requests only winter clothing for the time being. To donate such clothing, call 718- 657-2504.

Join the diverse and dedicated group of men and women who help enrich our Queens community - become a Queens Museum of Art volunteer. No experience is necessary. All it takes is a cheerful personality, team spirit, and one morning or afternoon a week. The museum staff provides all training and supports. If you have an interest in education, art and children, consider becoming a museum docent. 718-592-9700, ext. 131.

The Machson segment of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will pick up furniture to distribute to needy Jewish families. You can call 212-453-9525 Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is sometimes a three week wait so plan ahead.

The Association for the Advancement of the Blind and Retarded is seeking salable clothing, household items, books, and furniture for its new thrift shop whose main purpose is to provide its group home members with meaningful work training and opportunities to interact with the community. The thrift shop called the Treasure Box, is located at 164-09 Hillside Ave., 718-558-0390.

The Queens Library Adult Learning Centers are looking for volunteers to tutor adults in literacy and English for speakers of other languages. No previous teaching experience is necessary. Training is starting soon. 718-657-2485.

The Auxiliary Police Programs at the Auxiliary Police Section, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, Special Task Unit is currently seeking new members. Community volunteers in the Auxiliary Police Program perform such duties as Uniform patrol with a partner in residential and commercial areas; special events, detail parades, block parties, street fairs.

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.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62 Drive, Forest Hills is looking for men and women who want to work as volunteers with frail seniors in a non-institutional setting. 718-592-5757.

"Connections" is a workshop for people who find themselves alone and often lonely in their "golden years", will meet on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. at The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. Discuss various strategies which may assist participants in taking control and actively working on changing their lives. Contribution is $2. 718-268-5011, ext. 226.

Tours

Come and take a walking tour of Jamaica. Take a trip around town and see history in the making. Learn about Jamaica's argcultural roots and its transformative into a modern city. Your guide will also lead you to landmarked buildings and sites all withing walking distances of King Manor Museum, 90-04 161 St., Jamaica. Adults, $5, $2 for children. 718-206-0545.

Workshops

Women's Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica offers Employment Preparation Workshops. 718-657-6200.

Kids' Painting and Clay Workshops will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays for ages 5 and up at the Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 718-520-9842.

Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 158. offers a Parenting Skills Workshop to be held every second Friday of the month. Pre-registration and $5 donation requested. 718-793-0672.

Women's Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Suite 207, Jamaica offers Employment Preparation Workshops. 718-657-6200.

Worship Services

The Sisterhood of the Forest Hills Jewish Center on 1 06-06 Queens Boulevard will celebrate Sisterhood Shabbat on Sat., April 28. There will be a luncheon following services by reservation only - Adults: $27; children from 5 to 13: $13; children under 5: free. 718- 263-7000.

The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Boulevard invites you to join with us as we welcome Sofer Zerah Greenfield who will teach the children of our Religious School and their parents what it means to participate in the Mitzvah of writing your own Torah. This very unique session will take place at 11 a.m. on Sun., May 6. 718-263-7000.

Both the Central Queens YM & YWHA, located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, and area synagogues offer a wide variety of educational and cultural programs to stimulate and educate. The "Y" and area synagogues offer classes, support groups and programs for people of all ages and interests. Participating synagogues are the Queens Jewish Center, the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, the Rego Park Jewish Center, the Forest Hills Jewish Center and the Free Synagogue of Flushing. 718-268-5011

The Forest Hills Jewish Center,106-06 Queens Boulevardwill celebrate the arrival of a Sefer Torah that will end its long and painful journey through Europe and the horrors of the Holocaust on June 24 at 10 a.m. It will be possible for you to participate in the Mitzvah of writing the Torah to honor or memorialize a loved one by calling the Center office at 718-263-7000 before June 18.

Posted 7:04 pm, October 10, 2011
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