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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.

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.

Black History Month

What would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. had actually met as planned? "The Meeting" is a dramatized account of what could have taken place between two strong leaders with divergent views on achieving Civil Rights and will be held on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and on Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Langston Hughes Branch Public Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd. 718-651-1100.

Martin Luther King: A Chautaugua, Veteran actor Marvin Kazembe Jefferson portrays Dr. King and tells stories about his life, focusing on the years 1965 to 1967 on Feb. 22 at the East Elmhurst Branch Publi Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., Elmhurst. 718-424-2619.

The Roy Wilkins Center at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard plans to unveil a commemorative stamp featuring Roy Wilkins on Thurs., Feb. 15. For details, call 276-4630.

The Queens Museum of Art celebrates the month with a series of free programs, including a Joy Kelly who reaches back into her own heritage and presents talers and songs from Uganda, Nigeria, and South America at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. 718-592-9700.

The Queens Symphony Orchestra Youth Gospel Choir will perform a special program in celebration of African American History Month on Sat. Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the The Queens Museum 718-592-9700.

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 Beacon Program at M.S. 158 Q, 46-35 Oceania Street, Bayside offers an S.A.T. Math Prep Course starting March 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The class will run for a 10 week period. No classes on April 14. 718-423-2266.

Temple Sholom, 263-10 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, will hold a free Haggadah Hebrew course on Thursday evenings at 6:45 starting March 1. The class will run for 5 sessions. 718-343-8660.

St. Clare's Church, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale will sponsor Safety Defensive Driving Class on March 3 from 8:45 from 3 p.m. Fee: $31. 718-341-0452.

The Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main Street presents Rabbi Joshua Karlip's Adult Education Class, when bad things happen to good people a view from tradition on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 29. 718-261-6500.

A class on Jewish history from the time of the rabbi known as the Ba'al Shem Tov, the founder of an hasidic movement in the 18th century, to the dawn of the State of Isreal will be presented by Dr. Burtob Schall at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Forest Hills on three Wednesday evenings on Feb. 21 and 28 at 7:45 p.m. 718-261-2900.

Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside is offering an ESL class for women to learn English. The class will be offered on Fridays at 10 a.m. for eight sessions. Reasonable donation. 718-793-0672.

There will be weekly Yoga classes held every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. 718-747-0941.

Sign Language for children ages 7-12 years old featuring instructor Barbara Aliprantis will be held on April 9, 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Fee: $5. Pre-Registration required. 718-358-0067.

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave, Bellerose offers Safety Training classes at its Bellerose facility. The schedule is as follows: CPR for Professional Rescuer (ReCertification Only) on March 6, and April 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Community CPR and Safety ReCertification on March 13, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m Community CPR and Safety Full Course April 17 and 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Must attend both classes. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Must attend all classes. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training ReCertification April 8 from from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor Candidate Training and Water Safety Instructor April 9 through 13. Time to be announced. 718 479- 0505 ext 108.

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 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 12 p.m. (intermediate). Morning, afternoon and evening classes range from beginning to advanced in Flushing. Classes are free (with a nominal book charge). 718-463-0434.

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.

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.

Temple Sholom, 263-10 Union Turnpike, Floral Park, will hold free Adult Education Spring Courses beginning Feb. 26 Topics incude The Book of Esther, The Haggadah as a Mystical Text and New Jewish Music. 718-343-8660. 718-343-8660.

Demetrios Creek Orthodox Cathedral of Astoria offers classes for public school students, grades 1-7, on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Seventh grade students prepare for the Greek Regents exam. Free bus transportation from neighborhood public schools is available. Registration is being held at the St. Demetrios church office. Classes are held at St. Demetrios School for all grades Mondays and Wednesdays, and at St. Catherine's Church, 22-30 33rd St., Astoria, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday classes are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 718-728-1754

Karate classes for men, women and children are offered on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Donation: $5.. 718-523-3312.

Computer class by a professional teacher is offered at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 718 224-7888 and at Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 718-429-3636.

A wood class: "Learn to Use Machinery Tools" and "Learn to Make Assorted Gifts and Toys" is offered Tuesday afternoons at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside. 718-224-7888.

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

Computer class for beginners is offered on Saturday mornings at The Queens Women's Center Legal Clinic, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Small groups, with skilled instructor. 718-793-0672.

Painting space instruction is offered every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Queens Women's Center Legal Clinic, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Arts materials donation: $50. Registration fee: $5. 718-793-0672.

Spanish and French classes for ages 60 and over are offered every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers pre-natal exercise classes. 718-961-6880.

The Queens Women's Center at Fort Totten, Bayside offers painting space and instruction every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Donation: $50. Registration: $5. 718-793-0672.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road presents craft instructor Mildred Hasin on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 719-268-2690.

The Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, offers chess instructions with chess pro Mia Immerman every Friday from l p.m. to 4 p.m. for all levels. 719-268-2690.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck offers art class led by Otto Nedo every Friday at 10 a.m. The center also offers bridge lessons for beginners on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuition: $40. 718-423-8179.

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

The Samuel Fiels/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.

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.

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

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose will host its first annual Be A Neighborhood Dinner Dance on Thurs., Feb. 22, at the Swan Club in Roslyn, New York. Three honorees will be recognized for their long-term commitment to the betterment of our communities - Rev. Joseph L. Cunningham, Kevin Forrestal and Senator Frank Padavan. Dinner tickets are available for purchase as well as space ads in the Dinner Journal and sponsorship opportunities. 516-354-0098.

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 February sessions of "Food for Thought" a study and discussion group program, offered by The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Forest Hills on Feb. 17, and 24 following the Shabbat morning services which begin at 10:30 a.m. A brunch will be served. 718-261-2900.

Events

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 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 Queens Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Card Exchange on Tues., Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lang Lobby at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in Flushing. Cost: $30 $20. 718-898-8500.

The Jewish Family Place of the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, is happy to announce that our annual funtastic Purim Carnival will take place on Sun., March 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come in costume and be a part of the Costume Parade! Enjoy games and prizes! Food and raffles! Live entertainment with Denise Lifeson of the Parent's Choice award-winning Club Baby! Music for all ages! Fun for the whole family! Free for Y members. Admission: $5, $2. 718-258-5011.

The Sisiterhood 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 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 Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose is hosting events for families and seniors as part ofa Valentine's Day celebration. On Fri., Feb. 16 a Family Extravagant will be held at 7 pm in the large gym. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pasta dinner and light refreshments. The cost is $3 per person and registration is necessary. 516-354-0098.

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

The 55 Plus Expo, A Tribute to the Generations that made Queens the County it is Today will be held on Thurs., Feb. 15 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 Sisiterhood and Men's Club of The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside presents Marilyn Kaufman, Retired Librarian and Public Speakers

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Forums

A Writers Forum will be held on the sfourth 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.

Luncheons

The Ladies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 89-19 114 St., Richmond Hill will hold its annual Valentine Luncheon and Card Party in the Chruch fellowship hall on Thurs., Feb. 15 at noon. Cost: $8. 718-849-0009.

Lectures

The Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose and Oxford Advantage present a free lecture on Nutrition for Older Adults on Wed., March 7 at 11:45 a.m. The presentation and demonstration will be given by a certified Nutrition Educator. Materials and information will be distributed. Registration is required at the Member Registration Desk. There will be free raffles and prizes. Light refreshments will be served. 718 479-0505.

Renowned Journalist and Author Denis Hamill will read from his latest novel on Thursday March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayside Historical Society, Officers Club Building, Fort Totten, Bayside. Donation: $3. Refreshments served. 718-352-1548.

St. John's University's Committee on Latin American and Caribbean, Studies (CLACS) will host a lecture on Thurs., March 22, at 12:10 p.m. in Bent Hall, room 277A, on the Queens campus.

David R. Whitesell, Rare Book Cataloguer, Houghton Library, Harvard University, will lecture on Ruben Davio at Harvard: Newly Discovered Books and Manuscriptsfrom the Poet's Library. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. 718-990-1932.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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