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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

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 Thurs., Feb. 22 at the East Elmhurst Branch Public Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., Elmhurst. 718-424-2619.

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.

Eyes On The Prize. The history of the Civil Rights Movement. An African American Heritage Film Documentary Series. "The Keys to the Kingdom" will be held on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Public Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard. 718-651-1100.

Bridge

ACBL Duplicate Bridge plus brunch is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. Forest Hills. Singles welcome. 718-261-2900.

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

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 Flushing YMCA, 42-07 Parsons Blvd, Flushing offers Tai Chi Class on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays in the month of March beginning March 5. Come and get in shape in the mornings, 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. 718-353-4553.

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 five 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 a Hasidic movement in the 18th century, to the dawn of the State of Israel 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. 28 at 7:45 p.m. 718-261-2900.

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 (Re-certification Only) on March 6, and April 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Community CPR and Safety Re-certification 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 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 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.

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 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 Queens 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 Greek 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.

A course specially geared to help law students, recent graduates and attorneys opening their own offices. "How to Start a Law Practice" will be offered by the Queens County Bas Association and CUNY Law School on Tues., Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Law School, 65-11 Main St., Flushing. Sessions $20-$70 718-291-4500.

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

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.

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 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.

The Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, announces that its enchanting storyhour will convene each Sunday and Monday. Note the new time on Sunday: 10:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday's session continues from noon to 12:45 p.m. Fee: $10. 718-268-5011, ext. 218.

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

Home Again Adoption Support Group presents an educational presentation at the Queens Borough Public Library, St. Albans Branch, 191-05 Linden Blvd., St. Albans on Feb. 24 from 10:30 to 1 p.m. 718-776-4224

The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, presents Walter Wolf, the author of Bad Times, Good People on Tues., Feb. 27. 718-268-5011, ext. 218.

Boy Scout Troop 158 of Queens Village will hold an Information and Recruitment Day on Sat., March 3 fropm 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran School, 220-16 Union Turnpike, Bayside. Admission: $3, includes spaghetti luncheon. Boys over 6th grade who register with the Troop will get a free lunch. A parent must be present in order to register. 718-464-3464.

The Men's Club of Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows, will hold a Purim Ball on Sat., March 3, at 8 pm. There will be a late Dairy Dinner, a DJ Music, Dancing. Costume optional. Bring your friends. Men's Club Members $8 per person. Single Women $8 per person. Non-Men's Club Members $10 per person. Reservations due by Feb. 26. 718-969-7032.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 89-19 114 St., Richmond Hill will host its annual Pancake Supper on Tues., Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. The FlapJack Flippers will be at the grill cooking up hot cakes and sausages. 718-849-0009

The Sisterhood of Whitestone Hebrew Centre at 12-25 Clintonville St., Whitestone, will have a Purim Party on Sun., March 11 at 5:30 p.m. Donation: $22.50. 718-767-1500.

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 Jamaica YMCA invites everyone to join Campaign Chairman, Fred Dill, Poor Freddie at its Annual Kick-off Celebration "Uniting for Youth" and a free viewing of HBO's 4 Little Girls, A Spike Lee Film on March 1 in the Mills Gym, 89-25 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica. Refeshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.

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

The 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.

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., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Flushing Hospital Medical Center Auditorium. Free admission. Speakers: Carol A. Gresser, John C. Liu. Complimentary Brunch and Raffle Prizes. 718-347-3202.

The Sisterhood and Men's Club of The Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside 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 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.

Fairs

The Flushing YMCA, 42-07 Parsons Blvd, Flushing will hold an Intercative Career Fair on Sat. March 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 pm. Come and meet professionals from various fields ranging from law enforecement 718-353-4553.

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.

Lectures/Lessons

Stephanie Johnston and Students from St. Vincents's Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing will discuss "Food and Drug Interaction" at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 St., Howard Beach on Thurs., March 1 at 10:30 a.m. 718-738-6684.

Free Synagogue Of Flushing, 4160 Kissena Blvd. Flushing presents Rabbi Bruce K. Cole will discuss "Jewish Moral Issues" the first in a series of a twopart breakfast lecture on Sun., Feb. 25, and the second part on Sun., March 25 at 10 a.m. His topic will include generosity, decency and wealth. Donation:$5. 718-961-0030.

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.

Meet Eric Gamalinda, author of "Zero Gravity," a collection of poetry will present a lecture on Feb. 22 at the North Hills Branch Public Library, 57-04 Marathon Parkway. 718-225-3550.

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.

Take control of your life! Come to a Free Kabbalah lecture at Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks, 50-35 Cloverdale Blvd. on Sun., March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. 718 631-0100

Learn how to start your own investment club on Mon., Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road College Point. Registration required. 718-358-0067.

The Samuel Fiels/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck presents Merrill Weiner, A.C.S.W, Clinical Director of North Shore University Hospitals A.D.H.D Treatment Program who will discuss Maximizing your leader disabled and/or A.D.D. Child's Social I.Q on Mon., March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 718-225-6750.

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.

Meetings

The Chamber of Commerce, Borough of Queens holds its annual St. Patricks Day Luncheon on Mon., March 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at Terrace on the Park. Tickets: $42. 718-898-5000.

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 Friendship Club of the Senior Adult Department at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, would like to invite you to enjoy our February meetings. This club, for couples and singles, meets at 7 p.m. on the Mondays listed below on the Y's 3rd floor. The suggested contribution for members is $2, $4. Feb. 28. 718-268-5011, ext. 218.

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 Queens Toastmasters Club meets Monday evenins, March 12 and March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in the Lower Level. Learn public speaking skills. Free. 212-687-4159, Ext. 17.

The Aviva Chapter #828 of Jewish Women International holds its next general meeting on Tues., Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the North Hills Branch Public Library, 57-04 Marathon Pawrkway. 718-279-0447.

The Queens Colony Civic Association will meet on Thurs., March 8 at 8 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School, located on Commonwealth Blvd., 87th Ave and 86th Rd., Bellerose.

The Queens County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at Donovan's of Bayside Restaurant on Thurs., March 8. Cost:$20. 718-767-2600.

The Long Island Stamp Club will mee on Feb. 25 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills. Take up a new hobby and make new friends. 718-268-7934.

Friends of Kew Gardens Hills Branch will hold a general meeting on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Hills Branch Public Library, 72-33 Vleigh Place. Featured guest will be Attorney Lawrence V. Cullen, who will speak on Elder Law: Wills, Health, Investments. 718-261-6654.

The Sisterhood and Hadassah of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills annual joint meeting on Wed., March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Kew Gardens. Presentation: The Jewish Woman has left her mark on American History. 718-263-6500.

On Sun., Feb. 25, at its regular Platform meeting at 11 a.m. the Ethical Culture Society of Queens will present gracefUl reflections of a beneficiary and friend of the Ethical Movement after fifty years, and its meaning todaqr as "The Meaning of the Ethical Movement Today: A Qualitative Majority?" from Hen. Simeon Golar, Justice of the New York State Supreme Court. This program will take place at the school at the Early Childhood Center, 67-25 188 St., Fresh Meadows. 718-445-8515.

The Administrative Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library will meet in open session at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., March 1, in the Formal Conference Room at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-0700.

AARP Chapter 1762 is looking for new members. Chapter members meet on the second Thursday of the month. The next meeting is March 8, at the Church of the Resurrection, 85 09 118 Street, Kew Gardens, at 1 p.m. Guest Entertainer; Mr. Erwin Pfeffer, the well known comedian. AARP Chapter 1762 is going to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey to see " Able's Irish Rose ' (the play) on April 4. Bus departure from the Church of the Resurrection is at 9.30 a.m. on Wed., April 4. Advance registration is required, at $55. . Newcomers are welcome. 718-969-8813.

The Millennium Mom Club meets every Tuesday 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.

The Samuel Fiels/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 Queens Society of Humanistic Judaism will meet on Sat., Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Parson's JHS, 158-40 76th Rd., Flushing. A Coalition For Secular Humanisism on Long Island. All refreshments. All invited. Free admission. 718-380-5362.

Living Well...Tobacco Free will meet on Wed., Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The American Cancer Society, 97-77 Queens Blvd., Suie 1110, Rego Park. 718-263-2224.

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.

Parents Without Partners, Queens Chapter 16, will hold an orientation meeting for prospective members on Thurs., Feb. 22 at 8:15 p.m. at Skyline Diner, 271-27 Union Turnpike., 718-343-7674.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Flushing Camera Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Flushing Hospital's Administration Bldg., 45th Avenue and Burling Sreet. Free and open to the public. 718-44I-6210.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Street Forest Hills. 718-271-6663.

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