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Southern and Western Queens Community Calendar Listings

Children’s Activities

Painting and clay workshops for ages 5 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

After-School Program offers homework/tutor assistance, sports, workshops, service learning-community outreach projects. Weekdays, 3-6 p.m. FEGS Beacon 231, 145-00 Springfield Blvd., Springfield Gardens. 528-1743.

Early Childhood programs offered at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

Clinics

Financial help. Thursdays, 3 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Clubs

Job Club helps women with resumes, interview skills and job search techniques. Alternate Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Multicultural Conversation Club organized by Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. Queens Borough Public Library, 35-51 81st St. 937-8185.

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

Dances

Italian Charities of America, Inc. 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, Saturday Dances, Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight 478-3100.

Events

Queens Urban Park Rangers, Volunteer Orientation, Wednesday, 7-8 p.m., The Forest Park Nature Center. 846-2731.

The Second Annual Youth Summit, April 13, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., York College, Cuny, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica. 264-0859.

Exercise

Instructional and Recreational Swimming for Adults with Disabilities features exercise and swimming skills individualized for personal needs. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 516-354-0098.

Stay-Well Exercise. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Kick boxing, tai chi, self-defense for adults and teens. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

Lectures

"Prevent and Detect: Questions and Answers"for Bengali speakers, April 13, 2:30 p.m., the Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Avenue. 429- 4700.

Meetings

AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762. Second Thursday of month, 1 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St., Kew Gardens. New members welcome. 969-8813.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United Inc. holds monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights. 205-6605.

Programs

Athletic activities for teens include swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., offers diversified programs. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 269-0285.

Housing work group helps those with disabilities apply for New York City Housing Authority. First Wednesday of month, 11 a.m. Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica. 658-2524.

Seminars

Sensible financial advice from trained financial planner. Appointment required. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Seniors

Exercise, art and more. Weekdays. Kew Gardens Community Center. 268-5960.

Computer class by a professional teacher. Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 429-3636.

French conversation with Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.

Friendship Club meets first, third Monday of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 268-5011.

Intermediate Spanish with Tony Oliviero. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.

Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 158 of Queens Village meets weekly through mid-June. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92nd Avenue and 217th Street. Boys in sixth grade through age 18 welcome.

Cub Scout Pack 158 meets Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village. Boys in first-fifth grade welcome.

Venture Crew 158 of Queens Village meets first and third Fridays of month, 9-10:30 p.m.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s caregivers. Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway, Astoria. 626-1500.

Autism support. For parents and family members of people with autism. Spanish-speaking groups also offered. Third Thursday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Quality Services for the Autism Community, 30-10 38th St., Astoria. 728-8427.

Bereaved Siblings and Children Grieve Too help kids in grades 1-8 who have lost a loved one. First Monday of month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst. 429-2005.

Bereavement group for seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wednesdays, Fridays, 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village. 454-2100.

Bethany bereavement group for those who have lost a loved one. Last Thursday of month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst. 429-2005.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease group. Third Wednesday of month (except July, August), noon-2 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, sixth floor auditorium. 206-8410.

“Connections” for seniors. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 268-5011.

Diabetes support group. First Thursday of month (except July, August), 6:30-8 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center private dining area. 206-8410.

Geriatric psychiatry support groups. First, third Wednesday of month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks. 470-8097.

Grandparents raising grandchildren. First Monday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. 297-2301.

“Lost Miracles” bereavement group for those suffering from the loss of a newborn or miscarriage. Third Monday of month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst. 429-2005.

Lyme disease patients. 263-8490.

Millennium Mom Club mommy and baby social hour. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. 641-5718.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sunday of month. The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 271-6663.

Recent Active Retirees Experience helps cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 268-5011.

Renaissance Group, a nonsectarian group of men and women who have lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 343-9001.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. Last Monday of month, 6 p.m. Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 264-3017.

Separation and divorce support group. Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Sexual abuse/domestic violence victims. Mondays, 5:20-7 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 263-2013.

Sexual abuse victims. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 263-2013.

Women’s group led by psychotherapist Rhoda Findling helps you handle relationships. Appointment required. Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Tours

Walking tour of Jamaica highlights Jamaica’s agricultural roots and transformation into a modern city. See landmarked buildings and sites within walking distance of King Manor Museum, 90-04 161st St. 206-0545.

Volunteers

Youth football coaches. LP Fam’s Youth Organization Inc. of South Ozone Park seeks coaches for two teams in Warner Conference Youth Football League this fall. Paul Cox, 835-8416 or Hayward Gillyard, 659-8333.

Catholic War Veterans seeks new members. Must be practicing Catholic and past or current member of U.S. armed forces. Second, fourth Thursday of month, 8 p.m. 73-53 Metropolitan Ave. 894-1133.

Workshops

Employment preparation. Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 657-6200.

Self-esteem for women. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 352-7225.

Parenting skills. Second Friday of month. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

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