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Southeast and Western Queens Community Calendar Listings

Camps

Summer day camp program open house, May 22, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon, 6-8 p.m., Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd, Long Island City. 392-7932.

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.

Classes

Wood Carving get-to-gether, first sunday of each month, 1:30-4 p.m. YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave.. Except July and August.

French Conversation, Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens, 268-5968.

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, Sunday Dances with Instruction, Sunday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m. 478-3100.

Events

Biking Alley Pond with the Queens Urban Park Rangers, May 11, 1 p.m. Meet at Forest park nature Ceter, 846-2731.

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.

Forums

Women’s Writers Forum, Fourth Saturday of the Month, 3 p.m. Women’s Studio Center, 3 p.m., Wills Art Deco Building, 43-01 21 St., Long Island City. 361-5649.

Women’s Visual Artists Forum and Critique, Second Saturday of the Month, 1 p.m. Women’s Studio Center, Wills Art Deco Building, 43-01 21 St., Long Island City. 361-5649.

Lectures

Edith Wharton, Friday, 7:30 p.m., The Leonard Center, 112 St., and 86 Ave.. 847-6070

Meetings

The Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library will meet next Thursday, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 990-0705.

Order Sons of Italy in America is seeking new members to join Cellini Lodge 2206. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month in the recreation building at Clinton Martin Park, New Hyde Park. 516-775-8890.

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

Self Management and Recovery Training, Sundays 11:30 a.m.-1p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 54 Rd., Rego Park. 212-929-6107.

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

How Top Colleges Pick Their Students, Saturday, 2 p.m. Jackson Heights Branch Public Library, 35-51 81 St., Jackson Heights. 899-2550.

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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