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The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free computer, recreational swimming, game room time, and other activities for children 8-18 Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880.

The Science Playground at The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is open for kids 6 and up with adult supervision. Fee: $2. 718-699-0005.


Bingo held Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Garden Jewish Center of Flushing, 24-40 Parsons Blvd. 718-445-1317.

Triple Bingo held Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Turnpike, Floral Park.

Dinner and Bingo sponsored by the North Hills League for Retarded Children at Harper’s Restaurant, 1270 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park, at 7 p.m. 718-651-0367.

Bingo played Friday nights with $1,000 jackpot, $2,025 in prizes 50/50 at 7 p.m. Regular at 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament auditorium, 203rd Street and 35th Avenue, Bayside. 718-229-5929.


Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, offers duplicate bridge Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. 718-423-6200.


Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Unionm Turnpike, Bayside offers Free Computer Classes for Beginners and Advanced on Wednewsdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. 718-479-6071.

Queens Library and the Social Security Administration will present programs in four languages that give an overview of the benefits that Social Security can provide, including retirement, survivor's benefits, benefits to the disabled and more. Admission to all programs is free. They will be held at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing on Thurs., Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. - the program will be given in Chinese; Thurs., Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. - the program will be given in Spanish; Thurs., Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. - the program will be given in English and Thurs., Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. - the program will be given in Korean. 718-661-1200.

The Flushing Jewish Community Council and the Korean Immigrant Services are offering free ongoing citizenship preparation classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. at the Korean Immigant Services, 136-65 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. 718-359-5400.

Queens Women’s Center offers conversational English classes Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-793-0672.

Design 101 — A Basic Sewing Experience is offered at Queen’s Women’s Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-793-0672.

Queens Women’s Center Legal Clinic, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Small groups with skilled instructor. 718-793-0672.


The Ambulatory Care Department at Flushing Hospital Medical Center offers weekend and evening hours in its medical and pediatric clinics. From Monday through Friday, the clinics will be open until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 718-670-5486.

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main St., Flushing offers free prostate cancer screenings. Registartion required for free screenings throughout the year. 718-670-1900.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides free glaucoma screenings in the hospital lobby every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 718-670-5719.


Why Weight Discussion Group meets on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. 718-281-0646.

Troop 1 meets every Friday night at 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Bell Blvd and 36 Ave.

Troop 138 meets Thursday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on 64th Circle, Fresh Meadows. 718-454-2391

Couple’s Club meets Thursdays at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Childrens Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center 228-06 Northern Blvd. Douglaston, presents FROM TRASH TO TREASURE on Sat., Jan. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join local artist, Chris Schiavo for a unique and creative lesson in recycling. This program offers young artists and environmentalists the opportunity to help out by cleaning Alley Pond's trails and building something useful out of the trash they have collected. Please dress for the weather and bring one or more old phone books. If severe weather prevents a clean-up, students will recycle phone books instead of litter. Admission: $9, $6. 718-229-4000

Discussion Groups

A short story discussion group with Debbie takes place Tuesdays 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 Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and a current group that meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. 718-423-8179.


Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Unionm Turnpike, Bayside offers Tai Chi Classes for health and exercise every Thursday at 11 a.m. Free admission. 718-479-6071.

The BeaconProgram at Ryan JHS 216 presents Yoga Class on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 718-445-6983.

Yoga with Barbara will be held every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing. 718-767-1481.

Pre-natal exercise class offered at the Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd. 718-961-6880.

Shape-up exercise class led by Sylvia Doner Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.


    Overeaters Anonymous meets every tuesday night at 8 p.m. at Church on the Hill at 167-05 35 Ave., Flushing for free for those who want to stop eating compulsively. a 12 step program approach.

    On Sun., Jan. 20, at its Platform meetmg at 11 a.m., the Ethical Culture Society of Queens, 67-95 188th St.,, Fresh Meadows will present Linda L. Roots, Esq. Speaking on the topic of, "Is the US prepared for Human Rights in the 2 1t Century? The US Position on worldwide demands of Africans and African Descendants." This platform will take place at the Society's meeting place at the Early Childnood Center. 718-445-8515.

    W.A.T.C.H (Women At The Chapel Hall) will be having their meetings 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. The Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 718-229-2534.

    The Mothers Of Twins Club of Queens welcomes all mothers of multiples. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday Of each month at 8 p.m., in the Board Room at Flushing Hospital. 718-464-3162.

    Jewish Center of Bayside Oaks, a conservative Congregation, 50-35 Cloverdale Blvd, Bayside. Free hebrew school with membership, active sisterhood trips, interesting meetings,social events Morning minyan everyday, dynamic Rabbi, Beginner's service twice a month for young families. 718-225 5266.

    The Catholic Widows and Widowers of Queens/care if St. Kevin’s Church will have their next meeting at St. Kevin’s School Cafeteria, 45-50 195 St., Flusing. 718-591-3492.

    The Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. meets on the third Tuesday on the month at the Reception House, 167-17 Nothern Blvd., Flushing at 8 p.m. 718-423-3676.

    The AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens, is looking for new members.

    Parents of Murdered Children and other survivors meets 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 Flushing Camera Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Flushing Hospital's Administration Bldg., 45th Avenue and Burling St., Flushing. Free and open to the public. For more information about this program or the Camera Club. 718-441--6210.

    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.

    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.

    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 at 8 p.m. 718-746-0540.

    The Queensboro Hill VFW Post No.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.

    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, holds meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:15 p.m. 718-464-4085.



A free karate program is taught Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children 8 to 11 years old and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for ages 12-16 at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 718-358-0067..

Women discuss and create a journal of life experiences and personal “herstory” at Queens Women’s Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. An 8-week special workshop on Mondays at 7 p.m. Donation requested. 718-793-0672.

Enjoy making new friends as you improve your understanding and use of English in your daily life. Queens Women’s Center offers conversational English classes at the center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. 718-783-0672.

The Queens Women’s Center holds basic computer classes for beginners at 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Small groups with skilled instructors. 718-793-0672


The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc. After School Program, 212-12 26 Ave., Bayside,provides an opportunity for socialization and recreation for adolescents/teenagers between the ages of 12-18 with learning disabilities and/or developmental disabilities residing in Queens. The program operates Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include homework assistance, arts & crafts, cooking, and games. Free transportation home is provided. This program is free to Families whose child meets eligibility. 718-423-9550.

The Women and Work Program is a 15-week job-training course offered free of charge by the Queens College Women’s Studies Program. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Queens Women’s Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. 718-343-2782.

Design For Living: A Sewing Experience, is held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Queens Women’s Center, 401 Murray St., Fort Totten. 718-793-0672.


Ryan Beacon, 216-Q, 64-20 175 St., Fresh Meadows, offers several activities, games, classes and events for seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is now a Senior Social Center, for seniors to gather and share in good times. Always free. All are welcome. Register when you arrive.

Support Groups

Non-Anon Support Group for Families and Friends of Drug and Alcohol Abusers meets every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 19-12 149 St., Whitestone.

The Queens Women's Center understands that mothers need to meet other young mothers for comfort and support and will begin a "Moms with Young Children" group on Saturday mornings from 1O a.m. to noon at The Queens Women's Center, 401 Murray Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside. Mothers and children will meet with Meryl B. Kalensky, a early childhood specialist and nursery school director. 718-353-7225.

The Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM&YMHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck offers a domestic violence suppor/partner abuse group which meets every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 718-225-6750.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center hosts a free breast cancer survivor group on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group meets in the East Conference room in the Medical Sciences building. 718-670-5714.

The Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing serves the housing needs of neighborhoods by assisting individuals, families, building management companies and their staff with wide-ranging types of free advice and counseling and through workshops and seminars. 718-591-6060.

Are you having trouble collecting child support? The Association For Children Enforcement of Support meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. Fresh Meadows. 1800-738-ACES.

A Bereavement Group for Seniors will meet on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside. 718-224-7888.

At Flushing Hospital Medical Center, a trained volunteer is on staff every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to answer questions about Medicare eligibility criteria, benefits, and filing procedures. The service, known as Medicare 101. is offered to the community and is free of charge. 718-670-4546

Young Moms Support Group meets on the first and third Friday of each month at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Turnpike, Flushing from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1-800-351-1001.

A Bereavement Support Group offering professional guidance through small group interaction meets weekly at Hillside Hospital, of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System on Tuesday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 718-470-8087.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, offers a recently retired group that meets every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Queens Women’s Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, is offering an ongoing weekly support group for women looking to share their everyday concerns and help each other adjust to life changes every Monday 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 718-793-0672.

The Compassionate Friends of Flushing, a bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, meets at The Church on the Hill, Flushing, at 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. 718-746-5010.

Domestic Violence Support Groups meets twice a week at the Pomonok Neighborhood Center. Groups are held Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. These groups are free and there is ample parking available.

Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, offers a Crime Victim Assistance Unit Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flushing Hospital Medical Center has the answers to questions about Medicare every Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-670-4546.

The Ostomy Club is a free support group sponsored by Flushing Hospital Medical Center as part of their ongoing efforts to offer important health care services and information to the community.


Fort Totten Historical Center offers tours of Fort Totten conducted by Jack Fein seven days a week during the year. 718-352-0180.


The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for members to serve as dispatchers and ambulance crew personnel. The ambulance corps needs members who are available to serve between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week. 718-347-1637.

Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service, 12-15 150th St., Whitestone, needs volunteers to serve as dispatchers for a few hours a week to answer phones during the day. 718-767-1000.


Basic Nature Photography is offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $12, $14. 718-229-4000.

Worship Services

Church Hispanic Community Of The Nazarene Of Bayside, 61-11 220th St., and Horace Harding Expressway Bayside. Rev. Hector Josue Machuca holds Worship Service are held on Sundays at 4 p.m., Home's Worship on Thursdays at 8 p.m.718-428-6871.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Flushing, 147-54 Ash Ave., Flushing hold Sunday Services at 11 a.m. Families welcome. 718-353-3860.

The North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 25-33 154 St., offers services Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join the fellowship for coffee in the Community Room after services. Church school for children ages 4 and up on Sunday at 10 a.m. 718-463-4143.

The New Apostolic Church in Bayside offers Vacation Bible School, The Fruits of the Spirit for children ages 4 to 13. There will be crafts, singing and discussion of The Fruits of the Spirit. 718-423-5001.

The Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park offers a free Jewish education for Kindergarten and Sunday School children. The center provides a thorough religious curriculum for Grade 3 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Youth services are held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and adult services from 8:45 a.m. to noon. 718-343-9001.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Ave., Bayside offers Bible every Wednesday at 11 a.m. An informal Prayer service follows at noon. A Children’s Choir (with Christian education) is held weekly on public school days. Our craft group meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Unity Center of Flushing holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. at 42-11 155 St. Service includes reading of the Daily Word, truth lesson, prayer, meditation and social hour including coffee and refreshments after service. 718-353-5887.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Avenue, Bayside offers classes each Wednesday at 11 a.m.; Brief prayer service to follow.. All welcome. 718-352-6744.

Redeemer Lutheran Church offers Sunday worship. The church is located on the corner of Bell Boulevard and 36th Avenue, Bayside. 718-229-5770.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Ave., Bayside, offers Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10 a.m. 718-352-6744

The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 36-01 Bell Blvd. in Bayside will hold a Christian Education hour is held at 9 a.m. and regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. 718-229-5770.

Jewish Center of Bayside Hills, 211-06 48 Ave., Bayside, holds Sabbath Morning services at 8:45, followed by a Kiddush and parsha discussion. Sunday mornings at 9 and Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. 718-225-5301.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Religious Education for public school children classes are held every Wednesday from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for grades 1, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Grades 2-6. Other classes for Grades 6-7 meet on Tuesday from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 225-6179. 718-229-4000.

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