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Southeaster and Western Queens Community Calendar Listings

Assistance

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

Legal Clinic with free advice on basic legal issues at the Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Money Management Clinic with a trained financial advisor Thurs. at 2:30 p.m. Free, but appointment needed. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Notary Public will be available at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. on Mon. and Fri. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 738-8100.

Queens Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., provides assistance with resume, Microsoft tutorials, job search/interviewing techniques, GED & ESL classes, referrals to training programs. Call 657-6200.

Camps

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

Children’s Activities

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. 528-1743.

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

Painting and clay workshops for ages 5 and up. Mon. & Tues. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 520-9842.

Classes

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

Defensive Driving at St. Clare’s Church, Rosedale, 137-35 Brookville Blvd. from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Sat. of each month. Call 341-0452.

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

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

Media Art - Helen Magrisso teaches Mon. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5960.

Wood Carving, 1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month, except July & Aug. at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 631-2115.

Clinics/Screenings

Healthfirst presents a free health promotion seminar at Elmhurst Medical Center, 41st Avenue and 80th Street. The seminars will feature asthma (9 a.m.), parenting (10 a.m.), nutrition (11 a.m.), diabetes (1 p.m.), HIV/AIDS (2 p.m.), smoking (3 p.m.) and childbirth (4 p.m.). Call 877-879-0309.

Clubs

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

Multicultural Conversation Club organized by Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights. Sun., 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. 268-5960.

Dancing

Sunday Dances with Instruction, Sun., 3:30-4:30 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd. 478-3100.

Events

Men’s Day Breakfast sponsored by the Men’s Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, 111-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Saturday at 9 a.m. with guest speaker Jim Garner, mayor of the Village of Hempstead. An old-fashioned meal will be served. Call 297-2301.

Heritage Sunday with African Ministries featuring Gerald Deas and James McIntosh 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Afrikan poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 523-3312.

Exercise

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

Global Dance classes will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs. and 1 p.m. Sat. at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. and at 9:30 a.m. Sat. at Int’l Karate & Fitness 69-02 Austin St. Suite 202. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. Call 297-1204.

Instructional and recreational swimming for adults with disabilities features exercise and swimming skills individualized for personal needs. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 516-354-0098.

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

Stay-Well Exercise. Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Lecture

Disease prevention discussion led by Marjory Peterson of the Staff and Patient Education Department at Queens Hospital Center. The sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hollis Branch of the Queens Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., and Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Queens Village Branch or the Queens Library, 94-11 217 St.

Meetings

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

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

Queens Mineral Society, Mon., 8 p.m. Queens College. 544-5059.

Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 158 meets Fri., 7:30-8:30 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92-10 217th St., Boys in 1st-5th grade welcome.

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

Self-Help

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

Seniors

Elderplan hosts “Meet & Greet” Medicare informational meetings weekly at the following times and locations: Waterview Diner, 163-30 Crossbay Blvd., Mon., 9 a.m.; Palace Diner, 60-15 Main St., Tues., 9 a.m.; Glendale Diner, 71-08 Myrtle Ave., Wed. 9 a.m.; Mark Twain Diner, 72-12 Northern Blvd., Thurs., 9 a.m.; Bayside Diner, 207-70 Northern Blvd., Fri. 9 a.m.; Shalimar Diner, 63-68 Austin St., Thurs., 3 p.m.; Caridad Restaurant, 100-02 Northern Blvd., Wed., 3 p.m.; G&P Diner, 118-03 Liberty Ave., Wed., 9 a.m.; Rockaway Sunset Diner, 116-11 Beach Channel Dr., Mon., 9:30 a.m.; and Three Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Tues., 9 a.m. Call 921-7898.

Support Groups

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

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

Bereaved siblings and children. Helps kids in grades 1-8 who have lost a loved one. First Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.

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

Bereavement group. Last Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyme disease patients. 263-8490.

Millennium Mom Club mommy and baby social hour. Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd. 641-5718.

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

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

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

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

Separation and divorce support group. Call for appointment. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 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 with relationships. Appointment required. Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Tours

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

Volunteers

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

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.

Workshops

Job Readiness workshop helps develop resumes, interview skills, job search techniques. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Call for appointment. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Job preparation for teenagers at the Astoria branch of the Queens Library, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Call 278-2220.

Writers’ Workshop. Discuss and create a poem or journal. Open to mature women. Donation requested. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

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