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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

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

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.

Resume assistance

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.

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

Beginner woodcarving

Forest Hills classes include instruction in relief and three-dimensional carving. Free membership to the Queens Woodcarvers Club is also available. Call 544-0265 or visit woodcarving.web.com.

Computer class

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

Defensive Driving

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.

Woodcarving

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

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

Arts Fair

From noon to 6 p.m. there will be an Arts Fair at Athens Square with stage performances, music, dance, poetry, art exhibitions, photography, wood carving, dry flower artwork, stained glass, sculpture, masks, pottery, computer artwork, tiles, jewelry, face painting. Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue & 30th Street. Take the “N” train to the 30th Avenue stop.

Blood Drive

Blood drive at Tolentine Hall, Parson Boulevard and Union Turnpike, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 969-3226.

Exercise

Athletic activities for teens

Including 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.

Martial arts

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.

Swimming

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.

Forums

African education

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents “African Education for Social Change: Pre- vs. Post-Colonial.” Participants will be educators from the US and Africa, discussing how pre- and post-colonial education has impacted social change in various African countries. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call Hazel Rollins at 527-7434. Event sponsored by The African research and Educational Institute.

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

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

Meet & Greet

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.

Connections for seniors

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

COPD Group

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.

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

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.

Lesbian/Gay

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

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.

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.

Recent Active Retirees

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

Last Mon. of the month, 6 p.m., Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 264-3017.

Separation and divorce

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

Jamaica’s roots

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

Seeking 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

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.

Quilting importance

The King Manor Museum will host a workshop on quilting and its importance in African-American culture at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with Geraldine Hazel, founder of the Stitches from the Heart program Ages 12 and up. Call 206-0545.

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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