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.
Free advice on basic legal issues at the Queens Womens Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.
Clinic with a trained financial advisor Thurs. at 2:30 p.m. Free, but appointment needed. Queens Womens Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.
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 Womens 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.
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.
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.
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.
With a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 429-3636.
St. Clares 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.
With Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.
With Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 268-5360.
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.
Women and Work
Queens College will hold an open house Monday at the LeFrak Music Building, Room 226, for the women and work program, a free 15-week job and life skills training program. There is also an open house at the colleges Manhattan location Wednesday. Call 997-3098.
1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month, except July & Aug. at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 631-2115.
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.
Meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. 268-5960.
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.
La Bella Vita at 106-09 Rockaway Blvd. will host a Parents Without Partners singles dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Call 343-7674.
Fish with Park Rangers
Learn fishing basics. Bring your own pole, corn and bread dough. All fish will be released. Meet at Baisley Pond Park Saturday at 11 a.m. Call 846-2731.
Bob Law will speak at the Heritage Sunday meeting of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. at 1 p.m. Sunday. Call 523-3312.
19th Century Woodcrafts
Master craftsman Arthur Kirmss will create practical wood objects using 18th- and 19th-century techniques at King Manor, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 206-0545.
MoMA Family Picnic
View the exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Arts new temporary home in Queens at the third annual MoMA family picnic. Enjoy hands-on art workshops, activities for the whole family, live music, and a festive barbecue dinner on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 33 St. at Queens Blvd. Children may bring a photograph from a favorite family vacation for use in the art workshop. Call 212-708-9848.
Athletic activities for teens
Including swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Sat., 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 479-0505.
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 Intl Karate & Fitness 69-02 Austin St. Suite 202. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. Call 297-1204.
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.
Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.
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.
Bella Italia Mia presents poet and historian Vincent J. Tomeo discussing Italian immigrants settling in Corona at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. Call 426-1240.
Rabbi Joshua Haberman, director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies in Washington, DC will speak at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
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.
The Howard Beach Senior Center will offer a 55 Alive defensive driving course starting Sept. 3. Open to ages 60 and up. Call 738-8100.
The Queens chapter of the American Red Cross will introduce a babysitter training class for ages 11-15, taught by a certified Health & Safety Red cross instructor. Classes will be held at 138-02 Queens Blvd. Call 558-0053.
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 Management and Recovery Training
Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 54 Rd. 212-929-6107.
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.
Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 626-1500.
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. Adalberts Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St. 429-2005.
For seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. 454-2100.
Last Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalberts 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.
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.
Womens Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 657-6200.
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.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sun. of the month. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 271-6663.
Bereavement group for those suffering the loss of a newborn or miscarriage. Third Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalberts 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.
Nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 343-9001.
Meets Sun. 10 a.m. at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd. Call 896-3400.
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 Womens 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.
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.
Walking tour of Jamaica highlights Jamaicas 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.
Tours of King Manor are given noon-2 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Groups of 10 or more must call ahead. Rufus King Park, 150-153rd Streets, Jamaica Avenue. Call 206-0545.
Twin Fields Kettle Pond
Tour the Twin Fields Kettle Pond with the Queens Urban Park Rangers at the Forest Park nature Center, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest park Drive, at noon Sunday. Call 846-2731.
Beautify the Park
The Queens Urban Park Rangers need volunteers to help clean an preserve Forest park. Call 846-2731.
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 Fams 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.
Helps develop resumes, interview skills, job search techniques. Tues., 6:30 p.m. Call for appointment. Queens Womens Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.
Discuss and create a poem or journal. Open to mature women. Donation requested. Queens Womens Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.
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