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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 5 p.m. Mon. at the Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Money Management

Clinic with a trained financial advisor. Free, but appointment needed. Center for the Women of New York, 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.

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.

Painting and clay

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

Temple Tots

A monthly dinner and service for children up to age 7 introduces the spiritual meaning of Shabbat at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St. Call 261-2900.

Classes

American History Study Group

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a class entitled “Civilization or Barbarism,” studying the last work of Senegalese Egyptologist Cheikh Anta Diop with Congolese activist Prof. Yaa Lengha Ngemi every other Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Call 527-4144 to register.

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.

Computer Instruction

The Center for the Women of New York will hold a computer instruction class at their computer lab in Kew Gardens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325. Mornings and evenings available. Call 793-0672.

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.

Guitar Class

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre will host guitar classes with instructor Guy Daniels. Call 523-3312 to register.

Intermediate Spanish

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

Job/Life Skills Training

A free 15-week job and life skills training class, including computer training, will be held at Queens College starting in January. There will be an open house Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Queens College Music Building, Room 264. You must attend the open house to be considered for the program. Call 212-642-2070

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 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

Instruction Jan. 5, 12, 26 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with dancing 4:30-8 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd. 478-3100.

Events

College Day 2003

JHS 231 will hold motivational sessions Friday to prepare students for college. 145-00 Springfield Blvd. 276-5140.

Mulchfest 2003

The City of New York Parks & Recreation will gather holiday trees from all boroughs for mulching in city parks. In Queens, trees will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Alley Pond Park, Astoria Park, Baisley Park, Cunningham Park, Forest Park, Kissena Park, Little Bay Park and Springfield Park. Call 212-360-1311

Rock & Roll Dance Party

The Cross Island YMCA will host a New Year’s Rock & Roll 50s Dance Party from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday featuring Steve Mitchell as Elvis. 238-10 Hillside Ave. Call 479-0505.

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.

Karate

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., will host karate classes for men, women and children ages 5 and up from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 529-7857 or 659 7847 to register.

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.

Tai Chi Chuan

Learn tai chi and other movement exercises from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Afrikan poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 523-3312 to register.

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.

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.

Food for Thought

Study and discussion program with Reform Temple of Forest Hills continues following Shabbat services Saturday at 71-11 112 St. Call 261-2900.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United

Monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 205-6605.

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 815 of Hollis Hills

Meets every Fri. 6:15 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Tpke. starting Jan. 10. Call 464-3464 or 465-4236.

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.

True Potential

A communication and leadership skills club invites the public to its meetings, first and third Mon. at Borough Hall from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 212-807-2827.

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.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Group meets Saturdays noon-1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Call 784-6173, Ext. 137.

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

Fourth 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.

Life Issues

Strategies for reducing stress, dealing with Sept. 11. Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Call for appointment. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

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.

Schizophrenics Anonymous

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. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

September 11 Support

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, in partnership with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, will offer support an counseling every Wed. from 1-5 p.m. at the temple, 71-11 112 St. Call 261-2900.

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.

Toughlove

The international support group for parents with out-of-control children meets every Thurs. at 7 p.m. at 61-20 Woodside Ave. Call 426-1935.

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.

King Manor

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.

Volunteers

Beautify the Park

The Queens Urban Park Rangers need volunteers to help clean an preserve Forest Park. Call 846-2731.

Workshops

Job Readiness

The Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, will hold a Job Readiness Workshop to help with the development of resumes, interview skills and job search techniques at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 793-0672.

Writers’ Workshop

Discuss and create a poem or journal. Open to mature women 2 p.m. Tues. Donation requested. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

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