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Crime Victim Assistance Unit

Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Housing help

Housing needs addressed for individuals, families, building management companies. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 591-6060.

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 Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Medicare 101

Trained volunteer answers questions about Medicare eligibility criteria, benefits, filing procedures. Wed. and Fri., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 670-4546.

Money Management

Clinic with a trained financial advisor. Free, but appointment needed. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Bingo

Garden Jewish Center of Flushing

24-40 Parsons Blvd. Mon., 7:15 p.m. 445-1317.

Whitestone Hebrew Centre

Thurs. 7 p.m., 12-25 Clintonville St.

Bridge

Duplicate bridge

Mon., noon-4 p.m. Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, 243-02 Northern Blvd. 423-6200.

Children’s Activities

Children’s Choir

Every Sat. from 4 to 6 p.m. for children ages 9-13 at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave. Call 886-7809 to register/audition.

Classes

Basic computer skills

For beginners. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Citizenship preparation

Tues. & Thurs., 8 p.m. Korean Immigrant Services, 136-65 Roosevelt Ave. 359-5400.

Conversational English

Fri., 10 a.m.-noon. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Computers

Wed., 1-3 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Design 101

A Basic Sewing Experience. Mon., 7 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

GED/HS Equivalency

Caring, qualified instructor to help finish your education every Tues. morning at Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Call 793-0672 for appointment.

Jewish History

The Queens Society for Humanistic Judaism will begin a new course on Jewish history starting Saturday at 2 p.m. at Parsons JHS, Parsons Boulevard and 76th Road. Call 380-5362.

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

Karate program

Mon., 4-5 p.m. for kids 8-11; Fri., 7-8 p.m. for kids 12-16. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. 358-0067.

Clinics/Screenings

Glaucoma screenings

Mon. and Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon. Flushing Hospital Medical Center lobby. 670-5719.

Legal clinic

Features small groups with skilled instructor. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Medical and pediatric clinics

Weekdays to 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ambulatory Care Department, Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 670-5486.

Prostate cancer screenings

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main St. Registration required. 670-1900.

Events

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

Exercise

Tai Chi

Thurs., 11 a.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Yoga with Barbara

Tues., 6-7 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St. 767-1481.

Yoga

Wed., 3-5 p.m.; Sat., 9-11 a.m. Beacon Program, Ryan JHS 216. 445-6983.

Meetings

AARP Chapter 2014

Seeks new Bayside members, second, fourth Thurs. of the month, 1-3 p.m. St. Josaphat’s Church, 35th Ave. and 210th St. 229-2737.

AARP Chapter 3654

Meets first Tuesday of every month at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave. with social hour at noon followed by meeting. Call 352-6124.

Astroclub

Members explore space with telescopes, binoculars, other equipment. All ages welcome. First, third Thurs. of the month, 6-8 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005, Ext. 323 or www.astroclub.org.

Auburndale Improvement Association

Third Tues. of the month, 8 p.m. 167-17 Northern Blvd. 423-3676.

Catholic War Veterans

St. Margaret’s Post #1172 of the Catholic War Veterans, second and fourth Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m., 73-53 Metropolitan Ave. 894-1133.

Couple’s Club

Thurs. at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway. 423-8176.

Flushing Camera Club

First, third, fifth Wed. of the month. Flushing Hospital admin. bldg., 45th Ave. and Burling St. 441-6210.

Flushing Rotary Club

Thurs., 12:15 p.m. Friends and Co., 154-17 Roosevelt Ave. 353-1220.

Jewish Singles

The Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209th Street at the Cross Island Parkway, will host a coffeehouse for singles from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. Call 428-6363.

Queensboro Hill VFW Post 3427

First, third Wed. of the month, 7:30 p.m. New members encouraged. 136-06 Horace Harding Expwy. 359-1987.

VFW Community Post 4787, Whitestone

Meets at 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mon. at 19-12 149th St. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the fourth Mon. at 8 p.m. Call 746-0540.

Women at the Chapel Hall

Second Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. All community women invited. Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 229-2534.

Programs

After-school program

For adolescents with learning and/or developmental disabilities. Weekdays, 3-5 p.m. Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc., 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside. Free transportation home. 423-9550.

Herstory

Women create journal of life experiences and personal “Herstory.” Mon., 7 p.m. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Register Now

New Support Groups

The Flushing Jewish Community Council will hold two new free support groups for youth and for parents dealing with family relationships, developing better communications skills and adjusting to cultural changes. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. for the parent group and 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 for the youth group. Register early by calling 463-0434, Ext. 2.

Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 351

Meets Fri. 7-9 p.m. St. Nicholas of Tolentine cafeteria, Union Turnpike & Parsons Boulevard. Call 820-0015.

Troop 1

Meets Fri., 7:45-10 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bell Blvd. and 36th Ave.

Troop 138

Meets Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. 64th Circle, Fresh Meadows. 454-2391.

Troop 613

Shomer Shabbat Boy Scout Troop Meets Sun. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Young Israel of Windsor Park. Call 969-1571.

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

Quit Smart

Stop smoking program includes four sessions with licensed therapist, guidebook, hypnosis tape, cigarette substitute. Flushing Hospital. 670-5476.

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.

Short stories

Discussion group with Debbie. Tues., 1:30-2:30 p.m. Self-Help Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave. 961-4550.

Support Groups

Association for Children/E­nforcement of Support

First Tues. of the month, 6-8 p.m. Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. 800-738-ACES.

Bereavement group for seniors

Thurs., 2 p.m. Self-help Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave. 224-7888.

Bereavement group

Helps those who recently lost a loved one. Flushing Hospital. 670-3160.

Bereavement Support Group

Tues., 3-4:15 p.m. Hillside Hospital. 470-8087.

Bereaved parents support group

Held at 7:30 p.m. the second Thurs. of the month at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, 52-40 84th St. Call 429-2005.

Bereavement Group

Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd. has a bereavement support group. Call 359-1160.

Bereavement Group

The Bellerose Jewish Center holds a bereavement support group at 254-04 Union Tpke. Call 343-9001.

Breast cancer survivors

Second, fourth Thurs. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 670-5714.

Breathing Easy

Second Thurs. of the month (except July and Aug.) 3 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 670-5640.

Compassionate Friends of Flushing

A bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child. Third Fri. of the month, 7:30 p.m. The Church on the Hill, Flushing. 746-5010.

Domestic violence support/partner abuse group

Wed., 7-8:30 p.m. Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM/YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway. 225-6750.

Domestic Violence group

Mon. & Tues., 5:30-7 p.m. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd.

Families Anonymous

For families and friends of individuals affected by substance abuse or emotional problems. All are welcome. Call 343-2018 or 969-9008.

Moms with Young Children

Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 793-0672.

Mothers of Twins Club of Queens

Welcomes all mothers of multiples. Fourth Wed. of the month, 8 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 464-3162.

Mutual Support Group

For parents of children all ages, Temple Israel, 188-15 McLaughlin Ave. 461-6393.

National Stuttering Association, Queens

First, third Wed. of the month, 8:15 p.m. 464-4085.

Northeast Widow/Widowers Society

Third Tues. of the month, 7:30 p.m. Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 464-4085.

Ostomy Club

First Fri. of month (except July and Aug.), 1 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 670-5640.

Overeaters Anonymous

A 12-step approach welcomes those who want to stop eating compulsively. Every Tues., 8 p.m., free membership. Church on the Hill, 167-05 35th Ave. 516-794-1333.

Parents of Murdered Children & Other Murder Survivors

Third Wed. of the month, 7:30 p.m. Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 740-1061.

Separation and divorce

Call for appointment. Queens Women’s Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 793-0672.

Substance abuse

Non-Anon for families and friends of drug and alcohol abusers meets Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 19-12 149th St.

Tours

Fort Totten

Fort Totten Historical Center offers daily tours of Fort Totten conducted by historian Jack Fein. 352-0180.

Volunteers

Dispatchers needed

Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps seeks members to serve as dispatchers and ambulance crew. Must be available weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 347-1637.

Dispatchers needed

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

Workshops

Post 9/11 Stress

The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th rd., presents a free workshop for people coping with Sept. 11-related stress with guest speaker Nina Pastor at 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 358-0067.

Writers’ Workshop

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

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