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Free Tax Counseling

The Queens Library system will offer free tax counseling for low-income and older adults sponsored by AARP running through April 15. To find out locations participating and hours they are available, call 718-990-0700 or go to www.queenslibrary.org.

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. 718-658-2524.

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. 718-793-0672.

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. 718-793-0672.

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 718-738-8100.

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. 718-528-1743.

Painting and clay

Workshops for ages 5 and up. Mon. & Tues. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 718-520-9842.

Purim Party and Carnival

Held Sunday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at the Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86th Ave. For further information call 718-657-5151.

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 718-261-2900.

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 718-527-4144 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 718-544-0265 or visit woodcarving.web.com.

Computer class

With a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 718-429-3636.

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 718-793-0672.

French conversation

With Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.

Guitar Class

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre will host guitar classes with instructor Guy Daniels. Call 718-523-3312 to register.

Intermediate Spanish

With Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.

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. 718-268-5960.

Woodcarving

1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-631-2115.

Clubs

Friendship Club

Meets first, third Mon. of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

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. 718-937-8185.

Photography Group

Meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. 718-268-5960.

Events

Heritage Sunday

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., will have guest speakers on African heritage on March 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 718-523-3312.

Purim Party

Saturday, March 15, 8 p.m. at the new synagogue building of Jackson Heights Jewish center, 37-06 77th St. Call 718-592-8650.

Exercise

Athletic activities for teens

Including swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Sat., 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-479-0505.

Global Dance

Classes will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs. at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. All ages, shapes & sizes. Call 718-217-0172.

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 718-529-7857 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. 718-479-0505.

Stay-Well Exercise

Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.

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 718-523-3312 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. 718-969-8813.

Catholic War Veterans

St. Margaret’s Post No. 1172 of the CWV meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thurs. at the post, 72-53 Metropolitan Ave. 718-894-1133.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United

Monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 718-205-6605.

Queens Library Board of Trustees

Held at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, on Thursday, March 20 at 5:45 p.m. Call 718-990-0705

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.

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Jamaica Chapter meets every Wed. at 8 p.m. at the school hall located at 74-15-175th St. in Flushing. Call 718-468-8416.

Venture Crew 815 of Hollis Hills

Meets every Fri. 6:15 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Tpke. Call 718-464-3464 or 718-465-4236.

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 718-921-7898.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 718-626-1500.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Group meets Saturdays noon-1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Call 718-784-6173, 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. 718-728-8427.

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. 718-429-2005.

Bereavement group

For seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. 718-454-2100.

Bereavement group

Third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.

Connections for seniors

Tues., 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

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. 718-206-8410.

Diabetes support group

First Thurs. of the month (except July, Aug.), 6:30-8 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center private dining area. 718-206-8410.

Employment preparation

Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 718-657-6200.

Geriatric psychiatry

First, third Wed. of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks. 718-470-8097.

Grandparents raising grandchildren

First Mon. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 718-297-2301.

Lesbian/Gay

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sun. of the month. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 718-271-6663.

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. 718-793-0672.

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. 718-429-2005.

Millennium Mom Club

Mommy and baby social hour. Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd. 718-641-5718.

Recent Active Retirees

Help cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

Renaissance Group

Nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 718-343-9001.

Schizophrenics Anonymous

Meets Sun. 10 a.m. at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd. Call 718-896-3400.

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing

Last Mon. of the month, 6 p.m., Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 718-264-3017.

Separation and divorce

Call for appointment. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 718-793-0672.

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 718-261-2900.

Sexual abuse/domestic violence victims

Mondays, 5:20-7 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 718-263-2013.

Sexual abuse victims

Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 718-263-2013.

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 718-426-1935.

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. 718-206-0545.

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 718-206-0545.

Volunteers

Beautify the Park

The Queens Urban Park Rangers need volunteers to help clean and preserve Forest Park. Call 718-846-2731.

Workshops

Urban Writers ands Poets

Saturday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave.

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 718-793-0672.

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. 718-793-0672.

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