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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.

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. 718-591-6060.

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. 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.

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. 718-670-4546.

Money Management

Metro Card Van

On Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 31St Rd and Union St.

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.

Bingo

Garden Jewish Center of Flushing

24-40 Parsons Blvd. Mon., 7:15 p.m. 718-445-1317.

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. 718-423-6200.

Children's Activities

Children's Carnival

At the Queens County Farm Musuem, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call 718-347-3276.

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 718-886-7809 to register/audition.

Egg-Citing Animals

On Sunday, April 13 for ages 5-6 from 1-3 p.m., Saturday April 12 for ages 4-5 from 1:45 - 3:45., and Saturday April 19 for ages 3-4 from 1:45 - 3:45 at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd. Call 718-229-4000.

Play Group

At Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., on Sunday, April 13 from 10-10:45. Call 718-229-4000.

Classes

Citizenship preparation

Tues. & Thurs., 8 p.m. Korean Immigrant Services, 136-65 Roosevelt Ave. 718-359-5400.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Learn to be a better boater. A 5 week course from 7-10 p.m. starting March 26. Call 718-428-0504.

Computers

Wed., 1-3 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.

Design 101

A Basic Sewing Experience. Mon., 7 p.m. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

Free Art Classes for Seniors

Queens Museum of Art located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Held on March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. R.S.V.P. at 718-592-9700 ext 135.

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. 718-358-0067.

Clinics/Screenings

Glaucoma screenings

Mon. and Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon. Flushing Hospital Medical Center lobby. 718-670-5719.

Medical and pediatric clinics

Weekdays to 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ambulatory Care Department, Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 718-670-5486.

Prostate cancer screenings

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 56-45 Main St. Registration required. 718-670-1900.

Events

An Evening With the Stars

At Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., on Saturday, April 12 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Call 718-229-4000.

Blood Drive

On Saturday, April 25 from 3:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Anastasia Church, 245 St. Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Call 718-428-5228.

Book Discussion

At the Forest Park Nature Center, located on the corner of Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Dr. on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 718-846-2731

Book Signing

James Siegel at Barnes and Noble in Bay Terrace on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Book Signing

Malachy McCourt at at Barnes and Noble in Bay Terrace on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Flea Market

At Queensboro Hill Jewish Center, 156-03 Horace Harding Blvd. on Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 718-445-4141.

Goods and Services Auction

At Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke. on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Call 718-776-3672

Greet Our Spring Arrivals

On Saturday, April 12 at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., at 8 a.m. Call 718-229-4000.

Healing Service

Wednesday at the Unity Center of Flushing, 42-11 155St. at 7:30 p.m. Call 718-353-5887.

Queens Women in Business Awards

Held on Thursday March 27 at 6 p.m. at Terrace on the Park. Call 718-224-5441 for more information.

Singles Dance/Rap

For ages 50+ on Thursday, April 3 at Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209th St and Cross Island Pkwy, from 8 to 10 p.m. Call 718-428-6363.

Spring College Fair

At Bayside H.S., 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. Call 718-229-7600.

Spring Dance Fest

Dances from around the world at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Call 718-358-0067.

St. Agnes H.S. Reunion

Sunday, April 6 at 12 p.m. located at 13-20 124 St. Contact 718-353-6276.

Exercise

Tai Chi

Thurs., 11 a.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.

Yoga with Barbara

Tues., 6-7 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St. 718-767-1481.

Yoga

Wed., 3-5 p.m.; Sat., 9-11 a.m. Beacon Program, Ryan JHS 216. 718-445-6983.

Lectures

Anti-Terrorism Awareness Program

At the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Call 718-358-0067.

Holistic:Balancing Body, Mind and Soul

At Queensborough Community College on Friday, April 4 from 7-9 p.m. Call 718-631-6000

Metaphysics in Action

At Queensborough Community College on Friday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. Call 718-631-6000

Patient Advocacy and Elder Care

At Queensborough Community College on Friday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m. Call 718-631-6000

Reaching into the Next Dimension

At Queensborough Community College on Friday, April 11 from 7-9 p.m. Call 718-631-6000

Utilize Your Time Successfully

At Queensborough Community College on Friday, March 21 from 7-9 p.m. Call 718-631-6000

The Challenge of Modernity to Jewish Identity

At the Temple Torah of Little Neck, 54-27 Little Neck Parkway, on March 19 at 8 p.m. Call 718-225-1900.

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. 718-229-2737.

AARP Chapter 3654

Meets first Tues. of every month at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35 Ave. with social hour at noon followed by meeting. Call 718-352-6124.

AARP Chapter 4158

The North Flushing Chapter 4158 of AARP meets at noon the second Tues. of the month at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave.

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. 718-699-0005, Ext. 323 or www.astroclub.org.

Auburndale Improvement Association

Third Tues. of the month, 8 p.m. at reception house, 167-17 Northern Blvd.

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. 718-894-1133.

Catholic Widows & Widowers

Will meet at the St. Kevin's School cafeteria, 45-50 195th St. at 7:15 p.m. the second Monday of the month. Call 718-591-3492.

Couple's Club

Thurs. at Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway. 718-423-8176.

Flushing Camera Club

First and third Wed. of the month. Flushing Hospital admin. bldg., 45th Ave. and Burling St. 718-441-6210. Special mini-seminar entitled "Make the Picture" at 7 p.m. (prior to the meeting).

Flushing Rotary Club

Thurs., 12:15 p.m. Friends and Co., 154-17 Roosevelt Ave. 718-353-1220.

Friends of the Kew Gardens Hills Library

On Monday at 1:30 p.m. at 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing. Call 718-261-6654.

Hillside Hadassah

On Monday at 12:45 p.m. Located at 167-11 73rd Ave. Call 718-591-5353.

Humanistic Judaism

The Queens Society for Humanistic Judaism will meet the first and third Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. at Parsons JHS, 76th Rd. east of Parsons Blvd. Call 718-380-5362.

Irish Heritage Program

On Thursday at Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., at 7 p.m. Call 718-352-1548.

Jewish Women International

The Aviva Chapter No. 828 of Jewish Women International holds general membership meetings at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Tues. of the month at the North Hills Library, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy. Call 718-279-0447.

Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Assoc., Ltd.

At the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Queensboro Hill VFW Post 3427

First, third Wed. of the month, 7:30 p.m. New members encouraged. 136-06 Horace Harding Expwy. 718-359-1987.

Queens Mineral Society

The Queens Mineral Society meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 8 p.m. in room D235 of the science building at Queens College. Call 718-347-6839.

Telephone Pioneers

The Verizon Telephone Pioneers of America, Keller Life Member Club, will meet at noon on the second Tuesday of the month, 114-04 14th Rd. (Poppenhusen Institute). Call 718-463-4535.

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 718-746-0540.

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. 718-229-2534.

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. 718-423-9550.

Register Now

Cont. Education Course - Joyce's Dubliners

On Wednesday's from Feb. 26 - April 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Queens College. Details: 718-997-5700

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.

Cub Scout Pack 351

Meets Fri. 7-9 p.m. St. Nicholas of Tolentine cafeteria, Union Turnpike & Parsons Boulevard. Call 718-820-0015.

Cub Scout Pack 815

Meets every Fri. 6:15 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Tpke. For boys in grades 1-5. Call 718-464-3464 or 718-465-4236.

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. 718-454-2391.

Troop 613

Shomer Shabbat Boy Scout Troop Meets Sun. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Young Israel of Windsor Park. Call 718-969-1571.

Venture Crew 815 of Hollis Hills

Meets first and third Fri. at 9:15 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Tpke. Co-ed for ages 14-21.. Call 718-464-3464 or 718-468-8837.

Self-Help

Quit Smart

Stop smoking program includes four sessions with licensed therapist, guidebook, hypnosis tape, cigarette substitute. Flushing Hospital. 718-670-5476.

Self Management and Recovery Training

Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64 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 718-921-7898.

Short stories

Discussion group with Debbie. Tues., 1:30-2:30 p.m. Self-Help Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave. 718-961-4550.

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. 718-224-7888.

Bereavement group

Helps those who recently lost a loved one. Flushing Hospital. 718-670-3160.

Bereavement Support Group

Tues., 3-4:15 p.m. Hillside Hospital. 718-470-8087.

Bereavement Group

Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd. has a bereavement support group. Call 718-359-1160.

Bereavement Group

SNAP (Services Now for Adult Persons), 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Building No. 4, will hold a bereavement support group for seniors who have experienced the death of a child or spouse. The eight-week session will begin Thursday, from 1-2 p.m. Call 718-454-2100.

Bereavement Group

The Bellerose Jewish Center holds a bereavement support group at 254-04 Union Tpke. Call 718-343-9001.

Breast cancer survivors

Second, fourth Thurs. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 718-670-5714.

Breathing Easy

Second Thurs. of the month (except July and Aug.) 3 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 718-670-5640.

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. 718-746-5010.

Domestic violence support/

partner abuse group

Wed., 7-8:30 p.m. Samuel Fields/Bay Terrace YM/YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway. 718-225-6750.

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 718-343-2018 or 718-969-9008.

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.

Moms with Young Children

Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. Queens Women's Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

Mothers of Twins Club of Queens

Welcomes all mothers of multiples. Fourth Wed. of the month, 8 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 718-464-3162.

Mutual Support Group

For parents of children of all ages, Temple Israel, 188-15 McLaughlin Ave. 718-461-6393.

National Stuttering Association, Queens

First, third Wed. of the month, 8:15 p.m. 718-464-4085.

Northeast Widow/Widowers Society

Third Tues. of the month, 7:30 p.m. Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. 718-225-8892.

Ostomy Club

First Fri. of month (except July and Aug.), 1 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 718-670-5640.

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., Flushing. Call 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. 718-740-1061.

Precious Moments

An eight-week program offered by Calvary Hospital for grieving children ages 6-11 will meet Tuesdays Jan. 28- March 18 at Bayside United Methodist Church, 38-20 Bell Blvd. from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 718-518-2125.

Separation and divorce

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

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. 718-352-0180.

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. 718-347-1637.

Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service, 12-15 150th St., needs volunteers to serve as dispatchers for a few hours a week. 718-767-1000.

The Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps seeks members to serve as riding crew members and dispatchers. Call 718-229-0400.

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 718-793-0672.

Reclaiming Your Lost Self

A heart healing workshop held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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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