Free Tax Counseling
The Queens Library system will offer free tax counseling for low-income and older adults sponsored by AARP starting in February and running through April 15. To find out locations participating and hours they are available, call 718-990-0700 or go to www.queens
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 718-429-3636.
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.
Defensive Driving Course
On Saturday at Col. Edward Gourdin of the VFW post 5298 on 143-17 Springfield Blvd., Jamaica from 8:45 until 3 p.m. Call 718-978-1248.
With Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.
The Afrikan Poetry Theatre will host guitar classes with instructor Guy Daniels. Call 718-523-3312 to register.
With Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.
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. 718-268-5960.
1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-631-2115.
The Southeast Queens Clergy for Community Empowerment will offer a free workshop on AIDS/HIV prevention as well as free testing Friday at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 718-297-0720, Ext. 102 for information and location.
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.
Meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. 718-268-5960.
Adventures on a Shoestring
A snacks-and-sight safari of different ethnic backgrounds including the tasting of delicious dishes The tour will meet on the corner of 74 St. and Roosevelt Ave. For details call 212-265-2663.
Sponsored by Hollis Hills Jewish Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m., located at 210-10 Union Turnpike.
The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., will have guest speakers on African heritage on March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 718-523-3312.
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.
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.
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 or 718-659-7847 to register.
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.
Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.
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.
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.
Wills, Estates and Elder Law Topic
On Monday at 1 p.m. at the Golden Age Club of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St. Call 718-263-6500.
Women in Judaism
Series at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Call 718-459-1000.
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. Margarets 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 Administratine Meeting
Held at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m.
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 Management and Recovery Training
Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 54 Rd. 212-929-6107.
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.
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.
Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 718-626-1500.
Group meets Saturdays noon-1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Call 718-784-6173, Ext. 137.
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. Adalberts Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.
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.
Second Thurs. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalberts 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.
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.
Womens Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 718-657-6200.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 718-343-9001.
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 Childrens 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.
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.
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. 718-206-0545.
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 718-206-0545.
Beautify the Park
The Queens Urban Park Rangers need volunteers to help clean an preserve Forest Park. Call 718-846-2731.
Avoid Con Games
The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St., will present Officer Tom Clavin for a workshop on how to avoid con games and other senior fraud problems at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Call 718-738-8100.
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.
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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