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
Crime Victim Assistance Unit
Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon., noon-4 p.m. Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, 243-02 Northern Blvd. 718-423-6200.
Every Sat. from 4 to 6 p.m. for children ages 9-13 at St. Georges Church, 135-32 38th Ave. Call 718-886-7809 to register/audition.
Tues. & Thurs., 8 p.m. Korean Immigrant Services, 136-65 Roosevelt Ave. 718-359-5400.
Wed., 1-3 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.
Defensive Driving Course
Held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran School 12-10 150th St., Whitestone. Call to register at 718-767-5656.
A Basic Sewing Experience. Mon., 7 p.m. Queens Womens Center, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.
Free Art Classes for Seniors at Queens Museum of Art
Building located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Held on March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. R.S.V.P. at 718-592-9700 ext 135.
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.
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.
Annual Irish Cultural Day
Takes place on Sunday at St. Mels Church Auditorium, 26th Ave. and 154th St., Whitestone from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Bayside Jewish Center Annual Purim Dinner/Dance
On Sunday, March 16 at 5 p.m. Center located at 203-05 32nd Ave. Call 718-352-2910.
Celebration of Mardi Gras by Savoy Assisted Living in Little Neck
Located at 55-15 Little Neck Parkway. Will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Call 718-423-7900.
Queens Women in Business Awards
Held on March 27 at 6 p.m. at Terrace on the Park. Call Business Today at 718-224-5441 for more information.
Reading by Bruce Feiler
At Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St. on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills on Tuesday.
Thrift Shop Bag Sale
Held at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. on Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 718-961-0030.
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.
Wed., 3-5 p.m.; Sat., 9-11 a.m. Beacon Program, Ryan JHS 216. 718-445-6983.
AARP Chapter 2014
Seeks new Bayside members, second, fourth Thurs. of the month, 1-3 p.m. St. Josaphats 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.
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. Margarets 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. Kevins School cafeteria, 45-50 195th St. at 7:15 p.m. the second Monday of the month. Call 718-591-3492.
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.
General Membership Meeting for Bayside Jewish Center
Held on Monday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
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.
Jefferson Democratic Club
Congressman Ackerman will speak on various issues on Thursday, March 6 at the American Legion Hall, 198-09 33 Ave. in Bayside at 8 p.m. Call 718-767-3610.
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 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.
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.
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.
School District 26 will start accepting applications for its magnet program for all gifted children within the district starting Thursday. Applications can be picked up at the District office, 61-15 Irwin Altman St. Applications are due by Feb. 28. Call 718-631-6900.
Cont. Education Course - Joyces Dubliners
On Wednesdays from Feb. 26 - April 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Queens College. Details: 718-997-5700
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.
Meets Fri., 7:45-10 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bell Blvd. and 36th Ave.
Meets Thurs., 7:30-9 p.m. 64th Circle, Fresh Meadows. 718-454-2391.
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.
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.
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.
Discussion group with Debbie. Tues., 1:30-2:30 p.m. Self-Help Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave. 718-961-4550.
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.
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.
Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parsons Blvd. has a bereavement support group. Call 718-359-1160.
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.
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.
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.
For families and friends of individuals affected by substance abuse or emotional problems. All are welcome. Call 718-343-2018 or 718-969-9008.
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 Womens 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 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. 718-464-4085.
First Fri. of month (except July and Aug.), 1 p.m. Flushing Hospital. 718-670-5640.
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.
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.
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.
Fort Totten Historical Center offers daily tours of Fort Totten conducted by historian Jack Fein. 718-352-0180.
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.
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 March 22 form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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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