Community Calendar for South and Western Queens

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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.

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.


For Beginners

Basic instructions on bidding, contract bridge, practice sessions and notes provided. Call SNAP Senior Center at 718-454-2100.

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.

Architecture for Children

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a workshop for ages 8-15 on Saturdays. Call 917-541-5199 or send e-mail to

Painting and Clay

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


Adult Education

The New York Education Department's Queens Adult Learning Center, 42-35 Crescent St. is providing adult classes in a variety of courses such as GED, computer, ESL and basic education on days and evenings. Call 718-361-9480 to register. All classes are free.

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

Bible Study

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., presents "Taking Back the Torah," an interactive bible study class that will meet two Wednesdays, May 12 & 19, at 8 p.m. Class is led by Dr. Jack Zevin of Queens College. Call 718-261-2900.

Computer class

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

English for the Foreign Born

At the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Call 718-738-8100.

Family Day Care

The Center for the Women of New York is organizing a new class for those interested in providing day care in their homes. 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.

Stress Management Course

At the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., on Wed. evenings at 8 p.m. Call to register at 718-261-2900.

Topics in Judaism

With Rabbi Joshua Karlip on Mon. at 10 am and Wed. at 8 p.m. At the Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Kew Garden Hills, 71-25 Main St. Call 718-263-6500.


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


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.

Humor and Politics

The Kew Gardens Community Center holds a humor and politics discussion group Tuesdays and Thursdays at the center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. Call 718-268-5960.

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.

Woodcarvers Association

The Greater New York Woodcarvers Association meets the third Tuesday of every month, except during the summer, at 84-54 248th St. at 7:30 p.m. New and experienced carvers welcome.


Festival of the Arts

The 4th annual Forest Hills Festival of the Arts will be held Sunday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Austin Street from 69th Rd. to Ascan Ave.

Latin Social Dance Party

The Knights of Columbus, 101-18 101st Ave. will host a Ballroom and Latin Social Dance Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month. Call 917-251-4668.

Memorial Day Program

The St. Albans VA, Linden Blvd. & 179th St., will hold a special Memorial Day presentation by the USO Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m.

Mother's Day Party

The Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., will host a Mothers' Day party and day of fun from 9 a.m. to after noon Monday, May 10, with bingo, music, lunch and more. Call 718-894-3441.

National Cancer Day

The Mahogany Sisters Network is sponsoring a National Cancer Day Parade Saturday, June 5, leaving from Baisley Blvd. and Merrick Blvd. at 10 a.m. toward York College. Call 718-525-4313.

St. John's Prep Golf

The alumni and friends of St. John's Prep / Mater Christi High School are invited to a golf outing Thursday, May 20, at the Brookville Country Club in Glen Head. Call 718-721-7200, Ext. 686.

St. Paul Luncheon

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 173-01 108th Ave. will hold its annual luncheon at Antun's on Saturday, May 8, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Call 718-523-5570.


Athletic Activities for Teens

Including swimming, racquetball, strength training, and 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.


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. Wed. Call 718-529-7857 to register.

Martial arts

Kick boxing, tai chi, and 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

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. 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 Qi Gong

Led by Kristine Metchikian every Wed. from 11 am - 12:30 p.m. Conducted at 80-02 Queens Blvd. Suite 202. 718-268-5960.

Tai Chi Chuan

Learn tai chi and other movement exercises from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues. at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-523-3312 to register.

Tai Chi Chuan

On Tues. from 11 am - noon with instructor Ann Harvey at the Central Queens YM-YWHA, 67-09 108th St. Call 718-268-5011, Ext. 500 for more information.

Tree of Life Yoga

Beginner's Yoga

Free Hatha Yoga classes are being offered Thursday, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gentle Yoga - Joints and Glands

The Tree of Life offers gentle yoga classes Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., ideal for seniors or people with little to no experience with yoga or exercise. Tree Of Life Yoga & Wellness Center, 102-19 Metropolitan Ave. 718-544-5997

Wellness Program

Join the wellness program at Self-Help, 69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth, to study yoga, nutrition and body transformation. Classes begin at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Massage available by appointment. Call 718-429-3636.


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.

American Legion

Glendale Post No. 104 of the American Legion meets at 8 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the post, 72-02 Myrtle Ave. Call 718-441-3563.

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.

Jackson Heights Beautification

The Jackson Heights Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (excluding July & Aug.) at the Community Church, 35th Ave. & 82nd St. Call 718-651-7745.

Jewish War Veterans

The Kew-Forest-Woodside-Loitz Post 250 of Jewish War veterans will meet at 9:30 .m. Sunday at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Call 718-297-7771.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United

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

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

Meets every first Monday of each month at John F. Prince Post No. 6478, 242-37 Braddock Ave., Bellerose. Call 718-723-8038.

VFW Post 5298

Meets every 4th Saturday of the month. Call 718-525-7655 for further information.

Register Now

Alumni and Teachers

For the Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1984 Reunion tentatively set for Saturday, July 24. Call 201-352-4031.

Franklin K. Lane

The classes of 1955 & 1956 will have a 50-year reunion in May 2005. Call June G. at 718-738-4271 or Adele B. at 631-543-3816.

St. Mary's Winfield

The 150th anniversary of St. Mary's Winfield/Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians School in Woodside will have a 150-year alumni homecoming June 12. Contact or go to


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 631-738-1903.


Quit Smoking

Queens Hospital Center is now offering a free smoking cessation program. The program consists of a series of groups that meet for one hour weekly for eight weeks. The groups provide education, strategies and supportive counseling to assist people in quitting smoking permanently. Queens Hospital Center is located at 82-68 164 St., Jamaica. For further information and to register call 718-883-4208.

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.



Yoga, tai chi, line dancing, bridge etc. at Selfhelp Big Six, 60-10 Queens Blvd., 1st Flr., Woodside. Call 718-458-8579.

Talent Show

The Kiwanis Lefferts Liberty Club will hold a senior talent show Thursday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Il Palazzo Di Villa Russo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd.

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. 718-728-8476.

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 at noon-2 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, sixth floor auditorium. 718-206-8410.

Diabetes support group

First Thurs. of the month at 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.


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.

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.

Medical Assistance

Arthritis, hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement patient support group monthly free seminar. For information call Mildred or Annette at 718-661-3737 or Susan at 718-286-3810.

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.

Overeaters anonymous

Meeting every Wed. from 1:30-3 p.m. located at 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

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.

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.


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.


First-Time Homebuyer

Citibank at 80-19, Roosevelt Ave., will hold a first-time buyer workshop Saturday, June 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 866-241-5122 (toll-free) to reserve your space.

Mother's Day Workshop

Come to King Manor Museum Saturday, May 8, from 1-5 p.m. to make mom a special Mother's Day gift. Free with museum admission. Call 718-206=0545.

Nutrition Workshop

Take Charge of Your Health with Nutrition, a free community lecture with noted nutritionist Dr. Rene David Alkalay, is held the first Sunday of every month at 102-19 Metropolitan Ave. Call 718-544-5997 to register.

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