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Northeast Queens Community Calendar

Bell Mall Christmas Celebration - Queens Parks hosts holiday lightings and events to celebrate the season.

When: Through Jan. 6, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bell Mall, Bell Blvd. and St. Marks Pl., Bayside

Contact: Warner Johnston or Abigail Lootens, 212-360-1311

Mahalo Health Spa and Natural Organic Cafe - Receive a mini-massages, delicious refreshments, and a sampling of enticing and healthy teas and tonics. Along with bags for each attendee, everyone gets a chance to win a Mahalo door prize for services such as a facial, foot detoxification, manicure or pedicure.

When: Jan. 12, 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Where: Mahalo Health Spa and Natural Organic Cafe, 927 Franklin Ave., Garden City

Cost: $35 per person

Contact: 516-922-3494 or e-mail gnaftaly@accessoffice.net

6th Annual Doo Wop Fundraiser - Featuring The Duprees, The Quotations, Twin Gold, and The Wrenditions. Make checks payable to the Hollis Hills Jewish Center.

When: Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

Where: Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tke., Flushing

Cost: $40

Contact: 718-268-595471-776-3500

Holiday Lights Drive

Where: Send your donations to Bayside Business Association, P.O. Box 24, Bayside

Cost: Suggested donation of $100 (Any contribution would be greatly appreciated)

Contact: 718-229-2277

Doggie Boot Camp - Helps owners dogged by unruly pets.

When: Every Sunday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (except holiday weekends, weather permitting)

Where: Crocheron Park

Cost: Free. Reservations are required, and class size is limited. Donations accepted.

Contact: 917-318-9845. www.dogschoolny.com.

Dance With Me - With a complimentary hot buffet, dessert, coffee, and tea included. Call for reservations.

When: Every Sunday Night, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Where: 24-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $13 per person

Contact: 718-886-3647

Party Bridge & Duplicate Bridge - Partners arranges, master points issued.

When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Bridge lesson; 12:30 p.m.; Duplicate bridge: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Pride of Judea, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Contact: 718-423-6200

Play Mahjong - Play the game with experienced players or learn to play it.

When: Every Friday, 1 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Enrollment for the Not Quite Nursery Program - Call Barbara Kossove for a tour of the school and details about the enriched, nurturing and age appropriate professional environment. In addition, the Bay Terrace Center has limited space available in the Universal Pre-kindergarten program. There is also limited space for 3-year-olds.

Where: Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-423-6111

Meetings

Chapter #3698 of AARP - Followed by a program for all members. New members are always welcome.

When: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, and May 14, @ 12 noon

Where: Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Contact: 718-229-3394

Board of Trusteess of the Queens Borough Public Library - Prior to the general session, various committees will meet.

When: Jan. 24, 5:45 p.m.

Where: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick blvd., Jamaica

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-990-0705

The Community Church Of Little Neck Women at the Chapel Hall

When: Second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Where: 46-16 Little Neck Parkway. Parking is available

Contact: 718-229-2534

American Martyrs Catholic War Veterans Post Meetings - New members are welcomed.

When: Second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Where: American Martyrs Catholic War Veterans Post, Union Tpke. and Bell Blvd., Bayside

Contact: 718-468-9351 or 718-631-0896

VFW Meetings - Whitestone VFW Community Post 4787 and Ladies Auxiliary.

When: Second Monday of the month, 8 p.m.

Where: Post 19-12 149th St., Whitestone

Contact: 718-746-0540

The American Legion Edward M. McKee Post No. 131

When: Meets first and third Tuesdays of the month

Where: 10-20 Clintonville St., Whitestone

Contact: 718-767-4323

Auburndale Civic Association - Keep on top of the activities and developments concerning your community. Come out to the meetings of the Auburndale Improvement Association.

When: Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Auburndale

Contact: 718-661-1754

AARP Chapter 2014

When: Second Thursday of each month. Social hour 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meeting 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. Josaphat's Church Parish Hall, 35th Avenue and 210th Street, Bayside

Contact: 718-428-9728

Toastmasters Meeting - The best way to improve your communication skills to become a better speaker and a more effective leader.

When: Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Whitestone Library, 151-10 14th Rd., Whitestone

Contact: 718-746-4757

Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces - All meetings are held at the Overlook unless otherwise cited.

When: Once a month Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Overlook, 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-341-1395

Calling All Men - The Kew Gardens Center has formed a group by request of the male members.

When: Fridays, 10 a.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 2020, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Miscellaneous

Lipsky-Blum Post #764 - As a veterans organization, we will supply American flags to take to cemeteries. We will also take all American flags for disposal. When a veteran dies, we will present our flag.

Where: Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., 43-35 Union St., Apt. 5A, Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-463-4742

Calling All Alumni - Sacred Heart would love to hear from the alumni from the school.

Where: Sacred Heart School, 216-01 38 Ave., Bayside

Contact: Ms. Vita Bolkovic at 718-631-4804 or write her to the address above.

Kids, Family

Ezra Jack Keats Fan Club - This season features Ezra Jack Keats' classic tales. Experiences include dramatic play, movement games, live animals and a craft. For ages 3-4. Limited to 10 participants. Participants must be toilet trained. Pre-registration required. Lasts for 11 sessions.

When: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, and March 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: One Session: Members: $12; Non-Members: $16; All Three Sessions: Members: $30; Non-Members: $40

Contact: 718-229-4000

Snowpeople - Make your own silly snowperson. This program includes games, songs, a snack, a craft, a nature walk, and time with Apec's own snowy white animals. For ages 3-6. Limited to 10 participants for age 3 session, 12 for age 4 session, and 12 for age 5-6 session. Pre-registration required. Participants must be toilet trained.

When: Age 3: Jan. 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Age 4: Jan. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Ages 5-6: Jan. 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $12; Non-Members: $16

Contact: 718-229-4000

Cover Art - Bring your favorite winter book and learn how to paint the book cover like a professional illustration artist. For ages 7-9. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.

When: Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $14; Non-Members: $18

Contact: 718-229-4000

Mad Scientists - Put on your thinking caps and join is as we answer important environmental questions with fun and easy experiments. Learn about your environment through studies and tests, some can be done with simple household supplies. Snack included. For ages 8-12. Limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required.

When: Owl Pellet Dissections: Ages 10-12: Jan. 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Ages 8-9: Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Acid Rain: Ages 8-9: Feb. 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Ages 10-12: March 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $14; Non-Members: $18

Contact: 718-229-4000

Edible Solar System - Learn about the planets and sun through song and an interactive game. Create your own solar system model that you can take home and eat for dessert. All material included. For ages 6-10. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.

When: Ages 6-7: Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Ages 8-10: Jan. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $15; Non-Members: $19

Contact: 718-229-4000

350th Anniversary of The Flushing Remonstrance - In celebration of the 350th anniversary, the Queens Historical Society will present a special commemorating event. Rivka Widerman will present a workshop for families on the history and movement of the Quakers to Flushing, the Remonstrance as an act of civil disobedience, and the long reaching effects of the Remonstrance as seen today.

When: Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with paid admission. $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17

Little Chef: America's Next Top Chef - Your child will experience the pleasure of making their very own tasty French toast and a nice warm mug of hot cocoa with whipped cream. All materials included. For ages 7-10. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration required.

When: Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $15; Non-Members: $19

Contact: 718-229-4000

An Evening with the Stars - An evening with the Starsearch astronomy programs with Mark Freilich. Pre-registration required.

When: Jan. 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $10 per adult member, $12 per adult non-member; $7 for children ages 7-12

Contact: 718-229-4000

New York Hall of Science Brings Popular "Cyberchase" Math Mystery Cartoon to Life - Based on the Emmy-winning PBS KIDS GO! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase, the bilingual, English/Spanish, exhibition presents math in a fun, kid-friendly environment, allowing children to make use of their critical thinking skills and approach math with an investigative, positive attitude.

When: Through Jan. 21; Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Adults: $11; Children ages 2-17, college students with valid ID, seniors 62 and over: $8

Contact: 718-699-0005 or visit www.nyscience.org

Bear Necessities - Learn the bear facts through story time, experiments, a craft and more. This program includes a snack, live animals and a nature walk, weather permitting. For ages 3-6. Limited to 10 participants for age 3 session, 12 for age 4 session, and 12 for age 5-6 session. Pre-registration required. Participants must be toilet trained.

When: Age 3: Jan. 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Age 4: Jan. 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Ages 5-6: Feb. 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $12; Non-Members: $16

Contact: 718-229-4000

Sunday School - Redeemer Lutheran School cordially invites all children to attend Sunday School

When: Sundays, 9 a.m.

Where: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 36-01 Bell Blvd., Bayside

Contact: 718-229-5770

Training Wheels - Hadassah and Hillcrest Jewish Center co-sponsor an exciting new program for parents and grandparents with children ages 2-5. Adults and children learn together to celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish holidays.

When: One Sunday a month, 10 a.m.

Where: Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Flushing.

Contact: 718-969-5777

Monday Magic: Learn & Play - One of two exciting weekday programs for pre-school children (ages 3-5)

When: Mondays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: The Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 262

Cub Scout Pack #376 - All are welcome. For grades 1 to 5.

When: Every Monday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 172 St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Boy Scout Troop #376 - All are welcome. For grades 6 and up.

When: Every Monday, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 172 St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Single Parents with Children - The Samuel Field Y offers groups, activities, and dinner for single parents with children looking to connect with other single parents with children.

When: Every other Monday, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Cost: Small fee required for food and activity

Contact: Danielle Quinn, 718-225-6750 ext. 263

Universal Pre-Kindergarten - The Community Church of Little Neck still has openings for the 2007-2008 school year. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2007.

When: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Community Church of Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-229-9389 or the church office, 718-229-2534

Not Quite Nursery Program - For 2-year-olds

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Samuel Field Y Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-423-6111

Weekly Storytimes - Foster the love of reading with weekly children's storytimes and a cookie break. Event may change. Call ahead to confirm.

When: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m. Events may change. Please call ahead to confirm.

Where: Barnes & Noble Fresh Meadows, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Teen Center - Play basketball, get free SAT prep, acquire community service hours to graduate. Basketball league is forming and SAT prep will start in November. Registration has begun.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

Where: 18-25 212 St., Bayside

Cost: Free

Contact: Jessica Moskin at 718-423-6111

Gym & Creative Exploration - One of two exciting weekday programs for pre-school children (ages 3-5)

When: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750

Nature Club - Nature Club is designed to meet the needs of young science and nature buffs. This class utilizes animals, nature and cooperative learning to reinforce children's school readiness skills while providing extra enrichment in the sciences. Activities include free play, story time, games, craft, live animals, and a snack. For age 4 by December 31. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required. Lasts for 10 session beginning on January 9 and ends on March 19.

When: Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $120; Non-Members: $140

Contact: 718-229-4000

Junior Nature Kids - Junior Nature Kids explore their environment with all five senses through games, crafts, learning activities and nature walks. Help care for animals and better understand secrets such as camouflage. Investigate the mysteries of animals and plants up-close after school. Snack included. For Grades K - 2. Pre-registration required. Lasts for 10 session beginning on January 9 and ends on March 19.

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $120; Non-Members: $140

Contact: 718-229-4000

Group Guitar Lesson for Children - Lasts for 10 consecutive sessions.

When: Wednesdays Ages 8-11: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Ages 12-17: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04-14 Rd., College Point

Cost: $90 for 10 conseutive sessions

Contact: 718-358-0067

Chess at McGoldrick - Ages 6-14 will learn to play the basics of chess or learn new strategies with chessmaster Gary Hanson. Program concludes in April.

When: Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

Where: McGoldrick Public Library, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-461-1616

Toddler Time - An active program that includes stories, music and fingerplays for children ages 2-3 accompanied by their caregiver.

When: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, Rooms A&B, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1212

Picture Book Time - The program features stories along with music, games and other activities for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old.

When: Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Story Room, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1212

Learn to Draw - Learn to draw with Eric Cheung.

When: Thursdays, 4 p.m.

Where: Auburndale Public Library, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Auburndale

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-352-2027

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization - For high school youths.

When: Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 172 St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Toddler Learning Center - For ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. A five weekly workshop with specialists presenting such topics as nutrition, reading, behavioral development, speech and creative movement and coloring activities, toys. Registration required before the session.

When: Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Where: East Flushing Public Library, 196-36 northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-357-6643

Mother Goose Time - For babies and toddlers ages 12-24 months, with parent or caregiver. Pre-registration required.

When: Fridays, 11 a.m.

Where: Bellerose Public Library, 250-06 Hillside Ave., Bellerose

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-831-8644

Math Help - Free weekly math tutoring for grades 4 through 8.

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Where: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1212

Toddler Time on the Weekend - Toddlers love to explore new surroundings. Create nature crafts, read stories, take short nature walks, pet APEC's animals and begin to appreciate nature. No siblings allowed, except infants in infant seats. For ages 24-35 months. Limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required. Lasts for 11 sessions.

When: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: Members: $176; Non-Members: $198

Contact: 718-229-4000

Chess Club - Ages eight through teens, all skill levels welcome. Learn basics or improve your game.

When: Saturdays, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1212

Al Galgalim: Training Wheels Program - Children will learn to celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays through songs and fun-filled activities the children and adults learn together. For children ages 2-5.

When: Daily, 10 a.m.

Where: Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing

Contact: 718-969-5777

After school programs - Dedicated to meet the specific needs of elementary school aged children who have learning disabilities and ADHD or PDD.

When: Daily, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 266

Joint Gym Nights - With different Youth Groups of the Hillcrest Jewish Center and the Hollis Hills Jewish Center.

When: Evenings

Where: Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing

Cost: Members: $70; Non-members: $95

Contact: 718-380-4145

Children with Special Needs - The Special Services Program at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA has openings in its day camp program for children with special needs, including autism and mental retardation. Childhood ages 5-9 and campsite ages 9-21.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750

All Sorts of Sports - For children grades K-6.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 Ext. 229

Indoor Playground - For Children 5 and under.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 Ext. 229

Birthday Parties - For all ages.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 Ext. 229

Basketball Program - Teens in grades 7-9 participate in a skill building basketball league.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 Ext. 229

Basketball Program - Teen in grades 7-9 participate in a skill building basketball league.

Where: The Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-225-6750

Day Camp - A program for children with special needs, including autism and mental retardation. For childhood ages 5-9 and campsite ages 9-21.

Where: The Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 Ext. 259

Project Child - For children ages 5-12 with ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum disorders. Also offering an inclusion program within the school program.

Where: Bay Terrace Center, 212-00 23 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-423-6111 ext. 228

Toddler Time - This active program includes stories, music and fingerplays for ages 2-3, accompanied by a caregiver. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level.

Where: Flushing, 41-17 Main Street

When: Thursday, January 10 10:30 AM

Contact: 718-661-1212

Picture Book Time - This program features stories along with music, games and other activities for ages 3 1/2 to 5. In Story Room.

Where: Flushing, 41-17 Main Street

When: Thursday, January 10 1:30 PM

Contact: 718-661-1212

Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart Shadow Puppet Theatre - Kids and teens will take a fiendish romp through one of American literature's classic horror stories. Presented by Urban Stages and accompanied by lucid silhouettes and a live cello score, a servant recounts the stealth and brutal crime against his master's monstrous eye. Preregistration. A BOOST program.

Where: Fresh Meadows, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

When: Thursday, January 10 3:30 PM

Contact: 718-454-7272

Learn to Draw - Kids! Learn to draw with Eric Cheung.

Where: Auburndale, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard

When: Thursday, January 10 4:00 PM

Contact: 718-352-2027

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality" - The life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is told in this dramatic presentation through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative.

Where: Rosedale, 144-20 243 Street

When: Thursday, January 10 6:30 PM

Contact: 718-528-8490

Lectures & Presentations

Know History, Know Greatness: No History, No Greatness - Educator Barbara Scott leads students through an affirmation of Black history and culture by examining significant people and their contributions. She also explores the importance and controversies of historic visual imagery of African Americans.

When: Jan. 9, 4 p.m.: Heroes; Jan. 16, 4 p.m.: Inventors and Their Inventions; Jan. 23, 4 p.m.: Black Memorabilia.

Where: Pomonok Public Library, 158-21 Jewel Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-591-4343

Religion, Faith,

Worship

Sabbath Eve Early Family Service - Led by Rabbi Bruce Goldwasser and Cantor SAndra Goodman. Followed by Oneg Shabbat social hour.

When: Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Shabbat Service

When: Fridays, 8:15 p.m.

Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-961-003 or visit www.freesynagogue.org

"The Holocaust" - With Cantor Steven Pearlston. Film from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

When: Jan. 6, 3 p.m.

Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-961-003 or visit www.freesynagogue.org

The Holocaust - A mini-course with Cantor Steven Pearlston.

When: Jan. 9 through March 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-961-003 or visit www.freesynagogue.org

Sabbath Eve Torah Service - Led by Rabbi Bruce Goldwasser and Cantor Sandra Goodman.

When: Jan. 11 and Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Women's League Shabbat - The women of the Sisterhood will be doing most of the service.

When: Jan. 12, 9 a.m.

Where: Sisterhood of The Jewish center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing

Contact: 718-263-6500

Jewish Start - For pre-school children. Led by Cantor Sandra Goodman and Religious School teacher. There will be crafts, prayer, song, snack, and an introduction to Judaism.

When: Jan. 13, 9 a.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Sisterhood Sunday Breakfasts

When: Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 16, April 13, and May 4, @ 10 a.m.

Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena blvd., Flushing

Cost: $3 donation

Contact: 718-961-003 or visit www.freesynagogue.org

Law Sabbath - The Brandeis Association will join together at a special Sabbath service and enjoy a traditional four-course Sabbath meal. With special honoree, Justice Roger N. Rosengarten.

When: Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., Jamaica Estates

Cost: $40 per person, $25 per child

Contact: Susan Beberfall, 718-298-0461; Marian Morris, 718-298-1442; or Hon. Bernice Siegal, 718-262-7333

Tot Shabbat - For young children and their parents.

When: Jan. 25 and Feb. 29, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Junior Congregation - For school-age children. Led by members of the confirmation class.

When: Jan. 25 and Feb. 29, 8 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Tu B'Shevat Service

When: Jan. 25, 8:15 p.m.

Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-961-003 or visit www.freesynagogue.org

Brotherhood

When: Jan. 27, Breakfast, 10 a.m.; Movie, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena blvd., Flushing

Cost: $5 donation

Contact: 718-961-003 or visit www.freesynagogue.org

Temple Beth Sholom

172nd St. and Northern Blvd., Flushing

718-463-4143

* Erev Shabbat Service - Followed by Oneg Shabbat social hours.

When: First Friday of each month, 8 p.m.

* Sabbath Eve Service - Led by Rabbi Bruce Goldwasser and Cantor Sandra Goodman. Followed by a friendly Oneg Shabbatt social hour. Also a Junior Congregation led by Confirmation Class students following the service.

When: Fridays, 8 p.m.

Free Synagogue of Flushing

41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-961-0030

www.freesynagogue.org

* Shabbat Service - With Yom Hashoah observance.

When: Every Friday, 8:15 p.m.

Adult Education Classes - With Rabbi Judah Kogen. Topics will be repeated in the evenings. Minimal covert required.

When: Mondays, 10 a.m. Bible; 11 a.m. Judaism of the Rabbis

Where: Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St., Flushing

Contact: 718-263-6500

Finding Our Faith in All the Right Places - Information from the Bible study sessions will be repeated during the Adult Sunday School.

When: Bible Study Session: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Adult Sunday School: Sundays, 9 a.m.; Sunday Service: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Oakland Gardens

Contact: 718-224-3899

B'Nai B'Rith Youth Organization - For high school youths.

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Adult Choir Rehearsals - Just need a love of music, no experience necessary.

When: Fridays, 6:45 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Torah Study - Led by Rabbi Buce Goldwasser.

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Seniors

37th Annual Anniversary Celebration - More information to follow.

When: April 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens

Cost:

Contact: 718-268-5954

Self-Help Clearview Senior Center

208-11 26th Ave.

718-224-7888

* Yoga

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

* Short Stories - Discussion group with Debbie

When: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

* Tea Dance

When: Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

* Bingo

When: Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.

* Tai Chi

When: Wednesdays, 2 p.m.

* Short Stories and Psychology Class

When: Thursdays, 12:45 p.m.

* Scrabble

When: Alternate Thursdays, 1:15 p.m.

* Needlepoint and Sculpture Classes

When: Fridays

* Bereavement group for seniors

When: Thursdays, 2 p.m.

* Silver Sneakers Exercise

When: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

* Qigong Class

When: Mondays, 10:15 a.m.

* Speakers Bureau

When: Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.

* Kosher Lunch

When: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.

Computer Classes for Seniors - Seniors will learn the basics of computer operations, including some word processing, e-mail and the internet in a user friendly environment. Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks and lasts for 1 1/2 hours.

When: Mondays

Where: Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-445-3864

Computer Classes for Seniors - Seniors will learn the basics of computer operations, including some word processing, e-mail and the internet in a user friendly environment

When: Mondays

Where: Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-224-7888

The Pomonok Center

67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-591-3377

* The Pomonok Center - A variety of classes and events on line dancing, English, Tai Chi, relaxation, bingo, movies, painting arts and craft, aerobics quilting and floral arrangements.

When: Daily

* Looking for Retired Musicians - We are looking for additional retired musicians who would be interested in volunteering their talents to increase the enjoyment of our members.

When: Daily

* Quilting Classes

When: Weekly

Catholic Charities / BFFY Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Center - Has openings for diagnosed Alzheimer's, dementia participants. We offer therapeutic activities and a hot, nutritious meal.

When: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caregivers support available every Tuesday (10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)

Where: 157-16, 65th Ave., Flushing

Contact: 718-358-3541

Self-help Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center

45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-886-5777

* Selfhelp Cinema - Monday afternoon movies with popcorn.

When: Mondays

* Dancing at Kissena

When: Wednesdays and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Stress Reduction & Relaxation for Seniors - Principles of yoga and Tai Chi

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: MS 158, 46-35 Oceania St.

Contact: 718-423-2266

Tai Chi

When: Thursday, 11 a.m.

Where: Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway

Contact: 718-479-6071

Samuel Field Y

58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

718-225-6750

* Support Group for Seniors - A support group for seniors who have recently lost their spouses.

Contact: Ext. 236

* Fall/Winter Schedule - Programs include a variety of educational, recreational and social activities for adult's ages 65 and over. Featured activities are bridge, canasta and mahjong. Instruction, multi media painting, collage classes, and beginning and intermediate Spanish, current events groups, world history classes, and other discussion groups round out the program.

When: Daily

Contact: ext. 232

* Jewish Learning Center Programs - Courses include "Jews, Judaism and Anti-Semitism in Film, "The Jews of the East," "What is Talmud," and "Genesis Revisited." Call for times, fees and other information.

Contact: ext. 232

NORC WOW - NORC WOW is offering "Vial Of Life" to members. This packet contains important medical info for times of emergency. Also program might be able to save you $78 monthly on medicare premium.

Contact: 718-347-2244

Evening Group - For people who are interested in expressing themselves through written world. The group will meet biweekly and will work together to improve their ability.

When: Biweekly

Where: Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 236

Clubs

The Flushing Camera Club

When: Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month (as well as on a fifth Wednesday when there is one).

Where: 1st floor auditorium of the Flushing Hospital Admin. Bldg., Corner of 45th Avenue and Burling Street, Flushing

Contact: 718-441-6210

The Fresh Meadows Camera Club

When: Meets Tuesday nights, 7:45 p.m.

Where: 69-40C, 186th Lane, Fresh Meadows

Contact: Joe, 917-612-3463, or Bernie, 917-363-6720

The Bayside Men's Glee Club - Men's chorus. Singers invited to attend.

When: Rehearsals Tuesday evenings, 8 p.m.

Where: All Saints Church, 214-33 40th Ave., Bayside (entrance on 215th Street)

Contact: 718 424 5769

Chess Club - For ages 8 and older.

Where: East Flushing Library, 196-36 Northern Blvd., East Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-357-6643

Chess Club - With Alexander. All levels are welcome. For grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required.

Where: Douglaston/Little Neck Public Library, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-225-8414

Chess Club - All skill levels welcome. Learn the basics or improve your game. For ages 8 through teens.

Where: Story Room, Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1212

Exercise

College Point Road Runners Track Club - With coached workouts and group runs.

Where: P.O. Box 14, College Point

Contact: 718-762-1519 or cprr@nyc.rr.com

Pre-natal Yoga, Aerobics and Yoga

When: Evenings

Where: The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 228

Stress Reduction Class - A program using the principles of yoga and Tai Chi for senior citizens.

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Middle School 158, 46-35 Oceania St., Bayside

Contact: 718-423-2266.

Tai-Chi Classes - Free adult classes in Tai Chi and Shi-FuYan Zhang. Taught by student of Master Wu She-Jun from China.

Where: MS 172, 81-14 257th St.

Contact: 718 347-3279

Tai Chi Qi Gong - The tai chi class with Frank Petrillo.

When: Thursdays at 11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202

Contact: 718-268-5960

Staywell Exercise

When: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202

Contact: 718-225-6750

Tai Chi Classes

When: Mondays, 11 a.m., Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Where: The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, 174-03 Horace Harding Expressway.

Cost: $5

Contact: 718-670-1695

Yoga with Barbara

When: Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154th St.

Contact: 718-767-1481

Basketball - For adults and other adult exercise activities.

Where: Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 229

Prenatal Yoga - Help manage the physical changes of pregnancy-heart rate, blood flow and respiration. Improve self-esteem, lower anxiety and depression. The exercises will calm and relax your mind and body.

When: Saturdays, 2 p.m.

Where: 208-52 Cross island Pkwy., Baybridge Commons 2nd Fl., Bayside

Cost: $80

Contact: 718-428-0075

Yoga - A center for healing, balance, and community. You can improve your health, relieve stress, and feel good.

When: Daily

Where: Prama Yoga Studio, 20-30 College Point Blvd., College Point

Contact: 718-886-6848

HealthCare Help

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Line

When: Mondays and Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to noon, or leave a message.

Contact: 718-229-1173

Anger Management Group

When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Where: The Pride of Judea, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Contact: 718-423-6200, ext. 255

Smart Recovery - A self help group based on cognitive behavioral concepts dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming all types of addictive behavior problems.

When: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Briarwoood Family Residence, 80-20 134 St., Kew Gardens. Enter on 134 St.

Cost: Free

Contact: 212-631-1198 or www.smartrecovery.org

Quit Smart - Stop smoking program includes four sessions with licensed therapist, guidebook, hypnosis tape and cigarette substitute.

Where: Flushing Hospital

Contact: 718-670-5476

Smoking Cessation Program - Supportive group counseling, nicotine patches and gum.

Where: Queens Hospital, 82-68 164th St.

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-883-4208

Medicare 101 - Trained volunteer answers questions about Medicare eligibility criteria, benefits, filing procedures.

When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Contact: 718-670-4546

Cognitive Strengthening for Mild Memory Impairments - If you or a loved one are experiencing a mild memory impairment, Self-help Community Services offers this program. Led by a team of licensed social workers, the cognitive strengthening program will not only provide support and counseling on an individual basis but also various group activities to stabilize and improve memory, increase socialization and empower each participant in the face of memory loss.

When: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Self-help Community Services, Inc., 208-11 25 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-631-1886

New York Hospital Queens Cardiac Health Center

174-03 Horace Harding Expwy., Fresh Meadows (on the north side of the LIE)

Cardiac Health Center, 718-670-1695

* Tai Chi Class - Instructed by a tai chi master. Register.

When: Mondays, 11 a.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person, payable at each class

* Yoga Class - Instructed by Shirely Doon. Register.

When: Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m.

Cost: $90 for 10 classes, payable at time of registration

Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Groups - Pre-registration is required for all support groups. Most groups are held at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, School of Social Work, Adelphi University, Garden city. Support groups for couples, teens, young women, men with breast cancer and family members are formed upon request. Also available in Spanish.

When: Women Newly Diagnosed (8 weeks): Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Women Post-Treatment (8 weeks): Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Ongoing): Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Women with Breast Cancer (8 weeks): Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.; The close Knit Group (Monthly): 2nd and 4th Tuesdays on the month, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Spanish-Speaking Women with Breast Cancer (Twice Monthly; Nassau University): 2nd and 4th of each month, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Women with Breast Cancer (6 weeks; Huntington Church): Mondays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Now Forming: Young Women with Breast Cancer (8 weeks): Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Women with BRCA+ Breast Cancer (8 weeks): Mondays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Adelphi University, Garden City; East Meadow University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow; Huntington Church of St. Patrick, 400 Main St., Huntington

Cost: Free

Contact: Hotline, 800-877-8077 or Sandi Kafenbaum, 516-877-4314; For Spanish, 516-877-4335

Separation/Divorce Support Group - To help those cope with the emotional impact of separation and divorce. Group starts on January 10 and concludes on March 20. Pre-registration required.

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Singles center of Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Cost: $130 for the 10 sessions

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 243

Celebrate Recovery - To help participants discover a life of joy and release by applying simple principles to real life problems with the Bible as foundation. For substance abuse, eating disorders, or a hurt caused by sexual addiction, divorce, depression, anxiety, grief or sexual or physical abuse.

When: Fridays, 7 p.m.

Where: Colonial Church Of Bayside Church, 54-02 217th St., Bayside

Contact: 718-224-3098; www.celebraterecovery.org

The New York City Self-Help Center - Provides free, confidential telephone information and referral to people seeking self-help/mutual support groups. Hundreds of different groups meet for a wide variety of concerns throughout the five boroughs. The New York City Self-Help Center is a joint program of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and the Graduate School and University Center/CUNY.

Contact: 212-586-5770

Caring Calls - Services by seniors for seniors. For a small fee, this program matches seniors with seniors who are often homebound and in need of company, help with paperwork, running errands and accompaniment to doctors appointments.

Contact: 718-347-2244

Samuel Field Y

58-20 Little Neck Parkway

718-225-6750

* Alzheimers & Dementia Care Program

When: Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Caregivers support group meets on Tuesdays from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and Wednesdays from noon to 1:15 p.m.

* Young Widows/Widowers Bereavement Support Groups - Lasts for 8 weeks. Pre-registration is required.

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $95

* Separation/Divorce Support Group - To help you cope with the emotional impact of separation and divorce. Lasts for 10 sessions. Pre-registration required.

When: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $130

* Children from Separated/Divorced Families Group - To help children share and resolve their feelings concerning their parents separation or divorce through structured activities. Led by a play therapist. For children ages 5-12. Lasts for 7 sessions.

When: Mondays, 7 p.m.

Cost: $110

* Cap Connect - A community based program for families raising loved ones with autism. The program offers a variety of services, including a bi-weekly support group, case management assistance, school holiday and summer programming, home based assistance in collaboration with The Shield Institute, community events, and more.

Well Spouse Association - Is your spouse ill? Are you feeling the stress of being a care giver? If you are a well spouse or partner of the chronically ill and disabled, this group is for you.

When: Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson

Contact: 516-829-8740

Cancer Support Group - Open to all cancer survivors, including family members and is ideal for people who need someone to talk to about the illness. Discussions include new medicines and treatments, advice on how to cope, and also provides emotional support. Meets monthly.

When: First Monday of each month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Franklin Hospital Greenberg Conference Room, 900 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream

Cost: Free

Contact: Meg Wehrum or Judy Foster, 516-256-6509

Caregiver Support Group - For those who feel overwhelmed by the task of caring for a loved one. Pre-registration required.

When: Second and fourth Monday of each month.

Where: 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-423-6111

Spousal Caregivers Group

When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck

Contact: 718-224-0566

The Partner Abuse Counseling Program - Samuel Field YM-YWHA in Little Neck, offers free individual counseling and support groups to women who have been in an abusive relationship or who are currently in an abusive relationship. Offers victims information and referrals to support services such as shelters, legal and psychological counseling.

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 248

CAPE - You and Your Aging Parent group for children and relatives of aging parents/grandparents; and an Alzheimer Support group for children and spouses of people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia. Both groups meet alternate Wednesday evenings, and require a screening interview before consideration for admission to the group. There is no fee for these groups; voluntary contribution only. Insurances accepted.

Contact: 718-224-0566

Loss Support Group - The Kew Gardens Community Center will form a group for those who have experienced a loss recently or in the past two years.

Contact: Lucille Bruto, 718-268-5960

The Pride of Judea

243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

718-423-6200

* Divorced Adults Group

When: Tuesday evenings

Contact: ext. 244

Anerena M. Anextis Conference Room

Department of Radiation Oncology

New York Hospital Queens

56-45 Main St., Flushing

800-ACS-2345

www.nyhq.org

Cost: Free

* Prostate Cancer Support Group - A "Man-to-Man" program for prostate cancer patients. Register to attend.

When: Second Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

* Female Cancer Support Group - A "Look Good-Feel Better" program for female cancer patients undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy.

When: Second Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Newly Diagnosed Ongoing Support Group - Self-help for women with breast cancer.

Where: Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 212-382-2111

Tours

Fort Totten

Totten Ave., Bayside

718-423-4165

* Fort Totten - Attendees will receive a detailed history of Fort Totten since 1645, a history of "The Kingdom of Auschitz," and a detailed history of each and every building on the Fort and historical items.

When: Daily

* Fort Totten Historical Museum - Attendees will be given a 86 page booklet of the history of Fort Totten to include the Coast Defense of Eastern New York to further include an additional history of Fort Totten at Willet Point.

When: Daily

Where: Fort Totten Historical Museum, Buliding 316A, South Beers Ave., Fourth Building past the Gym

Volunteer Calls

Caring Calls - The Older Adult Office of the Samuel Field Y announces the expansion of the community service program called "Caring Calls." The program is designed to provide services for seniors, by seniors. Caring Calls invites seniors who are lonely and in need of companionship or need a helping hand with paperwork, errands or doctor visits. Also invites seniors who are interested in making a difference in the lives of older, frail seniors. Volunteers, who will receive an hourly stipend, will spend several hours a week helping older, more frail seniors with companionship, simple chores such as food shopping, sorting mail, and going for a walk or escorting to medical appointments.

When: Ongoing program daily

Where: 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck

Cost: Free (contribution of $8, small stipend, small fee)

Contact: Ilene Yair at 718-225-6750 ext. 233

The Pomonok Center - Looking for additional retired musicians who would be interested in volunteering their talent to increase the enjoyment of its members.

Where: The Pomonok Center, 67-09 Kissena Boulevard, 2nd floor, Flushing, NY.

Contact: Angella King or Dinah Morgan at 718-591-3377

The Samuel Field YM&YWHA - Seeking individuals who would like to teach a class in older adult services or computer applications.

Where: 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 233

Volunteer Work - The YM&YWHA is seeking individuals who would like to teach a class in older adult services. Those with specific hobbies they would like to share are welcome. In addition, applicants should have experience in teaching or working their field of interest.

Where: 212-00 23rd Ave.

Contact: 718-423-6111

Volunteer Call - Franklin Hospital is looking for mature, dedicated people who would like to volunteer in the Emergency Dept. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Hours are flexible.

Where: North Shore Long Island Franklin Hospital, 900 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream

Contact: 516-256-6397

Volunteers Needed to Instruct - Volunteers are needed to instruct in multimedia painting and creative writing classes.

When: Weekly

Where: Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 233

Classes, Workshops

& Seminars

Safety and Preparedness Classes - Class dates and times are subject to change.

When: Babysitter's Training: Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; CPR/AED: Adults, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Standard First Aid: Jan. 30, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: 138-02 Queens Blvd., Briarwood

Cost: Babysitter's Training & Standard First Aid: $60; CPR/AED: $65

Contact: 718-558-0053 or visit www.nyredcross.org

Emergency Preparedness Program - Sponsored by Senator Frank Padavan. A two-hour event dedicated to preparing individuals and families for emergencies. Attendees receive a 45-minute emergency preparedness presentation that teaches NYC residents how to create a plan, build a supply kit, and keep loved ones safe and informed during times of disaster.

When: Jan. 13, 1 p.m.

Where: Mary's nativity Parish center, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 212-875-2189 or visit www.vyredcross.org/readyny

Douglaston/Little Neck Public Library

249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck

(718) 225-8414

* Learn to Knit or Crochet - Helen Bodner helps teens, adults, and kids in Grades 2 and up knit and crochet. Beginners through experts welcome. Bring your own yarn and needles. Preregistration.

When: Mondays, 4 p.m.

Flushing Public Library

41-17 Main St., Flushing

718-661-1200

Cost: Free

* International Business Database Research Class - Queens Library's International Resource Center (IRC) offers free access to licensed databases not available elsewhere on select Saturdays each month. Pre-registration required.

When: Select Saturdays each month, 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 718-661-1229

Kew Gardens Community Center

80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202

* Politics And World Affairs - Fall course led by well-known leader Arthur Winstone.

When: Thursdays, 1 p.m.

Contact: 718-268-5690

* Kew Gardens Computer Program - The community center has a program to practice knowledge of computers.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m.

Contact: 718-268-5960.

* Computer Lab and Tutorial - With Jean Silva on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Frank Adams on Wednesdays.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adult Computer Classes - The Beacon program holds adult computer classes at no cost to the students.

When: Tuesdays; 6:30 p.m. For experienced users, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Junior High School 216 in Fresh Meadows (15th Street between 64th and 65th Avenues, one block west of Utopia Parkway, one block south of The Long Island Expressway)

Contact: Samuel Field Bay Terrace YM&YWHA, 212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside. 718-423-2266.

Intermediate Hebrew Classes

When: Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Young Israel Of New Hyde Park, 264-15 77 Ave., New Hyde Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-225-6750

Computer Classes

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Where: Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave.

Cost: $50 for eight weeks

Contact: 718-429-3636

Adult Computer Classes

When: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., 7:30. p.m.

Where: Junior High School 216, Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-445-6938

Computer Classes

When: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway

Contact: 718-479-6071

Self-help Community Services

45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

718-445-3864

* English As A Second Language

When: Monday for conversation, Tuesday for high intermediate, Thursday for literacy or Friday for citizenship.

Where: Latimer Gardens Senior Center

Contact: 718- 961-3660

* Computer Classes - These classes are geared toward senior citizens. Students will learn the basics of computer operations, including some word processing, e-mail and the internet in a user friendly environment. Classes will meet once a week for 8 weeks and lasts for 1 1/2 hours.

When: Once a week

Where: Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center

Cost: $50

Contact: 718-886-5777

Free GED Test Prep Classes

When: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: MS 172, 81-14 257th St., Bayside

Contact: 718-347-3279

Piano Classes - Small weekly beginner classes for children, teens, adults.

When: Children: Ages 6-7, Saturdays, 10 a.m.; Ages 6-10, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Ages 11-13, Saturdays 5 p.m. Teens: Ages 14-17, Wednesdays 8 p.m. Young Adults: Ages 18-24, Fridays 8 p.m. Adults: Ages 25 plus, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Seniors: Saturdays, 2 p.m.

Where: Community Music and Education, 193rd Street and Northern Boulevard

Contact: 718-631-3552

Free GED Test Prep - Classes for adults seeking to improve their speaking/reading/writing. Space is limited.

When: Tuesday and Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Middle School 172, 81-14 Floral Park

Contact: 718-347-3279

ESL Classes - These classes are open to all seniors who wish to learn English as a second language.

When: Weekly

Where: Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: Angella King or Dinah Morgan at 718-591-3377

Samuel Field Y

58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck

718-225-6750

* Beit Chinuch - Does your child need a small group Jewish education within a caring community? Beit Chinuch is a house of learning, for children who have special needs and require specially trained teachers to maximize their learning potential.

When: Up to three times a week class options

Contact: Ext. 247

* Adult Beginner Computer Course - The Beacon program at MS 216 will teach the students the basics of computer use, including e-mail, file maintenance and word processing.

When: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Sam Greenberg, 718-279-2630 or Diane Marbury, 718-445-6983

* Adult Advanced Class - The Beacon program at MS 216 will teach the basics of computer use, including e-mail, file maintenance and word processing.

When: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Sam Greenberg, 718-279-2603 or Diane Marbury, 718-445-6983

* Line Dancing Class - Taught by Lynne Mortino, an award winning choreographer and instructor. Beginner/intermediate instruction in all types of music for line dancing. Two new dances are taught every other week with reviews on alternate weeks. Open dancing between and after lessons.

When: Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $8 per person

Contact: 347-693-8300

* Pre-natal yoga, aerobics, and yoga

When: Evenings

Where: The Singles Center of the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway

Contact: 718-225-6750 ext. 228

* Winter Schedule of Classes - Programs include a variety of educational, recreational and social activities for adults ages 65 and over. Featured are bridge, canasta and mahjong instruction, multi-media painting and collage classes and beginning and intermediate Spanish, current events groups, world history classes and other discussion groups round out the program. Social clubs meet daily and provide seniors with the opportunity to spend time together in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Contact: ext. 232

* Personal Growth/Relationship Group with Assertiveness Training - Participants will develop and enhance positive self-esteem, learn assertiveness behavior techniques and develop moe effective communication skills. The focus will be on interpersonal relationships. The program lasts for 8 weeks. Pre-registration is required.

When: Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Cost: $155

Center for the Women of New York

Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325, Kew Gardens

718-793-0672

(Call to register for all CWNY programs)

* Legal Clinic

When: Mondays, 5:30 p.m.

* Family Day Care Training

When: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

* Job Club

When: Tuesdays, 2 p.m.

* Basic Computer

When: Tuesdays (Call for schedule)

* Civil and Financial Issues

When: Tuesdays, 5 p.m.

* Money Management Clinic

When: Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

* Home Health Aide Class

When: Thursdays, 10 a.m.

* Support Group

When: Thursdays, 6 p.m.

ESL Class - There will be general English class which focuses on improving conversation skill in the daily life, English for Culture and Citizenship which prepares citizenship test and understanding of American society and culture, and business for everyday which prepares job application and English at work.

General English:

ABC Beginning - Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Beginner English - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Intermediate Conversation - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

English for Seniors - Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

English for Culture and Citizenship - Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Business for Everyday - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-353-4553 ext. 18

ESL Classes - Classes in English as a Second Language, Conversational English, Citizenship Test Preparation, and Improving Job Application and Interview Skills. Beginners and intermediates are welcome.

When: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-463-4292 or 718-359-1513

New Group Guitar Lesson for Youths - For beginners ages 9-16. Pre-registration and payment is required.

When: Thursdays, 3:35 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point

Cost: $90 for 10 consecutive session

Contact: 718-358-0067

St. Paul's International Lutheran Church

262-22 Union Tpke., Floral Park

718-347-5990

* Legal Counseling for Immigration and Other Issues - Half-hour consultations with an immigration lawyer.

When: Every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

* Legal Issues - To help with landlord/tenant, child support, divorce, etc.

When: Every Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

English Conversation Partner Program - The Flushing Jewish Community Council is sponsoring this event which pairs English learners with volunteers for a one-on-one and small group experience in practicing English. The program offers English learners an opportunity to practice conversation in the language with an English speaker and the ability to learn new skills and more about the American culture. Seeking both volunteers and learners for this program.

When: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday afternoons, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Saint George's Episcopal Church, 135-32 38 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-463-0434 ext. 3

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