Free Tax Counseling
The Queens Library system will offer free tax counseling for low-income and older adults sponsored by AARP running through April 15. To find out locations participating and hours they are available, call 718-990-0700 or go to www.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.
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.
English for the Foreign Born
At the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Thurs. starting May 8 from 10:15- 11:30 a.m. Call 718-738-8100.
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.
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.
Arts and Crafts Festival
On Thursday, May 15 from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Call 718-738-8100.
On Saturday, May 3 at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hollis Ave. Call 718-465-3367.
At St. Thomas the Apostle, on Jamaica Ave. and 88th St., on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 718-847-1353.
Bring donation to Salvation-Army Corps located at 69-23 Cypress Hills St. M-F 9:30 a.m. -3 p.m. Call 718-497-4356.
On Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at Parsons JHS. Call 718-380-5362.
Rummage and Tag Sale
On Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. - noon and Saturday, May 3 at the Richond Hill baptist Church, 114-15 91st Ave. Call 718-849-3580.
Spring Bridal Show
On Saturday from noon- 5 p.m. at Jamaica market, 159-15 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-527-1272.
Spring Fling Dinner
On Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the ROAC Senior Center, 59-14 70th Ave. Call 718-456-2000.
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 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.
Senior Citizen and Diabetes
At the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 190-04 119 Ave. on Thursday, April 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 718-657-5312.
Common Eye Concerns
On Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. by Greg Gordon, MD at North Shore University Hospital conference room #3, 102-01 66th St. Call 516-465-2500.
Quality of Living
By Chaplain Naomi Kalish on Sunday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 Main St. Call 718-263-6500.
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 Administrative Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 3 in the Formal Conference Room at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd at 5:30 p.m. Call 718-990-0700.
Self Help For Hard of Hearing People
Monday at Lexington School for the Death, 30th Ave. and 75th St., Jackson Heights from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At St. Clares Church, Rosedale, on Saturday, May 3 and May 31 from 8:45 a.m.- 3 p.m. Call 718-341-0452.
For attorneys unfamiliar with family court on Friday, April 25 from 2- 4 p.m. at the new Queens Family Court, 151-20 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-291-4500.
Seminar on Becoming a Notary Public
Presented by LaGuradia Community College on Monday, May 5 from 6:30 p.m. - 9 :30 p.m. Call 718-482-5060.
Jackson Heights Poets
At the Forest Hills Barnes and Noble on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 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.
Third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalberts Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.
Bereavement Program for Children
Tuesdays April 15-June 3 at the Bayside United Methodist Church, 38-20 Bell Blvd., from 4-5 p.m. Call 718-518-2125.
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 and preserve Forest Park. Call 718-846-2731.
Decision Making Day
At the Howard Beach Senior Center with speaker Salvatore Meli at !0:15 on Thursday, May 8. Call 718-738-8100.
Fiction Writing Workshops For Women
Womens Studio Center Inc., 43-01-21 St. Suite 216, Long Island City. For six Sundays beginning March 23 from 2-4 p.m. Call 718-361-5649.
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.
Poetry Writing Workshop for Women
For eight Sundays started0 0March 23 from 4:30 -6 p.m. at Womens Studio Center Inc., 43-01-21 St. Suite 216, Long Island City. Call 718-361-5649.
Research Conference and Exhibition
Fostering miniority participation in the field of Science at York College on Friday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.nyc-amo.cuny.edu
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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