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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:00 am


American Legion Post No. 483, Rosedale-Laurelton at Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue will sponsor a defensive driving class on Saturday, April 14 at 8:45 a.m. for all ages. Cost is $40. For information and reservation, call Peter at (718) 341-0452.

A defensive driving course will be given at Incarnation Church of Queens Village, 89-43 Francis Lewis Blvd., on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (718) 465-8534.

Astronomy program with Mark Freilich will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $10 per adult member, $12 per adult nonmember, and $7 for children ages 7-12 (includes handout information packet). Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 34-32 210th St., will present a defensive driving course on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for insurance and point reduction. For information and registration, call (718) 229-1663.


The Brandeis Association will present a Holocaust Memorial: “The Dagger of the Assassin … Concealed Beneath the Robes of the Jurist,” on Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Queens County Civil Court, Jury Room, 89-17 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica. Guest speaker will be professor Harry Reicher. RSVP at (718) 262-7333.

Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, will offer a lecture on the biography the “Hidden Marc Chagall” by professor Jonathan Wilson on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 268-5011, ext. 151.


St. John’s University Speech and Hearing Center, 152-11 Union Turnpike, Flushing, will provide free hearing screenings through April 30. For an appointment and directions, call (718) 990-6480.

Queens Library HealthLink and Special Services will present free spring workshops to provide American Cancer Society educational programs at local libraries. The Prostate Cancer Overview workshop (in English) will be held Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Albans Library, 191-05 Linden Blvd. and on Thursday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lefrak City Library, 98-30 57th Ave., Corona; Nutrition and Healthy Living workshop (in Spanish) will be held Monday, April 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City. For more information, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Clergy United for Community Empowerment, 89-31 161st St., 10 floor, Jamaica, offers Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative Program which provides services free of charge. Join today and receive a free gift. For more information, contact Lisa Johnson at (718) 297-0720, ext. 124.


A financial analyst will address the Kew-Forest-Wooside-Loitz Post 250, Jewish War Veterans, at its next meeting Sunday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. For information, call (718) 297-7711.

The Chayalot Chapter of Jewish Women International will meet on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. at the Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. For information, call (646) 239-2635 or (718) 275-9578.

City of Hope Lifeline, will meet on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. Guest will be comedian Barbara Allen. Members and guests are welcome. For information, call (718) 268-3957.

The Forest Hills Book Discussion meets in the library monthly, 108-19 71st Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, April 16 at 3 p.m. to discuss the book, “In the Pond” by Ha Jin. New members welcomed. “My Sister’s Keeper” will be discussed on Monday, May 14. For information, call (718) 268-7934.

AARP Chapter 2889, will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, 54-05 Seabury St., Elmhurst. New members are welcome.

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group will meet Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be tree lady and plant expert, Francis Reidy. For information, call Joe Ricevuto at (718) 651-7745.

Queens Best Toastmasters Club will hold a public speaking/effective communications workshop the first, third and fifth Saturdays of every month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, Conference Room A-1-15, 79-01 Broadway. Be comfortable speaking before an audience and learn how to communicate effectively. For information, call Pauline at (718) 276-2972.


Join a walking tour of Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Boulevard, on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Raindate is Sunday, April 22. Tour lasts two hours. Wear comfortable shoes. For information, call (718) 847-7878.

Flea Markets

Spring Fair/Craft Fest sponsored by VFW Flanders Field Post 150 at the VFW Hall, 51-11 108th St., Corona, between 51st and 52nd avenues, opposite the park, Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Youth Activities

The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, will hold a children’s carnival on Saturday and Sunday, April 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tours of the historic farmhouse and food will be available. For information, call (718) 347-3276.

East Elmhurst Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., will hold a poetry event for children on Thursday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 424-2619.

Samuel Field YM-YWHA offers a teen center at P.S. 169, 18-25 212th St., Bayside, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. For information, call Jessica at (718) 423-6111.


St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church, 52-40 84th St., Elmhurst, will hold its annual Polish American Night Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 14 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $35 and includes dinner, open bar and dancing. For reservations and tickets, call Dotty at (718) 639-0212.

Kiwanis Club of Lefferts/Liberty, will host a fashion show on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Russo’s on the Bay. Donation is $50. There will be fashions by Dress Barn and Christines. For reservations and tickets, contact Mickey Alvino at (917) 816-2382 or (718) 318-9335 or Pauline Maltaghati at (718) 843-7838.

St. Clare’s Church, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale, will sponsor a Nite at the Races on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $3 and will be available in advance and at the door. For information, call (718) 341-1018.

Social Activities

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, will hold a square dance on Saturday, April 21 from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $10 for adult nonmembers, $8 for members; children ages 5-12 are $5, children must be with paying adult. Pre-register by calling (718) 229-4000.

Special Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, will hold a Legislators’ Family Day, on Friday, April 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be a pizza dinner followed by a walk in the woodlands of Alley Pond Park led by Dr. Aline Euler. RSVP to (718) 229-4000.

Kosciuszko Bridge Project public hearing will be held Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Polish National Home, 261 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint and Thursday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the DeVry Institute of Technology — Room 301, 30-20 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation. For information, call (212) 532-4175.

Support Groups

The Comprehensive Community Hospice of Parker Jewish Institute, 271-11 76th Ave., New Hyde Park, provides free support groups for those who have recently lost a loved one. Pre-registration is required. For information and registration, contact Lorraine Fitzgerald at (516) 586-1514.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center Caregiver Support Group for spouses caring for people suffering from memory loss, meets at 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. For information, call Ellen Sarokin at (718) 631-1886.

The Partner Abuse Counseling Program at the Samuel Field YM-YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck, offers free individual counseling and support groups to women who have been in or who are in an abusive relationship. For information, call (718) 225-6750, ext. 248.

Selfhelp Community Service, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, offers a program for people experiencing mild memory impairment. Sessions will meet every Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For information or to register, contact Diana Salowe or Ellen Sarokin at (718) 631-1886.

Senior Activities

Glenridge Senior Center, 59-03 Summerfield St., Ridgewood, will conduct a self defense class with Darryl Williams on Friday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. For information, call (718) 386-5136.

Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St., will hold a nutrition class on Thursday, April 19 at 10:15 a.m. Also, classic films every Monday at 1:15 p.m. April 16 will be “Conquest.”

The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St., will be conducting a series of art talks given by the Queens Museum of Art from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Session 1, Introduction to Queens Museum Monday, April 16; Session 2, Panorama of New York City Monday, April 23; Session 3, Tiffany and Art Nouveau Monday, April 30 and Session 4, a free trip to Queens Museum, on Monday, May 7 in the afternoon. Space is limited to 40 people. Call (718) 738-8100.

The Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, will serve breakfast every Friday. Quilting classes are offered every Wednesday, from 9-10:30 a.m. For information, contact either Angella or Dinah at (718) 591-3377.

Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, offers QiGong exercise class Mondays at 10:15 a.m. Neurobics class, will begin Friday, April 13 and pre-registration is required. For information, call (718) 224-7888.

Sunnyside Community Services, Center for Active Older Adults, 43-31 39th St., is organizing a trip to Atlantic City for Thursday, April 26 at 7:45 a.m. Tickets are $20 and go on sale Friday, April 13. Other April events: memory loss presentation on Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m.; nutrition lecture on Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. For more information, call (718) 784-6173 or visit www.scsny.org.


The Friends of Roy Wilkins Park is seeking volunteers to assist in the preservation, maintenance and beautification of the park. Areas include fundraising, event planning and gardening. The group meets the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Roy Wilkins Park Family Center, 177-01 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica. For information, call (718) 527-5085 or (718) 528-0441.

Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share? The Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St., needs volunteers with expertise in the arts, literature, conversational foreign languages, computers, crafts, etc., who can volunteer on a one-time basis or longer. If interested, call (718) 738-8100.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing is looking for retired musicians interested in volunteering their talent for its sing-along. Contact Angella or Dinah at (718) 591-3377 or stop by the center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens seeks volunteers to serve as ombudsmen in nursing homes throughout the five boroughs. To qualify, you must be at least 21 years old, willing to complete 36 hours of free training and spend four hours per week at a nursing home close to home. For information, call (212) 962-2720 or e-mail lpetta@nyfscltcop.org.

Living Room International Children’s Ministries, 195-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, is seeking volunteers to be trained as mentors for its mentorship program. For information, call (917) 854-6032 or (718) 276-5464 and ask for Mrs. Warner.

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