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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2000 12:00 am | Updated: 3:36 pm, Mon Jul 11, 2011.

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Items accepted for the Community Calendar must be received no later than Thursday for inclusion in the following Thursday’s paper. The item must be typed, from a non-profit organization, open to the public and either free or a nominal charge and be one paragraph in length. Due to the enormous requests for free calendar listings, we cannot include every event submitted. Events where merchandise is sold or auctioned, such as flea markets, are not acceptable for the free calendar listing, but can be placed as a paid ad in either our Classified section or our guaranteed paid calendar listing. Guaranteed calendar items must be submitted by the same deadline as regular calendar items and be accompanied with a check for $35. Listings must be mailed weekly to: The Queens Chronicle, P.O. Box 74-7769, Rego Park, N.Y. 11374-7769.


“Color My World,” an exhibition of the works by artists Naomi Springfield and David Slawson, will be held at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston through Sept. 1.

“Art of God” outdoors under the gazebo at North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing at 8:30pm, Friday, Aug. 25. Show features pictures from the Photography Club.


Country Line Dancing at Kowalinski Post 4, 61-57 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, every Monday at 7:30pm. Cost is $5 per person.

American and Latin ballroom dancing classes are held Thursdays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 3pm at All Saints Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside. Cost is $7 per class.

The Pride of Judea Bridge Club is holding duplicate bridge, every Monday from noon to 4pm. Lunch, lesson and congenial play and partners arranged at Pride of Judea Mental Health Center, 243-02 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Cost is $8.50. Call 423-6200.

Club dancing for ladies only on Thursdays at 7pm at the Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. Cost is $5 per class and free to YMCA members.

Weekly bridge sessions for all duplicate players (special fee for senior citizens) every Thursday, at 11am at Temple Israel, 188 St. and Grand Central Pkwy, Holliswood. Cost is $5 and $4 for senior citizens.

The Script Theater Workshop meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 1 pm at the Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave.

Hands-ons workshops using a variety of handcrafting techniques (stenciling, decoupage, rubber stamping, quilting and sewing, etc.) will be held at Queens Women’s Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, on Monday Aug. 28 from 7-9pm. Donation $25. Registration fee $5. For information and registration, call QWC at 793-0672.


Lita Lowenstein and the Melodians will present a program of music and song from around the world at a meeting of the American Red Magen David for Israel, on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1:30pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Boulevard. Members; $1.50, guests $2.50. Call 261-9390.


Late summer is the ideal time to focus on your lawn. Grow your lawn green and healthy, without the stressful use of chemicals. Patty Kleinberg, director of the Queens Greening Compost Program, will tell you how on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10am to noon at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.


Learn public speaking with True Potential Toastmasters at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Rm. 213 at 7:10pm, every alternate Monday. Call 886-7713 for dates and details.

The Queens Toastmaster Club meets Monday, Aug. 28 at 7:30pm at Queensboro Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in lower level. Learn public speaking skills. Call Bob Agnello at 461-8532.


Outdoor Singles continues its special hikes at selected parks in NJ, NY, CT and PA. On Saturday, Aug. 26 hike up Tom Jones Mountain in Harriman, NY. Future events scheduled for Sept. 2, 3 and 4. For more information and reservations call 212-330-0493 or 718-353-5506, 24 hours.

Join the Rangers for an alphabetical journey through nature at Forest Park on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1pm. Meet the Rangers at Buddy Monument, Myrtle Ave and Park Lane South.


Flushing Hospital Medical Center provides free glaucoma screenings in the hospital lobby every Monday from 9am to noon and every Thursday from 9am to 2pm. Flushing Hospital is located on 45 Ave. and Parsons Blvd. No appointment is necessary.

Women’s Outreach Network Mobile Mammography invites all eligible women for a mammography screening according to the guidelines of the American Cancer Society. The mobile will be at Springfield SDA Church, 145-94 176 St., Springfield Gardens on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 10am to 2pm. On Monday, Aug. 28, Genovese Drugs, Whitestone, 153-65 Cross Island Pkwy., from 10am to noon. On Monday, Aug. 28 at Genovese Drugs, Whitestone, 15-08 College Point Blvd., from 1 to 3pm. An appointment is necessary, call 800-564-6868.

Special Events

The Friends of Ridgewood Library will be reading stories to children in three of the neighborhood playgrounds every Saturday during August. The schedule is: Rosemary’s Playground, 93 Park (Woodward Ave.) 10 am, Benninger Park (Madison St.) 11am and Mafera Playground (68 Ave.) noon.

Social Gatherings

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country-Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 26 featuring the band Bandit. Doors open at 8pm. A free dance lesson will be given at 8:30pm. Open dancing begins at 9pm. Entry fee is $10. Adults only will be admitted.

The Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., is having its Fabulous Singles Dance for ages 35+ on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1-5pm. Dance music by David and Z. Cost is $10. For more information call 459-1000.

Sociable Singles, the Jewish professional’s group for 33-55 year olds will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 pm at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. Y-members-free, non-members-$5. There will be a program by Jeff Levy, called “Investment for the Millennium.”

Support Groups

A Parenting Group is being held at the St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services on Thursdays at 7:15pm. This is an ongoing group designed to help parents deal with issues relating to themselves, their children, marriages and divorces. Call 990-1900.

The National Infertility Network Exchange is now forming peer led support groups. Topics include coping with infertility, medical procedures, male infertility, in-vitro fertilization, miscarriage, secondary infertility and adoption, and a group concerning perinatal loss. For more information, dates and times, call NINE at 516-794-5772.

Free Breast Cancer Support Group at New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main Street, Flushing, entrance on 56 Ave., on the third Thursday of every month, at 6pm. Call 670-1900.

St. Adalbert’s Bethany general bereavement support group for loss of any loved ones will meet on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7:30pm at St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst.

Institute for Bio-Behavioral Therapy and Research, 935 Northern Blvd., Suite 102 in Great Neck, is offering two free support groups: the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder group meets on the last Friday of each month at 7:30pm. Come to the Body Dysmorphic Disorder support group on the third Friday of each month at 7:30pm.

Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome Support Group will meet at Beacon School Community Center at I.S. 8, 108-35 167 St., Jamaica on the second and fourth Saturday of every month.

Queens Women’s Center at Fort Totten, Bayside, is offering an ongoing, weekly support group for women looking to share their everyday concerns and help each other adjust to life changes. It is held every Monday at 9:30am at 401 Murray Ave. For information, call 793-0672.

NAR-ANON, a self-help support group for anyone affected by a loved one’s use/abuse of drugs meets Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School (cafeteria), 72-55 Austin St., Forest Hills.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Thursday at 8pm at the Queens Women’s Center, 401 Murray Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside.

Domestic violence support groups are now in progress, meeting twice a week at the Pomonok Neighborhood Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Groups are held Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm. For further information, contact the crime victim specialist at 591-6060.

Senior Activites

Forest Hills Senior Center, 108-25 62 Dr., is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Enjoy arts and crafts, music classes, local trips, parties, sing alongs and more. For available trips and more information call 699-1010. Must be 60+ to join.

Computer classes by a professional teacher will be starting shortly at Selfhelp Clearview Sr. Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside, call 224-7888 and at the Selfhelp Maspeth Sr. Center, 66-35 58 Ave., call 429-3636.

Robert Couch Senior Citizens Center, 137-57 Farmers Blvd., Springfield Gardens, is offering a Spanish class for seniors on Wednesdays at 1pm. For further information call 978-8352.

Ozone Park Senior Center, 103-02 101 Ave., in the lower level of St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church is open daily, 9am to 5pm.

The Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26 Ave., Bayside special events: Music teacher on Tuesday, Aug. 29 and Anniversary/Birthday party on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The center will soon be offering a wood class on Tuesday afternoons.

The Selfhelp Austin Street Senior Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills is offering computer classes for all levels including: basic computer introduction, Internet and e-mail, word processing, Excel and publishing classes for seniors over 60. On Thursday, Aug. 31, Vivienne Duncan, NYC Bar Association.

SNAP Senior Center, 80-45 Winchester Blvd., Queens Village (Bldg. 4 on the Creedmoor Campus) offers first run movies, classes in line and tap dance, yoga, Chi Gung, stress management, trips, computer lessons, bereavement groups, current events, book discussions, writing classes, monthly AARP Defensive Driving Courses, FSL and citizenship programs. For more information, call Elaine or Carla at 454-2100…

The Rego Park Senior Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., is now offering a weekly yoga class with Tom Campo on Mondays at 11am and a weekly aerobics class with Roe Gallo on Thursday at 9:30am. For more information contact Angella King at 896-8511, Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Bayside Senior Center at 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy. Call the center, 225-1144 for an ongoing Tuesday afternoon bridge game at 1pm. Lessons every Tuesday at 10am.

Pomonok Senior Center, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing offers tai chi, chorus, exercise, English as a second language, stress-reduction classes, arts and crafts, aerobics, trips, movies, parties, bingo, health and nutrition presentations and health screenings.

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