What’s Up SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Walkers for Wellness Club
Looking for a fun way to improve your health? Join the Walkers for Wellness Club at New Hope Lutheran Church of Jamaica. Under the guidance of a Walking Leader, you will walk two to three times each week at a comfortable pace with others along routes throughout Southeast Queens. The club is open to walkers of all ages and abilities. The walking schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Walkers meet at New Hope Lutheran Church, located at 167-24 118th Ave. T-shirts and pedometers will be provided. Contact Thurkessa Brown at (917) 553-1089 for more information.
Winter Baseball Clinic
Players ages 5-14 will learn the necessary fundamentals that will improve their level of play as well as their knowledge of baseball. There will be two six-week sessions of instruction, from Oct. 15 to Nov. 19, and Dec. 3 to Jan. 21. Both sessions are not required, but recommended. The price of each session is $50 per child. The fee for players who register in the midst of a session will be $10 a week. For more information, contact (718) 529-7911 or (718) 835-9252. This event will be held at PS 752, located at 142-10 Linden Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Winter Basketball Program
The Lincoln Park Basketball Association is offering a Fall/Winter Basketball Clinic for children ages 8-16 on Saturdays from Oct. 22 through Jan. 28. The $50 registration fee includes insurance, weekly training and a T-shirt. Full payment must be made by Nov. 19, no exceptions. For more information, contact (347) 234-6833 or (718) 682-6938. This event will be held at the Queens Transition Center, located at 142-10 Linden Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Job Search Boot Camp
Spend one day at the library and learn all the best strategies for finding a job. By the end of the day, you and your resume will be “fit” to find your best job. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A Caribbean Christmas Carol
SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Middle Eastern Music and Dance
Extraordinary singer Waleed Albakry performs classic and modern Middle Eastern music by such celebrated artists as Abdal Wahab, Um Kalthom, Abdel Halim,
MONDAY, DEC. 5 Adult Chess Club
Practice your chess skills weekly, on Monday and Thursday evenings. The event is held at 6 p.m. every Monday at Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St., (718) 776-6800.
Learn new ways to take charge of your health and help your friends do the same. Learn how special exercise and relaxation techniques make a difference in your life. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., at 10 a.m.
Intro to Email
Adults will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, send and receive email messages and attach documents. To register, please call (718) 990-5102 or visit the Job Information Center. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., at 10:30 a.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Intro to Excel
In this two-session workshop, customers will learn how to create spreadsheets; use formulas, and create tables. Must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Class runs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Pre-registration is required in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 1.718.990.0769. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., at 6 p.m.
Own Your Own Business
Learn how to develop your idea into a business plan. Participants will learn how to create demand for your product or service, set goals and objectives, budgeting and timelines, and identifying resources and networks. To register, call (718) 9905102. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 Intro to Computers
In this single-session workshop, adults will learn how to log on and off, use the keyboard and mouse, open and close “windows,” use toolbars and scroll bars. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call (718) 990-0769. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., at 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Laurelton Bookworms
The Laurelton Bookworms are ringing in the season with hot chocolate and a discussion spiked with a touch of murder. December’s theme is “Holiday Mysteries.” Choose your own title or select one of the options available at Laurelton’s Adult Reference desk. We’ll be discussing the elements of a good mystery and the different subgenres. This free event will be held at the Laurelton Library, 134-26 225th St., at 6:15 p.m.
SQPA Stakeholders Meeting
It’s time for another meeting of the stakeholders of the Southern Queens Park Association. If you have a vested interest in the park and its future, then come on out. Feel free to call (718) 276-4630 or email email@example.com with any questions. This free event will be held at Roy Wilkins Family Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9 America’s Young Reformers Group
Join the America’s Young Reformers Group for a fun and interactive dialogue. Let’s discuss today’s top issues, like bullying, violence, cheating, relationships and much more. This program is for teens. Preregistration is required. This free event will be held at the Laurelton Library, 134-26 225th St., at 4 p.m.
ONGOING Job Club
The Jamaica Neighborhood Center offers a free service to assist people from Southeast Queens with job-readiness skill sets in writing a professional resume and cover letter; interviewing practices and techniques; applying on-line procedures; elevator pitch and Microsoft Suite 2007. For additional information, contact Ethan Chazin, Job Coach, at (718) 7392060, Ext. 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This free event will be held at the Jamaica Neighborhood Center - 161-06 89th Ave. Services are available Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will hold regularly scheduled free CPR classes in all five boroughs. The first Tuesday through the fourth Tuesday and the fourth Thursday of every month there will be Borough CPR training sessions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens. Training is free to anyone over the age of 14. The goal of this program is increase the number of people in New York City trained in bystander CPR Each class lasts 1 hour and participants in the class learn basic CPR skills from a member of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service. Volunteers for the class follow along using the CPR Anytime Personal Learning Kit, which features an instructional DVD and an inflatable mannequin. All participants are able take home the kit at the end of class and asked to pledge to use the kit to show five of their family members and
friends how to perform CPR. This class teaches basic CPR technique and is not a certification course. In Queens, the classes will be held the fourth Thursday of every month at EMS Station 54, 222-15 Merrick Blvd. In addition, please visit www.nyc.gov/cprtogo for New York Sports Club locations offering free CPR classes starting in January. Please visit www.fdnyfoundation.org or call (718) 999-2413 for more information.
Clergy United for Community Empowerment, Inc. Group Sessions are located at 89-31 161st St., 10th Floor, Jamaica, for the community on various topics such as Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Substance Abuse intervention, Decision Making, Condom Use, High Risk Behaviors leading to HIV, and self – esteem awareness. All group sessions offer light snacks and beverages. Group sessions are open to the public. Round-Trip Metro Card reimbursement is available at the end of each completed session. For further information call (718) 297-0720. All services are free. Please call for next group date.
Clergy United for Community Empowerment’s Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative program provides the following services free of charge: case management services, parent skills building, crib care, breast feeding education, health education, nutritional information/education, referral for HIV testing, confidential one-on-one counseling, workshops, and women support groups. IMRI provides referrals for Food stamps, GED, GYN, Emergency Baby Formula (qualifications required) and more. Call (718) 297-0720. Located at 8931 161 St., 10th floor, Jamaica. Services are available Tue.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clergy United for Community Empowerment provides intervention and curriculum-based prevention education sessions on HIV/AIDS, to reduce risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission. Services are located at 89-31 161st St., Jamaica. Call (718) 297-0720 ask about our presentation to adolescents and men/women of color. Services are available Tue.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Merrick Flea Market
A flea market has opened at 221-02 Merrick Blvd. On sale are a wide range of items, including household items, jewelry and clothing. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Learn to protect yourself and others at Heron Care with a CPR class that includes a certification from the American Heart Association. Please call (718) 291-8788 for more details. Heron is located at 16830 89th Ave., Jamaica.
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It may be warm outside, but that doesn’t mean that Christmas isn’t just around the corner, especially here in the Caribbean. The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present “A Caribbean Christmas Carol.” Tickets can be purchased for $25. For additional information, call (718) 723-1800. This event will be held at Black Spectrum Theatre, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, at 8 p.m.
Amr Deyab and Hakim, among others, and includes performances by the amazing belly dancer Jordan. This free event will be held at Queensborough Public Library’s Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., at 3 p.m.
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