38 JANUARY 19, 2017 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Do you want to excel at chess? Learn how to master the classic game of skill and strategy at the Middle Village Library Chess Club. Meets every Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; open to kids. Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave. For more information, call 718-326-1390. FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Explore the physics of how things move as the New York Hall of Science tinkers with cars and trains on ramps, paints with wheels, and helps kids build their own vehicles from recycled materials. There will be hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3 to 5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so please dress your little scientist (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered. Free. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-699-0005, ext. 341. Enjoy an evening of Southern rock/ blues and gospel with Astoria resident and Alabama native Christine Cherry at The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria. Cherry covers some of country music’s biggest stars including Dolly Parton, Regina Spektor, Reba McIntyre and the Dixie Chicks. 9 to 11:30 p.m., The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria. For more information, call 718-777-0913 or visit http://thequeenskickshaw.com/events. SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Come learn all about trees at the Queens Botanical Garden’s wonderful Winter Trees program. Kids will learn about the various parts of trees and their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home. Activities are geared for 4- to 10-year-olds, but all are welcome to attend. 11 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. For information, visit https://www. eventbrite.com/e/winter-family-programs tickets-29051246059. Support the LGBT movement in Queens by attending the Winter Pride benefi t in Astoria on Saturday night. Honorees include Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Chris Calvert, Andrew Ronan and Chutney Pride Inc. Ticket purchase includes cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, dancing and open bar. 7 p.m., Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.queenspride.org. SUNDAY, JAN. 22 Learn how to use a Silhouette Cameo Cutter, a desktop robotic cutting machine, at the New York Hall of Science during its “Make It: Digital Paper Cutting” workshop. Visitors will learn how to use simple soft ware to create intricately cut pieces of paper and mylar that can be used to create beautiful holiday cards, paper fl owers, truly wild snowfl akes and more. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $5 per adult/child pair plus admission. Two sessions, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona. MONDAY, JAN. 23 Children, too, can benefit from meditation, as you’ll fi nd out during the “Mediation for Kids” class at the Woodhaven Library. Open to kids from ages 5 through 12, the exercise helps youngsters understand not only how to meditate, but also why it’s helpful to their lives. 4 to 5 p.m., Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy. For more information, call 718-849-1010. Admit it: You’ve always wanted to cut a rug and be a ballroom dance master. Now you can live out your dream by taking part in a free ballroom dancing class at the Forest Hills Library. Jing Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and off er training for more advanced students. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave. For more information, call 718-268-7934. TUESDAY, JAN. 24 In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. A workshop at the Ridgewood Library will explain the benefi ts of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. Free, but registration required. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ridgewood Library, 2012 Madison St. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 The Queens Historical Society will off er a special presentation derived from historical and geographical research and Dr. Jack Eichenbaum’s 2016 visit to historic Vlissingen (Flushing’s namesake) and Antwerp, Belgium, and also on the Scheldt river (a major commercial waterway). This event is hosted by The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (GFCC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS). $5 admission for non-members. 7 p.m., Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. For more details, email info@queenshistoricalsociety. org. COUNSELING PROGRAMS • GLENDALE ALANON, a program for families and friends of alcoholics, meets every Wednesday night at Trinity Reformed Church, Palmetto Street and 60th Place, Ridgewood, Beginners meet at 7:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 8:10 p.m. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 21st Avenue and 32nd Street, Astoria. For more information, call 718-520-5021. • NAR-ANON, a self-help support group for those aff ected by a loved one’s drug abuse, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Church of the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. For more information, call 800-984-0066. YOUTH ACTIVITIES • BOY SCOUT TROOP 28 meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill. All boys ages 10 1/2 to 17 are welcome. For information, call 718-478-5747. • SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at All Saints Church, 43-12 46th St., one block off Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside. Boys and girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join. For more information, call 718-786-4141. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 119 meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Margaret Parish Center, 80th Street off Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village. Boys ages 11 to 17 are welcome. • CUB SCOUT PACK 383 meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Avenue and 68th Street, Glendale. For more information, call 718-938-2073. ONGOING SENIOR PROGRAMS • RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood, welcomes new members 60 years of age and older every weekday. For more information, call 718-456-2000. • RIDGEWOOD-BUSHWICK SENIOR CENTER, 319 Stanhope St., Bushwick, holds various programs every day. Call 718-366-3083 for more information. • PETER CARDELLA SENIOR CENTER, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, holds breakfast and lunch every weekday, as well as a variety of programs. For more information, call 718-497-2908. • SELF-HELP MASPETH SENIOR CENTER, 69-61 Grand Ave., holds beading, jewelry and other programs daily. Hot lunch served at noon. Transportation available. For details, call 718-429-3636. • MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER, 69-10 75th St., holds arts and craft s at 10 a.m.; Sit and Be Fit exercise at 1 p.m.; and Tai-Chi Chuan at 10:15 a.m. daily. For more information, call 718-894-3441. • REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER, 93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety of programs every day. For more information, call 718-896-8751. • SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43- 31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call 718-392-6944 for more information. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Come in from the cold and visit the Ridgewood Y for a “Winter Luau” featuring fun, tropical-themed activities for the whole family. Enjoy sand art, limbo, games and prizes, and paint your very own suncatcher. Free for members and the community; register at the front desk. 1 to 3 p.m., Ridgewood Y, 69-02 64th St., Ridgewood. For more information, call 212-912-2192 or email email@example.com.
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