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Thursday, January 9,

 6:30 p.m.

KAYAK CAPSIZE!

Ryan Visitor Center

Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Learn how to get back in your kayak after you've fallen out and how to help another paddler. Practice on dry land to know what to do when you capsize on the water. Dress in comfortable clothes. Space is limited; call 718-338-3799 to make a reservation.

 

Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m.

FACING THE OPIOID CRISIS

West End Temple

147-02 Newport Avenue

Join Debbie Akerman as she discusses “Addiction in the Jewish Community.” Learn about available options and resources.

 

Friday, January 10,

4:30 p.m.

FULL WOLF MOON

SUNSET WALK

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger. Learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Refuge. Call 718-318-4340 to reserve a spot. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Saturday, January 11,

2 p.m.

LEAVE NO TRACE WORKSHOP

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Brush up on how you can reduce your impact while enjoying the outdoors. Based on the outdoor ethics of Leave No Trace Inc.(LNT), participants will learn the seven LNT principles to help cultivate their own Outdoor Ethic. Learning activities may be indoor or outdoor, so dress accordingly.

 

Saturday, January 11,

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

HOLY HAPPY HOUR

Belle Harbor Yacht Club

533 Beach 126th Street

The SFDS priests are at it again. They’re taking over the taps at the BHYC to serve the community and raise money for the parish. Show your support!

 

Sunday, January 12,

10 a.m.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

WINTER NATURE HIKE

Have you ever wondered where all the animals go in the winter? Search for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more. Learn about the birds that make their winter home here and the techniques they use to survive the cold.

 

Tuesdays, January 14,

7:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY BOARD 14

Knights of Columbus

333 Beach 90th Street

Monthly CB14 meeting. Show up early to sign up to speak. 101st Pct updates, Arverne Library and more on the agenda.

 

Saturday, January 18,

7 p.m.

SOUTH QUEENS BALL

American Legion, Broad Channel

209 Cross Bay Blvd

Have a ball and celebrate South Queens with live music by Walker, Bobby Butler and Danny Mulvanerty, and several more local musicians. $20 at the door to help support the American Legion.

 

Fridays, 11 a.m.

BABY AND ME

Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and caregivers are welcome to join for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

 

Fridays, 11:30 a.m.

MORNING STORYTIME

Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Join for an all ages storytime. Read books, sing songs, do finger plays, and more! All ages are welcome to participate.

 

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

SHAPE UP: ULTIMATE CARDIO FOR ADULTS

Seaside Library

116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd

Shape Up NYC instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. First come, first serve.

 

Mondays-Fridays,

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

STACKS: HOMEWORK CENTER

Peninsula Library

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

Homework Center for grades 1-8. Help with homework and projects in all subjects.