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Saturday, January 19

Spirtual Wholeness “ I Have A Voice”: The Tamar Women’s Ministry invites you to attend “Finding My Way” a four-part series on spiritual wholeness between noon - 2:00 p.m. at the Tried Stone Baptist Church, 1591 Boston Rd., Bronx, N.Y. 10460.

WeDnesday, january 16 - Saturday, January 19

Arts: “Black Latina: The Play” returns to the stages of New York City at Teatro La Tea. Whether dark-skinned or indeed African-American and Hispanic, Black Latina chronicles the journey of ones struggle identifying with both cultures. It deals with external factors from society to media as well as the internal viewpoints of family and friends. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Showtime is at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $19.62. In addition to the 8:00 p.m. performance, there will be a matinee performance on Jan. 19 at 3:00 p.m. Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk St., 2ndFl., New York, N.Y. 10002. Tickets can be purchase online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/299560.

Sunday, january 20

Observance: Join the 15th Annual Interfaith Observance for religious and racial harmony, sponsored by the N.Y. Metropolitan MLK Center for non-violence. Hear words of inspiration and the beautiful sounds of four choirs. The public can join at any location. Observance begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center, 1711 Third Ave. (97th St.). At 2:45 p.m. the bus will travel to Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st, and at 3:45 p.m. there will be a march to St. Bartholomew’s church, Park Ave & 51st Street. To participate in the free bus ride, or for more information, contact Cliff Frazier (718)589-7858 ext.30.

Music and Dance Workshop: The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is thrilled to present Un Taller Andina, a workshop of Andean music and dance from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. El Taller Latino Americano 2710 Broadway (by 103 St. in Manhattan), 3rd Floor, N.Y., New York 10025 (212)665-9460. Adimission is free!

Wednesday, January 23

FInancial Aid Workshop: Free college financial aid workshop. Please RSVP by or before Jan.21 to Frank Dody at fdody@restorationplaza.org. Restoration Plaza 1368 Fulton St., fourth floor, Brooklyn.

Saturday, January 26

Home Buyer Fair: Chhaya will be holding it’s 4th Annual Home Buyer Fair from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come meet with lenders and industry experts and learn more about the home buying process in a culturally accessible space! If you have any questions, please contact yangchen@chhayacdc.org or you can reach us at (718)478-3848. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact info@chhayacdc.org. PS 69, 7702 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens.

SpirItual Wholeness “Finally, I’m Free”: The Tamar Women’s Ministry invites you to attend “Finding My Way” a four-part series on spiritual wholeness between noon - 2:00 p.m. at the Tried Stone Baptist Church, 1591 Boston Rd., Bronx, N.Y. 10460. For more information, contact Deacon Minerva Carmona (646)247-2706.

Monday, january 28

Martin Luther King celebration: The Martin Luther King Jr. Center New York Support Group presents “Keeping The Dream Alive!” 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Birthday celebration from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Guest speakers will be Daniel W. Webster, director of the John Hopkins. For more information and/or to RSVP, please call (212)281-2374 Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Community Center located 34 West 134th St,, Harlem.

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Currently- january 27, 2013

EXHIBIT: Artist Noel Copeland and Michael Milton take recycled and reclaimed materials and transform them into works of art are featured in the latest exhibition staged at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery in downtown Brooklyn. Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, 388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.

January 12 - Feburary 9

Self-Denfense coUrses: Five-week course combines physical and verbal self-defense skills with discussions on safety, prevention and violence de-escalation. FREE to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and is offered on a sliding scale based on income for everyone else. Free childcare is also available. This course runs Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Center for Anti-violence Education, 327 7th St., Park Slope Brooklyn, N.Y. (corner of 5th Ave.) Call or email today to sign up (718)788-1775 and or info@caeny.org.

Donations: As you know, there are so many families in need of food and many of our local pantries are virtually running on empty. Please donate non-perishable and/or canned goods. Below are just a few, be advised that ID maybe requested.

Child Development Support Corp. 352-358 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238

CONTACT: Mireille Massac

718. 398.2050 / 230-0056 Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hope City Empowerment Center

650-656 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238

CONTACT: Jennifer Ochoa 718.857.5698

Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Quincy Community Service - (Mt. Sinai Baptist Church)

84 Quincy Street Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238

CONTACT: Doretha Haywood & E. Brown 718.740.1680

Hours of Operation: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Church of God Feeding Hungry

836 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238

CONTACT: May Walker, 718.783.6024

Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Holiday Train Show: All Aboard! Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013! Our brand new Lionel layout features New York Central, Metro-North and the latest Grand Central Express trains racing North! Kids can join the Great Grand Central scavenger hunt! Meet the challenge weekdays 10:00 a.m. to noon. New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store is located at Grand Central Terminal, Shuttle Passage, next to Station Master’s Office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Donations: St. Robert Bellarmine Church is joining efforts with the Dioceses of Trenton to bring relief to victims in the hardest hit areas. The church has organized a sorting sub station in the parish and will be delivering donations to various locations shortly. The church is seeking donations of cardboard shipping boxes for packing or rubbermaid bins for storage for victims. Donations are tax deductible and the church will provide you with a receipt upon request. Feel free to contact St. Robert Bellarmine Church at any time Attn: SRB Hurricane Relief Effort, 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728 or srbwelcome@gmail.com, Pam Stengel (732)580-0075, Linda Altini (917)578-4852. Phone: (732)462-7429 or Fax: (732)409-3496.

Queens Sickle Cell: The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, 207-08 Hollis Ave., Queens Village, N.Y., presents a Parent to Parent Support Group meeting every first Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. For directions and registration, call (718)712-0873 or email Qscanorg@verizon.net.

Fairway Market Shuttle: Fairway Market is now offering a free group shuttle bus to its Red Hook, Brooklyn store at 480-500 Van Brunt St., Mondays thru Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. For pick-up reservations for groups of 10 or more, within a five-mile radius of the store, call Viola Williams or Marcy Rosenblum at (347) 750-1251. There will also be pickups on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 589 Prospect Ave., between 11 and 10 avenues. All seniors get a five percent discount in the store. Each group will have an hour and a half to shop and/or enjoy a bite to eat in the picturesque cafe by the waterfront.

Farmers Market: Seeds in the Middle is sponsoring The Crown Heights Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including calaloo and Caribbean favorites and accepting EBT,WIC, Snap, FMNP, Health Bucks, and Fresh Connect. The market will be operating every Thursday from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.seedsinthemiddle.org.

Computer Training: Mount Carmel Worship and Outreach Center is holding adult and children computer training programs, 10:30 a.m 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (917)609-0909 for registration details.

Reverse Mortgage Counseling: Are you a senior homeowner struggling to make ends meet? A reverse mortgage may be an answer. NHS can help determine if this is the best option for you. All programs discussed are backed by the federal government. For information, call (718)469-4679.

Foreclosure Services: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? The Flatbush Development Vcorp, NHS of East Flatbush and the Center for N.Y.C. Neighborhoods are offering free services and assistance. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment, call (718)469-4679.

Home Improvement: Did your roof collapse? Does your brolier need replacement? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? NHS of East Flatbush can assist you. For information on home improvement programs, call (718)469-4679.

Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry

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