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friday, may 3

Summer food program: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has $1,000,000 available for schools, summer camps, and private non-profit organizations and government agencies to provide low-income children with meals. Applications are due on May 6, 2013 and for more information visit www.summerfood.usda.gov.

Art reception: To mark the opening of McBride’s exhibition, Pelham Art Center invites the public to a free opening reception and all-age art workshop. Guests can view the works, meet the artists, and, in the art workshop, experiment with painting. 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803; For more information please call 914-738-2525 or send email to [email protected]. Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and two blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop.

friday, may 10

haitian heritage month:

Ayiti Marché:Haitian Kreyòl for Open Market the Ayiti Marché will bring together several Caribbean and American business and service providers offering a wealth of information and merchandise significant to the Haitian and Caribbean Diaspora inclusive of an art and photo gallery and tasty delectable native dishes and treats with live and recorded music throughout. The “Ayiti Marché” will be available pre- and post celebration. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ticket information: Free and open to the public. Visit online at community2community.info

“Hope and A Future” – A Celebration of Haïti: Haitian culture explodes as a variety of international and national cultural artists representing such genres as jazz, R&B, inspirational, rock, and Haitian music along with dancers, spoken word artists and others take center stage in celebration of Haitian Heritage Month. The event will include a special tribute to Haitian Flag Day (May 18) and Haitian Carnival. Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Ave., 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Ticket information: Complimentary tickets – suggested donation fee $35. For additional information, visit online @ community2community.info.

Ayiti Marché: Ayiti Marché – The Ayiti Marché continues in the lobby and mezzanine areas of Christian Cultural Center. 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Ticket Info: Free and open to the public. Visit online at community2community.info.

saturday, may 11

Cancer screening: The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Montefiore Medical Center’s Division of Dermatology are offering free melanoma/skin cancer screenings for people of all ages. Screening participants will undergo a total skin exam that takes 10 minutes and can save their lifes. All screening participants will receive a free UV wristband to monitor exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. The sun-sensitive band changes color to show when to reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Call (718) 862-8840 to register and for more information. Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care,1521 Jarret Place, Bronx, NY 10462.

saturday, may 18

Health fair: Join us for free health screenings and information from 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Free health screenings for asthma, blood pressure, BMI measurements, chlosterol, hearing test, height and wieght, sleeping disorder, HIV test, prostate, glaucoma, vision, clinical breast exam, pap test, pregnancy, etc. Free refreshments will also be availble. 445 Lenox Rd. ( E.35th-E.37th streets, Brooklyn, NY 11203. For more information, please call (718)270-3739 or (718)270-2020.

ONGOING

friday, May 3 – Tuesday, june 11

art exhibition: Come and see Siobhan McBrides exhibit at the Pelham Art Center. Siobhan McBride, of Miami, FL, is the winner of the 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting. This is the seventh year that Pelham Art Center is presenting the biannual award. The jury selected McBride from over 650 applicants from across the country. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. For more information, call 914-738-2525 or send email to [email protected]. Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and two blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop.

untiL- saturday, may 11

Celebrate nurses: Help us honor nurses by submitting their names and related information. As the selection is made we will forward the names of the nurses who will receive an award and an invitation to the nurses ball. Please submit names to [email protected].

saturday, april 6 – saturday, may 11

Living with diabetes: This six-week mind/body/spirit approach to diabetes management was developed by Stanford University and offers research-proven success for those who complete it. Take control, renew your sense of well-being and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. You’ll learn how to: manage symptoms, better understand your condition, reduce stress and boost confidence, problem solve and better manage everyday tasks, gain control of your diabetes and have more energy to devote to feeling healthy, content and nourished. This event is free. All who plan to attend must pre-register by calling 1-646-476-1294, 206-20 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, Queens.

Community Center: Are you looking to improve your life? Take a class at Community Learning Center: How to Write a Book or Script, Create a Resume, How to Create Wealth, Get/Keep a Spouse, Start a Business. Classes for everyone. Community Learning Center 147-12 Archer Ave., Queens. For more information/RSVP, call (718) 291-1094.

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 rubber 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected].

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.

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.

Compiled By Natalie Y. Henry

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