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Friday, march 29

SBA Annoucement:The U. S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York to return applications for physical damage to March 29, 2013. Additional details on the locations of other Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing).

Insurance Claim: Will be hosting FREE informational presentations on How to Maximize the value of your property Insurance claim from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Speakers will include licensed insurance insurance adjuster Lee Corey. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2750 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y

saturday, march 30

Writers conference: Join us at the National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium. A Tribute to the Life and Works of Toni Cade Bambara from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. General Donations: $10, Student/Faculty/ Senior Donations: $5 (Valid ID required onsite), and Closing Reception Suggested Donations: $30. On-line registration ends: Thursday, March 28, 2013. Founders Auditorium, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225cancer awareness: Learn more about colorctal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and treatment options form noon-1:30pm. Salon 804 2071 Seventh Avenue, between 123rd and 124th streets. For more information, call 212-824-8772.

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday,

march 31

Museum: Peter Rabbit visits the Museum! 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Beatrix Potter’s favorite rabbit Peter will make a special appearance at Brooklyn Children’s Museum! Join us for crafts, programs and lively book readings about the magical world of Peter Rabbit and his friends in Mr. McGregor’s Garden. All Ages.

monday, March 25 – sunday,

March 31

Tax Prep: Liberty Tax will give free tax preparation to all non-profit organizations staff member and all volunteers during “Volunteer and Non-profit Appreciation Week.” Taxpayers can contact the local Liberty Tax location by calling (914) 997-9711. Liberty Tax does take appointments but they are not necessary.

Tuesday, April 4,

Community Resource Awareness day: Join us for information and discussions about many free programs and services available in our community including: Homeless prevention, Childcare, Education, Employment, Housing, Mental Health, Nutrition, Preventive Services, Youth Services and much more. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free admission and parking along with free entertainment and lunch. York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Jamaica, NY 11451.

Saturday, April 6

workshop: We will be exploring the important role ships played in the Battle of Brooklyn at the Waterfront Museum, located on a barge in Red Hook from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. In the summer of 1776, local residents would have seen the imposing British fleet from Red Hook; Washington later rounded up more humble vessels in order to retreat to Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights. Participants in this family workshop will make their own improvised armada from objects found in Brooklyn today, such as coffee cups and cardboard packaging. Weather permitting, we will test launch our boats from the deck of the barge. The Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St., Pier 44, Red Hook. Taught by Artist Eva Mendes.

Sunday, April 7

Prevention Symposium: Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs invites you to a free symposium to learn about heart, vascular, and stroke issues including signs and symptoms, available treatments, and preventive care from acknowledged experts in the field at 2:30p.m. St. Jerome RC School Gymnasium at 465 East 29th St.


Until April 15

Free Tax Assistance: BronxWorks will be provide free tax preparation to the South Bronx residents.

Morris ISC: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

2070 Grand Concourse, Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Until April 15

Free Tax Assistance:

Ariva at Spring Bank, 69 E. 167A Gerard Ave., 2nd Fl., Monday & Thursday, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m.; call (718) 292-2983 for further information.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly, at the Bethex Federal Credit Union, 20 E. 179th St., Thursday And Friday, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; call (718) 299-9100 for further information.

Food Bank of New York City, at 1000 Sedgwick Ave., Ste. 1A, Monday & Thursday, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 3:00 to 6 :00 p.m.; Call 212-639-9675 for further information.

Immigration services: Free immigration services. Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 67 Hanson Place, Office of Coucil Member James. Call (718) 260-9191.

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

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.

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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