Friday, March 16
Birthday Bash Jammins Entertainment presents live performance by Jamaica’s hottest sensation I-Octane & the official return of Tony Matterhorn to the U.S. Celebrity Birthday Bash, 10:00 p.m., at Pulse 48, 1020 East 48 St., corner of Farragut Rd., Brooklyn. Tickets available at tix4me.com or call (718) 282-8041.
Saturday, March 17
Vaccination Clinics Luv My Pet is sponsoring low cost dog & cat vaccination clinics at Petland Discounts in Queens on Sat., 3/17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 143-40 Springfield Blvd., Pathmark Center, Springfield Gardens & 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 & 172 streets in Jamiaca; Sundays, 3/18 & 25, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., at 71-39 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar & 70 St., Kew Garden Hills; Sat., 3/24, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at 43-10 Ditmars Blvd., Laguardia Center, LIC & Sun., 3/25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 8989 Union Turnpike, Stop & Shop Center, Glendale. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Health & Wellness The Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition presents Women’s Health & Wellness Day, featuring guest speakers, refreshments for sale & vendors, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Masjid Abdul Mujhsi Khalifah, 120 Madison St., Brooklyn. Admisson free. For information, call (347) 789-3064; (718) 783-0238; (718) 735-7750.
Sunday, March 18
Spay/Neuter Clinics The ASPCA Mobile Unit is holding Spay/Neuter Clinics at Petland Discounts in Queens on Sun., 3/18 at 37-55 82 St., W 37 & Roosevelt, Jackson Heights; Mon., 3/19 at 91-08 Altantic Ave., Pathmark Center, Ozone Park; Tues., 3/20 at Metropolitan Ave., Rentar & Plaza, Middle Village; & Sun., 3/25, 134-40 Springfield Blvd., corner Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens. All clinics begin at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Tuesday, March 20
Storytelling Showcase Author/storyteller Michele Carlo hosts the “No Name @ Word Up” Storytelling Showcase at WordUp Community Bookshop, 4157 Broadway at 176 St., Washington Heights, N.Y., 7:00 p.m. For information, contact [email protected] or call (347) 885-3466.
Wednesday, March 21
Obesity Conference The Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition presents Obesity Conference: Mobilizing for Change Throughout the Lifespan, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Health Science Education Building Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Rd., Brooklyn. For information, contact Office of Continuing Education at (718) 270-2422.
Cancer Detection The Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition presents New Health Lectures at Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway Branch, 2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, on Colorectal Cancer, Prevention, Early Detection & Treatment, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 375-3037.
Thursday, March 22
Homebuyers Seminar NHS of East Flatbush is sponsoring a Free Homebuyers Seminar focusing on first-time homebuyers, assistance with closing costs, & more, 6:30 p.m. at Chase, 1462 Nostrand Ave., between Church Ave. & Erasmus Place, Brooklyn. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
Refinancing NHS of East Flatbush, 2806 Church Ave., between Nostrand & Rogers avenues, is sponsoring a free seminar on The Refinancing Dos and Don’ts focusing on refinancing the pros & cons & when is the best time to refinance, 6:00 p.m. To RSVP, call (718) 469-4679.
Afternoon of Wellness Baltic Street AEH Inc.’s Bronx Peer Advocacy Center & Bronx Psychiatrics’ White Plains Road Clinic present an afternoon of wellness honoring Women’s Heritage Month & featuring World Beat with “Drum Diva” Dale, African drums, bongos, congas, shakers & more along with dancing, singing, healthy lifestyle tips & fun games, 1:00 p.m., – 3:30 p.m., at 3050 White Plains Rd., between Burke & Adee avenues. Lunch will be served. To reserve your place, call Marlene at (718) 562-6712.
Friday, March 23
Jazz Night I Stand for Hope Production presents “Jazz Night, Bringing Souls Together,” CD Release & Fundraiser, featuring Paul Engram & The Band, Big Mac, Rapping Rev. Miller, Lady Sheryl & more, at 525 Waverly Ave., between Fulton St. & Atlantic Ave. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Showtime 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. For tickets, call (347) 984-2106, (917) 407-7581, (917) 620-6277 or (917) 751-6202.
Book Signing Author Kevin Sabio will speak on his two works “Raise Your Brown Black Fist”, Books 1 & 2, dealing with issues of history, race, poltics and Afro-Latino issues & affairs, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Marcus Garvey Center, 5105 Church Ave., Brooklyn. For information call the Center at (718) 363-8043.
Saturday, March 24
Health Workshop The Health Guild of St. Alban’s Church presents a community workshop “Empower Yourself to Heal Your Body and Ward Off Diseases” at the church, 9408 Farragut Rd., between East 94 & East 95 streets. Registration 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. For information, call (718) 444-4351.
Dinner Dance The Meadowbrook High School (Kingston, Jamaica) Alumni New York Chapter presents its Third Annual Dinner Dance at The Elegant Rose Hall, 4848 White Plains Rd., Bronx, on Saturday, March 24, 8:00 p.m. For tickets & information, call (732) 874-3788 or (347) 414) 4284.
Free Tax Preparation The Bethex Federal Credit Union is offering free tax preparation every Wednesday, 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. & Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m,. at Bronx Independent Living Services, 4419 Third Ave., Ste. 2C, Bronx. For more information & necessary paperwork, call (718) 515-2800 ext. 111 or for an ASL interpreter, call & make appointment with Ms. Saldana at (866) 882-3244.
Free Tax Help The Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union & the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be offering free tax help to low- to-moderate-income residents of Bedford Stuyvesant & Bushwick. In addition to providing free, high-quality tax preparation, the program gives Central Brooklyn residents an opportunity to open credit union accounts. For more information, call (212) 505-EITC (3482).
Adoption “You Gotta Believe!,” a community based older child adoption agency is looking for families (regardless of age, marital status, gender or income) who would be willing to provide love & nurturing to a child in the foster care system. Classes held on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 2801 W 8 St., in Coney Island & Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2424 Linden Blvd. in East New York. For information, call (718) 372-3003.
Winter Aches & Pains Jamaican Fountain Pimento Oil is an all natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves sore muscles, stiff joints, nerve damage, circulation issues, fluid retention amongst a host of other ailments. Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 to book a free massage appointment for your place of worship, senior citizens group or nursing home. For more information, visit www.pimentooil.com.
Tai Chi Stop. Breath. Relax. Join Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice combining Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, taught by Daniel Weicher, certified teacher in Integral Qigong & Tai Chi, every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. Donations are appreciated. Call (914) 673-6016 for information.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein