Saturday, March 10
Health Challenge Get results in the management of your weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol & more with the 10-Day Health Challenge with Daniel Diet Lifestyle Training. Participation is free & open to all. Kickoff (informational session & registration) starts at 5:00 p.m. at Kingsboro Temple of Seventh-Day Adventists, 415 Seventh St., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 369-3534 or visit www.kingsborosda.org.
Community Tribute A committee of Brownsville residents, concerned citizens, clergy, friends & activists invite you to attend a community tribute to Zurana Horton who was fatally shot when she threw herself into the line of fire to protect a group of school children, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. at PS/IS 298, 85 Watkins Ave., Brooklyn & will feature creative expressions & performances by Brownsville youth & community residents as well as provide an opportunity to provide donations & support to the Horton children. For information, contact Chaplain Rogers at (347) 636-1732 or Rev. Butler at (718) 452-1141.
The Magic School Bus BMCC Tribeca PAC, 199 Chambers St., N.Y., presents Maximum Entertainment Productions The Magic School Bus Live! The Climate Challenge celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all new musical adventure about global warming, 1:30 p.m. For ages 5 – 8. For information & tickets, call (212) 220-1459 or visit Ticketing Services, Tues.-Sat., noon-6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the BMCC or visit www.tribecapac.org.
Spay/Neuter Clinics The ASPCA Mobile Unit is holding Spay/Neuter Clinics at Petland Discounts in Queens on Sat., 3/10 at 171-33 Hillside Ave., between 171 & 172 streets, Jamaica; Mon., 3/12, at 30-28 Steinway St., between 30 & 31 avenues, Astoria & 3720 Main St., between 38 & 39 avenues, Flushing; Tues., 3/13 at 55-52 Myrtle Ave., between Cypress & Putnam, Ridgewood. All clinics start at 7:00 a.m. For information, call Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Sunday, March 11
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Rd., presents “The Beauty of Ballet” featuring students & faculty of the School of American Ballet illustrating the process by which talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers in a class where training exercises & steps are demonstrated & also featuring excerpts from famous ballets. For children six & up. General admission; no tickets issued. For information, call (718) 951-4600.
Monday, March 12
Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party is holding an eight-week public class, “Overcoming Racism: A Radical Approach,” at Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., Harlem, between Malcolm X Blvd. & Seventh Ave. Class 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ($2.00 per session). Light supper served at 7:00 p.m. for $5.00 donation. Childcare provided. For more information or to get the readings, call (212) 222-0633 or visit [email protected] or www.socialism.com.
Women’s Jazz Festival The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., N.Y. presents “Women’s Jazz Festival at the Schomburg” featuring performances by the Spelman Jazz Ensemble, 7:00 p.m. For tickets & information on all March performances, call (888) 71-Tickets or visit www.ShowClix.com.
Tuesday, March 13
NSP2 Program Thinking about buying a foreclosed home? With the NSP2, a city program, you may be eligible for up to $80,000 in principal reduction. Learn more about this program at the Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd, near the corner of Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., 6:00 p.m. To reserve space call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush.
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.
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.
Live Jazz The Chocolat Restaurant Lounge, 2217-23 Frederick Douglass Blvd., at 120 St., N.Y., offers daily Happy Hour, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday. Brunch with unlimited Momosas, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & live jazz Sundays, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. featurng the David Lee Jones Quartet. For information, log onto [email protected] or call (212) 222-4545.
Free Tax Preparation The Bethex Federal Credit Union is offering free tax preparation every Wednesday, 12 noon – 7:00 p.m. & Fri., 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.
Home Improvement Did your roof collapse? Does your boiler need replacemet? Do you need major repairs done? NHS of East Flatbush, can assist you. Ask about the 5-3-5 program & Emergency Repair program. For more information, call (718) 469-4679.
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.
Vendor Registration Black Christmas 2012, A Holiday Season with a Purpose, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan. For details & fees on early, regular & late vendor registration call Norman Cole at (212) 714-4531.
Compiled by Ida Eisenstein