Saturday, March 3
Education Program Family-to-Family Education Program will be offering a series of 12 weekly classes structured to help caregivers understand & support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their well being, starting 3/3/12 at Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Ave., between New York Ave. & E 34 St., Room 3022, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free for family members, partners & significant others. Registration is required. Call (718) 512-5269.
Literacy & Theater The Neighborhood Work Play Kids Theater presents free literacy & theater program in Clinton Hill, Ft. Greene, for children 6-12 years old, Saturdays, March 3 to June 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For location & registration, call the Kids Theater at (718) 503-4763 or email [email protected].
Dog & Cat Vaccinations Luv My Pet is sponsoring low cost dog & cat vaccination clinics at Petland Discounts, 34-60 48 St., between 48 & Northern, LIC, 3/3, 10, 24, 31 & 4/7, 21, 28, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & at 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Shopping Center, Ozone Park, 3/3, 24 & 4/7, 28, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Sunday, March 4
Spay/Neuter Clinics The ASPCA Mobile Unit is holding Spay/Neuter Clinics at Petland Discounts on Sun. 3/4, at 37-55 82 St., between 37 St. & Roosevelt, Jackson Heights, Queens & on Mon., 3/5, at 71-39 Kissena Blvd., between Aguilar & 71 St., Kew Garden Hills, Queens, both starting at 7:00 a.m. For more information, contact Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Tuesday, March 6
Singing Contest Registration is now ongoing for Singing Contest 2012 open to men & women 21+ years on Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at TRS Business Center, 44 East 32 St., 11th Fl., between Park & Madison avenues, N.Y. Competition dates are May 26, June 23 & Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For information, call Norman Cole (212) 539-6020.
Thurs., March 8
Caregiver Seminar Visiting Nurse Service, N.Y. is partnering with Senator Stavisky & Assemblywoman Meng to host a free, hour-long “Preventing Caregiver Burnout” seminar, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., Queens, specifically for those who are caregivers & might be feeling the stresses caring for loved ones. For information, call Kara at (212) 561-7424.
Friday, March 9
Dog & Cat Adoption NSAL Mobile Unit will hold A Dog & Cat Adoption Day at Petland Discounts, 21-11 Broadway, corner of 21 St., in the Rite Aid Shopping Center, Astoria, Queens, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Eisenberg at (631) 273-6363.
Saturday, March 10
Fundraising Concert The Braata Folk Singers return to the Jamiaca Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Queens, for a final performance of “Wheel An Come Again.” For more information or to reserve tickets, call (718) 618-6170 or (917) 668-2209 or visit www.jamaica-performingartscenter.org or www.braataproductions.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 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., Sat. & Sun. Brunch with unlimited Momosas, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & live jazz Sundays, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. featuring 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.
Foreclosure Prevention If you’re interested in obtaining a modification or just concerned about your mortage, come in for free services, counseling & assistance every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Open House sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679.
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