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Saturday, Jan. 7

Grand Opening

Cumbe: Center for African & Diaspora Dance Studio located at 558 Fulton St., near Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is having a free Grand Opening weekend event on Sat. & Sun., Jan. 7 & 8 & will be offering free dance & drumming classes for children & adults, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., as well as a family friendly live concert by Brown Rice Family Band, on Sat., Jan. 7 only, at 8:00 p.m. For scheduling information, call (718) 935-9700 or visit [email protected].

Toast of The Bronx

Toast of The Bronx Club #3035 meets every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon at the NYPL-Melrose Branch, 910 Morris Ave., Bronx, focusing on improving your ability to speak, listen, think & lead in a positive, constructive learning envrionment through a self-paced, self-improvement, educational & recognition program. Open to the public. New members welcomed. For information & membership, call (971) 974-1095 or (917) 440-0520.

Jazzy Mondays

Jazzy Mondays presents Resura Indoda Entsha Percussion Ensemble featuring Preston Riddick aka A’ma Sakura Ka, 7:15 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. at For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St., between Classon Ave. & Claver Pl., Brooklyn. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Food & drinks available. For information, call (718) 857-1427, (917) 757-0170 or (718) 753-3302 & to RSVP visit [email protected].

Sunday, Jan. 8

The Big Red Dog

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, presents Clifford The Big Red Dog featuring memorable songs & fun choreography celebrating the timeless values of sharing, respect & cooperation, 2:00 p.m. Tickets available online at or by calling the Box Office at (718) 951-4500.

Monday, Jan. 9

Home Health Aide

Fresh Start Training Program, 4006 18th Ave., Brooklyn, a project for displaced homemakers, (single parents, married low income, widowed, divorced, separated, must have a child under 19 years of age) is holding orientation for free training for Home Health Aide (H.H.A.), 1:30 p.m. Free Metro Card. To register, call (718) 506-0500 ext. 219.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Clayton Brothers w/Terell Stafford, Jeff, Gerald & John Clayton, & Obed Calvaire, Mon.-Thurs., 1/9-12, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Broadway at 60 St., N.Y. For information & reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or visit


Uptown Showdown, a wacky new comedy debate series, presents Old Hollywood vs. New Hollywood, 8:00 p.m. at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St, N.Y. Tickets available at Box Office, (212) 864-5400 or visit

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Computer/Job Readiness

Fresh Start Training Program, 4006 18th Ave., Brooklyn, a project for displaced homemakers, (single parents, married low income, widowed, divorced, separated, must have a family member receiving food stamps), is holding orientation for free classes for Computer & Job Readiness Training, 1:30 p.m. To register, call (718) 506-0500 ext. 219.

Public Meeting

Radical Women presents a public meeting, Countering the Attack on the Reproductive Rights of Women of Color focusing on the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion & how it affects the Black community, 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W. 128 St., Harlem, between Malcolm X Blvd. & Seventh Ave. Winter supper w/vegetarian option served at 7:00 p.m. For general & donation information, call (212) 222-0633.


The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce presents a Networking Reception hosted by Corporate Tax Network, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 6015, N.Y., helping clients from a wide range of industries with their tax planning & preparation needs, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wine, beer & light snacks will be served. Prepay only. For member & non-member fees & to RSVP, visit & for information call (212) 686-7220.

Thursday, Jan. 12

MLK Business Meeting

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry presents the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Power Breakfast Meeting focusing on critical small business concerns involving financing, business services, job development & more, 9:00 a.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn. Pre-registration is required – Confirm your registration today! RSVP to (718) 834-4544.

Friday, Jan. 13

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Jazz at Lincoln Center presents This Side of Strayhorn – Terell Stafford Sexter w/Time Warfield, Bruce Barth, Peter Washington, Dana Hall & Joanna Pasquale, Fri. – Sun., 1/13-15, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 5th Fl., Broadway at 60 St., N.Y. For information & reservations, call (212) 258-9595 or visit

Benefit Concert for Haiti

Music great Eleta Adams & Haitian Kompa sensation Karimi join Commnity2Community’s annual Hope and A Future benefit concert for Haiti featuring jazz, R&B, hip-hop, Haitian music, spoken word & dance along with special spotlights on Haitian culture & history, 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.), at Walt Whitman Theater, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd. Tickets available at Box Office at Nostrand Ave. & Ave. H & For information, call (347) 451-2152 or (347) 385-8320.


Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival is seeking submissions for its 13th season running from July 8-Aug. 5, 2012 for all genres of stage plays, musical or otherswise, new or revived, mainstream or focused on an ethnic or culural niche. To be eligible, each show must have a producer & production team attached to the project. Application forms & more information available online at Completed applications, scripts, production materials & a non-refundable reading fee of $30 must be mailed to The Midtown International Theatre Festival, 2578 Broadway, #145, New York 10025 by Mon., Jan. 20, 2012

Food Stamp Outreach

Find out if you are eligible to receive Food Stamp benefits! A representative from the NYC Human Resources Administration will be available to assist you with eligibility pre-screening & to answer any questions every Tues. & Wed., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Community Board 12, 4101 White Plains Road at 229 St., Bronx. For more information, call (718) 881-4455.


“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.

Children’s Program

The Mount Carmel Worship & Outreach Center, 788 East 46 St., between Clarendon & Ave. D, Brooklyn, is offering a children’s tutoring/computer training program, standardized test preparation & job skills training program, Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For registration details, call (971) 609-0909.

Foreclosure Services

Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? Come in for free services & assistance to our Open House every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, call the Neighborhood Housing Service of East Flatbush at (718) 469-4679.

Home Improvement

Did your roof collapse? Does your boiler need replacing? 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

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

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