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Saturday, Nov. 19

How to Help your Child

The Brooklyn Chapter of the Coalition for Public Education is sponsoring What Can You Do to Help Your Child/Children Succeed At School? for parents, educators, & educational workers with problem children, led by a panel of educators, focusing on testing, school closings, technology, books, inexperienced teachers & more, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at The Bedord Stuyvesant Restoration, 1368 Fulton St., between Brooklyn & New York avenues. For information, call Raheem at (718) 616-9587 or Mr. Weusi at (718) 773-2252.

Icky Fest

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Ave., is hosting Icky Fest Weekend, Sat. & Sun., Nov. 19 & 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., each day, featuring a variety of science-based activities designed to educate children about naturally occurring events that are usually considered gross, but are important to the cycle of life. For more information call (718) 735-4400 or visit www.brooklynkids.org.

Shadow of a Pearl

Choreogapher Jessica St. Vil and KaNu Dance Theater present Shadow of a Pearl: Haiti’s Struggle to Independence in 1804, a dance & musical performance in honor of La Bataille de Vertieres, 7:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Queens. Tickets available at the Performing Arts Center, online at www.jamaica-performingartscenter.org, contacting Jessica at (718) 986-7142 or [email protected].

Writing & Publishing

CNS presents How to Write & Publish a Book (Yourself) at the TRS Center, 44 East 32 St., 11th Fl., between Park & Madison avenues (Note: for entrance to the building if the street door is locked, dial “TRS 11th floor” on the buzzer panel to the right of the door), 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., focsuing on writing & publishing, copyrighting, marketing, cost, selling & more. For cost of workshop, more information & to register, contact CNS at (212)539-6020.

Recycling Event

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is having an Electronic Recycling Drop Off event offering an opportunity to responsibly dispose of old TV’s, printers, computers, cell phones & other electronic devices, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, at Cortelyou Road, between Rugby & Marlborough roads, Flatbush, Brooklyn & on Dec. 10 at PS 321, 180 Seventh Ave. between First & Second streets, Brooklyn. For more information, call (212) 477-4022.

Gala/Fundraiser

HABNET presents its Annual Gala/Fundraiser at The Glen Terrace, 5313 Avenue N, Brooklyn, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., featuring live entertainment, signature drinks, & exquisite cuisine. Proceeds will be used to support the Young Entrepreneur Citizen Program, preparing young adults for the next generation of civic minded entrepreneurs. For more information & to RSVP, call (877) 278-9143.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Praise & Thanksgiving

Senators Adams & Sampson, Congressman Towns, Assembly Member Camara & Council Members James & Williams present A Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving, 4:00 p.m. at the Brookklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Rd. @ Hillel Pl. Free admission/tickets required. For free tickets, call Senator Adams at (718) 284-4700. Please bring a non-perishable food donation with you!

The Yellow Brick Road

BMCC Tribeca PAC, 199 Chambers St., N.Y., presents The Yellow Brick Road, a new musical about a young woman caught between two worlds who longs for a place where she can forge her own identity, 3:00 p.m. Tickets available at www.tribecapac.org or by calling (212) 220-1460.

Monday, Nov. 21

Living Wage

Ben Jealous, president & CEO, NAACP, The Living Wages Voices’ Choir & NYC councilmembers, faith, community & labor leaders host Many Voices, One Goal – To pass the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act! Our Tax Dollars Create Good Jobs, Not Keep People in Poverty, 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, between 120 & 122 streets, Harlem. For information, visit www.livingwagenyc.org or call (212) 684-5381.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Jazz

Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway & 60 St., N.Y., presents Bucky Pizzarelli/Ken Peolowski Quintet American Anthems, Tues. – Sun., Nov. 22 – 27, with a special set on Thanksgiving Day, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. plus 11:30 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. For information, reservations & tickets, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.

Friday, Nov. 25

Irish & Chin

Irish & Chin presents a 2 for 1 Thanksgiving Weekend featuring Delcita, Ova Mi Dead Body meets Shebada, Double Dose on Fri., Nov. 25, in Brooklyn at Tilden High School, 5800 Tilden Ave., between E57 & E58 streets. Doors open 7:00 p.m., showtime 8:00 p.m. & in the Bronx on Sun., Nov. 27, at Evander Childs High School, 800 Gunhill Road. Doors open 5:00 p.m., showtime 6:00 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.irishandchin.com/theater.

Saturday, Nov. 26

Anniversary Dance

The Montserrat Progressive Society of N.Y. is hosting its 97th Anniversary Dance at the Bishop Perry/Moore Hall, 57 West 138 St., Harlem, featuring music by Exclusive Vibes & Sounds of New York along with Montserrat favorite dishes of goat water, salt fish cake & johnny bakes, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. For information & to obtain tickets, call Malika Barber, coordinator, at (646) 245-0301.

ONGOING

Annual Gala

The Presentation Brothers College Alumni Assn., Inc. will hold its Annual Gala on Sat., Dec. 17, 2011 at the Crystal Manor, 1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, Cocktails 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Open Bar, Buffet Dinner & Dancing until 3:00 a.m. w/music by Lambert & the Matadors & DJ Point Blank. Dress to impress. Call (718) 504-4228 or email the president at [email protected] for more information.

Holiday Donations

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging is asking for donations of craft supplies, unopened gifts for men & women, books including large print editions, photo frames, candles & most of all, your time to volunteer for filing, telephone coverage & delivering meals to homebound seniors. Donations can be sent to the Center at 1484 First Ave., N.Y. 10075. For more information, log onto www.carterburdencenter.org or contact the Development Office at (212) 879-7400 ext. 204.

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.

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.

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 replacement? 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.

Compiled by Ida Eisenstein

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