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Saturday, Oct. 1

Food & Family Day

CIBS, Council Member Albert Vann & the Brooklyn Community Foundation presents the Bedford-Stuyvesant Food & Family Day offering free workshops on how to cook & eat healthy on a budget, farmers’ markets & green grocers; basic gardening & composting tips & more, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Restoration Plaza. For information, visit www.cibsbedstuy.org/events/food-summit.

Community Fair

Convent Avenue Baptist Church, 420 W 145 St., N.Y. presents its Community Fair & Blood Drive in the lower level Lecture Hall featuring free medical screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, PSA tests & eyes & foot care as well as flu shots & medical & health information, Social Security, veteran benefits & more, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For information, call Rev. Brenda Price at (212) 234-6767 ext. 103.

Christmas in Haiti

The H-Factor Project presents a fundraising event & performances by E-Uneek & friends to raise funds for Christmas in Haiti Tour to provide toys, clothing, food & hope to victims of the 2010 earthquake, at the Haven, Bar/Lounge, 244 E 51 St., between 2 & 3 avenues, N.Y. Happy Hour & Dinner provided for donation. For information, call (646) 938-5031 or email [email protected].

Business Education

HABNET Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business education session, Disaster Preparedness Seminar, focusing on the importance & benefit of being ready for the unexpected & the best practices to protect their business & employees as well as their home & family, 10:00 a.m. at the Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn. For information, call (877) 278-9143 or visit wwwHABNET.com.

Passion Saturdays

SOBs, 204 Varick St., Manhattan hosts Passion Saturdays, the best in Soca, HipHop, Reggae & R&B, every first Saturday. Doors open 10:00 p.m. First 100 ladies free. To RSVP & for more information, call (718) 926-5975.

Health & Wellness Fair

Queens of All Saints Church, 300 Vanderbilt Ave., between Lafayette & DeKalb avenues, Brooklyn, presents its 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair featuring health care professionals, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol screenings, PSA testing, hearing & more, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. For information, call (718) 638-7625.

Jamaica, Farewell

The SoHo Playhouse, 125 Vandam St., between Sixth Ave. & Varick St., N.Y., presents Jamaica, Farewell, about the rich, cultural & political landscape of 1970’s Jamaica, with playwright/performer Debra Ehrhardt, one weekend only, Sat., 10/1, 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 10/2, 3:00 p.m. Order tickets at www.sohoplayhouse.com or www.jamaicafarewellthe play.com. For information, call (212) 691-1555.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Community Tribute

Pratt Area Community Council, Council Member James, Senator Montgomery & Asemblymember Jeffries invite you to a Community Tribute in honor of Rev. David Dyson, celebrating 18 years of service to Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, featuirng music, performances & special presentations, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford St., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. For more information or to RSVP, [email protected] or call (718) 522-2613 ext. 22.

Magic Show

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W 60 St., between Amsterdam & West End avenues, in the Lincoln Center area, N.Y. presents “The Amazing Max & The Box of Interesting Things,” featuring objects appearing out of thin air, laws of physics defied, comedy, juggling & more, Saturdays & Sundays, 4:30 p.m. with special holiday shows. Tickets available at www.telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Jazz

The Coca Cola Generations in Jazz Festival presents Havana Nights: Elio Villafranca with Terell Stafford & Lewis Nash, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club, 5th Fl., Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., N.Y. For tickets, call (212) 258-9595 or visit jalc.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Social Media U., intended for existing or startup businesses to work in computer lab & build up a social infrastructure for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging & Local Social Media (Yelp, Google Maps). Requirements to enroll: Existing personal Facebook account & a business idea. Classes meet for three sessions & each class must be attended. Schedule 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (choose only one month): Tuesdays – 10/4, 11, 18; 11/1, 8, 15 or 12/6/13/20. Wednesdays – 10/5, 12, 19; 11/2, 9, 16 or 12/7, 14, 21. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Cash Repair, focusing on repairing & rebuilding credit & dealing with debt collectors, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 10/4, 11/1, 12/6. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Bereavement Support

Calvary Hospital is currently offering free weekly bereavement support groups on Wednesdays for adults in Brooklyn at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen St., between Court & Clinton streets. A pre-interview is required for all participants before attending their first session. Sessions are as follows: Death of a Spouse or Partner – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Death of a Parent – 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Individual counseling is available on limited basis. For interview appointments & more information, call Kristen Finneran at (718) 518-2270 or (646) 739-1005.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Entrepreneurial Finance 101, intended for existing or startup businesses that need to develop, manage & understand basic financial statements focusing on cash flow, profit & loss, balance sheet & industry-specific topics. Classes meet for three sessions & each class must be attended. Schedule (choose only one month): Beginners Course – Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 10/6, 13, 20; 11/3, 10, 17; 12/8, 15, 22. Intermediate Course – Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 10/5, 12, 19; 11/2, 9, 16; 12/7, 14, 21. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd. Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, will hold a free workshop, Loan Information Session on how to apply for CAMBA’s small business loans, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 10/6 & 27; 11/3, 12/1 & 22. Registration required. Call (718) 282-2500.

ONGOING

Art Exhibit

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art presents Feallan & Fallow, a six-piece installation featuring four newly commisioned works by Alison Saar & will take park goers & visitors on a journey through the four seasons in Madison Square Park, NE side of Oval Lawn, at 25 St. & Madison on view daily thru 12/31/11. For information, call the conservancy at (212) 538-4071.

Tai Chi

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Join us for Tai Chi Easy, a wellness practice that combines Tai-chi, Qigong, meditation & Chinese healing, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Moore Street Market, 110 Moore St., entrance on Humbolt St., Brooklyn. For information, call Daniel Weicher at (914) 673-6016. Donations appreciated.

Farmers Market

The High School for Public Service Youth Farm, 600 Kingston Ave., between Rutland & Winthrop, East Flatbush, holds its Youth Farm Farmers Market every Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., thru Oct. 26, featuring fresh, affordable Brooklyn grown produce as well as cooking demonstrations & tour the farm & meet. Farm accepts EBT, WIC & Senior Checks. For information, call Martha Jackson at (401) 924-0801.

Farmers Market

The Bushwick Farmers Market at Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Ave. at Starr St., Bushwick, Brooklyn presents Bushwick Farmers’ COOKS, a series of weekly free workshops, demonstrations, tastings, & talks about food, thru Nov. 15, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.BushwickFarmersMarket.org.

Farmers Market

The Hattie Carthan “After Church” Farmers Market, 49 Van Buren off Tompkins, Brooklyn, will be offering locally grown food featuring fresh fruits, veggies, herbs & eggs as well as learning about growing food & herbs & how to prepare healthy food, every Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. thru Nov. 20. The market accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Checks, EBT, Health Bucks & cash.

Compiled by Ida Eisenstein

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