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Thursday, Jan. 13

Tax Workshop

Greater N.Y. Chamber of Commerce & the SBA will be holding a free seminar, Small Business Tax Workshop, addressing Federal & N.Y.S. tax law updates for start-ups & established small business owners, including tax law issues & tax planning strategies, at 26 Federal Plaza, 6 Fl. Conf. Rm. J (use Duane Street entrance/Photo ID required). Registration – 8:30 a.m.; Presentation – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register at (212) 264-4322 or email [email protected] or Fax (212) 264-7751. RSVP to www.ny-chamber.com & for questions call (212) 686-7220.

Friday, Jan. 14

Comedy/Variety

No Name & A Bag O’ Chips Comedy/Variety kicks off its 2011 show at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th St., between Ave. A & Ave. B, Manhattan, featuring the funky sounds of house band The Summer Replacements. No cover, no minimum. Showtime: 7:00 p.m. For information, call (212) 228-2240 or visit ottosshrunkenhead.com/.

One Step Beyond

The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, featuring dancing in the museum’s Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop & indie rock as well as enjoying a screening of the Hayden Planetarium’s Space Show & including a beer & wine bar. Guests should enter through the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Ave. & 79 St., 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Tickets: $25 & are available at amnh.org/osb or by calling (212) 769-5200. Guest must be 21 w/valid ID.

Saturday, Jan. 15

Celebrating MLK, Jr.

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, is celebrating the lives & contributions of civil rights heroes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Coretta Scott King & great African American inventors with hands-on programs for all ages during a three-day birthday celebration with extended 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. hours through Monday, Jan. 17. Admission: $7.50/person. Museum members & children under 1 free. For schedule of events, visit www.brooklynkids.org or call (718) 735-4400.

Sunday, Jan. 16

Prayer & Benefit Event

African Refuge, Inc. presents an intercessory prayer & fundraising benefit event to celebrate the African immigrant population & low-income community of Staten Island featuring gospel musical performances, a sermon & remarks, followed by light refreshments, at the Christ Assembly Lutheran Church, 27 Hudson St., Staten Island, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 to [email protected]

Business Workshop

The Orisa Community Development Corp. presents The Financial Literacy & Empowerment Workshop Series, led by Ralph Glover covering topics on credit repair, improvement & protection, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., N.Y. Requested donation: $8; ID for entrance to workshop required; for registration information email [email protected]

Sunday, Jan. 16

Guitar Night

Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, N.Y., presents International Guitar Night, featuring acoustic guitarists performing in their own styles & exchanging musical ideas, 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $37 & are available by phone at (718) 760-0064 or online at www.queenstheatre.org or at the theater box office.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Business Workshop

CAMBA, Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Starting a Home Based Business, focusing on the steps involved in the planning & execution of a business based out of the home including office software, hardware & equipment as well as legal & tax considerations, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required; RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Business Workshop

CAMBA, Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Foreclosure Prevention, focusing on steps that can be taken to avoid losing your home, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Workshop repeated Feb. 16 & March 16. Registration required; RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

ONGOING

ESOL & GED Classes

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is offering free English as a second language (ESOL) classes, Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. as well as Pre-GED, GED & Adult Basic Education classes Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Bushwick at 25 Thornton St. (enter Broadway & Flushing Ave.). Call today for information (718) 387-1600.

You Gotta Believe

You Gotta Believe! adoption agency offers free classes to learn more about adopting an older child. Learn how you can help an older child find a permanent home. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Coney Island at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., & every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in East New York at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2414 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.

Compiled by

Ida Eisenstein

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