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The Region 6 school district will host two more community forums regarding the goals and development of new, smaller high schools. Community forums will be held on Thursday, February 5 at George Wingate High School and Monday, March 1 at Prospect Heights High School. For more information, contact Madeline Perez, Community/Parent Engagement Liaison for Region 6 Office of Small Schools at (917) 279-9462 or (718) 636-5800, ext. 321.
Town Hall Meeting Tonight
Superintendent of School Region 6 Gloria Buckery will be the guest speaker at a Town Hall Meeting today, Thursday, January 29 at 7 p.m. at P.S. 115, 1500 East 92 Street. The public is invited.
I.S. 211 PTA Meeting Thursday
The Parent-Teachers Association of John Wilson I.S. 211, Avenue J and East 100 Street, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Included in the agenda will be the Principal’s Report; free test-preparation materials and 9th grade parents will receive information on high schools.
Library Offering Free Classes
The Brooklyn Public Library is offering free English Language and Pre-GED classes at select library branches. Registration for the English Language classes is open through January 31. Registration for Pre-GED classes is through February 7. For further information, call (718) 832-3560.
Adult Workshops At HES
The Hebrew Educational Society, East 95 Street and Seaview Avenue, has workshops on Makeup Application, Belly Dancing for Women, Conversational Spanish, Pasta Workshop and more. For further information, call Sarit at (718)241-3000, ext. 31.
US Navy Cruiser Sailors Association
Is actively seeking new members. Membership is open to all ship’s company, marine detachment, aviation division, flag personnel and midshipmen that served or are serving aboard cruisers. Associate Memberships are available to past and present navy men and women, reservist, widows of cruiserman and interested individuals. For information call Ronald Maciejowski, (U.S.S. Worchester CL-144), 55 Donna Terrace, Taunton, Ma. 02780.
An elite domino club has been established in East Flatbush. If you feel that you can play dominoes on a professional level, with tournaments being offered locally, out of state and internationally, call (718) 677-9070 or (917) 868-9411.
Cardiac Rehab Program
If you have had a heart attack within the last year, a coronary bypass or angina in the last six months and if you have an okay from your physician, you’re a candidate for the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Program at Maimonides Medical Center.
Free Or Low-Cost Mammogram
Low income women who feel they cannot get a mammogram are urged to call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077 to learn about where they can get a free or low cost mammogram.
Music School Recital Feb. 8
The Music School at the Hebrew Educational Society will hold a recital on Sunday, February 8 at noon. For further information, call Irina at (718) 241-3000, ext. 34.
Musicians Wanted For Legion Band
Brass and Woodwinds...all levels needed for the American Legion Concert Band. Various functions. All welcome. For further information, call Irwin at (718) 769-2818 or Elliot at (718) 531-8130.
Seaview Jewish Center
Seaview Jewish Center will be celebrating Jewish Arbor Day, Tu’B’SHVAT on Saturday morning February 7th after service.
Glenwood Senior Center
All seniors are invited to join the nutritional and recreational program at the Glenwood Senior Center, located at 5701 Avenue H in the Glen-wood Houses complex. The program includes breakfast and lunch and offers a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities, including arts & crafts, tai chi, aerobics, bingo, pool, field trips, computers and much more. For further information, call (718) 241-7711.
Abe Stark Senior Center
Sponsored by Millennium Development, the Abe Stark Senior Center, 103-15 Farragut Road, offers a nutritious breakfast & lunch program plus daily activities, including beginning computer time, billiards, bingo and more. Transportation provided. For information, call 1-718-272-9515.
JASA Seniors Meet At
Come join in on the fun at Temple Emanu-el of Canarsie, 1880 Rockaway Parkway, where JASA Senior Center members meet daily. Join them for a hot lunch made in their kitchen and take part in a game of Bingo, cards and other fun activities.
JASA Friendship House
The JASA Brooklyn Friendship House, 650 Remsen Avenue, is a free program for older adults with mental health needs. Free transportation and hot kosher lunches are provided. Therapeutic support groups, music, creative arts, trips cultural programs and more! Case management services and nurse on site. For further information, call (718) 922-5079.
HELP LINE Helps In Crisis
Have you ever had a crisis or problem that overwhelmed you? Have you ever felt lonesome or depressed, or even suicidal? Did you have someone to talk with? Do you wish you did? HELP LINE, a Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services program is a nonprofit telephone service program offering emotional support and information through a 24-hour hotline at (212) 532-2400. To volunteer, call (212) 684-4480
Single Parent Support Group
Come and join the Single Parent Support Group at the Hebrew Educational Society (HES). This professionally led mutual support group gives single parents a place to share their challenges and successes. Bring your children and have them join our children’s support group at the same time. For more information, call Orna Neutra at (718)241-3000, ext. 60.
Learning Disabled Adult Group
The Kings Bay Y, 3495 Nostrand Avenue, sponsors a learning disabled adult group that meets every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For further information, contact Bernie Rubin at (718) 648-7703, ext. 230
Center Against Domestic Violence
Is your partner controlling you? Threatening you? Degrading you? Yelling too much? Throwing things at you? Hitting or hurting you or your children? Forcing you to do things against your will? If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, or if you know someone that may be caught up in domestic violence, contact the CADV Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 1-718-439-1000. THEY CAN HELP!
NAMI Support Group
When there is mental illness in the family, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) can help family members cope. For information, contact Hattie at 1-718-375-0600.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
Fairview Adult Day Care Center, 1444 East 99th Street, sponsors a support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Meetings are twice a month. For information, call Laura Schlatter, M.A. at (718)251-5600.
Bus Service To Sports Sites, Etc.
A new bus service for group trips to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. and New York City area sporting events is now booking for spring. Cooperstown.com is now accepting reservations. Check with them on the web or call (718)843-7189 for more information.
Send Soldiers Supplies
Community Home Sales, 1900 B Ralph Avenue (in the Flatlands Shopping Center) is collecting donated items to send to our Armed Forces personnel overseas. They are accepting articles such as paper and pens, chapstick, shaving cream, razors, foot powder, etc. For information, call (718) 209-1700.
Blood Drive Set For Next Thursday
Sunrise Assisted Living at Mill Basin will host a blood drive on Thursday, February 5, 2004 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. staffed by Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services. Please consider giving the gift of life at Sunrise, 5905 Strickland Avenue. Public transportation available. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call (718) 444-2600
Temple Emanuel To Hold Blood Drive
In conjunction with Maimonides Hospital Temple Emanuel of Canarsie will co-host a blood drive on Sunday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (718) 251-0450.
Maimonides Needs Blood Donors
The blood bank at Maimonides Medical Center, like all blood banks in the region, is currently experiencing a severe blood shortage, especially of Type O-Positive and O-Negative blood. Other blood types are also needed. Please visit the Blood Donor Center on the 3rd floor of the administration building. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.For more information, or to arrange a blood drive, call Christine Clark at (718) 283-7179.
Interpreters Needed At Hospital
Volunteers who speak English and Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian or Chinese and are available 10 hours a week are needed at Maimonides Medical Center. For further information, call (718)283-3980.
Coast Guard Aux. Boating Class For Teens
The Canarsie Adolescent Recreational Program has announced they are sponsoring U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Classes beginning February 2. The classes will take place for two hours every Monday until March 15. To register, call (718) 531-7930.
Tiger Woods Youth Pgm At HES
HES invites youths between the ages of 11 and 14 to join the Tiger Woods "Start Something Youth Program" where the primary goal is to help young people strive to become persons of character. The program will start on Sunday, February 1 and run through approximately the middle of April on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call (718) 241-3000.
Mary Queen Of Heaven Youth Organization will be holding baseball registration for boys and girls, ages 4-16, at the parish center, East 57th Street and Avenue M on Monday, February 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. Call Tommy at 718-258-0954 for more information.
Children’s Event At Brooklyn Historical Society
A "Movement Workshop" for children ages 5-10 will be held at the Brooklyn Historical Society Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 17-19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This is a fun and physical introduction to the exhibit: "Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making A Living in Brooklyn." Participants will interpret "work moves" they see people do every day on the job. $5 per child; $3 with a family level membership. For further information, call (718)222-4111.