2004-02-19 / Community Guide

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Meeting Tuesday

The next meeting of the 69th Precinct Community Council will take place on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the H.E.S., East 95 Street and Seaview Avenue. Please note the new starting time for the meetings. For further information, call the precinct’s Community Affairs office at (718) 257-6205.

Public Advocate To Speak

At Next FUBA Meeting

New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum will be the main speaker at the next meeting of the Friends United Block Association, scheduled for Thursday, March 4. FUBA President Gardy Brazela says the meeting will take place at 8 p.m. at Temple Shaare Emeth, 6012 Farragut Road. For further informationm, call (718) 649-6538.

School Community Forums

The Region 6 school district will host two more community forums regarding the goals and development of new, smaller high schools. A community forum will be 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.


Brooklyn College Grad School

Application Deadline March 1

Students hoping to enroll this fall in one of Brooklyn College’s Graduate School programs have until March 1 to submit their applications. To apply for admission, or to find out more, visit the Admission Information Center at 1205 James Hall or call (718) 951-5001.

Free GED/ESL Classes

The Beacon Bildersee Beacon Community Program at I.S. 68, 956 East 82 Street, will conduct free classes for adults 21 years and older in GED preparation and English as a Second Language. Registration will be held on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. For information, call (718) 622-3000.


Domino Club

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.


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.

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.


African Lives On Dutch Farms Presentation Includes Trip To Weeksville

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, in collaboration with the Society for the Preservation of Weeksville & Bedford Stuyvesant History, will present an exposition entitled "African Lives on Brooklyn’s Dutch Farms" on Saturday, February 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Explore the lives of people of African descent with a very special day at the Wyckoff Museum and the Weeksville. Activities include a bus tour to Weeksville Hunterfly Houses at 11:45 and 12:45 promptly. Free admission. For further information, call (718) 629-5400.


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.


Brooklyn College Class Of ’54 Reunion

The Brooklyn College class of 1954 will hold its reunion and join the commencement ceremonies as honored guests on June 3, 2004. For further information on the reunion, call (718)951-5065.


Hebrew Reading Crash Course

Temple Emanu-el of Canarsie, 1880 Rockaway Parkway, will offer a free one-day Hebrew Reading crash course review to all community members — in time for the Passover Seder — on Friday, February 20, immediately after services (9:15 p.m.). The review is designed for members who may have some Hebrew, but want to improve their reading skills. For further information, call (718) 251-0450.


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 Glenwood 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

Temple Emanu-el

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.


Cyclones Season Tickets Now On Sale

Season tickets and mini-plan packages for the Brooklyn Cyclones 2004 season are on sale now via telephone, at 718-449-TIXS. This year there are more benefits as a season ticket holder and more choices as a mini-plan holder at the award-winning, 7.500-seat KeySpan Park in Coney Island Fans who want to take advantage of these new benefits can secure season and mini-plan tickets by calling the Cyclones ticket office at 718-449-TIXS Monday-Friday from 9-5 PM. More information and the complete season schedule are available on the team’s website, www.brooklyncyclones.com.

Support Groups

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.

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

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

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Support Groups

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.

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.

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!


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.

Volunteers Needed

Need Volunteers For Special Olympics Bowling Tourney

Officials of Brooklyn Special Olympics will present a Bowling Tournament on Sunday, March 7 at Gil Hodges Lanes, 6161 Strickland Avenue. Registration is from noon to 12:45 p.m. and competition ends at 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help in any capacity. For information, call (718) 474-8314.

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.

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.

Youth Activities

Youth Center To Offer Computer Classes

The Friends United Youth Center presents its Computer Class Laboratory beginning February 28. Registration begins Monday, February 23, at 1045 Remsen Avenue. Classes will be on Saturdays from 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 649-6538.

School Break Activities

In mid-February - during President’s Week, your school-aged children will be home for one blissful week. What should you do with the little darlings? Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is the place where they should spend the School Break Monday, February 16 to Friday, February 20. The youngsters can play tennis at the Prospect Park Tennis Center, ice skate at Wollman Rink, and watch nature films and count the Park’s winter birds at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse. Anyone who has the time, should kick the cold weather blues by dressing warmly and having great outdoor winter fun in the Park. For additional information, call the Alliance’s Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit www.prospectpark.orq or the City’s Information line at 311.

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. The classes will take place for two hours every Monday until March 15. To register, call (718) 531-7930.

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