2004-04-08 / Community Guide

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Community Guide Art Women’s Only Art Show

Art Women’s Only Art Show

The Brooklyn College Art Gallery at the Brooklyn War Memorial will sponsor a Women’s Only Art Show, entitled "P.M.S. — Painters, Musicians, Sculptors." The show runs through April 8, Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Community Meetings

Community Development Public Hearing

NOT At Bergen Beach Youth HQ

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development will present a Community Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Abe Stark Senior Center, 103-15 Farragut Road and not at the Bergen Beach Youth Organization, Bergen Avenue, as previously announced. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony from concerned residents and other stakeholders as to the service needs of low income residents of Community Board 18. Money is available for community organizations. Come prepared to discuss neighborhood issues. What are your greatest concerns? How can funds best be used in the community?

South Canarsie Civic Meeting

The South Canarsie Civic Association (not to be confused with the United Canarsie South Civic) will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the HES. SCCA President Mary Anne Sallustro says a representative of Governor Pataki will be the guest speaker. For further information, call (718) 251-7145.

United Canarsie South Civic Meeting

The United Canarsie South Civic Association, which covers the area west of Rockaway Parkway and south of Seaview Avenue, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the HES, East 95 Street and Seaview Avenue. For further information, call (718) 531-8130.

Classes

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. Morning and evening classes available. For further information, call Sarit at (718)241-3000, ext. 31.

Clubs

Weekly Chess Club

Seaview Jewish Center, 1585 East 98 Street, between Seaview Avenue and Avenue N, hosts a free chess club every Saturday at noon. Beginners to advanced players are welcome. For details, call (718) 251-1900.

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.

Gardening

Free Training For Urban Gardeners

Officials of the Local Development Corporation of East New York have announced that East New York Farms will conduct a training session for gardeners who would like to sell their produce at the East New York Farmers Market. If you have a backyard garden, or you’re a community gardener in eastern Brooklyn, you may want to attend the session, which cover soil testing, growing for market, and producing good crops. A session will be held on April 17 beginning at 10 a.m. at the United Community Center Garden at the southwest corner of New Lots Avenue and Schenck Avenue. The training is free, but space is limited. Call Georgine Yorgey to sign up and for more information at (718) 649-7979, ext 14.

Health

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.

Music

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.

Other

MS Walk Set For April 17, 18

The New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its 2004 MS Walk on Staten Island on Saturday, April 17 and in Manhattan on Sunday, April 18. More than 50,000 walkers are expected to raise the goal of $2.3 million to support the fight against MS. To register or volunteer, call the Walk Hotline at (212) 463-9791.

National Library Week

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) celebrates National Library Week, April 18-24, with fun-filled and educational events at neighborhood libraries. Participants will hear folk tales, mysteries and multicultural stories from established and emerging artists who will lead them in free song, dance, acting and arts & crafts programs. For more information, call (718) 230-2100 or visit the web site at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Free English Language Classes

The Adult Literacy Program at the Brooklyn Public Library will offer free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at various branches from April 12 through June 21. Pre-registration is required and will be held from April 2 through April 8. For information, call (718) 832-3560, ext. 4 or 6.

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.

Pets

Save The Lives Of Felines

The city’s Animal Care and Control Centers need your help to save the lives of lost and homeless felines. All three centers — Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island — are filled to capacity with a wonderful assortment of cats and kittens in need of permanent homes. All cats have been neutered and vaccinated. For information, call the Brooklyn Center at (718)272-7200, the Manhattan Center at (212) 722-3620 or the Staten Island Center at (718) 984-6643

Sales

Spring Card Party At MQH

Officials of the Mary Queen of Heaven Rosary Society have announced they will host their Spring Card Party on Friday, April 25. "Shop ’Til You Drop!" Doors open at 7 P.M. For information, call (718) 763-2354 or 763-2330. MQH is located at 1395 East 56 Street.

Senior

VIP/CSS Day Program For Seniors

The VIP/CSS Day Program for Seniors, located at 1310 Rockaway Parkway, a not-for-profit organization that provides support, structure and varied activities for Brooklyn seniors, has openings in its supportive day program. Exciting trips, hot lunches, physical therapy, music and art activities are just a few of their offerings for seniors who are struggling with emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings or lonliness. For more information, contact Merry Nachemin or Natalie Bowen at (718) 257-3746.

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.

Sports

NY Sharks — Women’s Pro Football Team

The NY Sharks Women’s Professional Football Team is currently home to 50 female football players from the tri-state area who are proud to be ranked #1 in the country. The New York Sharks will host the New Hampshire Freedom on Saturday April 17th. The game will be played at August Martin High School, Jamaica, Queens. Kickoff is at 3pm. For more information or ticket info, call (212) 645-4611.

Cyclones Season Tickets 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

SHHH Group To Meet

Self Help for the Hard of Hearing will hold its next meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center, Campus Road and East 27 Street. For more information, call (718) 769-6771.

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 info, call Hattie at 1-718-375-0600.

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

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

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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.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support

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

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!

Volunteers Needed

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.

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

Canarsie Bridges Essay Contest

The topic of the Canarsie Bridges Essay Contest this year is: "Why Canarsie Is Special To Me." the contest is open to all youths attending Canarsie schools, grades 4-12. Two categories will include grades 4 to 8 and grades 9 through 12. Entries should be postmarked no later than April 20, 2004 and should be submitted to: Canarsie Bridges Essay Contest, Office of State Senator John Sampson, 9114 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, 11236.

Tots & Teens Holiday Parade

"Tots & Teens In Focus," a four-hour march presented by Senator John Sampson, will take place on Saturday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. The parade will assemble at the corner of East 92 Street and Flatlands Avenue, where there will be lots of activities, including tatooing, face painting, snacks and much more. For registration and information, call Patricia at (718) 649-7653.

Girl Scouts Meet Twice A Month

Girl Scouts hold their meetings on the first and third Sunday of every month at Mary Queen of Heaven Church’s Monsignor Burns Parish Center, East 57 Street and Avenue M in the Teen Club Room. The meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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