2004-05-13 / Community Guide

Community Guide

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Board 18 Meeting
Community Guide

Community Meetings

Next Community Board 18 Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of Community Board 18 will take place on Wednesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. at the Kings Plaza Community Room, Flatbush Avenue and Avenue V. Among the items to be discussed will be the board’s opposition to the operation of a commuter van service by Payless Van Lines. For further information on the meeting, call (718) 241-0422.

Informed Voices Civic Awards Night Tuesday

The Informed Voices Civic Association will hold its monthly neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in the St. Jude School auditorium, 1696 Canarsie Road. This month they will host a special Awards Night Celebration, to which the whole neighborhood is invited. A free buffet will be served after the awards ceremony.

Bergen Beach Civic Installation May 20

The installation of the officers and board of directors of the Bergen Beach Civic Association will take place on Thursday, May 20 at 8 p.m. at the Hudson River Yacht Club, Bergen Avenue and Avenue U. Flo Hirsch will be sworn in for her 21st term as president.

Classes

C.G. Aux. Offers Boating Course

Flotilla 11-02 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will begin a Boating Safety Course on Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Floyd Bennett Field. The course is designed for the new or experienced boater. For further information, call (718) 692-0508 or (718) 788-7711.

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 / Groups

Two Weekly Chess Clubs

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.

Another weekly chess club meets at the Burger King Restaurant at Flatbush Avenue and Utica Avenue every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. All chess players are invited to join free of charge. For information, call (718) 968-9827.

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.

Mill Island Civic Membership Drive

The Mill Island Civic Association has announced its 2004/05 membership drive. If you are a resident, send your $15 dues check to: Mill Island Civic Association, P.O. Box 340133, Ryder Station, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234.

Health

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

The Brooklyn V.A. Medical Center, 800 Poly Place, will be the site of free screenings for skin cancer on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Clinic Pod A, Ambulatory Care 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.

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.

Museum

Landmark Lott House Cleanup

The Hendrick I. Lott House Preservation Association and the Marine Park community invite volunteers to join them on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a giant paint, plant and beautify program for the landmark located at 1940 East 36 Street, between Avenue S and Fillmore Avenue, Marine Park. For further information, call (718) 336-9693.

Music

Free Sunday Concerts At KCC

The Kingsborough Community College Spring 2004 free concert series continues this month when the Kingsborough Stage Band, Danny Repole, conductor, will feature the sounds of the big bands in a concert at 2:30 p.m. The popular concerts will be presented on May 16 and May 23. For information call (718) 368-5596.

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

Meet Your Local Firefighters

Mill Basin Fire Engine Company 323 will conduct a Safety Education Day and Blood Drive for residents of neighboring communities on Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the firehouse at 6405 Avenue N. The event will feature a raffle, games and refreshments. It will be held RAIN OR SHINE.

Asthma Walk 2004 Next Month

Join the American Lung Association’s first Asthma Walk at Battery Park, Manhattan on Sunday, June 6. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins an hour later. Join thousands for the 2.5 mile walk against the asthma epidemic, which affects more than 300,000 children and one million residents in the five boroughs. For more information and to register, visit www.alany.org or call 1-800-LUNG-USA.

Community Council Sets Breakfast Fund Raiser May 16

The 3rd Annual Fund Raising Breakfast for the 69th Precinct Community Council will take place on Sunday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club on Seaview Avenue at the foot of Paerdegat Avenue North (behind the Paerdegat Athletic Club). Donation: $15. For information and directions, call (718) 649-6844 or (718) 257-6205.

Canarsie History Fair

Officials of the Canarsie History Museum have announced the 2nd Annual Canarsie History Fair will take place on Sunday, May 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Canarsie Post 573 American Legion Hall, East 92 Street and Conklin Avenue. Highlights include neighborhood history exhibits, as well as military, transit and Fire Department displays. Free admission. For information, call (917) 880-5676.

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 through June 21. 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.

Religious

Plymouth Church Women’s Day Weekend Retreat

The "Women of Plymouth" have announced the celebration of "Women’s Day Weekend 2004" Friday through Sunday, May 14 — May 16, with a spiritual retreat, praise and worship at the Radisson Hotel (near JFK Airport). For information, call the Plymouth Congregational Church Office at (718)649-5962.

Intermediate Hebrew Reading Courses

Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie, 1880 Rockaway Parkway, is hosting a series of Intermediate Hebrew Reading classes for adults on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (718) 251-0450.

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 loneliness. 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.

Cyclones Single Game Tix On Sale

Opening Day and other single game tickets for the Brooklyn Cyclones’ season are now on sale. Fans can get their tickets in person at Keyspan Park or by calling the Shea Stadium box office at (718) 507-TIXX (8499).

Registration For Summer Baseball League

Registration for the 69th Precinct Community Council Summer Baseball League is taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during May at the precinct station house, 9720 Foster Avenue (at Rockaway Parkway). Birth certificates are required. For further information, call (718) 257-6205.

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 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 hot kosher lunches are provided. Therapeutic

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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

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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