Or Fax (718) 272-0870
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 and on Sundays at 7 p.m.. Beginners to advanced players are welcome. For details, call (718) 251-1900.
Canasta Players Wanted
The Brooklyn Canasta Club now meets six days a week at various locations to play either Classic or American Canasta. There are openings in most groups, but reservations are needed, since space is limited. For information, call (718) 680-4084.
Block Ass’n “Family Day” Saturday
The East 100th Street Block Association will present their 2nd Annual Family Day on Saturday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue. There will be food, entertainment and family get-togethers. Rain date for the event will be August 20.
Flea Market At BayView
The BayView Houses Residents Association will host a flea market on Saturday, August 13 (rain date August 20) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the sidewalk on Rockaway Parkway just off the Belt Parkway in front of BayView Houses. For further information, contact Mrs. Boyce at (718) 688-1967 or Mrs. Suggs at (718) 300-6089.
East New York Farmers Market
Every Saturday through November 12, the East New York Farmers Market, at New Lots Avenue and Barbey Street, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market includes homemade food, handmade arts and crafts and raw, unfiltered honey. Upcoming events are as follows: August 13, knitting classes with Joi Murray at 10 a.m.; September 10, cooking demonstrations with the French Culinary Institute at 10 a.m.; September 17, United Community Centers’ Street Fair; October 1, Children’s Day; and October 29, a pumpkin festival. For more information, call 718-649-7979 ext. 29.
Kingsbrook Health Fair
On Saturday, August 20, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will host its annual Community Health Fair on the hospital grounds at 585 Schenectady Avenue (between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Besides screenings on diabetes, hypertension, vision, bone density, dental, prostate and breast health, as well as consultations by pharmacists, therapists and nutritionists, the health fair will feature raffle prizes and entertainment for the entire family.
Holy Family Class Reunion
The 1970 graduating class of Holy Family School will hold its first reunion on Sunday, October 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. If you know someone who graduated from this class, please forward the information to (917) 836-8556 or contact Class1970reunion@yahoo.com.
Free Sports & Arts Classes
Of the 15 schools in Brooklyn open for free neighborhood sports and arts classes, P.S. 272, 101-24 Seaview Avenue, is the only one in the District 18 area. The City Council Sports & Art Summer Camps Program, under the guidance of the Sports & Arts Foundation, will offer lessons in dance, golf, judo, karate, basketball, fencing, chess and others. Registration takes place on a continuous basis. For information, call (718) 786-7110, ext. 114, or visit www.sasfny.org.
Blood Donor Day At Holy Family
Be a life saver this summer by donating blood at the Holy Family School auditorium on Sunday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All blood types are needed. Donors must be 17-75 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. and must have proper identification.
Beach Cleanup Needs Volunteers
Volunteers will be needed for the 20th Annual New York State Beach Cleanup organized by the American Littoral Society. It’s part of the International Cleanup of the Ocean Conservancy and will take place on Saturday, September 17. For information and to volunteer, call the Cleanup Hotline at 1-800-449-0790.
Camp Out At Night In Marine Park
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a night of camping under the stars on the grounds of the Marine Park Golf Course. The program will include a nighttime nature walk. To register for Family Camping, call 311 and ask for the Urban Park Rangers or call 866-NYC-HAWK and press 5. The rangers will call and confirm your registration. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for a family of four that includes all activities and costs.
“Kitten Kaboodle” Cat Rescue
The city’s Animal Care & Control Adoption Centers have announced an urgent need to place an abundance of rescued cats and kittens. For information, call (212) 788-4000.
The Learning Channel Looking For
Families For Documentary
Do your children eat too much food? Not get enough exercise? Watch too much TV? The Learning Channel (TLC) is looking for families with kids (preferably ages 4-12) that need to improve their nutrition and overall health. The documentary-type show brings in experts to educate your family and get you on track. If interested, call the hotline (917) 362-9158 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue, presents morning and evening classes for their Computer Workshops, including Internet, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Photoshop. Each workshop is two hours. For further information, call Sarit at (718) 241-3000, ext. 31.
Adult Workshops At HES
Some of the workshops for adults at the Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue, include Makeup Application, Belly Dancing and more. For further information, call Sarit at (718) 241-3000, ext. 31.
Computer Training For Adults
The Brotherhood Christian Life Community Center, 9626 Avenue N, will offer free computer courses that train and educate adults in basic computer software. For information, call (718) 531-0932.
Adult English As
2nd Language Course
The Brotherhood Christian Life Community Center offers free English as a Second Language classes to people who are of Caribbean, Latin American, Eastern European, Asian and African origin who do not speak English. They provide ESL education to all who want to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills in the English lan guage. For more information, call (718) 531-0932.
Seddio Welcomes MetroCard Bus
The MetroCard Bus will be at Assemblyman Frank Seddio’s district office, 2424 Ralph Avenue between Avenue N and Avenue O, from 10 AM till 12 PM on the third Friday of every month as a regular service to area residents. The Assemblyman’s staff will also be available to help anyone with other problems. The district office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist local residents. For further information call 718-968-2770.
Weinstein Welcomes MetroBus Too
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-41st A.D.) will be bringing the special Senior Half-Fare MTA MetroCard Bus to her community office, located at 3520 Nostrand Avenue (Corner of Avenue V) on the third Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m.- noon. Seniors over 65 years of age are invited to come to her community office to obtain a Half-Fare MetroCard. For information, call 718-648-470..
Brooklyn College Retiree's Institute
The Brooklyn College Institute for Retiree's in Pursuit of Education (I.R.P.E.) will start fall classes on September 7. Members can choose from a program of 65 courses in a wide range of subjects, including the arts and literature, bird watching, nutritional enlightenment and aerobics, among others. For a catalog and to receive further information, call (718) 951-5647. There are no entry requirements, no exams and no tuition or registration fees.
Active Seniors On The Go
Registration will be taking place throughout the summer for a fall program for seniors 60 and older at Marine Park called Active Seniors On the Go. Registrations are held Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U. For more information, call Jackie or Joe at (718) 444-0101, ext. 10.
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 Brooklyn Friendship House
A Social Adult Day Program, funded by the Department of Health, offers a program of exercise, music, socialization, creative activities, support groups and games in a warm, friendly environment. Located at 650 Remsen Avenue, open to seniors, 55+ who struggle with mental health issues. Kosher lunch and transportation provided. For more information, call (718) 922-5079.
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. Glenwood Senior Center invites all grandparents to bring their grandchildren to Grandchildren Fridays at the center. Call Eve Vaval. For further information, call (718) 241-7711.
Senior Center At Temple Emanu-El
If you are 60 years or older and would like to join other seniors for a hot lunch made in our kitchen, exercise, arts & crafts, painting and parties, call (718) 451-0779.
JASA Senior Center At HES
Join seniors who are 60 years or older for painting, crafts, current events, creative writing, line dancing, yoga, sing-a-long, choral group, parties and trips. For information, call (718) 251-3700.
Self-Help For 40+
Forty Plus of New York, a self-help organization, welcomes managers and professionals who are looking for work. Since 1939, thousands of members have used their Forty Plus skills and techniques to land worthwhile jobs. To arrange an orientation and tour of the Forty Plus offices on Seventh Avenue, telephone 212-947-4230.
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter, has opened its new 24-hour helpline: 1-800-272-3900. It’s available for people living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members, students and professionals living with the aged.
Support Group For
Jewish Women With MS
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, NYC Chapter, is offering a phone support group for Orthodox Jewish women with MS. The group is free and is an opportunity for people with MS to learn more about the disease, treatments and support services.The phone group meets each Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. 0Participants are called in their own homes in area codes 212, 718, 646, 347 and 917. No special equipment is needed. To register, or for more information, call (212) 463-7787, extension 3057.
The New York City Self-Help Center provides free, confidential telephone information and referral to people seeking self-help/mutual support groups. Hundreds of different groups meet for a wide variety of concerns through out the five boroughs. The New York Self-Help Center is a joint program of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and the Graduate School and University Center/CUNY. For information, phone (212) 586-5770.
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, interestd individuals can contact Bernie Rubin at (718) 648-7703, ext. 230.
Get Free Or Low
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline is reaching out to New Yorkers and asking them to urge their loved ones to get mammograms. Low income women who feel they may not be able to 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.
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 cases of domestic violence, contact the CADV Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 1-718-439-1000.
Reach Out And Read, a national group that promotes early literacy by bringing books and advice about the importance of reading into the pediatric exam room, is looking for volunteer high school students to read to children and give appropriate advice to parents about reading aloud with their child. If you would like to volunteer, call (718) 780-2526 or write to: Thomas Lione; ROR Program Coordinator; Long Island College Hospital; Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.
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.
Donate Some Yarn
Knit-Net: Scarves For The Homeless is seeking new and used yarn donations. Pickups in some parts of Brooklyn can be arranged. The organization is entering its 7th year supplying crib blankets, lap blankets, hats and mittens to homeless shelters for adults and children. For further information, call (718) 680-4084.
Hospitals Need Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to assist in hospitals and nursing homes in the five boroughs. If you can read a story, hold a hand, dry a tear or share a smile, you’ll be a great volunteer. Flexible hours. Call the United Hospital Fund at (212) 675-6644 for information.
Brass and woodwinds (all levels) needed for American
Legion Concert Band. You don’t have to be a Legionnaire
to be in the band. For information, call Irwin at (718) 769-
2818 or Elliot at (718) 531-8130.