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PLEASE NOTE:Events submitted for the Community Calendar should be taking place in the Northeast Bronx.Readers wishing to leave information about an upcoming community event should call (646) 641-7744 and leave a message for the Community Calendar or email the events to bronxevents@gmail.com.Deadline for phone messages is Friday at 4 p.m.

CIVIC EVENTS

45th Precinct Community Council, 2877 Barkley Ave.Thurs. Apr. 1 - Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thurs. of each month, starting at 7:30 p.m.All community residents welcome to come and participate.Take the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns or praise the work of the men and women of your Police Dept.Meetings will be moving around the precinct, with some meetings scheduled to be held at the precinct house.To get the exact location and directions, call the precinct’s Community Affairs office at 718-822-5449.

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Schuyler Hill Civic Assoc., 3087 Mitchell Pl.Mon. Mar. 15 - The next regularly scheduled membership meeting will take place at the Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m.Meetings are usually held the 3rd Monday of the month except during holidays.Refreshments served.

Wed. Mar. 10 – The Association holds Bingo Nights every other Wednesday at the Clubhouse year round, starting at 8 p.m.Refreshments are served.For information call 646-302-1744. .

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Van Nest Community Assn., 661 Morris Park Ave.Every Thursday – Community residents are welcome to stop in between 7:30 – 10 p.m. for advice, assistance, complaints or to chat.Monday through Friday - The Van Nest community patrol is on duty from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. every evening.Contact them at 718-792-2925.

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Community Board 10, 3165 E. Tremont Ave.Thurs. Mar. 18 - Public meetings are usually held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.The next scheduled meeting is expected to take place at Preston High School, 2870 Schurz Avenue.For further information on date and location, call 718-892-1161.

Mon. Mar. 15 – The Health/Human Services Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Meet at the district office.

Tues. Mar. 16 – The Youth Services Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Meet at the district office.

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Community Board 11, 1741 Colden Ave.Thurs. Mar. 25 - The next Community Board monthly meeting of the board will begin at 7 p.m. at Calvary Hospital.Most Community Board 11 meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of every month. For further information, call the board office at 718-892-6262.

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49 Precinct Community Council, 2121 Eastchester Rd., Tues. Mar. 23 - Meetings are held monthly on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.Precinct Commander, Cpt. John Greeley, and/or members of his staff will address on-going community concerns.All community residents welcome.Residents are urged to call 718-918-2000 for any changes.For location information call the Council at 654-1445 or the 49th Pct. at 718-918-2025.

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Morris Park Community Association, 1824 Bronxdale Ave.Every Wednesday - Help is available from 8:30 - 10 p.m. for Morris Park residents with problems or complaints.Or call the office Mon.- Fri. from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at 718-823-0596.There are monthly Board Meetings for board members only at 8:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday - Community Patrol runs from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.Volunteers for the Patrol should call at 718-823-0596 Mon.- Fri., 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. or 7:30 -10 p.m.

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The Pelham Parkway South Neighborhood Association.Wed. Mar. 17 - Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway South.

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Allerton Avenue Homeowners & Tenants Association, 1415 Allerton Ave.Every Thursday - All homeowners and tenants of the Allerton community are invited to join with their neighbors weekly at 8 p.m., in resolving the problems that are experienced through joint efforts with city, state and federal agencies and with the co-operation of our elected officials.

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Community Emergency Response Team.Interested in safety?Volunteer to join the Community Emergency Response Team.N.Y. City offers a free 11-week training course on how to handle multiple emergencies.Community Board 11’s Bx CERT 11 has monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at Aging of America, 1500 Pelham Pkwy S. at Eastchester Rd., starting at 6 p.m.Stop by and say hello.We are also offering free FDNY non-certificate CPR Class, FDNY Fire Safety Education Seminar and NYPD Crime Prevention.For more information call Janet at 917-796-9657 or Rich at 718-824-3945.

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The NorthEast Bronx Association.Mon. Mar. 29 - Meetings are usually held on the last Monday of each at 7:30 p.m. inside Kings Harbor Multicare Center at E. Gun Hill Road and Stillwell Avenue.Enjoy special guest speakers and refreshments.

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The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance.Wed. Apr. 7 - The newly formed community group made up of Van Nest/Lower Morris Park residents and honorary trustees meets on the first Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at St. Dominic’s School, 1684 White Plains Road, in the first floor classroom.Guest Speaker will be Announced.

TAX HELP

Ridgewood Savings Bank. Sat. Mar. 20 – Ridgewood will host ARIVA’s free TAX Preparation Days at Soundview Branch,1626 Bruckner Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Call (718) 589-1323 for more information.

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Bronx Council on the Arts.Fri. Mar. 26 – “Artist Tax Day.”ARIVA will demonstrate its commitment to artists in the Bronx by offering Free tax preparartion to artists who live in the borough.Appointments must still be made.The event takes place on 69 E. 167th Street and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PERFORMANCE EVENTS

Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, Bedford Park Blvd. W.An exciting schedule of performances is set for 2007-2008.Free attended parking; group, senior, youth discounts available on some performances, may be purchased at box office or by phone 718-960-8833.Purchase tickets easily online at www.LehmanCenter.org for 24-hr. access to tickets, information and directions.Free attended parking.

Sun. Mar. 14 – “Coppelia.” The Moscow Festival Ballet brings together the great dancers of the Bolshoi and Kirov in a celebration of classic Russian ballet.Everyone will enjoy the tale of Coppelis, with its lush music by Delibes.The show begins at 4 p.m. and tickets cost $35 (orchestra), $30 (mezzanine); $35 (balcony) and $10 (children 12 and under).

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The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road.Sat. Mar. 13 – “Sonido Costeno Band.”For more than 15 years, Sonido Costeno has won acclaim for the band’s delightful mix of Latin music styles including up-tempo salsa, Cuban Son, Bomba+Plena, and its own special blend of cha-cha-cha and reggae.Begins at 2:30 p.m.

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Belmont Branch, 610 E. 186th Street.Mon. Mar. 15 – “Dorothy in the Land of Oz.”Frank Baum’s endearing classic...Dorothy is carried far from her humble home in Kansas, to a vivid and magical land called Oz, presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. For children ages 4 and older.Begins at 4 p.m.The play will also be performed at the Allerton Library on Tues. Mar. 16, at 4 p.m.

FLEA MARKETS, FAIRS, FEASTS, AND FUNDRAISERS

Aging in America Senior Center (AIA), 1500 Pelham Parkway S.Mon.- Fri. – The Center’s Thrift Shop, located on the 2nd floor, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Merchandise includes clothing and bric-a-brac donated by senior members and community residents.All donations welcome.Come and browse.For information call (718) 409-7971.

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Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens Center, 2968 Bruckner Blvd.Tues. Apr. 13 - The seniors will hold a Flea Market from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.Flea Markets are held monthly, usually the second Tuesday of every month.The public is invited; admission is free.New and used merchandise, jewelry, bric-a-brac and more.Vendors welcome by appointment only; call 718-892-6090.

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The Lt. Raymond E. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund.Sat. Mar. 20 – The 7th Annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance will take place at Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue.Tickets will cost $85 each.For more information, call (718) 828-4461 or email r42m@aol.com.

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The Throggs Neck Memorial Unit #1456, 1456 Shore Drive.Sun. Mar. 21 – The Throggs Neck Memorial Unit #1456 will hosts its annual Grocery Sale.A $5 donation includes 1 envelope, cake, and coffee.There will also be raffles, sweepstakes, door prizes and more.Doors open at 1 p.m.Sales begins at 2 p.m.For more details, call (718) 822-9502.

HEALTH EVENTS

Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Road.Wed. Mar. 24 - Calvary Hospital would like to invite health care professionals, and other caregivers in the community to view the 17th Annual Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference, from 1-5 p.m. at the Hospital. A panel discussion featuring Calvary experts will immediately follow the telecast.The 2010 teleconference will address care options related to cancer diagnoses as well as loss and grief reactions for patients, families and professional caregivers. It will also examine psychosocial aspects of cancer, pain management, and ethical issues related to the disease.To register call (718) 518-2173.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Allerton Branch, 2740 Barnes Ave.Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Game on @ Allerton.” Wii - Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – Music Class, for ages 5 and older, begins at 3:30 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Click-on-the-Web.”Homework helper for ages 5 and older.Begins at 4 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Toddler Story Time.”Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and interact with other toddlers in the neighborhood.Begins at 11 a.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Book Discussion Group: Fortunate Son.”This astounding tale illustrates the power of unconditional love between two unlikely siblings. Fortunate Son explores America’s racial divide, but it does so on a fairy tale parable about race, fate, luck, love, and redemption.You must read the book to participate!Sign up at the Adult Information Desk, and pick up a copy of the book.Begins at 11 a.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – Reading Aloud, for ages 5 to 12, begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Belmont Branch, 610 E. 186th Street. Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Gaming @ the Library.”Wii games for ages 5 and older.Begins at 4 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Toddler Story Time.” Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and interact with other toddlers in the neighborhood.Begins at 11 a.m.

Mon. Mar. 15 – “Game on @ Belmont.” Wii - Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – Reading Aloud, for ages 3 to 9, begins at 3:30 p.m.

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The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road.Sat. Mar. 13 – “Be Tobacco Free.”This highly interactive presentation includes fascinating science demonstrations and special effects that highlight the health risks of tobacco use. Participants see the impact of second-hand smoke using a smoking chamber and witness a simulation of the effects of nicotine on the heart and circulatory system.Begins at 2 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Teen Advisory Group.”What’s on your mind? Choose events that will happen in your library! Help make it the place you want it to be. What’s your fave book, song, magazine and movie? Voice your opinion! Advise the Library on what’s hot and what’s not. Earn community service credit for your school! Teens ages 12 to 18 are welcome.Begins at 4 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Wednesday Movie Matinee: Capturing the Friedmans.”Enjoy this documentary at 2 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – Films for Children, for all ages, begins at 4 p.m.

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City Island Branch, 320 City Island Avenue.Tuesdays – Computer instruction is given in English, Spanish and Albanian at 10:30 a.m.Registration is required.Call (718) 885-1703 for more information.

Wednesdays – Resume Writing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Registration is required.Call (718) 885-1703 for more information.

Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Toddler Story Time.” Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and interact with other toddlers in the neighborhood.Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Thurs. Mar. 11 & Sat. Mar. 13 – “Game On @ City Island.” PS3, Wii - Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote or the Six-axis controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Sun. Mar. 14 – Reading Aloud, for ages 4 to 11, begins at 3:30 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Anime Addicts and Manga Mania.” Have a passion for drawing manga? Want to talk about Anime? Interested in Japanese culture? Come join your fellow fanatics and hang out while you talk and draw your own ideas!For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 3:30 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Baby Story Time.”Babies from birth to 18 months old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Yu-Gi-Oh No You Didn’t.”Are you the card wizard? Think you’ve got what it takes to unlock the mystery of the perfect deck? Come in and challenge your friends to a Yu Gi Oh duel to see who is the master of the monsters!For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

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Eastchester Branch, 1385 E. Gun Hill Rd.Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Game on @ Eastchester Branch.”Wii - Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Microsoft Word.”Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2003, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.Prerequisites needed are mouse and keyboarding basics and computer basics.This class begins at 11 a.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Retro Gaming.”It’s back to the good old days. Join your friends and roll the dice. Move pieces by hand instead of with a mouse click. Join us for some old fashion board game fun. For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Mon. Mar. 15 – “Teen Lounge.”Leave the velvet ropes behind & come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual enviornment. Bring snacks to enjoy while you listen to the radio & chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, & more! Ages 12-18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Preschool Story Time.”Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, related activities and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood. Preregistration required.Begins at 2 p.m.

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Morris Park Branch, 985 Morris Park Avenue. Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Yu-gi-oh No You Didn’t.”Are you the card wizard? Think you’ve got what it takes to unlock the mystery of the perfect deck? Come in and challenge your friends to a Yu Gi Oh duel to see who is the master of the monsters!Begins at 4 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Stay Well Exercise Classes for Older Adults.” Classes include aerobic exercises and routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in performing everyday tasks. Pre-registration by phone or in person is required.Begins at 11 a.m.For more information, call (718) 931-0636.

Fri. Mar. 12 – Arts & Crafts, for ages 7 to 12, begins at 3:30 p.m.

Mon. Mar. 15 – Reading Aloud, for ages 5 to 12, begins at 4:30 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Small Talk About Big Issues.” What’s on your mind? What’s happening in your world? Come join in the discussion at your library. For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

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Pelham Bay Branch, 3060 Middletown Rd.Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Basic Internet.”Hands on training to learn basic Internet skills.Basic mouse and keyboarding skills required.Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Teen Lounge.”Leave the velvet ropes behind & come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment.Bring snacks to enjoy while you listen to the radio & chat with your friends.Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, and play games.Ages 12-18.Begins at 4:30 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Teen Tech Time.”Need extra computer time? Want to pimp your MySpace? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops.For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 3:30 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Toddler Story Time.”Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and interact with other toddlers in the neighborhood.Begins at 11 a.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – Reading Aloud, for ages 3 to 8, begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Throg’s Neck Branch, 3025 Cross Bronx Expressway Ext.Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Book Discussion Groups: Netherland.”The discussion of Joseph O’Neill’s book begins at 1:30 p.m.

Thurs. Mar. 11 – Reading Aloud, for ages 3 to 6, begins at 3:30 p.m.

Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Teen Tech Time.”Need extra computer time? Want to add some bling to your myspace? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Teen Advisory Group.” What’s on your mind? Choose events that will happen in your library! Help make it the place you want it to be. What’s your fave book, song, magazine and movie? Voice your opinion! Advise the Library on what’s hot and what’s not. Earn community service credit for your school! Teens ages 12 to 18 are welcome.Begins at 3:30 p.m.

Mon. Mar. 15 – “Be Tobacco Free.”This highly interactive presentation includes fascinating science demonstrations and special effects that highlight the health risks of tobacco use. Participants see the impact of second-hand smoke using a smoking chamber and witness a simulation of the effects of nicotine on the heart and circulatory system.Begins at 3:30 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Toddler Story Time.”Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and interact with other toddlers in the neighborhood.Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Game on @ Throg’s Neck.”Wii, PS3 - Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote or the Sixaxis controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Gaming @ the Library.”Wii games for ages 5 and older.Begins at 3 p.m.

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Van Nest Branch, 2147 Barnes Ave.Mon. Mar. 15 – “Storytelling @ the Library.”Stories from around the world presented by the children’s librarian for ages 6 to 12.Begins at 3:30 p.m.

Tues. Mar. 16 – “Toddler Story Time.” Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and interact with other toddlers in the neighborhood.Begins at 11 a.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – Reading Aloud, for ages 6 to 12, begins at 3:30 p.m.

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Westchester Square Branch, 2521 Glebe Ave.Thurs. Mar. 11 – “Job Search Strategies.”Learn how to use the internet to find and apply for jobs online. Topics include search for job listings, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes.Begins at 10 a.m.

Thurs. Mar. 11 & Mon. Mar. 15 – “Game On @ Westchester Square.”Got the gaming moves? Show off your Rock Band skills and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Thurs. Mar. 11 Retro Gaming.”It’s back to the good old days. Join your friends and roll the dice. Move pieces by hand instead of with a mouse click. Join us for some old fashion board game fun. For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 4 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Teen Tech Time.” Need extra computer time? Want to add some bling to your myspace? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. For ages 12 to 18.Begins at 3:30 p.m.

Fri. Mar. 12 – “Krafty Kids.” Arts and Crafts for children 4 to 12, begins at 3:30 p.m.Pre-registration is required.For more information, call (718) 863-0436.

Sat. Mar. 13 – “Game Day.” A variety of video gaming, board games and other games for ages 4 and older. Preregistration is required.Begins at 3 p.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Preschool Story Time.”Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, related activities and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood.Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Wed. Mar. 17 – “Classic Books Book Club.”Adults may come to share insight into their favorite classic novels The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne.Begins at 2 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT HELP

Best Choice Home Health Care, Offering job placement and free job training for home health aides and personal care Aide up-grades.Classes begin the 1st Monday of each Month.For more information, Contact Elizabeth Regis, 718 944-2255.

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SUNY North Bronx Career Center, 2901 White Plains Road.Now open for registration, SUNY North Bronx Career Center offers free day and evening classes in basic to advanced Business Office Technology course, Microsoft Certification Computer classes, GED Preparation classes, College Prep, computer-based Pre-CAN, Pre-HHA, Pre-Child Care, Pre-Security and more.Call (718) 547-1001 to begin the application process today.Must meet state income and academic guidelines for some programs.

RECREATION EVENTS

Urban Park Rangers, City of NY Parks & Recreation, Pelham Bay Park.Visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers or call 311 or 718-885-3467 for information on future Ranger programs.

Sun. Mar. 14 – “Whooo Said That?”Winter is the best time to see wild owls in New York City. Don’t miss this opportunity!The free event begins at 1 p.m. at the Orchard Beach Nature Center.

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Bronx Zoo. 2300 Southern Boulevard.The Bronx Zoo offers a variety of activities each day for children and adults.Extended Spring hours are now in effect.Call 718-220-5100 for more information on the following activities.

Sat. Apr. 24 – “Run for the Wild.” The 5K-course is open to runners and walkers alike. To help you get the most out of your winter workouts, we’ll be providing training tips from former NFL running-back Tiki Barber, so stay tuned.Best of all, you’ll be helping to save tigers with every stride you take. Your pledges and donations provide much needed support for WCS field staff working to ensure a future for these endangered great cats.Visit wcsrunforthewild.org for more information on how to register or make a pledge or donation. Sign up in January and get $5 off your registration fee!

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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Rd., Pelham Bay Park.The grounds are free and open daily, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Guided mansion tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12n. – 4 p.m.$5 adults, $3 seniors and children over 6 years old.For more information, call 718-885-1461.

Thurs. Mar. 11, 18 – “Winter Lecture Series: Hired Help, High Society, and the High Seas – Glimpses of Life in the 19th Century.”Authors Carol Wallace and Richard Zacks join BPMM docent and former journalist Doug Hearle to talk about 19th-century servants, socialites, and pirates. Join Bartow Pell for these enlightening and entertaining evening lectures in the glorious Greek Revival interiors of the mansion. Admission $10 adults, $7 seniors and children 6-17; members $7 adults, $5 seniors and children.

Sat. Mar. 13 – “Volunteer Cleanup Day.”Help keep the garden and grounds of Bartow-Pell looking beautiful. Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves at the Volunteer Garden Clean-up Day. Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Rain date Sunday, March 14. Registration requested.Begins at 10 a.m.

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New York Botanical Garden.Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road.Call 718-817-8700 or visit www.nybg.org for further information on the following events.

Saturdays through June 26, 2010 – “Bird Walk.”Discover the birds that use the Botanical Garden. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert and National Audubon Society member. You’ll search for our feathered friends and learn more about bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and those that make a permanent home at the Garden.Meet at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center at 11 a.m.

Fri. Oct. 17 – Sat. Oct. 17, 2010 – “The Presence of Trees: Photographs by Larry Lederman.” On display are photographs by Larry Lederman of trees in all seasons and weather, taken mainly at the Botanical Garden and in Westchester.Located at the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery.

Tues. Feb. 6 – Sun. Apr. 11 – “Chocolate and Vanilla Adventures.”The whole family can learn where vanilla and chocolate come from (the seedpod of the vanilla orchid, Vanilla planifolia, and the seeds of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao), and explore both through hands-on activities. This event takes place at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden from Tues – Fri, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sat. & Sun, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 27 – Sun. Apr. 11 – “Home Gardening Demonstrations.”A little attention and the proper care is all you need to grow gorgeous and healthy orchids in your home. Join Sonia Uyterhoeven, Gardener for Public Education, as she discusses the basics of orchid care and how to choose and successfully grow these exotic plants.This event runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 27 – Sun. Apr. 11 – “The Orchid Show: Cuba in Flower.”This year’s 8th annual Orchid Show features thousands of colorful orchids set among vignettes and the intrigue of Old Havana and the Cuban countryside, designed by the celebrated and Cuban-reared landscape architect Jorge Sanchez.

Tues. Mar. 2 – Thurs. Apr. 6 – “Tuesday Talks.” Before entering The Orchid Show, get an introduction to the biology of orchids in a brief, informal presentation by a Garden docent.This event runs every Tuesday at 1, 2 & 3 p.m. at the Palms of the Americas Gallery, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Sat. Mar. 13 – “A Season of Poetry.”Celebrate the season with poems themed to the quiet of late winter. Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.Begins at 3 p.m.Meet at the Visitor Ticket Booth.

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Owen Dolen Recreation Center, 1400 Westchester Square. Every Tuesday – Stay healthy and fit through line dancing and aerobic exercises during free sessions offered each week in January from 6 -7 p.m.For more information, call (718) 822-4282.

Thurs. mar. 11 – “Arts, Culture & Fun: Dirt, The Movie.”Enjoy the second film in this series, DIRT! The Movie by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow. It’s under our feet and under our fingernails, but what is it? And how did it get there? Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, find out how industrial farming, mining and urban development have led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods and climate change. Dirt is a part of everything we eat, drink and breathe.Runs from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

RELIGIOUS EVENTS

Shalom Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4423 White Plains Road.Fourth Sunday of each month – Free meals and clothing distribution.

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Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue, between Beach and Bowne Streets.The all-inclusive egalitarian, multi-ethnic, Jewish congregation for all ages conducts Sabbath services each Friday night at 7:30 p.m.Temple Beth-Elof City Island follows the Rabbi Marcia Prager prayer book, primarily in English, with easy-to-read typeface and singable Hebrew.Doors are open to all comers.

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Catholic Widow & Widowers Club of the Bronx, For more information about this non-profit social/support group call 718-828-3214 or 718-863-1961.

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First Lutheran Church of Throgg’s Neck, 3075 Baisley Ave. at Hollywood Ave.For information call the church office at 718-829-0650.All welcome to our fellowship of Christians.

Sundays – Worship begins a Worship Service with Holy Communion at 9 a.m.Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.

Mondays – Adult Bible Study meets at 7 p.m.

3rd & 4th Tuesdays – Pastors New Bible Study from 6 – 8 p.m.

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Fourth Presbyterian Church, 2072 Newbold Ave.Call 718-828-0310 for information. Entrance on Olmstead Ave.Holy Communion observed the 1st Sunday of each month.All welcome.

Sundays – Sunday Worship at 11 a.m.; Sunday School at 11 a.m.

Thursdays – Bible Study at 7 p.m.

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St. Paul’s Evang. Lutheran U.C.C., 2134 Newbold Ave.All are welcome at the following services and programs.Call 718-829-8849 for information.

Sundays - Worship at 10-11 a.m., with Holy Communion 1st Sunday of each month.

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Mommy & Me Christian Group, Every Friday - All welcome to join this group that meets to encourage, equip and educate mothers of preschool-aged children.Meetings are held at Crossway Church and Christian Center, 2730 Bruckner Blvd., cor. Balcolm, for fellowship and learning, starting at 7:30 p.m.Share parenting and marriage experiences and real life issues.Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of every month in winter; every Friday in spring and summer.For information call the church at 718-597-3840, ext. 10 or visit www.crosswayschurchnyc.org.

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Church of the Master, 2783 Lafayette Ave.For information on the following programs call 718-597-6298.Sundays - Adult Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.Family Worship at 11 a.m.The Sacrament of Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.All welcome.

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Congregation Khal Adath Yeshurun Cruger Avenue Synagogue, 2222 Cruger Ave.All welcome to this Orthodox synagogue located in the Pelham Parkway community for over 95 years.Open all major holidays.For information call 718-653-4698.

Every Friday – Services begin at sundown.

Every Saturday – Services begin at 9 a.m., followed by a full Kiddush.Please join us.

Every Sunday – Services begin at 8 a.m.

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First Presbyterian Church of Throgg’s Neck, 3051 E. Tremont Ave.Call 718-829-5326 for information. Parking available, enter lot on Dudley Ave.

Sundays – Adult Bible Study at 9:30 a.m., followed by Worship at 10:30 a.m.Parking available, enter lot on Dudley Ave.Holy Communion observed the 1st Sunday of each month.All welcome.

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Pelham Parkway Jewish Center, 900 Pelham Parkway So.A crash course of 5 one-hour free Hebrew lessons are being offered.For more information, call (718) 792-6450.

Daily - Morning Services with daily minyan at 7:30 a.m.

Saturdays – Weekly services begin at 8:45 a.m.This Conservative synagogue is located at the corner of Muliner Ave.Always a minyan, join us for a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.For information call 718-792-6450.

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Grace Episcopal Church of City Island, 116 City Island Ave.The following is the prayer schedule.For information, call the Parish Office at 718-885-1080.

Sundays - The church celebrates the Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10 a.m.Coffee Hour and Gospel Study in the Parish Hall directly follow the service.The Laying on of Hands for Healing is offered the second Sunday of the month at the Altar rail.

Mondays – Evening Prayer is held weekly, startingat 7 p.m.

Wednesdays - Morning Prayer is held weekly, starting at 10 a.m.

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Calvary Christian Fellowship.The church holds weekly worship service, Sunday school, and small group programs.For information call 718-829-5306.

Sundays - Worship service is held in the auditorium of P.S. 14, 3041 Bruckner Blvd., on the first floor, straight ahead of the main entrance, starting at 11 a.m. Elements include praise and worship, a powerful message that is practical in today’s world, a video, dance, or a drama.Refreshments and snacks served before and after each service in the cafeteria.Followed by Children’s Church in 1st floor cafeteria at 11:50 a.m.

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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2500 Westchester Ave.This church, located at Westchester Sq. and founded in 1693, welcomes worshippers to the following:

Sundays - Service at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Sunday School at 9 a.m.

Tuesdays – Love Closet outreach distributes clothing to those in need, from 12n. – 2 p.m.

Every other Thursday - Holy Eucharist with anointing at 9:30 a.m.

Thursdays – Love’s Kitchen serves food to those in need from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Calvary Lutheran Church, 2407 Eastchester Rd.All welcome to join this diverse caring community.For information about new members classes and other church programs, call the church at 718-652-6719.Every Sunday - Sunday Worship begins at 10 a.m.

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Word Life Church, Sundays – Meetings are held in the Lower Auditorium of First Lutheran church of Throggs Neck, 3075 Baisley Ave., at Hollywood Ave. at 6 p.m.All welcome to Worship at this Christian Service.Pastor Ennis and Rev. Christine Jackson look forward to sharing GOD’S Word.For information call 914-522-6274 or visit the website at Word4life.net or emailrevchrisiack@hotmail.com.

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Community Center of Israel, 2440 Esplanade, For information about services or synagogue programs call the office at 718-882-2400.

SCHOOL EVENTS

Preston Center of Compassion:A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Compassion, located on the campus of Preston High School, is offering an excellent After School reading, writing, and math instructional program for students in grades 1-8, as well as Private tutoring/homework help program which is available Mondays through Thursdays for students in grades 1-12.This program has extremely affordable rates. If interested, please call Sr. Patricia Warner at 718-892-8977 or e-mail her at pwarner@divinecompassion.org for more information.

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Bronx Charter School for Excellence.For more information on meetings, call (718) 828-7301.

Thurs. Mar. 18 – The Finance Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Bronx Charter School of Excellence, at 1960 Benedict Avenue.

Wed. Apr. 14 – Board Meeting at 5:30 at Trinity.

ADULT CLASSES

St. Raymond Community Outreach, 71 Metropolitan Oval.Fees are $10 per week per class.For a limited time, save money on class passes: $75 for a 10 Class Pass (save $35), and $100 for a 15 Class Pass (save $50).All classes run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Mondays – Self Defense with Jerold Rivera or Belly Dancing with Lynn.

Tuesdays – Yoga with Sonia Rodriguez.

Wednesdays – Mosaic Making with Helene Mattera or Bomba Dance and Drumming with Dr. Drum.

Thursdays – African Dance and Drumming – Song and Beat.

SENIOR EVENTS

Bronx House Senior Center.This month, the Bronx House Senior Center will feature aerobics, painting, sing-along, jewelry making, birthday parties and more.Trips will take place to Bay Plaza, Westchester Dinner Theatre and Tai Chi at the Botanical Garden.Speakers will be on hand to discuss healthcare reform, nutrition and legal issues.A Delicious kosher lunch will be provided from Monday through Friday at noon.For more information, call (718) 772-1800 ext. 228.

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AARP - Throggs Neck Chapter #603.Sat. Mar. 6 – General Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 3051 E. Tremont Ave. at 1 p.m.Membership is closed.

Trips – Non-members are very welcome on all trips and dinner-dances.Atlantic City trips 2nd Tues. every month, $30 p/p.Mar. 14 – Passion Play, 95th year Union City, NJ & dinner at Tony D’ restaurant, $90 p/p; Mar. 19 – Brownstone House, “Fiesta di San Giuseppe” dinner & entertainment, $65 p/p; Mar. 31 – Elmsford dinner theatre “NINE”, No Bus Charge - $60 p/p; Apr. 20 – 22, Lancaster, PA - Millennium Theatre: “Joseph & Rainbow dinner theatre PLUS more, $385 p/p; May 4, Intrepid Ship-Lunch on board, $65 p/p.There are Dinner Dances at the Turner Club on Clarence Ave. in March, June, Oct. and Dec., $35 p/p.Non-members: for a flyer on all trips and events, call Jerry Gerardi at 718-792-5076.

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AARP - Ericson Place Chapter #5174.Wed. Apr. 14 – General Membership meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Guiding Star K of C Hall, 3243 Ampere Ave.Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. Board of Directors meet the Thursday before the general meeting at 2 p.m., same location. Membership is closed at this time.For trip information call Catherine Grassia at 718-863-8308.

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AARP – Fort Schuyler #1242, 2783 Lafayette Avenue.Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.All are welcome.For more information, call (718) 597-7340.The next general meeting is scheduled for Thurs. Apr. 1.

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AARP – Morris Park #5120.Meetings take place at St. Francis Xavier School at 1703 Haight Avenue.Membership is open.

Wed. Mar. 24 – An executive meeting will take place at 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.A social hour will follow starting at 11:30 a.m. and then a regular meeting will take place at 1 p.m.

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AARP - City Island #318.Wed. Apr. 7 - This chapter of the AARP holds their general meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, at 113 Bay Street in City Island.Membership is open to all.For further information, call Myra LoPresti, membership chairperson at (914) 576-6309.

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R.A.I.N. East Tremont Senior Center, 2405 E. Tremont Ave.Mon.- Fri. – The hours of this senior center are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.It is located on E. Tremont, off Castle Hill Ave across the street from St. Raymond’s Church.Free membership.Nutritious breakfast and lunch, daily activities, pool table, sauna, seminars and trips.Monthly Flea Markets.All seniors are invited to come and make new friends.For information call Virginia at 718-828-0447 or email rainetremontsec@optonline.net.

Every Monday – Free Blood Pressure screening, starting at 10 a.m.

Every Monday – Free Art classes from 1-3 p.m.

Every Tues., Wed. & Thurs. – Bingo at 1:30 p.m.

Every Friday – Free Exercise classes, starting at 10 a.m.

Weekly – Karaoke Day

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Mosholu Montefiore Senior Center, 3450 DeKalb Avenue.All events included in a $1.50 daily activities fee, unless otherwise specified.For more information, call (718) 798-6601.

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Aging in America Seniorettes, 1500 Pelham Parkway S.Every Tuesday - Ladies, aged 60-90, welcome to join the Seniorettes, a dance group with performs at nursing homes, senior organizations and AARP meetings.Weekly meetings in the morning at the AIA auditorium.Located at the corner of Pelham Pkwy. S. and Eastchester Rd.For information call 718-409-7971.

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Mt. Carmel Center for Senior Citizens, 2405 Southern Boulevard (entrance on E. 187th Street).The Center is open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A delicious and nutritional lunch is served daily at 12 p.m.Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – Dancing at 1 p.m.Wednesday and Friday – Bingo at 1 p.m. and Movies at 1:30 p.m.The Center also offers arts & crafts, health lectures, monthly birthday parties, cake sales, blood pressure screenings, flea markets, pool playing, walking club, current events and case assistance.For transportation, call Johnny at (718) 733-8686.For information call (718) 733-8852.

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Schuyler Hill Civic Assoc. 50 & Over Club, 3087 Mitchell Pl.Every Tuesday – Seniors 50 and over are welcome to socialize and take part in activities, such as bingo, arts & crafts, cards and more, from 1-4 p.m. weekly.For information call 646-302-1744.

Every Tuesday – Exercise instructor at 2:30 p.m.

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Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens Center, 2968 Bruckner Blvd.The Center, in the lower part of St. Benedict’s Church, is open weekdays, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Case worker available to help access entitlements and benefits.Must be 60 years or older to register, no fee required.Daily social, cultural and recreational programs, including sewing, knitting, arts & crafts, oil painting, exercise and more.For information call 718-892-6090.

Daily, Mon.- Fri. – Hot lunch served daily at 12n.Menu as follows:

Weekly – Blood pressure screening available once a week.

Monthly – Entertainment by the Senior Center glee club.Trips to Atlantic City.

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Van Nest Seniors, 661 Morris Park Ave.Mon. – Thurs. – The center is open for seniors from 12 n. – 3 p.m.

Tuesdays – Arts & Crafts

Thursdays – Bingo

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Mt. Carmel Center for Senior Citizens, 2405 Southern Blvd.The Center welcomes all seniors, age 60 and older, to become members.Programs include lunch, live musical entertainment, dancing, bingo, movies, painting, pool games, board games, flea market and other recreational activities.Social service counselors for free and confidential case assistance.Pick-up van service available with escort back home.Entrance on 187 St.For information call 718-733-8686 or 718-733-8852.

Mon.- Fri. – A delicious and nutritional lunch is served prepared daily by an expert chef.Seating starts at 11 a.m., suggested contribution $1.25.

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R.A.I.N. Middletown Senior Center, 3035 Middletown Rd.Daily, Mon.- Fri. – The center is open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.A delicious nutritional lunch is served at 12n.Activities include aerobics on Monday and Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; ceramic classes on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Wednesday art classes from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; bingo on Monday and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and free massages once a month and free birthday parties.Other activities include plastic canvas class, pool, Scrabble games, nutritional seminars and so much more.A caseworker is also available for access entitlement assistance.There is no fee to join the center, but you must be 60 or older to register.Homey atmosphere.All seniors are welcome to enjoy.

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R.A.I.N. Boston Road Senior Center, 3450 Boston Rd.The new center location features a library, pool tables, men’s and women’s saunas, dance floor, kitchen, dining area, recreation room and technology lab.Activities include arts and crafts, bingo, aerobics, line dancing, health and fitness classes, computer lessons, dominoes, current events sessions and karaoke.Membership is free.For information call 718-547-8827.

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JASA Bronx Friendship House, 2705 Schley Ave., at the corner of Balcom Ave.This psychosocial club for seniors, 55 years and older suffering from mental illness.Men and women welcome to participate in this free program.Transportation provided to members living in community districts 9, 10, 11, 12. There are some openings for membership.Call 718-863-8833 for information.Weekly activities are as follows, classes sometimes vary:

Mondays – Reminiscence Group from 11 a.m. – 12n.Mental Health Awareness from 1-2 p.m.

Tuesdays – Meditation, Arts & Crafts from 11 a.m. – 12n.Support Group from 1-2 p.m.

Wednesdays – Choice of field trip or movie at the center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursdays – Game Group, Computer Class from 11 a.m. – 12n.Support Group from 1-2 p.m.

Fridays – Arts & Crafts from 11 a.m. – 12n.Puzzle Group from 1-2 p.m.

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Jeanne Jugan Residence, 2999 Schurz Ave.The Dayshare Program is now available.Seniors in the community are welcome to share their day, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., for activities, chapel, hot lunch, special events, trips and more.All welcome to join.For information call Laura or Sr. Christine at 347-329-1800.

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Pelham Parkway Wellness Cafe, at Aging in America, 1500 Pelham Pkwy. So.Daily – Educational workshops, cognitive stimulation, therapeutic programming and physical activity are offered seven days a week, including continental breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon snack, escorted transportation and trips, music and art, medical and diagnostic, exercise, personal care, social work, monthly birthday parties, clinical management, assistance with daily living activities and caregiver support.Social and medical Adult Day Care programs are community based, providing services in a home-like setting.Call 1-877-AGINGNY.

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Aging in America Senior Center (AIA), 1500 Pelham Parkway S.A place to have fun and make friends, the Center offers more than 50 regularly scheduled activities in addition to Bingo, cards, pool movies and info.Enjoy social ballroom dancing, line dancing, art acrylics, watercolor, ceramics, sewing and needlecraft, aerobics, discussion groups, computer instruction, history lessons, nutrition lectures and spelling bees.Holiday celebrations, trips to Atlantic city, dinner theatre, overnight trips or longer vacations.Lunch program serves fresh meals daily for a $1 donation.Membership is open to adults 55 and older for a fee of $25 per calendar year.For information call 718-409-7971.

Every Friday – An open art class every Friday morning in room 149.The aim of this class is to introduce the basics of painting, to encourage creativity and individuality, and to develop confidence in translating ideas onto canvas.In June, the class will have their own art show which will be open to the public.For information, please call (718) 409-7971.

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JASA Throggs Neck Senior Center, 2705 Schley Ave.The center is offering JASAFIT free health classes to seniors 60 years and older. For information please contact Marie at (718) 863-8833. All seniors are welcome to attend 12 week series of classes held 11am to 12noon:

Mon. – Weight Management – weekly weigh-in and discussion on how to overcome weight loss difficulties.

The Tommy Experience – chair exercise offered by an energetic personal trainer.This event runs from 1-2 p.m.

Tues – Yoga – Mats are available.

Wed. – Hypertension group- Weekly monitoring of blood pressure and discussion on prevention, treatment and control of hypertension.

Thurs – Yoga.

Fri – Low impact aerobics – different routines are performed each week and can be done in the chair.

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JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center, 3880 Sedgwick Ave. For information on the following events, call 718-549-4700.

Monday through Friday: A hot nutritious kosher lunch is served at 12:15 p.m.Voluntary contribution is $1.50.Call the office at (718) 549-4700 for the day’s menu.

Tuesdays – An Intimate Sewing Group called the Thread Club begins at 1:30 p.m.

Thursdays – Emblem Health’s “Six Weeks to a Healthier You” pain management seminar will continue through March and meets at 1 p.m. Call (718) 549-4700 for more information.

Fridays – Tone and Stretch Classes at 10 a.m.

Mon. Mar 8 – Fri. Mar. 12 – “New Member Welcome Week.”JASA will offer exercise classes, lunch, refreshments, lectures, evening meal and entertainment, and a new “Big Read” Group.Call (718) 549-4700 for more information.

Thurs. Mar. 11 - JASA Cultural Arts event featuring dinner and entertainment by Duo Rossi will take place at 5:15 PM. Duo Rossi blends Piccolo trumpet with accordion in a musical journey across musical traditions from around the world. Menu will feature grilled salmon, seasoned spinach and roast potatoes plus dessert. Recommended contribution is $4.00. Please call the center office by Mon. Mar. 8th to pre-register.

Fri. Mar. 12 – Join a new discussion group, “The Big Read,” to be conducted by Donna Torres, experienced volunteer, at 11:15 a.m.The first book will be “What They Carried With Them” by Tim O’Brien.

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Morris Park Senior Center, 1824 Bronxdale Ave., The center is open Mon. – Fri. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Shopping and recreational trips, luncheons and more.

Mondays – Exercise class from 11 a.m. – 12n.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – Bingo.

Thursdays – Exercise class from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Preston Center of Compassion.A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Compassion, located on the campus of Preston High School. is sponsoring two fabulous Group Vacations, a spectacular CIE 13 day Bus Tour of Ireland (July15- 27) and a Norwegian Dawn 7 day Cruise to BERMUDA (August 15 – 22).If interested, please call Sr. Patricia Warner at 718-892-8977 or e-mail her at pwarner@divinecompassion.org for more information.

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PSS Parkside Senior Center, 644 Adee Avenue.The center is open Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.Join us for delicious meals (breakfast & lunch), free case assistance, bingo, birthday parties, art classes, educational lectures, trips, monthly bake sale & bazaar, Tai Chi & exercise classes, blood pressure screenings, and check out the computer lab.Free membership!All seniors 60+ are welcome to join.

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Santa Maria Seniors Association, 2352 St. Raymond Avenue.Meets Fridays at 12 noon.Activities include bingo, day trips, overnight trips, and special events.It’s all about “seniors helping seniors” and is open to all community residents.For more information, call (718) 654-0287.

SELF-HELP EVENTS

Al-Anon at St. Benedict’s – Every Friday, the group meets at 7:30 at St. Benedict’s on Edison Avenue.

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Our Lady of the Assumption Parenting Center, 1634 Mahan Ave.All adult programs are free unless noted, and meet Mondays from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Church Cry Hall.All families of the community welcome.Concurrent chaperoned playgroup for children available only for participants in the adult programs: $5 per child, $7 for two or more children per family.Financial aid available.For info call 718-824-9369 or 718-597-9288.

Mon. Mar. 15 –

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Aging in America Community Services, 1500 Pelham Parkway South, Suite 140 – With funding provided by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the New York State Crime Victims Board offers assistance to senior citizens who are victims of domestic violence, as well as elder abuse. Our case managers are available to assist with individual and/or family counseling, domestic violence prevention and intervention. Services are available in English and Spanish. Transportation services are also available by appointment. Please be assured that our process is confidential. Please contact 718-409-7955 or 718-409-7958 for information.

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The Breast Oncology Living Daily (BOLD Living) Programs, presented by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, offers a variety of support educational and mind-blowing workshops designed to empower and nurture breast cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones, but open to all.Workshops feature dance fitness, nutrition, cancer prevention, creative arts, and more!Bold Living is sponsored by a grant from Komen Greater New York City and is free to all participants. Workshops take place at different locations in the Bronx so for more information or to register, please call (718) 430-3613 or e-mail CancerSupport@aecom.yu.edu.

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The Complimentary Medicine Program at Albert Einstein Cancer Center offers two free research programs for patients with cancer.

The Yoga-Based Cancer Rehabilitation Program: includes 12 weeks of yoga classes as part of a research study to see if yoga can help patients with breast, lung, and colorectal cancer.Classes are taught in English and Spanish by a certified yoga instructor.

The Mind-Body Cancer Program; includes eight weeks of Mind-Body groups as part of a research study for patients with most types of cancer.Patients choose from two types of Mind-Body Groups: The Street Management Education Group, which provides techniques and information for managing physical and emotional symptoms, side effects and stress related to cancer and its treatment; and The Spiritual Support Group focused on sharing and discussion towards finding meaning in illness and life, enhancing hope, and utilizing spiritual resources during times of uncertainty.

Both groups take place in the Bronx and are specifically designed by a psychologist and oncologist.Some restrictions apply.For more information or to find out if you are eligible to participate, please call (718) 430-2380.

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Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center offers an “Introduction to Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors.”This free introduction to the Program for Meditation and Stress Management will be hosted by a very skilled meditation instructor, who will describe and demonstrate the skills and exercises that participants will learn in the upcoming 20-week program.Refreshments will be served.

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