March Happenings, by Kimberly Gail Price

Monday, March 10
A new Red Hook Writer’s group will meet for a Literary Open Mike night from 5:30-7:30 pm. Group will share and discuss readings. Writers and non-writers encouraged to attend. Submit 1-8 pages to Maria at maria.redhookpoetsandwriters@gmail.com. Star Theater, 101 Union Street.

Tuesday, March 11
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow will present an introduction to their 5 month job training program at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Employment training, customer service certification, high school equivalency diploma, Microsoft certification, public speaking, and service learning. For ages 17-21. Reserve tickets at (718) 369-0303, http://www.obtjobs.org. 783 4th Ave.

Thursday, March 13
Extreme Kids & Crew will host a panel discussion on “Growing Up with a Special Needs Sibling” at the Brooklyn Friends School from 5-8 pm. Dr. Judy Grossman will moderate the talk with five adults who grew up with a sister or brother with disabilities. 375 Pearl Street

Saturday, March 15
The 2nd Annual Pie for the People kicks off at Fairway from 1-4 pm. Any pie type imaginable is eligible for entry. To enter a pie, ($10), email mo@cvhaction.org. Tickets are $20/$25 at the door for individuals and $35/$40 for a family of up to 3. 480-500 Van Brunt Street

Wednesday, March 19
Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is hosting a Woman’s Personal Protection Seminar for women ages 12 and up from 7:45-8:45 pm. The event will discuss strategies to avoid dangerous situations, learn awareness, and feel empowered. Guests should wear loose fitting clothes. (347) 799-1960 or email bbjj4you@gmail.com. FREE. 157 Columbia Street.
Saturday March 22
Clean & Green and New York Restoration Project is having their Spring tree giveaway from 11 am-3 pm Trees can be planted at home or locally. Salt Lot, 2nd Avenue at 5th Street.
Author, Danette Vigilante will be promoting her new children’s book, “Saving Baby Doe” at Book Court at 4 pm. Snacks, cake and “swag” will be provided. FREE. 163 Court Street

Sunday, March 23
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will perform at Visitation Church at 4 pm. Refreshments will be served afterward. Suggested donation $15, or pay what you can. 98 Richards Street

Friday March 28
Pioneer Works is hosting the official pre-race dinner of the Red Hook Crit No. 7. The event will feature a bicycle themed slideshow from Slideluck, food and an open bar. Special musical performance by Seasick Mama. Doors open at 7 pm. $15. 159 Pioneer Street

Friday, March 28
The LEGO club meets at the Red Hook Library from 4:30-5:30 pm. (718) 935-0203 bklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/red-hook. 7 Wolcott Street

Saturday, March 29
The 7th Annual Red Hook Criterium races begin at 7 pm. The women’s 5K begins at 7 pm; the men’s 5K begins at 7:45 pm; the women’s Crit begins at 8:45 pm; and the men’s Crit begins at 9:45 pm. FREE. Red Hook Cruise Terminal Parking Lot, 72 Bowne Street
ONGOING
Carroll Gardens Association is offering two types of Computer classes: Introduction to Computers (three weeks), and Microsoft Office (five weeks) on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. For dates and registration, call (718) 243-9301 or email info@carrollgardensassociation.com

The Red Hook Library offers homework help every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 pm. Resume workshops every Thursday from 11 am-1 pm. GED Prep sessions every Monday at 10 am. (718) 935-0203 or visit bklynpubliclibrary.org/locations/red-hook. 7 Wolcott Street

Arts and crafts at the Red Hook Recreation Center for kids ages 6-12 begins at 11 am. In March, the program will be held on March 8 and 22. 155 Bay Street between Clinton and Henry

Find and Seek, a workshop for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, meets every Friday from 10:30 am-12 pm. The current program, Curious Cabinet runs through March 28. Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street]

The Red Hook Justice Center is looking for participants in their Friday night basketball youth program. Sessions are from 5-7 pm (ages 11-14) and 7-9 pm (ages 15-18). Any Red Hook or South Brooklyn youth is welcome to participate. Instruction is offered by professional Pro Hoops Trainers. FREE. Miccio Center, 110 W. 9th Street

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