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1pm-6pm:  First Thursdays at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.  The first Thursday of every month is free at the museum.  The museum provides activities like “Let’s Get Physical” and “Animal Architects” for the children.  Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Bklyn, NY.  Museum hours:  Tues.-Fri. 1-6pm; Sat. and Sun.  11am-6pm.

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10:am   Million Youth March.  Rally at noon.  For Black Power, unity and stopping violence injustice.  At Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn.  For info. (212) 387-2077.

3pm-7pm:  Alternative Health Fair, presented by Southern Comforts.  Come and meet some of the best health professionals in the field-ask questions, receive literature and view free demonstrations.  There will also be chair massage specials for $1.00 per minute (10-minute minimum).  Admission is $10.  Southern Comforts, 483 Atlantic Ave. (between Nevins St. and 3rd Ave.), Bklyn, NY.

2pm-4pm:  Nubian Heritage Book-Signing,  Three Days Before the Crow Flies by Danny Simmons.  Nubian Heritage, 560 Fulton St., Downtown Bklyn.  For more information call (718) 797-4400.

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2pm:  Family Culture Workshop:  A Handful of Fortune, presented by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.  Explore the meaning of the hamsa (Arabic for five), an ancient symbol of an open hand that is used by Muslim, Sephardic Jewish, and Christian families for good fortune and protection.  Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Bklyn, NY.

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3pm-5pm:  Nubian Heritage Book-Signing, He’s Just a Friend by Mary B. Morrison. Nubian Heritage, 560 Fulton St., Downtown Bklyn.  For more information call (718) 797-4400.

7:30pm-9:30pm:  Rehearsals for the fall concert to be given by The Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus begin.  If you like to sing, come an join us.  The fall concert is November 23, 2003.  Location for rehearsals:  Cadman Memorial Congregational Church, Clinton and Lafayette Aves. (entrance on Lafayette Ave.).

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9am:  Ceremony in honor of The 12 Black Firemen who Perished in the Sept. 11 WTC Disaster, presented by First Quincy Street Green Thumb and Vulcan Society, Inc., F.D.N.Y.  Location:  397-401 Quincy St. (near Tompkins Ave.).  For more information call (718) 547-6175 or (718) 574-6291.

6pm-9pm:  Public Forum on “Rites of Ancestral Return:  Commemorating the Colonial African Heritage” at Medgar Evers College.  There will be a slide presentation on the history of the African Burial Ground, an update on Oct. 3-4 commemorative activities and Q&A about public participation.  Medgar Evers College, Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Bklyn, NY.  For more information call (718) 270-5051 or (212) 491-2040.

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6pm-9pm:  Male and Female Pampering Party, presented by Southern Comforts. (See page 12)  Advance Ticket Sales Only.  Ticket Deadline Thursday, September 11.  Southern Comforts, 483 Atlantic Ave. (between Nevins St. and 3rd Ave.), Bklyn, NY.

Noon:  National Reparations Rally, to demand that criminals pay for their crimes against humanity.  United Nations, 47th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY.  For more information contact Millions for Reparations, 456 Nostrand Ave.; Bklyn, NY 11216, (718) 398-1766.

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Commemorating the MAAFA 2003.  “The Way Out is Back Through.”  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.Hosea 3:6. For more information call St. Paul Community Maafa Resource Center at (718) 257-2884.

2pm-4pm:  Nubian Heritage Book-Signing, The Sycamore Tree,  a children’s book by Our Time Press Publisher, David Greaves.  Nubian Heritage, 560 Fulton St., Downtown Bklyn.  For more information call (718) 797-4400.

10am-6pm:  2003 Community Day and 10K Walk/Run, presented by the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.  The day will commence with the run and fun walk.  Later on there will be music, dance performance, storytelling, and more.  Prizes and trophies will be given to the top male and female runners.

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 5:pm-7pm:  Judge Glenda Hatchett – “Say What You and Mean and Mean What You Say: 7 Simple Strategies to Help our Children Along the Path to Purpose and Possibility” presented by Brownstone Books at Akwaaba Mansion, 347 MacDonough Street.  Reading and signing.

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8:30am-4pm:  So you want to stte a non-profit organization:  Conference to help women find information and resources to start & develop all kinds of nonprofit agencies.   The Leadership Institute of African American female executives is sponsoring this FREE conference.  Contact: Violet Mitchell @ (718) 855-8099 for registration and information. 
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9am-5pm:  Annual Flea Market, presented by Brooklyn Community Chorus.  Rain date:  September 27.  Location:  Corner of Washington and Willoughby Aves.  For more information call (718) 857-9765 or (718) 953-8727.

10am:  Dr. Edwin Nichols, a prominent clinical psychologist and director of Nichols Associates, will speak at the Ninth Annual Commemoration of the MAAFA.  For more information contact St. Paul Community Maafa Resource Center at (718) 257-2884.

11am-5pm:  9th Annual Doll Show presented by Do Remember Me at Zawadi Gifts.  Unique Dolls by talented Doll Makers.  Lee Middleton Dolls & Daddy Longlegs Dolls.  Hand-crafted Dolls and Quilts.  519 Atlantic Avenue (3rd & 4th Aves.), Brooklyn, (718) 624-7822.

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X-plorers Club:  From a Mummy’s Tomb:  Canopic Jars.  Travel back in time to the tombs of Ancient Egypt.  Learn an Egyptian tale and make your own container inspired by canopic jars.  For children ages 8 and older.  Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Bklyn, NY.

6am and noon:  The MAAFA Suite.   For more information contact St. Paul Community Maafa Resource Center at (718) 257-2884.
 
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6pm-8pm:  Tools for the Future:  A College Prep Seminar for Families, presented by The New York Times and Hunter College.  Join Hunter College directors and New York Times media reporter Jacques Steinberg for a panel discussion on how to get into college and how to pay for it.  Check-in time is 5:30p.m.  Admission is free. Advance registration is required.  To reserve seating at this seminar, reservations must be received by Sept. 15.  Please send your name, address, daytime phone number and the number of people in your party to:  NYTevents@aol.com.  You can also send the information by standard U.S. mail to: The New York Times/College Prep Seminar, Box 46505, Minneapolis, MN 55446-6505.  The event will be held at The Kate Playhouse, Hunter College, East 68th St., (bet. Lexington and Park Aves.), New York, NY.  For information only (no phone reservations) please call (212) 556-3507.
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7pm:  The MAAFA Suite.  For more information, contact St. Paul Community Maafa Resource Center at (718) 257-2884.

 9:15pm:  Gifted Singer, Songwriter, Composer Sylvia Patricia Barnes, a self-taught musician and Clinton Hill Resident, performs on Restaurant Row.  She will be accompanied by Yasuyuki Takagi (saxophone), Mten (percussion), and Nick Maj (guitar).  Cover charge: $10; food and drink minimum charge: $10.  Preshow dining will apply to your minimum.  For reservations call (212) 265-8133.  Reservations are a must.  Location:  346 West 46th St., New York, NY.

2pm-4pm:  Nubian Heritage Book-Signing, Blues from Down Deep by Gwynne Foster.  Nubian Heritage, 560 Fulton St., Downtown Bklyn.  For more information, call (718) 797-4400.

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9am-12:30pm:  Small Business Training Seminar, presented by Optimal Management Solutions and Akwaaba Caf‚.  Learn to use breakeven analysis to determine how much money your concept can make.  $49 per person ($69 day of seminar).  Seating is limited.  To register call (718) 856-6736 or visit www.optimalms.com.  Registration includes course materials and breakfast.  Akwaaba Caf‚, 393 Lewis Ave. (on the corner of Lewis Ave. and MacDonough St.).

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6pm MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE “LEGACY” AWARDS GALA & DINNER: Third Annual Fundraiser, benefitting the endowment fund, honors “Giant Killer” attorney-philanthropist Willie E. Gary; entrepreneur-philanthropists Russell Simmons and his brother Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons; Washington Mutual’s Northeast sector community development head Donna Wilson and the popular television jurist Judge Joe Brown. Silent Auction, Networking, Music, Dancing and more, including Miss Melba Moore. Black Tie. For information, call 718-270-6971.

Sylvia Patricia Barnes returns to Danny’s Skylight Sept. 26. (See Calendar)