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July 2011

Students Hit the High Seas for a New Learning Initiative

As part of a new learning initiative that takes kids out of the classroom and into the real world, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Special Education students at PS 306 set sail on a day-long fishing trip. It marked the culmination of this year’s Classroom Without Walls program.

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EVENTS & ANNOUCEMENTS

Free or Low Cost Pet Neutering

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be offering free and low cost pet spay/neuter surgery via its Mobile Clinic, on Thursday, June 30, on Washington Avenue between East Fordham Road and 189th Street, starting at 7 a.m. For more information and to see if you and your pet qualify, visit www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/mobileclinic.

Zumba Classes

Davidson Community Center, in conjunction with the Parks Department and Equinox Fitness Clubs, is offering local residents free Zumba classes this summer on Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 8 a.m. Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international and popular music dance themes. The classes involve fast and slow dance steps that help tone and sculpt the body. For more information, call the center at (718) 731-6360.

Free Outdoor Storytelling

There will be free outdoor storytelling at Muller Park at Pedestrian Plaza, East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue (next to Capital One Bank), at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, June 25, July 9 and 23, Aug. 6 and 20. For more information, visit www.fordhamroadbid.org or call the BID office (718) 562-2104.

Summer Play Streets Open

The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2011 Summer Play Streets Program in the Bronx on Tuesday, July 5th, with sites at I.S. 229, 275 Harlem River Park Bridge, and at the Slattery Playground, on University Avenue between West Tremont Avenue and West 174th Street. The program closes off streets and other public areas throughout New York City to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Play Streets are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 19th, and are free to all New York City children. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.

Adult Internet Class at the Sedgwick Library

The Sedgwick Library, at 1701 Dr. Martin King Jr. Blvd, offers this lesson on how to conduct a basic Internet search on Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories. Call the library for more information: (718) 731-2074.

Clothing Drive

Susan's Place homeless shelter, at 1921 Jerome Ave., is having a clothes drive on June 29 and June 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Seeking donations of shoes, suits, hats, bags and costume jewelry in good and usable condition. For more information, call (718) 943-1340, ext. 246.

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