Brooklyn Today for Nov. 30, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 335th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 30, 1902, reported on the death of a firefighter, James Dawe, who was battling a fire at 724 Carroll St. Dawe, who left a wife and one child, was considered an expert in climbing ladders. The small apartment building, between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Park Slope, still exists.

Well-known people who were born today include former baseball and football player Bo Jackson, singer-songwriter Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (“The FBI”) and actor Mandy Patinkin (“Evita,” “Sunday in the Park with George”).

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On Saturday and Sunday, Flatbush artists will be crossing Prospect Park for an artists’ salon and sale in Park Slope. Fourteen visual artists will be exhibiting their work on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at 502 Ninth St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues. The salon will also include demonstrations and discussions by the artists as well as refreshments. ... Today, Community Healthcare Network will provide all-day, free HIV screening throughout the city. The Brooklyn locations are the Atlantic Terminal mall and St. Francis College. By utilizing a rapid-response test, CHN expects to conduct more than 200 tests per day. ... On Saturday, the Regina Opera will present a free concert at  3:30 p.m. at New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th St. Four Regina Opera soloists will present a one-hour concert of opera, Broadway and popular selections, accompanied by a pianist.