Here are our picks for things to do this week in and around Prospect Heights:
If you're concerned about crime in the neighborhood head to your local police precinct community meeting. Tonight there's the 77th Precinct Community Council Meeting, which covers the East side of Vanderbilt and further east. 1024 Bergen St. 7:30 p.m. If you live between the west side of Vanderbilt and Flatbush Avenue, your're now covered by the 78th Precinct Community Council Meeting, which will be on Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the 78th Precinct at 65 6th Ave. at Bergen.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, remember the man's life and legacy by visiting at 1638 Bedford Ave. in Crown Heights. The exhibit is based upon the art depicting King's work, some of which was rendered by artists that personally knew him. Though the exhibit is free, tours are given by appointment only. Please contact Izell Glover at (718) 270-4920 for more information.
Get out of your rut. Head to Washington Avenue for the first Chrysanthemum: Rare Teas & Flowers Tea Class, where you will learn not only how to appreciate tea, but also how to prepare it and serve it using the proper tea ceremony etiquette. Chrysanthemum, 669 Washington Ave. at St. Marks. 6 p.m. $35.
Have a little writer at home? Seven to ten year olds can get helpful writing hints from Debbie Officer at the creative writing workshop at Gumbo at 493 Atlantic Ave. The workshop begins at 11 a.m. and run every Tuesday through March 1. Sessions are 45 minutes long and cost $120 for all sessions.
Calling all geeks and/or nerds. Tonight's your night at The Way Station where there is Star Trek: Resistance is Futile + Nerdeoke! The first is a showing of the of the first three episodes of The Next Generation, the second is as it sounds. 683 Washington Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect. 5 p.m. for the Trekkies, Nerdeoke begins at 9 p.m.