Events for March 15, 2007

9:30 a.m. The Empire State Development Corporation Directors will have a meeting at 633 Third Avenue.

10 a.m. Attorney Susan Lask details a class action complaint against makers of the sleeping pill Ambien at the Centre Street steps of the Federal District Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street.

11 a.m. Transportation Alternatives and community groups launch a campaign to combat parking permit abuse at the northeast corner of City Hall Park, Centre and Chambers streets.

11 a.m. City health and hospital officials announce a colon cancer awareness initiative at Harlem Hospital, 506 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street.

11:15 a.m. A roundtable discussion on Medicaid cuts will be held at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 164-11 Chapin Parkway in Jamaica Hills, Queens.

11:30 a.m. A coalition of Muslim groups will call on the NYC Department of Education to recognize Muslim holidays on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street.

5 p.m. The NYC Department of Environmental Protection holds a customer service outreach program for water and sewer account holders at the Bed-Stuy Multi-Service Center, 1958 Fulton Street between Howard and Ralph avenues, in Brooklyn.

5:30 p.m. The Republican Assembly Campaign Committee will have a cocktail reception featuring Assembly Republican Leader James Tedisco at Vintage Restaurant, 753 9th Avenue on 51st Street.

– Gillian Reagan