Take part in a variety of classes including “Parenting Your 3-6-Year-Old,” Wed., Dec. 13 from 6:30-8pm, $25 per person. “Adoptive Parent Support Group,” Thurs., Dec. 14 from 7-8:30pm, $24 per couple, $15 per individual. “Lunchtime Lecture with Sam Apple,” author of “Schlepping Through the Alps,” Fri., Dec. 15 at 12pm, $10, includes lunch. 14TH STREET Y, 344 E. 14th St.
Flu Shots, Free flu shots offered by Gouverneur Healthcare Services thru Dec. 8 from 10am - 3pm. 227 Madison St., Lobby. 212-238-7050.
Photography Auction, 10th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction benefiting Angkor Hospital for children in Cambodia. Tues., Dec. 12 with a Preview & Cocktail Reception from 6-7pm and a Live Auction from 7-8:30pm. THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION, 123 W. 18th St., #5FL. Admission is a $50 donation that is tax-deductible. www.fwab.org.
Research in Action Awards, 10th Annual benefit to honor individuals who have made a significant impact in AIDS research and activism. Sun., Dec. 10 from 6-8pm. THE DRAWING CENTER, 35 Wooster St., bet Grand & Broome Sts. Tickets start at $150. 212-253-7922. www.treatmentactiongroup.org.
West Village Book Fair, 36th annual event where the 4th 8th grade students of the Village Community School will be the salespeople offering their own insights and literary advice. There will also be toys, games and student-made crafts available for purchase. Thurs., Dec. 7 from 8am 6pm and Fri., Dec. 9 from 8am 4pm. 272 W. 10th St., bet Greenwich & Washington Sts.212-691-5146. Proceeds benefit the school library. Cash and personal checks only.
Writers Studio Anniversary, Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Writers Studio with a special reading. A holiday party and book signing will follow. Thurs., Dec. 7 at 7pm. JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH, 55 Washington Square South. $5 suggested donation. 212-255-7075.