Neighborhood Notes – 10/16/12

Happy Fall!

Thanks to everyone who put on a wonderful block party in Cottage Home this weekend!

In this Newsletter:

  • St. Clair Place Public Input Sessions
  • Indianapolis Day of Writing
  • OctoBOO Fest!
  • School #54 Haunted House
  • WTHR – Decision 2012 On the Road
  • John H. Boner Community Center Harvest Celebration
  • Wills and Estate Planning Workshop
  • Physical Recreation at the Commonwealth
  • Polling Locations for November Election
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times
  • Public Transportation Informational Meeting
  • Indianapolis Colts Grants for Students
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Neighborhood Meetings

Public Input Sessions

October 18, Nov 1, and Nov 12 –

St. Clair Residents!  Come out and join in for public input into the work happening in St. Clair Place neighborhood.

Saturday October 20 is the Indianapolis Day of Writing

and there is an event going on across the city called CityWrite, and there are several host sites on the Near Eastside.   CityWrite is a city-wide memoir writing initiative created by Mark Latta and Darolyn “Lyn” Jones designed to encourage writing and capture experiences.  CityWrite takes place on Saturday, October 20, from 12pm to 2pm at numerous locations across Indianapolis.

Near Eastside locations:

– Englewood Christian Church (57 N Rural)

– Flat12 Bierwerks (414 N Dorman)
21+ only.  The focus at this site will be writing about food

– Woodruff Place Baptist Church  (1739 E Michigan)

During CityWrite, people across the city are encouraged to come together, explore written memories and reflections associated with their community, and join in an effort to document and share these experiences.

Washington Irving #14

OctoBOO Fest!

Wednesday, October 24

5:30 – 7:30pm

1250 E. Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

For more information, call Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator at  (317) 226-4214 or email

Haunted House!

Brookside Elementary IPS School #54 is holding their annual haunted house at the school.   3150 E. 10th St. Indianapolis, IN 46201

Friday, October 25 and Saturday October 26             5 – 7pm

Admission $1

Volunteers Are Needed!!

There will be Basket Raffles, food, and loads of fun!

If you would like to volunteer to help out or donate items for the event, you may contact Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator or 317-226-4254.

“Decision 2012 On the Road” final stop – Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

[Indianapolis] – Channel 13 Eyewitness News is traveling across Central Indiana during this election season to find out what is on Hoosiers’ minds.   As part of “Decision 2012 On the Road”, Eyewitness News anchors and reporters report live in the early evening newscast from 11 Central Indiana cities/towns each Thursday starting in August and leading up to Election Day.

The final stop of “Decision 2012 On the Road” will be the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center in Indianapolis on November 1st.   The public is invited to come out and be part of the live broadcast at the Legacy Center located at 727 N. Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.  Eyewitness News anchor John Stehr will report live from there 5 to 6:30 p.m.

After the newscasts, the public is also invited to attend a community conversation from 7 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Legacy Center.  John Stehr will moderate the meeting.  Eyewitness News will air the excerpts in the 11 o’clock newscast that night.

“Decision 2012 On the Road is about listening to people in both large and small communities to find out what they think about the economy, health care, education, their communities, and their future.  We want to show what Hoosiers really care about”, said Keith Connors, WTHR’s News Director.
If you’d like to sign up to be a part of the live broadcast please register here:

John H. Boner Community Center Harvest Celebration

Saturday, November 10, 6:30 – 10pm

Marian, Inc.

For more information, see the John H. Boner Community Center website.

Wills and Estate Planning Workshop

Free workshop from the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic at the Center. Call 317.808.2317 to sign up.

Physical Recreation at the CommonWealth

Looking for ways to stay healthy, have fun, and meet new neighbors? Join us for physical recreation at the CommonWealth Gymnasium, 23 North Rural Street. Every week we’ll offer three different team sports.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Basketball

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Volleyball

Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – Dodgeball

You can bring an entire team ready to play, or if you’re solo, you can join others that are there to create a team on the spot. All players must be a minimum of age 13 and will be required to sign a waiver prior to playing. $2.00 per person. For more information, please contact Kyle Mobley at 437-1507

Polling Locations – Get out and Vote!

To find your polling location for the general election, visit the Voter Information Portal for the State of Indiana.

Consider offering rides to neighbors if your normal polling place is under construction!  Make it a voting event no matter your political affiliation!

Please be aware!! Your polling location pictures on the website linked above may not reflect the location you will be voting at in November.

Some polling places on the site have pictures of the permanent polling location and not the temporary one which will be used for this election. The address on the website is correct since your polling place might be under construction.

You can go to this site for an explanation and you can also contact the Marion County Clerk or by calling (317) 327- 4740

Please tell your neighbors to be aware of their polling location and get the word out so that everyone has the opportunity to vote!

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times


Wednesday, October 31     6 – 8pm

For other cities:

Public Transportation Informational Meeting

Englewood Christian Church is inviting neighbors to spend their lunch hour by attending a Public Transportation Informational Meeting at Englewood Church on Thursday, November 8th.  Indy Connect is providing a speaker for the meeting.

We will provide lunch at Noon and then the meeting at 12:30.  Cost $5.00 to cover lunch.

RSVP required by calling 639-1541 or e-mailing to

Indianapolis Colts Grants for Students

The Indianapolis Colts are offering individual grants up to $500 each to Indiana students ages 13 and under to complete a service project in their community. Grant applications for the Student All Star program are being accepted online at The deadline for applications is October 26th.


Volunteer Opportunities

Washington Irving #14

1250 E. Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

  • Lunch Buddy Program
  • ReadUP Program – 3rd grade reading tutoring
  • Classroom Assistance
  • Gardening – groups or individuals are welcome
  • Uniform pantry – cleaning or sorting
  • Making copies

For more information, call Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator at  (317) 226-4214 or email

Neighborhood Meetings

10/17  Windsor Park     6 – 7:30pm     Spades Park Branch Library

10/18  Emerson Heights     6:30 – 8pm     Wallace Street Evangelical Church

10/18  Holy Cross   7 – 8pm     Redevelopment Building

10/23  NESCO Board Meeting      6:30 – 8pm     Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

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