Neighborhood Notes – 10/23/12

Hello, Near Eastside!

In this Newsletter

  • School #14 Community Council
  • OctoBOO! Fest
  • Haunted House
  • Happy Haunted Halloween!
  • Harvest Celebration
  • Halloween Volleyball Costume Party
  • MOST Event: Why might a criminal choose you?
  • Wills and Estate Planning Workshop
  • Hot Chocolate Contest & Neighborhood Summit
  • Halloween Trick or Treat Times
  • Halloween Safety
  • Polling Locations – Get Out and Vote!
  • “Decision 2012 On the Road” final stop – Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
  • Public Transportation Informational Meeting
  • Indianapolis Colts Grants for Students
  • East 10th UMC – 7th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction
  • Neighborhood Meetings


Community Council Meeting School #14

10:30am – 12pm

 Come and join community members for a meeting to see how you can support the students and community at school #14.  For more information, please contact Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator at 226-4214 or

OctoBOO! Fest

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.

NESCO Happy Haunted Halloween!

Join NESCO & the East 10th Street Civic Association on Wed. Oct. 31st from 5 -7 p.m. for a bewitching good time of safe trick-o-treating, costume contests, pumpkin pie eating contest, ghost stories, hot dogs & lots of fun! Start off at Legacy Plaza 3042 E. 10th St (in front of Brookside Elementary School 54/across the street from Clifford Corners). Trick-o-Treat at the participating businesses along E. 10th Street including Tim & Julie’s Another Fine Mess, Audrey’s Place, Little Green Bean Boutique, LYN House (at Metta Yoga), Metta Yoga Initiative, Pogue’s Run Grocer, Rags Fashion & Tick Tock Lounge. This is a FREE event!

For more information, follow the link to the Facebook Event page!

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.

Halloween Volleyball Costume Party

Wednesday, October 31st @ 7pm

@ The Commonwealth – 23 N. Rural

Prizes will be given for best costumes!

And of course, we’ll have Candy!

Contact Kyle Mobley – Englewood CDC for more information or 437-1507

MOST Event:  Why might the criminal choose you?

Wills and Estate Planning Workshop

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

Hot Chocolate Contest & Neighborhood Summit

The next neighborhood quarterly summit will be on December 4, 2012.  We are having an all neighborhood hot chocolate contest to celebrate and frankly, to stay as warm as possible as the cold weather sets in!

Get your team together!  Details below!

Halloween Trick Or Treat times

Indianapolis  6 – 8pm

NESCO Happy Haunted Halloween 5 – 7pm     On E. 10th Street.


Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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!

 “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:

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.

For other cities:

East 10th UMC Children & Youth Center

7th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Come out for a fantastic night of fun featuring the Blue Monkey Sideshow!

November 15, 2012

6:30pm    Silent Auction

7:30pm    Dinner

Marian, Inc.   1011 East St. Clair Indianapolis, IN 46201

Please register by Nov. 9th:

Neighborhood Meetings

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

11/1  Brookside     6:30 – 8pm  Brookside Elementary/Centenary Church  (See neighborhood page for location details)


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