Neighborhood News – 11/6/12

Election Day!

Get out and vote!

Polling Locations

Marion County’s Voter Information Portal is a great tool to learn where you vote on Election Day and to confirm your voter registration status. Simply type in your address and click search.  Your precinct and polling place location will appear on the screen. This page also includes an option to search for driving directions.

Besides noting your polling location, the VIP will provide a list of your voting districts, elected officials and candidates as well as sample ballots closer to the election. Plus, you can confirm your voter registration by including your date of birth in the search options. The search is based on your address. If you are having difficulties matching your address, click here to review the address search help page.

Happy Haunted Halloween Video

Public/Mass Transit Informational Meeting – Call Today to RSVP!

Gender Bender, a Spirit and Place Event

Play is often associated with children, games or competition. But we “play” a role every day, and some of us are very intentional about HOW we play that role – the role male or female. In Gender Bender, an original theatrical work having its premier at this year’s Spirit and Place Festival, The Steele Project along with their guest, the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus, will explore the roles we play in society as defined by our gender. Through opera, musical theater and monologues, TSP will ask the questions: Who would we be if we were not forced into a gender stereotype? What about our gender do we identify with? What doesn’t feel “right?” What if we identify with the expectations and societal role of the opposite gender or even feel that we are the opposite gender? Gender Bender explores the struggles we face as we navigate the role society has chosen for us versus who WE feel we are and how we express that.

Tickets: $10 regular, $5 student (with ID)*
Purchase tickets through
or at
November 7, 2012
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
5805 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, IN6:00 PM Browse booths and art exhibits or attend a pre-show talk with Rev. Dr. Gretchen Woods “Who are YOU?” – an exploration of gender identity7:00 PM Performance with meet and greet to follow the show!*Limited seating! Advance ticket purchase recommended. A portion of this evening’s proceeds will benefit the Damien Center

Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) Notice of Public Hearing

Date:              Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Times:           12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Location:       Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street
On October 15, 2012, the Indianapolis City-County Council approved the proposed 2013 IndyGo budget. The budget for 2013 includes additional operating revenue for service enhancements. Changes to IndyGo service could include more frequent and added service, the addition of a new route and more direct routing.The proposed service changes and implementation timeline will be explained at these public hearings.  For more information or to provide public comment prior to this hearing, visit or call 317­-635­-3344.

Brookside Elementary School #54

Community Council Meeting

November 9, 2012

10 – 11:15am

For more information or to see how you can be involved, please contact Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator at 226-4254 or

Money, Power and Wall Street: Film Screening

THIS FRIDAY November 9, 2012 at KI EcoCenter for a FREE documentary screening and discussion of part one of Frontline’s series Money, Power and Wall Street.


The series takes a serious look at the current global economic crisis three years after the meltdown in 2008. Part one probes deeply into the story of the big banks — how they developed, how they profited, and how the model that produced unfathomable wealth planted the seeds of financial destruction.

Dinner (veggie pad thai) served at 6pm ($5 suggested donation)

Movie starts at 6:30pm

KI EcoCenter
159 West 28th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

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.

RFI-DPR-Improvement of Park System

Mayor Ballard and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite respondents to creatively challenge the city’s current thinking of parks management to improve the parks system as a whole by increasing revenue; creating cost savings and efficiencies; improving the communities’ connection and access to parks; and improving the quality of life for residents.

RFI is due on Friday, November 23, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Submit proposal in PDF format to

Documentary Showing: Solar Mamas

Rafea- a 30 year old Jordanian mother of four – is traveling outside
of her villiage for the first time to attend the solar engineering program at India’s Barefoot College. She will join poor women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skill to change their communities.

For The Trailer Click Here

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Community Cinema brings communities together to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues. KI’s goal is to bring intergenerational relations and dialogue by having rich discussion between youth, adults, and seniors about the presented documentary.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
KI EcoCenter
159 West 28th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Near Eastside Quarterly Neighborhood Summit

IPS Magnet School Applications

Indianapolis Public School – Magnet School Applications are due December 15, 2012.  Everyone must apply each year for magnet schools even if their children are currently enrolled in one.  Please make sure to get your application in on time.

Link to Magnet School Explanation –

Link to Magnet School Applications –

Arsenal Tech Annual Madrigal Dinner

Re-enactment of ancient Advent Season celebration also known as the Boar’s Head Feast harolding the arrival of the Christmas season. Time period roughly 14th & 15th century based upon 1340 Oxford College tradition. Guests are encouraged to wear period costumes!

An evening of merriment that beckons patrons to step back into time and enjoy a fantasy of kings and queens in their royal court with knights and fair maidens at Christmastide. Feasting, singing, skits, laughter, prayer, and concluding with a concert of Sacred Carols. The students of Arsenal Tech trade their school uniforms for period costumes and spend many hours perfecting their performance. Caution, the evening is interactive and you are required to enjoy yourself!

December 15, 16, & 17

Reception 6:15pm

Seating 6:45 pm

Fesat 7:00pm

Make reservations by email at
Information required: Name, email, phone, date attending, number of adults, number of children 12 and under. Adults $16.00, Children 12 & Under $8.00.
We will take credit card payments, there is a $1.00 per order processing fee.
Madrigal students should reserve and purchase family tickets through the music office.

Commonwealth Gym

Tuesdays 6-8 Basketball

$2 entry (ages 13 and up)

Wednesdays 7-9 Volleyball

$2 entry (ages 13 and up)

More info?  Contact Kyle Mobley

Neighborhood Meetings

11/12    Woodruff Place     7 – 9pm     Woodruff Place Town hall

11/14     Windsor Park      6 – 7:30pm     Spades Park Branch Library (special day due to Thanksgiving)

11/15     Emerson Heights     6:30 – 8pm   Wallace Street Evangelical Church Basement

11/15      Grace Tuxedo        6:30 – 8pm     Tuxedo Baptist

11/20     Little Flower      7 – 8pm     Little Flower School


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