Neighborhood News – 1/8/2013

Welcome to 2013!

Welcome to another great year of Near Eastside News!  As a reminder, if you’d like to have your information posted in this newsletter for the neighborhood, please get it to me by Monday of each week 808-2336  or  Now onto the info!        – Megan

NESCO Crime Reduction/Code Enforcement Committee

These committees meet together to discuss issues of public safety, housing, and other code enforcement issues.  If you are interested in being involved and talking with other neighbors and city officials about these very important topics, make sure to be at these meetings!

1st Monday of each Month

5:30pm @ Englewood Christian Church

2013 Calendar

January 7th

February 4th

March 4th

April 1st

May 6th

June 3rd

July 1st

August 5th

September 9th

October 7th

November 4th

December 2nd

Post Holiday Recycling

NESCO Congress


Volunteers Needed!!!  Please Contact Megan Fetter 808-2336 or if you’d like to volunteer at the summit. We are in need of people to help with:

Setting up January 15th @ 8pm  Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

Facilitating discussion groups  Jan. 16th during the meeting

Englewood Recreation @ The Commonwealth

This week our Adult Sports Series is back in full swing!

Check it out!

$2 per night
Ages 13 & up

Monday – Dodgeball 6pm
Tuesday – Basketball 6pm
Wednesday – Volleyball 7pm
Thursday – Soccer 7pm

Commit to be fit this year! Come join us

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Peace Learning Center/Christian Theological Seminary

  • Christian Theological Seminary.  Peace Learning Center’s 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Festival.  Saturday, January 19, 2013.  11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis.  Keynote speaker: Kizito Kalima, survivor of the Rwandan genocide and an advocate for peace.  A multigenerational festival to celebrate our “Beloved Community” – enjoy inspirational and educational speakers, and many family-friend activities during this annual event. The “Power of Peace” award, Freedom Riders documentary, performances, music, African drumming, art workshops, family yoga, hip hop poetry with Blair Karsch, community groups with volunteer opportunities, non-profit fair, crafts, and Free Lunch!
  • 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Breakfast. This free event encourages youth to embrace Dr. King’s non-violent principles of respect, dignity and stability, while highlighting the importance of education and youth leadership. At George Washington Community High School, 2215 W. Washington St. Breakfast is served from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the program runs from 10-noon. Christamore House: 317-635-7211.
  • The Children’s Museum will offer free admission.
  • The Indiana Historical Society – The society presents its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Family activities and crafts, discussions, spoken word, storytelling, and dance and musical performances from the Asante Children’s Theatre, Kenyetta Dance Company, Tasha Jones and the Write Me Project and The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. The Martin Luther King Community Center will present their annual “Living the Legacy” award in the afternoon. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. Free admission. 317-232-1882.
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art – Free programs and activities from noon-6 p.m., including art-making activities, guided tours and, at 6 p.m. in the Tobias Theater, a performance of The Music, Martin & Me. The presentation uses photographs, video, spoken word and a diverse stylistic mix of live music to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact. Free tickets are available the day of the performance. 317-923-1331.
  • The Madame Walker Theatre Center presents “Keep the Dream Alive” at 12:15 p.m. The event follows the Freedom Walk, which begins at noon at the Indianapolis Urban League, down the street from the theatre at 777 Indiana Ave. A procession will make its way down the sidewalk to the theater. 317-236-2099.
  • University of Indianapolis – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration from noon to 1:30 pm at the Ransburg Auditorium. Patricia Russell-McCloud (former Federal Communications Commission attorney) is featured speaker. The free program will also include music by the campus Jazz Combo and Concert Choir. 317-788-3583.
  • White River State Park – Free admission to park attractions with a canned good donation to Gleaners Food Bank, and free parking. Guests on MLK Day can register to win a trip for four to Washington, D.C.

Purdue Extension 4-H Expansion and Review Committee

Purdue 4 H meeting

Neighborhood Leaders Meeting

Are you a member of your neighborhood associations’ board here on the Near Eastside?  If so, come out for breakfast and social time at the Steer Inn January 19, 2013 from 9 – 10am.  Get to know the other neighborhood leaders from around the Near Eastside and share successes and challenges you’re experiencing.  These meetings will be held on a quarterly basis.  Questions?  Megan Fetter  808-2336

Neighborhood Meetings

1/14  Englewood     6 – 7:30pm  Washington St. Library Basement

1/15  Little Flower     7 – 8pm  Little Flower School

1/16  Windsor Park      6 – 7:30  Spades Park Library Upstairs


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