Neighborhood News – 1/15/13

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21st

In honor of the service that Dr. King gave his life for – make this a day “on” instead of a day “off.”  Find a great place to celebrate by serving your community!

MLK, Jr. Day Events and Activities:

  • 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.

St. Clair Place “Nite Out”

Please join us for a Saint Clair Place Neighborhood “Nite Out” to raise funds for our Neighborhood Association.

What: Saint Clair Place Neighborhood “Nite Out” .
Where: Historic Dorman Street Saloon (901 Dorman St.)
When: Tuesday January 15th 5-11:00
Details: Dorman Street Saloon (901 Doorman St.) graciously agreed to donate $1 from the sale of every drink to our neighborhood! Light snacks will be provided. Please feel free to invite neighbors and friends!

A big thank you to P Stephen Ball and Jamie Emerson Willis for planning this event!

Support the ATHS Choir Disney Trip

The Steer Inn has offered to support us with a fundraising day ~

Tuesday, January 15, Steer-In Restaurant at 10th and Emerson will donate a portion of all proceeds to the ATHS Choir Disney Trip!

All you have to do is eat a meal at Steer-In on that day and TELL THEM you are there to support the Tech Music Disney Trip.

It counts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

This is a great chance for us, so please consider dining at Steer-In next Tuesday! And mention us!

Donations to the Trip Fund are also accepted with checks payable to Tech High School. Mail them to:

Cindy Hartshorn

ATHS Music Department

1500 E. Michigan St.

Indianapolis, IN 46201-3079

Community Council Meetings

School #14

1/16   – 10:30am.  An opportunity to network with other School #14 partners, find out what is happening at School #14, and be a part of a guiding group (almost like a board member) of the activities at School #14.  For more information please contact Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator.  317-226-4214 or

School #54

1/18 – 10am.  This is a friendly reminder that we will have our January Community Council meeting this Friday, January 18, 2013.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 here in the Parent Center.  We hope you can all make it and have a good week!  For more information please contact Shelia Richardson 317-226-4254 or

Neighborhood Association Leadership Breakfast

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 association 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

NESCO Congress

Please join us for the 42nd Annual NESCO Congress.  We have confirmed Mandla Moyo as our featured speaker and we have some great things planned to celebrate the Near Eastside.  For more information please see our Facebook page! 

Volunteers Needed!  Contact Megan Fetter for more information or 808-2336.


Neighborhood Meetings

1/15  Little Flower     7pm   Little Flower School

1/16  Windsor Park   6pm   Spades Park Library

1/17  Holy Cross     6:30pm  RDG Building


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