Neighborhood News – 3/13/13

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?”

Is there any truth to this saying??? Weather sayings are as colorful as our imagination. While many sayings are based on careful observations and turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or beliefs of the people who came before us.

Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (like a lion), it should go out good and calm (like a lamb).

With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late-season snowstorms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances. We can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy it will end warm and sunny, but the key word is hope. However, this saying seems be to more of a rhyme  rather than a true weather predictor.

Some other March related lore includes:

A dry March and a wet May?Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.

As it rains in March so it rains in June.

March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers.

From: Farmer’s Almanac Website

5th Annual Pi Day

PI Day

Holy Cross Church St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Holy Cross Church will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 10 from 4pm to 7pm in the gym located at 125 N. Oriental St..  Cornbeef and Cabbage Dinners will be served and there will be a cash bar provided.  Irish Stew and Pat Grant will provide the music.  The bagpipers will make a special appearance as well.

Holy Cross will be raffling off Notre Dame football tickets that afternoon as well as lots of other raffles and games of chance.  Admission is $5.00pp/Food is sold separtely.  This is an adult party.  Grab your neighbors and come on over and celebrate with us at Holy Cross.

Prayer Walk for Our Energy Future

prayer walk energy

Monday March 18th, noon

Meet outside IPL Headquarters at One Monument Circle

Please RSVP to

Join us for a Prayer Walk for Indy’s Energy Future- Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light is organizing a prayer walk on Monday, March 18, from noon-12:30 p.m. to highlight an important decision before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Indianapolis Power & Light’s request to use at least half a billion dollars of customers money to fix up their aging Harding St coal-fired power plant on Indy’s southside and IPL’s Peterburg coal plant. Faith leaders and citizens are praying for wisdom and justice and a future free of toxic coal pollution, as the IURC deliberates whether to allow IPL to raise rates and continue to burn coal for decades to come. Please join us on Monday, March 18th, at noon outside IPL headquarters on One Monument Circle the prayer walk will last for about an hour. Churches and individuals are invited to make signs for the prayer walk, but do not display signs or materials inside the hearing.

Transportation Confabulation


Asante Children’s Theatre

This Thursday only (March 14), ACT  is offering a 2 for $10 rate online and at the door, while quantities last, with promo code: IMPACT.

Step and Stand Tall Blues is an original musical by ACT’s Artistic Director, Deborah Asante.  It is a play within a play about a group of high school students who explore their history and heritage through blues music.  You will be astounded by the caliber and quality of these performances.

ACT promotes positive youth development through performing arts.

Community Garden Open House

Come join friends & neighbors for hands-on gardening workshops, lunch, and to learn more about Englewood’s new commuunity garden on April 13, 2013 from 9am – 12pm (noon). All Near Eastside neighbors are more than welcome to join the Englewood Community Garden.

See the Facebook page for more information and updates!

Intersession/Spring Break

IPS Schools will be having intersession and spring break starting at the end of the school day on March 22, 2013 and running through April 7, 2013.

Neighborhood Meetings

Arsenal Heights     3/14     6 – 7:30pm      Damien Center

Englewood      3/18     6 – 7:30pm     East Washington Branch Library

Spades Park     3/19     6 – 7:30pm      Spades Park Branch Library

Little Flower     3/19     7 – 8pm      Little Flower Catholic Church

Windsor Park      3/20     6 – 7pm     Spades Park Branch Library

Fletcher-Lippencott     3/20     6:30 – 8pm  Brookside Family Center

Emerson Heights     3/21     6:30 – 8pm     Wallace Street Evangelical Church


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