Neighborhood News – 4/9/13

Good Afternoon Neighbors!

2013-04-07 10.45.12

Englewood Community Garden Kickoff

Please Register for workshops today! Englewood has created a short registration form for the event and would appreciate it if you would give them a call, 639-1541 or email them, tracynicoletaylor@gmail.com, so that they can sign up for workshops to help them be able to plan for the day’s events.
Thanks!

Better Block Indy – East Washington Street

Ways that you can get involved:

  • We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming activity.

    Please sign up for Better Block Indy – East Washington St. – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/cyCgGD
    2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
    3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
  • Donate items for the day (we want to give them back when we’re done!)  We’re in need of:  chairs, tables, potted plants, landscaping materials
  • Become a sponsor:  sponsor our event to help make it a great and unique event that will inspire our community and show our city our vision for the future.
  • Find out more information:  Better Block Indy – East Washington Street Facebook page.

Mayor’s Night Out

Mayors Night Out Flyer --Center Township

Gardens for Growth

*From Englewood CDC*
Englewood has been chosen as one of 200 North American finalists in STATE FARM’s Neighborhood Assist Grant competition.Please vote for us 10 times each day between April 4 and 22:
https://www.state-assist.com/cause/61/gardens-for-growth
On mobile devices use this link and search for “Englewood”: https://apps.facebook.com/sf_neighbor_assist/
(Voting requires a Facebook acct. Voting 10 times took me less than 30 sec this morning!)5 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP US WIN:
(***Indianapolis folks, this is the only finalist project from Indy,
so PLEASE do all you can to demonstrate our local spirit! ***)
1) VOTE – 10 Times every day for our project
2) CONNECT – Mark yourself as GOING to this event
(the best way to be reminded to vote daily!)
2) INVITE – As many friends as possible to this FB event
3) SHARE – With groups that you are involved in via FB/ Email/Twitter
4) WATCH – (and share) our promo video (coming soon)Gardens for Growth
A Proposal by Englewood Community Dev. Corp
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF YOUR CAUSE:

Create an Outdoor Classroom/Playspace for all neighborhood residents to learn, engage, grow and play

HOW WOULD YOU USE THE $25,000 TO ADDRESS AN UNMET NEED IN YOU COMMUNITY?

The Englewood Outdoor Playspace will allow children and youth the opportunity to learn, experiment and grow in a natural environment not typically found in a low-income urban setting. This natural playspace is designed with areas for growing vegetables, water play, outdoor musical instruments, building with rocks and logs, an art space for creating and getting really messy, a sand pit and a climbing tree. The Englewood Outdoor Garden will serve as a catalytic garden space for neighborhood residents of all ages to learn how to grow their own healthy food. This space allows for neighbors who have gardening knowledge and skill to mentor those neighbors who do not yet have that skill. In partnership with ECDC, neighborhood residents will be able to utilize the health-department approved kitchen to learn how to cook and prepare vegetables they have raised, as well as learn how to can and preserve. It is our hope that these learned skills will lead to a healthier diet and quality of life.

Walking for Dreams

Help support the East 10th UMC Children & Youth department by taking part in Walking for Dreams Familiy & Pet Walk.  Sunday May 19, 2013, downtown on the Canal at Buggs Temple (11th & Senate).  For more information, please see http://www.walkingfordreams.org/event.aspx

Bike for the Kids Charity Ride

St. Clair Place Neighborhood Association Fundraiser

Join neighbors at the Doorman Street Pub Monday, April 15th from 6 – 10pm for a fundraiser for the St. Clair Place Neighborhood Association.  $1 of every drink purchased (including non-alcoholic) will go to the neighborhood association.

Neighborhood Cleanups, April 20th

Make sure to check with your neighborhood association to see if your neighborhood is taking part in the Great Indy Cleanup.  If you’re not participating as a neighborhood, feel free to join an adjacent neighborhood or an organization holding a cleanup on the 20th.

Neighborhood Meetings

4/9     RMS10     6:30pm     941 N. Gray St.
            Springdale     6:30pm     John H. Boner Community Center
4/11     Arsenal Heights Civic League     6pm     Damien Center
4/16     Spades Park Neighborhood     6pm     Spades Park Library
4/17     Windsor Park Neighborhood     6pm     Spades Park Library
               Fletcher Lippencott     6:30pm      Brookside Community Center
4/18     Emerson Heights     6:30pm     Wallace St. Evangelical Church
               Grace Tuxedo     6:30pm      Tuxedo Baptist Church
                Holy Cross       6:30pm       RDG Building
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