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Active Neighboring News- April 26th, 2011

Dear Friends,

Many opportunities to weigh in on important neighborhood issues in the days ahead:

1)     Spanish-Tinged- Jazz at Pattengill on 4/29

2)     Bowl for Kids’ Sake on 4/28

3)    New Bullying/Suicide Event on 4/28

4)    Arbor Day on 4/29

5) New Healthy Indigenous Communities Pow Wow

6)    GardenHouse Summer CSA Opens Up

7)    Land Bank Community Forums

8.    New Fenner Field School

9)    Youth Art Showcase (for World Day in Hunter Park)

10)   News from Everybody Reads

11)    World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on 4/30

12)     New Invitation from WKAR on 5/4

13)      Walk for Midwifery on 5/5

14)      New Lansing First Fridays on 5/6

15)      New Mom’s Day at the Zoo on 5/7

16)      New Mom’s Day with Wildflower Vendors on 5/7

17)      Annual RIF Used Book Sale on 5/7

18.      New Plant Swap in Oldtown on 5/7

19) Project Lakewell on 5/7

20)      Dream Girl on 5/12

21)      New Might Uke Day on 5/14

22)      New Check out the Eastern High School You-tube

23)      New Spring Cleaning Donations Needed at SVCC

24)      Thoughts on Millage Proposal

25)      New Habitat for Humanity Golf Open on 6/20

26)      New Thanks from Bekah to Really Raised Bed Crew

27)      Got Berry Bushes?

28.      New News from Van Atta’s

29) New Bikes and Bands 2011

30)     Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

P.S. The 5th Annual and largest yet World Day at Hunter Park is just around the corner! We are currently seeking volunteers who would enjoy donating two hours of their day on Saturday June 11, 2011 between 9am to 9pm. Volunteers are needed for the following positions: set–up, greeters, runners, security, art fair, children’s activities, bike valet, clean-up and more! Position descriptions are available on the Allen Neighborhood Center’s website (www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org) under Get Involved. Interested?  Please contact Allen Neighborhood Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Hymes, at   517-999-3919 or heatherh@allenneighborhoodcenter.org for more information or to sign up to help us host this festive summer kick-off event.

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Active Neighboring News- April 19, 2011

Dear Friends,

Many opportunities to weigh in on important neighborhood issues in the days ahead:

1) New Meeting on Proposed Closing of Bingham School on 4/20

2) New Fenner Tour on 4/20

3) New Mayor to Speak on Millage on 4/20

4) New MIMeetUp (interesting book club!) on 4/21

5) New Joan Bauer Invitation for 4/21

6) New Party for the Planet on 4/23

7) New Tuesday Chess Knights at Gone Wired

8) New Great Volunteer Gig at ANC

9) New GardenHouse Summer CSA Opens Up

10) Land Bank Community Forums

11) Got Berry Bushes?

12) Bioblitz Events

13) New ITEC Offerings on 4/25

14) New Senior Classes at St. Stephen’s on 4/26

15) New Bowl for Kids’ Sake on 4/28

16)  Diego Rivera (Jazz) at Pattengill on 4/29

17) New Arbor Day on 4/29

18) Youth Art Showcase (for World Day in Hunter Park)

19)  News from Everybody Reads

20) World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on 4/30

21) Walk for Midwifery on 5/5

22)  New Annual RIF Used Book Sale on 5/7

23)  Project Lakewell on 5/7

24)  Dream Girl on 5/12

25) Thoughts on Millage Proposal

26) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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Active Neighboring News- April 12, 2011

Dear Friends,

1) New Restoration Works/Neighborhood Walking Tour on Thursday, 4/14

2) New Community Forums on Land Bank Homes plus Tour

3) Join the ANC Komen Team to Race for the Cure

4) Really Raised Beds on Saturday, 4/16

5) New Got Berry Bushes?

6) New Earth Day and Bioblitz Events

7) Capital Film Festival, 4/14-4/17

8. Plant Sale and Spring Show, 4/16-17

9) City Market Bunny Hop on 4/16

10)  Mobile Food Pantry on 4/16

11) Document Destruction Day on 4/16

12) Master Composting Classes at Fenner

13) Vote for Literacy Grant for Eastern

14) New Youth Art Showcase (for World Day in Hunter Park)

15) Spring Home Maintenance Classes—April

16) New News from Everybody Reads

17) Gardeners Roundtable

18) World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on 4/30

19)  New Walk for Midwifery on 5/5

20)  New Project Lakewell on 5/7

21)  New Dream Girl on 5/12

22)  Hawk Island Tri Registration Open

23)  Diego Rivera (Jazz) at Pattengill on 4/29

24)  New Thoughts on Millage Proposal

25)  Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

P.S.  A special thank you to all of our interns who were such a delight to have on staff this semester: Janelle Bouchard (YSC- Edible Park Project), Kyle Brusveen (YSC- Edible Park Project), Travis Dodge (Outreach and Engagement), Benjamin Harning (Housing), Vanessa Jill (Outreach and Engagement), Dominque Jones (Outreach and Engagement), Brooke Ody (Outreach and Engagement/ Fund Development), Jennifer Schwartz (Outreach and Engagement) and Elizabeth White (Kids Time). Here at ANC, we rely heavily on the time and energy of our volunteers (over 60 at the moment) and our interns to bring to the Eastside the many services and programs that we offer. Thank you again to this wonderful group! We look forward to seeing you around the Eastside!

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Active Neighboring News- April 5th, 2011

Dear Friends,

1) New Open Art Studio for World Day on 4/6

2) All About Soil, this Saturday

3) New Yard Waste Pick Up begins this week

4) New Join the ANC Komen Team to Race for the Cure

5) New Potter Park Volunteer Recruitment Day on 4/9

6)  Recyle Rama on 4/9

7) New Yoga Solstice in the Alley on 4/13

8.  New Capital Film Festival, 4/14-4/17

9) Really Raised Beds on 4/16

10) New Plant Sale and Spring Show, 4/16-17

11)  New City Market Bunny Hop on 4/16

12)  New Mobile Food Pantry on 4/16

13) Document Destruction Day on 4/16

14)  New Master Composting Classes at Fenner

15)  Vote for Literacy Grant for Eastern

16) Spring Home Maintenance Classes—April

17)  Information Meeting on Time Banking on 4/11

18) Gardeners Roundtable

19) Volunteer at the Farmers Market!

20)  CATA Health Fair on 4/14

21)  World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on 4/30

23)  Hawk Island Tri Registration Open

24) Jazz at Pattengill on 4/29

25)  New Spring Tips from Van Atta’s

26)  TRIAD Senior Prom on 7/29

27)  Hunter Park Picnic Pavilion Rental

28)  Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

P.S.  Keep voting for Eastern High School right up to April 15.  They have dropped to second place so vote today!

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