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Active Neighboring News: Holiday Events (including CATA rides on New Years Eve), Recycling, Kwanzaa, and yes, Gardening!

Active Neighboring News

December 22, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This is the final Active Neighboring News of 2011.  All of us at ANC wish you a delightful, healthy holiday and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

1.           New: Holiday Drop in at REACH Studio on THURSDAY

2.           New: Special Winter Solstice Yoga on THURSDAY

3.           New: Advent House Christmas Breakfast on SUNDAY

4.           New: Trash and Recycling next week

5.           New: Wonderland of Lights – ongoing

6.                     St. Stephens Celebrates Kwanzaa on 12/26

7.           New: CATA encourages safe drive home on New Year’s Eve

8.                     CATA Service over the holidays

9.                     Prostate Cancer Forum at Sparrow on 1/12

10.                   Changes with ITEC’s Every Digital Classes beginning in January

11.         New: NECESSARY! on 1/13-14

12.                   Garden Leaders Training beginning in January

13.                   Rebuilding Together Applications due 1/20

14.                   Recycle Old Meds on 1/28

15.                   Survey/Gardening Needs of People with Disabilities

16.                   Bea Christy Dinner on Feb. 10-Save the Date!

Ongoing Offerings

17.         New: Are You Aware that…..

18.         New: Winter Activities Guide

19.         New: Snow Angels

20.                   National Parks Mystery Book

21.                   Winter and Holiday Safety Tips from LPD

22.                   Free Intro to Computers at MI Works

23.                   Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep

24.                   Mid-Day Movies (Free)

25.                   Quote of the Week

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Active Neighboring News: Uke Sing-along, Kids Clay Workshop, Concerts, Open Houses, and Safe Shopping Tips

Active Neighboring News

December 15, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

So very much to choose from during this busy and special season:

1.    New: Uke Holiday Sing-along on SATURDAY

2.    New:         Free Homeownership Workshop on SATURDAY

3.   Children’s Holiday Clay Workshop on SATURDAY

4.                    Sistrum Concert on FRIDAY & SATURDAY

5.                    Mobile Pantry on SATURDAY

6.                    Habitat Open House on SATURDAY

7.    New:         Invitation from Joan Bauer on 12/19

8.    New:         CATA Celebrates on the Buses

9.    New:         CATA Service over the holidays

10.                   Fenner Offers Boy Scout Badge Workshops

11.                   Fenner offers “Winter Break Adventures”, beginning 12/19

12.  New: St. Stephens Celebrates Kwanzaa on 12/26

13.  New:         Prostate Cancer Forum at Sparrow on 1/12

14.                  Garden Leaders Training beginning in January

15.  New:        Changes with ITEC’s Every Digital Classes beginning in January

16.  New: Rebuilding Together Applications due 1/20

17.  New:        Recycle Old Meds on 1/28
18.  New:        Survey/Gardening Needs of People with Disabilities

19.                  Bea Christy Dinner on Feb. 10-Save the Date!

Ongoing Offerings

20. New:          National Parks Mystery Book

21. New:          Winter and Holiday Safety Tips from LPD

22. New:          Free Intro to Computers at MI Works

23. New:          We Love the Winter Sunshine at VanAtta’s

24.                  Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep

25.                  Swap old holiday lights for LED lights

26.                  Mid-Day Movies (Free)

27. Offerings from CADL

28.                  Quote of the Week

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Active Neighboring News: Holiday Parties, ‘Restoration’ Workshop, Poetry and Music, Cafe’ and More

Active Neighboring News

December 7, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The next five days are jam-packed with neighborhood events, beginning tonight with ENO’s Annual Holiday Part; Thursday’s Restoration Works Tour and Tutorial Thursday (#1 below); on Friday a choice between  a fundraiser for The Ear or Jazz at Dem Hall; and on Saturday, an opportunity to participate in a discussion about potential uses of Land Bank-owned Commercial Properties at the Active Neighboring Café.  Check these out and more:

1.             Add Usable Spaces to Your Old House, THURSDAY

2.   New:  “generations—a night of poetry and music”, FRIDAY

3.   New: Jazz at Dem Hall, FRIDAY

4.   New:  Meeting on Utility Worker Training Program FRIDAY

5.            Active Neighboring Café on Land Bank Properties SATURDAY

6.            Lansing Art Gallery offers holiday Workshops!

7.           Capital Area Humane Society Holiday Open House on 12/10

8.            A Not So Silent Night on 12/10

9.           Gingerbread House Contest at City Market on 12/10

10.  New: Community Garden in Potter Walsh Meeting on 12/12

11.  New: Sistrum Concert on 12/16-17

12.  New: Mobile Pantry on 12/17

13.          Habitat Open House on 12/17

14.         Fenner Offers Boy Scout Badge Workshops

15.         Fenner offers “Winter Break Adventures”, beginning 12/19

16.          Lansing Parks and Rec Offerings

17.          Garden Leaders Training beginning in January

18.          ITEC offers Every Digital Computer Classes beginning in January

19.          Bea Christy Dinner on Feb. 10-Save the Date!

Ongoing Offerings

20.         T’is the Season at VanAtta’s

21.         Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep

22.         Rebuilding Together Ingham County 2012 Applications

23.         Moms, Make $10 by Taking a MSU Survey!

24.         Buy your Xmas Tree from Habitat

25.         Swap old holiday lights for LED lights

26.         Mid-Day Movies (Free)

27.         Free Tutoring at Eastern High School

28.         Free Homework Help at the Downtown Library

29.         Offerings from CADL

30.         Quote of the Week

P.S. I just came from the graduation ceremony honoring the first graduates of ITEC’s Everyday Digital Class.  Today’s program was a moving tribute to the energy and discipline of adult computer novices—many from the Eastside– in learning basic digital skills.  How wonderful that this opportunity is available here in the neighborhood—right over at Foster Community Center where ITEC is housed.  See # 18 below for information on upcoming sessions and help spread the word!

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Active Neighboring News: First Friday, Winter Break Adventures, A Not So Silent Night, Boy Scout Badges, Everyday Digital Classes

Active Neighboring News

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Winter has truly arrived! Check out all the ways to celebrate the season:

1. New: Mid-MEAC First Friday Luncheon TODAY

2. Free After School Art Program at REACH Studio

3. Lansing Art Gallery offers holiday Workshops!

4. ENO Annual Holiday Party on 12/7

5. Interesting Ways to Add Usable Spaces to Your Old House, 12/8

6. Active Neighboring Café on Commercial Properties on 12/10

7. New: Capital Area Humane Society Holiday Open House on 12/10

8. New: A Not So Silent Night on 12/10

9. Gingerbread House Contest at City Market on 12/10

10. Habitat Open House on 12/17

11. New: Fenner Offers Boy Scout Badge Workshops

12. Fenner offers “Winter Break Adventures”, beginning 12/19

13. Lansing Parks and Rec Offerings

14. New: Garden Leaders Training beginning in January

15. New: ITEC offers Every Digital Computer Classes beginning in January

16. Bea Christy Dinner on Feb. 10-Save the Date!

Ongoing Offerings

17. New: T’is the Season at VanAtta’s

18. New: Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep

19. Seasonal Yard Waste Collection

20. Rebuilding Together Ingham County 2012 Applications

21. Moms, Make $10 by Taking a MSU Survey!

22. “State of Health” for Ingham County

23. Buy your Xmas Tree from Habitat

24. Understanding Your Credit Report and Score at MSUFCU

25. Swap old holiday lights for LED lights

26. Utility Worker Training Program-Great new opportunity!!!

27. New: More on ‘Everybody Eats’ Conference

28. Mid-Day Movies (Free)

29. Free Tutoring at Eastern High School

30. Free Homework Help at the Downtown Library

31. New: Crime Mapping Website

32. Offerings from CADL

33. Quote of the Week

See you around the neighborhood!

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