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Active Neighboring News

March 31, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Lots to enjoy this weekend and in the weeks to come:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1)                     Energy Efficient Appliances Workshop on SATURDAY
2)                     GardenHouse- Composting, CSA, Garden-in-a-Box
3)                     Job Opening -Resource Development Coordinator
4)                     Join ANC’s Team to Race for the Cure on 4/29
5)   New          Volunteering at ANC

Other Community Events

6) New Lights Off for Planet Earth on 3/31
7)                      Lansing City Market Bunny Hop on 3/31
8)                      Art Scholarship Alert Exhibition opening on 4/2
9) New          Feed the Children Spring Break Program
10)                    First Friday 1-Year Anniversary on 4/2
11)  New          First Friday Land Use Lunch – Hantz Farms on 4/6
12)  New          Safe Spaces Webinar on 4/10
13)                    Capital City Film Festival, 4/12-19
14)                    CATA’s 13th Annual Health Fair on 4/12
15)  New          TEDx Lansing on 4/13
16)                    Recycle Rama on 4/14
17)  New          Breakfast with a Cause on 4/14
18)  New          MI Children’s Trust Fund Rally on 4/19
19)                    Breakfast with Bauer on 4/19
20)  New          Sokojikara on 4/21
21)                    Homebuyer Classes from Franklin on 4/21+

Ongoing Offerings

22)  New        WierdWiwwwwWierllll
23)  New        Leaves, Grass, Yard Waste Pick Up
24)                  A Brush with Kindness (from Habitat)
25) Lansing Marathon
26)                  2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration
27) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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Active Neighboring News: Hello Dolly, Film Festivals, Gardening, Jobs, Recycling and More

Active Neighboring News

March 22, 2012

This Week’s Reason for Keeping Eastern High School Open

International Baccalaureate Program – Eastern is one of only two (2) Michigan high schools certified for the preK-12th Grade Schools Pathways Program. That has enabled Eastern to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program to high-achieving juniors and seniors. It provides challenging, college level courses not available in the regular high school curriculum. The popularity of Eastern’s IB program has grown steadily to the point where more than 700 students, including 22 out-of-district students, currently are enrolled in at least one of these advanced courses.

If Eastern were to be closed, IB officials have indicated it could be a complicated, lengthy, and possibly costly process to train all staff new to the IB requirements in order to certify Everett or Sexton for this project. In addition, taking Eastern off-line would jeopardize continuation of the fledgling IB programs at two of Eastern’s feeder schools (Post Oak Elementary School and Pattengill Middle School).

Please share this information with family, friends, neighbors and school board members. School Board members can be reached by calling Karen Potter at 517-755-1005 or emailing her at Karen.Potter@lansingschools.net.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Lots to enjoy this weekend and in the weeks to come:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1) Position Opening at ANC – AmeriCorps “Visiting Gardener”
2) Energy Efficient Appliances – Get your Kill-A-Watt Gauge on 3/31
3) New           In the GardenHouse- Composting, Summer CSA, Garden-in-a-Box
4) New           Position Opening for Resource Development Coordinator at ANC
5) New           Join ANC’s Team to Race for the Cure on 4/29

Other Community Events

6) New Hello Dolly at Eastern High School on 3/23-24-25
7) New          Fortnight Film Contest
8) New          Urban Farmer Mini-Grant due 3/23
9) 80s Flashback on 3/24
10) Build Your Own Worm Bin on 3/24
11) Garden Leader Training on 3/24
12)  New       Genessee Garden Co-Housing Tour on 3/25
13)  New       Delightful Programs at the Downtown Library
14)                 Family Clay Workshop on 3/30
15)  New       Lansing City Market Bunny Hop on 3/31
16) Uplifting Our Youth Summit on 3/31
17)  New       Art Scholarship Alert Exhibition opening on 4/2
18) First Friday 1-Year Anniversary
19)  New       Capital City Film Festival, 4/12-19
20)  New       CATA’s 13th Annual Health Fair on 4/12
21)  New       Recycle Rama on 4/14
22)  New       Breakfast with Bauer on 4/19
23)  New       Homebuyer Education Classes from Franklin

Ongoing Offerings

24)  New         A Brush with Kindness (from Habitat)
25)  New          LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
26)                   Urbandale Farm Apprenticeships and More
27)                   Farm to Table Series at CADL
28) Lansing Marathon
29)  New         2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration
30)                   Knee High Naturalists
31)                   Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep
32) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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Active Neighboring News: Lots of gardening events, position openings, home improvement and art

Active Neighboring News

March 13, 2012

This Week’s Reason for Keeping Eastern High School Open

Eastern is the “high school of choice” within the Lansing School District. Of the 1195 students now enrolled at Eastern, 53 live in the Everett attendance area, 156 are from the Sexton district, and 22 are from surrounding school systems. When one looks at the designated attendance areas for the 3 high schools, only 61% of potential Sexton students are enrolled in their assigned building. At Eastern the figure is 81%, while Everett has retained 83% of their high school residents.

If Eastern is closed, there is a good chance many parents/students would choose to transfer to one of the outlying districts, thus robbing Lansing of needed students and per pupil state aid.  Disconcerting Note: 20% of East Lansing’s current enrollment of almost 3,500 students live in the Lansing School District.

Please share this information with family, friends, and your school board members.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Ahhh….spring is nearly here. Check out the season-celebrating happenings at the Hunter Park GardenHouse and elsewhere:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1) All About Soil this Saturday, 3/17

2) New           Position Opening at ANC – AmeriCorps “Visiting Gardener”

3) New           Energy Efficient Appliances – Get your Kill-A-Watt Gauge on 3/31

Other Community Events

4)   New Garden Project Pot Luck (3/15) and Resource Center Viewing (3/20)

5)   Art Studio Wksp on TILES beginning 3/13

6)   New           Urbandale Farm Apprenticeships and More

7) 80s Flashback on 3/24

8) Build Your Own Worm Bin on 3/24

9)              Garden Leader Training on 3/24

10)  New     Family Clay Workshop on 3/30

11)  New Uplifting Our Youth Summit on 3/31

12)  New          First Friday 1-Year Anniversary

13)  Creative Tots Classes in April

14)  ANC Team forming for Race for the Cure on 4/29

Ongoing Offerings

15) Selection of Lansing’s Next Superintendent

16) Request for Assistance from Greater Lansing Food Bank

17)        Farm to Table Series at CADL

18)        Lansing Marathon

19) Knee High Naturalists

20)         Teen Community Art Project

21)        Parenting Group

22)        A Habitat House for You?

23)        Free Intro to Computers at MI Works

24) Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep

25)    Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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Active Neighboring News: Weatherization Enrollment Day, Lots of Gardening Items, Public Hearing on Casino, Arts!

Active Neighboring News

March 5, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Saturday, from 10-noon at the Center, we will be holding our final Weatherization Enrollment Day. If you would like to apply for free energy efficiency upgrades for your home, this is your last chance to do so at ANC.  Call Jessica at 367-2468 for more information.  Now, here is a start-of-the-week scoop on upcoming activities:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1)                    Urban Gardening Certificate Program beginning 3/6

2) New           All About Soil on 3/17

3) Gardeners Roundtable (ongoing every Sunday)

Other Community Events

4)  New Public Hearing on Proposed Casino on 3/7

5)  New          Art Studio Wksp on TILES beginning 3/13

6)  New          Third Thursday Gardeners Potluck on 3/14

7) New           80s Flashback on 3/24

8) New           Build Your Own Worm Bin on 3/24

9)                    Garden Leader Training on 3/24

10) New         Creative Tots Classes in April

11) New ANC Team forming for Race for the Cure on 4/29

Ongoing Offerings

12) Selection of Lansing’s Next Superintendent

13)                  Request for Assistance from Greater Lansing Food Bank

14)                 Farm to Table Series at CADL

15)                 Info from ITEC on Everyday Digital Classes

16)                 Lansing Marathon

17)                Request from League of MI Bicyclists

18)                 Knee High Naturalists

19)                 Teen Community Art Project

20)                 Parenting Group

21)                 A Habitat House for You?

22) Free       Intro to Computers at MI Works

23) Asset Independence Coalition Offers Free Tax Prep

24)    Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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