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Active Neighboring News: “Wall of Love”, Wood Window Restoration, Spaghetti Dinner, Mighty Ukes, Etc.

Active Neighboring News

April 19, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our Active Neighboring Café has been rescheduled for Monday, April 30, 7-8:30 pm at Foster Community Center. The topic is Impending School Changes and special guests include Dr. Yvonne Camaal Canul, Interim Superintendent of Lansing Schools. See #4, below, for details.  Here’s the scoop on activities this weekend and beyond:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1) Global Youth Service Day on 4/21

2) Wood Window Restoration on 4/28

3) Join ANC’s Team to Race for the Cure on 4/29

4) Active Neighboring Café on School Changes on 4/30

5) New  Radishes, Radishes, Radishes

6) New Small Fruits for Your Yard on 5/12

7) Summer CSA Sign Up

Other Community Events

8) New Cork and Canvas: Ukulele & Musical Art on 4/20

9) New  Spring 2012 Home Showcase on 4/21-22

10) The Land Grant: Art, Agriculture, Sustainability on 4/20-21

11)  New   Mobile Food Pantry on 4/21

12) Sokojikara on 4/21

13) Lansing Marathon on 4/22

14)  New Wall of Love between Eastern students and Westboro, 4/23

15) Money Smart Week from 4/21-28

16)  Homebuyer Education Classes from Franklin on 4/21+

17)  Fenner Hosts Earth Day on 4/22

18) Free Spring Home Maintenance Classes

19) Growing Fabulous Peppers on 4/26

20) New  Spaghetti Dinner Supports Two Boy Scout Troops on 4/27

21) Celebrate World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day on 4/28

22)  New  Peckham Speaker focuses on Diversity on 5/2

23)  New  Green Development/Sustainable Habitat on 5/3

24)  New   Mighty Uke Day on 5/5

25)  New  Spiritual Foundations of Tai Chi on 5/6

26)  New  WIC Offices Closed on 5/8-9

Ongoing Offerings

27)  New Tips from VanAtta’s on Timing Your Planting

28)  Mid-Day Movies at the Library

29) LPD Online Crime Reporting

30) 2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration

31) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

P.S. (Rewritten from several sources) Westboro Baptist Church (a hate group) is picketing Eastern High School in Lansing at 7:15 a.m. this coming Monday morning.  School, faith-based and civic groups are building a Wall of Love” to provide a safe passage and buffer for pedestrian Eastern High School students and those students who ride CATA and walk up from Michigan Ave.  This is an act of service to the students of EHS at the administration’s request. See # 14 below for details.

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Active Neighboring News: Wood Window Restoration, Worm Composting, Meeting on School Changes, Money Smart Week, ‘The Land Grant’

Active Neighboring News

April 12, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our Active Neighboring Café has been rescheduled for Monday, April 30, 7-8:30 pm at Foster Community Center. The topic is Impending School Changes and special guests include Dr. Yvonne Camaal Canul, Interim Superintendent of Lansing Schools. Come learn about the changes planned for Eastside schools and help generate strategies for ensuring a successful transition.  Here’s the scoop on activities this weekend and beyond:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1) Worm Composting Workshop on 4/14

2)                     Global Youth Service Day on 4/21

3)   New           Wood Window Restoration on 4/28

4)                      Join ANC’s Team to Race for the Cure on 4/29

5)   New           Active Neighboring Café on School Changes on 4/30

6)   New           Summer CSA Sign Up

7) Position Opening: Youth Coordinator

8) Volunteering at ANC

Other Community Events

9)    New TEDxLansing 2012/Media Sandbox on 4/18

10)                   Capital City Film Festival, 4/12-19

11)                   Garden Workday on 4/14

12)                   Recycle Rama on 4/14

13)                   Breakfast with a Cause on 4/14

14)                   Breakfast with Bauer on 4/19

15)  New The Land Grant: Art, Agriculture, Sustainability on 4/20-21

16)                    Sokojikara on 4/21

17)  New          Money Smart Week from 4/21-28

18)                   Homebuyer Education Classes from Franklin on 4/21+

19)                   Fenner Hosts Earth Day on 4/22

20)                   Free Spring Home Maintenance Classes

21) New          Growing Fabulous Peppers on 4/26

22) New          Celebrate World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day on 4/28

Ongoing Offerings

23)   New         Mid-Day Movies at the Library

24) Northstar Center Photo Exhibit

25) Copper Theft Prevention Tips from LPD

26) LPD Online Crime Reporting

27) CARE needs Volunteers

28) A Brush with Kindness (from Habitat)

29) Lansing Marathon

30) 2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration

31) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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Active Neighboring News: Detroit’s Hantz Farms, Bike Share, Film Fest, TEDx, Earth Day Celebrations, Photo Exhibits

Active Neighboring News

April 5, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Happy Easter!  Lots to enjoy this weekend and in the weeks to come:

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities
1) New           Job Openings at ANC
2) GardenHouse- Worm Composting & More
3) Join ANC’s Team to Race for the Cure on 4/29
4) Volunteering at ANC

Other Community Events
5)                    First Friday Land Use Lunch – Hantz Farms on 4/6
6) New         First Friday Celebration on 4/6
7)   New         First Contact on 4/7
8)   New         Urbandale Farm Chipping Party on 4/7
9) New         Capital Community Bike Share Charrette on 4/9
10) New         Clean up at Baker-Donora on 4/10
11) New         Free Spring Home Maintenance Classes
12) New         Onion Planting at Urbandale Farm on 4/11
13) New         Everyday Digital Adult Computer Classes beginning
14) Capital City Film Festival, 4/12-19
15) CATA’s 13th Annual Health Fair on 4/12
16)  New TEDx Lansing on 4/13
17)  New        Garden Workday on 4/14
18) Recycle Rama on 4/14
19)     Breakfast with a Cause on 4/14
20) MI Children’s Trust Fund Rally on 4/19
21) Breakfast with Bauer on 4/19
22)       Sokojikara on 4/21
23) Homebuyer Education Classes from Franklin on 4/21+
24)  New       Fenner Hosts Earth Day on 4/22

Ongoing Offerings

25)  New       Northstar Center Photo Exhibit
26) New        Copper Theft Prevention Tips from LPD
27) New        LPD Online Crime Reporting
28) New        CARE needs Volunteers
29) A Brush with Kindness (from Habitat)
30) New        Update from the Land Bank
31)                 Lansing Marathon
32) 2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration
33) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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