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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: 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: Pumpkin Painting, Blues, Crime Mapping, Restoration, Container Gardening

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

If you have some time this Saturday, feel free to stop by our Restoration Works houses anytime between 9 am and 3 pm to help out with painting, insulating, door and trim treatments, and removing waste from the house.  Sean Huberty, LCC instructor, will be on site to direct the action, and to create learning opportunities for folks interested in learning more about old house restoration!

And, of course, there are all of these other events and activities to consider:

1)   New  Pumpkin Painting this Saturday

2)   New Great Pumpkin Walk today (10/27)

3) New New Crime Mapping Website

4) Bluesy Benjamin Hall on Oct. 28, 29

5)  Live Music with Matt Bliton on Oct. 29

6)  Nuclear Weapons Panel Discussion on Oct. 29

7) Fenner Offerings

8.   New  REOtown Streetscape Meeting on Nov.1

9) New Low-Cost, Low-Tech Fixes for Heat Leaky Houses

10) New d’Ear Trail 10K Race 2011 & 5K Nature Walk

11)  Design Lansing on Nov. 9 (Master Plan!)

12)  Unveiling the Non-Motorized Plan on Nov. 10

13) New Container Gardening at the GardenHouse on Nov. 12

14) New Openers for Great Start Readiness

15) New Mid-Day Movies (Free)
16) Latest on the Armory

17) Offerings from CADL

18. Home Improvement Workshops from HERO

19) Green Bow/Improv Guitar on Nov. 16

20) Science for Everyone/Community Book Club on Nov. 28

21)  Lansing Art Gallery offers holiday Workshops!

22) New Interesting Ways to Add Usable Spaces to Your Old House, Dec. 8

23) Quote of the Week

See you around the neighborhood!

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