Spring Fling

Tonight’s VPNA annual meeting was a hit! Thank you to our speakers: Jason LaBrado from Neighborhood Housing Services, Wendy Larimore from Boise Parks and Rec, and Jay Story from Boise West End. Thank you also to everyone who contributed their voice to the meeting. We are so excited for all the new board members!

Now on to Spring Fling, it’s just a couple days away!Spring fling

Spring Fling Block Party at
Davis Park Apartments
Thursday, April 23rd
6-8pm
929 N. 28th Street

NHS is partnering with the Boise Bicycle Project for a bike giveaway and rodeo for Davis Park Apartments’ residents. There will also be other activities and a potluck! All are welcome to attend.

More info:
If you bring a dish please bring a copy of the recipe in case anyone wants to make it on their own. We plan on having some other activities including face painting, yarn crafts, how many m&m’s are in this jar, bag toss, etc. One more thing we are also doing a house wares drive so if you have any old items (forks, spoons, bowls, plates etc.) that you are looking to rid yourself of during your spring cleaning please bring them for repurposing or simply pick up a new shampoo, soap, detergent to donate. All of these are optional of course as we only truly care about your presence.

Donations and annual meeting

Save the date: VPNA’s annual meeting will be Monday, April 20

Are you doing spring cleaning? Do you have items that you no longer need that you want to donate? Please consider giving them to residents of the Davis Park Apartments. Many families are also in need of bathroom supplies. New toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, detergent, deodorant, loufa, floss, etc.

Donations can be brought to the VPNA annual meeting. Jason LaBrado from Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) will be there to collect them, talk about upcoming events, and answer any questions. Items can also be brought to the NHS office (3380 W. Americana Terrace Suite 120, Boise). Large items (like furniture) should be brought directly to the Spring Fling event (April 23 at Davis Park Apartments, more details to follow).

 

30th Street Cultural Arts Plan wins award

From the city’s Screen shot 2015-02-13 at 1.32.15 PMBuilding Boise Newsletter: Idaho Smart Growth awarded their 2014 GrowSmart Award for Community Excellence to the Cultural Arts Plan for Boise’s 30th Street Neighborhood. The plan was funded through the City’s “Percent-forArt” program and created by artist Stephanie Inman along with City team members Karen Bubb (Arts & History) and Kathleen Lacey (PDS) and members of the Veteran’s Park Neighborhood Association. Two ongoing projects from the plan are Water Chutes and the Whittier Elementary Artful Boundary. Water Chutes, a sculpture by artist Dirk Anderson, will be installed in the Stewart Ave./Whitewater Park Blvd. roundabout. The Whittier Elementary Artful Boundary will be designed and installed in 2015 under the guidance of artists Marge and Dennis Proksa. The project will integrate design concepts produced by Whittier students and the community.

World Explorers Workshop – Participants and Volunteers Wanted

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World explorers are kids that use their own creative powers in order to find clues about some of the greatest mysteries in science and thePracticalPlantoidGraphic world around us. On Saturday February 21st and 28th, we will be making some fun and fundamental tools for science and exploration using with a hands-on kit that you can make and take home.

This workshop will be at the Davis Park Apartments in conjunction with Neighborhood Housing Services. To sign up as a participant or volunteer, please contact Emily Pohlman, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator at epohlman@nhsid.org We are especially looking for girls age 8+. Spaces are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible. More info at http://www.citizenscientificworkshop.com/event/world-explorers-workshop/

Volunteers needed for Whittier art

Whittier Art Boundary Project – Volunteer Requests

1) January 29/30 – Call for Artists to assist students January 29th and 30th, Thursday/Friday, as students draw concepts for the art project at Whittier Elementary

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – artist volunteers may come at times convenient for them, 1 hour, 2 hours or more

Artists are asked to contact Kathleen Lacey klacey@cityofboise.org to sign up. This is a great opportunity for artists to donate just a bit of time to assist students whose concepts will inform the final art boundary project.

2) February – ART PARTY! at Whittier Elementary – Date to be determined,

Parents, neighbors, friends are invited to help students as they draw their favorite concept on large mural panels.

We seek musicians to enliven the hours the students will be painting and help create a great celebration!