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).
See plans and have your say at the open house for the State St/Veterans Memorial Parkway/36th St intersection.
What: State Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway/36th Street Intersection Open House
When: 4/2/2015 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: ACHD Auditorium | 3775 Adams Street | Garden City, ID
More info here.
The students at Whittier had a ton of fun contributing their ideas to the art boundary. Thanks to photographer Stephanie Inman for “capturing the energy and delight of the day.” (Kathleen Lacey, City of Boise) See more at our photo gallery.
From the city’s Building 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 are kids that use their own creative powers in order to find clues about some of the greatest mysteries in science and the 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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
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 email@example.com 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!
Parts of the greenbelt, including the Pleasanton Ave extension and northward along the east side of the Boise River, will be closed starting January 12. The closure is expected to last until the completion of Esther Simplot Park in Fall 2015. See this map for the location as well as detours.
Volunteers will be mobilized next Saturday, November 15 to rake leaves in our community. If you know someone who is elderly or disabled and could use a helping hand this fall, please contact Emily Pohlman from Neighborhood Housing Services at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. More details at Rake up Boise.
On Monday, October 20 at 6:30PM there will be a public meeting about the Artful Boundary, the new upcoming art wall at Whittier school. The meeting is in the Whittier gymnasium.
In the meeting, the designers will present their past work and request your input on the design of this project. Be there to express your opinions!
Whittier Project Information
Please bring Halloween costumes you would like to donate to the Davis Park Apartments multi-purpose room during the next two Saturdays (10/11 and 10/18) from noon-2:00 pm. They will be given to kids who live in the apartments so they can participate in Halloween activities at school and in the neighborhood. Thank you!