Ways to Volunteer, National Grilled Cheese Day, and more in your Weekly Round Up!

I’m back with your weekly round up! Thankfully, we’ve seen our share of spring this week, both in sunshine and showers. Here’s hoping we’re on our way to warmer, brighter days.

Want to get involved in the neighborhood? Here’s how you can!

We’re celebrating Earth Day on April 20th by cleaning up the East Main St. corridor. We’re meeting at First English Lutheran Church at 9 AM then splitting up to pick up trash, plant community gardens, and take down overgrown brush. We always finish our clean up back at First English with a big community cookout at noon! If you’d like to help us make Main St. shine, you can sign up to be a volunteer here! Our project is listed as Beautify E. Main St.

The Harmony Project is partnering with the South Side community to paint store fronts, build a new playground at Fairwood Park, and clean up Livingston Avenue from April 22nd through the 28th. To find out more about this project visit the Harmony Project. If you’d like to help our South Side neighbors you can Sign up to be a volunteer!

Blackburn Recreation Center is under construction, but it’s still got all sorts of programs for youth and adults alike! Drop by the center and check out their weight and cardio rooms, pottery classes, and basketball leagues. Have a special talent? Sign up to teach a workshop at our recreation center. And be on the lookout for the brand new spray ground, expected to open for the summer season this year!

Finally, today is National Grilled Cheese Day! Celebrate by stopping by The Tavern  for one of their killer red masher grilled cheeses or swing by Angry Baker and try their Pepper Havarti Grilled Cheese with bacon and apple.  In a breakfast for dinner mood? Head down the street to L’appat to grab a grilled egg and cheese panini.

And for your weekly inspiration, check out this awesome art project by Candy Chang. It’s a great way to beautify an abandoned building and get people talking!

Have a great weekend neighbors!




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