This issue reports on activities over the past quarter, including:
- The WSU Farmers Market, page 1
- Campus gardens, page 1
- The Cities and Food class, p 3 (Seminars by community-based experts in this class are open to the public; please email me if you are interested in getting information about the seminar series when it is finalized)
- SEED Wayne’s 5th Annual Harvest Dinner, page 3
- Urban Ag ordinance and the Hantz Woodlands land sale, p 4 (As you may have heard, City Council voted yesterday, December 11, to sell more than 1,500 parcels on Detroit’s eastside to Hantz Woodlands; last week, December 6, the City Planning Commission voted to adopt the Urban Agriculture Ordinance, with a date as yet pending for the City Council to take it up)
- Plus, the usual, SEED Wayne partners on page 3, and Calendar of Events on page 7. Please note that Earthworks has an open house until December 14, 11 am to 7 pm, with lots of honey, jams, and other gift items for sale made on location.
All of us at SEED Wayne are grateful for your continuing support, participation, and friendship! Our best wishes for a great holiday season: Happy Hanukkah (somewhat belated!), Solstice, and Kwanza, and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate these holidays! We look forward to connecting with you in 2013.
For more information about SEED Wayne please visit: www.clas.wayne.edu/seedwayne.
You are invited to join us at our community meeting on October 25, 2012 and learn about youth program information including youth jobs, afterschool programs and more. Dinner begins at 5:30pm and the meeting begins at 6:00pm at Central Collegiate Academy located on 2425 Tuxedo, Detroit, MI. The block club that has the most members in attendance will win a holiday block party. To RSVP or for more information please call 313-556-2025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are from an organization or business that serves youth and would like a table please email CMcCord@VanguardCDC.org.
You are invited to join us for our annual North End Community Dinner on Monday, October 1st, 5:30pm at Triumph Church. Triumph Church is located at 2760 East Grand Boulevard. To RSVP please call 313-556-2025 or email CMcCord@VanguardCDC.org.
We look forward to seeing you and your neighbor!
USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter and Wayne State University are working together to create Detroit’s first ever Better Blockon September 22-23, 2012. The aim is to make the chosen block a model of what can happen when sustainable design is applied to an underserved urban area. The site will feature pop-up vendors, food and drinks, work by local artists and artisans, and entertainment and exhibits from nearby venues.
Better Block Detroit will take place in conjunction with the Detroit Design Festival. Events will run Saturday, September 22 from 9am until 8pm, and on Sunday, September 23 from 9am-5pm. Bring friends and family for a great time, to help invigorate Detroit, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME.
We are located at E. Grand Blvd. and St. Antoine St. in Detroit. For more information about Better Block Detroit please visit: http://betterblockdetroit.tumblr.com/
DETROIT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROMOTION TO HOST ANNUAL IMMUNIZATION FAIR
Eligible children newborn through 18 years of age can receive free immunizations for a host of diseases including polio, rubella, measles, mumps, tetanus, chicken pox, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and Hepatitis B. Parents and guardians should bring a copy of their child’s shot record, identification and insurance card if Medicaid insures. Participants are eligible for shots if they are under-insured or have no insurance.
Free Immunizations are available on Aug. 28, Sept. 6 & Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Herman Kiefer, 1151 Taylor.
For more information, please call (313) 876-4334.
DETROIT HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROVIDES BIRTH AND IMMUNIZATION RECORDS FOR CHILDREN BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS
The Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion (DHWP) provides birth and immunization records needed before children go back to school.
Birth Records - DHWP requires proper identification for birth application requests. Individuals under the age of 16 are unable to request a copy of their own record. The Vital Records Division is located at 1151 Taylor and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (313) 876-4929.
Immunizations - Immunizations are available on Aug. 28, Sept. 6 & Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Herman Kiefer, 1151 Taylor. For more information, call (313) 876-4334.
RECREATION CENTERS TO CLOSE AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 7 FOR CLEAN UP, PAINT UP, FIX UP!
City of Detroit Recreation Centers will be closed from August 27 – September 7 as the staff cleans, sanitizes, and completes repairs at the centers. For information, call 224-1129 or your local recreation center.
RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO HOST OPEN HOUSES SEPT. 10-14
Detroit residents can visit their local recreation centers and learn more about the programs and services available during a series of open houses September 10 – 14.
Patton Recreation Center, 2031 Woodmere | 628-2000 5 – 7 p.m.
Adams/Butzel Complex, 10500 Lyndon | 628-0990 5 – 7 p.m.
Adams/Butzel Complex, 10500 Lyndon | 628-0990 5 – 7 p.m.
Clemente Recreation Center, 2631 Bagley | 224-0228 1 – 7 p.m.
Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser | 628-2047 5 – 7 p.m.
Farwell Recreation Center, 2781 E. Outer Drive | 628-2028 Noon–2 p.m. (Seniors) 4–6 p.m. (General)
Coleman Young Recreation Center
2751 Robert Bradby Drive Dr. | 628-0995 5 – 6 p.m.
Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. | 628-2039 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Butzel Family Center, 7734 Kercheval | 628-2100 Noon – 2 p.m. & 4 – 6 p.m.
Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade | 224-9334 5 – 7 p.m.
Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon | 628-2030 5 – 7 p.m.
Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort | 628-0956 5 – 7 p.m.
Lipke Recreation Center, 19320 Van Dyke | 628-0937 4 – 7 p.m.
RECYCLE PRINTER CARTRIDGES, CELL PHONES AND SMALL ELECTRONICS WITH RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Do you have any printer toner and ink cartridges, cell phones or small electronics (cameras, iPods, MP3 players, laptop computers, GPS systems) that you need to recycle? The City of Detroit Recreation Department recycles these items at the following locations:
Detroit Recreation Department Patton Recreation Center
Northwest Activities Center 2307 Woodmere
18100 Meyers Road – Upper Level
Lipke Recreation Center Young Recreation Center
19320 Van Dyke 2751 Robert Bradby
Crowell Recreation Center Heilmann Recreation Center
16630 Lahser Rd. 19601 Crusade
For more information, please call 224-1125.
To see more of the City Briefs for September 2012 click here: City Briefs September 2012.
Dally in the Alley
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
North Cass Community Union
4632 Second Detroit, MI 48201
What began as an inner city art fair in 1977 evolved into a performing arts festival when it was moved to its present alley and renamed in 1982 to “DALLY IN THE ALLEY”, the title of a medieval drinking song. Great musical talent, good beer and a remarkable string of fabulous September weather has indelibly marked the alley at Second and Forest in Detroit ’s Cass Corridor as the site of the best music festival in the Midwest .
Join Fifth Third Bank and Vanguard CDC on August 29, 2012 for the Fifth Third Bank E-Bus!!!
• Money management and budgeting advice from certified credit counselors
• Receive home foreclosure prevention information
• Visit with MI Child to sign your child up for free or low cost health insurance with the State of Michigan
• Meet representatives from nonprofit organizations in your community to receive information and resources for health, dental, food and other basic needs
• Receive a free copy of your credit report
• Apply for a free cell phone
• Vin Etching
*Free food will also be available for all e-bus participants.
To download a PDF of the flier click here: ebus flier
Please find attached three job descriptions for job openings in Midtown for the Raw Café. All interested parties should forward their resumes to email@example.com.