Beginning on Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 7 pm, the first in a series of “pop up biergartens” will take place at the intersection of five distinct alleyways between Gilbert and Copelen Streets in Walnut Hills. This unique area is currently being reclaimed from years of neglect and abandonment, in the process transforming it into a viable, public event and green space in the heart of Walnut Hills. As the summer progresses, groups of volunteers will continue to descend upon and transform this space into a sustainable asset for the community.
THIS Saturday, May 18!!!
Come help us with our progressive transformation of this incredible hidden community asset. Sign up to volunteer at: email@example.com with “volunteer” in the subject line.
Volunteers sign in starting at 8:30 am @ 791 E. McMillan (park in lot next to building or across the street).
1. Sign in – grab some snacks
2. Get paired up with your volunteer team
3. Get your tools
At 9:00 — we hit the Alley and the business district with all our might.
What will we be doing?
This is part of a monthly series of clean up events to clean and clear the 5-point alley network between Gilbert and Copelen Streets. We will be clearing weeds, mulching, painting, removing graffiti, and picking up litter and trash.
What will you need?
Feel free to bring a pair of garden gloves or tools if you want to use your own. We will have some tools available via the Cincinnati ToolBank. Make sure to wear long pants, closed toe shoes and socks.
Who will be there?
We will be joined by Spring in our Steps – the volunteer group dedicated to helping beautify neighborhoods by cleaning their alleyways, sidewalks and staircases. SIOS will be our partner for the entire Summer!
Come be a part of making Walnut Hills beautiful!
Again this year, CPS is confronting a multi-million dollar budget gap that must be closed by the end of June 2013. What are your ideas to reduce expenses or increase revenue and address systemic fiscal challenges?
Share Your Ideas and Make Your Voice Heard!
Monday, May 13 – 6:30 p.m.
Shroder High School Cafeteria
5030 Duck Creek Road (45227)
Wednesday, May 29 – 6:30 p.m.
Midway Elementary School Cafeteria
3156 Glenmore Avenue (45211)
Sponsored by the Family and Civic Engagement Team (FACET)*
*FACET is a diverse group of parents, community members and supporting CPS staff who report to the Cincinnati Board of Education’s Partnership and Public Engagement Committee.
Every Monday in May, 4-7 p.m.: Bicycle Happy Hour at the Brew House – anyone with a bike helmet gets a free appetizer
May 25, 7-10 p.m.: Dinner + Bikes at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House – Join us for a traveling road show of vegan food and bicycle inspiration! Joshua Ploeg will delight with a vegan buffet dinner, Elly Blue will present about transportation equity, and Joe Biel will show a near complete excerpt from Aftermass, his forthcoming documentary about the history of bicycle activism in Portland. Then we’ll talk local issues and peruse the traveling bookstore.
May 30, 6-7 p.m.: Fix a Flat & Bike Maintenance – learn basic bike mechanics @ McMillan & Chatham
June 2, 2-3 p.m.: Walnut Hills Architectural Bike Tour – leaving from McMillan & Chatham
• Are you looking for a front row seat for the Flying Pig marathon?
• Would you like to receive a free T-Shirt to add to your Spring wardrobe?
• Would you like to have breakfast with a great group of folks at our historic Stowe House?
• Would you like to help support our historic Stowe House with a financial contribution that won’t cost you a penny?
If you answered a resounding “YES” to any one or all of these questions, then have we got a deal for you!
Just go to www.flyingpigmarathon.com
Scroll down to “Volunteer Now”
Click on to sign up with a registered group.
Scroll down and click on to Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Complete the Registration Information form (the password is ‘stowehouse’)
And then just show up at the Stowe House on the morning of the race at 7:00 am.
We will be a runner feed station on MLK as the 1’2 marathoners approach the Gilbert Avenue turn. This volunteer station will prepare and distribute orange slices to the runners as they pass by.
Once the runners have all rounded the corner of MLK at Gilbert, we will clean up the station and proceed to the Stowe House where the president of the Board of the Friends of Stowe (our very own Chris DeSimeo) will prepare a breakfast repast that will be envy of all.
This is a limited time opportunity for a few willing volunteers. Our volunteer sign up ends on April 24. So don’t get left out. Sign up NOW!