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The envelope please….

It is awards season and the envelope is a major player. For the Rose Park Neighborhood Association the envelope is a way to support its efforts. You might have noticed an addressed envelope tucked into February’s door to door newsletter. Membership is $25 for the year, but donations of any size are welcomed and acknowledged! Include your email.

Next up on our calendar will be the Eggstravaganza – the spring egg action in Rose Park (8th & Orizaba). On Sunday March 25 from 10-noon. A truly great way to spend quality time with the family – FREE and all are welcome. We are pleased to – once again – be the beneficiary from Shannon Jones, Realtor who is our event sponsor AND brings baked goods and fun activities to the experience. We’ll also have the quintessential photo booth (read Facebook here), arts and crafts tables, egg races plus non-partisan voter registration (for those folks who are sitting their coffee and like to spend their time wisely) and “Speed Reader” the LB Public Library’s mobile library on a Trike.

Also in March will be our now annual Moms for a Beautiful 10th St effort which will be held at a bus stop with a focus on safety with those use the street and again decorate the 10th St. trees.

And a Indie Meet-up discussion on Being Temporary. This planning is in progress. PLEASE email for up-to-date information.

How was your day?

Being a teen is tough. Although some may report everything is ‘fine’ those of us that have past that obstacle course can still remember days that weren’t. As a neighborhood we just had our annual BIG heART  an event to support our at-risk youth in the neighborhood. It was successful. We will have funds to support art events with youth in the neighborhood.

But it is more than that. It is a commitment to the groups that work with our neighborhood youth. The Luther Burbank School and its after school program and Power 4 Youth for its weekly mentoring. There are programs at our faith based institutions. We’ve facilitated a youth empowerment initiative at our Rose Park each Spring – we are looking for a group to help in this effort (

So “how was your day“? A day can seem endless when you are 15. Is there someone to look forward to sharing your day with? A friend? A grandparent? A mentor? Can you help?