Near Eastside Neighbors & Friends –
Thanks for reading! Here are a few of the things happening in and around our neighborhood for this week. If you’d like your event or activity posted here, make sure to send details to me at email@example.com or give me a call at 808-2336.
You’ll notice that the format below is a little different due to some site changes. If you want to see one of the pictures larger, just click on it and it will pop up in a larger format.
Obviously, this isn’t all of the great things/news about what’s happening in our neighborhood. Make sure to check out the NESCO website https://nescocommunity.org for more info and a neighborhood calendar (which you can post to as well!). You can also check out the NESCO Facebook page at http://facebook.com/nescoindy
9/11 Memorial Mass
9/11 Events Open to the Public
8:30 AM – Unveiling and Dedication of new piece to 911 Memorial next to IFD Station 13 ….429 W Ohio Street. The widow of General Timothy Maude will be the guest speaker. General Maude was the highest ranking military member to perish on 9-11. His widow is the sister of two Local 416 members. Challenge coins, lapel pins, and shirts available for purchase with all the proceeds going to the continued upkeep of the memorial.
12:00 PM Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 317 N New Jersey St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
4:00 PM Firefighters Local 416 “Firefighters 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony” 748 Mass Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Mass Ave Restaurants – Give Back program (All Day)
2014 Your Life Matters Decision House
I am writing to request your participation for an event hosted by the Indy Public Safety Foundation and Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Your Life Matters Decision House 2014 is the brainchild of Public Safety Director Troy Riggs. Originally implemented in 2010 in Corpus Christie, TX by then Town Manager Riggs, the idea is to visually educate young teens about the importance of good decision making. The event mission is to offer attendees an interactive/inside glimpse of bad decision making and the potential lifelong consequences that follow. The event will have several interactive components, one of which is a live action drama.
Another component of Your Life Matters Decision House is the opportunity to offer students an expo type event where they are able to meet and talk with representatives from various social service agencies. We would like to have 50 organizations with services or products helpful to teen’s mental/emotional needs for better decision making. Would you be willing to be a part of our event with a table presentation, information and giveaways for the students?
For your assistance in sending a staff member to provide information at your booth/table we will gladly recognize you as a corporate sponsor and will add your name and logo to any printed materials. We will also recognize you in our press release and any media interviews. I am confident that you will find the message for the event one that you as an organization will get behind.
The event is hosted by the Indy Public Safety Foundation and Bankers Life Fieldhouse with support of the following Public Safety agencies: IFD, IMPD, ACC, IEMS, DHS, Marion County Prosecutor’s office, Juvenile Courts and Family Advocacy.
Your Life Matters Decision House 2014 will take place on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM – students will visit the Expo from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. It will be at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis at 125 S. Pennsylvania St. Parking will be free. The target audience for this event is IPS and Private Schools, with a focus on freshmen and sophomores. Set up time will be Sunday, September 21, 2014 (more details on this and parking will be provided in a confirmation email).
I have attached a FACT sheet with additional information about all the components of Your Life Matters Decision House 2014. Your Life Matters Decision House 2013 was a huge success but we need your help to make this event a success once again this year!
If you are interested in participating in Your Life Matters Decision House 2014, please send replies, requests and questions to:
Communications and Strategic Initiatives Manager
Division of Homeland Security
Department of Public Safety
201 N. Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-327-3900 (Main Office)
Hope for the City Celebration
Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit
Quarterly meeting to celebrate, acknoweldge, and make changes to our neighborhood Quality of Life Plan. If you have items you’d like to celebrate, talk about or have put on the agenda, please call or send them to Megan Fetter 808-2336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Sunrise Sertoma
Help support the East Tenth UMC Children & Youth Center by participating in this fun event!
Eskenazi Health Center Community Day
Eskenazi Health invites you to attend Eskenazi Health Center Community Day on Sept. 13. This year’s event will be at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, 3840 N. Sherman Dr. The health fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is hosted by three Eskenazi Health Center locations, Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor, Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek and Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington.
Free health screenings will be offered during the event including asthma, cholesterol, glucose (diabetes), skin cancer, blood pressure, body mass index, STD, HIV, hearing and vision. Free immunizations for children and adults will also be offered. Shot records are required for children. In addition to the screenings, a variety of community groups will be on hand to distribute important information. This year’s event will also include exciting entertainment with a local DJ playing a variety of musical favorites.
Some of the booths that will be set up during Community Day will include information on a wide variety of topics, such as child safety, women’s health, asthma education, Medicaid, financial counseling, mental health, educational opportunities and physical fitness. In addition to the many booths and health screenings, a limited number of bicycles and helmets will be given out to health fair participants.
Please call 554.3430 for more information about Eskenazi Health Center Community Day.
Beyond Coal Events
You’re invited to our celebration and appreciation picnic! We’ll celebrate and share stories, and best
practices learned in our campaign, and discuss how we move forward to build on our success!
Saturday, September 13: Indy Beyond Coal Campaign & Power Indy Forward Celebration
& Appreciation Picnic with City-County Councillor At-Large Zach Adamson
September 13, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
at Willard Park, 1901 East Washington Street, Indianapolis
Please feel free to forward the invitation to other campaign leaders and volunteers.
*NOTE: Please RSVP so we can alert you to any event changes, and properly plan for the event. The event can be pitch-in style, and some food and drinks will be provided! Given the spirit of pitch-in style, please plan to pack you’re own favorite dishes if you have dietary or allergy considerations. Two grills are located at the shelter.
Monday, September 22: Special City-County Council Resolution Announcement
The Indianapolis City-Council Council will announce a special resolution thanking the Power
Indy Forward Campaign and IPL.
When: Monday, September 22nd, meeting begins at 7pm
Where: Public Assembly Room, City-Council Building, 200 East Washington Street
Questions: Contact Jodi,
Criminal Justice Academy
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting the fourth annual Community Justice Academy every Monday in October. The Community
Justice Academy is part of an ongoing and comprehensive effort by the Prosecutor’s Office to educate and engage citizens about crime prevention strategies and the criminal justice system.
LYN House Birthday Party
Pride – Story Slam
Come on out and share your story!
St. Matthew’s 105th Anniversary
St. Matthew’s Sunday
September 21, 2014
Keeping the Faith for 105 Years!
Service: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Church facility tours – 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cookout: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Opening of Sealed Time Capsule – 1910: 2:00 p.m.
Join us for the celebration of our 105th anniversary!
Special service; guided church tours; dinner provided by the
congregation; opening of time capsule sealed within building
in 1910…contents top secret!
2837 East New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
Reverend Ralph Wm. Spears, Pastor