Nuestra Casa Updates
I don’t know about all of my neighbors, but I am so happy it is starting to feel like fall! Something about the leaves changing and the air feeling crisp in the morning just makes me feel renewed. What I also love is seeing kids going back into the schools in our neighborhood and new programs getting started for everybody to get involved in.
Here at Nuestra Casa, we work to provide opportunities for neighborhood connections and opportunities for people to gather to make the community we live in better. This month, we have a range of neighborhood events happening at Nuestra Casa.
What about family-friendly events?? Something I’ve heard from neighbors that they’d like to see here at Nuestra Casa is more family-oriented events so parents can bring their kids as they join in building neighborhood connections. This month, there is definitely something for everybody in the family to enjoy!
This month’s big event…
Chili Potluck (YUM) and Pumpkin Carving (FUN)
Saturday, October 21 from 12pm-2pm
It’s a personal goal to combine YUM and FUN in as many of my life activities as possible, so I couldn’t be more excited about this event!
CHILI POTLUCK: Bring your family’s best chili recipe or maybe an accompaniment to chili (i.e. cornbread, tortilla chips, popcorn, cheese, or sour cream).
PUMPKIN CARVING: Get ready to enter into a fun, easy going pumpkin carving competition. Please bring carving tools and pumpkins if you are able. We will have some carving tools and donated pumpkins provided for any neighbors who cannot bring their own. If you are able, please help by bringing your own. We’re going to have some fun kid prizes and prizes for grown-ups, so bring your best carving game!
PS–Block Connectors, Remember this event is an opportunity for you to engage with a new neighbor and have fun! Invite your whole block if you can! Let’s make sure every doorstep has a spooky pumpkin out front! 🙂
Monday, October 9: Affordable housing action team. This team meets regularly to continue efforts in making our neighborhood a more affordable place for all income families to have quality places to live. What about you? If you’re wondering why you might want to attend this meeting, here are 3 excellent reasons!
1) Get assistance finding affordable housing
2) Learn how you can volunteer to help neighbors provide affordable housing or making a property more affordable by
3) Invest in creating affordable housing in Westcore Neighborhood with finances
Wednesday, October 11: Create & Connect Group. This group of neighbors is gathering monthly to build friendships with neighbors while enjoying their crafting hobbies together! Some knit, some crochet, some embroider, and some come to just enjoy the community while giving tips and pointers to those who are working on learning those skills! I attended last month and learned how to knit for the first time!! I am now on my way to having a cute headband (with lots of strange frays because, let’s be honest, I’ve been making a lot of mistakes as a first-timer) ;-P
NOVEMBER! Briefly looking ahead into November, a great opportunity is coming up! A Westcore neighbor has reserved Nuestra Casa for teaching a bread-making class! Perfect timing right before the holidays! Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to join this class. Yes, you should be that person who shows up to the family holiday meals with easy-to-make homemade bread!
Thanks for keeping up with the blog!! Reading this shows that you are about making this neighborhood a better place to live in, and that you are considering participation in some of our free events! We believe life is better together, so thank you!
Nuestra Casa is the “Gathering Place” for our neighborhood organization- Westcore Neighbors. This is a place for community development meetings, teaching, tutoring, social gatherings, relationship building, skills classes, and connection groups. Nuestra Casa can also be reserved for private use by emailing email@example.com .