It’s fall in Forrest Hills! Mark your calendars for a busy season of neighborhood events. Dates and descriptions below. Since we have limited funding to support printed flyers, the best source for last minute details is the neighborhood listserv and facebook page.
October 12 Knitting Tutorial
October 13 FHNA Neighborhood Meeting
October 17 Flamingo Friday
October 31 Halloween Caravan
November 9 Chili Cook-off
December 6 Holiday Progressive
Knitting Tutorial – Sunday, October 12th at 2PM
Location: In the greenspace – weather permitting
What better way to usher in the fall season that learn how to knit a scarf! Drop by (no pre-registration required) the greenspace – Jessica Parilla will bring knitting needles, yarn and patterns and show you the simple stitches involved in knitting. If you would like to take the knitting needles and yarn home to continue your project, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can bring items for you to purchase.
Neighborhood-wide Meeting – Monday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia Presbyterian Church sanctuary, enter back door, near parking lot)
We realize this is on Columbus Day but it is the best date to host a meeting as it preceeds many of our most popular fall events. The agenda also includes a discussion about the potential annexation of our neighborhood into Avondale Estates. Members of the neighborhood who support, oppose and remain undecided will share their opinions. The mayor of Avondale Estates will be present to answer questions. For additional info on the proposed annexation please visit: http://forresthillsneighborhood.org/category/avondale-estates-annexation/
Flamingo Friday – October 17th
Monthly, informal parties hosted by neighbors, BYOB and BYOS(nack) to share
Contact Kate Pawlicki (email@example.com or via facebook) if you would like to host our last Flamingo of the season on October 17th.
Halloween Caravan – Friday, October 31
Join the annual neighborhood caravan where families trick-or-treat door-to door en masse. The route is changed annually so we can rotate past different homes each year. If you are on the route -be forewarned- stock up on candy! The caravan continues to grow each year, multiplying the fun for adults and kids alike. The route map will be publicized on facebook and via the listserve.
Halloween Decorating Contest
Bring out the ghosts and goblins for the crowning of our inaugural “best decorated” Halloween house! If you have questions please contact coordinator and Halloween enthusiast, Michael David Ash Sharbough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chili Cook-off Fundraiser – November 9, 2014
Hosted by Kate and Nate Pawlicki (thank you!) on N. Carter Rd., neighbors cook up their best chili to compete for first prize; through blind taste-testing, attendees vote on the finalist who will be awarded a fantastic prize! This also serves as a neighborhood fundraiser; details on entering the cook-off will be announced on facebook and the listserv.
FHNA Holiday Progressive – December 6th
Jennifer Murkison will return as coordinator for our much loved Holiday Progressive allowing neighbors to socialize and kick the holiday season into full swing with open house style parties. The parties are potluck so hosts are only responsible for opening their doors to guests. We are looking for volunteers to host the appetizer and dessert rounds of the fiesta. Potluck sign-ups for appetizers and desserts will be on google docs and posted online closer to the event. Please contact Jennifer (email@example.com) or Elaina Ouimet (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to host!
Neighbors who are not connected online
The FHNA board is working to identify neighbors who are not connected to the neighborhood via facebook, the listserv or our neighborhood website. We will make a special effort to make sure these neighbors receive printed information about neighborhood issues and events. Unfortunately, due to the cost of printing and mailing flyers (our mailman does not allow us to put them in mailboxes), we cannot do this consistently for the entire neighborhood. If you are someone who is not online, or if you know a neighbor who is not, please contact Josh McDowell at email@example.com