Chili Cook-Off Porch Party | Saturday January 20

Image result for bowl of chili cartoonChili Cook-Off Porch Party
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
5-8PM
Home of Kevin Mort | 777 26th Ave N

Time to Go Caroling!

charliebrowncaroling2nd Annual Holiday Caroling in the Heights

Warm up those windpipes, it’s time for our SECOND annual Holiday Caroling in the Heights!

What?
Holiday Caroling in the Heights

When?
Wednesday, December 13th
6:30-8:30PM

Where?
Meet at Amy and Phillip Morrow’s home @ 795 25th Ave N

How?
Wear your festive holiday gear, show up, and be ready to bring the cheer!

Visit the Facebook event for more information. We’ll see you out there!

2nd Annual Lights in the Heights!

Come out for the 2nd Annual Lights in the Heights!

Lights in the Heights is a great opportunity to stroll through our neighborhood enjoying the holiday light displays, catching up with and meeting your neighbors and enjoying some treats along the way.  This SATURDAY December 16th three houses that will have treats from 6:00-7:30pm are:

Charki and Doug Schafer
800 24th Ave N

Karri and Bryan Morrision
525 26th Ave N

John Sullivan
605 28th Ave N

Guests can start at any of the three houses.  A scavenger hunt will be held and instructions for it can be picked up at any of these three houses. The celebration will continue with a lawn party from 7:30-9:00pm at the home of Michelle and Colt Mehler 701 25th Ave N. Santa will be there and the scavenger hunt winner will be announced.  Please BYOB.

If you have any questions, please contact John Sullivan at jfs2315@aol.com

October Porch Party

Porch Party
Friday, October 27th
 | 7-10 pm 
Home of Erica & Bruce Allums 
780 25th Ave N.

Come join your neighbors and enjoy the beautiful fall weather at our next porch party! Graciously hosted by Erica & Bruce Allums, 7-10PM at 780 25th Ave N. Bring a side dish to share and your beverage of choice. We hope to see you there!

CHNA Annual Halloween Block Party!

Don’t get spooked! It’s that time of year again! The annual CHNA Halloween Block Party will be held Saturday, October 28th, from 5 – 7pm. This will be the 9th consecutive year for the neighborhood event that is open to all residents and is completely free!

The location for the party will be the same as last year – 7th Street North between 25th and 26th Avenues.

There will be food, music, and lots of Halloween fun, all courtesy of CHNA, local businesses, and neighborhood volunteers. Prizes will be awarded for lots of different costume contests. This is your chance to try out your (or your pet’s) costume before hitting the streets and trick-or-treating the following week for Halloween.

Whether you are super scary, a super hero, an enchanted princess, or just who you are, we want to see you there on October 28th!

Volunteers needed!

  • We need your help! The membership table welcomes volunteers to help with shifts signing in neighbors and collecting dues. Email Amy Kelso at askelso41@yahoo.com if you’re willing to help out.
  • Also, members and non-members – don’t forget to bring $20 for your 2018 membership that helps support great events like this!!

Book Club | The Underground Railroad

undergroundrailroadcoverCHNA Book Club | The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead 
Tuesday, October 24th at 7PM
RSVP Maureen Camphire, maurcamp@verizon.net

October’s book choice, The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead was favored by several book club members who were eager to read this National Book Award winning novel. The author is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and recipient of other awards for his previous work.

Book Club member Susan Allen has submitted this review which was adapted from the summary provided on Lit Lovers website attributed to the publisher. This book portrays a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. She takes off with Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, who knows about the Underground Railroad. Matters do not go as planned. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. It is a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

We will meet on Tuesday, October 24 from 7 to 9 PM to discuss The Underground Railroad. Location to be announced. For more information contact maurcamp@verizon.net.

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