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All residents of the Pearl who wish to take an active part in assuring a safe and livable community, are invited to attend a Foot Patrol Training. Led by Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator from the Ofﬁce of Neighborhood Involvement, the training will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 pm at the Ecotrust Building, 2nd ﬂoor, on the corner of NW Johnson and 10th.
As described by ONI, “A Foot Patrol is a trained group of volunteers organized to increase the safety and livability of their neighborhood. They walk their neighborhood streets, parks, or schools to deter crime and report incidents and problems, rather than sit back and hope that someone else will take care of any crime or livability problems. Foot Patrol members are actively and directly involved in solving those problems in a community-based, non-confrontational manner. Foot Patrols collaborate with the City's Crime Prevention Coordinators, police, neighborhood coalitions and associations, schools, parks personnel, and area businesses to help make sure that neighborhood problems receive a prompt and effective response. A Foot Patrol is a great way to meet like-minded people, contribute to your community, and get some exercise too!”
Participation in Foot Patrols is created according to the availability of participants. Patrols might be scheduled once a week, every two weeks or once a month for a 45 minute to an hour walk with several neighbors.
You are welcome to join with neighbors to help create a positive presence of caring in our community, have some fun and get some exercise at the same time!
Please RSVP for this valuable training by emailing Patrice Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Dolan at email@example.com.
ZCC is holding a Dance Party on Sunday, April 7, from 4-6 pm – and you are invited! This is a benefit for ZCC, and will include the best of 80s music spun by a DJ in the neighborhood and emceed by Patrick Clark, familiar to many of you. Tickets are $25 per family; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Dance Party will include a silent auction, with all sorts of packages – cases of wine, gift cards to restaurants, a year of homemade pies baked just for you, even a pair of socks hand knit to feet your feet. We are still seeking donations, please let email@example.com know what you can contribute. Space is limited at the event, so buy your ticket soon
Our After School Program, A.S.A.P., combines high quality childcare for children, ages 4-7, with teachers from local organizations – and it is a highly affordable, intergenerational program. Interested in volunteering or donating, or do you know of a child needing After School care? Contact Melissa at Melissa@zcommunitycenter.org and join us at A.S.A.P.
Are you itching to get into the dirt, pull the weeds that wintered over and plant new things? Zimmerman Community Center has two gardens that might fulfill that basic urge.
n The Northwest Community Garden is on NW 16th between Johnson and Kearney. It has five raised beds with several themes, including an English garden, plants of Oregon, and a blue and purple garden among others. Teams tend to the beds. If you’re interested, let Kris know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Isobel’s Garden is a children’s space that has been moved westward to the block at 14th and Raleigh. ZCC is grateful for Hoyt Street Properties’ generosity in letting us use the space. Participants will each have a raised bed of their own. For more information, contact Kris at email@example.com.
We make our space available for private parties. It's especially good for birthdays for younger children. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to make this happen.