Volunteer With Feast 4 Southeast, Plus the Week Ahead

Normally Friday’s post is reserved for a list of goings-on in the ‘hood, but with such an eventful week ahead, a Monday primer can’t hurt.

First, if you’re free this or next Saturday, 10/20 and 10/27, Feast for Southeast can use some help getting the word out about their Thanksgiving dinner.  To better promote the yearly event, organizers are holding canvassing parties over the next couple weekends.  If you’re interested in walking  the neighborhood and helping the cause, click the link above.  Also, here’s a little background from last year’s event, as well as a profile of the event’s organizer, Rob Selva.

Ok, so if you can’t canvass the neighborhood because walking Foster is just too unsafe…help make it safer.  Or at least get involved with the efforts to make it safer, as the Foster Road Streetscape Plan’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) will be meeting this Wednesday, 10/17, at 6:00 p.m.  The SAC is made up of community members who will, ideally, represent the neighborhood’s interests and help advise city staff responsible for refreshing the original streetscape plan.  Although the SAC has already been formed, these meetings are open to the community and time will be provided for public comments.  Remember, the SAC should be representing the community and their interests, so make your views known.

Now, backing up a bit, there’s also another chance to get your civic engagement on tomorrow night, 10/16.  That would be the Foster Green Steering Committee meeting, which has a broader scope than the streetscape plan, and covers a much larger portion of the Foster area.  If sustainability and community investment are your thing, you’re encouraged to come.  It is also a good opportunity to engage and collaborate with folks from all the various Foster environs.

Image From Foster Burger

One can handle only so much process, city planning and meetings, though.  Fortunately Foster Road’s a happening place.

Foster Burger is hosting a Five Course Burger and Beer Dinner this Thursday, 10/18, featuring Burnside Brewing.  Just to get an idea of what’s planned, think rich cheeses, pickle dishes, meat, and pumpkin.  Seating is limited for this event, and will require reservations.  If you’re interested, call 503-775-2077.

And then, just to get you all in the Haloween spirit, Gemini Lounge is hosting “Prom-O-Ween: Blood, Guts and Corsages” on Saturday, 10/20.  Without giving too many details, know that there will be dancing and you’re encouraged to wear that old tux or prom dress.

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