The Neighborhood Leadership Institute, which was developed to help build the capacity and effectiveness of resident and nonprofit leaders, celebrated the program’s completion Thursday. Eight pairs of participants in NLI’s second cohort came from the neighborhoods of Amani, Capitol Heights, Woodlands, Harambee, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights, Thurston Woods and Washington Park.
Flowering Tree, an organization that promotes Native American culture, held an event Saturday honoring veterans, active military members and others who serve the community at the All Nations Senior and Culture Center at 33rd and State Street.
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center held its “Planting Festival” At the Native Wellness Garden at 6th and Howard over the weekend. Volunteers planted the “3 Sisters Garden,” and the Medicine Wheel Garden, and prepared other areas for planting.
The Día de Los Muertos parade through Walker’s Point boasted colorful costumes, stilt walkers, puppets, music, dancers and marchers carrying ofrendas (offerings) in memory of loved ones.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is displaying work by local artists celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Fresh flowers and produce returned to the Washington Park Senior Center with the opening of the Farmers Market.
If you feel welcome when you drive along Fond du Lac from 18th to 27th Street, it might be because of the banners hanging from the signposts. The banners read, “Welcome to Marketplace: Advancing Economic and Environmental Innovations.”
As summer winds down, volunteers at Alice’s Garden are beginning to reap what they sowed in the spring.