Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

BASEBALL at WEST END PARK! April 29, 2010

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Support BASEBALL TEAM in the West End Park!

Our neighbor, Said Khalifa is coordinating baseball on Saturdays at the park. The team needs your help!

They need shoes ASAP! Please consider making a donation, the team’s first game is this Saturday-May 1st.

Want to help? Email: yomara@9to5.org

 

THIS FALL! SOCCER/FUTBOL in West End Park August 19, 2009

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BobMarley-Futbol I was excited today to receive a text from Chin-member of Friends of the West End Park-saying that there will be soccer for youth in the park on Saturdays @ 10am. Group: U13. Questions/RSVP (required) contact Chin at   chinyelu34@yahoo.com. Exciting!

 

JUMP ROPE CLASS CANCELLED! July 3, 2009

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Greetings, Jumpropers!

It looks like we’ve made it through half of the summer, and the heat has not defeated us yet!  Recent jumprope classes have gone really well; the temperature has been < 90 degrees so far.

Jumprope class will be cancelled for the next two weeks (July 4th and July 11th), but we will resume on July 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Peace,

Beth McBee

 

JUMP-ROPE CLASS-CANCELLED 5/9/09 May 5, 2009

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Hi, jumprope fans!

Unfortunately, we will not have jumprope in the park this Saturday, 5/9/09. I hope you will all join me the NEXT weekend, on 5/16. Please keep in mind that class starts at 10:00 a.m. If no one shows at 10, I will only hang around until 10:10, or 10:15 (if I’m feeling really nice!), so try to make it on time! Many of you were present when we tried something new: “card deck strength training”. It was a lot of fun…and a lot of work…and we plan to do it again soon, so come check it out! I hope that you all are doing well and staying fit!

Peace, beth

 

FREE JUMP ROPE CLASS April 19, 2009

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    What’s happening in the West End Park?

Every Saturday morning, Beth offers her legendary jump rope class. The class is open and free to the public.  The West End Park is located on the corner of the Lawton and Oak Street.
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TREAT YOURSELF TO A MASSAGE March 6, 2009

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In the spirit of supporting our local economy, I love sharing neighborhood resources and ecouraging neighbors to consume locally.

Shani is a certified masseuse that works at an expensive intown spa but you can enjoy the comforts of her services w/o leaving your home (and YES she lives in the West End so she’s minutes away).

PRICE LIST:

Mommy Special: $50 for an hour massage.

“Viva the West End” Neighbor Special: $65 for an hour massage.

Regular rate: $85 for an hour massage.

Call Shani today to schedule your massage: 678-973-5542!

 

GARDENING WITH CHILDREN February 24, 2009

Diego LOVES gardening. He enjoys watering the plants, helping dig holes in the dirt, placing seeds and watching plants grow.

Luckily, the Historic West End of Atlanta is buzzing with lots of Urban Farming. We have several community gardens and a wonderful CSA. So, as we prepare to continue to garden, I came across this Easy Children’s Garden Plan on the Better Homes website. They even have a program that allows you to plan you’re own garden (measurements and all).  In the coming months, we hope to do some gardening at the park. Here’s one of the plans from the Better Homes website:

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Plant List 

A 1 pkt. Pumpkin, ‘Baby Boo’. Tall vines with white mini pumpkins;  

 plant seeds  foot apart. 

B 1 pkt. Pumpkin, ‘Jack-be-little’. Tall vines with orange mini pumpkins;  

 plant seeds  foot apart. 

C 1 pkt. Morning glory, ‘Heavenly Blue’. Eight-foot vines with large,  

 sky blue single flowers. 

D 1 pkt. Sunflower, ‘Russian Mammoth’ or ‘California Greystripe’.  

 Tall plants grow to 8 feet; one 10-inch flower head per plant. 

E 1 pkt. Radish, ‘Easter Egg’. Sweet red, white, and purple radishes. 

F 16 Strawberry, ‘Tristar’ or ‘Ozark Beauty’. Clumping plants with runners. 

G 1 Tomato, ‘Sungold’. Six-foot vines with long sprays of deep-gold  

 cherry tomatoes. 

H 16 Marigolds, Sophia mix. Two-inch orange, red-orange, and  

 yellow double flowers on 8-inch dwarf plants. 

There’s plenty of local neighbors with a wealth of knowledge. Under my ‘blog roll’ you can click on the Rose Circle Garden to see what’s happening with our  ‘West End’ urban agriculture. I also plan to visit Truly Living Well w/ Diego in East Point. Thanks to Debbie for sharing the website: www.trulylivingwell.com. Another website that I find very inspirational is Pathway to Freedom, an urban homestead in California (www.pathtofreedom.com ). Be inspired + grow food!