Bates Area Civic Assoc is PLANNING Oktoberfest

According to the little yellow flyer on my fence:

The Bates Area Civic Association is planning an Oktoberfest for Saturday October 30th. Their current ideas include a:

Chili Cook-off

Cornbread

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Hot Cider

Flea market

Live Music

Health and Wellness Table

Games

Prizes

and more

If you are interested in volunteering or renting space for the flea market contact the planning committee at oktoberfest AT arachnophile dot com.

Baseball in DC

Got this late yesterday so the event has passed, but it is a notable one:

Dear Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner:

I am sure you’ve read in the papers that the return of baseball is imminent. The Mayor is making the official announcement at the City Museum today, (September 29) at 4:00 pm. I wanted to make sure you received a notice regarding this and officially invited. Your constituents are also invited to this important event.

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It’s time to celebrate! Major League Baseball returns to the District after a 33 year absence and the stadium, coupled with the new DC United Stadium, promises to spur development along the Anacostia River.

Hope to see you there!

Neil Richardson

5th Police District

From our wonderful leader Jim Berry:

Neighbors,

A message from Art Slater, Chairperson of the Fifth District MPD CAC.

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council Meeting –

Thursday, September 23, 2004

MPD Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council

Fifth District Headquarters

1805 Bladensburg Rd, NE

Community Room

Washington, DC

E-mail: Art Slater talader AT verizon PERIOD net

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The MPD Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council resumes its regular

meeting

schedule to meet with Commander Greene to help improve public safety in

the

Fifth District.

Agenda

* Commander’s Report

* Invited Speaker: Ken Wainstein, U.S. Attorney for the District of

Columbia http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/dc/

* Standing Committee Status

* Old Business

* New Business

* Community Concerns

* Announcements

* Adjournment

E-cycle-ables

From Logan Circle Discussion List:

LoganCircleNews] Announcement: Ecycling in Washington DC Sept and Oct

Blessings All,

(please forgive the cross postings)

It is time to recycle those old computers and other electronics in the

District of Columbia. Currently the District only recycles these

“household hazardous materials” twice a year.

NBC4 Digital Edge Expo will be presenting their green alley again this

year. You will be able to bring your electronic items to the New

Washington Convention Center Sept 18 and 19 from 9 to 5pm.

The District will hold its regular recycling day at the Carter Baron

Amphitheatre at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW from 9am to 3pm on October

23rd, 2004

Please help us protect the environment by disposing of electronics and

other technology properly. If you are worried about lead in your water

you should also be worried about lead in the air you breath. Dispose of

these electronics properly.

If you have computer parts that need repair do not give them to non

profit organizations most of them are not able to pay for the repairs.

If you have working equipment we have a technology donation program were

we take computers to give to needy families. Call us for more details

202.722.9832.

For more information contact the dept of public works 202.727.1000.

A sample list of items

Memory Chips

Tape Drives

Floppy Drives

Pagers

Connectors/Cords/Wire

Fax Machines

Modems

Audio/Visual Equipment

CD ROM Drives

TVs (19″ or less)

Motherboards

Scrap Computer Plastic

Camcorders

VCRs

Printers

Monitors

Hard Drives

Network/Video/Sound Cards

Cell Phones

Power Supplies

Scrap Computer Metal

Copy machines

Peace and Blessings

Shireen Mitchell

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Executive Officer – Digital Sisters, Inc.

CFC# 5630 DC One Fund #9504

DCWW GROW Coordinator

Main Office 202.722.Ytec

director@digital-sistas.org

www.digital-sistas.org

Bates St Meeting Tonight

Via Jim Berry

Neighbors,

This is to remind you that a monthly meeting of the Bates Area Civic

Association, Inc. will take place tonight, at Mount Sinai Baptist

Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W., Rooms 1 and 2, commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Invited guests include Andrew Pollard, Convener of the Tuesday Morning

Breakfast Club; Willie Doggett, Volunteer, Cluster 21 Community Emergency

Response Team; and Linda Perkins, Constituent Services Coordinator in the Office

of Councilmember Vincent Orange.

Ordinarily, this meeting is held on the first Monday of each month;

however,the first Monday in September 2004 was the Labor Day holiday.

Hope to see you there!

Best,

J. Berry

Upcoming meetings for ANC 5C

Copied from e-mail sent by Berry

Neighbors,

Please find below, the notice that has been developed for the next two

meetings of ANC 5C. Please help us to spread the word in the

community.

Best,

Jim Berry

ANC 5C

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5C

POST OFFICE BOX 77761

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20013

TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966

www.anc5c.org

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES

Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following

organizations:

DC OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION

METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

GREENVEST L.C. re. MCMILLAN RESERVOIR

Where: First New Hope Baptist Church

1822 3rd Street, N.E.

When: Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

_______________________________________

Town Hall Meeting On Housing

Where: McKinley Technology High School

151 T Street, N.E.

When: Saturday, September 18, 2004

Time: 9:00 A.M. until Noon

Flower Power Awards

Neighbors,

There will be a reception that acknowledges those residents who were

nominated for an award during the Bates Area Civic Association’s

“Flower

Power 2004″ beautification campaign. The reception will take place on

Thursday, September 2, 2004 at Ella’s Coffee and Fine Art, 1506 North

Capitol Street, N.W., from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

It was decided that we would not tax the very limited funds in the BACA

treasury to produce this event; hence, we have sought in-kind

contributions

that we will use as prizes for the honorees. Therefore, BACA members

who

attend are being asked for a $7.00 donation to help defray the costs of

the

refreshments for the evening.

To RSVP, please contact MaryAnn Wilmer at (202) 328-0389. Hope to see

you

there!

Best,

Jim Berry

Section 8 rountable

Emmaus Services for Aging invites community members to:

A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Section 8 Housing With speakers from Housing Counseling Services, MANNA Community Development Corporation and more…

When: TOMMORROW Saturday August 28th 2pm-4pm

Where: ARTHUR S. FLEMMING CENTER

1426 9TH STREET NW (near 9th & P Streets and Shaw or Mt. Vernon metro;

across street from Giant food store)

Why: Do you want to make sure that seniors who have struggled in our

neighborhoods during hard times are able to stay in their homes now?

Does the possibility of losing thousands of units of affordable housing

even as luxury condominiums seem to rise on every street corner scare

you?

Do you think that the Section 8 program should expand, be made stronger?

For more info, contact Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, 202-745-1200,

ru4justice@juno.com;

Transportation provided free for Emmaus seniors, just call Mark Andersen

at 745-1200×15