Free Concert at Corbin Park

Corbin Park Concert 2016

This year’s free Concert in the Park, featuring the Rachel Bade-McMurphy band with a full Jazz ensemble, will be on Sunday, August 7 starting at 5pm in Corbin Park.

This concert is open to everyone who would like to attend. Bring blankets, a picnic, folding chairs, friends and family and make an event of it!

If you’re on Facebook and would like to RSVP to the event, click here.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Corbin Park Homeowners Association, Northtown Insurance Company, Gene Brake Historic Homes-Keller Williams Realty, EWI Spokane, and Vessel Coffee Roasters for helping to make this concert happen.

Register Your National Night Out Block Party for 2016

If you’re thinking about holding a block party for the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, please be sure to register with Spokane C.O.P.S. so they can make it a part of the citywide schedule.

The deadline for registration is MondayJuly 25. And while you’re at it, please let us know so we can spread the word via our e-newsletter and social media.

Why organize a block party on that date? Because it will be part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), an event that raises awareness about crime and drug prevention. More information on NNO in Spokane is here.

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Each year neighborhoods, community organizations, youth organizations, apartment complexes and businesses throughout Spokane are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the NNO. It involves over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. More than 38 million people are expected to participate in 2016.

The purpose of the NNO is to

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals, letting them know neighbors are organized and fighting back

You and your neighborhood, apartment community, mobile home park, organization or business can join Spokane C.O.P.S. by hosting a variety of special events such as a block party, cookouts, ice cream social, youth activities, visits from McGruff, police and fire departments, city council members, and so on.

Register your block party today by filling out the online registration form at the Spokane C.O.P.S. website or by picking up a form at your local C.O.P.S. Shop. In Emerson-Garfield, the nearest location is C.O.P.S. North Central (630 W Shannon).

You can ask for more information on NNO and local Night Out events in person or by calling Spokane C.O.P.S. at (509) 625-3301.

Housing Quality Task Force – Community Meeting

You are invited to be a part of a community conversation about quality and affordable housing in Spokane. The Mayor’s Housing Quality – Community meeting is next Tuesday, June 28th at the Downtown Public Library from 5:30-7PM.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force https://my.spokanecity.org/projects/mayors-housing-quality-task-force/

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2016 Corbin Park Yard Sale (June 18)

The annual Corbin Park Yard Sale is running this Saturday, June 18 from 9am to 5pm.

yard-saleAll the homes surrounding Corbin Park are able to participate. They typically have plenty for sale: clothes, furniture, kitchen items, books, games, toys and lots more. There will also be various charities with booths selling snacks, baked goods, plus arts & crafts.

Show the world you’re attending via the Facebook event.

Call for Volunteers: Weeding Day on Maple

It’s been about a year since neighborhood volunteers planted yucca and horizontal juniper bushes on Maple, and now it’s time for some spring cleaning. Join your neighbors to weed and beautify the area to keep it looking great. Meet up at the intersection of Euclid and Maple on Saturday, June 25 at 11 am. Bring your garden gloves and some light weeding tools.

Let us know you’re going here!

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Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force Survey

d0f5027d009ba7fd75f6c9f222d633eb.jpg.max800An effort is underway to improve access to quality housing in Spokane. The Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force (HQT) has begun meeting to align City investments, resources and policies to support safe, quality housing in mixed-income neighborhoods. The HQT is looking for feedback from the public assist in this process. Stay up to date with the HQT’s progress on the project page.

Have ideas you think will help in your neighborhood or city-wide? Take the survey here: http://bit.ly/22MUtvU

Materials for the June 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meets tomorrow (Wednesday, June 8) starting at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Activity Center Center (827 W Cleveland).

This month we have a guest speaker, Nathan Gwinn, to discuss the city’s plan for infill housing.

Please help reduce paper waste and keep our printing expenses low by downloading the materials as PDFs:

Keep in mind that everyone who lives, works or owns property in Emerson-Garfield is welcome, so we look forward to seeing you tomorrow! And if you haven’t yet, please RSVP to the meeting on Facebook or on Nextdoor.