The annual Historic South Park Easter egg hunt on the Park Drive Boulevard drew dozens upon dozens of children and their parents in search of eggs filled with candy and prizes on March 30,2013. Thanks to the efforts of the social committee lead by Abby Reed, those in search of eggs or prizes weren’t disappointed. [...]
The Historic South Park Easter egg hunt on the Park Drive Boulevard drew dozens upon dozens of children and their parents in search of eggs filled with candy and prizes on April 7, 2012. Thanks to the efforts of chairperson Valarie Calhoun and her team, the egg hunters weren’t disappointed. We’ve captured a few egg’s-eye [...]
HOLIDAY PARTY NEWS!! On Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 12:30pm, take a free tour the beautiful historic Hope Lutheran church (500 Hickory). decorated and sparkling for Christmas. The 1902 Gothic Revival structure boasts rich woodwork, stunning Gothic tracery cathedral windows and a 13-rank, 910-pipe Kilgen organ. The church also houses The Hope Community Art Center as well as classes in painting, vocal harmony, pottery, theater arts, ceramics and stained glass.
Bring the kids! At 1:30pm, free children’s activities begin–ornament making and general merriment, with treats, and a visit from Santa at 2:30pm. A professional photographer will be there to take photos.
At 6pm, The Historic South Park Hot Toddy Party begins ($5 for food & drink). Warm up with a hot toddy and buttered biscuit while you mingle with your neighbors and browse our raffle gift baskets. Next, enjoy a seasonal ale or cider, and a hearty entree. Enter your name to be a contestant in Family Feud-Holiday South Park Edition. (Name something you’d find in a South Park alley. Survey Says: ). Tuxedo-clad Oden Cross is our MC, and you may win a prize. Finish with champagne and Christmas cookies and see if you’ve got the lucky ticket for one of our gift baskets. We’ll play Family Feud beginning at about 7pm At the end of the evening, we’ll raffle off 6 lovely gift baskets ($1 per raffle ticket which you can purchase throughout the evening).
Come and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Hope Lutheran Church, a neighborhood gem!
The Shakespeare in South Park Company is returning for a fourth year to present the whimsical comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. The show runs from September 16-18 starting at 8:00pm. Though perhaps less known than many of Shakespeare’s great works, The Merry Wives of Windsor is unique in several ways that has endeared [...]
Coming up this weekend: PPD #3, Saturday August 17, 6PM at 113 Bonner then at 8PM the party moves to 17 Johnson.
Coming in September: PPD #4, Saturday September 24, 6PM at 623 Oak, then at 8PM to 216 Park Drive.
We LOVE our PPD’s in South Park! That is, our special party format, Porch, Deck & Patio parties. As you know, we have a great diversity of homes in our neighborhood, so every party is different. But everyone is invited. You don’t have to be a homeowner, just show up with a dish to share and $5. Beverages are provided (beer, water and soft drinks). Sometimes, there is music! But all the time there is socializing. It’s your job to introduce yourself to new people, get to know them and welcome them to the neighborhood. And make new friends! You’ll always meet someone interesting in South Park, so don’t be shy.
A group called Up Dayton has been looking into various possibilities for overhauling the bridge, and, as a start, volunteers from South Park and Oregon will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and collecting any debris to make the bridge more attractive. This is just a start – possibilities for the bridge, including possibly painting, [...]
Use your smartphone to hunt up a little history and enter our raffle for a chance to win an Apple iPad2 Click Here to Get Tickets This spring, the public not only has a chance to enjoy South Park’s unique architecture and history, but is invited to use digital technology to further enrich their experience of this wonderful [...]
South Park neighbor and recording artist Kelley Deal, best known as a member of The Breeders, will be hosting an artist residency at South Park Tavern, with special guests and performances every Tuesday in April! Doors open at 8PM, admission is $5. Appropriate for all ages.As a super-loyal South Parker, Kelley says she wanted to use the residency to really honor the creative spirit of the neighborhood, so in addition to musical performances, she’ll also be hosting Q&As with HSPI’s own Amy Lee, community gardening guru Kasey Henneman, and nationally recognized graphic artist Chris Glass. Also, YOUR chance to write a song with Kelley Deal: the South Park Songwriting Experiment April 19!
Check out the full schedule and promotional video below:
Amy Lee, Q&A with HSPI President
Kasey Henneman, Community Gardening Q&A
South Park Song Writing Experiment
Chris Glass, Q &A
Jasper the Colossal
Got Plants? Thin those perennials. Bring them to South Park Green (Hickory at James Street) to find a new home in our neighborhood. Need Plants? Come and reap the bounty of your neighbors’ gardens. The Annual Perennial Exchange is a wonderful way to save money, beautify the neighborhood and meet new friends. See you at South [...]
The New York Times credits her as playing with “considerable virtuosity.” She has been hailed by critics and conductors as “one of the country’s great oboists” with a “gorgeous tone.” South Park’s own Eileen Whalen is one of two featured soloists in concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and [...]