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Coming Soon In Creston

Don't let January get you down!  Creston neighbors are organizing lots of opportunities to connect and stay engaged this winter.  Read on for more information: 

Free Tax Preparation for moderate and low income neighbors! 

Our neighborhood VITA tax preparation helps neighbors obtain accurate and efficient tax preparation, ensuring that neighbors will recieve the refund that they deserve, and making them aware of their rights and responsibilities and available resources.  

Tax preparation appointments fill up FAST, so call soon.  Call 616-913-4414 to make an appointment.  

THANK YOU to many volunteers from our neighborhood and partner companies who make the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance available, especially New Development Corporation, Creston Church and St. Alphonsus Parish.  

Meatless Monday Potluck: Eating to reduce carbon emissions

Monday, February 18 5:30-6:30
Creston Church Basement
238 Spencer NE
Hosted By the Living Green Committee

The Living Green in Creston committee invites you to try a Meatless Monday the third Monday of every month.  As worries about carbon emissions mount, leading scientists from around the world agree that reducing or eliminating animal products from our diets may be the best way individuals can reduce carbon emissions.  Whether you are just curious or a lifelong vegan, we encourage you to join us!  
 
Potluck items should be labeled vegan with ingredients listed.
Come when you can!  
For questions or recipe ideas email Mandi at mandimichielsen@gmail.com.
Plan to attend Living Green in Creston's Meatless Monday Potluck.

Help make your favorite neighborhood events happen: Volunteer!

There's a role for everyone at our Annual Pancake Breakfast and Art Bash for Creston events. 
 
Pancake Breakfast: Volunteers needed to set up, cook, serve, bus tables and clean-up.  Morning of March 16 at Second Congregational Church.  Great volunteer opportunity for an individuals, groups, students or adults.  

Art Bash for Creston: Volunteers needed for planning tasks in the weeks before the event, as well as day-of tasks like set-up and clean-up.  Afternoon or evening of May 2.  Volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups.  

All volunteers get into events free!  
 
If you'd like to volunteer, contact Kymie at kspring@crestongr.com.

2019 Marks CNA's 40th Anniversary!

 
We need your help! Are you a local history expert? Does your family have long roots in Creston? Do you have any artifacts or photos that help tell the story of Creston history? We want to hear from you!

2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Creston Neighborhood Association.  In partnership with Calvin College, we received a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to conduct primary history research on Creston. Two student interns will work with CNA staff and neighbors to create a walking tour and a history exhibit.
Help us tell Creston history. Contact Megan Kruis at mkruis@crestongr.com or 616-454-7900.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

January Board of Directors Meeting at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Thursday, January 24 at 6:30pm

CNA 40th Anniversary & History Committee Meeting at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30pm

Land Use Committee at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Wednesday, Feburary 6 at 6:30pm

Living Green in Creston Committee at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Tuesday, Feburary 12 at 6:30pm

Meatless Monday Potluck at Creston Church, 238 Spencer St NE, Monday, February 18 at 5:30pm

Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit at GVSU downtown: Saturday, March 2, 8am-4pm

Annual Pancake Breakfast at Second Congregational Church: Saturday, March 16, 8:30-11am

Art Bash for Creston at Golden Age, Creston Brewery: Thursday, May 2, 6-9pm

Perennial Exchange at Aberdeen Park: Thursday, May 30, 6-7pm

Night Out in Creston at Briggs Park: Tuesday, August 6

Creston Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting for Community Engagement Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Find up-to-date information on all CNA events at our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CrestonGR
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