by Annie Thornhill
Mark your calendars for any and all of the three upcoming BANA social events to celebrate the holidays! Neighbors, former neighbors, friends and others are welcome.
SATURDAY 12/6: POTLUCK
BANA Winter Holiday Party
Saturday, December 6th, 2014; 5 PM until… at 912 Exum Street (JJ’s house). Children, inlaws, outlaws and friends all welcome. No pets inside, please.
Dress Code: In some Durham neighborhoods, this would be a black tie event. In others, loud holiday sweaters would be in vogue. Here in Burch Avenue, we pride ourselves on being classier than the rest – it’s all about footwear. Wear your best, warmest, and/or most outrageous socks. Come down the driveway and enter the screened in porch, leaving your shoes outside. Then come in and join your neighbors sliding along the hardwoods.
Label Please! Please bring a dish or dessert to share. Kindly label items if vegetarian, vegan or otherwise to assist folks with dietary restrictions.
Consider bringing a contribution to Urban Ministries of Durham’s homeless shelter/community kitchen.
FRIDAY 12/12: LUMINARIAS
Let’s shed some light on a chilly winter evening!
A night of lights will welcome a procession from Immaculata to our neighborhood. Let us also take time to enjoy the beauty of a night lit with luminaria.
Details: Sunday, December 7. Come assemble a luminaria kit then! We will have a bag/sand/tea light distribution in the park at 3:30pm
Friday, 12/12 Luminaria lighting—light yours anytime after 5pm.
If you can’t make the December 7 event, additional supplies will be available on Larissa’s porch (504 Gattis) all week.
The cost to create each luminary is $0.35. If you’d like to donate money toward the cost of the materials, we would be grateful. And if you prefer LED lights instead of candles, we will have a few on hand to purchase for a very reasonable price.
WEDNESDAY 12/24: MORNING SERVICE PROJECT
Spend a day in service of others
Take a break from the holidays and spend an afternoon in service of others. Starting at 9:30am in the Burch Avenue Park we will clean up the park, community garden and the sidewalks of the neighborhood.
Afterwards, we will enjoy hot cocoa and light snacks around a hot fire at 1009 Burch Ave.
Contact Melissa Harper Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more involved.