Tuesday, August 2 Neighborhood Night Out
Inspired by the National Night Out campaign, we are once again encouraging individual residents or businesses to do something to get outside and meet your neighbors. As Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Senator, puts it, “…the best way to prevent crime is to know your neighbors & your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities.”
Getting involved is easy: attend an event, host an event, introduce yourself to a new neighbor, do something kind for a neighbor such as bake them cookies or help out with a home improvement project, go for a neighborhood walk, or simply spend time in your front yard. Examples of past events include ice cream socials, BBQs, backyard gatherings, driveway parties, toddler time at the park, stroller strolls, chicken coop tours, and more. Creativity is encouraged!
Any event hosted between Sunday, July 31- Saturday, August 6 can be entered to win a prize! Just email a photograph to Marilee at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a picture showing how you celebrated to the ENA Facebook page to be entered to win!
Elvehjem Neighborhood 3×3 Basketball Tournament
Saturday, August 13 at Droster Park from 9am-3pm
We are very excited for our first ever Elvehjem Neighborhood Youth and High School 3×3 Basketball Tournament! Teams will be placed in similar age groups for play, determined by the oldest player on the team. Age groups may be adjusted depending on number of teams registered in each age group. Team will play at least 3 games. Teams can sign up by completing the Registration Form by the deadline on August 6 at 5pm. The winning team from each age category will win a cash prize!
Volunteers are needed to serve as scorekeepers, referees, and refreshment table attendants. The day will be broken in to two shifts from 9am-12noon and from 12noon to 3pm. If you are able to volunteer, please email Eric and Jolene at basketball@elvehjemneighbo
Free Health Talk Series
Mental Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know
Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00-11:00am
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Community Room, 1201 Droster Road, Madison, WI 53716
Presented by a registered nurse, this one-hour session will cover the most common mental health disorders among women: depression and anxiety. Join us to learn about ways to improve your mental wellness, and how to help others who may be struggling.
The session will cover: What is Mental Health, who is affected, types of depression and anxiety, symptoms of depression and anxiety, how to advocate for yourself and others who may have depression or anxiety, screenings, treatments, strategies for good mental health wellness, and available resources .
Handouts on the topic and a small gift will be available for participants at the end of the session. Light refreshments will be served.
*Limited childcare will be available. Please call Jolene at (224)717-6114 to reserve your spot.
Looking for a Babysitter?
Be sure to check the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter Contact List.
Join the Conversation! Find us on Facebook.
The Elvehjem Neighborhood Facebook page was set up for the purposes of open discussion among neighbors, resource sharing, business/service recommendations, community building, and notification of local events.