The Gifford Park Neighborhood Association will have a clean-up day Saturday at the park’s playground.
Students from Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions plus members of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Delta Zeta Sorority and the neighborhood group will work at the park, 35th and Davenport Streets.
The cleanup is another step in Operation Playground, which will completely redo the park.
The Neighborhood Center in Council Bluffs will offer Money 101, a workshop that will cover grants, bookkeeping, fundraising and more for neighborhood groups.
The workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Micah House, 1415 Avenue J in the Bluffs. For more information or to register, call the center in the Bluffs at 402-290-0545.
The Prairie Lane Community Club will have a Place Game workshop from 10 a.m. to noon March 26. The event will be at Prairie Lane Christian Reformed Church, 3111 S. 119th St. All interested neighbors are invited to participate.
The workshop, presented by Omaha By Design, will focus on brainstorming improvements to Prairie Lane Park. The five-acre park is home to a playground, one unlit ball field, three unlit tennis courts, a picnic area, shelters and open space.
Omaha By Design offers Place Game workshops free to neighborhood and civic groups. This year, all groups that complete a workshop and apply for grant funding to implement one of the ideas will get a free tree from Omaha By Design.
For more information, call 402-554-4010 or e-mail email@example.com.
Walnut Hill Park will be getting a new look.
Through a grant, a landscape architect from the City of Omaha has drawn up plans to add trees, plants, benches and an accessible walkway from Nicholas Street to the fountain.
The Leavenworth Neighborhood Association is building a Crime Alert database of e-mail addresses of residents, businesses and landlords in the area.
The list would be used to quickly notify everyone in the area when a crime has been committed. The overall goal is to catch criminals more quickly, association President Jim Thompson wrote in the neighborhood newsletter.
April 1 is the deadline to apply for $90,000 in City of Omaha grants to neighborhood associations. Grants are available for neighborhood green improvements and for crime prevention efforts.
Associations may apply for one or both grants for a maximum combined total of $5,000. Neighborhood associations must be registered and listed in the City of Omaha’s Neighborhood Association Directory. Priority funding will be given to applicants that have participated in a Place Game workshop conducted by Omaha By Design.
Applications can be downloaded from www.cityofomaha.org/mayor. Grants will be announced April 22.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax