SouthSide Cowart Place Neighborhood Meeting OCT 13

Our next SSCP meeting on Oct.13th at 6:00 will be at NIKO'S.  The manager said we can have a room in the back on the first floor.

The party committee met last Friday.  The neighborhood potluck will be held Sat.,Nov.5th with a 6:00pm start time.  It will be held in the alley behind Angela's and Myra's townhouses.  We are to bring a dish to pass and our beverages.  Angela and Myra will get the tables together.  If it rains, the plan is to use the carports.  We are making a flyer which will be delivered two weeks before the event.  I am trying to get some beer donated.  Cups, plates and plastic flatware will be provided.  We need to put an agenda item to vote to spend $85 for a port-a-toilet. at our Oct.13th meeting.  

City Share: Code for America

City Share: Code for America 
featuring guest speaker: Jennifer Pahlka

Please join us on Wednesday, September 28th for City Share. 
City Share is a conversation-based speaker series focused on sharing creative solutions to community issues. City Share gives community members an opportunity to dialogue with individuals from around the country using web-based video projection.

Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for AmericaThe New York Times describes Code for America as "a new nonprofit project...which aims to import the efficiency of the Web into government infrastructures" and tries "to make working in government fun and creative."

For the past year, Code for America has connected the talents of cutting-edge web developers with the people who deliver public services in the cities of Seattle, Boston, & Philadelphia. The City of Seattle and Code for America, are working together to make it easier for civic leaders to mobilize their communities. In Boston, they are improving high school education by connecting the community.The City of Philadelphia has partnered with Code for America to help citizens get involved to support public services. 
Fundamentally, it's all about using emerging digital platforms and technologies to unleash the power (and the inherent need) for citizens and stakeholders to act smarter and more effectively together.

Prior to her work with Code for America, Jennifer Pahlka ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, in conjunction with O'Reilly Media, and co-chaired the successful Web 2.0 Expo.

Please join us for this enlightening presentation from 12-1 pm on Wednesday, September 28th at Createhere.

City Share is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided.  

Please RSVP to
For more on this event, please visit our site.

Festival of the Jack O’Lanterns - Volunteers needed.

Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center
Festival of the Jack O’Lanterns       

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2011, the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center will host the 12th annual Festival of the Jack O’Lanterns.  This old-fashioned family event is a Chattanooga tradition for many.  The event features pumpkin carving, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, bonfire, live music, games, storytelling, and an outdoor showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”   
Volunteers are needed to assist with the festival set up, games, concessions, hayrides, pumpkin carving, parking and much more!   
October 14 (set-up) - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm 
October 15, 2011 - 10:00 am until 9:30 pm
October 16, 2011 - 11:00 am until 7:00 pm
October 17, 2011 (clean up) - 9:00 am until 2:00 pm 
Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center
400 Garden Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee  37419
(423) 821-1160, extension 105 
We are currently looking for volunteers to commit to helping out at this event.  The perks of being a volunteer can SAVE YOU MONEY.  Every volunteer gets into the event free AND gets to bring one friend in for free – what a great way to volunteer and spend time with a friend.  You will also receive food and drinks while volunteering and get $10 off a Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center membership. 
For more information or to sign up, please contact Mary Katherine at or  
Through environmental education the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center empowers individuals with an ethic of stewardship and informed decision-making to affect human impact on native wildlife and the land upon which it depends.

SouthSide Crime Watch Meeting.. Sept 12th.

Monday 9/12 at Townsend Altier at 630-830pm

The address is 201 W Main St, it's on the back side of the storage
bldg located on the NW corner of Main and Williams, several doors to
the left of Camp House.

All Block Captains should attend.. for Cowart Place, Ft. Negley, and Jefferson Heights neighborhoods.  This will be where we decide whether to have a single watch organization or divide up by neighborhoods, form organizational structure to manage interface with the city, police and other organizations.

Additionally, Andre McGrary and Officer Wayne Jefferson have been (or will be) invited. 

Please, if you have ideas regarding communications and forming partnerships to help us strenghten our neighborhood, attend.

A map of block captains has been generated for Cowart Place.  If a similar map is being developed for Ft Negley and Jefferson Heights.. please bring it to the meeting.