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A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend Syracuse - Schedule of events September 11 and 12 at activity hubs: Assisi Center, Sunnycrest Park, First University United Methodist Church, St. Lucy's Church, Hopps ...

A-OK! Acts of Kindness Weekend Syracuse - Schedule of events September 11 and 12 at activity hubs: Assisi Center, Sunnycrest Park, First University United Methodist Church, St. Lucy's Church, Hopps Memorial C.M.E. Church, Mary Nelson Children's Center, and the Rahma Clinic.

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  • 1. North Side Activity Hub<br />September 11 & 12<br />ASSISI CENTER, 800 NORTH SALINA STREET<br />SATURDAY<br />9:00 am brief 9/11 memorial ceremony; volunteers sent to nearby projects<br />9:30 am – 4:00 pm giveaway of baby clothing and plants; bulb planting<br />10:00 am – 11:00 am reading to kids<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pmcrafts for kids, blood pressure screening; HIV/AIDS screening,information tables<br />11:00 am – 1:00 pm fingerprinting<br />11:30 am – 12:30 pm kids making pet food<br />1:00 pm – 2:00 pmstorytelling and drawing<br />1:30 pm – 2:00 pm line dancing<br />2:30 pm – 3:30 pm poetry for adults and children<br />SUNDAY<br />9:30 am – 10:30 amgiveaway of baby clothing<br />9:30 am – 2:00 pm information tables <br />10:00 am – 2:00 pm blood pressure screening<br />11:00 am – 12:00 pmrelaxation activity for adults; Bambi movie for kids<br />12:30 pm – 1:30 pmvan tour of community gardens (maximum of 15 people; please sign up)<br />1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nia aerobic dancing<br />2:00 pm – 3:00 pm conversations with American veterans<br />NEEDED: Volunteers, food and snacks<br />Collecting donations of warm clothing and blankets, non-perishable food, children’s books<br />
    • Nearby ProjectsBeautify Butternut: Join Butternut Style in sprucing up Butternut Street around the Butternut Policing Center. Clean around trees, plant flowers, repair and repaint signs, paint porches, clean windows, and help Butternut Street shine!Paint a mural: The Northside Learning Center wants your help painting a mural on its outside wall and repairing a fence.Paint a gym: The CYO on North Salina Street needs your help, from 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday and Sunday, painting gymnasium walls and resurfacing floors. Pump it up!
    Eastwood Activity Hub<br />September 11 & 12<br />SUNNYCREST PARK, CALEB & HICKOK AVENUE ENTRANCE<br />SATURDAY<br />9:00 ambrief 9/11 memorial ceremony; volunteers sent to nearby projects <br />9:30 am – 12:00 pm puppet making for children, followed by a parade to the ice rink; <br />balloons, and face painting<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pm information tables; blood pressure screening<br />2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nia aerobic dancing<br />5:30 pm – 6:30 pm9/11 memorial service at nearby Sheridan Park, <br />Nichols & Burnett Avenue<br />SUNDAY<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pminformation tables; blood pressure screening<br />10:00 am – 12:00 pm music with kids and origami<br />11:00 am – 12:00 pm van tour of community gardens (maximum of 15 people; please sign up)<br />12:00 pm – 2:00 pmcrafts for kids; makings cards for victims of Gulf oil spill<br />1:00 pm – 2:00 pmstory telling<br />2:00 pm – 3:00 pm relaxation activity<br />3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Zumba (Latin music/exercise/dance)<br />NEEDED: Volunteers, food and snacks<br />Collecting donations of warm clothing and blankets, non-perishable food, children’s books, prom gowns, bicycles, diapers, musical instruments<br />
    • Nearby ProjectsBuild a labyrinth: Jowonio School needs your help in constructing a children’s labyrinth and sprucing up the school’s outdoor spaces. Bring work gloves and shovels.Dig in! Sunnycrest Park wants to send lots of volunteers into our city parks to clean up and plant trees.
    Downtown Activity Hub<br />September 11 & 12<br />UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1085 EAST GENESEE STREET<br />SATURDAY<br />9:00 amBrief 9/11 memorial service; volunteers sent to other projects<br />10:00 am – 11:00 amtry out musical instruments<br />10:00 am – 12:00 pmFood Bank demonstration<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pm Information tables; blood pressure screening, HIV testing, free legal advice and credit reviews<br />11:00 am – 12:00 pmchildren’s craft activities; jazz on the front steps  <br />SUNDAY<br />9:00 am – 10:00 am community breakfast<br />10:00 am – 12:00 pmblood pressure screening; crafts for kids; bake cookies to take to nearby first responders<br />NEEDED<br />Volunteers, food, snacks<br />Collecting donations of warm clothing and blankets, non-perishable food, children’s books, prom gowns, bicycles, diapers, musical instruments<br />Nearby ProjectHonor our infants: KJ’s Angels Memorial Fund needs your help from noon to 4:00 on Sunday, as they clean up and beautify the common area in Oakwood Cemetery on Comstock Avenue where infants are buried. Also needed are trash bags, rakes, and tools for digging and planting daffodils. Volunteers will gather at the Islamic Society (Mosque), across the street from the cemetery, to share a meal before getting to work.<br />West Side Activity Hub<br />September 11 & 12<br />ST. LUCY’S FOOD PANTRY/GYM - 432 GIFFORD STREET<br />SATURDAY<br />9:00 amBrief 9/11 memorial ceremony; volunteers sent to nearby projects<br />9:00 am – 4:00 pmpainting a mural in the food pantry<br />9:00 am – 10:30 amdrumming<br />10:00 am – 11:00 am dynamic exercises for mind and body (teens and adults)<br />10:00 am – 12:00 pmmaking friendship bracelets<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pmcrafts for kids, information tables; blood pressure screenings<br />10:30 am – 11:00 am opera singing<br />10:30 am – 12:30 pmstory telling; writing cards to the military<br />11:00 am – 12:00 pmvan tour of community gardens (15 people maximum; please sign up in advance)<br />11:00 am – 1:00 pmbike clinic<br />11:00 am – 4:00 pmLa Casita Cultural Center Project: ”The Big Draw: What is your story?”  <br />Creating a collective community story with visual and oral histories<br />12:00 pm – 1:00 pm hip-hop dancers, Zumba (Latin music/dance/exercise)<br />12:30 pm – 1:30 pmRaging Grannies singing group<br />1:00 pm – 2:00 pmNia aerobic dancing, youth theater performance<br />2:00 pm – 3:00 pm relaxation program<br />SUNDAY<br />10:00 am – 3:00 pmfood pantry open; check-in for volunteers at nearby projects<br />NEEDED: Volunteers, food and snacks<br />Collecting donations of warm clothing and blankets, non-perishable food, children’s books, prom gowns, bicycles, diapers, musical instruments<br />
    • Nearby ProjectsLandscape a center! Brady Faith Center needs help creating simple, lovely landscaping on its grounds.Prep a building: Huntington Family Centers, which assists families in need, needs your help cleaning out a recently purchased building. Set up and take down a puppet show: Imagining America needs help setting up a large-scale street show in Armory Square from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday and taking it down from 3 to 4:30 pm.  
    South Side Activity Hubs<br />September 11 & 12<br />MARY NELSON’S YOUTH CENTER, 2849 SOUTH SALINA STREET<br />SATURDAY<br />9:00 amBrief 9/11 memorial ceremony; volunteers sent to nearby projects<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pmcrafts for kids; make cards for victims of Gulf oil spill<br />12:00 pm – 1:00 pm poetry for adults and children<br />2:00 pm – 4:00 pmmusic and origami for children<br />SUNDAY<br />10:00 am – 4:00 pmopen for people to check in while working at nearby project sites<br />12:30 pm – 1:30 pmrelaxation activity<br />1:00 pm – 2:00 pm NIA aerobic dancing<br />2:30 pm – 3:30 pm storytelling and drawing<br />HOPPS MEMORIAL C.M.E. CHURCH, 1110 SOUTH STATE STREET<br />SATURDAY<br />9:00 ambrief 9/11 memorial ceremony; volunteers sent to nearby project sites<br />9:00 am – 4:00 PMfree yard sale, information tables<br />10:00 am – 2:00 pmblood pressure screening; HIV/AIDS screening; crafts for children<br />11:00 am – 12:00 pmrelaxation exercises<br />2:30 pm – 3:30 pmstories for children and drawing<br />3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nia aerobic dancing<br />Activity Center: Rahma Health Clinic, 3100 South Salna Street<br />SATURDAY Grand opening of free health clinic for uninsured people on the South Side<br />11:00 am Brief 9/11 memorial ceremony<br />11:30 am – 3:00 pmblood pressure checks; health screening; children’s activities; <br />henna painting for children<br />12:30 pm – 1:30 pmrelaxation activity<br />
    • Nearby ProjectsNewell Street Garden needs skilled volunteers to dig fence-post holes and mix and pour concrete. Person to Person Citizen Advocacy seeks people to play board games with residents of the Fahey and Cunningham Sunday, from 1:30 to 4:00.The Zen Center of Syracuse needs help clearing out underbrush on Saturday.NEEDED: Volunteers, food and snacks; collecting donations of warm clothing and blankets, non-perishable food, children’s books, prom gowns, bicycles, diapers, musical instruments