NPU-S General Meeting *this* Thursday, April 18

This Thursday the 18th will be our NPU General Meeting for April 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This month we'll have two presentations, on lowering your water and power bills. There will also be two voting items, a Jazz concert at John A White Park and a zoning variance.

And, of course, reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more!

See you there!

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaApr2019

Road closure on Campbellton - Thursday 4/18 8am-8pm


This Thursday, from 8am to 8pm, filming will shut down a section of Campbellton Road from Venetian to Alma.  Detour routes are as follows:

  • Eastbound: take a left on Alma, a right on Venetian, and merge left back into Campbellton.
  • Westbound: take a right on Venetian, a left on Sarah Harden Dr, and a right back onto Campbellton.
The filming is for the new Starz series P-Valley. 

Contact name on set Jeremy Tan


Contact number on set 2404762609 

NPU-S Calendar April 15-21

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, April 15 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Beecher-Donnelly Community Association -7pm, West End Family Life & Community Center (1191 Donnelly Ave SW). Covers the area between Oakland Drive and Cascade, from Richland to Donnelly. 
  • Thursday, April 18 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). Two voting items, two presentations. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaApr2019.
  • Saturday, April 20 - Westridge-Sandtown Community Cleanup -  Peggy Quick Park (Intersection of Venetian and Sandtown).  Cleanup is in lieu of the standard meeting. Contact Quadrus at VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com.
  • Saturday, April 20 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road) Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com

External Events

  • Wednesday, April 19 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audobon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, and Westwood Terrace.
  • Saturday, April 20 - Atlanta Planning Advisory Board General Meeting - 10am, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave)

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

13th Annual Urban Forest Festival - Saturday, April 13

Celebrate Spring at the 13th Annual Urban Forest Festival at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC), "The Gateway to the Atlanta Children's Forest Network, where Atlanta meets Nature." 

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), Red Bike & Green-Atlanta (RBG-ATL), and Fort Negrita will host this Earth-inspired celebration.

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11 am - 4 pm.
1442 Richland Rd, SW Atlanta, GA 30310

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, family-friendly and fun-filled for the whole family. Families are invited to learn about our incredible urban forests and their wildlife inhabitants. There will be educational and entertaining exhibits, live wildlife, guided hikes and tours of the 26-acre OAC urban forest, food sampling, giveaways, and hands-on activities and demonstrations by WAWA, NWF’s Earth Tomorrow Program, the USDA Forest Service, and other partners.

For more details, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-urban-forest-festival-tickets-58351291283

Correction - OCCO Saturday Meeting

Brief correction - in the NPU calendar for this week, we incorrectly listed the meeting time for the Oakland City Community Organization's Saturday meeting. The listing said 6:30pm, but it's at 10am.

The meeting will be held

Saturday, April 13, 10am
Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ
1137 Avon Ave


NPU-S Calendar - April 7-14



Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, April 8 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, April 9 - Graymont Drive Neighborhood Organization - 6:30pm, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church (1558 Venetian Dr). Monthly meeting of GDNA, which operates over Graymont, Elizabeth, Lockwood, and Westmont. Contact DionneMoore2015@gmail.com for more information. 
  • Saturday, April 13 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road) Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Saturday, April 13 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Saturday, April 13 - Oakland City Community Association (Quarterly Special Meeting) - 6:30pm 10am, Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ (1137 Avon Ave). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Sunday, April 14 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
    • 2:30 pm, Land Use Team - covering zoning, code enforcement, transportation, and related topics. For more information contact land@npu-s.org.
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
    • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

External Events

  • Monday, April 8 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Rick McDevitt Youth Center (1040 Crew Street
    SW). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Wednesday, April 10 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucille Avenue SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Reentry from Incarceration Conference

The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network will hold the second annual "Reentry from Incarceration Through Entrepreneurship Services" (RITES) Project on Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Presenters and Panelists include the following:

  • The Georgia Department of Community Supervision
  • The Georgia Justice Project
  • The New Georgia Project
  • Southern Women's and Girls Restorative Justice Alliance
  • Restore Her
  • Trans Power International
  • First Step Staffing

Registration is free. Lunch will be provided to all pre-registered attendees who RSVP by Friday, April 19, 2019. 

Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals for FY20 Grant Cycle

Forwarded courtesy of Councilmember Winslow:
The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts & Community Organization Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta's means of granting public funding to the arts and cultural activities, has opened its grant proposal process for the upcoming FY20 Grant Cycle.

Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists based and producing work within the city of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should submit a proposal by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2019. Both general operating and project-based funding proposals are accepted.

The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the city of Atlanta. Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists:

  • Major Arts Organizations 
  • Arts Organizations 
  • Community Cultural Development Organizations 
  • Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU's) and Neighborhood Organizations 
  • Individual Artist Projects 
  • Emerging Artist Award 

The City of Atlanta added $1M to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs' FY '19 budget, in the current grant cycle, CAS awarded more than $2 million to artists and organizations.

"We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta's cultural vitality", states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. "Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta."

All new applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting proposals to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

For more details including workshop information, access to the application and guidelines, go to http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=contracts-for-arts-services or contact Monica Prothro at mdprothro@atlantaga.gov.

NPU-S Calendar - April 1-6

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events
  • Monday, April 1 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Saturday, April 6 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road) Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
External Events
  • Wednesday, Apr 3 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm,  Adams Park Recreation Center (1620 Delowe Dr). Covers the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamond Park, and Southwest

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!