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‘Community Picnic’ at Westside Center Aug. 27

       The public is invited to the Westside Community Center Sunday, Aug. 27 from noon to 2 p.m.
       It's no coincidence that it's around lunchtime.
       Titled the “Community Picnic,” the event will offer free food and drink, along with games, music, booths, safety information tours of the facility and a chance to meet instructors of classes at the center.
       Set in the former Buena Vista Elementary School, 1628 W. Bijou St., the get-together was organized by center staff and volunteers to help promote the center and its activities for the Westside, according to marketing coordinator Aundrea Fuller.
       The center “strives to bring many people together to act as one body to enhance the community,” states a promotional flyer.
       Another feature of the event, Fuller noted, will be to highlight the history behind the playground at the northeast corner of the property. City Parks plans to install new play equipment, replacing pieces that were installed after an intensive community/school effort in 1995 when the site was still Buena Vista. (See article on playground public meeting at left.)
       As part of that history, “We will be displaying the original time capsule that was placed by Buena Vista Elementary students and the community over 20 years ago,” Fuller said.
       For more information, call the Westside Community Center at 385-7920 x100.
       Also at the center…
       New this summer in Cottage A (16th and Bijou) is “Music Jams,” organized by the Black Rose Acoustic Society.
       Scheduled Thursdays at 7 p.m., the sessions are open to singers or acoustic musicians, from beginners to advanced. “We'll offer bluegrass, folk, swing, gospel and oldies jams, each led from song books by one of our enthusiastic volunteers,” a press release states.
       A $2 donation is requested to help pay for the room rental.
       Black Rose is a nonprofit roots music organization.
       For more information, go to blackroseacoustic.org.

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