Greetings Armory Parkers,
Easter is upon us, and we wanted to keep everyone in the loop about some of our offerings at St. Andrew’s. For a complete list of our services and events, please visit http://www.standrewstucson.azdiocese.org/ or our Facebook page at St. Andrew’s Tucson. Here are some highlights:
- Second Saturday Gathering- Tonight at 5:30pm: This interactive service includes the regular elements of Gathering: a casual atmosphere, wonderful music, and discussion. This month’s gathering will also be an interactive walk through of the events of Holy Week. It is a very kid-friendly event as well.
- Tenebrae- Wednesday at 7pm: Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.” Experience this stunning service of ancient chants, Psalms and readings. The time ends in solemn darkness.
- Maundy Thursday- Thursday at 6pm: This interactive service begins with a simple shared Agape meal to commemorate the last supper and walks through the events of the last night of Jesus’ life, including feet washing and stripping of the altar. The service will end with a vigil that goes through the night.
- Via Crucis- Friday at 7pm: Experience 14 Stations of the Cross as the choir and organist Jeffri Sanders under the direction of Sheldon Curry offer Franz Liszt’s poignant masterpiece – Via Crucis.
- Easter Vigil- Saturday at 7pm: This service begins with a traditional lighting of the first fire and paschal candle, and singing of the exultant. We will share stories of salvation from Hebrew Scriptures and celebrate our baptism and concludes with a late night observance of resurrection.
Please plan to join us.
Meeting – Tuesday, April 8 – 7:00 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Potluck - Sunday, April 13 – 4 to 6 pm., 612 S. 5th Ave
What a weekend! From what I could see, Cyclovia and the Hullabaloo were a great success.
This Tuesday, the Board will have it’s April meeting. We have quite a bit of business to discuss: The spat of recent robberies in the area, reports of disturbances at the Maracana Indoor Sports Arena, the Bus Riders’ Union, the possibility of using NextDoor instead of YahooGroups, proposed redevelopment of the Downtown Motor Hotel, and the Entertainment District (Agenda). Please join us if you would like to contribute, or have an issue you want to raise.
Also, Brian Bateman and Thom Melendez have graciously volunteered to host our Spring Potluck this year. The APNA Board will provide a main dish and beverages (including a limited supply of spirits-feel free to bring more). Neighbors should bring a side dish such as a salad or dessert and whatever utensils necessary for serving your dish (If cooking is out of the question, just come help with the dishes!). Also, Thom and Brian would like to make this a “green/eco-friendly” potluck and ask that everyone make an effort to bring their own plate, fork, etc. so that we can cut down on the disposable waste in an attempt to be environmentally conscious. Don’t worry, if you forget to bring your own place setting, we will make sure there is an extra supply so no one goes hungry! Also, wear a swimsuit and bring a towel, if you are so inclined.
I look forward to seeing you all soon,
Become a Cyclovia Tucson Volunteer HERE!
Cyclovia Tucson, a program of Living Streets Alliance (LSA), is Arizona’s largest FREE public event that opens 5-6 miles of streets to people of all ages and abilities to walk, jog, bike, dance, socialize and just PLAY in the streets for a day.
Cyclovia Tucson connects neighborhoods with local businesses, children with physical activity, neighbors with each other, and provides the broader community with a NEW EXPERIENCE and SENSE OF WONDER within their own city.
Cyclovia Tucson (on April 6th) is jazzed about having you VOLUNTEER because people like you make the event a success! Individual or Groups of Volunteers help out in a variety of ways to let people know about Cyclovia Tucson, before and during the event!
Springtime in Tucson is always a good excuse for a neighborhood get-together, so why not make it a potluck!
Brian Bateman and Thom Melendez have graciously offered to host this year’s potluck at their home, 612 S. 5th Ave, on Sunday, April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. The APNA Board will provide a main dish and beverages (limited alcoholic beverages, feel free to help supplement the bar); neighbors should bring a side dish such as a salad or dessert and whatever utensils necessary for serving your dish. If you are unable to bring a dish, we could use help with the dishes instead: Thom and Brian would like to make this a “green/eco-friendly” potluck and ask that everyone make an effort to bring their own plate, fork, etc. so that we can cut down on the disposable waste in an attempt to be environmentally conscious. Don’t worry, if you forget to bring your own place setting, we will make sure there is an extra supply so no one goes hungry! Also, wear a swimsuit and bring a towel, if you are so inclined.
Hope to see everyone on Sunday, April 13th.
March 11, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
I wanted to extend another invitation to our General Meeting. During the meeting, representatives from Poster, Frost, Mirto will discuss the Downtown Links Land Use Urban Design Plan (as well as some fantastic acronyms). The “DLUOD” will help “carry forward the revitalization goals and objectives of the greater Tucson Downtown, the adjacent neighborhoods, the adjacent districts, and the various property owners and stakeholders.” In addition, they seek to avoid controversies like those seen at the Maingate development and The District, and to help launch the planning process for the Streetcar Land Use and Development Implementation Plan (“SLUP”).
I’ve attached documents forwarded by their representative, Evren Sonmez, which outline their work and show exactly where the proposed changes will affect Armory Park. Please take a look:
Also, representatives from Tucson Hullabaloo and Cyclovia have been invited to discuss their upcoming events. I think most are familiar with Cyclovia, but if not, their website is here: http://www.cycloviatucson.org. Hullabaloo is joining forces with Cyclovia this year to bring family activities and live music to Armory Park on April 5th and 6th. They’re hoping for a great turn out. But with the increased number of park visitors (they estimate between 6,000 and 8,000 participants), they want to reach out and learn how they can make the Hullabaloo an enjoyable experience for everyone, including neighbors near the park. Please join us on Tuesday to learn more.
Last but not least, take a look at our spiffy new newsletter if you haven’t received one yet:
Armory Park Newsletter
Thanks as always,