Mid-September 2011

Dear University Park Neighbor,

The following are the announcements for mid-September 2011 brought to you by the University Park Community Council (UPCC). We are finalizing all the details for the 125th Celebration and hope to see you there. There are a few other important things happening in our neighborhood as well, so please read on.

  • University Park 125th Anniversary Celebration: Then and Now
    • September 25th at Observatory Park. Click for more details.
      • 2:45 Gather on steps of Observatory for Walking Tour
      • 3pm Walking Tour guided by historians, authors and residents Don and Carolyn Etter
      • 3pm Social Hour and poster sales begin
      • 4pm Program in front of Observatory, live art auction followed by tree dedication
      • 5pm Pot Luck and Picnic on Warren Street (Bring blankets and/or chairs)
    • UPark resident and artist Betsy Johnson Welty has created a beautiful painting to commemorative the event. The piece was used to make prints we are selling for $20 at the event. We will also have a live auction selling the paintingat the end of the program (about 4:15pm). Charlie Brown has also donated a painting of the Observatory that we will be auctioning as well.
    • We are still in need of some additional music for the event for 15 minute slots. If interested, email vp@upcc.us.
    • We need volunteers on the day of the event. We have a variety of needs. Learn more or email vp@upcc.us if you are willing to help.
  • There is a community meeting TONIGHT, about Merrill and the C3 School proposed co-location. The event is hosted by the Office of Community Engagement and is 5:30PM – 7:00PM at Merrill. More info.
  • UPark Gardening Committee invites UPark neighbors to help us celebrate the UN International Day of Peace in our Peace Garden behind the gym on Wednesday,September 21 from 3:45 to 4:45. This garden was dedicated to the school in 1998 however it needs some TLC, so bring some gloves and come ready to help us spruce it up.
  • Free Tickets and Invitation to South High Homecoming Game: Sept. 23 FRIDAY at 4pm at All City Stadium. South is offering free tickets to those who would like to attend this Friday’s homecoming game. Please email your last name and number of people in your group to Ann Shiveley at annshive1@gmail.com. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis.
  • We posted a rendering of the new building at the corner of Evans and University (One Observatory Place).
  • UPCC General Meeting October 5th at 6:30pm. We will have the history exhibit from the 125th celebration at the meeting and speakers include Councilman Brown, Principal Williams, and reps from DU, Mayor’s Office, and DPL Western History Department.
  • The Mom’preneur Marketplace is set for November 5th at UPark Elementary. If you have handmade goods or a small business you might want to think about being a vendor. Learn more.
  • Observatory play ground users, please remember to put the toys in the Community Toy BinThe City is threatening to remove the toy bin if the toys are not put in the bin.
  • Safety Update:
    • We have updated our safety page with tips to keep you and your neighborhood a safe place to live
    • Let’s spruce up our neighborhood before Sunday by getting rid of graffiti! Call or email Dana at vp@upcc.us or 303.920.0193 to get your supplies
  • Coyote population is expanding as the pups begin to find their own territories. Please watch out for them, and watch your pets – keep cats in after dark. As always, make noise to scare off coyotes, let them know they are not welcome in your territory.
  • Denver Public Schools has school board elections this fall. Our neighborhood will be voting for two candidates: District 1 and the At Large. Distrcit 1 candidates are Anne Rowe & Emily Lipp Sirota and the At Large Board candidates are John Daniel, Frank Deserino, Happy Haynes, Roger Kilgore, Jacqui Shumway. We encourage you to take the time to get to know the canidates and to vote.
    • A DPS SE School Board Candidate Forum will be held Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in the TJ Auditorium
  • Accelerated Schools is installing a new garden and outdoor classroom and would love neighborhood involvement in the future. Email Bryon Gentry atbgentry@acceleratedschools.org for more information.
  • Final meeting in a series of public meetings for improvements to Washington Park on September 20th.Learn more if you are interested in attended.
  • Washington Park Running Trail improvements begin 9/19/11 and should be finished by October 31st.
  • Consider supporting the UPCC.

Other of Upcoming Events: 

  • There are still Free Pig Roasts every Friday at 7pm at Crimson and Gold on University & Asbury. Get there on time because once it runs out, there is no more until the following Friday.
  • Afternoon Tea at Accelerated Schools October 1st from 2 – 4pm
  • Saturday, October 1st, Public Viewing Chamberlin Observatory.
  • UPCC General Meeting October 5th at 6:30pm. We will have the history exhibit from the 125th celebration at the meeting and speakers include Councilman Brown, Principal Williams, and reps from DU, Mayor’s Office, and DPL Western History Department.
  • Jiaqi “Dragon” Long piano concert at Bethany Lutheran Church on October 23rd from 1-3pm. This is a benefit for Accelerated Schools.
  • Saturday, November 5th. Mom’preneur Marketplace and Family Fun Run at Upark Elementary.

The University Park Community Council, (UPCC) mission is to promote and enhance the quality of life in the University Park Neighborhood. Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you on Sunday!


Tom Gonnella and Dana Strand O’Connor, on behalf of the UPCC Board
president@upcc.us and vp@upcc.us

To donate visit https://upcc.us/support.