Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5th Annual SODA Track or Treat

Sunday, October 28, 2017
5:30 pm

5th Annual SODA

Penn-Vassar Park

A fun evening in the park for the whole family.

Kids "trick or treat" around the track at Penn-Vassar park and collect candy from decorated treat stations.

Prizes Best Candy Station

You do not have to be a SODA member to have a treat station or volunteer.
If you are interested in having a treat station, donating, or volunteering for this event; email Sarah Ford: sford@vividclean.com

Highlights from Track or Treat 2017

Friday, September 21, 2018

Join SODA!

"Why should I pay $15 for a membership? I get everything for free."
We hear that a lot. But without the support of our Association Members we would not be able to put on the great events we do for the neighborhood. Your support of $15 helps us reach more than just your family, helps us build community, helps us support our residents, businesses, and city. Please consider joining today and help us build an even better neighborhood. 


Unsure about what SODA actually does with your $15?

Here's a list of just our 2017-2018 Calendar Year events:
Weekly - SODA POP Trivia Team (Tuesdays)
March 9th - SODA General Meeting
March 25th - Spring Meetup
April 13th - SODA General Meeting
April 15th - Easter Egg Hunt - Approx 200 kids - Over 300 people attended
May 11th - SODA General Meeting
May 19th - 21th SODA Neighborhood Garage Sale - 14 sale locations
June 4th - Park Cleanup - Summer Stephens Pool
June 10th - SODA Summer Saturdays
June 14th - Taste of Dearborn - SODA Meetup (Adult social event)
July 22nd - Whitmore-Bolles Splash Pad Grand Opening (SODA Water Bottles)
August 12th - SODA Summer Saturdays
August 15th - Ten Eyck Floatie Night - SODA sponsored drinks
September 7th - SODA General Meeting
September 10th - Member Picnic
September 16th - SODA Members cleaned out the flower box at Penn-Vassar Park
September 22nd - SODA Summer Beautification Awards
September 23rd - 3nd Annual Movie Night in The Park - Approx 100 people
October 1st - Nov 3rd - Fall Adopt -A- Tree Well on Michigan Ave.
October 12th - Dearborn Candidates MEET & GREET
October 13th - Free SODA pop for Whitmore-Bolles Fall Fest
October 29th - 4th Annual SODA TRACK or TREAT - Over 3000 people
October 31st - SODA Halloween Decoration Awards
November 3rd - Dedication: Whitmore-Bolles Park Playground Equipment
November 9th - SODA General Meeting
December 18th - Annual SODA December Potluck Dinner
December 31st - SODA Holiday Decoration Awards
January 11th - SODA General Meeting
January 16th - Burgers & SODA event at Fall Sport Lounge
February 8th - SODA Annual Meeting
February 16th - Hawks' Nest Food

Monday, September 17, 2018

SODA Business Member Dues

At last month's meeting we discussed raising the dollar amount for SODA Business Member dues.
We will discuss this issue again on Oct. 11 and propose a vote on a possible change.
Your input is needed!

(Regular Members Dues will remain $15 per year / per household)

pollcode.com free polls

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Meeting Change Notice

Due to personal scheduling issues we're not going to be presenting to the Master Gardner Association of Wayne County meeting tonight. We'll post information for a future meeting when we will present our completed flower box project. Sorry for any inconvenience 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Traffic Commission & Master Gardener Association of Wayne County

There are two important meetings next week.
Please see the dates, times, and related information below:

Traffic Commission Meeting 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:00 pm

Dearborn Police Department
Check in at the visitors desk in the lobby

*Proposal to remove 15 minute parking signs on Monroe.
Questions regarding traffic safety proposals to remove several neighborhood stop signs.

Master Gardener Association of Wayne County
Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:00 pm

University of Michigan Environmental Interpretive Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

The Environmental Interpretive Center is located on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn).

The Center is on the corner of Fair Lane Drive and Monteith Boulevard.
Visitor parking is available in the third level of the Monteith parking Structure adjacent to the Center. There is a $0.50 per hour parking fee payable at the self-serve kiosk on that level. There is a bus drop-off/pick-up area in front of the Center.

See map at:

*Representatives from SODA will provide an update on our neighborhood beautification

Healthy Dearborn Walk n' Roll - The Mighty Oak Cafe

Healthy Dearborn Walk N Roll

The Mighty Oak Cafe
20219 Carlysle St., Suite D, Dearborn, Michigan 48124

Wednesday, September 12 at 6:00 PM

WE WALK n ROLL at promptly at 6:30p

The Mighty Oak Cafe & Bistro is a SODA Business Member in the old Adray Appliance building in the SODA Neighborhood. They will have some treats for us to try before we Walk n Roll. Everyone is welcome!!

In past years, Healthy Dearborn Walk N Roll has met at a different park each week. This year, they are not only meeting at some of the more obscure parks in the city, but also at some of their favorite small businesses throughout the city.

2018 has been a fun year as they explore the city and the small businesses that it has to offer, and Healthy Dearborn Walk N Roll continues through the end of October.

Check out www.bikedearborn.com to additional locations and times

*Rollers: Be sure to do regular maintenance and safety checks on your bikes, pump your tires, bring along an extra tube, lights, and water. Helmets are strongly recommended. Routes will be approximately 6 miles long.

*Walkers: Bring your best walking shoes and water. Routes will be approx 2-2.5 miles long.

**All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

No walker or roller left behind! We are a no drop group that will ride/walk at a pace comfortable for all in attendance. We encourage all ages and skill levels to join us!
Be sure to join our Healthy Dearborn Walk n Roll group to ask questions and post pictures from the Walk n Rolls that you attend!

Healthy Dearborn Walk n Roll is a collaboration between the Healthy Dearborn Coalition (Beaumont Health, City of Dearborn Government, and Dearborn Public Schools) and Bike Dearborn While City of Dearborn supports our efforts, the Healthy Dearborn Walk n Roll runs independent of the City of Dearborn and its services.
**You are responsible for your own well-being while participating in a roll or walk.