Friday, April 1, 2011

#160: Keep South Bend Beautiful's Discussion and Social Gathering

First things first, it’s First Friday’s! This time brought to you on the first day of the month! Join the DTSB crew and celebrate the beginning of the month of April in a variety of South Bend-centric ways. Some things I’m looking forward to seeing are the photography exhibitions at the South Bend Museum of Art and ArtPost, the Friends of the Library monthly book-sale, and the beginning of the KeyBank Concert Series at CJ’s Pub, this time featuring Venetia Sekema.

As it is the first day of the month (April Fool’s pranks notwithstanding), today is also the first day of National Keep America Beautiful month, National Volunteer Month, and National Landscape Architecture Month. In honor of all of these firsts, Keep South Bend Beautiful, a local organization dedicated to “uniting people to build community, improve health, and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement” is hosting an event entitled “White City Principles in Northern Indiana Cities” that features two speakers and discussion about the “City Beautiful Movement” and the history of community-based architecture in the Midwest. More information on this fascinating topic can be found here.

In addition to the sure-to-be-informative discussion, Keep South Bend Beautiful is hosting a social gathering at Fiddler’s Hearth where anyone can drop in to meet some of South Bend’s own local landscape architects. Both events and KSBB themselves are innovative and exciting additions to the local “green” scene and the burgeoning collection of active South Bend enthusiasts.

For more information on Keep South Bend Beautiful and all of their upcoming events, check out their Facebook page here and their website here.

Kickoff Presentation on the “City Beautiful Movement”
Where: Boy Scouts of America: LaSalle Council Scout Center, 1340 South Bend Avenue
When: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Social Gathering
Where: Fiddler’s Hearth
When: 8:00pm-10:00pm

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! We've had a great turn-out for all of our events this April and, as always, we're excited for thing to come. Stay in touch!