Stop in and visit our neighbors to the south in Audubon Park, on Saturday April 27th from 11am-2pm.
The 2013 Spring WingDing, the Audubon neighborhood's annual celebration, will be held at the Audubon Park Recreation Center, 1320 29th Ave. NE.
There will be a range of games for kids of all ages. In addition to indoor games for the little one, the Northeast Middle School (NEMS) Athletic Department will arrange outdoor sports or indoor contests (such as football throwing), depending on the weather. Some of these activities will serve as a fundraiser for the department.
As for entertainment, there will be a full day. Bands and choirs from both NEMS and Edison are schedule to perform, and there may be dramatic presentations, as well.
As before, local restaurants and the Co-op are donating food to the event. Food service will once again serve as a school fundraiser, this time for Edison High School's Tommie Boosters, a parents' group. They are planning to use the funds for a "Senior Lock-in", an overnight activity for the students.
Those who have attended the last three WingDings have noted that it always seems to rain the last weekend in April. It's jinxed! In the past, all the activities have been moved into the Rec Center. However, the available space has limited the range of activities that could be held.Therefore, the back-up this year will be the NEMS gymnasium at 2955 Hayes St NE. Using this facility will enable entertainment and athletic events to be held inside if it rains. There will also be access to the cafeteria for food and the auditorium for entertainment.
The decision whether to move the event will be made at 8am that morning. If in doubt, you may call the Audubon Park Recreation Center at 612-370-4910 to find out if the event has been moved.